The table below looks at the statistics for Lucene skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lucene over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Lucene
Rank 571 511 495
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -16
Contract jobs citing Lucene 28 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.11% 0.098%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.42% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 35
Average daily rate
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£550 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £353 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Lucene
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lucene within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Lucene Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lucene
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lucene within the UK.

Lucene Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lucene
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lucene within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Lucene Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lucene
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lucene within the UK.

Lucene Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lucene
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lucene within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 28 £550 +22.22% 33
London -23 24 £550 +13.40% 17
City of London 0 7 £588 +6.81% 4
South East -32 3 £338 -36.32% 13
Surrey +2 1 £338 -44.67% 4
Guildford -9 1 £338 -44.67% 1
Berkshire -9 1 £400 -11.11% 5
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Brighton - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £605 - 1
South West - 1 £605 - 2
Basingstoke - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Fordingbridge - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 2
Rochdale - - - - 1
Staines - - - - 2
Warrington - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Hinckley - - - -

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Lucene also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lucene.

1 50 (78.13%) Java
2 39 (60.94%) Apache Solr
3 32 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
4 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (35.94%) TDD
5 23 (35.94%) HTML
6 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
6 21 (32.81%) NoSQL
7 20 (31.25%) RESTful
8 19 (29.69%) Web Services
9 18 (28.13%) UNIX
9 18 (28.13%) Apache
10 16 (25.00%) Spring
11 15 (23.44%) SOA
11 15 (23.44%) CSS
11 15 (23.44%) Scala
12 14 (21.88%) MVC
13 13 (20.31%) Finance
13 13 (20.31%) CMS
13 13 (20.31%) Hibernate
13 13 (20.31%) Linux
13 13 (20.31%) Hadoop
14 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
14 12 (18.75%) Computer Science
14 12 (18.75%) Mentoring
14 12 (18.75%) Tomcat
15 11 (17.19%) XML
15 11 (17.19%) C#
15 11 (17.19%) SQL
15 11 (17.19%) .NET

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Lucene also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lucene. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (60.94%) Apache Solr
2 32 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (28.13%) Apache
4 13 (20.31%) CMS
5 12 (18.75%) Tomcat
6 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 8 (12.50%) Apache Spark
7 7 (10.94%) WebSphere
8 6 (9.38%) Node.js
8 6 (9.38%) Mule
8 6 (9.38%) Adobe CQ
9 5 (7.81%) Orchard CMS
9 5 (7.81%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (4.69%) OpenStack
10 3 (4.69%) Escenic
10 3 (4.69%) nginx
10 3 (4.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (3.13%) Umbraco
11 2 (3.13%) Alfresco
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) SaaS
2 3 (4.69%) PaaS
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.69%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.13%) GitHub
4 1 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) SNA
3 1 (1.56%) SAN
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.81%) NoSQL
2 13 (20.31%) Hadoop
3 10 (15.63%) MongoDB
3 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
4 7 (10.94%) Big Data
4 7 (10.94%) MarkLogic
5 6 (9.38%) MySQL
5 6 (9.38%) RavenDB
6 5 (7.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (7.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (7.81%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
7 4 (6.25%) Redis
8 3 (4.69%) CouchDB
8 3 (4.69%) Apache Hive
8 3 (4.69%) Impala
8 3 (4.69%) DataStax
9 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
9 2 (3.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.06%) Maven
3 5 (7.81%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.25%) JUnit
5 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.13%) JIRA
6 2 (3.13%) Subversion
6 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.13%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.56%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.56%) Ant
7 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.56%) Xcode
7 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.56%) YourKit
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 44 (68.75%) Developer
2 29 (45.31%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Architect
4 8 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.94%) .NET Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Scala Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.13%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.13%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Data Architect
10 2 (3.13%) Hadoop Developer
10 2 (3.13%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Database Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.94%) HTML
2 20 (31.25%) RESTful
3 19 (29.69%) Web Services
4 16 (25.00%) Spring
5 15 (23.44%) CSS
6 13 (20.31%) Hibernate
7 11 (17.19%) XML
7 11 (17.19%) .NET
7 11 (17.19%) jQuery
8 9 (14.06%) HTML5
8 9 (14.06%) Ajax
8 9 (14.06%) J2EE
8 9 (14.06%) ASP.NET
9 8 (12.50%) AngularJS
10 6 (9.38%) SOAP
10 6 (9.38%) XHTML
11 5 (7.81%) SAML
11 5 (7.81%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (7.81%) LINQ
11 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Computer Science
2 9 (14.06%) Open Source
3 5 (7.81%) NHS
4 4 (6.25%) PKI
5 3 (4.69%) Reference Data
5 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.69%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.13%) User Experience
6 2 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.13%) Replication
6 2 (3.13%) Social Network
7 1 (1.56%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.56%) RIA
7 1 (1.56%) W3C
7 1 (1.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) UNIX
2 13 (20.31%) Linux
3 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.94%) TDD
3 15 (23.44%) SOA
4 14 (21.88%) MVC
5 12 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 10 (15.63%) Scrum
7 9 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.94%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (10.94%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.38%) BDD
9 6 (9.38%) OO
10 5 (7.81%) ITIL
10 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.81%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.81%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.81%) Workflow
11 4 (6.25%) ETL
11 4 (6.25%) Analytics
12 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
12 3 (4.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 50 (78.13%) Java
2 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
3 15 (23.44%) Scala
4 11 (17.19%) C#
4 11 (17.19%) SQL
5 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.81%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.81%) Python
6 5 (7.81%) Perl
6 5 (7.81%) Ruby
7 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
8 2 (3.13%) PHP
8 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.13%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.56%) XPath
9 1 (1.56%) Groovy
9 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.56%) XQuery
9 1 (1.56%) JPQL
9 1 (1.56%) HQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (6.25%) OpenSSO
1 4 (6.25%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) Adobe
3 5 (7.81%) ATG
3 5 (7.81%) Endeca
3 5 (7.81%) BEA
3 5 (7.81%) IBM
4 3 (4.69%) Sun
5 2 (3.13%) Google
5 2 (3.13%) EPiServer
5 2 (3.13%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.13%) Percona
5 2 (3.13%) Palantir
6 1 (1.56%) Datameer
6 1 (1.56%) Hadapt
6 1 (1.56%) MapR
6 1 (1.56%) Platfora
6 1 (1.56%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.56%) Cloudera
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