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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Lucene
Rank 564 543 518
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -25
Contract jobs citing Lucene 29 56 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.099% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.37% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 37
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
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 17 April 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 28 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 17 April 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 -30 29 £525 +16.66% 35
London -14 25 £550 +10.00% 27
City of London +8 7 £588 +6.81% 8
South East -20 4 £369 -30.42% 3
Berkshire +7 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Guildford +3 1 £338 -44.67%
Surrey 0 1 £338 -44.67%
Brighton - 1 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 -
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Warrington - - - -
South West - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 3

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 51 (86.44%) Java
2 35 (59.32%) Apache Solr
3 34 (57.63%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (38.98%) NoSQL
6 20 (33.90%) TDD
7 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
7 19 (32.20%) HTML
8 18 (30.51%) UNIX
8 18 (30.51%) Spring
8 18 (30.51%) RESTful
9 17 (28.81%) Scala
9 17 (28.81%) Apache
10 16 (27.12%) Web Services
11 15 (25.42%) Linux
11 15 (25.42%) Tomcat
11 15 (25.42%) Hadoop
12 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (22.03%) Hibernate
13 13 (22.03%) Finance
14 12 (20.34%) SOA
14 12 (20.34%) CSS
14 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
15 11 (18.64%) MongoDB
15 11 (18.64%) Maven
16 10 (16.95%) Scrum
16 10 (16.95%) J2EE
16 10 (16.95%) Oracle
16 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
16 10 (16.95%) Big Data

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (59.32%) Apache Solr
2 34 (57.63%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (28.81%) Apache
4 15 (25.42%) Tomcat
5 9 (15.25%) CMS
6 7 (11.86%) WebSphere
6 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
6 7 (11.86%) Apache Spark
7 6 (10.17%) Node.js
8 5 (8.47%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (8.47%) Mule
9 4 (6.78%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (5.08%) nginx
10 3 (5.08%) Orchard CMS
10 3 (5.08%) OpenStack
10 3 (5.08%) Mule ESB
10 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (3.39%) Alfresco
11 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (3.39%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.08%) SaaS
2 3 (5.08%) PaaS
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) GitHub
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) HTTP
2 2 (3.39%) SNA
3 1 (1.69%) SAN
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (38.98%) NoSQL
2 15 (25.42%) Hadoop
3 11 (18.64%) MongoDB
4 10 (16.95%) Big Data
5 8 (13.56%) MarkLogic
6 7 (11.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (11.86%) MySQL
7 6 (10.17%) Redis
8 5 (8.47%) Relational Database
9 4 (6.78%) RavenDB
9 4 (6.78%) RDBMS
10 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
10 3 (5.08%) CouchDB
10 3 (5.08%) Apache Hive
10 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (5.08%) Impala
10 3 (5.08%) DataStax
11 2 (3.39%) Sqoop
11 2 (3.39%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.64%) Maven
3 6 (10.17%) JUnit
4 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.39%) MSBuild
5 2 (3.39%) JIRA
5 2 (3.39%) Subversion
6 1 (1.69%) Ant
6 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.69%) Xcode
6 1 (1.69%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.69%) Mockito
6 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.69%) YourKit
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 2 (3.39%) Publishing
4 2 (3.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 40 (67.80%) Developer
2 30 (50.85%) Java Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Architect
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Technical Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Scala Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Hadoop Developer
8 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Database Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Data Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.20%) HTML
2 18 (30.51%) Spring
2 18 (30.51%) RESTful
3 16 (27.12%) Web Services
4 13 (22.03%) Hibernate
5 12 (20.34%) CSS
6 10 (16.95%) J2EE
7 8 (13.56%) HTML5
8 7 (11.86%) XML
8 7 (11.86%) jQuery
9 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
10 5 (8.47%) Ajax
10 5 (8.47%) Java EE
10 5 (8.47%) .NET
10 5 (8.47%) SOAP
11 4 (6.78%) XHTML
11 4 (6.78%) Spring Integration
11 4 (6.78%) D3.js
11 4 (6.78%) Apache Camel
11 4 (6.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.56%) Open Source
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.08%) Social Network
3 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.39%) Replication
4 2 (3.39%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.69%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) UNIX
2 15 (25.42%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) TDD
3 12 (20.34%) SOA
4 10 (16.95%) Scrum
4 10 (16.95%) Mentoring
5 9 (15.25%) MVC
6 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (11.86%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (10.17%) OO
8 6 (10.17%) BDD
9 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
10 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.78%) Analytics
10 4 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (5.08%) ITIL
11 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
11 3 (5.08%) Workflow
11 3 (5.08%) ETL
11 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (86.44%) Java
2 19 (32.20%) JavaScript
3 17 (28.81%) Scala
4 8 (13.56%) SQL
5 6 (10.17%) Python
6 5 (8.47%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.47%) C#
6 5 (8.47%) Perl
7 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.08%) Ruby
8 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.39%) PHP
9 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) JPQL
9 1 (1.69%) HQL
9 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.69%) XQuery
9 1 (1.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Puppet
2 3 (5.08%) Vagrant
2 3 (5.08%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (5.08%) OpenSSO
3 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Oracle
2 5 (8.47%) IBM
2 5 (8.47%) Adobe
3 4 (6.78%) Sun
3 4 (6.78%) BEA
3 4 (6.78%) ATG
3 4 (6.78%) Endeca
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) Percona
4 2 (3.39%) Palantir
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.69%) Google
5 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.69%) Sencha
5 1 (1.69%) Splunk
5 1 (1.69%) Datameer
5 1 (1.69%) Hadapt
5 1 (1.69%) MapR
5 1 (1.69%) Platfora
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