The table below looks at the statistics for Struts skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Struts over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Struts
Rank 415 387 351
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -36
Contract jobs citing Struts 195 209 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.25% 1.37% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 114 153
Average daily rate
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£400 £393 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
- +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £15.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15578 15242 15706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.87% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10165 9888 9399
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 254 394
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Struts
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Struts within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Struts Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Struts
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Struts within the UK.

Struts Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Struts
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Struts within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Struts Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Struts
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Struts within the UK.

Struts Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Struts
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 Struts within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -52 159 £423 +5.62% 56
London -16 67 £423 -11.05% 24
East of England +6 27 £448 - 9
Essex - 20 £448 -
Scotland -1 19 £350 +1.81% 5
South East -36 16 £330 -5.71% 7
North West -5 14 £475 +35.71% 2
South West -17 13 £396 +25.79% 5
East Midlands +14 12 £388 -3.12% 3
City of London +12 12 £445 -1.11% 9
Glasgow -8 12 £350 +1.81% 3
West Midlands -10 11 £394 +29.09% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £448 -
Cheshire +6 9 £413 +26.92%
Gloucestershire - 9 £421 -
Berkshire -10 6 £330 -26.66% 3
Cirencester - 6 £381 -
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £280 - 2
Hertfordshire -22 5 £450 - 7
Northamptonshire +4 4 £403 +7.33% 2
Manchester -14 4 £481 +37.50% 2
Milton Keynes 0 3 £280 -
Watford -4 3 - - 2
Slough - 3 £330 - 1
Northampton - 3 £403 - 2
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Reading +13 1 - - 1
Surrey -8 1 - - 1
Lancashire -22 1 - -

Struts
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Struts 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 Struts.

1 365 (97.33%) Java
2 292 (77.87%) Spring
3 215 (57.33%) J2EE
4 195 (52.00%) JavaScript
5 185 (49.33%) HTML
6 184 (49.07%) SQL
7 179 (47.73%) XML
8 175 (46.67%) Oracle
9 172 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
10 165 (44.00%) JSP
11 159 (42.40%) Hibernate
12 155 (41.33%) Web Services
13 149 (39.73%) CSS
14 133 (35.47%) MVC
15 121 (32.27%) Ajax
16 102 (27.20%) OO
17 99 (26.40%) Relational Database
18 93 (24.80%) WebSphere
19 89 (23.73%) TDD
20 88 (23.47%) Servlets
21 86 (22.93%) XSLT
22 85 (22.67%) UNIX
23 84 (22.40%) Spring MVC
24 83 (22.13%) Finance
25 81 (21.60%) JUnit
26 79 (21.07%) JMS
27 74 (19.73%) PL/SQL
27 74 (19.73%) JBoss
27 74 (19.73%) Scrum
28 73 (19.47%) jQuery

Struts
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Struts 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 Struts. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 93 (24.80%) WebSphere
2 53 (14.13%) Apache
3 51 (13.60%) WebLogic
4 48 (12.80%) Tomcat
5 32 (8.53%) CMS
6 30 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 18 (4.80%) FileNet
8 17 (4.53%) MQSeries
8 17 (4.53%) Adobe CQ
9 11 (2.93%) Liferay
10 9 (2.40%) IIS
11 6 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.33%) Escenic
13 4 (1.07%) GlassFish
13 4 (1.07%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.07%) Apache ServiceMix
13 4 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.07%) WebLogic Portal
14 3 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.80%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 7 (1.87%) Photoshop
1 7 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.33%) MS Project
2 5 (1.33%) MS Office
3 2 (0.53%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.07%) Tridion
3 3 (0.80%) Cordys
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.27%) Magento
5 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) HFM
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.33%) Force.com
2 3 (0.80%) SaaS
2 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.80%) GitHub
3 2 (0.53%) PaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.40%) Internet
2 20 (5.33%) HTTP
3 19 (5.07%) LDAP
4 10 (2.67%) SNMP
5 5 (1.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.27%) DNS
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (26.40%) Relational Database
2 67 (17.87%) SQL Server
3 45 (12.00%) MySQL
4 24 (6.40%) RDBMS
5 17 (4.53%) DB2
6 15 (4.00%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.93%) Big Data
8 10 (2.67%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.60%) InterSystems Cache
10 6 (1.60%) JasperReports
10 6 (1.60%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.07%) MS Access
12 4 (1.07%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.80%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.80%) Neo4j
14 2 (0.53%) DTS
Development Applications
1 81 (21.60%) JUnit
2 72 (19.20%) Eclipse
3 68 (18.13%) Subversion
4 67 (17.87%) Maven
5 53 (14.13%) Ant
6 50 (13.33%) Selenium
7 21 (5.60%) CruiseControl
8 20 (5.33%) Apache Ivy
9 19 (5.07%) Jenkins
10 17 (4.53%) JIRA
11 15 (4.00%) Hudson
11 15 (4.00%) Git (software)
12 11 (2.93%) Mercurial
12 11 (2.93%) Log4j
13 9 (2.40%) MyEclipse
14 8 (2.13%) IntelliJ
15 7 (1.87%) NetBeans
15 7 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 7 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (1.87%) Mockito
General
1 83 (22.13%) Finance
2 56 (14.93%) Banking
3 25 (6.67%) Retail
4 13 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.60%) Games
7 5 (1.33%) Back Office
8 4 (1.07%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.80%) German Language
10 2 (0.53%) International Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.53%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 296 (78.93%) Developer
2 241 (64.27%) Java Developer
3 50 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 44 (11.73%) Senior Java Developer
5 39 (10.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 37 (9.87%) Architect
7 24 (6.40%) J2EE Developer
8 12 (3.20%) Consultant
8 12 (3.20%) Software Engineer
9 11 (2.93%) Analyst
10 10 (2.67%) WebSphere Developer
11 9 (2.40%) Java Software Engineer
12 8 (2.13%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.13%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (2.13%) Java Engineer
13 7 (1.87%) Programmer
13 7 (1.87%) Java Programmer
14 6 (1.60%) Java Team Leader
14 6 (1.60%) Developer Analyst
14 6 (1.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 292 (77.87%) Spring
2 215 (57.33%) J2EE
3 185 (49.33%) HTML
4 179 (47.73%) XML
5 165 (44.00%) JSP
6 159 (42.40%) Hibernate
7 155 (41.33%) Web Services
8 149 (39.73%) CSS
9 121 (32.27%) Ajax
10 88 (23.47%) Servlets
11 86 (22.93%) XSLT
12 84 (22.40%) Spring MVC
13 79 (21.07%) JMS
14 73 (19.47%) jQuery
15 71 (18.93%) SOAP
16 69 (18.40%) JDBC
17 59 (15.73%) Java EE
18 54 (14.40%) Struts2
19 52 (13.87%) EJB
20 51 (13.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.73%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (7.20%) Open Source
3 16 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.20%) Web 2.0
5 11 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.13%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.13%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.13%) iPad
7 7 (1.87%) Mobile Payment
8 6 (1.60%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (1.33%) W3C
9 5 (1.33%) GIS
9 5 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.33%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.33%) Online Games
9 5 (1.33%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.07%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.80%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 85 (22.67%) UNIX
2 52 (13.87%) Linux
3 17 (4.53%) Windows
4 15 (4.00%) Solaris
5 14 (3.73%) Mac OS X
6 12 (3.20%) HPUX
7 4 (1.07%) Windows 2000
7 4 (1.07%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.53%) Android
8 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (45.87%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (35.47%) MVC
3 102 (27.20%) OO
4 89 (23.73%) TDD
5 74 (19.73%) Scrum
6 69 (18.40%) UML
7 67 (17.87%) E-Commerce
8 58 (15.47%) SOA
9 53 (14.13%) Unit Testing
10 46 (12.27%) Web Development
11 36 (9.60%) Mentoring
12 33 (8.80%) Web Application Development
13 32 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
14 31 (8.27%) Configuration Management
15 27 (7.20%) Content Management
16 26 (6.93%) BDD
17 22 (5.87%) Software Engineering
18 21 (5.60%) OOA/OOD
18 21 (5.60%) RAD
19 20 (5.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 365 (97.33%) Java
2 195 (52.00%) JavaScript
3 184 (49.07%) SQL
4 74 (19.73%) PL/SQL
5 30 (8.00%) Perl
6 29 (7.73%) Shell Script
7 20 (5.33%) C#
7 20 (5.33%) C++
8 13 (3.47%) Python
9 12 (3.20%) Scala
10 11 (2.93%) XPath
11 10 (2.67%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.33%) Apex Code
12 5 (1.33%) Groovy
13 4 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.07%) C
14 3 (0.80%) COBOL
14 3 (0.80%) PHP
14 3 (0.80%) VB
14 3 (0.80%) JCL
Qualifications
1 37 (9.87%) Degree
2 26 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.60%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.27%) Sun Certification
5 6 (1.60%) OCPJP
6 5 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.40%) QA
2 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.07%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.80%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (2.13%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (1.07%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 175 (46.67%) Oracle
2 74 (19.73%) JBoss
3 58 (15.47%) IBM
4 17 (4.53%) Sun
5 13 (3.47%) Sybase
5 13 (3.47%) ATG
6 12 (3.20%) Endeca
7 11 (2.93%) hybris
7 11 (2.93%) Interwoven
8 9 (2.40%) Microsoft
9 5 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.33%) Google
10 4 (1.07%) Canoo
10 4 (1.07%) Elastic Path
10 4 (1.07%) Blue Martini
10 4 (1.07%) FatWire
10 4 (1.07%) Adobe
11 3 (0.80%) Open Text
11 3 (0.80%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.80%) Metastorm
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