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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Maven
Rank 177 205 216
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +11
Contract jobs citing Maven 684 528 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.02% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.31% 8.54% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 354 375
Average daily rate
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£413 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -18.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -18.82%

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
7343 6186 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 11.90% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4856 4000 3518
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 130 216
Average hourly rate £37.78 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 September 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 September 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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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 +12 585 £413 -8.33% 155
London +9 364 £438 -12.50% 78
South East +51 99 £408 +6.88% 26
City of London +1 74 £550 +4.76% 21
Hampshire +23 48 £400 +14.28% 11
Scotland +9 40 £450 +21.62% 5
Wales +14 37 £325 - 11
East of England -16 28 £391 -5.15% 12
Edinburgh - 27 £450 -
East Midlands +21 24 £363 -14.70% 2
Southampton +15 24 £335 - 1
South West -41 21 £450 +8.43% 14
Yorkshire -20 19 £375 +21.95% 12
North West +2 15 £335 +3.07% 10
Gloucestershire -8 15 £450 - 4
Oxfordshire -7 12 £498 +17.05% 1
Hertfordshire -20 12 £391 -5.15% 7
South Wales -7 11 £325 - 7
West Yorkshire -15 11 £375 +25.00% 5
Surrey +9 10 £425 +17.24% 10
Cambridgeshire +11 9 £400 - 5
West Midlands -8 9 £319 -10.83% 1
Cheltenham - 9 £450 - 4
Nottinghamshire +13 8 £338 -20.58% 1
Cambridge +5 8 £400 - 4
Berkshire -1 8 £340 -15.00% 1
Manchester -4 8 £313 -3.84% 7
Nottingham +15 7 £338 -20.58% 1
Cheshire +12 7 £400 +23.07% 2
Northamptonshire +7 7 £280 -37.77% 1

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1062 (78.72%) Java
2 741 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 598 (44.33%) Spring
4 496 (36.77%) Jenkins
5 472 (34.99%) Continuous Integration
6 415 (30.76%) Web Services
7 412 (30.54%) Oracle
8 405 (30.02%) Scrum
9 401 (29.73%) TDD
10 394 (29.21%) Linux
11 378 (28.02%) Hibernate
12 363 (26.91%) XML
13 355 (26.32%) JavaScript
14 345 (25.57%) Subversion
15 343 (25.43%) Ant
16 337 (24.98%) SQL
17 329 (24.39%) J2EE
18 327 (24.24%) HTML
19 322 (23.87%) Git (software)
20 321 (23.80%) JUnit
21 263 (19.50%) JIRA
22 252 (18.68%) SOAP
22 252 (18.68%) MVC
23 243 (18.01%) Apache
24 237 (17.57%) Tomcat
25 224 (16.60%) Selenium
26 214 (15.86%) JBoss
27 206 (15.27%) CSS
28 205 (15.20%) UNIX
29 203 (15.05%) Open Source

Maven
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 243 (18.01%) Apache
2 237 (17.57%) Tomcat
3 152 (11.27%) WebLogic
4 95 (7.04%) Confluence
5 64 (4.74%) WebSphere
6 45 (3.34%) Apache Solr
7 33 (2.45%) Jetty
8 29 (2.15%) Adobe CQ
9 28 (2.08%) CMS
10 24 (1.78%) SharePoint
10 24 (1.78%) Apache ServiceMix
11 23 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 22 (1.63%) OpenStack
13 18 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
14 17 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (1.19%) Node.js
16 14 (1.04%) FileNet
16 14 (1.04%) nginx
17 13 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
17 13 (0.96%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (1.41%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.074%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.30%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.15%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.074%) Magento
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 76 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
3 41 (3.04%) SaaS
4 35 (2.59%) Amazon S3
5 21 (1.56%) PaaS
5 21 (1.56%) Route 53
5 21 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
6 18 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.89%) GitHub
8 7 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.30%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.15%) Force.com
11 1 (0.074%) IaaS
11 1 (0.074%) ElastiCache
11 1 (0.074%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 81 (6.00%) HTTP
2 59 (4.37%) Internet
3 26 (1.93%) SSL
4 25 (1.85%) Firewall
4 25 (1.85%) LDAP
5 22 (1.63%) DNS
6 16 (1.19%) DHCP
7 12 (0.89%) Wireshark
8 10 (0.74%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.67%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.59%) 2G
10 8 (0.59%) DSL
10 8 (0.59%) X.509
11 7 (0.52%) 4G
11 7 (0.52%) 3G
12 6 (0.44%) SSH
12 6 (0.44%) HTTPS
12 6 (0.44%) AMQP
13 4 (0.30%) OpenVPN
13 4 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (9.79%) Relational Database
2 119 (8.82%) Oracle Database
3 110 (8.15%) MySQL
4 99 (7.34%) NoSQL
5 94 (6.97%) SQL Server
6 74 (5.49%) MongoDB
7 65 (4.82%) RDBMS
8 53 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
9 47 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 40 (2.97%) SSDT
11 35 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 29 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
12 29 (2.15%) Big Data
13 24 (1.78%) Hadoop
14 23 (1.70%) DB2
15 18 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
16 15 (1.11%) Apache Hive
17 14 (1.04%) Couchbase
18 12 (0.89%) Hazelcast
19 11 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 496 (36.77%) Jenkins
2 345 (25.57%) Subversion
3 343 (25.43%) Ant
4 322 (23.87%) Git (software)
5 321 (23.80%) JUnit
6 263 (19.50%) JIRA
7 224 (16.60%) Selenium
8 201 (14.90%) Eclipse
9 161 (11.93%) Hudson
10 146 (10.82%) Cucumber
11 135 (10.01%) TeamCity
12 121 (8.97%) Mockito
13 84 (6.23%) Gradle
14 79 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
15 73 (5.41%) WebDriver
16 66 (4.89%) Artifactory
17 57 (4.23%) Visual Studio
18 54 (4.00%) TestNG
19 48 (3.56%) Apache Ivy
20 46 (3.41%) MSBuild
General
1 201 (14.90%) Finance
2 124 (9.19%) Banking
3 60 (4.45%) Retail
4 54 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 40 (2.97%) Marketing
6 38 (2.82%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.41%) Front Office
9 17 (1.26%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.82%) Electronics
11 10 (0.74%) Games
12 9 (0.67%) Advertising
13 8 (0.59%) Publishing
14 7 (0.52%) Back Office
15 6 (0.44%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.37%) Legal
17 3 (0.22%) French Language
18 2 (0.15%) Law
19 1 (0.074%) Automotive
19 1 (0.074%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 808 (59.90%) Developer
2 558 (41.36%) Java Developer
3 100 (7.41%) Senior Developer
4 97 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 85 (6.30%) Senior Java Developer
6 65 (4.82%) Architect
7 53 (3.93%) Analyst
8 50 (3.71%) Web Developer
9 48 (3.56%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 45 (3.34%) Software Engineer
10 45 (3.34%) Release Engineer
11 40 (2.97%) Build Engineer
11 40 (2.97%) Build and Release Engineer
12 36 (2.67%) Test Analyst
12 36 (2.67%) Tester
13 28 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (2.08%) Java Web Developer
14 27 (2.00%) UI Developer
15 26 (1.93%) UI Programmer
15 26 (1.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 598 (44.33%) Spring
2 415 (30.76%) Web Services
3 378 (28.02%) Hibernate
4 363 (26.91%) XML
5 329 (24.39%) J2EE
6 327 (24.24%) HTML
7 252 (18.68%) SOAP
8 206 (15.27%) CSS
9 188 (13.94%) REST
10 184 (13.64%) RESTful
11 176 (13.05%) JSON
12 163 (12.08%) Java EE
12 163 (12.08%) jQuery
13 157 (11.64%) JMS
14 135 (10.01%) Spring MVC
15 127 (9.41%) JSP
16 118 (8.75%) Ajax
17 116 (8.60%) .NET
18 114 (8.45%) JPA
19 104 (7.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 203 (15.05%) Open Source
2 59 (4.37%) Computer Science
3 44 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (2.97%) User Experience
5 38 (2.82%) Social Media
5 38 (2.82%) iPad
6 33 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 33 (2.45%) Market Risk
7 29 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 28 (2.08%) Client/Server
9 22 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.41%) Credit Risk
