Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Apache Solr skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Apache Solr over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Solr
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 673 551 673
Rank change year-on-year -122 +122 +25
Contract jobs citing Apache Solr 216 344 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.25% 2.08% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 237 161
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £360
90th Percentile £665 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Apache Solr is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,238 16,505 19,763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.72% 16.77% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,218 10,761 12,949
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 405 518
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.97
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £45.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £20.78
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.75% +9.37%

Apache Solr
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Apache Solr as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Apache Solr in the UK

Apache Solr
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Apache Solr.

Contractor daily rate trend for Apache Solr in the UK

Apache Solr
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apache Solr over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apache Solr in the UK

Apache Solr
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apache Solr.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apache Solr in the UK

Apache Solr
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apache Solr within the UK over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -127 212 £525 +5.00% 69
London -93 144 £538 +7.50% 38
UK excluding London -53 70 £500 +17.65% 35
South East +21 53 £513 +27.97% 7
North of England -34 6 £400 -5.88% 13
South West -20 5 £400 +8.11% 5
Midlands -33 4 £500 -0.99% 3
East Midlands -8 3 £500 - 1
North West -15 3 £400 - 7
Scotland -25 3 £300 -40.00% 3
North East - 3 £418 -
West Midlands -16 1 £500 -1.96% 2
East of England -18 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Apache Solr also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Apache Solr.

1 113 (52.31%) Java
2 84 (38.89%) Elasticsearch
3 83 (38.43%) Kafka
4 81 (37.50%) Python
4 81 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (35.19%) MongoDB
5 76 (35.19%) Apache Spark
6 75 (34.72%) Docker
7 72 (33.33%) Big Data
8 69 (31.94%) NoSQL
9 64 (29.63%) Kubernetes
10 62 (28.70%) HBase
11 61 (28.24%) Hadoop
11 61 (28.24%) Microservices
12 58 (26.85%) Amazon AWS
12 58 (26.85%) Spring
13 57 (26.39%) TDD
14 56 (25.93%) Apache Cassandra
15 55 (25.46%) JavaScript
16 53 (24.54%) SQL
17 51 (23.61%) Linux
17 51 (23.61%) DevOps
18 50 (23.15%) Jenkins
19 45 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
19 45 (20.83%) Java 8
20 44 (20.37%) Lucene
20 44 (20.37%) JSON
20 44 (20.37%) .NET
21 43 (19.91%) Scala
22 42 (19.44%) Open Source

Apache Solr
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 84 (38.89%) Elasticsearch
2 76 (35.19%) Apache Spark
3 33 (15.28%) Confluence
4 27 (12.50%) Apache
5 20 (9.26%) CMS
6 16 (7.41%) Mule
7 14 (6.48%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (3.70%) Mule ESB
8 8 (3.70%) SharePoint
8 8 (3.70%) WebLogic Portal
9 7 (3.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (3.24%) Apache Pig
10 6 (2.78%) Alfresco
11 5 (2.31%) Umbraco
12 4 (1.85%) JBoss
12 4 (1.85%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.46%) IIS
14 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 58 (26.85%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.80%) Amazon S3
4 15 (6.94%) OpenShift
5 13 (6.02%) Serverless
6 11 (5.09%) Amazon SQS
6 11 (5.09%) PaaS
7 8 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (3.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 7 (3.24%) CloudFront
9 6 (2.78%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 5 (2.31%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.85%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.85%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.35%) Kerberos
2 17 (7.87%) HTTP
3 9 (4.17%) SSL
4 4 (1.85%) VPN
5 2 (0.93%) DNS
5 2 (0.93%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (35.19%) MongoDB
2 72 (33.33%) Big Data
3 69 (31.94%) NoSQL
4 62 (28.70%) HBase
5 61 (28.24%) Hadoop
6 56 (25.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 42 (19.44%) PostgreSQL
8 40 (18.52%) Apache Hive
9 39 (18.06%) Relational Database
10 30 (13.89%) Redis
11 27 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 22 (10.19%) MySQL
13 17 (7.87%) Neo4j
14 15 (6.94%) RDBMS
15 14 (6.48%) Endeca
16 13 (6.02%) Data Lake
16 13 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (5.09%) Sqoop
18 8 (3.70%) Impala
19 7 (3.24%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 50 (23.15%) Jenkins
2 41 (18.98%) Git (software)
2 41 (18.98%) JIRA
3 31 (14.35%) Maven
4 21 (9.72%) Mercurial
5 20 (9.26%) IntelliJ
5 20 (9.26%) JMeter
6 17 (7.87%) Cucumber
6 17 (7.87%) Eclipse
6 17 (7.87%) Selenium
7 14 (6.48%) Gradle
7 14 (6.48%) JUnit
8 12 (5.56%) NeoLoad
9 10 (4.63%) Gatling
9 10 (4.63%) LoadRunner
9 10 (4.63%) SoapUI
10 9 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (3.24%) Checkstyle
11 7 (3.24%) SonarQube
12 6 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 39 (18.06%) Finance
2 12 (5.56%) Banking
3 6 (2.78%) Prime Brokerage
4 5 (2.31%) Games
4 5 (2.31%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.85%) Marketing
6 3 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.39%) Legal
6 3 (1.39%) Retail
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 121 (56.02%) Developer
2 52 (24.07%) Java Developer
3 37 (17.13%) Architect
4 17 (7.87%) Data Engineer
5 16 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 15 (6.94%) Python Developer
7 14 (6.48%) Big Data Developer
8 13 (6.02%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (6.02%) Software Engineer
9 12 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (5.09%) AWS Engineer
10 11 (5.09%) Sitecore Architect
10 11 (5.09%) Solr Developer
11 9 (4.17%) Data Architect
11 9 (4.17%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 9 (4.17%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.70%) Big Data Architect
12 8 (3.70%) Consultant
13 7 (3.24%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (38.43%) Kafka
2 58 (26.85%) Spring
3 44 (20.37%) .NET
3 44 (20.37%) JSON
3 44 (20.37%) Lucene
4 41 (18.98%) Web Services
5 40 (18.52%) REST
6 33 (15.28%) RESTful
7 31 (14.35%) AngularJS
8 30 (13.89%) HTML
9 29 (13.43%) Spring Boot
10 26 (12.04%) XML
11 24 (11.11%) CSS
12 23 (10.65%) React
13 20 (9.26%) Hibernate
14 18 (8.33%) ASP.NET
14 18 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
15 17 (7.87%) Memcached
15 17 (7.87%) SOAP
16 16 (7.41%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.26%) Algorithms
2 19 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.02%) Fintech
4 11 (5.09%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.63%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.63%) PKI
6 9 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.78%) Derivative
7 6 (2.78%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.78%) OTC Derivatives
8 5 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.85%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.85%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.39%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.46%) Clustering
12 1 (0.46%) Linked Data
12 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.61%) Linux
2 22 (10.19%) Unix
3 11 (5.09%) Windows
4 5 (2.31%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.85%) Debian
5 4 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.93%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (28.24%) Microservices
3 57 (26.39%) TDD
4 51 (23.61%) DevOps
5 45 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (19.44%) Open Source
6 42 (19.44%) Scrum
7 40 (18.52%) BDD
8 32 (14.81%) MVC
8 32 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (14.35%) Test Automation
10 28 (12.96%) SOA
11 26 (12.04%) OO
12 25 (11.57%) Analytics
12 25 (11.57%) Mentoring
13 23 (10.65%) E-Commerce
13 23 (10.65%) MapReduce
14 22 (10.19%) Data Modelling
14 22 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
15 21 (9.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 113 (52.31%) Java
2 81 (37.50%) Python
3 55 (25.46%) JavaScript
4 53 (24.54%) SQL
5 45 (20.83%) Java 8
6 43 (19.91%) Scala
7 41 (18.98%) C#
8 17 (7.87%) Ruby
9 15 (6.94%) Bash Shell
10 11 (5.09%) PL/SQL
10 11 (5.09%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.78%) C
11 6 (2.78%) C++
12 5 (2.31%) Perl
12 5 (2.31%) R
13 4 (1.85%) PHP
13 4 (1.85%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.93%) Gremlin
14 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.46%) CFML
Qualifications
1 16 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.70%) Degree
4 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) PhD
5 1 (0.46%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.70%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) GDPR
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 75 (34.72%) Docker
2 42 (19.44%) HDFS
3 23 (10.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 9 (4.17%) Apache Flume
5 7 (3.24%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (29.63%) Kubernetes
2 33 (15.28%) Ansible
3 28 (12.96%) Terraform
4 27 (12.50%) Hadoop YARN
5 22 (10.19%) Puppet
6 18 (8.33%) Oozie
6 18 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (7.41%) Kibana
7 16 (7.41%) logstash
8 13 (6.02%) Prometheus
9 8 (3.70%) OpenSSO
9 8 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (3.24%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.85%) Ambari
11 4 (1.85%) Apache Slider
12 3 (1.39%) Rancher
13 1 (0.46%) Graphite
13 1 (0.46%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.46%) Packer
13 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (12.96%) Oracle
2 24 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.87%) Google
4 16 (7.41%) Hortonworks
5 14 (6.48%) AppDynamics
5 14 (6.48%) Sitecore
6 13 (6.02%) Tableau
7 12 (5.56%) Rackspace
8 10 (4.63%) Cloudera
8 10 (4.63%) Databricks
8 10 (4.63%) SOASTA, Inc
9 9 (4.17%) Apigee
10 8 (3.70%) ATG
10 8 (3.70%) BEA
10 8 (3.70%) hybris
11 7 (3.24%) Adobe
11 7 (3.24%) Sybase
12 5 (2.31%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.31%) SaltStack
13 4 (1.85%) MuleSoft