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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 131 153 150
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 73 75 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.24% 1.06% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 2.82% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 51 49
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
2046 2661 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.69% 37.61% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 1965 2151
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 55 67
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 September 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 September 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.

1 100 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (38.99%) Java
3 50 (31.45%) Scrum
4 42 (26.42%) TDD
5 41 (25.79%) BDD
6 40 (25.16%) Linux
7 36 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (21.38%) HTML
9 32 (20.13%) JavaScript
10 31 (19.50%) Ruby
11 29 (18.24%) CSS
12 27 (16.98%) OO
13 26 (16.35%) SQL
13 26 (16.35%) HTML5
13 26 (16.35%) MongoDB
14 25 (15.72%) Python
15 23 (14.47%) NoSQL
15 23 (14.47%) Jenkins
15 23 (14.47%) Scala
16 22 (13.84%) Security Cleared
16 22 (13.84%) Web Services
17 21 (13.21%) Puppet
17 21 (13.21%) CSS3
18 20 (12.58%) Cucumber
19 19 (11.95%) MySQL
20 18 (11.32%) PHP
20 18 (11.32%) SC Cleared
21 17 (10.69%) Selenium
21 17 (10.69%) DevOps
22 16 (10.06%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (9.43%) CMS
2 12 (7.55%) Node.js
3 11 (6.92%) Apache
3 11 (6.92%) Drupal
4 9 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.14%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.52%) nginx
7 3 (1.89%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.89%) Confluence
7 3 (1.89%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.26%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.26%) Liferay
8 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.63%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.63%) TeamSite
Applications
1 3 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.26%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.63%) SPSS
3 1 (0.63%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.63%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.03%) GitHub
2 3 (1.89%) PaaS
2 3 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.26%) Heroku
3 2 (1.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.63%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.92%) HTTP
2 7 (4.40%) DNS
2 7 (4.40%) Internet
3 6 (3.77%) SSL
3 6 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.89%) DHCP
4 3 (1.89%) Firewall
5 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.26%) FTP
5 2 (1.26%) WAN
5 2 (1.26%) SMTP
5 2 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.26%) AMQP
5 2 (1.26%) Network Security
6 1 (0.63%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.63%) MRTG
6 1 (0.63%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.63%) Multicast
6 1 (0.63%) VLAN
6 1 (0.63%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.35%) MongoDB
2 23 (14.47%) NoSQL
3 19 (11.95%) MySQL
4 14 (8.81%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (7.55%) Big Data
6 10 (6.29%) Hadoop
6 10 (6.29%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (4.40%) SQL Server
7 7 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.52%) Redis
8 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.26%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.26%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.26%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.63%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (14.47%) Jenkins
2 20 (12.58%) Cucumber
3 17 (10.69%) Selenium
4 12 (7.55%) Git (software)
5 9 (5.66%) WATIR
6 8 (5.03%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (5.03%) Maven
7 7 (4.40%) Sahi
7 7 (4.40%) WebDriver
8 5 (3.14%) JBehave
8 5 (3.14%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.14%) Grunt
8 5 (3.14%) JIRA
8 5 (3.14%) Subversion
9 3 (1.89%) Ant
9 3 (1.89%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.89%) Calabash
9 3 (1.89%) Robotium
9 3 (1.89%) Mockito
9 3 (1.89%) eggPlant
General
1 15 (9.43%) Back Office
2 12 (7.55%) Finance
2 12 (7.55%) Banking
3 7 (4.40%) Front Office
4 5 (3.14%) Publishing
5 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.52%) Marketing
6 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Local Government
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.63%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (38.36%) Developer
2 28 (17.61%) Analyst
3 22 (13.84%) Java Developer
4 13 (8.18%) Architect
4 13 (8.18%) Business Analyst
5 10 (6.29%) Test Analyst
6 9 (5.66%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.66%) Scala Developer
7 7 (4.40%) Tester
7 7 (4.40%) Python Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (3.14%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.52%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.52%) QA Analyst
10 4 (2.52%) Security Analyst
10 4 (2.52%) PHP Developer
11 3 (1.89%) Technical Manager
11 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (21.38%) HTML
2 29 (18.24%) CSS
3 26 (16.35%) HTML5
4 22 (13.84%) Web Services
5 21 (13.21%) CSS3
6 16 (10.06%) REST
6 16 (10.06%) XML
7 15 (9.43%) .NET
8 14 (8.81%) jQuery
9 12 (7.55%) Spring
10 11 (6.92%) SOAP
10 11 (6.92%) RESTful
11 9 (5.66%) AngularJS
11 9 (5.66%) J2EE
12 8 (5.03%) Sass
13 7 (4.40%) JMS
13 7 (4.40%) Hibernate
13 7 (4.40%) Middleware
13 7 (4.40%) JSON
14 6 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.40%) GIS
3 6 (3.77%) User Experience
3 6 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.52%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.89%) Physics
5 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.26%) Replication
6 2 (1.26%) Animation
6 2 (1.26%) Clustering
6 2 (1.26%) Social Network
6 2 (1.26%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.63%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.63%) Social Media
7 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.63%) RIA
7 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.16%) Linux
2 9 (5.66%) UNIX
2 9 (5.66%) Windows
2 9 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (5.66%) Apple iOS
3 8 (5.03%) Ubuntu
4 6 (3.77%) Debian
5 5 (3.14%) Android
5 5 (3.14%) CentOS
6 3 (1.89%) Solaris
7 2 (1.26%) MVS
7 2 (1.26%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (62.89%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (31.45%) Scrum
3 42 (26.42%) TDD
4 41 (25.79%) BDD
5 36 (22.64%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (16.98%) OO
7 17 (10.69%) DevOps
8 16 (10.06%) Test Automation
8 16 (10.06%) Kanban
9 15 (9.43%) User Stories
10 14 (8.81%) Configuration Management
11 12 (7.55%) E-Commerce
11 12 (7.55%) SOA
12 11 (6.92%) Project Management
13 10 (6.29%) Analytics
14 9 (5.66%) Content Management
15 8 (5.03%) Software Engineering
15 8 (5.03%) Unit Testing
15 8 (5.03%) MVC
16 7 (4.40%) UML
Programming Languages
1 62 (38.99%) Java
2 32 (20.13%) JavaScript
3 31 (19.50%) Ruby
4 26 (16.35%) SQL
5 25 (15.72%) Python
6 23 (14.47%) Scala
7 18 (11.32%) PHP
8 14 (8.81%) C#
9 8 (5.03%) Perl
10 7 (4.40%) C
11 6 (3.77%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.14%) C++
12 5 (3.14%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.52%) Clojure
13 4 (2.52%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.89%) ActionScript
15 2 (1.26%) Erlang
15 2 (1.26%) R
16 1 (0.63%) CoffeeScript
16 1 (0.63%) Golang
Qualifications
1 22 (13.84%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.77%) ISEB
4 5 (3.14%) Degree
5 4 (2.52%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.63%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.29%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.26%) Squid
3 2 (1.26%) Xen
3 2 (1.26%) XenServer
3 2 (1.26%) NFS
3 2 (1.26%) KVM
4 1 (0.63%) vSphere
4 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.63%) Dovecot
4 1 (0.63%) Postfix
4 1 (0.63%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 21 (13.21%) Puppet
2 13 (8.18%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.03%) Vagrant
4 7 (4.40%) Nagios
5 2 (1.26%) Cacti
5 2 (1.26%) YUM
6 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.63%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.63%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.63%) Ansible
6 1 (0.63%) Salt
6 1 (0.63%) RANCID
Vendors
1 15 (9.43%) Oracle
2 11 (6.92%) Red Hat
3 7 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.40%) VMware
4 6 (3.77%) SaltStack
4 6 (3.77%) JBoss
5 3 (1.89%) Cisco
5 3 (1.89%) Tableau
5 3 (1.89%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.26%) hybris
6 2 (1.26%) Teradata
6 2 (1.26%) Google
6 2 (1.26%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.26%) Talend
6 2 (1.26%) IBM
6 2 (1.26%) Sybase
6 2 (1.26%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.26%) Adobe
6 2 (1.26%) Juniper
6 2 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
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