The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Lucene
Rank 560 543 552
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing Lucene 20 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.051% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 23
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£425 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £310 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate - £335 £275
% change year-on-year
- +21.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 23 July 2014.

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 30 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 23 July 2014. 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 -20 19 £425 -10.52% 17
London -3 16 £425 -10.52% 15
City of London +21 3 £425 -10.52% 2
South East -4 3 - - 1
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Surrey -1 1 - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1
Belfast - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 53 (73.61%) Java
1 53 (73.61%) Apache Solr
2 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 30 (41.67%) HTML
2 30 (41.67%) CSS
3 27 (37.50%) Scrum
4 22 (30.56%) NoSQL
5 21 (29.17%) Java EE
5 21 (29.17%) TDD
5 21 (29.17%) Web Services
6 19 (26.39%) Linux
6 19 (26.39%) MySQL
7 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (25.00%) RESTful
8 17 (23.61%) Relational Database
9 16 (22.22%) Oracle
10 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 15 (20.83%) MVC
10 15 (20.83%) Spring
10 15 (20.83%) MongoDB
11 14 (19.44%) J2EE
11 14 (19.44%) Apache
12 13 (18.06%) XML
12 13 (18.06%) CSS3
12 13 (18.06%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (18.06%) Open Source
12 13 (18.06%) jQuery
13 12 (16.67%) HTML5
13 12 (16.67%) .NET
13 12 (16.67%) SOAP

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 53 (73.61%) Apache Solr
2 14 (19.44%) Apache
3 13 (18.06%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (9.72%) Tomcat
4 7 (9.72%) CMS
5 6 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (6.94%) Mule
6 5 (6.94%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.78%) IIS
8 1 (1.39%) Drupal
8 1 (1.39%) Alfresco
8 1 (1.39%) Documentum
8 1 (1.39%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) WebTrends
1 1 (1.39%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Heroku
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) HTTP
2 4 (5.56%) SAN
3 2 (2.78%) Network Security
3 2 (2.78%) AMQP
4 1 (1.39%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.56%) NoSQL
2 19 (26.39%) MySQL
3 17 (23.61%) Relational Database
4 15 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 15 (20.83%) MongoDB
5 12 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 8 (11.11%) Hadoop
7 7 (9.72%) Big Data
8 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (6.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (4.17%) IDOL
10 3 (4.17%) Redis
11 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
12 1 (1.39%) HBase
12 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (1.39%) MarkLogic
12 1 (1.39%) Voldemort
12 1 (1.39%) Sqoop
12 1 (1.39%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Maven
2 8 (11.11%) Subversion
3 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.56%) YourKit
5 3 (4.17%) Mockito
5 3 (4.17%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.78%) PHPUnit
6 2 (2.78%) CruiseControl
6 2 (2.78%) JUnit
6 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.78%) JIRA
6 2 (2.78%) Selenium
6 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.39%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.39%) Trac
7 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (11.11%) Banking
2 7 (9.72%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Automotive
4 2 (2.78%) Advertising
4 2 (2.78%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Front Office
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (72.22%) Developer
2 37 (51.39%) Java Developer
3 18 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 14 (19.44%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (12.50%) Architect
6 6 (8.33%) Web Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Web Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.56%) Search Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Java Web Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Consultant
9 3 (4.17%) PHP Developer
9 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.78%) J2EE Developer
10 2 (2.78%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.78%) .NET Developer
10 2 (2.78%) Senior Java Web Developer
11 1 (1.39%) GUI Developer
11 1 (1.39%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (41.67%) HTML
1 30 (41.67%) CSS
2 21 (29.17%) Web Services
2 21 (29.17%) Java EE
3 18 (25.00%) RESTful
4 15 (20.83%) Spring
5 14 (19.44%) J2EE
6 13 (18.06%) XML
6 13 (18.06%) jQuery
6 13 (18.06%) CSS3
7 12 (16.67%) HTML5
7 12 (16.67%) Hibernate
7 12 (16.67%) .NET
7 12 (16.67%) SOAP
8 9 (12.50%) Spring MVC
9 8 (11.11%) Spring Integration
9 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
10 7 (9.72%) REST
10 7 (9.72%) Backbone.js
10 7 (9.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Open Source
2 5 (6.94%) PKI
3 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.17%) Social Network
3 3 (4.17%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
5 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.39%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.39%) Linux
2 6 (8.33%) UNIX
2 6 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) Scrum
2 21 (29.17%) TDD
3 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (20.83%) MVC
5 11 (15.28%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 8 (11.11%) SOA
7 7 (9.72%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.94%) Web Development
8 5 (6.94%) ETL
8 5 (6.94%) CRM
8 5 (6.94%) Project Management
8 5 (6.94%) Analytics
9 4 (5.56%) Big Data Analytics
9 4 (5.56%) OO
10 3 (4.17%) Multithreading
10 3 (4.17%) Kanban
10 3 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.17%) Asset Management
10 3 (4.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 53 (73.61%) Java
2 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.89%) SQL
4 8 (11.11%) C#
5 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.94%) Ruby
6 5 (6.94%) Scala
6 5 (6.94%) PHP
7 3 (4.17%) PHP5
8 1 (1.39%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) C++
8 1 (1.39%) Python
8 1 (1.39%) XQuery
8 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) PMP
4 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) CA SiteMinder
1 5 (6.94%) OpenSSO
2 1 (1.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Oracle
2 5 (6.94%) Adobe
2 5 (6.94%) BEA
2 5 (6.94%) ATG
2 5 (6.94%) Endeca
2 5 (6.94%) Google
3 4 (5.56%) JBoss
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.17%) Zend
5 1 (1.39%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.39%) Elastic Path
5 1 (1.39%) Splunk
5 1 (1.39%) Sybase
5 1 (1.39%) FatWire
5 1 (1.39%) Teradata
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