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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Maven
Rank 159 181 207
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +26
Contract jobs citing Maven 686 563 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.14% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.16% 9.49% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 361 311
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £266 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £369
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
6749 5930 5074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.25% 12.01% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 3749 3216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 110 148
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.94 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +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 6 March 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 6 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +37 623 £425 - 180
London +20 397 £450 - 86
South East +26 82 £375 -9.09% 41
City of London -1 70 £463 -7.45% 27
Hampshire +15 47 £380 -7.87% 11
South West -4 38 £413 +22.22% 15
Scotland -26 37 £370 +13.84% 11
North West -3 36 £356 -10.93% 13
Southampton +14 29 £376 +19.44% 5
Yorkshire +9 25 £325 - 10
Edinburgh -1 23 £375 +6.38% 6
West Yorkshire +6 21 £325 -7.14% 5
Gloucestershire - 19 £413 - 1
Leeds -4 18 £325 -3.70% 3
East Midlands +13 17 £325 - 5
East of England +25 13 £340 -24.44% 8
Cheshire +4 13 £323 -16.77% 3
Manchester +1 13 £350 -3.44% 7
Berkshire -3 11 £275 -17.91% 6
West Midlands -8 11 £422 +59.05% 1
Wales -8 10 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire +11 9 £315 -25.92% 6
Devon - 9 £375 -
Exeter - 9 £375 -
Docklands, London +8 8 £446 - 1
Lancashire -4 8 £419 -16.25% 2
Cheltenham - 8 £468 - 1
Surrey -4 7 £450 +9.09% 5
South Wales -6 7 £400 - 3
Nottingham -3 6 £425 - 3

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1225 (85.25%) Java
2 824 (57.34%) Agile Software Development
3 604 (42.03%) Jenkins
4 587 (40.85%) Spring
5 543 (37.79%) Continuous Integration
6 532 (37.02%) Linux
7 435 (30.27%) Git (software)
8 431 (29.99%) Web Services
9 427 (29.71%) Subversion
10 409 (28.46%) Oracle
11 393 (27.35%) Ant
12 367 (25.54%) TDD
13 360 (25.05%) JUnit
14 343 (23.87%) XML
15 342 (23.80%) HTML
16 341 (23.73%) JavaScript
17 329 (22.89%) SQL
18 321 (22.34%) Scrum
19 310 (21.57%) J2EE
20 297 (20.67%) Hibernate
21 282 (19.62%) UNIX
22 274 (19.07%) Tomcat
23 264 (18.37%) SOAP
24 246 (17.12%) REST
25 224 (15.59%) DevOps
26 221 (15.38%) CSS
27 219 (15.24%) Puppet
28 211 (14.68%) Apache
29 210 (14.61%) JIRA
29 210 (14.61%) BDD

Maven
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 274 (19.07%) Tomcat
2 211 (14.68%) Apache
3 195 (13.57%) JBoss
4 150 (10.44%) WebLogic
5 82 (5.71%) Confluence
6 55 (3.83%) CMS
7 50 (3.48%) Node.js
7 50 (3.48%) WebSphere
8 48 (3.34%) Mule
9 28 (1.95%) Jetty
10 27 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 25 (1.74%) Alfresco
11 25 (1.74%) IIS
12 24 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
13 20 (1.39%) Apache Solr
14 18 (1.25%) OpenStack
15 14 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
15 14 (0.97%) FileNet
16 12 (0.84%) GlassFish
17 11 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 47 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.04%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.070%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.070%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.42%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 5 (0.35%) Summit
4 5 (0.35%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.070%) Bond Adapt
5 1 (0.070%) Murex MxG2000
5 1 (0.070%) Tridion
5 1 (0.070%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 40 (2.78%) GitHub
3 38 (2.64%) PaaS
4 31 (2.16%) SaaS
5 25 (1.74%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.63%) Route 53
6 9 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
8 6 (0.42%) ElastiCache
