The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Apache Solr 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.045% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £600 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £393 £474
% change year-on-year +9.87% -17.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Apache Solr is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 303 511 504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.54% 18.60% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 264 274
Median daily rate £400 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 25
Median hourly rate £20.75 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.33% +1.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.20 £27.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

Apache Solr
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Apache Solr as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Apache Solr in the West Midlands

Apache Solr
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apache Solr in the West Midlands

Apache Solr
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 £600 -
Apache Solr
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Apache Solr also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Apache Solr.

1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) SEO
1 3 (75.00%) LAMP
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Web Development
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Drupal
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) PaaS
1 3 (75.00%) GitHub
1 3 (75.00%) Drush
1 3 (75.00%) API Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Lucene
3 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) OCR
3 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (25.00%) Regular Expression
3 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction

Apache Solr
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) GitHub
1 3 (75.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Drupal Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) Drush
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) LAMP
2 1 (25.00%) Lucene
2 1 (25.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (25.00%) Regular Expression
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) API Integration
1 3 (75.00%) SEO
1 3 (75.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Cluster Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (25.00%) OCR
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Google