The table below looks at the statistics for Maven skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Maven over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Maven
Rank 112 96 101
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Maven 8 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.80% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.48% 10.65% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 4
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£273 £285 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.38% +9.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
230 169 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.91% 7.54% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 99 91
Average daily rate £363 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 24
Average hourly rate £31.47 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

Maven
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Maven across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Maven Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Maven
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Maven across the West Midlands region.

Maven Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Maven
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Maven across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

Maven Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Maven
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Maven within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
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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
Staffordshire - 1 £425 -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 3
Coventry - - - -
Maven
England

Maven
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 27 (93.10%) Java
2 24 (82.76%) Jenkins
3 22 (75.86%) Subversion
3 22 (75.86%) Linux
4 21 (72.41%) UNIX
4 21 (72.41%) J2EE
4 21 (72.41%) Oracle
5 20 (68.97%) Hudson
6 18 (62.07%) Apache
7 17 (58.62%) WebLogic
7 17 (58.62%) Windows
8 16 (55.17%) JBoss
8 16 (55.17%) Puppet
9 14 (48.28%) JIRA
9 14 (48.28%) Tomcat
9 14 (48.28%) Red Hat
10 13 (44.83%) AIX
10 13 (44.83%) Solaris
10 13 (44.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 13 (44.83%) Oracle Database
10 13 (44.83%) RabbitMQ
10 13 (44.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (44.83%) Open Source
11 12 (41.38%) Infrastructure Management
11 12 (41.38%) DevOps
11 12 (41.38%) Perl
12 11 (37.93%) BEA
12 11 (37.93%) Confluence
13 10 (34.48%) Squid
13 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills

Maven
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 18 (62.07%) Apache
2 17 (58.62%) WebLogic
3 16 (55.17%) JBoss
4 14 (48.28%) Tomcat
5 11 (37.93%) Confluence
6 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
7 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (6.90%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (82.76%) Jenkins
2 22 (75.86%) Subversion
3 20 (68.97%) Hudson
4 14 (48.28%) JIRA
5 9 (31.03%) Ant
6 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
7 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
7 2 (6.90%) ClearQuest
7 2 (6.90%) FishEye
8 1 (3.45%) CruiseControl
8 1 (3.45%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
8 1 (3.45%) JMeter
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Architect
2 15 (51.72%) Platform Architect
3 11 (37.93%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Java Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Graduate Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Junior Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Integrator
8 1 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) J2EE
2 13 (44.83%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (31.03%) Spring
4 7 (24.14%) XML
5 5 (17.24%) JSP
5 5 (17.24%) Hibernate
6 4 (13.79%) Java EE
7 3 (10.34%) JPA
7 3 (10.34%) JAX-WS
7 3 (10.34%) SAML
7 3 (10.34%) JAXP
7 3 (10.34%) JAXB
7 3 (10.34%) XML Schema
7 3 (10.34%) Servlets
7 3 (10.34%) EJB
7 3 (10.34%) XSLT
7 3 (10.34%) HTML
7 3 (10.34%) JMS
8 2 (6.90%) .NET
8 2 (6.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Open Source
2 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) DataPower
3 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 21 (72.41%) UNIX
3 17 (58.62%) Windows
4 13 (44.83%) AIX
4 13 (44.83%) Solaris
4 13 (44.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 13 (44.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.45%) zOS
5 1 (3.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Infrastructure Management
1 12 (41.38%) DevOps
2 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) TDD
4 3 (10.34%) AOP
4 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.90%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) SOA
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Memory Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Low Latency
6 1 (3.45%) Scrum
6 1 (3.45%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) Java
2 12 (41.38%) Perl
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) XPath
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (55.17%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Oracle
2 14 (48.28%) Red Hat
3 11 (37.93%) BEA
4 3 (10.34%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) Alterian