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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Maven
Rank 173 206 229
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +23
Contract jobs citing Maven 680 538 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.02% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.33% 8.70% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 347 364
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -

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
7292 6185 6391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4675 3967 3639
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 132 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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 +1 583 £400 -11.11% 165
London +9 362 £450 -10.00% 92
South East +28 86 £375 - 18
City of London -2 76 £525 -4.54% 25
Scotland +26 52 £425 +21.25% 7
Hampshire +17 48 £388 +10.71% 2
Edinburgh - 37 £425 - 2
East of England -6 34 £391 -2.18% 15
East Midlands +16 23 £381 -10.29%
Southampton +11 23 £365 -
North West +6 23 £355 +9.23% 12
Cambridgeshire +13 19 £400 - 5
South West -41 19 £400 +0.62% 12
Wales +2 18 £325 - 3
Cheshire +11 16 £385 +18.46% 1
Yorkshire -30 16 £350 +4.47% 15
West Midlands +1 14 £280 -37.77%
South Wales 0 13 £325 - 1
Chester - 12 £400 -
Berkshire +5 11 £340 -15.00% 3
Cambridge -1 10 £400 - 5
Gloucestershire -17 10 £450 - 2
West Yorkshire -18 10 £363 +13.28% 7
East Sussex - 10 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire -13 9 £387 -6.21% 9
Brighton - 8 £275 - 1
Nottinghamshire +23 7 £363 +3.57%
Reading +8 7 - - 1
Manchester -7 7 £313 -1.57% 10
North East -15 7 £325 - 1

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1030 (78.33%) Java
2 580 (44.11%) Spring
3 482 (36.65%) Jenkins
4 441 (33.54%) Continuous Integration
5 411 (31.25%) Oracle
6 391 (29.73%) Web Services
7 380 (28.90%) Linux
8 379 (28.82%) Hibernate
9 375 (28.52%) Agile Software Development
10 367 (27.91%) TDD
10 367 (27.91%) Scrum
11 353 (26.84%) JavaScript
12 344 (26.16%) Ant
13 340 (25.86%) HTML
13 340 (25.86%) SQL
14 327 (24.87%) Subversion
15 326 (24.79%) XML
16 319 (24.26%) J2EE
17 311 (23.65%) JUnit
17 311 (23.65%) Git (software)
18 249 (18.94%) JIRA
19 247 (18.78%) MVC
20 235 (17.87%) Apache
20 235 (17.87%) Tomcat
21 223 (16.96%) SOAP
22 220 (16.73%) CSS
23 217 (16.50%) Selenium
24 209 (15.89%) JBoss
25 207 (15.74%) Finance
26 204 (15.51%) UNIX

Maven
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 235 (17.87%) Apache
1 235 (17.87%) Tomcat
2 151 (11.48%) WebLogic
3 85 (6.46%) Confluence
4 65 (4.94%) WebSphere
5 41 (3.12%) Apache Solr
6 30 (2.28%) Jetty
7 29 (2.21%) Apache ServiceMix
8 28 (2.13%) CMS
9 27 (2.05%) Adobe CQ
10 22 (1.67%) OpenStack
11 18 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
11 18 (1.37%) SharePoint
12 16 (1.22%) IIS
12 16 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
13 15 (1.14%) Mule
13 15 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
14 14 (1.06%) Node.js
14 14 (1.06%) nginx
14 14 (1.06%) MQSeries
Applications
1 20 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.06%) MS Office
3 1 (0.076%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.15%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.076%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.076%) Magento
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.076%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (2.89%) Amazon S3
4 37 (2.81%) SaaS
5 25 (1.90%) Route 53
5 25 (1.90%) Amazon ELB
6 21 (1.60%) PaaS
7 19 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.84%) GitHub
9 7 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.23%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.15%) Force.com
12 1 (0.076%) IaaS
12 1 (0.076%) ElastiCache
12 1 (0.076%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.93%) HTTP
2 52 (3.95%) Internet
3 30 (2.28%) LDAP
4 27 (2.05%) SSL
5 26 (1.98%) DNS
6 21 (1.60%) DHCP
6 21 (1.60%) Firewall
7 13 (0.99%) 2G
8 12 (0.91%) Wireshark
9 11 (0.84%) 4G
9 11 (0.84%) 3G
10 9 (0.68%) Kerberos
11 8 (0.61%) TCP/IP
11 8 (0.61%) X.509
12 7 (0.53%) DSL
13 6 (0.46%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.46%) SSH
14 5 (0.38%) AMQP
14 5 (0.38%) SAN
15 4 (0.30%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (9.43%) Oracle Database
2 123 (9.35%) Relational Database
3 116 (8.82%) MySQL
4 86 (6.54%) NoSQL
5 84 (6.39%) SQL Server
6 68 (5.17%) MongoDB
7 65 (4.94%) RDBMS
8 49 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 44 (3.35%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (3.04%) SSDT
11 33 (2.51%) Big Data
12 32 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 26 (1.98%) Hadoop
14 19 (1.44%) DB2
15 18 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.22%) Apache Hive
17 15 (1.14%) Couchbase
18 11 (0.84%) CouchDB
18 11 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 482 (36.65%) Jenkins
2 344 (26.16%) Ant
3 327 (24.87%) Subversion
4 311 (23.65%) JUnit
4 311 (23.65%) Git (software)
5 249 (18.94%) JIRA
6 217 (16.50%) Selenium
7 192 (14.60%) Eclipse
8 158 (12.02%) Hudson
9 136 (10.34%) TeamCity
10 126 (9.58%) Cucumber
11 116 (8.82%) Mockito
12 80 (6.08%) WebDriver
13 79 (6.01%) Gradle
14 75 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
15 65 (4.94%) Artifactory
16 60 (4.56%) TestNG
17 56 (4.26%) Visual Studio
18 51 (3.88%) Apache Ivy
19 46 (3.50%) MSBuild
General
1 207 (15.74%) Finance
2 121 (9.20%) Banking
3 62 (4.71%) Retail
4 53 (4.03%) Investment Banking
5 39 (2.97%) Marketing
6 36 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.44%) Front Office
7 19 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.99%) Electronics
10 12 (0.91%) Back Office
11 11 (0.84%) Games
12 7 (0.53%) Publishing
13 6 (0.46%) Advertising
14 5 (0.38%) Dutch Language
15 4 (0.30%) Legal
16 2 (0.15%) French Language
17 1 (0.076%) Danish Language
17 1 (0.076%) Automotive
17 1 (0.076%) Law
Job Titles
1 794 (60.38%) Developer
2 536 (40.76%) Java Developer
3 102 (7.76%) Senior Developer
4 97 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 87 (6.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 60 (4.56%) Architect
7 59 (4.49%) Web Developer
8 53 (4.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 45 (3.42%) Release Engineer
10 40 (3.04%) Build Engineer
10 40 (3.04%) Build and Release Engineer
11 38 (2.89%) Software Engineer
11 38 (2.89%) Analyst
12 37 (2.81%) Tester
13 34 (2.59%) Java Web Developer
14 30 (2.28%) UI Developer
15 28 (2.13%) UI Programmer
16 26 (1.98%) Consultant
17 24 (1.83%) J2EE Developer
17 24 (1.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 580 (44.11%) Spring
2 391 (29.73%) Web Services
3 379 (28.82%) Hibernate
4 340 (25.86%) HTML
5 326 (24.79%) XML
6 319 (24.26%) J2EE
7 223 (16.96%) SOAP
8 220 (16.73%) CSS
9 184 (13.99%) jQuery
10 180 (13.69%) REST
11 173 (13.16%) Java EE
12 166 (12.62%) RESTful
13 153 (11.63%) JSON
14 146 (11.10%) JMS
15 126 (9.58%) Spring MVC
16 125 (9.51%) JSP
17 124 (9.43%) JPA
18 112 (8.52%) .NET
19 101 (7.68%) HTML5
20 100 (7.60%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 177 (13.46%) Open Source
2 52 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 44 (3.35%) iPad
4 40 (3.04%) Social Media
5 33 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 31 (2.36%) Market Risk
7 25 (1.90%) Client/Server
8 24 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.75%) Credit Risk
10 20 (1.52%) Fixed Income
11 19 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (1.37%) Mathematics
12 18 (1.37%) Visualisation
13 14 (1.06%) GIS
14 13 (0.99%) Wiki
15 12 (0.91%) PKI
16 11 (0.84%) Smartphone
16 11 (0.84%) Handset
17 10 (0.76%) Management Information System
17 10 (0.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 380 (28.90%) Linux
2 204 (15.51%) UNIX
3 122 (9.28%) Windows
4 70 (5.32%) CentOS
5 41 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (2.51%) Ubuntu
8 20 (1.52%) Android
9 16 (1.22%) Solaris
10 11 (0.84%) AIX
11 7 (0.53%) HPUX
11 7 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.15%) MVS
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.076%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.076%) Debian
14 1 (0.076%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.076%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.076%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (33.54%) Continuous Integration
2 375 (28.52%) Agile Software Development
3 367 (27.91%) TDD
3 367 (27.91%) Scrum
4 247 (18.78%) MVC
5 180 (13.69%) DevOps
6 172 (13.08%) Configuration Management
7 169 (12.85%) BDD
8 168 (12.78%) OO
9 140 (10.65%) SOA
10 129 (9.81%) Unit Testing
11 107 (8.14%) Release Management
12 106 (8.06%) E-Commerce
13 100 (7.60%) Automated Testing
14 91 (6.92%) UML
15 86 (6.54%) Software Engineering
16 75 (5.70%) Kanban
17 68 (5.17%) Waterfall
18 67 (5.10%) Automation Testing
19 61 (4.64%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1030 (78.33%) Java
2 353 (26.84%) JavaScript
3 340 (25.86%) SQL
4 103 (7.83%) Groovy
5 94 (7.15%) Python
6 77 (5.86%) PL/SQL
7 64 (4.87%) Shell Script
8 58 (4.41%) Bash Shell
9 54 (4.11%) C#
10 52 (3.95%) Ruby
11 49 (3.73%) PHP
12 43 (3.27%) Perl
13 38 (2.89%) Scala
14 32 (2.43%) XPath
15 28 (2.13%) C++
16 26 (1.98%) T-SQL
17 20 (1.52%) C
18 15 (1.14%) Korn
19 14 (1.06%) PowerShell
19 14 (1.06%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 90 (6.84%) Security Cleared
2 59 (4.49%) Degree
3 49 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.98%) ISEB
5 24 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.37%) Sun Certification
7 15 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.23%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.076%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.076%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (8.29%) QA
2 8 (0.61%) SNOMED CT
3 7 (0.53%) SLA
4 6 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.15%) WAI
6 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (2.36%) vCloud
2 23 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.76%) Docker
3 10 (0.76%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.46%) Varnish
5 5 (0.38%) HDFS
6 4 (0.30%) Squid
7 3 (0.23%) Active Directory
7 3 (0.23%) Cygwin
7 3 (0.23%) vSphere
8 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.076%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.076%) Xen
Systems Management
1 177 (13.46%) Puppet
2 69 (5.25%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (3.95%) Vagrant
4 35 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (2.51%) Nagios
6 19 (1.44%) ZABBIX
7 12 (0.91%) Kibana
8 11 (0.84%) Graylog2
8 11 (0.84%) Zenoss
9 10 (0.76%) YUM
10 9 (0.68%) Ganglia
10 9 (0.68%) Hyperic
11 8 (0.61%) Ansible
12 7 (0.53%) Salt
12 7 (0.53%) OpenSSO
12 7 (0.53%) Oozie
13 4 (0.30%) Capistrano
14 3 (0.23%) OpenView
15 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
15 2 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 411 (31.25%) Oracle
2 209 (15.89%) JBoss
3 65 (4.94%) Perforce
4 61 (4.64%) Red Hat
5 58 (4.41%) Microsoft
6 46 (3.50%) Endeca
7 45 (3.42%) IBM
8 42 (3.19%) ATG
9 40 (3.04%) Red Gate
10 39 (2.97%) VMware
11 33 (2.51%) Sun
12 31 (2.36%) Sybase
13 25 (1.90%) HP
14 24 (1.83%) Adobe
14 24 (1.83%) Google
15 23 (1.75%) Splunk
16 20 (1.52%) RightScale
17 19 (1.44%) Twitter
17 19 (1.44%) Atlassian
18 16 (1.22%) Atomikos
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £315 - £365 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £405 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
PayPoint
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Real Time Recruitment
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago