The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source 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 Open Source over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 127 125 187
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +62
Contract jobs citing Open Source 929 901 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 1.76% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.31% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 610 390
Average daily rate
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£450 £414 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.76% +3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £391 £351
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £93.65 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.28% +87.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.78 £28.57 £40.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £158.73 £50.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41497 39075 36704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.31% 76.38% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27575 24692 22997
Average daily rate £425 £413 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1093 1036
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.12 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.52% -19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -18 486 £475 +11.76% 208
South East -42 90 £400 -1.84% 67
Yorkshire +41 86 £375 +15.38% 42
North East +14 74 £490 +40.00% 14
North West -9 71 £473 +21.93% 22
South West -21 58 £450 -5.26% 18
West Midlands +20 37 £445 +34.33% 12
East of England +2 35 £400 - 40
East Midlands -20 10 £313 -7.40% 12
Midlands +10 6 £500 +143.90%
South Coast - 1 - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1009 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
2 747 (42.73%) Java
3 598 (34.21%) Linux
4 438 (25.06%) Continuous Integration
5 399 (22.83%) TDD
6 360 (20.59%) JavaScript
7 341 (19.51%) Scrum
8 340 (19.45%) DevOps
9 334 (19.11%) HTML
10 323 (18.48%) Jenkins
11 318 (18.19%) Puppet
12 309 (17.68%) Web Services
13 292 (16.70%) MongoDB
14 284 (16.25%) Git (software)
14 284 (16.25%) SQL
15 272 (15.56%) Python
15 272 (15.56%) Ruby
16 264 (15.10%) CSS
17 257 (14.70%) Configuration Management
18 234 (13.39%) MySQL
19 224 (12.81%) Spring
20 223 (12.76%) Amazon AWS
21 221 (12.64%) Oracle
22 219 (12.53%) Opscode Chef
23 218 (12.47%) NoSQL
24 214 (12.24%) Finance
25 204 (11.67%) PHP
25 204 (11.67%) RESTful
26 202 (11.56%) HTML5
27 200 (11.44%) UNIX

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 188 (10.76%) Apache
2 117 (6.69%) Node.js
3 106 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 87 (4.98%) WebSphere
4 87 (4.98%) Confluence
5 86 (4.92%) JBoss
6 69 (3.95%) WebLogic
7 67 (3.83%) nginx
8 62 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
9 56 (3.20%) OpenStack
10 43 (2.46%) CMS
11 42 (2.40%) Drupal
12 41 (2.35%) Jetty
13 35 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
14 34 (1.95%) Mule
15 29 (1.66%) Apache Spark
16 28 (1.60%) IIS
17 27 (1.54%) Apache Solr
18 24 (1.37%) GlassFish
19 21 (1.20%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 38 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.63%) MS Office
3 8 (0.46%) SPSS
4 7 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.23%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.057%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 19 (1.09%) Magento
1 19 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.40%) Oracle TCA
4 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.057%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.057%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.057%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.057%) Odoo
6 1 (0.057%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 223 (12.76%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
3 61 (3.49%) GitHub
4 59 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 53 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
6 41 (2.35%) PaaS
7 32 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (1.43%) Google App Engine
9 22 (1.26%) SaaS
