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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Maven
Rank 165 212 224
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +12
Contract jobs citing Maven 706 438 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 0.92% 0.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.16% 8.13% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 316 311
Average daily rate £420 £420 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £567 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +8.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +8.43%
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +27 619 £425 - 157
London +28 340 £450 - 83
City of London +16 97 £525 +16.66% 22
South East -22 69 £413 +17.85% 16
South West +26 60 £339 -15.31% 11
Yorkshire +13 55 £325 +4.00% 23
Scotland +8 54 £330 -12.00% 10
West Yorkshire +13 43 £350 +12.00% 13
Hampshire -3 37 £413 +17.85% 4
Leeds +6 36 £350 +12.00% 6
North West +10 31 £425 - 5
Wiltshire - 31 £338 - 3
Edinburgh -6 29 £330 -17.50% 7
East of England -4 27 £413 -8.33% 12
Swindon - 26 £331 -
Cheshire +10 24 £375 +50.00% 3
Glasgow +8 21 £375 +17.55%
South Wales +1 21 £400 +14.28% 6
Wales -1 21 £400 +14.28% 6
West Midlands -4 18 £285 +9.61% 3
Cardiff - 18 £400 - 3
Bristol +1 15 £330 +3.52% 4
Aldershot - 14 £450 -
Berkshire -10 12 £333 -29.06% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 11 £400 - 2
Surrey -10 11 £413 +23.13% 5
Tyne and Wear - 10 £250 - 3
North East - 10 £250 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £250 - 3
Reading +1 9 £354 -25.52% 1

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 972 (80.80%) Java
2 592 (49.21%) Spring
3 413 (34.33%) Jenkins
4 399 (33.17%) Ant
5 395 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
6 389 (32.34%) Oracle
7 358 (29.76%) HTML
8 356 (29.59%) Hibernate
9 355 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
10 338 (28.10%) XML
11 331 (27.51%) JavaScript
12 325 (27.02%) Web Services
12 325 (27.02%) Subversion
13 317 (26.35%) TDD
14 303 (25.19%) SQL
15 302 (25.10%) Linux
16 301 (25.02%) J2EE
17 297 (24.69%) Git (software)
18 281 (23.36%) Scrum
19 263 (21.86%) JUnit
20 257 (21.36%) CSS
21 231 (19.20%) Finance
22 219 (18.20%) MVC
23 211 (17.54%) SOAP
23 211 (17.54%) Tomcat
24 204 (16.96%) jQuery
25 198 (16.46%) JIRA
26 194 (16.13%) REST
27 192 (15.96%) Apache
28 186 (15.46%) Eclipse

Maven
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 211 (17.54%) Tomcat
2 192 (15.96%) Apache
3 152 (12.64%) WebLogic
4 105 (8.73%) Confluence
5 59 (4.90%) WebSphere
6 55 (4.57%) CMS
7 43 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
8 27 (2.24%) IIS
9 26 (2.16%) Jetty
9 26 (2.16%) Mule
10 19 (1.58%) Apache Solr
10 19 (1.58%) Alfresco
11 17 (1.41%) nginx
11 17 (1.41%) Node.js
12 16 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
13 15 (1.25%) GlassFish
14 14 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
14 14 (1.16%) Adobe CQ
14 14 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
15 13 (1.08%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 27 (2.24%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.00%) MS Office
3 5 (0.42%) Mingle
4 4 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.083%) MS Project
5 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.91%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.17%) Tridion
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.083%) Magento
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.083%) Global One
5 1 (0.083%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
2 26 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.08%) Amazon S3
4 20 (1.66%) Amazon ELB
4 20 (1.66%) Route 53
5 13 (1.08%) SaaS
6 10 (0.83%) PaaS
7 9 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.33%) GitHub
10 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
11 1 (0.083%) Force.com
11 1 (0.083%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.57%) LDAP
2 52 (4.32%) HTTP
3 37 (3.08%) Internet
