The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 117 169 219
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +50
Contract jobs citing Open Source 837 563 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.76% 1.24% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.82% 4.51% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 394 282
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £531 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 3
Average hourly rate £93.65 £44.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.63% +10.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+67.05% +10.38%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12277 12471 13119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.76% 27.37% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7553 7707 7766
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 547 653
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £24.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Open Source
UK

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +37 495 £450 +5.88% 198
South East +20 111 £425 +13.33% 50
North West +46 56 £474 +40.37% 17
South West +9 47 £375 +15.03% 23
East of England -17 31 £425 +6.58% 21
Yorkshire +8 29 £375 +42.85% 10
West Midlands -7 20 £325 +8.33% 11
North East -1 14 £338 -55.00% 1
East Midlands +3 13 £225 -45.45% 11
Midlands +7 3 £175 -64.28%
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 640 (40.33%) Java
2 488 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
3 484 (30.50%) Linux
4 404 (25.46%) TDD
5 385 (24.26%) Scrum
6 372 (23.44%) JavaScript
7 357 (22.50%) HTML
8 326 (20.54%) Ruby
9 302 (19.03%) CSS
10 292 (18.40%) SQL
11 286 (18.02%) Web Services
11 286 (18.02%) BDD
12 285 (17.96%) PHP
13 275 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
14 249 (15.69%) MySQL
15 241 (15.19%) Python
16 233 (14.68%) HTML5
17 215 (13.55%) DevOps
18 209 (13.17%) Puppet
19 200 (12.60%) Selenium
20 198 (12.48%) Oracle
21 187 (11.78%) OO
22 184 (11.59%) Apache
23 183 (11.53%) Spring
24 182 (11.47%) Finance
25 179 (11.28%) NoSQL
26 173 (10.90%) QA
26 173 (10.90%) CSS3
27 168 (10.59%) Jenkins
28 164 (10.33%) jQuery

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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
1 184 (11.59%) Apache
2 124 (7.81%) Tomcat
3 112 (7.06%) Node.js
4 93 (5.86%) CMS
5 64 (4.03%) Drupal
6 49 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (2.71%) nginx
8 33 (2.08%) WordPress
9 30 (1.89%) IIS
10 28 (1.76%) WebSphere
10 28 (1.76%) Apache Solr
11 27 (1.70%) SharePoint
12 24 (1.51%) WebLogic
12 24 (1.51%) Alfresco
13 22 (1.39%) Jetty
14 21 (1.32%) OpenStack
14 21 (1.32%) Apache Pig
15 18 (1.13%) Confluence
16 17 (1.07%) MS Exchange
17 12 (0.76%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 48 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.38%) MS Office
5 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
6 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.063%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.07%) Magento
2 5 (0.32%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.13%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.13%) Summit
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.13%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.063%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.063%) Tridion
5 1 (0.063%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.063%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.063%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
3 49 (3.09%) Amazon S3
4 40 (2.52%) SaaS
5 37 (2.33%) PaaS
6 24 (1.51%) Route 53
6 24 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (1.51%) Amazon ELB
7 20 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (1.01%) GitHub
9 12 (0.76%) IaaS
10 10 (0.63%) Joyent
11 8 (0.50%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.32%) Heroku
13 3 (0.19%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
15 1 (0.063%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.063%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 94 (5.92%) HTTP