9 22 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (1.09%) IaaS
11 14 (0.80%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.69%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.63%) Route 53
15 10 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.51%) Office 365
17 8 (0.46%) Google Analytics
18 7 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 4 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 171 (9.78%) HTTP
2 141 (8.07%) TCP/IP
3 114 (6.52%) SSL
4 86 (4.92%) DNS
5 80 (4.58%) Internet
6 60 (3.43%) DHCP
7 55 (3.15%) Firewall
8 46 (2.63%) IPsec
9 35 (2.00%) FTP
10 31 (1.77%) VPN
10 31 (1.77%) LDAP
11 21 (1.20%) LAN
11 21 (1.20%) Network Security
12 19 (1.09%) WAN
13 17 (0.97%) SSH
13 17 (0.97%) Unified Communications
14 15 (0.86%) Converged Networks
15 13 (0.74%) OpenLDAP
16 12 (0.69%) BGP
17 11 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (16.70%) MongoDB
2 234 (13.39%) MySQL
3 218 (12.47%) NoSQL
4 184 (10.53%) Big Data
5 143 (8.18%) Relational Database
6 131 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
6 131 (7.49%) Hadoop
7 125 (7.15%) SQL Server
8 68 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
9 57 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 48 (2.75%) Redis
11 46 (2.63%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.77%) Oracle Database
13 26 (1.49%) DB2
14 23 (1.32%) Data Mining
14 23 (1.32%) HBase
15 19 (1.09%) SQLite
16 14 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
17 13 (0.74%) Apache Hive
17 13 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 323 (18.48%) Jenkins
2 284 (16.25%) Git (software)
3 152 (8.70%) JIRA
4 151 (8.64%) Subversion
5 139 (7.95%) Selenium
6 131 (7.49%) Maven
7 93 (5.32%) Cucumber
8 72 (4.12%) JUnit
9 58 (3.32%) Mercurial
10 42 (2.40%) Eclipse
11 39 (2.23%) Ant
12 35 (2.00%) JMeter
13 34 (1.95%) Gradle
14 32 (1.83%) Hudson
15 27 (1.54%) IntelliJ
16 25 (1.43%) WebDriver
17 20 (1.14%) Mockito
17 20 (1.14%) SpecFlow
17 20 (1.14%) Capybara
18 17 (0.97%) Gerrit
General
1 214 (12.24%) Finance
2 69 (3.95%) Banking
3 53 (3.03%) Marketing
4 46 (2.63%) Retail
5 44 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.29%) Publishing
7 22 (1.26%) Billing
8 20 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.97%) Legal
10 14 (0.80%) Front Office
11 13 (0.74%) Games
11 13 (0.74%) Law
12 7 (0.40%) Local Government
13 5 (0.29%) German Language
13 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.29%) Advertising
13 5 (0.29%) Electronics
14 4 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
16 2 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 622 (35.58%) Developer
2 346 (19.79%) Architect
3 200 (11.44%) Java Developer
4 157 (8.98%) Analyst
5 128 (7.32%) Technical Architect
6 106 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 88 (5.03%) Business Analyst
8 75 (4.29%) Senior Developer
9 65 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
10 49 (2.80%) Consultant
11 46 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
12 44 (2.52%) Administrator
12 44 (2.52%) PHP Developer
13 40 (2.29%) Test Analyst
14 39 (2.23%) Senior Java Developer
15 36 (2.06%) Technical Leader
15 36 (2.06%) Digital Architect
16 34 (1.95%) Software Engineer
17 33 (1.89%) Systems Administrator
17 33 (1.89%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (19.11%) HTML
2 309 (17.68%) Web Services
3 264 (15.10%) CSS
4 224 (12.81%) Spring
5 204 (11.67%) RESTful
6 202 (11.56%) HTML5
7 175 (10.01%) JSON
8 173 (9.90%) .NET
9 155 (8.87%) REST
10 142 (8.12%) J2EE
11 131 (7.49%) Hibernate
12 129 (7.38%) XML
13 114 (6.52%) AngularJS
14 110 (6.29%) SOAP
14 110 (6.29%) CSS3
15 100 (5.72%) jQuery
16 93 (5.32%) Middleware
17 82 (4.69%) JMS
18 68 (3.89%) Backbone.js
19 65 (3.72%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 126 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (6.18%) Mobile App
3 105 (6.01%) User Experience
4 60 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 59 (3.38%) Visualisation
6 44 (2.52%) Data Centre
7 35 (2.00%) Algorithms
8 34 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.43%) Social Media
9 25 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.20%) N-Tier
11 20 (1.14%) Data Integration
12 15 (0.86%) Mainframe
13 13 (0.74%) Streaming Video
13 13 (0.74%) Clustering
13 13 (0.74%) Blog
13 13 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (0.69%) Mathematics
14 12 (0.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 598 (34.21%) Linux
2 200 (11.44%) UNIX
3 133 (7.61%) Windows
4 91 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (3.55%) Android
6 58 (3.32%) CentOS
7 56 (3.20%) Apple iOS
8 40 (2.29%) Ubuntu
9 31 (1.77%) Solaris
10 20 (1.14%) AIX
11 16 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.74%) SUSE
13 8 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.40%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.40%) VME
14 7 (0.40%) Mac OS X Server
14 7 (0.40%) MVS
15 6 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1009 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (25.06%) Continuous Integration
3 399 (22.83%) TDD
4 341 (19.51%) Scrum
5 340 (19.45%) DevOps
6 257 (14.70%) Configuration Management
7 183 (10.47%) SOA
7 183 (10.47%) BDD
8 166 (9.50%) OO
9 128 (7.32%) Project Management
10 124 (7.09%) Analytics
11 122 (6.98%) Software Engineering
12 120 (6.86%) Web Development
13 117 (6.69%) E-Commerce
14 108 (6.18%) MVC
15 107 (6.12%) Kanban
16 104 (5.95%) Pair Programming
17 95 (5.43%) Mentoring
18 94 (5.38%) Microservices
19 88 (5.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 747 (42.73%) Java
2 360 (20.59%) JavaScript
3 284 (16.25%) SQL
4 272 (15.56%) Python
4 272 (15.56%) Ruby
5 204 (11.67%) PHP
6 175 (10.01%) Scala
7 114 (6.52%) C#
8 110 (6.29%) Perl
9 96 (5.49%) Bash Shell
10 78 (4.46%) C++
11 68 (3.89%) Groovy
12 46 (2.63%) C
13 45 (2.57%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.77%) Go
15 30 (1.72%) PowerShell
16 25 (1.43%) PL/SQL
17 18 (1.03%) VB
17 18 (1.03%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 188 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 115 (6.58%) Degree
3 99 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.86%) CCNP
5 15 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (0.57%) ISEB
7 9 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.46%) RHCE
9 6 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.29%) CCNA
11 4 (0.23%) CISSP
11 4 (0.23%) MCSE
11 4 (0.23%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.23%) OCPJP
12 3 (0.17%) CEH
12 3 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.17%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (7.61%) QA
2 14 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.57%) SLA
4 8 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.23%) BS25999
6 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.057%) HL7
System Software
1 122 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (4.06%) Docker
3 42 (2.40%) Active Directory
4 33 (1.89%) vCloud
5 25 (1.43%) Xen
6 23 (1.32%) KVM
7 18 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 18 (1.03%) Varnish
8 17 (0.97%) QEMU
9 16 (0.92%) Squid
10 12 (0.69%) iptables
11 11 (0.63%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.57%) Snort
13 9 (0.51%) NFS
14 8 (0.46%) PowerHA
15 7 (0.40%) vSphere
16 6 (0.34%) Shibboleth
16 6 (0.34%) Firmware
16 6 (0.34%) Samba
16 6 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 318 (18.19%) Puppet
2 219 (12.53%) Opscode Chef
3 100 (5.72%) Ansible
4 48 (2.75%) Vagrant
5 41 (2.35%) Salt
6 31 (1.77%) ZABBIX
7 30 (1.72%) Kibana
8 29 (1.66%) logstash
9 22 (1.26%) Nagios
10 20 (1.14%) HAProxy
11 19 (1.09%) Rundeck
12 15 (0.86%) Cacti
13 12 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.57%) CFEngine
14 10 (0.57%) Graylog
15 8 (0.46%) Kubernetes
15 8 (0.46%) Netcool
15 8 (0.46%) WSUS
16 7 (0.40%) Nessus
16 7 (0.40%) yum
Vendors
1 221 (12.64%) Oracle
2 174 (9.95%) Microsoft
3 166 (9.50%) VMware
4 161 (9.21%) Red Hat
5 74 (4.23%) IBM
6 57 (3.26%) Google
7 49 (2.80%) Cisco
8 39 (2.23%) Atlassian
9 35 (2.00%) Adobe
10 34 (1.95%) TIBCO
11 32 (1.83%) Splunk
12 28 (1.60%) SaltStack
13 25 (1.43%) Zend
14 24 (1.37%) HP
15 22 (1.26%) Citrix
15 22 (1.26%) Sitecore
16 21 (1.20%) Juniper
17 20 (1.14%) Informatica
17 20 (1.14%) Pega
18 16 (0.92%) SAP
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