The table below looks at the statistics for Maven skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Maven over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Maven
Rank 163 199 191
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -8
Contract jobs citing Maven 751 537 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.32% 1.05% 1.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.25% 9.03% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 372 362
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £48.75 £39.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £32.70 £42.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £52.58 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -16.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7324 5947 5941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.66% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 3825 3527
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 144 240
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.88 £18.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.40 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Maven
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Maven within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Maven Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Maven
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Maven within the UK.

Maven Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Maven
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Maven within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Maven Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Maven
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Maven within the UK.

Maven Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Maven
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Maven within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

Maven Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Maven
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 Maven within the UK over the 3 months to 27 November 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 +36 665 £450 - 182
London +21 407 £475 - 98
South East +49 104 £450 +20.00% 31
City of London +17 94 £525 +5.00% 34
Wales +5 43 £350 -10.25% 3
Hampshire +5 37 £463 +8.82% 10
South West -22 36 £438 - 19
North West +8 30 £375 +3.44% 6
Surrey +15 27 £450 +22.03% 7
East of England -1 27 £405 -3.28% 10
Oxfordshire -2 27 £490 +15.29% 2
East Midlands +24 23 £350 -17.64% 1
Southampton - 23 £450 - 4
Gloucestershire +7 21 £463 - 3
Scotland -14 21 £400 - 6
Hertfordshire +6 17 £405 -16.92% 2
West Midlands -6 17 £397 +49.62% 3
Manchester +2 16 £340 -6.20% 2
Nottingham +17 15 £300 -29.41%
Nottinghamshire +17 15 £300 -29.41%
Bristol -13 14 £400 +6.66% 9
Cheshire +11 13 £400 -6.97% 4
Edinburgh -10 12 £420 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire -29 11 £375 +7.14% 12
Leatherhead - 11 £475 -
South Wales -11 10 £425 +8.97% 3
Berkshire -5 7 £431 +32.69% 3
Chester +17 6 £450 +28.57% 3
Glasgow -2 6 £350 +7.69%
Ipswich - 6 £400 -

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Maven 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 Maven.

1 1149 (81.14%) Java
2 841 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
3 573 (40.47%) Spring
4 565 (39.90%) Jenkins
5 537 (37.92%) Continuous Integration
6 490 (34.60%) Linux
7 418 (29.52%) TDD
8 416 (29.38%) Scrum
9 408 (28.81%) Oracle
10 399 (28.18%) Web Services
11 382 (26.98%) XML
12 379 (26.77%) JavaScript
12 379 (26.77%) Subversion
13 371 (26.20%) Git (software)
14 353 (24.93%) Ant
15 351 (24.79%) HTML
16 337 (23.80%) JUnit
17 317 (22.39%) SQL
18 309 (21.82%) Hibernate
19 307 (21.68%) J2EE
20 265 (18.71%) SOAP
21 256 (18.08%) Tomcat
22 251 (17.73%) UNIX
23 246 (17.37%) Apache
24 242 (17.09%) DevOps
25 231 (16.31%) Puppet
26 225 (15.89%) JIRA
27 220 (15.54%) Eclipse
28 219 (15.47%) Selenium
29 218 (15.40%) REST

Maven
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Maven 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 Maven. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 256 (18.08%) Tomcat
2 246 (17.37%) Apache
3 211 (14.90%) JBoss
4 116 (8.19%) WebLogic
5 92 (6.50%) Confluence
6 56 (3.95%) WebSphere
7 52 (3.67%) CMS
8 41 (2.90%) Adobe CQ
9 39 (2.75%) Apache Solr
10 34 (2.40%) Node.js
11 29 (2.05%) Jetty
11 29 (2.05%) OpenStack
12 28 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 20 (1.41%) Alfresco
13 20 (1.41%) FileNet
14 19 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (1.13%) SharePoint
16 15 (1.06%) Oracle Workflow
16 15 (1.06%) GlassFish
17 13 (0.92%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 30 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 28 (1.98%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.42%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.14%) AquaLogic BPM
4 2 (0.14%) Summit
5 1 (0.071%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.071%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.071%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.79%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (2.54%) Amazon S3
4 33 (2.33%) PaaS
5 31 (2.19%) SaaS
6 26 (1.84%) GitHub
7 13 (0.92%) Route 53
7 13 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.42%) IaaS
9 6 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.28%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.14%) Force.com
13 1 (0.071%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 86 (6.07%) HTTP
2 59 (4.17%) Internet
3 24 (1.69%) Firewall
4 15 (1.06%) SSL
4 15 (1.06%) DNS
5 14 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.92%) LDAP
7 11 (0.78%) DHCP
8 8 (0.56%) DSL
9 6 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (0.35%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.35%) AMQP
11 3 (0.21%) SSH
11 3 (0.21%) DVB
11 3 (0.21%) RTP
12 2 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.14%) NAS
12 2 (0.14%) Broadband
12 2 (0.14%) SAN
12 2 (0.14%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (10.24%) Relational Database
2 124 (8.76%) MySQL
3 119 (8.40%) Oracle Database
4 111 (7.84%) NoSQL
5 101 (7.13%) MongoDB
6 92 (6.50%) SQL Server
7 68 (4.80%) RDBMS
8 61 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
10 42 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
10 42 (2.97%) Hadoop
11 33 (2.33%) Big Data
12 32 (2.26%) DB2
13 25 (1.77%) Redis
14 24 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (1.48%) Hazelcast
16 19 (1.34%) Apache Hive
17 18 (1.27%) SSDT
17 18 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
18 17 (1.20%) HBase
Development Applications
1 565 (39.90%) Jenkins
2 379 (26.77%) Subversion
3 371 (26.20%) Git (software)
4 353 (24.93%) Ant
5 337 (23.80%) JUnit
6 225 (15.89%) JIRA
7 220 (15.54%) Eclipse
8 219 (15.47%) Selenium
9 176 (12.43%) Cucumber
10 170 (12.01%) Hudson
11 156 (11.02%) Mockito
12 119 (8.40%) TeamCity
13 73 (5.16%) Gradle
14 64 (4.52%) IntelliJ
15 63 (4.45%) WebDriver
16 57 (4.03%) JMeter
17 54 (3.81%) Artifactory
18 46 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
19 44 (3.11%) ClearCase
20 42 (2.97%) SoapUI
General
1 194 (13.70%) Finance
2 143 (10.10%) Banking
3 60 (4.24%) Investment Banking
4 54 (3.81%) Retail
5 43 (3.04%) Marketing
6 37 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.12%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.69%) Front Office
9 18 (1.27%) Publishing
10 16 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.13%) Games
11 10 (0.71%) Advertising
12 9 (0.64%) Electronics
13 8 (0.56%) Legal
14 6 (0.42%) Dutch Language
14 6 (0.42%) French Language
15 4 (0.28%) Back Office
16 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.14%) Law
17 1 (0.071%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 816 (57.63%) Developer
2 594 (41.95%) Java Developer
3 127 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 105 (7.42%) Senior Developer
5 81 (5.72%) Architect
6 80 (5.65%) Senior Java Developer
7 60 (4.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 42 (2.97%) Analyst
9 41 (2.90%) Software Engineer
10 40 (2.82%) Test Analyst
11 39 (2.75%) Web Developer
12 37 (2.61%) Tester
12 37 (2.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 34 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (2.12%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 26 (1.84%) Administrator
16 23 (1.62%) Consultant
17 22 (1.55%) Release Engineer
18 21 (1.48%) Technical Leader
18 21 (1.48%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 573 (40.47%) Spring
2 399 (28.18%) Web Services
3 382 (26.98%) XML
4 351 (24.79%) HTML
5 309 (21.82%) Hibernate
6 307 (21.68%) J2EE
7 265 (18.71%) SOAP
8 218 (15.40%) REST
8 218 (15.40%) CSS
9 207 (14.62%) RESTful
10 205 (14.48%) JSON
11 152 (10.73%) JMS
12 146 (10.31%) JSP
13 141 (9.96%) jQuery
14 139 (9.82%) Java EE
15 119 (8.40%) Servlets
16 118 (8.33%) Ajax
17 114 (8.05%) XSLT
18 111 (7.84%) Spring MVC
19 110 (7.77%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 218 (15.40%) Open Source
2 67 (4.73%) Computer Science
3 53 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (2.90%) User Experience
5 38 (2.68%) Derivative
6 36 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.47%) Social Media
7 35 (2.47%) iPad
8 31 (2.19%) Data Structures
9 30 (2.12%) Market Risk
10 26 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (1.48%) Equity Derivative
12 18 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.99%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.99%) Smart Meter
14 14 (0.99%) Management Information System
15 13 (0.92%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 490 (34.60%) Linux
2 251 (17.73%) UNIX
3 145 (10.24%) Windows
4 110 (7.77%) CentOS
5 95 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 92 (6.50%) Ubuntu
7 28 (1.98%) Android
8 26 (1.84%) AIX
9 19 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.13%) Solaris
11 13 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.42%) VMS
15 5 (0.35%) HPUX
16 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.071%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.071%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.071%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
2 537 (37.92%) Continuous Integration
3 418 (29.52%) TDD
4 416 (29.38%) Scrum
5 242 (17.09%) DevOps
6 206 (14.55%) OO
7 203 (14.34%) MVC
8 194 (13.70%) BDD
9 187 (13.21%) Configuration Management
10 166 (11.72%) SOA
11 155 (10.95%) Unit Testing
12 102 (7.20%) E-Commerce
13 100 (7.06%) Software Engineering
14 96 (6.78%) Kanban
15 92 (6.50%) Release Management
15 92 (6.50%) Waterfall
16 91 (6.43%) Automated Testing
17 76 (5.37%) Multithreading
18 70 (4.94%) Content Management
19 67 (4.73%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1149 (81.14%) Java
2 379 (26.77%) JavaScript
3 317 (22.39%) SQL
4 119 (8.40%) Bash Shell
5 113 (7.98%) Python
6 90 (6.36%) Perl
7 86 (6.07%) Groovy
7 86 (6.07%) Ruby
8 73 (5.16%) PHP
9 71 (5.01%) C#
10 67 (4.73%) Scala
11 55 (3.88%) XPath
11 55 (3.88%) Shell Script
12 43 (3.04%) PL/SQL
13 37 (2.61%) C++
14 29 (2.05%) XQuery
15 26 (1.84%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.41%) PowerShell
17 17 (1.20%) C
17 17 (1.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 168 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 115 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.17%) Degree
4 29 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 28 (1.98%) Sun Certification
6 26 (1.84%) ISTQB
7 24 (1.69%) ISEB
8 4 (0.28%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.071%) PMP
11 1 (0.071%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.071%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.071%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.93%) QA
2 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
2 6 (0.42%) SLA
3 5 (0.35%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.071%) WAI
System Software
1 39 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (2.26%) vCloud
3 17 (1.20%) VirtualBox
4 15 (1.06%) Docker
5 7 (0.49%) Squid
6 6 (0.42%) Varnish
7 5 (0.35%) vSphere
8 2 (0.14%) HDFS
8 2 (0.14%) LXC
8 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.071%) Xen
9 1 (0.071%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.071%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 231 (16.31%) Puppet
2 103 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (4.03%) Ansible
4 54 (3.81%) Nagios
5 46 (3.25%) Vagrant
6 34 (2.40%) ZABBIX
7 26 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
8 23 (1.62%) Kibana
9 20 (1.41%) Graylog2
9 20 (1.41%) Zenoss
10 17 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 17 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Management
11 14 (0.99%) Oozie
12 13 (0.92%) Hyperic
13 11 (0.78%) YUM
14 10 (0.71%) Ganglia
15 9 (0.64%) logstash
15 9 (0.64%) Salt
16 6 (0.42%) Capistrano
17 4 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 408 (28.81%) Oracle
2 70 (4.94%) Perforce
3 69 (4.87%) Red Hat
4 65 (4.59%) Microsoft
5 56 (3.95%) VMware
6 54 (3.81%) IBM
7 39 (2.75%) Sybase
8 36 (2.54%) ATG
8 36 (2.54%) Endeca
9 35 (2.47%) HP
10 33 (2.33%) Adobe
10 33 (2.33%) Splunk
11 26 (1.84%) Twitter
12 23 (1.62%) Atlassian
13 22 (1.55%) Sun
14 18 (1.27%) Red Gate
15 16 (1.13%) TIBCO
15 16 (1.13%) Google
16 11 (0.78%) BEA
16 11 (0.78%) SAP
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £225 - £230 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £225 - £230 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 450 - 625
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
London, South East, United Kingdom
Queen Mary Barts Cancer Institute
Rate: £31,735 - £37,275 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day £competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
People Source
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago