The table below looks at the statistics for GitHub skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GitHub over the 3 months to 21 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GitHub
Rank 482 467 549
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +82
Contract jobs citing GitHub 87 87 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.043%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.85% 7.35% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 72 16
Average daily rate
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£406 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £270
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +17.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
GitHub
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Cloud Services Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1795 1184 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.53% 2.47% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1132 828 454
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.70 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £45.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-53.10% +39.42%

GitHub
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GitHub across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

GitHub Jobs Demand Trend in England

GitHub
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GitHub across the England region.

GitHub Daily Rate Trend in England

GitHub
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GitHub across the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

GitHub Daily Rate Histogram in England

GitHub
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GitHub across the England region.

GitHub Hourly Rate Trend in England

GitHub
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub within the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 57 £475 +26.66% 28
South West -27 13 £350 +12.00% 6
South East - 10 £419 - 8
West Midlands - 6 £275 - 4
North West +1 1 £450 +38.46% 2
East of England -24 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
GitHub
UK

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GitHub 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 GitHub.

1 80 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 75 (53.57%) HTML
3 68 (48.57%) CSS
4 60 (42.86%) Java
5 55 (39.29%) HTML5
6 52 (37.14%) Ruby
7 41 (29.29%) CSS3
8 38 (27.14%) Git (software)
9 37 (26.43%) jQuery
9 37 (26.43%) AngularJS
10 35 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 34 (24.29%) TDD
12 33 (23.57%) Linux
13 29 (20.71%) Ruby on Rails
14 28 (20.00%) PHP
15 27 (19.29%) Open Source
16 26 (18.57%) C#
16 26 (18.57%) MySQL
16 26 (18.57%) MVC
17 21 (15.00%) UNIX
17 21 (15.00%) OO
17 21 (15.00%) Subversion
17 21 (15.00%) BDD
17 21 (15.00%) Backbone.js
18 20 (14.29%) Scrum
18 20 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (14.29%) RSpec
18 20 (14.29%) Jenkins
19 19 (13.57%) Finance
19 19 (13.57%) MongoDB

