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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 134 136 189
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +53
Contract jobs citing Open Source 814 740 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.61% 1.49% 1.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.20% 4.68% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 524 336
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 9
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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
15648 15811 13621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.86% 31.80% 31.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9733 9969 8336
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 £263 £235 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 620 585
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -38 353 £500 +11.11% 171
South East -8 93 £363 +8.20% 56
Yorkshire +32 87 £333 +3.66% 18
North West +24 79 £400 +14.28% 18
West Midlands +29 67 £400 -5.88% 18
South West 0 48 £450 +12.50% 30
North East +12 47 £375 +32.97% 11
East Midlands +29 43 £475 +18.75% 7
East of England +10 18 £406 -12.16% 37
Midlands - 4 £563 -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 939 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 715 (43.10%) Java
3 575 (34.66%) Linux
4 403 (24.29%) Web Services
5 364 (21.94%) Continuous Integration
6 332 (20.01%) TDD
7 331 (19.95%) Ruby
8 310 (18.69%) Scrum
9 303 (18.26%) Python
10 302 (18.20%) Puppet
10 302 (18.20%) DevOps
11 280 (16.88%) HTML
12 278 (16.76%) Configuration Management
13 276 (16.64%) JavaScript
14 266 (16.03%) MongoDB
15 250 (15.07%) SQL
16 248 (14.95%) CSS
17 227 (13.68%) MySQL
18 226 (13.62%) Security Cleared
19 214 (12.90%) NoSQL
20 212 (12.78%) Jenkins
21 211 (12.72%) Git (software)
22 210 (12.66%) Opscode Chef
23 209 (12.60%) .NET
24 198 (11.93%) Apache
25 195 (11.75%) Oracle
26 192 (11.57%) Microsoft
26 192 (11.57%) Finance
27 179 (10.79%) Project Management
28 177 (10.67%) BDD

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 198 (11.93%) Apache
2 125 (7.53%) Tomcat
3 78 (4.70%) JBoss
4 76 (4.58%) OpenStack
5 63 (3.80%) Node.js
5 63 (3.80%) Confluence
6 59 (3.56%) WebLogic
7 54 (3.25%) WebSphere
8 44 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
9 43 (2.59%) nginx
10 41 (2.47%) CMS
11 30 (1.81%) Drupal
12 29 (1.75%) IIS
13 28 (1.69%) Mule
14 23 (1.39%) SAS
15 22 (1.33%) Mule ESB
16 21 (1.27%) Apache Solr
17 20 (1.21%) Jetty
18 18 (1.08%) SharePoint
19 16 (0.96%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 55 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.60%) MS Office
3 9 (0.54%) MS Project
4 8 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.060%) SPSS
8 1 (0.060%) InDesign
8 1 (0.060%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) Magento
2 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.060%) Summit
4 1 (0.060%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.060%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.060%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 130 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
3 46 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (2.53%) SaaS
5 39 (2.35%) GitHub
5 39 (2.35%) PaaS
6 34 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (1.33%) Amazon S3
8 20 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (1.08%) Google App Engine
10 14 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.72%) IaaS
12 10 (0.60%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.42%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.30%) Route 53
15 5 (0.30%) Heroku
16 3 (0.18%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (9.34%) HTTP
2 130 (7.84%) TCP/IP
3 115 (6.93%) SSL
4 83 (5.00%) Internet
5 65 (3.92%) DNS
6 54 (3.25%) Firewall
7 43 (2.59%) DHCP
8 40 (2.41%) IPsec
9 36 (2.17%) FTP
10 26 (1.57%) VPN
11 24 (1.45%) LDAP
12 22 (1.33%) AMQP
12 22 (1.33%) SAN
13 12 (0.72%) Network Security
13 12 (0.72%) HTTPS
13 12 (0.72%) WAN
13 12 (0.72%) LAN
14 8 (0.48%) VoIP
14 8 (0.48%) DMZ
