The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Maven
Rank 177 199 239
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +40
Contract jobs citing Maven 634 504 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 0.99% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.04% 8.58% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 318 324
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 £300 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £608 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7010 5871 6100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.82% 11.49% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4495 3682 3574
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 143 219
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 £25.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 509 £405 -10.00% 157
London -14 307 £450 -10.00% 87
Scotland +45 79 £400 +33.33% 6
City of London -12 72 £525 -4.54% 21
South East -6 71 £388 -1.58% 16
Edinburgh +32 58 £425 +30.76%
East of England +9 45 £375 -6.25% 8
Hampshire +6 39 £400 - 4
Cambridgeshire +20 32 £400 - 2
Wales - 25 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -17 22 £350 +2.94% 8
South Wales - 22 £350 - 2
South West -27 18 £400 -2.73% 15
West Yorkshire -10 17 £373 +9.55% 5
North West +9 16 £370 +13.84% 7
Cheshire - 15 £370 -
Southampton - 15 £400 - 2
Leeds -10 14 £350 +2.94% 2
East Midlands +9 13 £375 -11.76% 6
West Midlands +3 12 £300 -33.33% 8
Chester - 12 £400 -
Cardiff - 12 £400 - 1
Cambridge +3 11 £400 - 2
Berkshire -1 10 £300 -23.80% 2
East Sussex - 10 £275 -
Hertfordshire +3 9 £298 -25.62% 5
Gloucestershire -8 9 £450 - 2
North East -10 8 £325 -13.33% 2
Brighton - 8 £275 -
Reading +6 6 - -

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1056 (78.98%) Java
2 602 (45.03%) Spring
3 479 (35.83%) Jenkins
4 412 (30.82%) Oracle
5 408 (30.52%) Continuous Integration
6 391 (29.24%) Ant
7 388 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
8 381 (28.50%) HTML
9 380 (28.42%) Hibernate
10 378 (28.27%) Web Services
11 375 (28.05%) JavaScript
12 355 (26.55%) Linux
13 353 (26.40%) Scrum
14 351 (26.25%) J2EE
15 346 (25.88%) TDD
16 343 (25.65%) Subversion
17 338 (25.28%) XML
18 336 (25.13%) SQL
19 316 (23.64%) Git (software)
20 304 (22.74%) JUnit
21 265 (19.82%) MVC
22 261 (19.52%) CSS
23 237 (17.73%) Tomcat
24 232 (17.35%) JIRA
25 227 (16.98%) Finance
26 219 (16.38%) Apache
27 217 (16.23%) SOAP
28 212 (15.86%) jQuery
29 211 (15.78%) JBoss
30 208 (15.56%) Selenium

Maven
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 237 (17.73%) Tomcat
2 219 (16.38%) Apache
3 178 (13.31%) WebLogic
4 80 (5.98%) Confluence
5 55 (4.11%) WebSphere
6 36 (2.69%) Apache ServiceMix
7 35 (2.62%) Apache Solr
8 34 (2.54%) CMS
9 30 (2.24%) Jetty
10 25 (1.87%) Alfresco
10 25 (1.87%) Adobe CQ
11 22 (1.65%) SharePoint
12 21 (1.57%) OpenStack
13 20 (1.50%) IIS
14 19 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
14 19 (1.42%) Oracle Service Bus
15 18 (1.35%) Mule
15 18 (1.35%) GlassFish
16 16 (1.20%) nginx
17 14 (1.05%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (1.27%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.075%) MS Project
3 1 (0.075%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.075%) Global One
4 1 (0.075%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.075%) Magento
4 1 (0.075%) AquaLogic BPM
4 1 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 56 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (2.47%) Amazon S3
4 29 (2.17%) SaaS
5 23 (1.72%) Route 53
5 23 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
6 16 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.05%) PaaS
8 8 (0.60%) GitHub
9 6 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.15%) Force.com
11 1 (0.075%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.79%) HTTP