2 71 (4.47%) DNS
3 70 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 60 (3.78%) Firewall
5 59 (3.72%) SSL
6 54 (3.40%) Internet
7 41 (2.58%) DHCP
8 24 (1.51%) WAN
9 22 (1.39%) LDAP
9 22 (1.39%) LAN
9 22 (1.39%) SNMP
9 22 (1.39%) SAN
9 22 (1.39%) VPN
10 21 (1.32%) SMTP
11 20 (1.26%) SSH
12 17 (1.07%) OpenLDAP
13 13 (0.82%) IPsec
14 12 (0.76%) Intranet
15 10 (0.63%) FTP
16 9 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (15.69%) MySQL
2 179 (11.28%) NoSQL
3 139 (8.76%) MongoDB
4 97 (6.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 97 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (5.92%) Big Data
6 75 (4.73%) SQL Server
7 74 (4.66%) Relational Database
8 61 (3.84%) Hadoop
9 48 (3.02%) RDBMS
10 43 (2.71%) Redis
11 38 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (2.14%) Oracle Database
13 18 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (1.07%) HBase
15 15 (0.95%) Apache Hive
16 13 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (0.76%) JasperReports
18 11 (0.69%) DB2
18 11 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 200 (12.60%) Selenium
2 168 (10.59%) Jenkins
3 154 (9.70%) Cucumber
4 132 (8.32%) Maven
5 131 (8.25%) Git (software)
6 72 (4.54%) Subversion
7 62 (3.91%) WebDriver
8 61 (3.84%) WATIR
9 59 (3.72%) JUnit
10 49 (3.09%) JMeter
11 47 (2.96%) Hudson
12 43 (2.71%) QuickTest Pro
13 42 (2.65%) JIRA
14 31 (1.95%) Eclipse
15 27 (1.70%) Sahi
16 26 (1.64%) SpecFlow
17 25 (1.58%) FitNesse
18 20 (1.26%) JBehave
18 20 (1.26%) Grunt
19 19 (1.20%) SoapUI
General
1 182 (11.47%) Finance
2 55 (3.47%) Telecoms
3 36 (2.27%) Banking
3 36 (2.27%) Back Office
4 30 (1.89%) Publishing
5 28 (1.76%) Front Office
6 22 (1.39%) Retail
7 19 (1.20%) Marketing
8 16 (1.01%) Games
9 13 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.76%) Law
11 10 (0.63%) Advertising
12 8 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.44%) Electronics
14 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
15 5 (0.32%) Billing
15 5 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.32%) Legal
15 5 (0.32%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 681 (42.91%) Developer
2 211 (13.30%) Java Developer
3 195 (12.29%) Architect
4 116 (7.31%) Analyst
5 110 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 89 (5.61%) Senior Developer
7 82 (5.17%) Tester
8 78 (4.91%) Technical Architect
9 60 (3.78%) PHP Developer
10 59 (3.72%) Front-End Developer
11 56 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
12 55 (3.47%) Consultant
13 45 (2.84%) Web Developer
14 44 (2.77%) Test Analyst
15 43 (2.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 41 (2.58%) Business Analyst
17 39 (2.46%) Scala Developer
18 37 (2.33%) Python Developer
19 36 (2.27%) Software Engineer
20 35 (2.21%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (22.50%) HTML
2 302 (19.03%) CSS
3 286 (18.02%) Web Services
4 233 (14.68%) HTML5
5 183 (11.53%) Spring
6 173 (10.90%) CSS3
7 164 (10.33%) jQuery
8 156 (9.83%) XML
9 154 (9.70%) JSON
9 154 (9.70%) REST
10 136 (8.57%) .NET
11 109 (6.87%) Hibernate
12 104 (6.55%) Ruby on Rails
13 102 (6.43%) RESTful
14 89 (5.61%) Ajax
15 82 (5.17%) J2EE
16 78 (4.91%) AngularJS
17 71 (4.47%) LAMP
18 65 (4.10%) SOAP
19 62 (3.91%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.86%) Computer Science
2 65 (4.10%) Mobile App
3 36 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 25 (1.58%) GIS
6 24 (1.51%) Derivative
7 19 (1.20%) Mathematics
8 18 (1.13%) Wiki
9 16 (1.01%) Visualisation
9 16 (1.01%) Statistics
10 15 (0.95%) Taxonomies
10 15 (0.95%) Blackberry
10 15 (0.95%) Digital Media
11 12 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.69%) Reference Data
12 11 (0.69%) Data Integration
13 10 (0.63%) Hedge funds
13 10 (0.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 9 (0.57%) Social Media
15 8 (0.50%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 484 (30.50%) Linux
2 148 (9.33%) UNIX
3 107 (6.74%) Windows
4 65 (4.10%) CentOS
5 60 (3.78%) Android
6 55 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 55 (3.47%) Apple iOS
7 32 (2.02%) Ubuntu
8 23 (1.45%) Solaris
9 16 (1.01%) AIX
9 16 (1.01%) VME
10 12 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.32%) MVS
14 4 (0.25%) Debian
14 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.25%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (25.46%) TDD
3 385 (24.26%) Scrum
4 286 (18.02%) BDD
5 275 (17.33%) Continuous Integration
6 215 (13.55%) DevOps
7 187 (11.78%) OO
8 155 (9.77%) Configuration Management
9 125 (7.88%) MVC
10 120 (7.56%) Test Automation
11 109 (6.87%) SOA
12 108 (6.81%) Project Management
13 100 (6.30%) Software Engineering
14 92 (5.80%) Kanban
15 89 (5.61%) Web Development
16 86 (5.42%) Unit Testing
17 85 (5.36%) E-Commerce
18 83 (5.23%) Pair Programming
19 78 (4.91%) User Stories
20 74 (4.66%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 640 (40.33%) Java
2 372 (23.44%) JavaScript
3 326 (20.54%) Ruby
4 292 (18.40%) SQL
5 285 (17.96%) PHP
6 241 (15.19%) Python
7 141 (8.88%) Scala
8 140 (8.82%) C#
9 110 (6.93%) Perl
10 99 (6.24%) C++
11 64 (4.03%) Bash Shell
12 44 (2.77%) C
13 38 (2.39%) Groovy
14 27 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.20%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.13%) PHP5
17 16 (1.01%) Tcl
18 15 (0.95%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.95%) Clojure
19 12 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 164 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 128 (8.07%) Degree
3 124 (7.81%) SC Cleared
4 30 (1.89%) ISEB
5 19 (1.20%) CISSP
6 16 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 14 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.38%) RHCE
10 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.32%) IBM AIX Certification
10 5 (0.32%) CEH
11 4 (0.25%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.25%) MCSE
12 3 (0.19%) APMP
12 3 (0.19%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.13%) CISMP
13 2 (0.13%) GPEN
13 2 (0.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (10.90%) QA
2 17 (1.07%) SLA
3 15 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.38%) SNOMED CT
6 6 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.13%) WCAG
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9002
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.063%) JTAG
System Software
1 50 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.13%) vCloud
4 14 (0.88%) Varnish
5 13 (0.82%) Snort
6 10 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.57%) NFS
8 7 (0.44%) Xen
8 7 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.44%) KVM
9 5 (0.32%) Shibboleth
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.32%) XenServer
10 4 (0.25%) vSphere
10 4 (0.25%) Squid
10 4 (0.25%) RHEV
11 3 (0.19%) Dovecot
11 3 (0.19%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 209 (13.17%) Puppet
2 102 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (3.02%) Vagrant
4 43 (2.71%) Nagios
5 23 (1.45%) Salt
6 20 (1.26%) Cacti
7 19 (1.20%) Ansible
8 15 (0.95%) OpenSSO
9 14 (0.88%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (0.63%) Foglight
12 8 (0.50%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.50%) Graylog2
13 7 (0.44%) Kibana
14 6 (0.38%) Zenoss
14 6 (0.38%) Backup Exec
15 5 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
16 4 (0.25%) Oozie
16 4 (0.25%) Tivoli
17 3 (0.19%) Munin
Vendors
1 198 (12.48%) Oracle
2 132 (8.32%) Red Hat
3 117 (7.37%) Microsoft
4 74 (4.66%) VMware
5 57 (3.59%) JBoss
6 46 (2.90%) IBM
7 42 (2.65%) Zend
8 34 (2.14%) SAP
9 30 (1.89%) Cisco
9 30 (1.89%) Google
10 27 (1.70%) HP
11 22 (1.39%) Siebel
12 21 (1.32%) RightScale
13 20 (1.26%) Splunk
13 20 (1.26%) Adobe
14 17 (1.07%) Citrix
15 15 (0.95%) Tableau
15 15 (0.95%) Atlassian
16 14 (0.88%) Percona
16 14 (0.88%) GigaSpaces
Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £375 per day Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £370 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £364 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kent
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
CK Group
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Keene and Lord
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago