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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Lucene
Rank 587 580 537
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -43
Contract jobs citing Lucene 39 25 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.049% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.18% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 45
Average daily rate £450 £425 £436
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £583 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £333 £375
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14629 13646 13172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 26.67% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10112 9088 8227
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 196 270
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.37 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 14 February 2016.

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 19 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 35 £450 +5.88% 23
London +7 21 £465 +8.77% 12
South West +3 5 £425 -29.16% 3
Dorset - 5 £425 - 2
Bournemouth - 4 £431 - 2
South East +14 3 £350 +7.69% 1
North East - 3 £375 -
Surrey - 3 £350 - 1
Redhill - 3 £350 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £375 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £375 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
City of London +44 1 £638 +54.54% 3
North West -12 1 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Wirral - 1 - -

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (63.29%) Java
2 49 (62.03%) Elasticsearch
3 44 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (48.10%) Apache Solr
5 29 (36.71%) HTML
6 28 (35.44%) JavaScript
6 28 (35.44%) TDD
7 25 (31.65%) SQL
8 21 (26.58%) Spring
8 21 (26.58%) NoSQL
9 19 (24.05%) BDD
9 19 (24.05%) AngularJS
9 19 (24.05%) CSS
10 18 (22.78%) C#
10 18 (22.78%) Big Data
11 17 (21.52%) .NET
12 16 (20.25%) MongoDB
12 16 (20.25%) jQuery
13 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
13 15 (18.99%) HTML5
14 14 (17.72%) RESTful
14 14 (17.72%) Hadoop
14 14 (17.72%) JSON
14 14 (17.72%) XML
14 14 (17.72%) E-Commerce
15 13 (16.46%) DevOps
16 12 (15.19%) Unix
16 12 (15.19%) Multithreading
17 11 (13.92%) Open Source
17 11 (13.92%) Oracle

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 49 (62.03%) Elasticsearch
2 38 (48.10%) Apache Solr
3 8 (10.13%) CMS
4 7 (8.86%) Apache Spark
4 7 (8.86%) Mule
5 6 (7.59%) Apache
6 5 (6.33%) Confluence
6 5 (6.33%) SAS
7 4 (5.06%) Node.js
8 3 (3.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Drupal
8 3 (3.80%) Liferay
8 3 (3.80%) Mule ESB
8 3 (3.80%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
8 3 (3.80%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (2.53%) IIS
9 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.59%) GitHub
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.06%) SaaS
4 3 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.80%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.53%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) SNA
2 2 (2.53%) SSL
3 1 (1.27%) Firewall
3 1 (1.27%) HTTP
3 1 (1.27%) LDAP
3 1 (1.27%) SAN
3 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (26.58%) NoSQL
2 18 (22.78%) Big Data
3 16 (20.25%) MongoDB
4 14 (17.72%) Hadoop
5 10 (12.66%) CouchDB
5 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
6 9 (11.39%) Apache Hive
7 8 (10.13%) Impala
7 8 (10.13%) MySQL
7 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
7 8 (10.13%) Spark SQL
7 8 (10.13%) Sqoop
8 6 (7.59%) Couchbase
9 4 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (5.06%) HBase
9 4 (5.06%) Redis
10 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (2.53%) Voldemort
11 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (1.27%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.39%) JIRA
3 8 (10.13%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.33%) Maven
5 5 (6.33%) Subversion
6 3 (3.80%) Bitbucket
6 3 (3.80%) Bower
6 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.80%) Grunt
6 3 (3.80%) gulp
6 3 (3.80%) Jasmine
6 3 (3.80%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (3.80%) Mocha
6 3 (3.80%) NUnit
7 2 (2.53%) JUnit
7 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Publishing
4 3 (3.80%) Automotive
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (74.68%) Developer
2 32 (40.51%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.72%) C# Developer
3 14 (17.72%) Lucene Developer
4 11 (13.92%) .NET Developer
5 10 (12.66%) Agile Developer
5 10 (12.66%) C# .NET Developer
5 10 (12.66%) Elasticsearch Developer
6 9 (11.39%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Scala Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Solr Developer
8 7 (8.86%) Architect
8 7 (8.86%) Senior Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Angular Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Java Architect
9 6 (7.59%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (6.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (6.33%) Hadoop Developer
11 4 (5.06%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (36.71%) HTML
2 21 (26.58%) Spring
3 19 (24.05%) AngularJS
3 19 (24.05%) CSS
4 17 (21.52%) .NET
5 16 (20.25%) jQuery
6 15 (18.99%) HTML5
7 14 (17.72%) JSON
7 14 (17.72%) RESTful
7 14 (17.72%) XML
8 11 (13.92%) Hibernate
9 10 (12.66%) Web Services
10 9 (11.39%) ASP.NET
10 9 (11.39%) J2EE
11 6 (7.59%) Middleware
11 6 (7.59%) SOAP
12 4 (5.06%) ActiveMQ
12 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (5.06%) CSS3
12 4 (5.06%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.33%) Semantic Web
2 4 (5.06%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.06%) User Experience
3 3 (3.80%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.80%) PKI
3 3 (3.80%) Social Network
4 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.53%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.27%) Blog
5 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.27%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Unix
2 10 (12.66%) Linux
3 4 (5.06%) Windows
4 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.53%) Android
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.44%) TDD
3 19 (24.05%) BDD
4 14 (17.72%) E-Commerce
5 13 (16.46%) DevOps
6 12 (15.19%) Multithreading
7 11 (13.92%) ETL
7 11 (13.92%) Open Source
7 11 (13.92%) Scrum
8 10 (12.66%) SOA
9 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
9 9 (11.39%) Kanban
9 9 (11.39%) RDF
9 9 (11.39%) Workflow
10 8 (10.13%) OO
10 8 (10.13%) Parallel Processing
10 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.86%) Data Cleansing
11 7 (8.86%) MVC
11 7 (8.86%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 50 (63.29%) Java
2 28 (35.44%) JavaScript
3 25 (31.65%) SQL
4 18 (22.78%) C#
5 9 (11.39%) Scala
5 9 (11.39%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.06%) Apex Code
7 3 (3.80%) C
7 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.80%) Ruby
7 3 (3.80%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.53%) Python
8 2 (2.53%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.53%) XPath
8 2 (2.53%) XQuery
9 1 (1.27%) AWK
9 1 (1.27%) Groovy
9 1 (1.27%) Perl
9 1 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (1.27%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Degree
1 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
1 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) Dublin Core
2 5 (6.33%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.13%) Apache Flume
2 3 (3.80%) Docker
3 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) HDFS
3 1 (1.27%) oVirt
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) Kibana
2 5 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.33%) Puppet
3 3 (3.80%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.80%) OpenSSO
4 2 (2.53%) Ansible
4 2 (2.53%) Mesos
5 1 (1.27%) Packer
Vendors
1 11 (13.92%) Oracle
2 8 (10.13%) Talend
3 7 (8.86%) Endeca
4 5 (6.33%) Atlassian
4 5 (6.33%) Palantir
5 4 (5.06%) Adobe
5 4 (5.06%) hybris
5 4 (5.06%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.80%) Apigee
6 3 (3.80%) ATG
6 3 (3.80%) BEA
6 3 (3.80%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.80%) WSO2
7 2 (2.53%) ESRI
7 2 (2.53%) IBM
8 1 (1.27%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.27%) Google
8 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.27%) Sun
8 1 (1.27%) VMware
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