2 52 (3.89%) Internet
3 30 (2.24%) DNS
4 29 (2.17%) LDAP
5 28 (2.09%) SSL
6 23 (1.72%) Firewall
6 23 (1.72%) DHCP
7 15 (1.12%) 2G
8 14 (1.05%) 3G
8 14 (1.05%) 4G
9 13 (0.97%) Wireshark
9 13 (0.97%) Kerberos
10 12 (0.90%) X.509
11 7 (0.52%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.52%) SAN
12 6 (0.45%) SSH
12 6 (0.45%) OpenVPN
13 5 (0.37%) TCP/IP
14 4 (0.30%) AMQP
14 4 (0.30%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (9.27%) Oracle Database
2 118 (8.83%) Relational Database
3 99 (7.40%) MySQL
4 74 (5.53%) NoSQL
5 72 (5.39%) SQL Server
6 70 (5.24%) MongoDB
7 69 (5.16%) RDBMS
8 53 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 44 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
10 40 (2.99%) SSDT
11 33 (2.47%) Big Data
12 29 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (1.72%) Hadoop
14 21 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
16 17 (1.27%) Couchbase
17 14 (1.05%) DB2
18 13 (0.97%) Apache Hive
19 11 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
19 11 (0.82%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 479 (35.83%) Jenkins
2 391 (29.24%) Ant
3 343 (25.65%) Subversion
4 316 (23.64%) Git (software)
5 304 (22.74%) JUnit
6 232 (17.35%) JIRA
7 208 (15.56%) Selenium
8 198 (14.81%) Eclipse
9 154 (11.52%) Hudson
10 129 (9.65%) TeamCity
11 123 (9.20%) Cucumber
12 116 (8.68%) Mockito
13 83 (6.21%) WebDriver
14 76 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 76 (5.68%) Gradle
15 73 (5.46%) TestNG
16 67 (5.01%) Apache Ivy
17 57 (4.26%) Artifactory
17 57 (4.26%) Visual Studio
18 48 (3.59%) SoapUI
General
1 227 (16.98%) Finance
2 141 (10.55%) Banking
3 59 (4.41%) Retail
4 49 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 39 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.77%) Marketing
7 22 (1.65%) Front Office
8 16 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.97%) Games
10 12 (0.90%) Back Office
10 12 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.82%) Electronics
12 7 (0.52%) Publishing
13 6 (0.45%) Advertising
14 3 (0.22%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.075%) French Language
15 1 (0.075%) German Language
15 1 (0.075%) Danish Language
15 1 (0.075%) Automotive
15 1 (0.075%) Legal
Job Titles
1 835 (62.45%) Developer
2 545 (40.76%) Java Developer
3 129 (9.65%) Senior Developer
4 106 (7.93%) Senior Java Developer
5 80 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 71 (5.31%) Web Developer
7 60 (4.49%) Architect
7 60 (4.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 46 (3.44%) Build Engineer
9 44 (3.29%) Release Engineer
10 41 (3.07%) Java Web Developer
11 39 (2.92%) Build and Release Engineer
12 36 (2.69%) Tester
12 36 (2.69%) Software Engineer
13 35 (2.62%) Analyst
14 32 (2.39%) J2EE Developer
15 29 (2.17%) Software Developer
16 28 (2.09%) UI Developer
17 26 (1.94%) UI Programmer
18 23 (1.72%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 602 (45.03%) Spring
2 381 (28.50%) HTML
3 380 (28.42%) Hibernate
4 378 (28.27%) Web Services
5 351 (26.25%) J2EE
6 338 (25.28%) XML
7 261 (19.52%) CSS
8 217 (16.23%) SOAP
9 212 (15.86%) jQuery
10 190 (14.21%) Java EE
10 190 (14.21%) REST
11 157 (11.74%) RESTful
12 154 (11.52%) JSON
13 153 (11.44%) JMS
14 128 (9.57%) JSP
15 127 (9.50%) .NET
16 126 (9.42%) Spring MVC
17 120 (8.98%) JPA
18 113 (8.45%) HTML5
19 95 (7.11%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 166 (12.42%) Open Source
2 44 (3.29%) Mobile App
3 43 (3.22%) iPad
4 42 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.84%) Social Media
6 26 (1.94%) Market Risk
6 26 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 23 (1.72%) Fixed Income
8 21 (1.57%) Mathematics
9 19 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 18 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (1.20%) GIS
11 16 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
12 15 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
13 14 (1.05%) Handset
13 14 (1.05%) PKI
14 13 (0.97%) Wiki
15 12 (0.90%) Derivative
16 11 (0.82%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 355 (26.55%) Linux
2 202 (15.11%) UNIX
3 109 (8.15%) Windows
4 57 (4.26%) CentOS
5 40 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.72%) Android
7 20 (1.50%) Ubuntu
8 16 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (1.12%) Solaris
10 13 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.82%) AIX
12 5 (0.37%) HPUX
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.15%) MVS
13 2 (0.15%) Debian
14 1 (0.075%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.075%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.075%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.075%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (30.52%) Continuous Integration
2 388 (29.02%) Agile Software Development
3 353 (26.40%) Scrum
4 346 (25.88%) TDD
5 265 (19.82%) MVC
6 162 (12.12%) SOA
7 159 (11.89%) BDD
8 153 (11.44%) Configuration Management
9 150 (11.22%) DevOps
10 138 (10.32%) OO
11 126 (9.42%) Unit Testing
12 104 (7.78%) Automated Testing
13 102 (7.63%) UML
13 102 (7.63%) Release Management
14 100 (7.48%) E-Commerce
15 82 (6.13%) Software Engineering
16 69 (5.16%) Automation Testing
17 65 (4.86%) Test Automation
18 61 (4.56%) Kanban
19 60 (4.49%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1056 (78.98%) Java
2 375 (28.05%) JavaScript
3 336 (25.13%) SQL
4 109 (8.15%) Groovy
5 94 (7.03%) Python
6 90 (6.73%) PL/SQL
7 60 (4.49%) Shell Script
8 55 (4.11%) Ruby
9 49 (3.66%) C#
10 43 (3.22%) Bash Shell
11 38 (2.84%) Scala
12 35 (2.62%) XPath
12 35 (2.62%) Perl
13 30 (2.24%) PHP
14 19 (1.42%) C++
15 18 (1.35%) XQuery
16 16 (1.20%) T-SQL
17 14 (1.05%) C
18 12 (0.90%) Korn
18 12 (0.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 90 (6.73%) Security Cleared
2 62 (4.64%) Degree
3 48 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.80%) ISEB
5 21 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.35%) Sun Certification
7 16 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.37%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.22%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.15%) CCA
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.075%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.075%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (8.53%) QA
2 8 (0.60%) SNOMED CT
3 7 (0.52%) SLA
4 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.075%) WAI
System Software
1 26 (1.94%) vCloud
2 12 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.45%) Docker
4 6 (0.45%) Squid
5 5 (0.37%) HDFS
5 5 (0.37%) VirtualBox
6 4 (0.30%) Cygwin
7 3 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.22%) vSphere
8 1 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 146 (10.92%) Puppet
2 59 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (3.59%) Vagrant
4 47 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
5 35 (2.62%) Nagios
6 17 (1.27%) ZABBIX
7 8 (0.60%) Ganglia
7 8 (0.60%) Zenoss
7 8 (0.60%) Hyperic
7 8 (0.60%) Kibana
7 8 (0.60%) Graylog2
8 7 (0.52%) Ansible
8 7 (0.52%) OpenSSO
9 6 (0.45%) Salt
10 5 (0.37%) Capistrano
11 4 (0.30%) Oozie
12 3 (0.22%) OpenView
12 3 (0.22%) Opsview
13 2 (0.15%) Scalr
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 412 (30.82%) Oracle
2 211 (15.78%) JBoss
3 55 (4.11%) Microsoft
4 50 (3.74%) Perforce
5 48 (3.59%) Red Hat
6 43 (3.22%) Endeca
7 40 (2.99%) Red Gate
8 39 (2.92%) ATG
9 36 (2.69%) Google
9 36 (2.69%) Sun
10 34 (2.54%) Adobe
11 31 (2.32%) IBM
12 29 (2.17%) VMware
13 27 (2.02%) HP
14 23 (1.72%) Sybase
14 23 (1.72%) Atomikos
15 21 (1.57%) RightScale
16 20 (1.50%) Akamai
17 18 (1.35%) Alterian
18 16 (1.20%) Apple
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