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GitHub 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 GitHub. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.57%) Node.js
2 8 (5.71%) CMS
3 7 (5.00%) Apache
4 6 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.57%) GemFire
5 5 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.57%) Confluence
6 4 (2.86%) WordPress
7 3 (2.14%) Mule
7 3 (2.14%) Liferay
7 3 (2.14%) ColdFusion
7 3 (2.14%) Railo
8 2 (1.43%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.43%) Drupal
8 2 (1.43%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.43%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.71%) IIS
9 1 (0.71%) nginx
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (8.57%) Photoshop
2 10 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.43%) GIMP
3 2 (1.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Magento
2 5 (3.57%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.43%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.57%) Heroku
2 11 (7.86%) Amazon S3
3 6 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.43%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.57%) Internet
2 10 (7.14%) SSH
3 6 (4.29%) HTTP
4 3 (2.14%) DNS
4 3 (2.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.57%) MySQL
2 19 (13.57%) MongoDB
3 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
4 13 (9.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (8.57%) NoSQL
5 12 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (5.71%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.29%) Big Data
8 3 (2.14%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.14%) Triplestore
8 3 (2.14%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.43%) Azkaban
9 2 (1.43%) Redis
9 2 (1.43%) MS Access
9 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.71%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.71%) SSDT
10 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (27.14%) Git (software)
2 21 (15.00%) Subversion
3 20 (14.29%) RSpec
3 20 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 15 (10.71%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.29%) JIRA
6 11 (7.86%) Grunt
7 10 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (7.14%) Sublime Text
7 10 (7.14%) Maven
8 7 (5.00%) Ant
8 7 (5.00%) Jasmine
9 6 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (4.29%) Bower
10 5 (3.57%) Yeoman
11 4 (2.86%) Hudson
11 4 (2.86%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.86%) Selenium
12 3 (2.14%) Xcode
12 3 (2.14%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (13.57%) Finance
2 11 (7.86%) Retail
3 6 (4.29%) Games
4 4 (2.86%) Banking
4 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.86%) Back Office
4 4 (2.86%) Publishing
5 2 (1.43%) Marketing
5 2 (1.43%) Front Office
5 2 (1.43%) Advertising
5 2 (1.43%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.71%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 99 (70.71%) Developer
2 16 (11.43%) Java Developer
3 15 (10.71%) Web Developer
4 13 (9.29%) Ruby Developer
4 13 (9.29%) Front-End Developer
5 9 (6.43%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.71%) PHP Developer
7 7 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.00%) Architect
7 7 (5.00%) Scala Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 6 (4.29%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Magento Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.57%) Consultant
9 5 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (53.57%) HTML
2 68 (48.57%) CSS
3 55 (39.29%) HTML5
4 41 (29.29%) CSS3
5 37 (26.43%) AngularJS
5 37 (26.43%) jQuery
6 29 (20.71%) Ruby on Rails
7 21 (15.00%) Backbone.js
8 16 (11.43%) XML
9 15 (10.71%) .NET
10 12 (8.57%) RESTful
11 10 (7.14%) Spring
12 9 (6.43%) Web Services
13 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET
13 8 (5.71%) Ajax
13 8 (5.71%) Sass
13 8 (5.71%) REST
14 7 (5.00%) XHTML
15 6 (4.29%) Middleware
15 6 (4.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.29%) Open Source
2 19 (13.57%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.00%) W3C
4 5 (3.57%) Blog
5 4 (2.86%) Online Games
5 4 (2.86%) Social Media
6 3 (2.14%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.14%) Ontologies
6 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.43%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.43%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.43%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.43%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.43%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.71%) Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.71%) Replication
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.57%) Linux
2 21 (15.00%) UNIX
3 10 (7.14%) Mac OS
4 8 (5.71%) Windows
5 6 (4.29%) AIX
6 4 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.14%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.43%) Android
8 2 (1.43%) CentOS
8 2 (1.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (24.29%) TDD
3 26 (18.57%) MVC
4 21 (15.00%) OO
4 21 (15.00%) BDD
5 20 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (14.29%) Scrum
6 17 (12.14%) E-Commerce
7 10 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.43%) DevOps
9 8 (5.71%) Low Latency
9 8 (5.71%) Web Development
10 7 (5.00%) OOP
10 7 (5.00%) Kanban
10 7 (5.00%) MapReduce
11 6 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (4.29%) User Experience Design
11 6 (4.29%) Mobile Application Development
11 6 (4.29%) SEO
11 6 (4.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 60 (42.86%) Java
3 52 (37.14%) Ruby
4 28 (20.00%) PHP
5 26 (18.57%) C#
6 18 (12.86%) Python
7 16 (11.43%) SQL
8 15 (10.71%) Perl
9 14 (10.00%) Scala
10 11 (7.86%) Clojure
11 9 (6.43%) Objective-C
12 8 (5.71%) Shell Script
13 6 (4.29%) ActionScript
13 6 (4.29%) C++
13 6 (4.29%) Groovy
14 4 (2.86%) PHP5
14 4 (2.86%) Golang
14 4 (2.86%) T-SQL
15 3 (2.14%) VB.NET
15 3 (2.14%) CFML
Qualifications
1 6 (4.29%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.71%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.00%) QA
2 3 (2.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 4 (2.86%) Varnish
1 4 (2.86%) vCloud
2 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.86%) Ansible
2 4 (2.86%) Puppet
3 3 (2.14%) Capistrano
3 3 (2.14%) Oozie
4 2 (1.43%) Nagios
4 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.43%) YUM
5 1 (0.71%) Ambari
Vendors
1 13 (9.29%) Zend
2 11 (7.86%) Oracle
3 8 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.71%) VMware
4 7 (5.00%) Atlassian
4 7 (5.00%) Rackspace
5 6 (4.29%) IBM
6 5 (3.57%) ION Trading
7 3 (2.14%) Google
7 3 (2.14%) Apple
8 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.43%) GigaSpaces
8 2 (1.43%) New Relic
9 1 (0.71%) ExactTarget
9 1 (0.71%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.71%) Akamai
9 1 (0.71%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.71%) Facebook
9 1 (0.71%) Twitter
9 1 (0.71%) TIBCO
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