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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 103 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +9
Contract jobs citing Open Source 87 93 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.69% 1.53% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.58% 3.91% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 72 56
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £335 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +6.25%
Open Source
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
1901 2381 2216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.03% 39.25% 37.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 1746 1676
Average daily rate £450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 46 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 87 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (40.38%) Java
3 58 (37.18%) Linux
4 37 (23.72%) Web Services
5 35 (22.44%) MySQL
6 34 (21.79%) Puppet
6 34 (21.79%) DevOps
7 32 (20.51%) TDD
8 31 (19.87%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (19.23%) MongoDB
10 29 (18.59%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (16.67%) Python
12 25 (16.03%) Configuration Management
13 23 (14.74%) Ruby
14 22 (14.10%) SQL
14 22 (14.10%) Git (software)
15 20 (12.82%) NoSQL
15 20 (12.82%) JavaScript
15 20 (12.82%) HTML
15 20 (12.82%) Finance
15 20 (12.82%) Scrum
16 19 (12.18%) .NET
16 19 (12.18%) UNIX
16 19 (12.18%) BDD
17 18 (11.54%) XML
17 18 (11.54%) Selenium
18 17 (10.90%) PostgreSQL
18 17 (10.90%) CSS
18 17 (10.90%) OO
18 17 (10.90%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 15 (9.62%) Apache
2 12 (7.69%) JBoss
3 6 (3.85%) IIS
4 5 (3.21%) nginx
4 5 (3.21%) Node.js
5 3 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.28%) Drupal
6 2 (1.28%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.28%) Mule
6 2 (1.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) Confluence
7 1 (0.64%) Jetty
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) MS Office
1 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.64%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.56%) PaaS
2 3 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.28%) SaaS
3 2 (1.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.64%) ElastiCache
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.64%) Heroku
4 1 (0.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.90%) HTTP
2 11 (7.05%) SSL
3 10 (6.41%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.49%) DNS
5 5 (3.21%) IPsec
5 5 (3.21%) DHCP
5 5 (3.21%) AMQP
6 4 (2.56%) FTP
6 4 (2.56%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.28%) Internet
8 1 (0.64%) Firewall
8 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.64%) Wireless
8 1 (0.64%) IMAP
8 1 (0.64%) LAN
8 1 (0.64%) WAN
8 1 (0.64%) VPN
8 1 (0.64%) SNMP
8 1 (0.64%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.44%) MySQL
2 30 (19.23%) MongoDB
3 20 (12.82%) NoSQL
4 17 (10.90%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (10.26%) Relational Database
6 12 (7.69%) Big Data
7 10 (6.41%) RDBMS
8 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
8 9 (5.77%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.56%) DataStax
10 4 (2.56%) QlikView
11 3 (1.92%) DB2
11 3 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.28%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.28%) SQLite
12 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (14.10%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.54%) Selenium
3 15 (9.62%) Cucumber
3 15 (9.62%) Jenkins
4 12 (7.69%) Subversion
5 8 (5.13%) SpecFlow
6 7 (4.49%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.85%) Maven
7 6 (3.85%) JIRA
8 5 (3.21%) WATIR
8 5 (3.21%) JUnit
8 5 (3.21%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (3.21%) JMeter
8 5 (3.21%) Fiddler
8 5 (3.21%) Sahi
9 4 (2.56%) Mercurial
9 4 (2.56%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.28%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.28%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.28%) Hudson
General
1 20 (12.82%) Finance
2 10 (6.41%) Legal
3 7 (4.49%) Banking
4 4 (2.56%) Retail
4 4 (2.56%) Back Office
4 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.92%) Law
5 3 (1.92%) Publishing
6 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (25.00%) Developer
2 26 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (10.26%) Java Developer
4 15 (9.62%) Architect
5 13 (8.33%) Analyst
6 8 (5.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Business Analyst
8 4 (2.56%) Consultant
8 4 (2.56%) Administrator
8 4 (2.56%) Applications Architect
8 4 (2.56%) Service Manager
8 4 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (2.56%) Middleware Engineer
9 3 (1.92%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (1.92%) Test Architect
9 3 (1.92%) Data Scientist
9 3 (1.92%) Scala Developer
9 3 (1.92%) Test Leader
9 3 (1.92%) PHP Developer
9 3 (1.92%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.72%) Web Services
2 20 (12.82%) HTML
3 19 (12.18%) .NET
4 18 (11.54%) XML
5 17 (10.90%) CSS
6 13 (8.33%) RESTful
7 12 (7.69%) Spring
7 12 (7.69%) Middleware
7 12 (7.69%) AngularJS
8 11 (7.05%) REST
8 11 (7.05%) SOAP
8 11 (7.05%) Hibernate
9 10 (6.41%) JSON
9 10 (6.41%) Apache Camel
10 5 (3.21%) HTML5
10 5 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (3.21%) CSS3
10 5 (3.21%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.21%) jQuery
11 4 (2.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.13%) User Experience
2 6 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.21%) Video on Demand
4 4 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.56%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.28%) NHS
5 2 (1.28%) Clustering
5 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.64%) Blog
6 1 (0.64%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.64%) Statistics
6 1 (0.64%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.64%) GIS
6 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.64%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (37.18%) Linux
2 19 (12.18%) UNIX
3 13 (8.33%) Windows
4 10 (6.41%) Ubuntu
5 8 (5.13%) Debian
6 6 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.56%) CentOS
8 3 (1.92%) Android
9 2 (1.28%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (1.28%) VMS
9 2 (1.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.64%) Solaris
10 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (21.79%) DevOps
3 32 (20.51%) TDD
4 31 (19.87%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (16.03%) Configuration Management
6 20 (12.82%) Scrum
7 19 (12.18%) BDD
8 17 (10.90%) OO
9 16 (10.26%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.97%) Project Management
11 13 (8.33%) Test Automation
12 11 (7.05%) Microservices
12 11 (7.05%) MVC
12 11 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (6.41%) Waterfall
14 8 (5.13%) Agile Project Management
14 8 (5.13%) SOA
14 8 (5.13%) Software Testing
15 7 (4.49%) Analytics
16 6 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 63 (40.38%) Java
2 26 (16.67%) Python
3 23 (14.74%) Ruby
4 22 (14.10%) SQL
5 20 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 15 (9.62%) Scala
7 12 (7.69%) C#
8 11 (7.05%) PHP
9 10 (6.41%) Perl
9 10 (6.41%) Shell Script
10 9 (5.77%) C
11 8 (5.13%) C++
12 6 (3.85%) R
13 5 (3.21%) PL/SQL
14 4 (2.56%) Golang
15 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.92%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.92%) VB
16 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
16 2 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.56%) Degree
4 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.28%) ISEB
5 2 (1.28%) PMP
5 2 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.28%) Samba
2 2 (1.28%) Docker
3 1 (0.64%) NFS
3 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.64%) KVM
Systems Management
1 34 (21.79%) Puppet
2 29 (18.59%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.77%) Salt
4 8 (5.13%) Nagios
5 6 (3.85%) Vagrant
6 5 (3.21%) Ansible
7 2 (1.28%) WSUS
8 1 (0.64%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.64%) Cacti
8 1 (0.64%) nmon
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.64%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 12 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.05%) Oracle
3 7 (4.49%) DigitalOcean
4 5 (3.21%) Tableau
5 4 (2.56%) Rackspace
5 4 (2.56%) SaltStack
6 3 (1.92%) Splunk
6 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.92%) VMware
7 2 (1.28%) Apple
7 2 (1.28%) Zend
7 2 (1.28%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.64%) Twitter
8 1 (0.64%) Vertica
8 1 (0.64%) Talend
8 1 (0.64%) Remedy
8 1 (0.64%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.64%) Google
8 1 (0.64%) IBM
8 1 (0.64%) Adobe
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