The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 98 123 125
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 45 67 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.46% 1.32% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.63% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 65
Average daily rate £500 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £350 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £699
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-47.18% +84.41%
Open Source
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2592 4109 4728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.05% 81.00% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 3217 3399
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 53
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.95 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 76 (62.30%) Java
2 65 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (27.05%) Finance
4 32 (26.23%) Scala
5 31 (25.41%) NoSQL
5 31 (25.41%) Linux
6 29 (23.77%) Software Engineering
7 26 (21.31%) TDD
7 26 (21.31%) Python
8 24 (19.67%) Low Latency
9 23 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (18.03%) OO
11 21 (17.21%) BDD
12 20 (16.39%) Solaris
13 19 (15.57%) KDB
13 19 (15.57%) Algorithmic Trading
13 19 (15.57%) Spring
13 19 (15.57%) VTune
13 19 (15.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 17 (13.93%) Big Data
14 17 (13.93%) Mobile App
14 17 (13.93%) DevOps
15 16 (13.11%) Ruby
15 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
15 16 (13.11%) Web Services
15 16 (13.11%) SQL
15 16 (13.11%) Scrum
16 15 (12.30%) Jenkins
16 15 (12.30%) Puppet
16 15 (12.30%) MongoDB

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 13 (10.66%) Apache
2 8 (6.56%) Apache Spark
3 7 (5.74%) OpenStack
4 6 (4.92%) Node.js
5 5 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.46%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.46%) nginx
6 3 (2.46%) SAS
6 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.64%) CMS
7 2 (1.64%) Drupal
8 1 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.82%) Confluence
8 1 (0.82%) CoreMedia CMS
8 1 (0.82%) Liferay
8 1 (0.82%) SugarCRM
8 1 (0.82%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) SPSS
2 1 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.28%) GitHub
3 3 (2.46%) IaaS
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) PaaS
4 2 (1.64%) SaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.82%) Heroku
5 1 (0.82%) Office 365
5 1 (0.82%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.74%) DNS
2 6 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.10%) HTTP
4 4 (3.28%) LDAP
5 3 (2.46%) BGP
5 3 (2.46%) SAN
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.64%) Firewall
6 2 (1.64%) MRTG
6 2 (1.64%) SSL
6 2 (1.64%) VPN
7 1 (0.82%) DHCP
7 1 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.82%) FTP
7 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.82%) IGRP
7 1 (0.82%) LAN
7 1 (0.82%) SMTP
7 1 (0.82%) SNMP
7 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.41%) NoSQL
2 19 (15.57%) KDB
3 17 (13.93%) Big Data
4 15 (12.30%) Hadoop
4 15 (12.30%) MongoDB
5 12 (9.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (8.20%) Apache Hive
7 9 (7.38%) Relational Database
8 8 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (5.74%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (5.74%) SQLite
10 6 (4.92%) DB2
10 6 (4.92%) HBase
11 5 (4.10%) MySQL
12 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (2.46%) Mahout
12 3 (2.46%) Power BI
12 3 (2.46%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.46%) Redis
12 3 (2.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (15.57%) VTune
2 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.30%) Jenkins
4 14 (11.48%) Cucumber
5 11 (9.02%) Maven
6 9 (7.38%) JIRA
7 8 (6.56%) Selenium
8 7 (5.74%) Appium
8 7 (5.74%) JUnit
8 7 (5.74%) Mockito
9 5 (4.10%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.28%) Calabash
10 4 (3.28%) FitNesse
11 3 (2.46%) JBehave
11 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (2.46%) SpecFlow
11 3 (2.46%) Subversion
11 3 (2.46%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.64%) WATIR
General
1 33 (27.05%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Banking
3 5 (4.10%) Retail
4 3 (2.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.64%) Legal
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Developer
2 25 (20.49%) Software Engineer
3 22 (18.03%) Java Engineer
4 19 (15.57%) Java Software Engineer
5 17 (13.93%) Java Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) Tester
8 8 (6.56%) Architect
8 8 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (5.74%) Android Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Automation Tester
10 6 (4.92%) Test Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Consultant
11 5 (4.10%) Hadoop Developer
12 4 (3.28%) Automation Analyst
12 4 (3.28%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (3.28%) Business Analyst
12 4 (3.28%) Development Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Software Development Engineer
13 3 (2.46%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.57%) Spring
2 16 (13.11%) Web Services
3 10 (8.20%) REST
4 7 (5.74%) JSON
5 6 (4.92%) Cascading
5 6 (4.92%) XML
6 5 (4.10%) .NET
6 5 (4.10%) Apache Commons
6 5 (4.10%) Guava
6 5 (4.10%) Hibernate
6 5 (4.10%) HTML
6 5 (4.10%) J2EE
6 5 (4.10%) SOAP
6 5 (4.10%) XSD
7 4 (3.28%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.28%) CSS
7 4 (3.28%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.28%) HTML5
7 4 (3.28%) Middleware
8 3 (2.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.93%) Mobile App
2 13 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.84%) User Experience
4 8 (6.56%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.92%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.10%) Visualisation
7 4 (3.28%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.46%) Fintech
9 2 (1.64%) Blog
9 2 (1.64%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.82%) FMCG
10 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.82%) Physics
10 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.41%) Linux
2 20 (16.39%) Solaris
3 14 (11.48%) Windows
4 12 (9.84%) Android
4 12 (9.84%) Unix
5 7 (5.74%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.46%) CentOS
6 3 (2.46%) Debian
6 3 (2.46%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.64%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (53.28%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.77%) Software Engineering
3 26 (21.31%) TDD
4 24 (19.67%) Low Latency
5 23 (18.85%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (18.03%) OO
7 21 (17.21%) BDD
8 19 (15.57%) Algorithmic Trading
9 17 (13.93%) DevOps
10 16 (13.11%) Scrum
11 15 (12.30%) Test Automation
12 13 (10.66%) OOD
13 12 (9.84%) Configuration Management
14 10 (8.20%) Analytics
14 10 (8.20%) Pair Programming
15 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce
16 8 (6.56%) Unit Testing
17 7 (5.74%) Data Analysis
17 7 (5.74%) Functional Testing
17 7 (5.74%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 76 (62.30%) Java
2 32 (26.23%) Scala
3 26 (21.31%) Python
4 16 (13.11%) Ruby
4 16 (13.11%) SQL
5 10 (8.20%) Bash Shell
5 10 (8.20%) JavaScript
6 9 (7.38%) Perl
7 8 (6.56%) C#
8 7 (5.74%) AWK
8 7 (5.74%) sed
9 6 (4.92%) C++
10 4 (3.28%) Groovy
11 3 (2.46%) C
11 3 (2.46%) Go
11 3 (2.46%) PHP
11 3 (2.46%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.64%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.64%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.64%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Degree
2 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.46%) ISEB
3 3 (2.46%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.38%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) SDET
3 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (15.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 8 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.28%) Docker
4 3 (2.46%) NFS
5 2 (1.64%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.64%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.64%) KVM
5 2 (1.64%) Samba
6 1 (0.82%) Ceph
6 1 (0.82%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.82%) iptables
6 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.82%) Postfix
6 1 (0.82%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.82%) Squid
6 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.82%) Xen
6 1 (0.82%) XenApp
6 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (12.30%) Puppet
2 9 (7.38%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.92%) Oozie
4 3 (2.46%) Ansible
5 2 (1.64%) Cacti
5 2 (1.64%) Ganglia
5 2 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (1.64%) Kibana
5 2 (1.64%) logstash
5 2 (1.64%) Nagios
6 1 (0.82%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.82%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.82%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.82%) Mesos
6 1 (0.82%) RANCID
6 1 (0.82%) SCCM
6 1 (0.82%) systemd
6 1 (0.82%) WSUS
6 1 (0.82%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (9.02%) Oracle
2 9 (7.38%) VMware
3 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.28%) Cisco
4 4 (3.28%) Tableau
5 3 (2.46%) HP
5 3 (2.46%) Splunk
6 2 (1.64%) CA
6 2 (1.64%) F5
6 2 (1.64%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.82%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.82%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.82%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.82%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.82%) New Relic
7 1 (0.82%) NICE Systems
7 1 (0.82%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.82%) Supermicro
7 1 (0.82%) Talend
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