15 7 (0.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (16.03%) MongoDB
2 227 (13.68%) MySQL
3 214 (12.90%) NoSQL
4 141 (8.50%) PostgreSQL
5 125 (7.53%) SQL Server
6 120 (7.23%) Relational Database
7 119 (7.17%) Big Data
8 117 (7.05%) Hadoop
9 62 (3.74%) Oracle Database
10 53 (3.19%) RDBMS
11 49 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
13 31 (1.87%) Redis
14 23 (1.39%) DB2
15 22 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (1.27%) Data Mining
17 20 (1.21%) HBase
18 19 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
18 19 (1.15%) Apache Hive
19 17 (1.02%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 212 (12.78%) Jenkins
2 211 (12.72%) Git (software)
3 157 (9.46%) Selenium
4 156 (9.40%) Subversion
5 139 (8.38%) Maven
6 131 (7.90%) Cucumber
7 103 (6.21%) JIRA
8 96 (5.79%) JUnit
9 51 (3.07%) Ant
10 42 (2.53%) WATIR
11 41 (2.47%) Eclipse
12 39 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
13 33 (1.99%) Mercurial
14 32 (1.93%) WebDriver
15 30 (1.81%) Sahi
15 30 (1.81%) Gradle
16 29 (1.75%) Hudson
17 27 (1.63%) SpecFlow
18 26 (1.57%) RSpec
19 24 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 192 (11.57%) Finance
2 49 (2.95%) Retail
3 41 (2.47%) Banking
4 31 (1.87%) Marketing
5 28 (1.69%) Law
6 27 (1.63%) Games
7 26 (1.57%) Publishing
8 22 (1.33%) Front Office
9 21 (1.27%) Legal
10 20 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.15%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.60%) Local Government
12 10 (0.60%) Electronics
13 7 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.30%) Back Office
15 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.24%) Military
16 3 (0.18%) Billing
16 3 (0.18%) Advertising
16 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 529 (31.89%) Developer
2 287 (17.30%) Architect
3 168 (10.13%) Java Developer
4 163 (9.83%) Analyst
5 115 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 95 (5.73%) Business Analyst
7 77 (4.64%) Senior Developer
8 70 (4.22%) Technical Architect
9 65 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
10 54 (3.25%) Administrator
11 44 (2.65%) Agile Business Analyst
12 41 (2.47%) Consultant
13 36 (2.17%) PHP Developer
14 35 (2.11%) Web Developer
14 35 (2.11%) Tester
15 32 (1.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 30 (1.81%) Senior Java Developer
16 30 (1.81%) C# Developer
17 27 (1.63%) Digital Architect
18 26 (1.57%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 403 (24.29%) Web Services
2 280 (16.88%) HTML
3 248 (14.95%) CSS
4 209 (12.60%) .NET
5 151 (9.10%) Spring
6 149 (8.98%) XML
7 138 (8.32%) REST
8 135 (8.14%) J2EE
9 131 (7.90%) RESTful
10 130 (7.84%) HTML5
11 107 (6.45%) jQuery
12 105 (6.33%) JSON
12 105 (6.33%) SOAP
13 89 (5.36%) AngularJS
14 87 (5.24%) CSS3
14 87 (5.24%) Hibernate
15 68 (4.10%) Middleware
16 66 (3.98%) JMS
16 66 (3.98%) Ajax
17 58 (3.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.70%) User Experience
3 64 (3.86%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.65%) Visualisation
6 31 (1.87%) N-Tier
7 29 (1.75%) Clustering
8 28 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 26 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.08%) Social Media
10 18 (1.08%) Data Integration
11 16 (0.96%) Private Cloud
12 14 (0.84%) Mathematics
13 13 (0.78%) GIS
14 12 (0.72%) Online Games
14 12 (0.72%) Digital Media
14 12 (0.72%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.66%) Hedge funds
16 10 (0.60%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 575 (34.66%) Linux
2 162 (9.76%) UNIX
2 162 (9.76%) Windows
3 93 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (3.38%) CentOS
5 45 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 44 (2.65%) Ubuntu
7 40 (2.41%) Android
8 37 (2.23%) Solaris
9 24 (1.45%) AIX
10 20 (1.21%) SUSE
11 18 (1.08%) Windows 7
11 18 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 15 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.60%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.54%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X Server
17 7 (0.42%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 939 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (21.94%) Continuous Integration
3 332 (20.01%) TDD
4 310 (18.69%) Scrum
5 302 (18.20%) DevOps
6 278 (16.76%) Configuration Management
7 179 (10.79%) Project Management
8 177 (10.67%) BDD
9 123 (7.41%) OO
10 105 (6.33%) Web Development
11 103 (6.21%) Waterfall
12 99 (5.97%) SOA
13 94 (5.67%) Automated Testing
14 93 (5.61%) MVC
15 88 (5.30%) Test Automation
16 87 (5.24%) Analytics
17 81 (4.88%) Software Engineering
18 77 (4.64%) Agile Project Management
18 77 (4.64%) Kanban
19 74 (4.46%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 715 (43.10%) Java
2 331 (19.95%) Ruby
3 303 (18.26%) Python
4 276 (16.64%) JavaScript
5 250 (15.07%) SQL
6 170 (10.25%) PHP
7 127 (7.66%) C#
8 108 (6.51%) Scala
9 92 (5.55%) Perl
10 89 (5.36%) Bash Shell
11 51 (3.07%) C++
12 43 (2.59%) Shell Script
13 42 (2.53%) PL/SQL
14 41 (2.47%) C
15 31 (1.87%) PowerShell
16 29 (1.75%) VB
17 24 (1.45%) R
17 24 (1.45%) Groovy
18 20 (1.21%) VB.NET
19 16 (0.96%) Go
Qualifications
1 226 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 114 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 108 (6.51%) Degree
4 66 (3.98%) DV Cleared
5 14 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (0.72%) ISEB
7 9 (0.54%) RHCE
8 8 (0.48%) CCNA
9 7 (0.42%) RHCSA
9 7 (0.42%) CCNP
9 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.42%) MCSE
9 7 (0.42%) RHCA
10 5 (0.30%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.24%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.24%) CISSP
12 3 (0.18%) OSCP
12 3 (0.18%) CEH
12 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (8.98%) QA
2 9 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.36%) BS25999
4 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.060%) SLA
5 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 89 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 33 (1.99%) Docker
4 29 (1.75%) KVM
5 25 (1.51%) QEMU
6 20 (1.21%) vCloud
7 17 (1.02%) Xen
7 17 (1.02%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.90%) HDFS
9 12 (0.72%) Squid
9 12 (0.72%) NFS
10 10 (0.60%) Apache Flume
11 9 (0.54%) Samba
12 8 (0.48%) Varnish
13 7 (0.42%) Firmware
13 7 (0.42%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.30%) iptables
14 5 (0.30%) GPFS
14 5 (0.30%) vSphere
14 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 302 (18.20%) Puppet
2 210 (12.66%) Opscode Chef
3 62 (3.74%) Ansible
4 54 (3.25%) Nagios
5 40 (2.41%) Salt
6 35 (2.11%) Vagrant
7 25 (1.51%) Kibana
8 24 (1.45%) Graylog
9 23 (1.39%) ZABBIX
10 18 (1.08%) Cacti
11 16 (0.96%) Graphite
12 13 (0.78%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.72%) CloudHub
14 10 (0.60%) Zenoss
15 9 (0.54%) HAProxy
15 9 (0.54%) logstash
15 9 (0.54%) WSUS
15 9 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (0.48%) SCCM
16 8 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 195 (11.75%) Oracle
2 192 (11.57%) Microsoft
3 140 (8.44%) VMware
4 136 (8.20%) Red Hat
5 39 (2.35%) Google
6 33 (1.99%) Cisco
7 31 (1.87%) IBM
8 29 (1.75%) Informatica
9 25 (1.51%) Adobe
9 25 (1.51%) Atlassian
10 23 (1.39%) Splunk
11 21 (1.27%) Citrix
12 19 (1.15%) Business Objects
12 19 (1.15%) SAP
13 18 (1.08%) Akamai
13 18 (1.08%) Apple
13 18 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.08%) Rackspace
14 17 (1.02%) New Relic
14 17 (1.02%) Zend
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ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
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Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £700 per day
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London
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Rate: From £700 to £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £900 - £901 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
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Networking People
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London
Venturi
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Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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