8 6 (0.42%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.35%) IaaS
9 5 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.070%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 101 (7.03%) HTTP
2 47 (3.27%) Firewall
3 33 (2.30%) Internet
4 25 (1.74%) SSL
5 13 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.90%) DNS
6 10 (0.70%) DHCP
7 8 (0.56%) LDAP
7 8 (0.56%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.28%) AMQP
9 4 (0.28%) VPN
10 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.21%) DVB
11 2 (0.14%) NFC
11 2 (0.14%) MRTG
11 2 (0.14%) SNMP
11 2 (0.14%) Intranet
11 2 (0.14%) Broadband
11 2 (0.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (10.09%) Relational Database
2 144 (10.02%) Oracle Database
3 125 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 96 (6.68%) SQL Server
5 90 (6.26%) MySQL
6 80 (5.57%) NoSQL
7 77 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
8 57 (3.97%) RDBMS
8 57 (3.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 42 (2.92%) Hadoop
10 37 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (1.95%) Neo4j
12 27 (1.88%) DB2
13 25 (1.74%) Big Data
14 22 (1.53%) Redis
15 21 (1.46%) Jackrabbit
16 20 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
16 20 (1.39%) Hazelcast
17 16 (1.11%) MariaDB
18 14 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 604 (42.03%) Jenkins
2 435 (30.27%) Git (software)
3 427 (29.71%) Subversion
4 393 (27.35%) Ant
5 360 (25.05%) JUnit
6 210 (14.61%) JIRA
7 207 (14.41%) Eclipse
8 195 (13.57%) Cucumber
9 187 (13.01%) Selenium
10 152 (10.58%) Mockito
11 135 (9.39%) Hudson
12 110 (7.65%) TeamCity
13 76 (5.29%) Gradle
14 65 (4.52%) Artifactory
15 54 (3.76%) IntelliJ
16 52 (3.62%) SoapUI
17 51 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 51 (3.55%) ClearCase
18 43 (2.99%) WebDriver
19 38 (2.64%) JMeter
General
1 206 (14.34%) Finance
2 141 (9.81%) Banking
3 51 (3.55%) Investment Banking
4 35 (2.44%) Publishing
5 32 (2.23%) Retail
6 31 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.16%) Marketing
7 26 (1.81%) Front Office
8 25 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.90%) Games
11 11 (0.77%) Advertising
11 11 (0.77%) Electronics
12 9 (0.63%) Legal
13 6 (0.42%) French Language
14 4 (0.28%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.28%) Back Office
14 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 847 (58.94%) Developer
2 629 (43.77%) Java Developer
3 126 (8.77%) Senior Developer
4 120 (8.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 96 (6.68%) Senior Java Developer
6 80 (5.57%) Architect
7 65 (4.52%) Analyst
8 55 (3.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 37 (2.57%) Test Analyst
10 35 (2.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 31 (2.16%) Android Developer
12 28 (1.95%) Tester
13 27 (1.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 26 (1.81%) Software Engineer
15 23 (1.60%) Web Developer
15 23 (1.60%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (1.53%) Consultant
16 22 (1.53%) Release Manager
17 21 (1.46%) Automation Engineer
18 19 (1.32%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (40.85%) Spring
2 431 (29.99%) Web Services
3 343 (23.87%) XML
4 342 (23.80%) HTML
5 310 (21.57%) J2EE
6 297 (20.67%) Hibernate
7 264 (18.37%) SOAP
8 246 (17.12%) REST
9 221 (15.38%) CSS
10 208 (14.47%) RESTful
11 190 (13.22%) JSON
12 154 (10.72%) JMS
13 139 (9.67%) Java EE
14 136 (9.46%) JSP
15 120 (8.35%) Spring MVC
16 119 (8.28%) jQuery
17 110 (7.65%) JPA
18 101 (7.03%) Servlets
19 98 (6.82%) .NET
20 89 (6.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 184 (12.80%) Open Source
2 83 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 46 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
5 45 (3.13%) Derivative
6 42 (2.92%) User Experience
7 30 (2.09%) Equity Derivative
8 23 (1.60%) Fixed Income
9 21 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 20 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
10 20 (1.39%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 19 (1.32%) Social Media
11 19 (1.32%) iPad