4 31 (2.58%) Firewall
4 31 (2.58%) DHCP
5 29 (2.41%) SSL
6 25 (2.08%) DNS
7 24 (2.00%) Kerberos
8 20 (1.66%) X.509
9 13 (1.08%) AMQP
10 11 (0.91%) 2G
10 11 (0.91%) Wireshark
10 11 (0.91%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.91%) WAN
10 11 (0.91%) LAN
11 9 (0.75%) 4G
11 9 (0.75%) 3G
12 6 (0.50%) FTP
12 6 (0.50%) OpenVPN
13 5 (0.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (11.31%) Relational Database
2 91 (7.56%) Oracle Database
3 86 (7.15%) RDBMS
4 81 (6.73%) MySQL
5 72 (5.99%) SQL Server
6 49 (4.07%) MongoDB
7 37 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 34 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (2.41%) NoSQL
10 25 (2.08%) Big Data
11 24 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (2.00%) DB2
12 17 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (1.25%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.75%) Couchbase
15 9 (0.75%) JasperReports
16 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (0.67%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 413 (34.33%) Jenkins
2 399 (33.17%) Ant
3 325 (27.02%) Subversion
4 297 (24.69%) Git (software)
5 263 (21.86%) JUnit
6 198 (16.46%) JIRA
7 186 (15.46%) Eclipse
8 179 (14.88%) Selenium
9 167 (13.88%) Hudson
10 107 (8.89%) Cucumber
11 90 (7.48%) Mockito
12 87 (7.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 75 (6.23%) WebDriver
14 70 (5.82%) SoapUI
15 69 (5.74%) TeamCity
16 55 (4.57%) Apache Ivy
17 52 (4.32%) TestNG
18 51 (4.24%) CruiseControl
19 50 (4.16%) Gradle
20 42 (3.49%) JBehave
General
1 231 (19.20%) Finance
2 168 (13.97%) Banking
3 67 (5.57%) Investment Banking
4 52 (4.32%) Retail
5 41 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.99%) Front Office
7 24 (2.00%) Marketing
8 21 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.75%) Games
9 13 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.75%) Electronics
11 6 (0.50%) Back Office
11 6 (0.50%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.33%) Billing
14 3 (0.25%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.25%) Advertising
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) Automotive
15 2 (0.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 741 (61.60%) Developer
2 457 (37.99%) Java Developer
3 113 (9.39%) Senior Developer
4 85 (7.07%) Architect
5 84 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
6 63 (5.24%) Web Developer
7 44 (3.66%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 42 (3.49%) Tester
9 39 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (2.99%) Java Web Developer
11 33 (2.74%) Analyst
12 32 (2.66%) Technical Architect
13 24 (2.00%) Consultant
14 23 (1.91%) J2EE Developer
15 22 (1.83%) Software Developer
15 22 (1.83%) Build Engineer
16 20 (1.66%) Software Engineer
16 20 (1.66%) Automation Tester
17 19 (1.58%) Front-End Developer
17 19 (1.58%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (49.21%) Spring
2 358 (29.76%) HTML
3 356 (29.59%) Hibernate
4 338 (28.10%) XML
5 325 (27.02%) Web Services
6 301 (25.02%) J2EE
7 257 (21.36%) CSS
8 211 (17.54%) SOAP
9 204 (16.96%) jQuery
10 194 (16.13%) REST
11 168 (13.97%) Java EE
12 152 (12.64%) JMS
13 130 (10.81%) JSON
14 118 (9.81%) Spring MVC
15 117 (9.73%) JSP
16 112 (9.31%) RESTful
17 97 (8.06%) Struts
18 92 (7.65%) JPA
19 86 (7.15%) HTML5
19 86 (7.15%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.48%) Open Source
2 64 (5.32%) Mobile App
3 54 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.49%) iPad
6 28 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
7 26 (2.16%) Social Media
8 21 (1.75%) Fixed Income
9 17 (1.41%) Derivative
10 16 (1.33%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.25%) RIA
11 15 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.25%) PKI
12 14 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
13 13 (1.08%) Smartphone
14 12 (1.00%) Clustering
14 12 (1.00%) Visualisation
14 12 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
14 12 (1.00%) Mathematics
