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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Maven
Rank 164 198 179
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -19
Contract jobs citing Maven 737 528 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.02% 1.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.10% 8.79% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 359 383
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £48.75 £57.15 £46.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.69% +22.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £57.15 £46.50
% change year-on-year
-16.88% +22.90%

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
7295 6008 5832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.19% 11.62% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 3856 3589
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 145 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 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 +37 674 £450 +1.80% 140
London +37 414 £475 +5.55% 79
South East +35 96 £450 +22.03% 23
City of London +16 90 £520 +4.00% 28
Hampshire +18 43 £400 -5.88% 6
South West -13 43 £425 +13.33% 9
North West +15 40 £375 +3.44% 9
Scotland -21 29 £400 - 7
Southampton +21 28 £400 +26.98% 3
East of England +6 24 £405 -1.81% 6
West Midlands +1 22 £422 +59.05% 4
East Midlands +27 21 £350 -17.64% 1
Surrey +11 21 £450 +22.03% 8
Gloucestershire 0 20 £478 - 2
Manchester +3 19 £350 -3.44% 3
Oxfordshire - 17 £475 - 3
Edinburgh -6 16 £415 +3.75% 3
Wales -10 16 £400 +2.56% 5
Nottinghamshire +17 15 £350 -17.64%
Nottingham +15 15 £350 -17.64%
Bristol -6 14 £400 +6.66% 2
Hertfordshire +14 13 £405 -16.92% 2
Cheshire +13 13 £400 -6.97% 1
Leatherhead - 9 £500 -
Oxford - 9 £463 - 2
Berkshire -2 8 £431 +43.75% 1
Yorkshire -30 7 £340 -2.85% 8
Reading +18 6 £456 +52.08%
Glasgow -5 6 £350 +7.69%
Ipswich - 6 £400 -

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1183 (83.25%) Java
2 847 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
3 595 (41.87%) Spring
4 589 (41.45%) Jenkins
5 553 (38.92%) Continuous Integration
6 498 (35.05%) Linux
7 428 (30.12%) Web Services
8 420 (29.56%) Oracle
9 418 (29.42%) TDD
10 412 (28.99%) Scrum
11 395 (27.80%) XML
12 382 (26.88%) Subversion
13 374 (26.32%) Git (software)
14 365 (25.69%) JavaScript
15 361 (25.40%) Ant
16 348 (24.49%) HTML
17 346 (24.35%) JUnit
18 320 (22.52%) J2EE
19 318 (22.38%) SQL
20 313 (22.03%) Hibernate
21 272 (19.14%) UNIX
21 272 (19.14%) Tomcat
22 271 (19.07%) SOAP
23 245 (17.24%) Apache
23 245 (17.24%) Puppet
24 235 (16.54%) DevOps
25 231 (16.26%) Eclipse
26 229 (16.12%) REST
27 226 (15.90%) JIRA
28 221 (15.55%) JBoss

Maven
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 272 (19.14%) Tomcat
2 245 (17.24%) Apache
3 221 (15.55%) JBoss
4 125 (8.80%) WebLogic
5 92 (6.47%) Confluence
6 61 (4.29%) CMS
7 58 (4.08%) WebSphere
8 39 (2.74%) Apache Solr
9 37 (2.60%) Node.js
10 35 (2.46%) Adobe CQ
11 29 (2.04%) Jetty
12 28 (1.97%) OpenStack
13 27 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 24 (1.69%) Alfresco
15 20 (1.41%) FileNet
16 19 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
17 17 (1.20%) Mule
18 13 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
18 13 (0.91%) GlassFish
18 13 (0.91%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 36 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS Project
3 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.42%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 6 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.21%) Summit
3 3 (0.21%) AquaLogic BPM
4 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.070%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 91 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
3 37 (2.60%) PaaS
4 36 (2.53%) Amazon S3
5 27 (1.90%) GitHub
6 26 (1.83%) SaaS
7 15 (1.06%) Route 53
7 15 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (0.42%) IaaS
11 5 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.28%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.21%) CloudBees
14 2 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.14%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Azure
15 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 89 (6.26%) HTTP
2 55 (3.87%) Internet
3 25 (1.76%) Firewall
4 15 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 14 (0.99%) DNS
6 13 (0.91%) SSL
7 12 (0.84%) LDAP
8 11 (0.77%) DHCP
9 8 (0.56%) DSL
10 6 (0.42%) OpenLDAP
10 6 (0.42%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.28%) AMQP
12 3 (0.21%) SSH
12 3 (0.21%) DVB
13 2 (0.14%) MRTG
13 2 (0.14%) Broadband
13 2 (0.14%) Reverse Proxy
14 1 (0.070%) Wireshark
14 1 (0.070%) RTP
14 1 (0.070%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (10.63%) Relational Database
2 127 (8.94%) Oracle Database
3 125 (8.80%) MySQL
4 112 (7.88%) MongoDB
5 109 (7.67%) NoSQL
6 100 (7.04%) SQL Server
7 71 (5.00%) RDBMS
8 63 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (3.31%) Hadoop
9 47 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 37 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 34 (2.39%) DB2
11 34 (2.39%) Big Data
12 27 (1.90%) Redis
13 24 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (1.48%) Hazelcast
15 19 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (1.34%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.20%) HBase
16 17 (1.20%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 589 (41.45%) Jenkins
2 382 (26.88%) Subversion
3 374 (26.32%) Git (software)
4 361 (25.40%) Ant
5 346 (24.35%) JUnit
6 231 (16.26%) Eclipse
7 226 (15.90%) JIRA
8 220 (15.48%) Selenium
9 184 (12.95%) Cucumber
10 163 (11.47%) Hudson
10 163 (11.47%) Mockito
11 102 (7.18%) TeamCity
12 66 (4.64%) IntelliJ
13 59 (4.15%) Gradle
13 59 (4.15%) WebDriver
14 55 (3.87%) Artifactory
15 54 (3.80%) ClearCase
16 51 (3.59%) JMeter
17 44 (3.10%) SoapUI
18 40 (2.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 196 (13.79%) Finance
2 150 (10.56%) Banking
3 61 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 52 (3.66%) Retail
5 35 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.39%) Marketing
7 27 (1.90%) Financial Institution
8 24 (1.69%) Front Office
9 23 (1.62%) Publishing
10 19 (1.34%) Games
11 17 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.56%) Electronics
12 8 (0.56%) Advertising
12 8 (0.56%) Legal
13 7 (0.49%) French Language
13 7 (0.49%) Back Office
14 6 (0.42%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.14%) Law
17 1 (0.070%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 828 (58.27%) Developer
2 610 (42.93%) Java Developer
3 121 (8.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 115 (8.09%) Senior Developer
5 87 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
6 84 (5.91%) Architect
7 61 (4.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 44 (3.10%) Analyst
9 41 (2.89%) Test Analyst
10 38 (2.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 36 (2.53%) Software Engineer
12 34 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
13 33 (2.32%) Web Developer
14 30 (2.11%) Tester
15 26 (1.83%) Administrator
16 24 (1.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 22 (1.55%) Technical Leader
18 21 (1.48%) Consultant
19 20 (1.41%) Middleware Developer
19 20 (1.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (41.87%) Spring
2 428 (30.12%) Web Services
3 395 (27.80%) XML
4 348 (24.49%) HTML
5 320 (22.52%) J2EE
6 313 (22.03%) Hibernate
7 271 (19.07%) SOAP
8 229 (16.12%) REST
9 210 (14.78%) CSS
9 210 (14.78%) JSON
10 206 (14.50%) RESTful
11 155 (10.91%) JSP
12 142 (9.99%) JMS
13 138 (9.71%) Servlets
14 134 (9.43%) jQuery
15 131 (9.22%) Java EE
16 117 (8.23%) XSLT
16 117 (8.23%) Spring MVC
17 110 (7.74%) Ajax
18 106 (7.46%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 218 (15.34%) Open Source
2 76 (5.35%) Computer Science
3 60 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (2.89%) Derivative
5 38 (2.67%) User Experience
6 36 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (2.25%) iPad
7 32 (2.25%) Social Media
8 27 (1.90%) Data Structures
9 25 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.69%) Market Risk
10 24 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
11 20 (1.41%) Mobile App
12 17 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.13%) Management Information System
14 15 (1.06%) Digital Media
15 14 (0.99%) Smart Meter
16 13 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
17 12 (0.84%) Equities
18 11 (0.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 498 (35.05%) Linux
2 272 (19.14%) UNIX
3 138 (9.71%) Windows
4 112 (7.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 109 (7.67%) CentOS
6 98 (6.90%) Ubuntu
7 38 (2.67%) Android
8 28 (1.97%) AIX
9 22 (1.55%) Solaris
10 15 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 14 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.42%) VMS
14 5 (0.35%) HPUX
15 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 2 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
18 1 (0.070%) FreeBSD
18 1 (0.070%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.070%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 847 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (38.92%) Continuous Integration
3 418 (29.42%) TDD
4 412 (28.99%) Scrum
5 235 (16.54%) DevOps
6 217 (15.27%) OO
7 206 (14.50%) BDD
8 188 (13.23%) MVC
9 167 (11.75%) SOA
10 164 (11.54%) Configuration Management
10 164 (11.54%) Unit Testing
11 100 (7.04%) E-Commerce
12 94 (6.62%) Kanban
13 93 (6.54%) Software Engineering
14 88 (6.19%) Waterfall
15 78 (5.49%) Automated Testing
16 77 (5.42%) Multithreading
17 76 (5.35%) Release Management
18 73 (5.14%) Content Management
19 72 (5.07%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1183 (83.25%) Java
2 365 (25.69%) JavaScript
3 318 (22.38%) SQL
4 126 (8.87%) Bash Shell
5 121 (8.52%) Python
6 105 (7.39%) Perl
7 97 (6.83%) Ruby
8 82 (5.77%) Groovy
9 78 (5.49%) PHP
10 72 (5.07%) C#
11 65 (4.57%) Scala
12 55 (3.87%) PL/SQL
13 53 (3.73%) XPath
14 47 (3.31%) Shell Script
15 38 (2.67%) C++
16 29 (2.04%) XQuery
17 25 (1.76%) T-SQL
18 24 (1.69%) PowerShell
19 17 (1.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
20 15 (1.06%) Lua
Qualifications
1 174 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 116 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 73 (5.14%) Degree
4 36 (2.53%) Sun Certification
5 33 (2.32%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.41%) ISTQB
7 17 (1.20%) ISEB
8 13 (0.91%) OCPJP
9 9 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.070%) PMP
12 1 (0.070%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.070%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (5.49%) QA
2 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.35%) WCAG
4 4 (0.28%) SNOMED CT
5 3 (0.21%) SLA
6 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.070%) WAI
7 1 (0.070%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 38 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.04%) vCloud
3 18 (1.27%) Docker
3 18 (1.27%) VirtualBox
4 12 (0.84%) Squid
5 6 (0.42%) Varnish
5 6 (0.42%) vSphere
6 2 (0.14%) LXC
6 2 (0.14%) HDFS
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.070%) Xen
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.070%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 245 (17.24%) Puppet
2 111 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
3 69 (4.86%) Ansible
4 54 (3.80%) Nagios
5 47 (3.31%) Vagrant
6 37 (2.60%) ZABBIX
7 23 (1.62%) Kibana
8 20 (1.41%) Graphite
8 20 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (1.34%) Zenoss
9 19 (1.34%) Graylog2
10 17 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 16 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Management
12 14 (0.99%) Oozie
13 13 (0.91%) Hyperic
14 11 (0.77%) yum
15 10 (0.70%) Ganglia
16 9 (0.63%) logstash
17 8 (0.56%) Salt
18 6 (0.42%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 420 (29.56%) Oracle
2 77 (5.42%) Red Hat
3 66 (4.64%) Perforce
4 59 (4.15%) Microsoft
5 56 (3.94%) VMware
6 54 (3.80%) IBM
7 43 (3.03%) Sybase
8 41 (2.89%) HP
9 33 (2.32%) Endeca
9 33 (2.32%) ATG
10 32 (2.25%) Splunk
11 25 (1.76%) Atlassian
12 24 (1.69%) Adobe
13 23 (1.62%) Twitter
14 20 (1.41%) Sun
15 17 (1.20%) TIBCO
16 16 (1.13%) BEA
17 15 (1.06%) Google
18 11 (0.77%) SAP
19 10 (0.70%) Zend
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Greater London
IntaPeople
Rate: £290 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £330 - £370 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Noir Consulting
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 6 days ago