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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 134 121 181
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +60
Contract jobs citing Open Source 876 852 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.70% 1.73% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.26% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 575 394
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £360
% change year-on-year
-0.31% +11.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £93.65 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +93.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £28.57 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £158.73 £50.00
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
40203 37761 34933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.79% 76.46% 75.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26653 23843 21631
Average daily rate £420 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1097 1040
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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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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 -15 450 £475 +5.55% 204
South East -39 90 £388 -8.82% 59
North East +30 74 £445 +27.14% 6
North West -9 70 £400 -14.89% 29
South West +19 66 £456 +21.66% 25
Yorkshire -3 51 £350 -15.15% 36
East of England +15 48 £400 -3.03% 30
West Midlands +10 33 £410 +26.15% 18
East Midlands -2 15 £550 +144.44% 4
Midlands -2 3 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 930 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 714 (43.04%) Java
3 579 (34.90%) Linux
4 403 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
5 379 (22.85%) TDD
6 325 (19.59%) Web Services
7 312 (18.81%) Scrum
7 312 (18.81%) Puppet
8 310 (18.69%) DevOps
9 305 (18.38%) HTML
10 297 (17.90%) Python
11 293 (17.66%) JavaScript
12 281 (16.94%) MongoDB
13 280 (16.88%) Ruby
14 271 (16.34%) SQL
15 265 (15.97%) Configuration Management
15 265 (15.97%) Jenkins
16 254 (15.31%) Git (software)
17 243 (14.65%) CSS
18 234 (14.10%) MySQL
19 221 (13.32%) Opscode Chef
20 220 (13.26%) Oracle
21 214 (12.90%) NoSQL
22 198 (11.93%) Finance
22 198 (11.93%) Spring
23 192 (11.57%) RESTful
24 185 (11.15%) BDD
25 180 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
26 179 (10.79%) HTML5
27 178 (10.73%) Security Cleared

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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
1 152 (9.16%) Apache
2 95 (5.73%) Tomcat
3 78 (4.70%) Node.js
4 74 (4.46%) Confluence
4 74 (4.46%) WebLogic
5 71 (4.28%) OpenStack
6 70 (4.22%) JBoss
7 69 (4.16%) WebSphere
8 46 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
9 40 (2.41%) Drupal
10 37 (2.23%) CMS
11 34 (2.05%) nginx
12 33 (1.99%) Cloud Foundry
13 28 (1.69%) Mule
14 23 (1.39%) GlassFish
14 23 (1.39%) Apache Solr
15 22 (1.33%) Jetty
16 21 (1.27%) IIS
16 21 (1.27%) SAS
16 21 (1.27%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 45 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.54%) MS Office
3 8 (0.48%) SPSS
4 7 (0.42%) MS Project
5 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.060%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Magento
1 14 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.42%) Oracle TCA
4 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.060%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.060%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.060%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.060%) Odoo
7 1 (0.060%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 180 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
3 67 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (2.59%) PaaS
4 43 (2.59%) GitHub
5 35 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
6 32 (1.93%) SaaS
7 20 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (1.15%) IaaS
9 15 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.84%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.78%) Google App Engine
12 11 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (0.66%) Route 53
13 8 (0.48%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.48%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.48%) Office 365
14 7 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.24%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 146 (8.80%) HTTP
2 136 (8.20%) TCP/IP
3 103 (6.21%) SSL
4 86 (5.18%) Internet
5 66 (3.98%) DNS
6 54 (3.25%) Firewall
7 46 (2.77%) DHCP
8 35 (2.11%) IPsec
9 30 (1.81%) VPN
10 24 (1.45%) LDAP
11 23 (1.39%) Network Security
12 22 (1.33%) FTP
13 20 (1.21%) LAN
14 17 (1.02%) WAN
14 17 (1.02%) Unified Communications
15 16 (0.96%) AMQP
16 15 (0.90%) Converged Networks
17 12 (0.72%) SAN
18 11 (0.66%) Software-Defined Networking
18 11 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (16.94%) MongoDB
2 234 (14.10%) MySQL
3 214 (12.90%) NoSQL
4 159 (9.58%) Big Data
5 143 (8.62%) Relational Database
6 132 (7.96%) PostgreSQL
7 121 (7.29%) SQL Server
8 115 (6.93%) Hadoop
9 71 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
10 54 (3.25%) RDBMS
11 49 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 47 (2.83%) Oracle Database
13 37 (2.23%) Redis
14 32 (1.93%) Data Mining
15 29 (1.75%) DB2
16 23 (1.39%) HBase
17 16 (0.96%) SQLite
18 15 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
20 9 (0.54%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 265 (15.97%) Jenkins
2 254 (15.31%) Git (software)
3 152 (9.16%) Subversion
4 141 (8.50%) Selenium
5 123 (7.41%) JIRA
6 117 (7.05%) Cucumber
7 112 (6.75%) Maven
8 75 (4.52%) JUnit
9 51 (3.07%) Mercurial
10 47 (2.83%) Ant
11 39 (2.35%) Eclipse
12 34 (2.05%) Gradle
13 28 (1.69%) Hudson
13 28 (1.69%) Capybara
14 27 (1.63%) WebDriver
14 27 (1.63%) IntelliJ
15 25 (1.51%) WATIR
16 24 (1.45%) HP UFT
17 23 (1.39%) JMeter
18 22 (1.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 198 (11.93%) Finance
2 60 (3.62%) Retail
3 55 (3.32%) Banking
4 51 (3.07%) Marketing
5 41 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.75%) Publishing
7 20 (1.21%) Legal
7 20 (1.21%) Billing
8 19 (1.15%) Games
9 18 (1.08%) Front Office
9 18 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.60%) Local Government
11 9 (0.54%) Law
12 6 (0.36%) Electronics
13 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.24%) German Language
15 3 (0.18%) Advertising
15 3 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 554 (33.39%) Developer
2 329 (19.83%) Architect
3 174 (10.49%) Java Developer
4 153 (9.22%) Analyst
5 117 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 112 (6.75%) Technical Architect
7 70 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
8 69 (4.16%) Business Analyst
9 61 (3.68%) Senior Developer
10 47 (2.83%) Administrator
11 46 (2.77%) Consultant
11 46 (2.77%) Test Analyst
12 41 (2.47%) PHP Developer
13 34 (2.05%) Systems Administrator
14 32 (1.93%) Front-End Developer
15 30 (1.81%) Agile Business Analyst
15 30 (1.81%) JavaScript Developer
15 30 (1.81%) Digital Architect
16 27 (1.63%) Tester
17 26 (1.57%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (19.59%) Web Services
2 305 (18.38%) HTML
3 243 (14.65%) CSS
4 198 (11.93%) Spring
5 192 (11.57%) RESTful
6 179 (10.79%) HTML5
7 164 (9.89%) .NET
8 147 (8.86%) JSON
9 131 (7.90%) J2EE
10 130 (7.84%) XML
11 126 (7.59%) REST
12 118 (7.11%) Hibernate
13 107 (6.45%) CSS3
14 102 (6.15%) SOAP
15 93 (5.61%) AngularJS
16 84 (5.06%) Middleware
17 82 (4.94%) JMS
17 82 (4.94%) jQuery
18 75 (4.52%) Java EE
19 58 (3.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (6.15%) User Experience
3 91 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 66 (3.98%) Visualisation
5 55 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 48 (2.89%) Data Centre
7 31 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.57%) N-Tier
9 22 (1.33%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.27%) Clustering
10 21 (1.27%) Social Media
11 19 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.08%) Data Integration
13 17 (1.02%) Algorithms
14 14 (0.84%) Mainframe
15 12 (0.72%) Mathematics
15 12 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.66%) Digital Media
16 11 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 10 (0.60%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 579 (34.90%) Linux
2 175 (10.55%) UNIX
3 139 (8.38%) Windows
4 81 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (3.50%) Android
6 53 (3.19%) Apple iOS
7 46 (2.77%) CentOS
8 38 (2.29%) Ubuntu
9 31 (1.87%) Solaris
10 15 (0.90%) AIX
10 15 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 15 (0.90%) Mac OS X Server
11 14 (0.84%) SUSE
12 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.42%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.42%) VME
14 7 (0.42%) MVS
15 6 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 930 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
3 379 (22.85%) TDD
4 312 (18.81%) Scrum
5 310 (18.69%) DevOps
6 265 (15.97%) Configuration Management
7 185 (11.15%) BDD
8 163 (9.83%) SOA
9 133 (8.02%) OO
10 119 (7.17%) Analytics
11 115 (6.93%) Web Development
12 113 (6.81%) Project Management
13 106 (6.39%) Software Engineering
14 98 (5.91%) MVC
15 97 (5.85%) Kanban
16 96 (5.79%) E-Commerce
17 90 (5.42%) Test Automation
18 89 (5.36%) Automated Testing
19 83 (5.00%) Mentoring
20 81 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 714 (43.04%) Java
2 297 (17.90%) Python
3 293 (17.66%) JavaScript
4 280 (16.88%) Ruby
5 271 (16.34%) SQL
6 174 (10.49%) PHP
7 136 (8.20%) Scala
8 107 (6.45%) C#
9 100 (6.03%) Perl
10 90 (5.42%) Bash Shell
11 61 (3.68%) C++
12 53 (3.19%) Groovy
13 44 (2.65%) C
14 41 (2.47%) Shell Script
15 33 (1.99%) PL/SQL
16 31 (1.87%) PowerShell
17 29 (1.75%) R
17 29 (1.75%) Go
18 16 (0.96%) Clojure
19 14 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 178 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 114 (6.87%) Degree
3 86 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 29 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 15 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (0.90%) CCNP
6 10 (0.60%) ISEB
7 9 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.42%) RHCE
9 6 (0.36%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.30%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.30%) CCNA
11 4 (0.24%) CISSP
11 4 (0.24%) MCSE
11 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.18%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.18%) OSCP
12 3 (0.18%) PhD
12 3 (0.18%) CEH
12 3 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (9.40%) QA
2 16 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.60%) SLA
4 7 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.24%) BS25999
7 2 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.060%) HL7
System Software
1 107 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (3.86%) Docker
3 44 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 34 (2.05%) KVM
5 31 (1.87%) QEMU
6 23 (1.39%) vCloud
7 15 (0.90%) Xen
8 14 (0.84%) Samba
9 13 (0.78%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.66%) iptables
11 10 (0.60%) Varnish
12 9 (0.54%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.48%) Firmware
14 7 (0.42%) HDFS
15 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
15 6 (0.36%) Snort
15 6 (0.36%) Squid
15 6 (0.36%) XenServer
16 5 (0.30%) vSphere
16 5 (0.30%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 312 (18.81%) Puppet
2 221 (13.32%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (5.00%) Ansible
4 50 (3.01%) Vagrant
5 49 (2.95%) Salt
6 28 (1.69%) Kibana
7 24 (1.45%) ZABBIX
8 22 (1.33%) Nagios
9 20 (1.21%) logstash
10 18 (1.08%) Graylog
11 15 (0.90%) Rundeck
11 15 (0.90%) HAProxy
12 14 (0.84%) WSUS
13 12 (0.72%) Cacti
14 9 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.48%) Netcool
16 7 (0.42%) SCOM
16 7 (0.42%) CFEngine
17 6 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
18 5 (0.30%) yum
Vendors
1 220 (13.26%) Oracle
2 173 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 155 (9.34%) VMware
4 145 (8.74%) Red Hat
5 71 (4.28%) IBM
6 43 (2.59%) Cisco
7 41 (2.47%) Google
8 35 (2.11%) Adobe
9 34 (2.05%) Atlassian
10 32 (1.93%) TIBCO
11 31 (1.87%) Splunk
12 27 (1.63%) Citrix
13 26 (1.57%) Informatica
14 25 (1.51%) Zend
15 22 (1.33%) Apple
15 22 (1.33%) HP
16 21 (1.27%) Sitecore
17 20 (1.21%) SAP
18 19 (1.15%) Business Objects
18 19 (1.15%) Juniper
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Unspecified flexible, highly competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - 525 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - 475 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago