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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Lucene
Rank 546 500 495
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -5
Contract jobs citing Lucene 30 66 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.13% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.49% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 48 33
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£430 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £368 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 February 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 February 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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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 -54 30 £430 -1.71% 20
London -49 25 £490 +10.42% 11
City of London 0 8 £550 +4.76% 5
North West -13 2 £316 -15.66% 3
South West - 2 £603 - 3
Bristol - 2 £603 - 2
Manchester - 2 £316 - 2
South East -30 1 £325 -46.72% 3
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Brighton - 1 £325 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Fordingbridge - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Hinckley - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 52 (65.82%) Java
2 44 (55.70%) Apache Solr
3 39 (49.37%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (39.24%) TDD
5 28 (35.44%) HTML
6 26 (32.91%) Computer Science
7 25 (31.65%) NoSQL
8 23 (29.11%) JavaScript
9 22 (27.85%) C#
10 21 (26.58%) Web Services
10 21 (26.58%) MVC
11 20 (25.32%) CSS
12 19 (24.05%) .NET
12 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
12 19 (24.05%) SOA
12 19 (24.05%) RESTful
13 18 (22.78%) jQuery
13 18 (22.78%) Apache
13 18 (22.78%) XML
13 18 (22.78%) UNIX
13 18 (22.78%) Spring
14 17 (21.52%) Degree
14 17 (21.52%) AngularJS
15 16 (20.25%) SQL
16 15 (18.99%) ASP.NET
16 15 (18.99%) Open Source
17 14 (17.72%) Hibernate
17 14 (17.72%) Scrum
17 14 (17.72%) Mentoring

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 44 (55.70%) Apache Solr
2 39 (49.37%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (22.78%) Apache
4 13 (16.46%) Tomcat
4 13 (16.46%) SharePoint
4 13 (16.46%) CMS
5 8 (10.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (10.13%) Apache Spark
5 8 (10.13%) Node.js
6 6 (7.59%) Mule
7 5 (6.33%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (6.33%) Orchard CMS
7 5 (6.33%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
9 3 (3.80%) nginx
9 3 (3.80%) Escenic
9 3 (3.80%) OpenStack
9 3 (3.80%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (2.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) GitHub
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.80%) SaaS
3 3 (3.80%) PaaS
3 3 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.80%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) HTTP
2 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.53%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.65%) NoSQL
2 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
3 12 (15.19%) MongoDB
4 10 (12.66%) MarkLogic
5 9 (11.39%) Hadoop
6 8 (10.13%) Big Data
7 6 (7.59%) MySQL
7 6 (7.59%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.59%) RavenDB
8 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (5.06%) RDBMS
9 4 (5.06%) Redis
9 4 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (3.80%) CouchDB
10 3 (3.80%) Apache Hive
10 3 (3.80%) Impala
11 2 (2.53%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.39%) Maven
3 7 (8.86%) MSBuild
3 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.33%) JIRA
4 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.06%) JUnit
6 3 (3.80%) NUnit
7 2 (2.53%) Subversion
7 2 (2.53%) Selenium
7 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.27%) Mockito
8 1 (1.27%) Hamcrest
8 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.27%) Ant
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.27%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (79.75%) Developer
2 28 (35.44%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.99%) .NET Developer
4 11 (13.92%) Web Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Senior Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Architect
6 8 (10.13%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.33%) .NET Web Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.33%) UI Programmer
7 5 (6.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (6.33%) UI Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Scala Developer
9 3 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (2.53%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.44%) HTML
2 21 (26.58%) Web Services
3 20 (25.32%) CSS
4 19 (24.05%) .NET
4 19 (24.05%) RESTful
5 18 (22.78%) jQuery
5 18 (22.78%) Spring
5 18 (22.78%) XML
6 17 (21.52%) AngularJS
7 15 (18.99%) ASP.NET
8 14 (17.72%) Hibernate
9 13 (16.46%) Ajax
10 11 (13.92%) JSON
10 11 (13.92%) HTML5
10 11 (13.92%) Apache Camel
11 10 (12.66%) WCF
12 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (8.86%) J2EE
13 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (8.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.91%) Computer Science
2 15 (18.99%) Open Source
3 7 (8.86%) Reference Data
3 7 (8.86%) Data Structures
4 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.33%) NHS
5 4 (5.06%) PKI
6 3 (3.80%) User Experience
7 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.53%) RIA
7 2 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.53%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.53%) Replication
7 2 (2.53%) Social Network
7 2 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.53%) Biology
8 1 (1.27%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) UNIX
2 11 (13.92%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (39.24%) TDD
2 21 (26.58%) MVC
3 19 (24.05%) SOA
4 14 (17.72%) Scrum
4 14 (17.72%) Mentoring
5 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
6 10 (12.66%) BDD
7 8 (10.13%) Data Modelling
8 7 (8.86%) OO
8 7 (8.86%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.86%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (8.86%) Analytics
9 6 (7.59%) Web Development
10 5 (6.33%) ITIL
10 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.33%) Workflow
11 4 (5.06%) ETL
11 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (65.82%) Java
2 23 (29.11%) JavaScript
3 22 (27.85%) C#
4 16 (20.25%) SQL
5 11 (13.92%) Scala
6 7 (8.86%) Shell Script
6 7 (8.86%) PowerShell
7 6 (7.59%) Python
8 5 (6.33%) TypeScript
8 5 (6.33%) Ruby
8 5 (6.33%) T-SQL
8 5 (6.33%) Perl
9 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.53%) PHP
11 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.27%) C++
11 1 (1.27%) JPQL
11 1 (1.27%) HQL
11 1 (1.27%) XPath
11 1 (1.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) VCP4
3 1 (1.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) Puppet
2 4 (5.06%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (5.06%) OpenSSO
3 3 (3.80%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) Endeca
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle
2 6 (7.59%) Google
3 5 (6.33%) Sybase
3 5 (6.33%) Adobe
3 5 (6.33%) BEA
3 5 (6.33%) ATG
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.53%) Sun
4 2 (2.53%) IBM
4 2 (2.53%) Palantir
4 2 (2.53%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.53%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.53%) Splunk
4 2 (2.53%) Percona
5 1 (1.27%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.27%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.27%) Datameer
5 1 (1.27%) Hadapt
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