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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Maven
Rank 174 205 210
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +5
Contract jobs citing Maven 721 529 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.24% 1.01% 0.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.83% 8.61% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 364 345
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £595 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% -12.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.70 £42.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £52.58 £46.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £39.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year
+21.79% -12.35%

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
7338 6141 6006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.65% 11.73% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4950 4001 3439
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 146 235
Average hourly rate £38.00 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.27 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £49.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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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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 +24 625 £450 - 156
London +19 364 £450 -10.00% 79
South East +59 113 £450 +9.75% 25
City of London +3 77 £513 -2.38% 21
Hampshire +19 48 £400 -5.88% 11
Wales +11 46 £345 -11.53% 5
Southampton +21 31 £400 - 3
East Midlands +20 29 £350 -17.64% 2
East of England -16 29 £403 -3.82% 6
South West -28 29 £450 +20.00% 21
Surrey +20 27 £450 +24.13% 5
North West -5 26 £333 -8.27% 6
Scotland -1 22 £450 +12.50% 4
Nottinghamshire +22 19 £300 -29.41% 1
Nottingham +18 18 £300 -29.41% 1
Hertfordshire -3 18 £405 -15.84% 2
Gloucestershire +1 17 £450 - 6
Manchester -2 15 £313 -13.79% 5
Edinburgh -2 13 £450 +12.50%
Yorkshire -27 13 £375 +15.38% 13
Bristol -15 12 £400 +14.28% 4
Cheshire +15 11 £400 +14.28% 1
West Midlands 0 11 £373 +40.56% 4
South Wales -11 11 £388 -0.64% 2
Leatherhead - 10 £450 - 1
Chester +21 8 £400 +14.28%
Salford +8 8 £313 -13.79%
Northamptonshire -4 6 - - 1
Glasgow -5 6 £350 -
West Yorkshire -19 6 £375 +25.00% 8

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1085 (79.90%) Java
2 787 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
3 567 (41.75%) Spring
4 525 (38.66%) Jenkins
5 520 (38.29%) Continuous Integration
6 428 (31.52%) Linux
7 413 (30.41%) Scrum
8 404 (29.75%) TDD
9 403 (29.68%) Web Services
10 402 (29.60%) Oracle
11 384 (28.28%) XML
12 352 (25.92%) Subversion
13 349 (25.70%) JavaScript
14 343 (25.26%) Ant
15 340 (25.04%) Git (software)
16 334 (24.59%) HTML
17 327 (24.08%) Hibernate
18 324 (23.86%) JUnit
19 323 (23.78%) J2EE
20 311 (22.90%) SQL
21 270 (19.88%) SOAP
22 251 (18.48%) Apache
23 249 (18.34%) Tomcat
24 242 (17.82%) JIRA
25 224 (16.49%) UNIX
26 221 (16.27%) Selenium
27 220 (16.20%) DevOps
28 218 (16.05%) JBoss
29 216 (15.91%) Eclipse
30 215 (15.83%) MVC

Maven
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 251 (18.48%) Apache
2 249 (18.34%) Tomcat
3 218 (16.05%) JBoss
4 123 (9.06%) WebLogic
5 95 (7.00%) Confluence
6 60 (4.42%) WebSphere
7 46 (3.39%) Apache Solr
8 41 (3.02%) CMS
9 32 (2.36%) Adobe CQ
10 29 (2.14%) Jetty
11 24 (1.77%) OpenStack
12 21 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (1.55%) Node.js
13 20 (1.47%) FileNet
14 19 (1.40%) Alfresco
15 18 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
16 16 (1.18%) SharePoint
16 16 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
16 16 (1.18%) Apache ServiceMix
17 13 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 23 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 26 (1.91%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.44%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
3 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.15%) AquaLogic BPM
4 2 (0.15%) Summit
4 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.074%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.074%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (2.43%) SaaS
4 32 (2.36%) Amazon S3
5 25 (1.84%) PaaS
6 17 (1.25%) GitHub
7 15 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
8 14 (1.03%) Route 53
9 7 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (0.29%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.22%) IaaS
12 2 (0.15%) Force.com
13 1 (0.074%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.074%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 84 (6.19%) HTTP
2 60 (4.42%) Internet
3 25 (1.84%) Firewall
4 19 (1.40%) SSL
5 14 (1.03%) DNS
6 13 (0.96%) LDAP
7 10 (0.74%) TCP/IP
8 9 (0.66%) DHCP
9 8 (0.59%) DSL
10 7 (0.52%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.44%) 2G
11 6 (0.44%) SSH
12 5 (0.37%) AMQP
12 5 (0.37%) 4G
12 5 (0.37%) 3G
13 4 (0.29%) RTP
13 4 (0.29%) SAN
14 3 (0.22%) RTSP
14 3 (0.22%) NAS
15 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (10.09%) Relational Database
2 123 (9.06%) MySQL
3 114 (8.39%) Oracle Database
4 110 (8.10%) NoSQL
5 91 (6.70%) SQL Server
6 83 (6.11%) MongoDB
7 73 (5.38%) RDBMS
8 58 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
9 48 (3.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 47 (3.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 37 (2.72%) Hadoop
12 31 (2.28%) Big Data
13 30 (2.21%) DB2
14 27 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (1.99%) SSDT
15 21 (1.55%) Apache Hive
16 18 (1.33%) Redis
16 18 (1.33%) Hazelcast
17 16 (1.18%) HBase
18 15 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 525 (38.66%) Jenkins
2 352 (25.92%) Subversion
3 343 (25.26%) Ant
4 340 (25.04%) Git (software)
5 324 (23.86%) JUnit
6 242 (17.82%) JIRA
7 221 (16.27%) Selenium
8 216 (15.91%) Eclipse
9 172 (12.67%) Hudson
10 150 (11.05%) Cucumber
11 129 (9.50%) Mockito
12 117 (8.62%) TeamCity
13 73 (5.38%) Gradle
14 64 (4.71%) WebDriver
15 58 (4.27%) Artifactory
16 55 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
16 55 (4.05%) IntelliJ
17 50 (3.68%) JMeter
18 49 (3.61%) SoapUI
19 46 (3.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 191 (14.06%) Finance
2 130 (9.57%) Banking
3 56 (4.12%) Retail
3 56 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 39 (2.87%) Marketing
5 33 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.99%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.69%) Front Office
8 15 (1.10%) Publishing
9 13 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.81%) Advertising
11 9 (0.66%) Games
12 8 (0.59%) Legal
13 7 (0.52%) Dutch Language
13 7 (0.52%) Back Office
13 7 (0.52%) Electronics
14 4 (0.29%) French Language
15 2 (0.15%) Law
16 1 (0.074%) Automotive
16 1 (0.074%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 796 (58.62%) Developer
2 561 (41.31%) Java Developer
3 112 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 101 (7.44%) Senior Developer
5 78 (5.74%) Senior Java Developer
6 74 (5.45%) Architect
7 45 (3.31%) Analyst
8 43 (3.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 42 (3.09%) Software Engineer
10 40 (2.95%) Test Analyst
11 39 (2.87%) Web Developer
12 38 (2.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 36 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
14 35 (2.58%) Tester
15 31 (2.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 30 (2.21%) Release Engineer
17 27 (1.99%) Build and Release Engineer
18 26 (1.91%) Build Engineer
19 24 (1.77%) UI Developer
19 24 (1.77%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (41.75%) Spring
2 403 (29.68%) Web Services
3 384 (28.28%) XML
4 334 (24.59%) HTML
5 327 (24.08%) Hibernate
6 323 (23.78%) J2EE
7 270 (19.88%) SOAP
8 202 (14.87%) JSON
9 199 (14.65%) REST
10 198 (14.58%) RESTful
11 195 (14.36%) CSS
12 145 (10.68%) JMS
13 144 (10.60%) Java EE
14 140 (10.31%) JSP
15 134 (9.87%) jQuery
16 117 (8.62%) Spring MVC
17 113 (8.32%) Ajax
18 111 (8.17%) Servlets
19 108 (7.95%) XSLT
20 100 (7.36%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 201 (14.80%) Open Source
2 69 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 44 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (2.87%) User Experience
5 37 (2.72%) Social Media
5 37 (2.72%) iPad
6 34 (2.50%) Market Risk
7 30 (2.21%) Data Structures
8 28 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.62%) Derivative
10 22 (1.62%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.33%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.18%) Credit Risk
12 16 (1.18%) Algorithms
13 14 (1.03%) Wiki
14 13 (0.96%) GIS
14 13 (0.96%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.96%) Smart Meter
15 11 (0.81%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 428 (31.52%) Linux
2 224 (16.49%) UNIX
3 130 (9.57%) Windows
4 88 (6.48%) CentOS
5 67 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (4.71%) Ubuntu
7 28 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (1.84%) Android
9 20 (1.47%) AIX
10 13 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.66%) Solaris
12 5 (0.37%) HPUX
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.15%) MVS
15 1 (0.074%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 787 (57.95%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (38.29%) Continuous Integration
3 413 (30.41%) Scrum
4 404 (29.75%) TDD
5 220 (16.20%) DevOps
6 215 (15.83%) MVC
7 200 (14.73%) OO
8 193 (14.21%) Configuration Management
9 167 (12.30%) SOA
10 160 (11.78%) Unit Testing
11 159 (11.71%) BDD
12 106 (7.81%) Release Management
13 99 (7.29%) E-Commerce
13 99 (7.29%) Software Engineering
14 94 (6.92%) Waterfall
15 92 (6.77%) Automated Testing
16 83 (6.11%) Kanban
17 79 (5.82%) Multithreading
18 73 (5.38%) Content Management
19 66 (4.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1085 (79.90%) Java
2 349 (25.70%) JavaScript
3 311 (22.90%) SQL
4 94 (6.92%) Python
5 90 (6.63%) Groovy
5 90 (6.63%) Bash Shell
6 75 (5.52%) C#
7 74 (5.45%) PHP
8 69 (5.08%) Perl
9 67 (4.93%) Ruby
10 58 (4.27%) Scala
10 58 (4.27%) Shell Script
11 50 (3.68%) XPath
12 42 (3.09%) PL/SQL
13 37 (2.72%) C++
14 27 (1.99%) XQuery
15 26 (1.91%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.25%) C
17 15 (1.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 14 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 148 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 102 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.34%) Degree
4 27 (1.99%) Sun Certification
5 25 (1.84%) ISTQB
6 24 (1.77%) ISEB
7 23 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (0.22%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.074%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.074%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.33%) QA
2 7 (0.52%) SLA
3 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.37%) SNOMED CT
5 1 (0.074%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.14%) vCloud
3 16 (1.18%) Docker
4 13 (0.96%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.44%) Varnish
6 5 (0.37%) vSphere
6 5 (0.37%) LXC
7 2 (0.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.15%) Squid
8 1 (0.074%) Xen
8 1 (0.074%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.074%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 204 (15.02%) Puppet
2 83 (6.11%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (3.24%) Nagios
4 41 (3.02%) Vagrant
5 34 (2.50%) Ansible
6 33 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (1.69%) ZABBIX
8 19 (1.40%) Kibana
9 17 (1.25%) Graylog2
9 17 (1.25%) Zenoss
10 15 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 15 (1.10%) Oracle Identity Management
11 13 (0.96%) Oozie
12 10 (0.74%) Hyperic
12 10 (0.74%) YUM
12 10 (0.74%) Ganglia
13 8 (0.59%) Salt
14 6 (0.44%) Capistrano
15 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
15 4 (0.29%) logstash
Vendors
1 402 (29.60%) Oracle
2 69 (5.08%) Perforce
3 65 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 57 (4.20%) Red Hat
5 56 (4.12%) IBM
6 47 (3.46%) VMware
7 41 (3.02%) HP
8 38 (2.80%) Endeca
8 38 (2.80%) ATG
9 31 (2.28%) Sybase
10 29 (2.14%) Splunk
11 28 (2.06%) Adobe
12 27 (1.99%) Sun
12 27 (1.99%) Red Gate
13 26 (1.91%) Twitter
14 25 (1.84%) Atlassian
15 12 (0.88%) Google
15 12 (0.88%) TIBCO
16 9 (0.66%) SAP
17 8 (0.59%) Zend
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Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Totaljobs Group.
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jumar
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £440 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £505 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £380-£430 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £340 - £360 per hour
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