The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 118 129 166
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +37
Contract jobs citing Open Source 96 69 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.49% 1.11% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.56% 3.52% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 50 27
Average daily rate £450 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £314 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2104 1962 2676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.60% 31.48% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1453 2002
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 54 81
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £46.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Open Source
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 70 (42.42%) Java
2 62 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (30.91%) Linux
4 48 (29.09%) Scrum
5 40 (24.24%) JavaScript
6 39 (23.64%) HTML
7 37 (22.42%) CSS
8 36 (21.82%) MongoDB
9 30 (18.18%) MySQL
9 30 (18.18%) Python
10 28 (16.97%) Selenium
10 28 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (16.97%) Scala
11 25 (15.15%) HTML5
11 25 (15.15%) TDD
12 24 (14.55%) PHP
13 23 (13.94%) SQL
13 23 (13.94%) UNIX
13 23 (13.94%) Spring
13 23 (13.94%) NoSQL
13 23 (13.94%) CSS3
14 22 (13.33%) Puppet
14 22 (13.33%) jQuery
14 22 (13.33%) Ruby
15 21 (12.73%) Hibernate
15 21 (12.73%) OO
15 21 (12.73%) BDD
15 21 (12.73%) Jenkins
16 20 (12.12%) Cucumber
16 20 (12.12%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 18 (10.91%) CMS
2 10 (6.06%) GemFire
2 10 (6.06%) Alfresco
3 9 (5.45%) Drupal
3 9 (5.45%) Node.js
3 9 (5.45%) Apache
4 8 (4.85%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.85%) Apache Solr
5 6 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (2.42%) Documentum
7 3 (1.82%) nginx
7 3 (1.82%) Mule
7 3 (1.82%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.21%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.21%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.21%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.21%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) Magento
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.82%) GitHub
2 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.21%) Heroku
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.61%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.61%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.85%) HTTP
2 7 (4.24%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.03%) Internet
4 4 (2.42%) DNS
5 3 (1.82%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (1.82%) AMQP
5 3 (1.82%) SSL
5 3 (1.82%) LDAP
5 3 (1.82%) Wireless
6 2 (1.21%) DHCP
6 2 (1.21%) FTP
6 2 (1.21%) Firewall
6 2 (1.21%) Extranet
6 2 (1.21%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.61%) Network Security
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.61%) MRTG
7 1 (0.61%) VPN
7 1 (0.61%) SAN
7 1 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.82%) MongoDB
2 30 (18.18%) MySQL
3 23 (13.94%) NoSQL
4 19 (11.52%) Relational Database
5 15 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (8.48%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (7.27%) SQL Server
7 12 (7.27%) Hadoop
8 9 (5.45%) Big Data
9 7 (4.24%) RDBMS
10 5 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.42%) Couchbase
11 4 (2.42%) KDB
12 3 (1.82%) JasperReports
13 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (1.21%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.21%) Redis
14 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (16.97%) Selenium
2 21 (12.73%) Jenkins
3 20 (12.12%) Cucumber
3 20 (12.12%) WebDriver
4 12 (7.27%) Git (software)
5 11 (6.67%) Mockito
6 10 (6.06%) Maven
7 9 (5.45%) WATIR
7 9 (5.45%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (3.64%) JMeter
9 5 (3.03%) JUnit
10 4 (2.42%) Subversion
10 4 (2.42%) Sahi
11 2 (1.21%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.21%) Hudson
11 2 (1.21%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.21%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.21%) Behat
11 2 (1.21%) Robotium
11 2 (1.21%) Calabash
General
1 20 (12.12%) Finance
2 14 (8.48%) Banking
3 8 (4.85%) Back Office
4 6 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.03%) Front Office
6 4 (2.42%) Marketing
7 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.82%) Publishing
7 3 (1.82%) Billing
8 2 (1.21%) Law
8 2 (1.21%) Games
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (38.79%) Developer
2 25 (15.15%) Java Developer
3 19 (11.52%) Architect
4 13 (7.88%) Tester
5 12 (7.27%) Analyst
6 11 (6.67%) PHP Developer
7 8 (4.85%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (4.24%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.24%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Python Developer
9 6 (3.64%) Business Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Agile Project Manager
10 5 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.03%) Software Architect
10 5 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
11 4 (2.42%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.42%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (23.64%) HTML
2 37 (22.42%) CSS
3 25 (15.15%) HTML5
4 23 (13.94%) Spring
4 23 (13.94%) CSS3
5 22 (13.33%) jQuery
6 21 (12.73%) Hibernate
7 18 (10.91%) REST
8 17 (10.30%) RESTful
9 16 (9.70%) Akka
10 15 (9.09%) .NET
10 15 (9.09%) Web Services
10 15 (9.09%) XML
11 13 (7.88%) JMS
12 12 (7.27%) ActiveMQ
13 11 (6.67%) Spring Integration
13 11 (6.67%) AngularJS
13 11 (6.67%) Ajax
14 9 (5.45%) JSR 170
14 9 (5.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.88%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 5 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.42%) GIS
5 4 (2.42%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.82%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.82%) STB
7 2 (1.21%) CCTV
7 2 (1.21%) Statistics
7 2 (1.21%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.21%) Replication
7 2 (1.21%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.61%) Social Media
8 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.61%) Social Network
8 1 (0.61%) Online Games
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.91%) Linux
2 23 (13.94%) UNIX
3 12 (7.27%) Windows
4 8 (4.85%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.24%) Android
6 5 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.82%) CentOS
8 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.61%) Solaris
9 1 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (29.09%) Scrum
3 28 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (15.15%) TDD
5 21 (12.73%) OO
5 21 (12.73%) BDD
6 18 (10.91%) Configuration Management
7 17 (10.30%) MVC
7 17 (10.30%) Project Management
7 17 (10.30%) E-Commerce
8 16 (9.70%) SOA
9 13 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (7.27%) Kanban
11 9 (5.45%) Test Automation
12 8 (4.85%) Data Management
12 8 (4.85%) Content Management
12 8 (4.85%) Strategic Planning
12 8 (4.85%) OOP
12 8 (4.85%) OOD
12 8 (4.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.42%) Java
2 40 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 30 (18.18%) Python
4 28 (16.97%) Scala
5 24 (14.55%) PHP
6 23 (13.94%) SQL
7 22 (13.33%) Ruby
8 15 (9.09%) Perl
9 10 (6.06%) C#
10 8 (4.85%) C++
10 8 (4.85%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.03%) C
12 4 (2.42%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.82%) Groovy
13 3 (1.82%) Erlang
13 3 (1.82%) PHP5
14 1 (0.61%) R
14 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (11.52%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.70%) Degree
4 4 (2.42%) ISEB
5 2 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.27%) QA
2 7 (4.24%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (3.64%) Platform Symphony
2 3 (1.82%) Sendmail
2 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.82%) NFS
3 2 (1.21%) Xen
3 2 (1.21%) KVM
3 2 (1.21%) Postfix
4 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) Dovecot
4 1 (0.61%) Squid
Systems Management
1 22 (13.33%) Puppet
2 6 (3.64%) Nagios
2 6 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.61%) OpenNMS
3 1 (0.61%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.61%) Cacti
3 1 (0.61%) Ganglia
3 1 (0.61%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.61%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 20 (12.12%) Oracle
2 8 (4.85%) Splunk
3 6 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.03%) Zend
5 4 (2.42%) VMware
5 4 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.21%) Google
6 2 (1.21%) JBoss
6 2 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.21%) Apple
6 2 (1.21%) Adobe
7 1 (0.61%) hybris
7 1 (0.61%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.61%) Qualys
7 1 (0.61%) Facebook
7 1 (0.61%) Sencha
7 1 (0.61%) Tableau
7 1 (0.61%) HP
7 1 (0.61%) Dell
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco
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