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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Lucene
Rank 553 504 502
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -2
Contract jobs citing Lucene 30 49 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.10% 0.083%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.38% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 24
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£425 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £355 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £465 £500
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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
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 £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 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 25 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 30 January 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 -37 30 £425 +3.03% 22
London -25 23 £440 +6.66% 12
City of London +8 6 £413 -8.33% 3
Bristol - 4 £470 - 1
South West - 4 £470 - 3
Manchester -3 2 £316 +11.94% 1
North West -13 2 £316 -15.66% 2
South East -3 1 £325 - 1
Brighton - 1 £325 -
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Staines - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Fordingbridge - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Hinckley - - - -

Lucene
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (60.76%) Apache Solr
2 46 (58.23%) Java
3 39 (49.37%) Elasticsearch
4 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (37.97%) TDD
6 28 (35.44%) HTML
7 26 (32.91%) Computer Science
7 26 (32.91%) NoSQL
8 24 (30.38%) C#
8 24 (30.38%) JavaScript
8 24 (30.38%) MVC
9 23 (29.11%) Web Services
10 22 (27.85%) CSS
11 21 (26.58%) XML
11 21 (26.58%) jQuery
12 20 (25.32%) RESTful
12 20 (25.32%) .NET
12 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
13 19 (24.05%) SOA
13 19 (24.05%) Open Source
14 18 (22.78%) AngularJS
14 18 (22.78%) UNIX
14 18 (22.78%) SQL
15 17 (21.52%) Spring
15 17 (21.52%) ASP.NET
16 16 (20.25%) Apache
16 16 (20.25%) Degree
17 15 (18.99%) Scrum
18 14 (17.72%) MongoDB
19 13 (16.46%) Git (software)

Lucene
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (60.76%) Apache Solr
2 39 (49.37%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (20.25%) Apache
4 13 (16.46%) CMS
4 13 (16.46%) Tomcat
5 12 (15.19%) SharePoint
5 12 (15.19%) Node.js
6 8 (10.13%) Apache Spark
7 7 (8.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (7.59%) Mule
9 5 (6.33%) Orchard CMS
9 5 (6.33%) Adobe CQ
9 5 (6.33%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (3.80%) Escenic
10 3 (3.80%) OpenStack
10 3 (3.80%) nginx
10 3 (3.80%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (2.53%) IIS
11 2 (2.53%) Alfresco
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (6.33%) GitHub
2 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (5.06%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.80%) SaaS
3 3 (3.80%) PaaS
4 1 (1.27%) Heroku
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) HTTP
2 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.27%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (32.91%) NoSQL
2 20 (25.32%) SQL Server
3 14 (17.72%) MongoDB
4 11 (13.92%) Big Data
5 10 (12.66%) Hadoop
5 10 (12.66%) MarkLogic
6 6 (7.59%) Relational Database
6 6 (7.59%) MySQL
6 6 (7.59%) RavenDB
7 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (5.06%) RDBMS
8 4 (5.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (5.06%) Redis
9 3 (3.80%) Apache Hive
9 3 (3.80%) Couchbase
9 3 (3.80%) CouchDB
9 3 (3.80%) Impala
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.39%) Maven
3 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.59%) MSBuild
4 5 (6.33%) JIRA
4 5 (6.33%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.80%) Selenium
6 3 (3.80%) NUnit
6 3 (3.80%) JUnit
7 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.53%) Mockito
7 2 (2.53%) Hamcrest
8 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (1.27%) Subversion
8 1 (1.27%) Ant
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Banking
2 3 (3.80%) Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Legal
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (81.01%) Developer
2 22 (27.85%) Java Developer
3 18 (22.78%) .NET Developer
4 12 (15.19%) Web Developer
5 9 (11.39%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Senior Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Architect
7 5 (6.33%) UI Programmer
7 5 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Scala Developer
7 5 (6.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (6.33%) UI Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Agile .NET 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%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (2.53%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.44%) HTML
2 23 (29.11%) Web Services
3 22 (27.85%) CSS
4 21 (26.58%) XML
4 21 (26.58%) jQuery
5 20 (25.32%) RESTful
5 20 (25.32%) .NET
6 18 (22.78%) AngularJS
7 17 (21.52%) Spring
7 17 (21.52%) ASP.NET
8 13 (16.46%) Hibernate
8 13 (16.46%) Ajax
9 12 (15.19%) JSON
10 11 (13.92%) WCF
10 11 (13.92%) HTML5
10 11 (13.92%) Apache Camel
11 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (11.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (10.13%) Lucene.Net
13 8 (10.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.91%) Computer Science
2 19 (24.05%) Open Source
3 7 (8.86%) Data Structures
4 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.59%) Reference Data
5 5 (6.33%) NHS
5 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.06%) User Experience
6 4 (5.06%) PKI
7 3 (3.80%) iPad
7 3 (3.80%) Biology
8 2 (2.53%) Replication
8 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.53%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (2.53%) RIA
8 2 (2.53%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
9 1 (1.27%) Video on Demand
9 1 (1.27%) Social Network
9 1 (1.27%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) UNIX
2 11 (13.92%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) TDD
3 24 (30.38%) MVC
4 19 (24.05%) SOA
5 15 (18.99%) Scrum
6 13 (16.46%) Software Engineering
6 13 (16.46%) Mentoring
7 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (15.19%) BDD
8 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
8 9 (11.39%) Analytics
9 8 (10.13%) Data Modelling
10 7 (8.86%) Web Development
10 7 (8.86%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.59%) OO
12 5 (6.33%) Data Cleansing
12 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.33%) Workflow
12 5 (6.33%) ITIL
13 4 (5.06%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 46 (58.23%) Java
2 24 (30.38%) C#
2 24 (30.38%) JavaScript
3 18 (22.78%) SQL
4 10 (12.66%) Scala
5 7 (8.86%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.59%) Python
6 6 (7.59%) Ruby
6 6 (7.59%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.33%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.33%) Perl
7 5 (6.33%) TypeScript
8 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.53%) PHP
10 1 (1.27%) JPQL
10 1 (1.27%) HQL
10 1 (1.27%) XPath
10 1 (1.27%) Groovy
10 1 (1.27%) XQuery
10 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (20.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
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 8 (10.13%) Puppet
2 4 (5.06%) CA SiteMinder
2 4 (5.06%) OpenSSO
3 3 (3.80%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Endeca
2 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.33%) Google
3 5 (6.33%) ATG
3 5 (6.33%) Adobe
3 5 (6.33%) BEA
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.33%) Sybase
4 3 (3.80%) Splunk
5 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.53%) Sun
5 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 2 (2.53%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.53%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.53%) Percona
6 1 (1.27%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.27%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.27%) Datameer
6 1 (1.27%) Hadapt
6 1 (1.27%) MapR
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