11 15 (1.11%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.11%) GIS
11 15 (1.11%) Mathematics
12 14 (1.04%) Wiki
13 13 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
14 12 (0.89%) PKI
15 11 (0.82%) Fixed Income
15 11 (0.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 394 (29.21%) Linux
2 205 (15.20%) UNIX
3 123 (9.12%) Windows
4 71 (5.26%) CentOS
5 41 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (2.67%) Ubuntu
8 22 (1.63%) Android
9 12 (0.89%) AIX
10 10 (0.74%) Solaris
11 7 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.52%) HPUX
12 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.15%) VMS
13 2 (0.15%) MVS
14 1 (0.074%) Debian
14 1 (0.074%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 741 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (34.99%) Continuous Integration
3 405 (30.02%) Scrum
4 401 (29.73%) TDD
5 252 (18.68%) MVC
6 193 (14.31%) OO
6 193 (14.31%) DevOps
7 186 (13.79%) Configuration Management
8 180 (13.34%) BDD
9 153 (11.34%) SOA
10 145 (10.75%) Unit Testing
11 119 (8.82%) Release Management
12 103 (7.64%) E-Commerce
13 95 (7.04%) Automated Testing
14 93 (6.89%) Software Engineering
15 90 (6.67%) UML
16 87 (6.45%) Kanban
17 78 (5.78%) Waterfall
18 70 (5.19%) Automation Testing
19 66 (4.89%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1062 (78.72%) Java
2 355 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 337 (24.98%) SQL
4 93 (6.89%) Groovy
5 90 (6.67%) Python
6 68 (5.04%) PL/SQL
7 66 (4.89%) Shell Script
8 65 (4.82%) C#
9 63 (4.67%) Bash Shell
10 60 (4.45%) PHP
11 53 (3.93%) Ruby
12 47 (3.48%) Perl
13 45 (3.34%) Scala
14 44 (3.26%) XPath
15 31 (2.30%) C++
16 27 (2.00%) T-SQL
17 25 (1.85%) XQuery
18 20 (1.48%) C
19 18 (1.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
20 14 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 108 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 68 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.08%) Degree
4 33 (2.45%) ISTQB
5 32 (2.37%) ISEB
6 24 (1.78%) Sun Certification
7 18 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 5 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.22%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.074%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (7.64%) QA
2 7 (0.52%) SLA
3 6 (0.44%) SNOMED CT
3 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.15%) WAI
System Software
1 30 (2.22%) vCloud
2 27 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.82%) Docker
3 11 (0.82%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.44%) Varnish
5 4 (0.30%) Squid
6 3 (0.22%) Cygwin
6 3 (0.22%) vSphere
6 3 (0.22%) HDFS
7 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.074%) Xen
8 1 (0.074%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.074%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 177 (13.12%) Puppet
2 67 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (3.26%) Vagrant
4 39 (2.89%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (2.45%) Nagios
6 21 (1.56%) ZABBIX
7 14 (1.04%) Oracle Identity Management
7 14 (1.04%) Kibana
8 13 (0.96%) Graylog2
8 13 (0.96%) Zenoss
8 13 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.74%) YUM
10 9 (0.67%) Ganglia
10 9 (0.67%) Hyperic
10 9 (0.67%) Ansible
11 8 (0.59%) Oozie
12 7 (0.52%) Salt
12 7 (0.52%) OpenSSO
13 5 (0.37%) Capistrano
14 3 (0.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 412 (30.54%) Oracle
2 214 (15.86%) JBoss
3 67 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 66 (4.89%) Perforce
5 57 (4.23%) Red Hat
6 54 (4.00%) IBM
7 44 (3.26%) Endeca
8 43 (3.19%) VMware
9 40 (2.97%) ATG
9 40 (2.97%) Red Gate
10 35 (2.59%) Sybase
11 33 (2.45%) Sun
11 33 (2.45%) HP
12 29 (2.15%) Twitter
13 25 (1.85%) Splunk
14 24 (1.78%) Atlassian
14 24 (1.78%) Adobe
15 19 (1.41%) Google
16 16 (1.19%) RightScale
17 12 (0.89%) Atomikos
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £130.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Perth & Kinross
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 450 - 550
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago