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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 122 152 141
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -11
Contract jobs citing Open Source 82 75 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.38% 1.03% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.99% 2.72% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 51
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
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
2053 2755 2829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.57% 37.79% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2076 2101
Average daily rate £470 £475 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 66
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £34.85 £39.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 92 (57.86%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (38.36%) Java
3 48 (30.19%) Linux
4 40 (25.16%) Scrum
5 38 (23.90%) TDD
6 32 (20.13%) Ruby
6 32 (20.13%) HTML
6 32 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (20.13%) BDD
6 32 (20.13%) MongoDB
7 31 (19.50%) JavaScript
8 30 (18.87%) NoSQL
9 29 (18.24%) Puppet
10 28 (17.61%) OO
11 26 (16.35%) SQL
11 26 (16.35%) MySQL
11 26 (16.35%) CSS
12 25 (15.72%) Python
12 25 (15.72%) DevOps
13 24 (15.09%) HTML5
14 23 (14.47%) Web Services
15 22 (13.84%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (13.84%) Jenkins
16 21 (13.21%) Scala
17 20 (12.58%) Cucumber
17 20 (12.58%) UNIX
18 19 (11.95%) Selenium
18 19 (11.95%) CSS3
19 17 (10.69%) .NET
20 16 (10.06%) PostgreSQL

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (7.55%) Node.js
2 11 (6.92%) Apache
2 11 (6.92%) CMS
3 8 (5.03%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (4.40%) JBoss
4 7 (4.40%) Drupal
5 6 (3.77%) nginx
6 5 (3.14%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.89%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.89%) Confluence
7 3 (1.89%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.89%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.26%) Mule
8 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) SPSS
2 1 (0.63%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (0.63%) GIMP
2 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.63%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) GitHub
2 3 (1.89%) IaaS
2 3 (1.89%) PaaS
3 2 (1.26%) Heroku
3 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.66%) HTTP
2 7 (4.40%) Internet
3 6 (3.77%) DNS
4 5 (3.14%) SSL
5 4 (2.52%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.89%) Firewall
6 3 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.89%) AMQP
7 2 (1.26%) Network Security
7 2 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.26%) WAN
8 1 (0.63%) SMTP
8 1 (0.63%) DHCP
8 1 (0.63%) FTP
8 1 (0.63%) VPN
8 1 (0.63%) Broadband
8 1 (0.63%) LAN
8 1 (0.63%) VLAN
8 1 (0.63%) SAN
8 1 (0.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.13%) MongoDB
2 30 (18.87%) NoSQL
3 26 (16.35%) MySQL
4 16 (10.06%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (8.81%) Big Data
6 11 (6.92%) Hadoop
7 10 (6.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.77%) SQL Server
10 5 (3.14%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.52%) Redis
12 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.26%) Apache Hive
13 2 (1.26%) Neo4j
13 2 (1.26%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.63%) CouchDB
14 1 (0.63%) HBase
14 1 (0.63%) OLAP
14 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.63%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 22 (13.84%) Jenkins
2 20 (12.58%) Cucumber
3 19 (11.95%) Selenium
4 16 (10.06%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.03%) JIRA
6 7 (4.40%) WATIR
6 7 (4.40%) Maven
7 6 (3.77%) Subversion
7 6 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (3.77%) SoapUI
7 6 (3.77%) Sahi
7 6 (3.77%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.14%) JMeter
8 5 (3.14%) JBehave
9 4 (2.52%) Mockito
9 4 (2.52%) Grunt
10 3 (1.89%) Calabash
10 3 (1.89%) Robotium
10 3 (1.89%) Ant
10 3 (1.89%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (9.43%) Banking
2 14 (8.81%) Finance
3 10 (6.29%) Back Office
4 6 (3.77%) Front Office
4 6 (3.77%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.14%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.14%) Publishing
6 3 (1.89%) Marketing
7 2 (1.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (33.96%) Developer
2 23 (14.47%) Analyst
3 20 (12.58%) Java Developer
4 17 (10.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (10.06%) Architect
6 9 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 9 (5.66%) Test Analyst
7 8 (5.03%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.40%) Tester
9 6 (3.77%) Scala Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.14%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.52%) Web Developer
11 4 (2.52%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.52%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.52%) Security Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (2.52%) QA Analyst
12 3 (1.89%) QA Test Analyst
12 3 (1.89%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.13%) HTML
2 26 (16.35%) CSS
3 24 (15.09%) HTML5
4 23 (14.47%) Web Services
5 19 (11.95%) CSS3
6 17 (10.69%) .NET
7 15 (9.43%) XML
7 15 (9.43%) REST
8 14 (8.81%) SOAP
9 13 (8.18%) Spring
9 13 (8.18%) jQuery
10 11 (6.92%) RESTful
11 9 (5.66%) JSON
12 8 (5.03%) Hibernate
12 8 (5.03%) J2EE
13 7 (4.40%) JMS
13 7 (4.40%) Middleware
13 7 (4.40%) Sass
13 7 (4.40%) AngularJS
14 6 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.03%) User Experience
3 7 (4.40%) GIS
4 6 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.14%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.14%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.89%) Physics
6 3 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.26%) Social Network
7 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.26%) Replication
7 2 (1.26%) Clustering
7 2 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.26%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.26%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.63%) Blog
8 1 (0.63%) Podcast
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 48 (30.19%) Linux
2 20 (12.58%) UNIX
3 15 (9.43%) Ubuntu
4 13 (8.18%) Debian
5 9 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.66%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.40%) Windows
7 6 (3.77%) CentOS
8 5 (3.14%) Android
9 2 (1.26%) Solaris
9 2 (1.26%) MVS
9 2 (1.26%) VME
10 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (57.86%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.16%) Scrum
3 38 (23.90%) TDD
4 32 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (20.13%) BDD
5 28 (17.61%) OO
6 25 (15.72%) DevOps
7 16 (10.06%) Test Automation
7 16 (10.06%) Software Engineering
8 13 (8.18%) E-Commerce
8 13 (8.18%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.55%) SOA
10 11 (6.92%) User Stories
11 10 (6.29%) Project Management
12 9 (5.66%) MVC
12 9 (5.66%) Kanban
13 8 (5.03%) CRM
13 8 (5.03%) Automated Testing
13 8 (5.03%) Unit Testing
14 7 (4.40%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (38.36%) Java
2 32 (20.13%) Ruby
3 31 (19.50%) JavaScript
4 26 (16.35%) SQL
5 25 (15.72%) Python
6 21 (13.21%) Scala
7 15 (9.43%) PHP
8 14 (8.81%) Shell Script
9 13 (8.18%) C#
10 8 (5.03%) Perl
11 7 (4.40%) PL/SQL
12 6 (3.77%) C
13 5 (3.14%) C++
13 5 (3.14%) Bash Shell
14 4 (2.52%) Clojure
15 3 (1.89%) VB
15 3 (1.89%) ActionScript
16 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 2 (1.26%) Erlang
17 1 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.40%) Degree
4 3 (1.89%) ISEB
4 3 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.63%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.92%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.26%) XenServer
3 2 (1.26%) KVM
4 1 (0.63%) Ceph
4 1 (0.63%) vSphere
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.63%) Squid
4 1 (0.63%) Xen
4 1 (0.63%) Postfix
4 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (18.24%) Puppet
2 22 (13.84%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (9.43%) Nagios
4 10 (6.29%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (1.26%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.26%) YUM
5 2 (1.26%) Ansible
6 1 (0.63%) logstash
6 1 (0.63%) Salt
6 1 (0.63%) Kibana
6 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.63%) Cacti
6 1 (0.63%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (7.55%) Oracle
1 12 (7.55%) Red Hat
2 7 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.77%) VMware
3 6 (3.77%) SaltStack
4 3 (1.89%) Rackspace
4 3 (1.89%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.26%) hybris
5 2 (1.26%) Teradata
5 2 (1.26%) Talend
5 2 (1.26%) Tableau
5 2 (1.26%) Sybase
5 2 (1.26%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.26%) Cisco
5 2 (1.26%) IBM
5 2 (1.26%) HP
5 2 (1.26%) EMC
5 2 (1.26%) Juniper
5 2 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.63%) Citrix
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