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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Maven
Rank 153 200 177
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -23
Contract jobs citing Maven 696 495 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.01% 1.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.24% 8.56% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 313 356
Average daily rate
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£438 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £567 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £57.15 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +28.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £57.15 £46.50
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +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
6800 5781 5381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.57% 11.84% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4600 3654 3338
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 212
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 £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
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 29 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 +49 641 £450 +5.88% 199
London +35 405 £475 +6.74% 94
South East +39 84 £400 +8.47% 33
City of London +9 79 £500 +10.98% 32
Hampshire +20 53 £375 -17.80% 13
North West +36 45 £375 +3.44% 12
South West +12 43 £425 -2.85% 25
Scotland -24 33 £375 - 4
Southampton +16 32 £388 +23.01% 4
West Midlands +7 22 £425 +60.37% 5
Gloucestershire +6 22 £458 - 2
Manchester +11 18 £350 -3.44% 9
Edinburgh -5 17 £400 +2.56% 2
Cheshire +16 15 £363 +61.11% 2
East of England +12 15 £376 -16.55% 18
East Midlands +28 14 £363 - 2
Berkshire -2 10 £425 +41.66% 4
Yorkshire -11 10 £325 - 10
Wales -16 10 £400 - 11
Bristol -3 9 £400 +6.66% 9
Reading +9 8 £438 +45.83% 3
Docklands, London +16 7 £380 -
Hertfordshire +7 7 £313 -30.55% 7
Nottinghamshire 0 7 £425 -
Nottingham -1 7 £425 -
South Wales -14 7 £400 - 11
Canary Wharf +17 6 £688 -
Salford +2 6 £348 -4.13%
Basingstoke - 6 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 6 £445 - 4

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1199 (84.50%) Java
2 858 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
3 597 (42.07%) Spring
4 590 (41.58%) Jenkins
5 567 (39.96%) Continuous Integration
6 510 (35.94%) Linux
7 422 (29.74%) Web Services
8 401 (28.26%) Subversion
9 393 (27.70%) Oracle
10 392 (27.63%) Git (software)
11 384 (27.06%) TDD
12 378 (26.64%) Scrum
13 371 (26.15%) XML
14 370 (26.07%) Ant
15 364 (25.65%) JUnit
16 341 (24.03%) JavaScript
17 331 (23.33%) HTML
18 311 (21.92%) J2EE
19 310 (21.85%) SQL
20 308 (21.71%) Hibernate
21 289 (20.37%) SOAP
22 273 (19.24%) UNIX
23 265 (18.68%) Tomcat
24 248 (17.48%) REST
25 245 (17.27%) DevOps
26 237 (16.70%) Puppet
27 226 (15.93%) Eclipse
28 217 (15.29%) CSS
29 216 (15.22%) Apache
30 215 (15.15%) Selenium

Maven
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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
1 265 (18.68%) Tomcat
2 216 (15.22%) Apache
3 207 (14.59%) JBoss
4 134 (9.44%) WebLogic
5 76 (5.36%) Confluence
6 58 (4.09%) CMS
7 57 (4.02%) WebSphere
8 43 (3.03%) Node.js
9 38 (2.68%) Mule
10 31 (2.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 30 (2.11%) Apache Solr
12 28 (1.97%) Jetty
13 26 (1.83%) Adobe CQ
14 24 (1.69%) Alfresco
15 21 (1.48%) OpenStack
16 18 (1.27%) FileNet
17 12 (0.85%) Apache ServiceMix
18 11 (0.78%) nginx
18 11 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
19 10 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 41 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.42%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 4 (0.28%) Summit
5 3 (0.21%) AquaLogic BPM
6 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.070%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.070%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 75 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
3 40 (2.82%) PaaS
4 38 (2.68%) GitHub
5 34 (2.40%) Amazon S3
6 32 (2.26%) SaaS
7 15 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
7 15 (1.06%) Route 53
8 9 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.42%) IaaS
10 5 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.28%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.14%) ElastiCache
13 2 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 87 (6.13%) HTTP
2 40 (2.82%) Internet
3 37 (2.61%) Firewall
4 21 (1.48%) SSL
5 14 (0.99%) DNS
6 11 (0.78%) DHCP
6 11 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 9 (0.63%) LDAP
8 8 (0.56%) DSL
9 5 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (0.28%) AMQP
11 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.21%) VPN
11 3 (0.21%) DVB
11 3 (0.21%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.14%) Intranet
12 2 (0.14%) Broadband
12 2 (0.14%) NFC
12 2 (0.14%) MRTG
13 1 (0.070%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (10.36%) Relational Database
2 134 (9.44%) Oracle Database
3 124 (8.74%) MongoDB
4 106 (7.47%) MySQL
5 94 (6.62%) NoSQL
6 90 (6.34%) SQL Server
7 72 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (4.44%) RDBMS
9 52 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 44 (3.10%) Hadoop
11 43 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 33 (2.33%) DB2
13 28 (1.97%) Big Data
14 27 (1.90%) Redis
15 26 (1.83%) Hazelcast
16 21 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
17 20 (1.41%) Neo4j
18 18 (1.27%) Jackrabbit
19 17 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
20 16 (1.13%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 590 (41.58%) Jenkins
2 401 (28.26%) Subversion
3 392 (27.63%) Git (software)
4 370 (26.07%) Ant
5 364 (25.65%) JUnit
6 226 (15.93%) Eclipse
7 215 (15.15%) Selenium
8 210 (14.80%) JIRA
9 187 (13.18%) Cucumber
10 171 (12.05%) Mockito
11 152 (10.71%) Hudson
12 102 (7.19%) TeamCity
13 67 (4.72%) Artifactory
14 66 (4.65%) Gradle
15 61 (4.30%) IntelliJ
16 58 (4.09%) ClearCase
17 52 (3.66%) WebDriver
18 49 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 45 (3.17%) SoapUI
20 44 (3.10%) JMeter
General
1 195 (13.74%) Finance
2 145 (10.22%) Banking
3 57 (4.02%) Investment Banking
4 36 (2.54%) Retail
4 36 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.26%) Publishing
5 32 (2.26%) Marketing
6 26 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.76%) Front Office
8 16 (1.13%) Games
9 15 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.70%) Advertising
11 9 (0.63%) Electronics
12 7 (0.49%) Legal
12 7 (0.49%) French Language
13 5 (0.35%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.28%) Back Office
15 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 834 (58.77%) Developer
2 626 (44.12%) Java Developer
3 129 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 122 (8.60%) Senior Developer
5 91 (6.41%) Senior Java Developer
6 88 (6.20%) Architect
7 56 (3.95%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 49 (3.45%) Analyst
9 41 (2.89%) Test Analyst
10 36 (2.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 32 (2.26%) Software Engineer
12 31 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (2.18%) Tester
13 28 (1.97%) Android Developer
14 24 (1.69%) Consultant
14 24 (1.69%) Web Developer
15 22 (1.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
16 21 (1.48%) Technical Architect
17 20 (1.41%) Middleware Developer
18 19 (1.34%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (42.07%) Spring
2 422 (29.74%) Web Services
3 371 (26.15%) XML
4 331 (23.33%) HTML
5 311 (21.92%) J2EE
6 308 (21.71%) Hibernate
7 289 (20.37%) SOAP
8 248 (17.48%) REST
9 217 (15.29%) CSS
10 204 (14.38%) JSON
11 191 (13.46%) RESTful
12 166 (11.70%) JMS
13 136 (9.58%) JSP
14 129 (9.09%) Java EE
15 128 (9.02%) Spring MVC
16 123 (8.67%) jQuery
17 112 (7.89%) Servlets
18 110 (7.75%) XSLT
19 107 (7.54%) JPA
20 99 (6.98%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 204 (14.38%) Open Source
2 72 (5.07%) Computer Science
3 70 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 43 (3.03%) Derivative
6 39 (2.75%) User Experience
7 27 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
8 26 (1.83%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (1.55%) Social Media
9 22 (1.55%) iPad
9 22 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.34%) Mobile Payment
