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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 119 200 214
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +14
Contract jobs citing Open Source 911 534 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 1.11% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.63% 3.51% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 380 299
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 12
Average hourly rate £93.65 £50.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.30% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.57 £37.54 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.73 £50.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
16169 15199 16503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.02% 31.48% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9954 9539 9756
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 594 814
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.80 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -26.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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
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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 +62 526 £425 +1.19% 202
South East +46 115 £388 +10.71% 54
South West +29 71 £500 +29.03% 35
North West +35 56 £388 +14.81% 35
East of England -19 40 £400 +9.58% 22
West Midlands -2 26 £338 -6.89% 21
North East -10 23 £350 -29.29% 16
East Midlands +16 20 £338 +12.50% 7
Yorkshire -8 17 £440 +43.08% 15
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 956 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 646 (36.96%) Java
3 616 (35.24%) Linux
4 407 (23.28%) JavaScript
4 407 (23.28%) TDD
5 391 (22.37%) Scrum
6 373 (21.34%) HTML
7 351 (20.08%) PHP
8 330 (18.88%) Web Services
9 325 (18.59%) CSS
10 308 (17.62%) Ruby
11 306 (17.51%) Continuous Integration
12 302 (17.28%) SQL
13 289 (16.53%) MySQL
14 270 (15.45%) BDD
15 255 (14.59%) Puppet
15 255 (14.59%) Apache
16 252 (14.42%) Python
17 245 (14.02%) HTML5
18 238 (13.62%) Jenkins
19 234 (13.39%) DevOps
20 214 (12.24%) OO
21 208 (11.90%) Finance
22 205 (11.73%) Oracle
23 204 (11.67%) Git (software)
24 193 (11.04%) NoSQL
25 191 (10.93%) CSS3
26 180 (10.30%) jQuery
27 179 (10.24%) QA
28 176 (10.07%) Configuration Management

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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
1 255 (14.59%) Apache
2 127 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 104 (5.95%) Node.js
4 87 (4.98%) CMS
5 73 (4.18%) Drupal
6 57 (3.26%) nginx
7 50 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (2.06%) OpenStack
8 36 (2.06%) IIS
9 32 (1.83%) WordPress
9 32 (1.83%) Apache Solr
10 26 (1.49%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.49%) SharePoint
11 23 (1.32%) WebLogic
12 22 (1.26%) MS Exchange
12 22 (1.26%) Jetty
13 20 (1.14%) Confluence
13 20 (1.14%) Apache Pig
13 20 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (0.92%) Alfresco
Applications
1 56 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.57%) MS Office
4 8 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.29%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.17%) SPSS
6 3 (0.17%) MS Project
7 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.057%) FastStats
8 1 (0.057%) GIMP
8 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.057%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (0.57%) Magento
2 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.17%) Summit
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.11%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.057%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.057%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.057%) Cordys
5 1 (0.057%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.057%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.057%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 104 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
3 60 (3.43%) Amazon S3
4 59 (3.38%) SaaS
5 47 (2.69%) PaaS
6 35 (2.00%) GitHub
7 24 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (1.03%) IaaS
10 16 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
10 16 (0.92%) Route 53
11 14 (0.80%) Google App Engine
12 11 (0.63%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.23%) Joyent
13 4 (0.23%) Heroku
