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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 121 131 112
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -19
Contract jobs citing Open Source 66 71 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.33% 1.19% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.52% 3.11% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 55 62
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £316 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
1873 2280 2115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.78% 38.13% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1461 1661 1646
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.44 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 86 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (35.26%) Linux
3 51 (32.69%) Java
4 32 (20.51%) DevOps
5 31 (19.87%) MySQL
6 29 (18.59%) Puppet
7 27 (17.31%) Web Services
8 26 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 26 (16.67%) TDD
9 25 (16.03%) OO
10 24 (15.38%) Ruby
10 24 (15.38%) MongoDB
10 24 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (14.74%) Scrum
11 23 (14.74%) .NET
11 23 (14.74%) SQL
12 21 (13.46%) UNIX
12 21 (13.46%) Python
12 21 (13.46%) Software Engineering
12 21 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (12.82%) NoSQL
13 20 (12.82%) Selenium
14 19 (12.18%) BDD
15 18 (11.54%) Cucumber
15 18 (11.54%) Git (software)
15 18 (11.54%) Jenkins
15 18 (11.54%) Finance
15 18 (11.54%) PHP
15 18 (11.54%) HTML
16 17 (10.90%) Ubuntu

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 9 (5.77%) JBoss
3 7 (4.49%) Node.js
4 6 (3.85%) nginx
4 6 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.21%) IIS
5 5 (3.21%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.21%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.56%) Drupal
7 3 (1.92%) CMS
8 2 (1.28%) Mule
8 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.64%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.64%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.64%) Moodle
9 1 (0.64%) Jetty
9 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (0.64%) Fireworks
1 1 (0.64%) MS Office
1 1 (0.64%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (0.64%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.64%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) GitHub
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.28%) IaaS
3 1 (0.64%) ElastiCache
3 1 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.64%) SaaS
3 1 (0.64%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.62%) HTTP
2 7 (4.49%) SSL
2 7 (4.49%) DNS
3 6 (3.85%) AMQP
3 6 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.21%) Internet
5 4 (2.56%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.92%) IPsec
6 3 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.92%) DHCP
6 3 (1.92%) FTP
7 2 (1.28%) Network Security
7 2 (1.28%) WAN
8 1 (0.64%) IMAP
8 1 (0.64%) VLAN
8 1 (0.64%) SNMP
8 1 (0.64%) VPN
8 1 (0.64%) SAN
8 1 (0.64%) Broadband
8 1 (0.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.87%) MySQL
2 24 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 20 (12.82%) NoSQL
4 15 (9.62%) Big Data
5 14 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (8.33%) Hadoop
7 8 (5.13%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (4.49%) SQL Server
9 6 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (3.21%) RDBMS
10 5 (3.21%) DataStax
11 3 (1.92%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.28%) Redis
12 2 (1.28%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (12.82%) Selenium
2 18 (11.54%) Cucumber
2 18 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.13%) WebDriver
3 8 (5.13%) JIRA
4 7 (4.49%) Subversion
4 7 (4.49%) WATIR
4 7 (4.49%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.85%) Sahi
5 6 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (3.21%) JMeter
6 5 (3.21%) Maven
6 5 (3.21%) Fiddler
7 3 (1.92%) JUnit
8 2 (1.28%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.28%) JBehave
8 2 (1.28%) Jasmine
8 2 (1.28%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.28%) Grunt
General
1 18 (11.54%) Finance
2 11 (7.05%) Banking
3 7 (4.49%) Legal
4 5 (3.21%) Retail
5 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.56%) Back Office
5 4 (2.56%) Publishing
5 4 (2.56%) Law
6 3 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.28%) Front Office
7 2 (1.28%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) Games
8 1 (0.64%) Local Government
8 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (26.28%) Developer
2 21 (13.46%) Analyst
2 21 (13.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (9.62%) Architect
4 11 (7.05%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 6 (3.85%) Tester
6 6 (3.85%) Test Analyst
6 6 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.21%) Scala Developer
7 5 (3.21%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (2.56%) Digital Architect
8 4 (2.56%) Web Developer
8 4 (2.56%) Administrator
8 4 (2.56%) Consultant
8 4 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (2.56%) DBA
8 4 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (2.56%) Software Engineer
9 3 (1.92%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.31%) Web Services
2 23 (14.74%) .NET
3 18 (11.54%) HTML
4 15 (9.62%) XML
5 14 (8.97%) CSS
5 14 (8.97%) AngularJS
6 13 (8.33%) REST
7 11 (7.05%) RESTful
8 10 (6.41%) JSON
8 10 (6.41%) Middleware
9 9 (5.77%) HTML5
10 8 (5.13%) jQuery
11 7 (4.49%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.49%) CSS3
12 6 (3.85%) Spring
12 6 (3.85%) LAMP
13 5 (3.21%) SOAP
13 5 (3.21%) Apache Camel
13 5 (3.21%) RabbitMQ
14 4 (2.56%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.49%) Algorithms
3 6 (3.85%) Video on Demand
3 6 (3.85%) User Experience
4 5 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.21%) GIS
5 4 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.56%) Clustering
6 3 (1.92%) Replication
6 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.92%) NHS
6 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.28%) Internet of Things
7 2 (1.28%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.64%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.64%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.64%) Blog
8 1 (0.64%) Podcast
8 1 (0.64%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 55 (35.26%) Linux
2 21 (13.46%) UNIX
3 17 (10.90%) Ubuntu
4 15 (9.62%) Debian
5 10 (6.41%) Windows
6 8 (5.13%) CentOS
7 6 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.56%) Android
9 2 (1.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.64%) MVS
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.64%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.51%) DevOps
3 26 (16.67%) TDD
4 25 (16.03%) OO
5 23 (14.74%) Scrum
6 21 (13.46%) Software Engineering
6 21 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (12.18%) BDD
8 17 (10.90%) Test Automation
9 12 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.69%) Project Management
9 12 (7.69%) Waterfall
10 9 (5.77%) Kanban
11 8 (5.13%) Security Testing
11 8 (5.13%) Software Testing
12 6 (3.85%) Performance Testing
12 6 (3.85%) Data Protection
12 6 (3.85%) Agile Project Management
12 6 (3.85%) Analytics
12 6 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 51 (32.69%) Java
2 26 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 24 (15.38%) Ruby
4 23 (14.74%) SQL
5 21 (13.46%) Python
6 18 (11.54%) PHP
7 15 (9.62%) Scala
7 15 (9.62%) Shell Script
8 14 (8.97%) C#
9 10 (6.41%) C++
10 9 (5.77%) Perl
11 6 (3.85%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.21%) R
13 4 (2.56%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.56%) C
14 3 (1.92%) VB
14 3 (1.92%) ActionScript
15 2 (1.28%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.64%) AWK
Qualifications
1 11 (7.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.28%) ISEB
3 2 (1.28%) PMP
3 2 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.92%) KVM
3 2 (1.28%) XenServer
3 2 (1.28%) NFS
4 1 (0.64%) Squid
4 1 (0.64%) Xen
4 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.64%) Ceph
4 1 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.64%) Postfix
4 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.64%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 29 (18.59%) Puppet
2 24 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (9.62%) Nagios
4 5 (3.21%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.28%) Cacti
5 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (1.28%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.28%) Salt
5 2 (1.28%) Ansible
6 1 (0.64%) logstash
6 1 (0.64%) Kibana
6 1 (0.64%) Graphite
6 1 (0.64%) Oozie
6 1 (0.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (7.05%) DigitalOcean
1 11 (7.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.77%) Red Hat
3 5 (3.21%) VMware
3 5 (3.21%) SaltStack
4 4 (2.56%) Oracle
5 3 (1.92%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.28%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.28%) HP
6 2 (1.28%) EMC
6 2 (1.28%) Adobe
7 1 (0.64%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.64%) Google
7 1 (0.64%) ESRI
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco
7 1 (0.64%) Juniper
7 1 (0.64%) Scality
7 1 (0.64%) Tableau
7 1 (0.64%) Vertica
7 1 (0.64%) Twitter
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