15 11 (0.91%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 302 (25.10%) Linux
2 177 (14.71%) UNIX
3 97 (8.06%) Windows
4 28 (2.33%) Android
5 25 (2.08%) CentOS
6 14 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.08%) Solaris
8 11 (0.91%) AIX
9 8 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.42%) Debian
12 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.083%) BlackBerry OS
15 1 (0.083%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.083%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (32.83%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (29.51%) Continuous Integration
3 317 (26.35%) TDD
4 281 (23.36%) Scrum
5 219 (18.20%) MVC
6 149 (12.39%) SOA
7 131 (10.89%) BDD
8 116 (9.64%) Configuration Management
8 116 (9.64%) Unit Testing
9 100 (8.31%) OO
10 91 (7.56%) UML
11 90 (7.48%) E-Commerce
12 82 (6.82%) Test Automation
13 75 (6.23%) Automated Testing
14 74 (6.15%) Software Engineering
15 63 (5.24%) Content Management
16 57 (4.74%) Web Development
17 53 (4.41%) Release Management
18 52 (4.32%) Workflow
19 48 (3.99%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 972 (80.80%) Java
2 331 (27.51%) JavaScript
3 303 (25.19%) SQL
4 104 (8.65%) Python
5 93 (7.73%) Groovy
6 88 (7.32%) PL/SQL
7 78 (6.48%) Ruby
8 57 (4.74%) Shell Script
9 56 (4.66%) Perl
10 36 (2.99%) XPath
11 30 (2.49%) C#
12 27 (2.24%) PHP
13 26 (2.16%) Scala
14 25 (2.08%) Bash Shell
15 19 (1.58%) C++
16 16 (1.33%) C
16 16 (1.33%) XQuery
17 13 (1.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 12 (1.00%) T-SQL
19 9 (0.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 66 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.15%) Degree
3 43 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.08%) Sun Certification
5 11 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.67%) ISEB
7 8 (0.67%) OCPJP
8 6 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.17%) CCA
12 1 (0.083%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.083%) CCNA
12 1 (0.083%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.083%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (8.73%) QA
2 3 (0.25%) SNOMED CT
2 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.17%) WAI
4 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.083%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.83%) vCloud
3 6 (0.50%) Squid
3 6 (0.50%) Varnish
4 4 (0.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.25%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.17%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.17%) XenServer
7 1 (0.083%) Docker
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 114 (9.48%) Puppet
2 61 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (3.08%) Vagrant
4 28 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (1.75%) Nagios
6 12 (1.00%) BladeLogic
7 9 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.50%) Ansible
8 6 (0.50%) Capistrano
9 5 (0.42%) OpenSSO
10 4 (0.33%) MOM
11 2 (0.17%) Scalr
12 1 (0.083%) SCOM
12 1 (0.083%) Zenoss
12 1 (0.083%) YUM
12 1 (0.083%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.083%) Control-M
12 1 (0.083%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.083%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 389 (32.34%) Oracle
2 174 (14.46%) JBoss
3 60 (4.99%) Red Hat
4 38 (3.16%) Microsoft
5 36 (2.99%) Sybase
6 35 (2.91%) Adobe
7 34 (2.83%) Google
8 31 (2.58%) Perforce
9 30 (2.49%) Endeca
10 29 (2.41%) ATG
11 25 (2.08%) Alterian
12 22 (1.83%) Sun
12 22 (1.83%) TIBCO
13 21 (1.75%) Atomikos
13 21 (1.75%) HP
14 20 (1.66%) VMware
15 18 (1.50%) Atlassian
15 18 (1.50%) RightScale
16 17 (1.41%) IBM
17 15 (1.25%) Akamai
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Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
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Rate: Unspecified market rate
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London
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Rate: £225 - £250 Per Day
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