The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 147 149 204
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +55
Contract jobs citing Open Source 756 698 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.52% 1.44% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.94% 4.51% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 498 315
Average daily rate
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£430 £427 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +0.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £34.20 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £56.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-29.69% +41.87%
Open Source
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15295 15476 13218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.72% 31.87% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9463 9672 8142
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 615 680
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in England

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in England

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in England

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in England

Open Source
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Open Source Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Open Source
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 Open Source within the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
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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 -29 368 £475 +5.55% 160
South East +19 105 £400 +6.66% 53
Yorkshire +22 63 £330 +3.93% 28
North West +7 56 £450 +28.57% 17
West Midlands +28 55 £400 -6.97% 17
South West 0 54 £400 +14.28% 36
East Midlands +26 31 £425 +6.25% 6
East of England +22 30 £388 -13.88% 18
North East +2 6 £375 +36.98% 3
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 965 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 681 (41.75%) Java
3 566 (34.70%) Linux
4 384 (23.54%) Web Services
5 348 (21.34%) TDD
6 340 (20.85%) Ruby
7 338 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
8 337 (20.66%) Scrum
9 313 (19.19%) Python
10 307 (18.82%) DevOps
11 304 (18.64%) Puppet
12 294 (18.03%) HTML
13 291 (17.84%) JavaScript
14 264 (16.19%) CSS
14 264 (16.19%) MongoDB
15 260 (15.94%) Configuration Management
16 245 (15.02%) MySQL
17 237 (14.53%) SQL
18 228 (13.98%) Git (software)
19 215 (13.18%) .NET
20 213 (13.06%) Apache
21 211 (12.94%) Security Cleared
22 209 (12.81%) NoSQL
23 206 (12.63%) Opscode Chef
24 205 (12.57%) Jenkins
25 203 (12.45%) PHP
26 193 (11.83%) BDD
27 178 (10.91%) Oracle
28 166 (10.18%) UNIX
28 166 (10.18%) Microsoft

