The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 99 123 135
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +12
Contract jobs citing Open Source 98 92 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.81% 1.46% 1.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.97% 3.86% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 71 47
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £675 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
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London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1973 2385 2360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.35% 37.89% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1499 1789 1758
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 52
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £13.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.10 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the City of London region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the City of London region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Open Source 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 Open Source.

1 98 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (44.51%) Java
3 57 (34.76%) Linux
4 42 (25.61%) Web Services
4 42 (25.61%) TDD
4 42 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (21.95%) DevOps
6 28 (17.07%) MySQL
7 27 (16.46%) Configuration Management
8 26 (15.85%) Puppet
9 24 (14.63%) JavaScript
9 24 (14.63%) XML
9 24 (14.63%) Python
10 23 (14.02%) .NET
10 23 (14.02%) Git (software)
11 22 (13.41%) MongoDB
11 22 (13.41%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (13.41%) Scrum
11 22 (13.41%) Ruby
12 21 (12.80%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (12.80%) HTML
12 21 (12.80%) SQL
13 20 (12.20%) HTTP
13 20 (12.20%) Finance
13 20 (12.20%) BDD
14 19 (11.59%) Big Data
15 18 (10.98%) Relational Database
15 18 (10.98%) Selenium
15 18 (10.98%) CSS
16 17 (10.37%) Oracle

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Open Source 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 Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (8.54%) Apache
2 13 (7.93%) JBoss
3 6 (3.66%) IIS
4 4 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.44%) Node.js
5 3 (1.83%) nginx
5 3 (1.83%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.83%) Drupal
6 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.22%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.22%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.61%) Jetty
7 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.61%) Mule
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.61%) Confluence
7 1 (0.61%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.66%) PaaS
4 3 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.22%) GitHub
5 2 (1.22%) SaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.61%) Heroku
6 1 (0.61%) Route 53
6 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.20%) HTTP
2 14 (8.54%) SSL
3 13 (7.93%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.27%) DNS
5 5 (3.05%) AMQP
5 5 (3.05%) DHCP
5 5 (3.05%) IPsec
6 4 (2.44%) FTP
6 4 (2.44%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.22%) Internet
8 1 (0.61%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.61%) VPN
8 1 (0.61%) Firewall
8 1 (0.61%) SNMP
8 1 (0.61%) LAN
8 1 (0.61%) WAN
8 1 (0.61%) IMAP
8 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.07%) MySQL
2 22 (13.41%) MongoDB
3 21 (12.80%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (11.59%) Big Data
5 18 (10.98%) Relational Database
6 16 (9.76%) SQL Server
7 14 (8.54%) NoSQL
8 10 (6.10%) RDBMS
8 10 (6.10%) Hadoop
9 8 (4.88%) DB2
10 7 (4.27%) SQLite
11 5 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (2.44%) QlikView
12 4 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (2.44%) DataStax
13 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (1.22%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.22%) IBM InfoSphere
13 2 (1.22%) Apache Hive
13 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.98%) Selenium
3 16 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 16 (9.76%) Jenkins
4 13 (7.93%) Subversion
5 10 (6.10%) SpecFlow
6 8 (4.88%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.27%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (3.66%) WATIR
8 6 (3.66%) Maven
8 6 (3.66%) JUnit
8 6 (3.66%) Mercurial
9 5 (3.05%) Sahi
9 5 (3.05%) Fiddler
9 5 (3.05%) JIRA
10 4 (2.44%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.22%) NUnit
11 2 (1.22%) Ant
11 2 (1.22%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.22%) Jasmine
General
1 20 (12.20%) Finance
2 9 (5.49%) Legal
3 5 (3.05%) Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Retail
5 3 (1.83%) Publishing
5 3 (1.83%) Law
5 3 (1.83%) Back Office
6 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (28.66%) Developer
2 20 (12.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (10.98%) Java Developer
3 18 (10.98%) Architect
4 14 (8.54%) Analyst
5 8 (4.88%) Business Analyst
5 8 (4.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.27%) Android Developer
7 5 (3.05%) Consultant
7 5 (3.05%) Applications Architect
8 4 (2.44%) Service Manager
8 4 (2.44%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.44%) Administrator
8 4 (2.44%) Middleware Engineer
8 4 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (1.83%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (1.83%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (1.83%) Data Scientist
9 3 (1.83%) Scala Developer
9 3 (1.83%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (25.61%) Web Services
2 24 (14.63%) XML
3 23 (14.02%) .NET
4 21 (12.80%) HTML
5 18 (10.98%) CSS
6 16 (9.76%) Spring
7 14 (8.54%) Hibernate
7 14 (8.54%) RESTful
8 12 (7.32%) AngularJS
9 11 (6.71%) Middleware
10 9 (5.49%) Apache Camel
10 9 (5.49%) REST
10 9 (5.49%) JSON
11 8 (4.88%) Ajax
11 8 (4.88%) SOAP
11 8 (4.88%) XSD
11 8 (4.88%) J2EE
11 8 (4.88%) HTML5
12 7 (4.27%) XSL
13 6 (3.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.93%) User Experience
3 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.05%) Video on Demand
5 4 (2.44%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.44%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.22%) NHS
7 2 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.61%) Social Gaming
8 1 (0.61%) Social Media
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.61%) GIS
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) Statistics
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (34.76%) Linux
2 13 (7.93%) Windows
3 11 (6.71%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.71%) UNIX
4 8 (4.88%) Android
5 4 (2.44%) CentOS
6 3 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.83%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.22%) VMS
7 2 (1.22%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.61%) Solaris
8 1 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (59.76%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.61%) TDD
2 42 (25.61%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (21.95%) DevOps
4 27 (16.46%) Configuration Management
5 22 (13.41%) Scrum
6 20 (12.20%) BDD
7 16 (9.76%) Test Automation
8 14 (8.54%) Project Management
9 12 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (7.32%) MVC
9 12 (7.32%) Software Engineering
10 11 (6.71%) Microservices
10 11 (6.71%) Waterfall
11 10 (6.10%) iOS Development
12 9 (5.49%) Web Development
13 8 (4.88%) SOA
13 8 (4.88%) ETL
13 8 (4.88%) Agile Project Management
13 8 (4.88%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (44.51%) Java
2 24 (14.63%) JavaScript
2 24 (14.63%) Python
3 22 (13.41%) Ruby
4 21 (12.80%) SQL
5 17 (10.37%) Scala
6 14 (8.54%) C#
7 9 (5.49%) C
7 9 (5.49%) PHP
8 7 (4.27%) Perl
8 7 (4.27%) C++
9 6 (3.66%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.66%) R
10 5 (3.05%) Go
11 3 (1.83%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.83%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.22%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.44%) Degree
4 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) PMP
6 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.54%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.44%) Docker
2 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.22%) Samba
4 1 (0.61%) Gluster
4 1 (0.61%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.61%) Ceph
4 1 (0.61%) GPFS
4 1 (0.61%) KVM
4 1 (0.61%) Firmware
4 1 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (15.85%) Puppet
2 22 (13.41%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (6.10%) Salt
4 7 (4.27%) Ansible
5 5 (3.05%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.22%) WSUS
7 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.61%) Cacti
7 1 (0.61%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.61%) nmon
7 1 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (10.37%) Oracle
2 13 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.05%) Tableau
4 4 (2.44%) IBM
4 4 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.44%) Rackspace
5 3 (1.83%) Splunk
5 3 (1.83%) SaltStack
5 3 (1.83%) VMware
6 2 (1.22%) Zend
6 2 (1.22%) Apple
6 2 (1.22%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.61%) Vertica
7 1 (0.61%) Talend
7 1 (0.61%) Symantec
7 1 (0.61%) Remedy
7 1 (0.61%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) Cognos
7 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.61%) Google
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