13 4 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.057%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.057%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 121 (6.92%) HTTP
2 104 (5.95%) Internet
3 78 (4.46%) TCP/IP
3 78 (4.46%) SSL
4 76 (4.35%) DNS
5 57 (3.26%) Firewall
6 43 (2.46%) DHCP
7 30 (1.72%) WAN
8 29 (1.66%) SAN
9 28 (1.60%) LAN
10 27 (1.54%) LDAP
10 27 (1.54%) SMTP
11 23 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
12 22 (1.26%) SNMP
13 21 (1.20%) SSH
14 20 (1.14%) VPN
15 18 (1.03%) IPsec
16 16 (0.92%) FTP
17 12 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
18 11 (0.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (16.53%) MySQL
2 193 (11.04%) NoSQL
3 142 (8.12%) MongoDB
4 126 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
5 105 (6.01%) Big Data
6 88 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 78 (4.46%) SQL Server
8 76 (4.35%) Hadoop
9 68 (3.89%) Relational Database
10 61 (3.49%) Redis
11 59 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
12 37 (2.12%) Oracle Database
13 32 (1.83%) RDBMS
14 27 (1.54%) Apache Hive
15 24 (1.37%) HBase
16 18 (1.03%) DB2
17 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (0.63%) Couchbase
19 10 (0.57%) CouchDB
19 10 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 238 (13.62%) Jenkins
2 204 (11.67%) Git (software)
3 167 (9.55%) Selenium
4 158 (9.04%) Maven
5 143 (8.18%) Cucumber
6 99 (5.66%) Subversion
7 73 (4.18%) JIRA
8 56 (3.20%) JUnit
9 55 (3.15%) WebDriver
10 50 (2.86%) WATIR
11 48 (2.75%) JMeter
12 42 (2.40%) Eclipse
12 42 (2.40%) Hudson
13 34 (1.95%) QuickTest Pro
14 32 (1.83%) Grunt
15 28 (1.60%) FitNesse
16 26 (1.49%) Mockito
17 25 (1.43%) Sahi
17 25 (1.43%) Ant
18 23 (1.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 208 (11.90%) Finance
2 64 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.23%) Banking
4 35 (2.00%) Back Office
4 35 (2.00%) Marketing
5 32 (1.83%) Front Office
6 29 (1.66%) Retail
7 27 (1.54%) Publishing
8 19 (1.09%) Games
9 12 (0.69%) Advertising
9 12 (0.69%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.63%) Law
11 9 (0.51%) Legal
11 9 (0.51%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.34%) Electronics
14 5 (0.29%) Local Government
14 5 (0.29%) German Language
15 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 723 (41.36%) Developer
2 229 (13.10%) Architect
3 189 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 134 (7.67%) Analyst
5 119 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
6 95 (5.43%) Senior Developer
7 84 (4.81%) PHP Developer
8 78 (4.46%) Technical Architect
9 73 (4.18%) Front-End Developer
10 67 (3.83%) Web Developer
11 64 (3.66%) Tester
12 57 (3.26%) Business Analyst
12 57 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
13 52 (2.97%) JavaScript Developer
14 50 (2.86%) Consultant
15 46 (2.63%) Test Analyst
16 45 (2.57%) Software Engineer
17 44 (2.52%) Enterprise Architect
18 39 (2.23%) Python Developer
19 37 (2.12%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (21.34%) HTML
2 330 (18.88%) Web Services
3 325 (18.59%) CSS
4 245 (14.02%) HTML5
5 191 (10.93%) CSS3
6 180 (10.30%) jQuery
7 171 (9.78%) XML
8 161 (9.21%) REST
9 150 (8.58%) Spring
10 132 (7.55%) JSON
11 131 (7.49%) .NET
12 124 (7.09%) LAMP
13 107 (6.12%) RESTful
14 94 (5.38%) J2EE
15 92 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
15 92 (5.26%) AngularJS
16 78 (4.46%) Ajax
17 71 (4.06%) SOAP
18 66 (3.78%) Hibernate
19 63 (3.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 65 (3.72%) User Experience
4 64 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 30 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.60%) GIS
6 28 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.54%) Mathematics
8 25 (1.43%) Visualisation
9 23 (1.32%) Derivative
10 20 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.03%) Clustering
11 18 (1.03%) Wiki
12 15 (0.86%) Social Media
12 15 (0.86%) Digital Media
13 12 (0.69%) Data Integration
13 12 (0.69%) Reference Data
14 11 (0.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 11 (0.63%) Replication
15 10 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 616 (35.24%) Linux
2 172 (9.84%) UNIX
3 121 (6.92%) Windows
4 97 (5.55%) CentOS
5 68 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (2.92%) Android
7 47 (2.69%) Apple iOS
8 41 (2.35%) Ubuntu
9 32 (1.83%) Solaris
10 21 (1.20%) VME
11 19 (1.09%) AIX
12 15 (0.86%) Debian
13 12 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.57%) MVS
16 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.40%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 956 (54.69%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (23.28%) TDD
3 391 (22.37%) Scrum
4 306 (17.51%) Continuous Integration
5 270 (15.45%) BDD
6 234 (13.39%) DevOps
7 214 (12.24%) OO
8 176 (10.07%) Configuration Management
9 130 (7.44%) MVC
10 120 (6.86%) Project Management
11 113 (6.46%) Software Engineering
12 104 (5.95%) E-Commerce
13 101 (5.78%) Test Automation
14 98 (5.61%) SOA
15 96 (5.49%) Pair Programming
15 96 (5.49%) Kanban
16 92 (5.26%) Web Development
17 89 (5.09%) Unit Testing
18 83 (4.75%) Automated Testing
19 82 (4.69%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 646 (36.96%) Java
2 407 (23.28%) JavaScript
3 351 (20.08%) PHP
4 308 (17.62%) Ruby
5 302 (17.28%) SQL
6 252 (14.42%) Python
7 137 (7.84%) Scala
8 122 (6.98%) C#
9 115 (6.58%) C++
10 113 (6.46%) Perl
11 79 (4.52%) Bash Shell
12 48 (2.75%) C
13 37 (2.12%) Shell Script
14 35 (2.00%) Groovy
15 29 (1.66%) Tcl
16 18 (1.03%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.92%) PowerShell
18 15 (0.86%) Clojure
19 14 (0.80%) PHP5
20 13 (0.74%) AWK
Qualifications
1 157 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 129 (7.38%) Degree
3 109 (6.24%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.60%) ISEB
5 24 (1.37%) CISSP
6 13 (0.74%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.40%) CCNP
11 6 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.29%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.29%) CCIE
13 4 (0.23%) CCSP
13 4 (0.23%) CCNA
13 4 (0.23%) RHCE
13 4 (0.23%) OCPJP
13 4 (0.23%) CEH
13 4 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (10.24%) QA
2 15 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.46%) SLA
4 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.34%) SNOMED CT
5 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.11%) WCAG
8 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.057%) JTAG
System Software
1 76 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (1.66%) vCloud
3 22 (1.26%) Active Directory
4 17 (0.97%) Snort
5 14 (0.80%) KVM
6 13 (0.74%) Xen
7 11 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.57%) Varnish
8 10 (0.57%) NFS
8 10 (0.57%) XenServer
9 9 (0.51%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.40%) vSphere
11 6 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.34%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.29%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.23%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.23%) Nmap
13 4 (0.23%) Squid
13 4 (0.23%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 255 (14.59%) Puppet
2 144 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
3 69 (3.95%) Nagios
4 52 (2.97%) Vagrant
5 28 (1.60%) Cacti
6 23 (1.32%) OpenSSO
7 21 (1.20%) Graylog2
8 20 (1.14%) Salt
9 19 (1.09%) ZABBIX
10 15 (0.86%) Kibana
10 15 (0.86%) Ansible
11 14 (0.80%) Zenoss
12 13 (0.74%) Oozie
13 11 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (0.63%) YUM
14 10 (0.57%) Foglight
15 7 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 6 (0.34%) Backup Exec
16 6 (0.34%) Nessus
16 6 (0.34%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 205 (11.73%) Oracle
2 162 (9.27%) Red Hat
3 139 (7.95%) Microsoft
4 109 (6.24%) VMware
5 53 (3.03%) IBM
6 49 (2.80%) Google
6 49 (2.80%) Zend
7 45 (2.57%) Cisco
8 37 (2.12%) SAP
9 34 (1.95%) JBoss
10 29 (1.66%) HP
11 24 (1.37%) Siebel
11 24 (1.37%) Percona
12 21 (1.20%) Adobe
13 20 (1.14%) SaltStack
14 19 (1.09%) Citrix
15 17 (0.97%) Sun
15 17 (0.97%) EMC
16 16 (0.92%) RightScale
17 14 (0.80%) Atlassian
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Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
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Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
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Posted: 13 hours ago
London
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Rate: £300.00 - £550.00 per day
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Middlesex
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
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Dorking, Surrey
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £510 per day DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £510 per day DOE
Posted: Yesterday
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