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 213 (13.06%) Apache
2 115 (7.05%) Tomcat
3 76 (4.66%) Node.js
4 67 (4.11%) OpenStack
5 64 (3.92%) Confluence
6 63 (3.86%) JBoss
7 53 (3.25%) WebLogic
8 45 (2.76%) Drupal
9 44 (2.70%) CMS
10 43 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
11 38 (2.33%) nginx
12 37 (2.27%) WebSphere
13 27 (1.66%) Apache Solr
14 25 (1.53%) Mule
15 21 (1.29%) SAS
16 20 (1.23%) IIS
17 17 (1.04%) SharePoint
18 16 (0.98%) WordPress
18 16 (0.98%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.98%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 54 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.67%) MS Project
3 7 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.37%) MS Office
5 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.061%) InDesign
7 1 (0.061%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.86%) Magento
2 12 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.61%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.061%) Summit
6 1 (0.061%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.061%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
3 42 (2.58%) GitHub
4 35 (2.15%) SaaS
5 28 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (1.59%) Amazon S3
6 26 (1.59%) PaaS
7 11 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.43%) IaaS
10 6 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.37%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.37%) Joyent
10 6 (0.37%) Route 53
10 6 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.31%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.25%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 129 (7.91%) HTTP
2 97 (5.95%) TCP/IP
3 92 (5.64%) SSL
4 80 (4.90%) Internet
5 53 (3.25%) Firewall
5 53 (3.25%) DNS
6 30 (1.84%) DHCP
7 26 (1.59%) FTP
8 25 (1.53%) IPsec
8 25 (1.53%) AMQP
9 23 (1.41%) SAN
10 19 (1.16%) LDAP
11 14 (0.86%) VPN
12 13 (0.80%) HTTPS
13 11 (0.67%) Network Security
14 10 (0.61%) LAN
14 10 (0.61%) WAN
15 9 (0.55%) VoIP
16 8 (0.49%) DMZ
17 6 (0.37%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 264 (16.19%) MongoDB
2 245 (15.02%) MySQL
3 209 (12.81%) NoSQL
4 141 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
5 120 (7.36%) SQL Server
6 119 (7.30%) Hadoop
7 114 (6.99%) Relational Database
8 98 (6.01%) Big Data
9 60 (3.68%) Oracle Database
10 57 (3.49%) Apache Cassandra
11 46 (2.82%) RDBMS
12 42 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
13 34 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
14 32 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
15 30 (1.84%) Redis
16 23 (1.41%) HBase
17 22 (1.35%) Apache Hive
18 20 (1.23%) Data Mining
19 18 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
20 17 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 228 (13.98%) Git (software)
2 205 (12.57%) Jenkins
3 158 (9.69%) Selenium
4 154 (9.44%) Subversion
5 140 (8.58%) Cucumber
6 138 (8.46%) Maven
7 108 (6.62%) JIRA
8 94 (5.76%) JUnit
9 46 (2.82%) Eclipse
10 44 (2.70%) Visual Studio
11 42 (2.58%) WATIR
12 41 (2.51%) Ant
12 41 (2.51%) QuickTest Pro
13 39 (2.39%) Hudson
14 35 (2.15%) SpecFlow
15 32 (1.96%) WebDriver
16 31 (1.90%) Sahi
17 26 (1.59%) TeamCity
17 26 (1.59%) PHPUnit
18 25 (1.53%) Mockito
General
1 155 (9.50%) Finance
2 46 (2.82%) Retail
3 40 (2.45%) Banking
4 29 (1.78%) Marketing
5 27 (1.66%) Publishing
6 26 (1.59%) Games
7 24 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.41%) Law
9 22 (1.35%) Legal
10 21 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 18 (1.10%) Front Office
12 12 (0.74%) Electronics
13 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.43%) Local Government
15 6 (0.37%) Back Office
16 5 (0.31%) Advertising
17 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.25%) Military
18 3 (0.18%) German Language
19 2 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 559 (34.27%) Developer
2 273 (16.74%) Architect
3 171 (10.48%) Java Developer
4 148 (9.07%) Analyst
5 127 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 95 (5.82%) Senior Developer
7 78 (4.78%) Business Analyst
8 74 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
9 60 (3.68%) Technical Architect
10 54 (3.31%) PHP Developer
11 51 (3.13%) Administrator
12 42 (2.58%) Agile Business Analyst
13 40 (2.45%) Web Developer
14 38 (2.33%) C# Developer
15 36 (2.21%) Consultant
15 36 (2.21%) Tester
16 34 (2.08%) Lead Architect
17 33 (2.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 30 (1.84%) Programme Manager
19 27 (1.66%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (23.54%) Web Services
2 294 (18.03%) HTML
3 264 (16.19%) CSS
4 215 (13.18%) .NET
5 162 (9.93%) REST
6 140 (8.58%) XML
7 136 (8.34%) HTML5
8 132 (8.09%) Spring
9 131 (8.03%) jQuery
10 123 (7.54%) RESTful
11 112 (6.87%) SOAP
12 111 (6.81%) J2EE
13 102 (6.25%) JSON
14 96 (5.89%) CSS3
15 84 (5.15%) AngularJS
16 80 (4.90%) Hibernate
17 71 (4.35%) Ajax
18 69 (4.23%) LAMP
19 68 (4.17%) JMS
20 61 (3.74%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.31%) Computer Science
3 52 (3.19%) Mobile App
3 52 (3.19%) User Experience