10 19 (1.34%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.06%) Market Risk
12 14 (0.99%) Equities
12 14 (0.99%) Fixed Income
12 14 (0.99%) Smart Meter
13 12 (0.85%) W3C
13 12 (0.85%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 510 (35.94%) Linux
2 273 (19.24%) UNIX
3 137 (9.65%) Windows
4 126 (8.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 109 (7.68%) CentOS
6 102 (7.19%) Ubuntu
7 56 (3.95%) Android
8 28 (1.97%) AIX
8 28 (1.97%) Solaris
9 18 (1.27%) Mac OS X
10 17 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.42%) VMS
13 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
15 2 (0.14%) HPUX
16 1 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.070%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.070%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.070%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 858 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (39.96%) Continuous Integration
3 384 (27.06%) TDD
4 378 (26.64%) Scrum
5 245 (17.27%) DevOps
6 210 (14.80%) BDD
7 203 (14.31%) OO
8 183 (12.90%) Unit Testing
9 177 (12.47%) MVC
10 174 (12.26%) SOA
11 153 (10.78%) Configuration Management
12 91 (6.41%) Multithreading
13 90 (6.34%) Kanban
14 85 (5.99%) Waterfall
15 79 (5.57%) E-Commerce
16 76 (5.36%) Automated Testing
16 76 (5.36%) Software Engineering
17 75 (5.29%) Release Management
18 72 (5.07%) OOD
19 64 (4.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1199 (84.50%) Java
2 341 (24.03%) JavaScript
3 310 (21.85%) SQL
4 138 (9.73%) Bash Shell
5 120 (8.46%) Python
6 112 (7.89%) Perl
7 105 (7.40%) Ruby
8 82 (5.78%) Groovy
9 74 (5.21%) C#
10 71 (5.00%) PHP
11 68 (4.79%) Scala
12 66 (4.65%) PL/SQL
13 48 (3.38%) XPath
14 38 (2.68%) C++
15 33 (2.33%) Shell Script
16 28 (1.97%) XQuery
17 23 (1.62%) PowerShell
18 17 (1.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 17 (1.20%) T-SQL
18 17 (1.20%) Lua
Qualifications
1 174 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 119 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 67 (4.72%) Degree
4 38 (2.68%) Sun Certification
5 32 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.27%) ISTQB
7 15 (1.06%) ISEB
7 15 (1.06%) OCPJP
8 13 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.070%) GNVQ
12 1 (0.070%) PMP
12 1 (0.070%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.070%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (4.30%) QA
2 6 (0.42%) WCAG
3 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.14%) SLA
4 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.070%) WAI
System Software
1 35 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (2.04%) Docker
3 26 (1.83%) vCloud
4 19 (1.34%) VirtualBox
5 12 (0.85%) Squid
6 7 (0.49%) Varnish
7 6 (0.42%) vSphere
8 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.14%) LXC
9 1 (0.070%) HDFS
9 1 (0.070%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.070%) Xen
Systems Management
1 237 (16.70%) Puppet
2 110 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
3 81 (5.71%) Ansible
4 43 (3.03%) Nagios
4 43 (3.03%) Vagrant
5 40 (2.82%) ZABBIX
6 25 (1.76%) Kibana
7 22 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (1.20%) Graphite
8 17 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 16 (1.13%) Zenoss
9 16 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Management
9 16 (1.13%) Graylog2
10 12 (0.85%) logstash
11 11 (0.78%) yum
12 10 (0.70%) CA SiteMinder
12 10 (0.70%) Oozie
12 10 (0.70%) Salt
13 8 (0.56%) Control-M
14 6 (0.42%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 393 (27.70%) Oracle
2 96 (6.77%) Red Hat
3 60 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 57 (4.02%) VMware
5 55 (3.88%) Perforce
6 45 (3.17%) IBM
7 42 (2.96%) Sybase
8 41 (2.89%) HP
9 27 (1.90%) Splunk
10 26 (1.83%) ATG
10 26 (1.83%) Atlassian
11 24 (1.69%) Endeca
12 20 (1.41%) TIBCO
13 18 (1.27%) Twitter
14 17 (1.20%) BEA
15 16 (1.13%) Google
15 16 (1.13%) Adobe
16 15 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (1.06%) Sun
17 10 (0.70%) SAP
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: £325 - £375 Per Day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
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