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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lucene
Rank 546 506 559
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +53
Contract jobs citing Lucene 57 46 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.095% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 26
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15377 12977 15258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 26.71% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 8116 8998
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 361 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.95 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -25 56 £450 +12.50% 18
London -25 45 £500 +14.28% 13
City of London -4 20 £550 +10.00% 2
South East -11 5 £530 - 5
North West -18 5 £375 +7.14%
Surrey - 4 £610 - 4
Guildford - 4 £610 - 3
Manchester -15 2 £275 -21.42%
Yorkshire -18 1 £290 -3.33%
North Yorkshire - 1 £290 -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 74 (70.48%) Apache Solr
2 73 (69.52%) Java
3 45 (42.86%) HTML
4 44 (41.90%) JavaScript
5 43 (40.95%) MySQL
6 40 (38.10%) MongoDB
7 39 (37.14%) Linux
8 37 (35.24%) CSS
8 37 (35.24%) Scrum
9 34 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (31.43%) TDD
10 33 (31.43%) MVC
10 33 (31.43%) jQuery
11 32 (30.48%) Hibernate
11 32 (30.48%) Spring
12 29 (27.62%) NoSQL
13 27 (25.71%) RESTful
14 25 (23.81%) Web Services
15 24 (22.86%) Open Source
16 23 (21.90%) Spring Integration
16 23 (21.90%) Relational Database
17 22 (20.95%) E-Commerce
18 21 (20.00%) Git (software)
19 20 (19.05%) Spring MVC
19 20 (19.05%) CSS3
20 19 (18.10%) Scala
20 19 (18.10%) .NET
20 19 (18.10%) ActiveMQ
21 18 (17.14%) CMS
21 18 (17.14%) Continuous Integration

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 74 (70.48%) Apache Solr
2 18 (17.14%) CMS
3 17 (16.19%) Apache
4 14 (13.33%) Node.js
5 13 (12.38%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (12.38%) Alfresco
6 11 (10.48%) Tomcat
7 6 (5.71%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (4.76%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
8 5 (4.76%) Mule
9 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.90%) IIS
10 2 (1.90%) Apache Pig
10 2 (1.90%) Orchard CMS
11 1 (0.95%) Drupal
11 1 (0.95%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.90%) SPSS
2 1 (0.95%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) HTTP
2 4 (3.81%) SAN
3 2 (1.90%) Network Security
3 2 (1.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (40.95%) MySQL
2 40 (38.10%) MongoDB
3 29 (27.62%) NoSQL
4 23 (21.90%) Relational Database
5 15 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 13 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (11.43%) RDBMS
8 7 (6.67%) Hadoop
9 6 (5.71%) Big Data
10 5 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.90%) IDOL
12 2 (1.90%) CouchDB
12 2 (1.90%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.90%) RavenDB
12 2 (1.90%) HBase
12 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.90%) Sqoop
12 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.48%) Mockito
3 9 (8.57%) Subversion
4 8 (7.62%) Selenium
5 7 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.71%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.76%) Maven
7 5 (4.76%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
9 3 (2.86%) NUnit
9 3 (2.86%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.90%) JMeter
10 2 (1.90%) Ant
10 2 (1.90%) JUnit
10 2 (1.90%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.90%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.90%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.95%) Hudson
General
1 8 (7.62%) Banking
2 6 (5.71%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Advertising
3 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.81%) Marketing
4 2 (1.90%) Automotive
5 1 (0.95%) Front Office
5 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (73.33%) Developer
2 49 (46.67%) Java Developer
3 18 (17.14%) Senior Developer
4 13 (12.38%) Architect
4 13 (12.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 5 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 5 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 5 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 4 (3.81%) Senior Web Developer
6 4 (3.81%) Web Developer
6 4 (3.81%) Software Architect
6 4 (3.81%) Technical Leader
6 4 (3.81%) Search Engineer
7 3 (2.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (2.86%) PHP Developer
8 2 (1.90%) Big Data Architect
8 2 (1.90%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (1.90%) Data Architect
8 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.86%) HTML
2 37 (35.24%) CSS
3 33 (31.43%) jQuery
4 32 (30.48%) Hibernate
4 32 (30.48%) Spring
5 27 (25.71%) RESTful
6 25 (23.81%) Web Services
7 23 (21.90%) Spring Integration
8 20 (19.05%) CSS3
8 20 (19.05%) Spring MVC
9 19 (18.10%) ActiveMQ
9 19 (18.10%) .NET
10 18 (17.14%) HTML5
11 14 (13.33%) Java EE
12 13 (12.38%) J2EE
12 13 (12.38%) SOAP
12 13 (12.38%) XML
12 13 (12.38%) Backbone.js
13 12 (11.43%) JMS
14 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.86%) Open Source
2 7 (6.67%) Digital Media
2 7 (6.67%) Replication
3 5 (4.76%) PKI
3 5 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.81%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.86%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.90%) NHS
6 2 (1.90%) W3C
6 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.90%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.90%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.90%) Social Media
6 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) Clustering
7 1 (0.95%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (37.14%) Linux
2 7 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 5 (4.76%) UNIX
4 4 (3.81%) Windows
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (35.24%) Scrum
2 34 (32.38%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (31.43%) TDD
3 33 (31.43%) MVC
4 22 (20.95%) E-Commerce
5 18 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (14.29%) SOA
7 10 (9.52%) OO
8 9 (8.57%) Unit Testing
8 9 (8.57%) Software Architecture
9 7 (6.67%) Performance Management
9 7 (6.67%) ETL
10 6 (5.71%) Analytics
11 5 (4.76%) User Stories
11 5 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (4.76%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.76%) CRM
11 5 (4.76%) Software Engineering
12 4 (3.81%) PRINCE2
12 4 (3.81%) Big Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 73 (69.52%) Java
2 44 (41.90%) JavaScript
3 19 (18.10%) Scala
4 17 (16.19%) SQL
5 10 (9.52%) C#
6 8 (7.62%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.62%) Ruby
7 6 (5.71%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.81%) PHP
9 2 (1.90%) Python
9 2 (1.90%) PHP5
10 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (10.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) Degree
3 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) PMP
5 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) CA SiteMinder
1 5 (4.76%) OpenSSO
1 5 (4.76%) Capistrano
1 5 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Oracle
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.76%) Adobe
3 5 (4.76%) BEA
3 5 (4.76%) ATG
3 5 (4.76%) Endeca
4 4 (3.81%) Google
5 3 (2.86%) Zend
5 3 (2.86%) JBoss
5 3 (2.86%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.90%) Splunk
6 2 (1.90%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.95%) Informatica
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.95%) hybris