4 40 (2.45%) Visualisation
5 33 (2.02%) Clustering
6 26 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 23 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.29%) Social Media
10 19 (1.16%) Data Integration
11 18 (1.10%) Algorithms
12 17 (1.04%) Private Cloud
13 14 (0.86%) Mathematics
14 13 (0.80%) Online Games
15 12 (0.74%) NHS
15 12 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.67%) GIS
16 11 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
16 11 (0.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 566 (34.70%) Linux
2 166 (10.18%) UNIX
3 158 (9.69%) Windows
4 83 (5.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (3.74%) CentOS
6 52 (3.19%) Ubuntu
7 39 (2.39%) Apple iOS
8 34 (2.08%) Solaris
9 28 (1.72%) Android
10 24 (1.47%) AIX
11 20 (1.23%) SUSE
12 19 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.98%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (0.86%) Debian
14 14 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.55%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
17 7 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 348 (21.34%) TDD
3 338 (20.72%) Continuous Integration
4 337 (20.66%) Scrum
5 307 (18.82%) DevOps
6 260 (15.94%) Configuration Management
7 193 (11.83%) BDD
8 160 (9.81%) Project Management
9 153 (9.38%) OO
10 106 (6.50%) SOA
11 99 (6.07%) MVC
12 95 (5.82%) Web Development
13 91 (5.58%) Waterfall
14 85 (5.21%) Kanban
15 83 (5.09%) Automated Testing
15 83 (5.09%) Software Engineering
16 80 (4.90%) Analytics
17 79 (4.84%) E-Commerce
18 77 (4.72%) Mentoring
19 76 (4.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 681 (41.75%) Java
2 340 (20.85%) Ruby
3 313 (19.19%) Python
4 291 (17.84%) JavaScript
5 237 (14.53%) SQL
6 203 (12.45%) PHP
7 146 (8.95%) C#
8 104 (6.38%) Scala
9 97 (5.95%) Perl
10 82 (5.03%) Bash Shell
11 55 (3.37%) C++
12 51 (3.13%) Shell Script
13 48 (2.94%) PL/SQL
14 37 (2.27%) C
14 37 (2.27%) PowerShell
15 29 (1.78%) R
16 28 (1.72%) VB
17 21 (1.29%) VB.NET
18 20 (1.23%) Groovy
19 17 (1.04%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 211 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 119 (7.30%) Degree
3 110 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 65 (3.99%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.92%) ISEB
6 12 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.49%) RHCE
8 7 (0.43%) CCNA
8 7 (0.43%) RHCSA
8 7 (0.43%) RHCA
9 6 (0.37%) BC Cleared
9 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (0.37%) MCSE
10 5 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.25%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.25%) CCNP
11 4 (0.25%) CISSP
11 4 (0.25%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.18%) OSCP
12 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (9.38%) QA
2 6 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.25%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.18%) BS25999
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.061%) SLA
6 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.061%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.66%) Docker
4 26 (1.59%) KVM
5 21 (1.29%) vCloud
6 17 (1.04%) QEMU
7 16 (0.98%) HDFS
8 15 (0.92%) Hyper-V
9 14 (0.86%) NFS
9 14 (0.86%) Varnish
10 10 (0.61%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.61%) Squid
10 10 (0.61%) Xen
11 9 (0.55%) Samba
12 7 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.43%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.37%) vSphere
14 5 (0.31%) iptables
15 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 304 (18.64%) Puppet
2 206 (12.63%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (4.05%) Nagios
4 53 (3.25%) Ansible
5 41 (2.51%) Vagrant
6 33 (2.02%) Salt
7 29 (1.78%) Kibana
8 25 (1.53%) Graylog
9 19 (1.16%) Graphite
10 18 (1.10%) ZABBIX
11 16 (0.98%) Cacti
12 13 (0.80%) Zenoss
13 11 (0.67%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.61%) SCCM
14 10 (0.61%) Icinga
14 10 (0.61%) logstash
15 9 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 9 (0.55%) WSUS
16 8 (0.49%) HAProxy
17 7 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 178 (10.91%) Oracle
2 166 (10.18%) Microsoft
3 130 (7.97%) Red Hat
4 116 (7.11%) VMware
5 30 (1.84%) Google
5 30 (1.84%) Adobe
6 29 (1.78%) IBM
6 29 (1.78%) Zend
7 27 (1.66%) Cisco
8 26 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 24 (1.47%) Rackspace
10 23 (1.41%) Splunk
11 22 (1.35%) SAP
11 22 (1.35%) Informatica
12 18 (1.10%) HP
13 17 (1.04%) Tableau
14 16 (0.98%) Akamai
15 15 (0.92%) hybris
15 15 (0.92%) Percona
15 15 (0.92%) Apple
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £425 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 360-£380/Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
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Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Warrington, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £500 - £700 per day
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Hampshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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