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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Lucene
Rank 547 531 520
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing Lucene 45 39 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.076% 0.084%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.31% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 22
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£413 £407 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £363 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £344
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -17.81%
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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 27 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 24 December 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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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 -24 43 £419 +3.01% 23
London +14 35 £463 +12.12% 14
City of London +10 11 £413 +2.99% 6
North West -7 5 £325 +15.04% 1
Manchester -9 5 £325 +15.04% 1
Bristol - 3 £340 -
South West - 3 £340 - 3
South East - - - - 5
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fordingbridge - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Hampshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 3

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (66.25%) Apache Solr
2 45 (56.25%) Java
3 36 (45.00%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (37.50%) TDD
6 29 (36.25%) JavaScript
7 28 (35.00%) HTML
8 27 (33.75%) Web Services
9 26 (32.50%) CSS
9 26 (32.50%) C#
9 26 (32.50%) MVC
9 26 (32.50%) Computer Science
10 25 (31.25%) NoSQL
11 24 (30.00%) jQuery
11 24 (30.00%) SQL Server
12 23 (28.75%) RESTful
13 22 (27.50%) Open Source
13 22 (27.50%) .NET
13 22 (27.50%) XML
14 20 (25.00%) Spring
14 20 (25.00%) Apache
15 19 (23.75%) SOA
16 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET
16 18 (22.50%) Scrum
17 17 (21.25%) SQL
18 16 (20.00%) JSON
18 16 (20.00%) MongoDB
18 16 (20.00%) AngularJS
19 15 (18.75%) Degree
19 15 (18.75%) Git (software)

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (66.25%) Apache Solr
2 36 (45.00%) Elasticsearch
3 20 (25.00%) Apache
4 15 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 13 (16.25%) SharePoint
5 13 (16.25%) CMS
6 11 (13.75%) Node.js
7 7 (8.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (8.75%) Mule
7 7 (8.75%) Apache Spark
8 6 (7.50%) WebLogic Portal
8 6 (7.50%) Adobe CQ
9 5 (6.25%) Orchard CMS
10 3 (3.75%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
11 2 (2.50%) Escenic
11 2 (2.50%) IIS
11 2 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (2.50%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.75%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.25%) GitHub
3 2 (2.50%) SaaS
3 2 (2.50%) PaaS
3 2 (2.50%) Heroku
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 24 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 11 (13.75%) Big Data
5 8 (10.00%) MarkLogic
5 8 (10.00%) Hadoop
5 8 (10.00%) MySQL
6 7 (8.75%) Redis
7 6 (7.50%) RavenDB
8 5 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.75%) Couchbase
9 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.50%) Impala
10 2 (2.50%) Voldemort
10 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.50%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 13 (16.25%) Maven
3 6 (7.50%) MSBuild
3 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.25%) JIRA
4 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.00%) JUnit
6 3 (3.75%) NUnit
6 3 (3.75%) Selenium
7 2 (2.50%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.50%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.50%) Mockito
7 2 (2.50%) Hamcrest
8 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.25%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.25%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Banking
2 2 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Advertising
3 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (82.50%) Developer
2 22 (27.50%) Java Developer
3 20 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 15 (18.75%) Web Developer
5 10 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Architect
7 6 (7.50%) .NET Web Developer
7 6 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.25%) UI Programmer
8 5 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (6.25%) UI Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Scala Developer
10 3 (3.75%) Java Web Developer
11 2 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.00%) HTML
2 27 (33.75%) Web Services
3 26 (32.50%) CSS
4 24 (30.00%) jQuery
5 23 (28.75%) RESTful
6 22 (27.50%) .NET
6 22 (27.50%) XML
7 20 (25.00%) Spring
8 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET
9 16 (20.00%) JSON
9 16 (20.00%) AngularJS
10 13 (16.25%) WCF
11 12 (15.00%) Ajax
11 12 (15.00%) Hibernate
12 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (13.75%) Apache Camel
13 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (11.25%) Lucene.Net
14 9 (11.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Computer Science
2 22 (27.50%) Open Source
3 7 (8.75%) Data Structures
4 6 (7.50%) Reference Data
5 5 (6.25%) NHS
5 5 (6.25%) PKI
5 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.75%) User Experience
6 3 (3.75%) iPad
6 3 (3.75%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.75%) Social Network
6 3 (3.75%) Biology
7 2 (2.50%) RIA
7 2 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.50%) Video on Demand
7 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.50%) Streaming Video
7 2 (2.50%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.00%) UNIX
2 10 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.50%) TDD
3 26 (32.50%) MVC
4 19 (23.75%) SOA
5 18 (22.50%) Scrum
6 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
7 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.50%) Web Development
8 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 10 (12.50%) BDD
9 9 (11.25%) Analytics
9 9 (11.25%) Mentoring
10 8 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 7 (8.75%) Data Modelling
12 5 (6.25%) OO
12 5 (6.25%) ITIL
12 5 (6.25%) ETL
12 5 (6.25%) Workflow
12 5 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
13 4 (5.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (56.25%) Java
2 29 (36.25%) JavaScript
3 26 (32.50%) C#
4 17 (21.25%) SQL
5 7 (8.75%) Python
5 7 (8.75%) Ruby
5 7 (8.75%) Scala
6 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.25%) TypeScript
7 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.25%) Perl
8 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.50%) C
10 2 (2.50%) C++
11 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) Puppet
2 5 (6.25%) CA SiteMinder
2 5 (6.25%) OpenSSO
3 3 (3.75%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Endeca
2 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.50%) Adobe
3 6 (7.50%) Sybase
3 6 (7.50%) Google
3 6 (7.50%) BEA
3 6 (7.50%) ATG
4 5 (6.25%) Oracle
5 3 (3.75%) Splunk
6 2 (2.50%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.50%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.25%) Sun
7 1 (1.25%) Percona
7 1 (1.25%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.25%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.25%) Datameer
7 1 (1.25%) Hadapt
7 1 (1.25%) MapR
7 1 (1.25%) Platfora
7 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
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