12 16 (1.11%) Equities
13 14 (0.97%) Smart Meter
14 13 (0.90%) DTV
14 13 (0.90%) Management Information System
15 12 (0.84%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 532 (37.02%) Linux
2 282 (19.62%) UNIX
3 142 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 137 (9.53%) Windows
5 102 (7.10%) CentOS
6 95 (6.61%) Ubuntu
7 57 (3.97%) Android
8 27 (1.88%) Mac OS X
8 27 (1.88%) Solaris
9 25 (1.74%) AIX
10 18 (1.25%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.35%) VMS
13 3 (0.21%) Amazon Linux
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.070%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.070%) zOS
15 1 (0.070%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.070%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.070%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (57.34%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (37.79%) Continuous Integration
3 367 (25.54%) TDD
4 321 (22.34%) Scrum
5 224 (15.59%) DevOps
6 210 (14.61%) BDD
7 189 (13.15%) SOA
8 185 (12.87%) OO
9 173 (12.04%) Unit Testing
10 158 (11.00%) MVC
11 136 (9.46%) Configuration Management
12 86 (5.98%) Multithreading
13 81 (5.64%) Release Management
14 80 (5.57%) Kanban
15 76 (5.29%) E-Commerce
16 74 (5.15%) Automated Testing
16 74 (5.15%) Waterfall
17 71 (4.94%) Web Development
18 68 (4.73%) Test Automation
18 68 (4.73%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1225 (85.25%) Java
2 341 (23.73%) JavaScript
3 329 (22.89%) SQL
4 149 (10.37%) Bash Shell
5 138 (9.60%) Python
6 116 (8.07%) Ruby
7 106 (7.38%) Perl
8 83 (5.78%) C#
9 79 (5.50%) PL/SQL
10 74 (5.15%) Groovy
11 66 (4.59%) Scala
12 64 (4.45%) PHP
13 43 (2.99%) C++
14 38 (2.64%) Shell Script
15 36 (2.51%) XPath
16 26 (1.81%) PowerShell
17 21 (1.46%) XQuery
18 17 (1.18%) C
19 16 (1.11%) Lua
20 15 (1.04%) Golang
Qualifications
1 180 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 127 (8.84%) SC Cleared
3 81 (5.64%) Degree
4 35 (2.44%) Sun Certification
5 31 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 26 (1.81%) VCP4
7 17 (1.18%) OCPJP
8 16 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.63%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (0.49%) ISEB
12 4 (0.28%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
15 1 (0.070%) PMP
15 1 (0.070%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.070%) IBM Certification
15 1 (0.070%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.97%) QA
2 6 (0.42%) WCAG
3 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.14%) SLA
6 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (2.09%) Docker
2 26 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.60%) vCloud
4 14 (0.97%) VirtualBox
5 12 (0.84%) Squid
6 11 (0.77%) Varnish
7 6 (0.42%) vSphere
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.14%) LXC
10 1 (0.070%) HDFS
10 1 (0.070%) Active Directory
10 1 (0.070%) QEMU
10 1 (0.070%) KVM
Systems Management
1 219 (15.24%) Puppet
2 98 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (6.19%) Ansible
4 40 (2.78%) Vagrant
5 39 (2.71%) Nagios
6 37 (2.57%) ZABBIX
7 24 (1.67%) Kibana
8 17 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (1.11%) yum
10 15 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
10 15 (1.04%) Graphite
11 14 (0.97%) Zenoss
11 14 (0.97%) Graylog
12 12 (0.84%) logstash
12 12 (0.84%) BladeLogic
13 10 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (0.70%) Salt
14 9 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
15 8 (0.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 409 (28.46%) Oracle
2 113 (7.86%) Red Hat
3 64 (4.45%) Microsoft
4 48 (3.34%) VMware
5 44 (3.06%) IBM
6 39 (2.71%) Perforce
7 37 (2.57%) Sybase
7 37 (2.57%) HP
8 29 (2.02%) ATG
9 28 (1.95%) TIBCO
10 26 (1.81%) Splunk
11 22 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.46%) Endeca
12 21 (1.46%) Atlassian
13 20 (1.39%) Sun
14 19 (1.32%) BEA
15 17 (1.18%) Adobe
15 17 (1.18%) Google
16 16 (1.11%) Twitter
17 13 (0.90%) SAP
Northamptonshire
Salt
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 Per Day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago