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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 97 126 185
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +59
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1061 832 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.25% 1.77% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 2.28% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 524 406
Average daily rate £473 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £403 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-33.09% +80.89%
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
38464 36543 34805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.46% 77.80% 77.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25533 23649 21506
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 988 1090
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.50 £52.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +43 566 £500 +11.11% 203
South East -10 137 £355 -16.95% 46
Yorkshire +9 85 £463 -11.90% 27
North East +14 69 £438 -2.77% 10
South West -8 66 £375 -6.25% 26
East of England +18 48 £438 +6.06% 24
North West -14 47 £425 +4.61% 24
West Midlands -32 29 £400 - 26
East Midlands -13 17 £513 +41.37% 14
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1223 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
2 806 (39.28%) Java
3 659 (32.12%) Linux
4 509 (24.81%) JavaScript
5 466 (22.71%) TDD
6 435 (21.20%) DevOps
7 399 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
8 388 (18.91%) Web Services
9 368 (17.93%) Git (software)
10 363 (17.69%) Jenkins
11 360 (17.54%) Python
11 360 (17.54%) Scrum
12 342 (16.67%) Puppet
13 332 (16.18%) SQL
14 322 (15.69%) HTML
15 305 (14.86%) MongoDB
16 292 (14.23%) NoSQL
16 292 (14.23%) Ruby
17 277 (13.50%) CSS
18 276 (13.45%) Unix
18 276 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
19 260 (12.67%) Configuration Management
20 259 (12.62%) Node.js
21 250 (12.18%) OO
22 244 (11.89%) Finance
22 244 (11.89%) REST
23 243 (11.84%) BDD
24 232 (11.31%) Opscode Chef
25 219 (10.67%) Security Cleared
26 217 (10.58%) MySQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 259 (12.62%) Node.js
2 187 (9.11%) Apache
3 98 (4.78%) Tomcat
4 77 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
5 71 (3.46%) OpenStack
6 65 (3.17%) Confluence
7 60 (2.92%) nginx
8 58 (2.83%) CMS
9 46 (2.24%) Apache Spark
10 42 (2.05%) WebSphere
11 41 (2.00%) Drupal
12 35 (1.71%) IIS
13 33 (1.61%) JBoss
14 31 (1.51%) Jetty
15 26 (1.27%) Apache Solr
15 26 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
16 23 (1.12%) SAS
17 22 (1.07%) WebLogic
18 21 (1.02%) Mule
19 17 (0.83%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 23 (1.12%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 15 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.63%) MS Office
5 9 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.24%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.24%) HipChat
7 4 (0.19%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.19%) RoboHelp
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.15%) Weka
9 2 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.097%) SPSS
10 1 (0.049%) InDesign
10 1 (0.049%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (0.93%) Magento
2 6 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.19%) Odoo
4 3 (0.15%) BASE24
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.097%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.049%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.049%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.049%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.049%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 276 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (8.92%) GitHub
3 72 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (2.39%) IaaS
5 46 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
6 43 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
6 43 (2.10%) PaaS
6 43 (2.10%) SaaS
7 35 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 26 (1.27%) Google App Engine
9 13 (0.63%) Office 365
10 11 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (0.49%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.44%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.39%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (0.34%) Force.com
15 6 (0.29%) Heroku
16 3 (0.15%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 182 (8.87%) HTTP
2 148 (7.21%) TCP/IP
3 98 (4.78%) SSL
4 85 (4.14%) DNS
5 82 (4.00%) Internet
6 53 (2.58%) DHCP
7 43 (2.10%) FTP
8 41 (2.00%) Firewall
9 38 (1.85%) LDAP
10 29 (1.41%) IPsec
10 29 (1.41%) SAN
11 25 (1.22%) SSH
12 23 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
13 20 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (0.93%) Intranet
14 19 (0.93%) LAN
15 18 (0.88%) SMTP
16 17 (0.83%) VPN
17 16 (0.78%) 3G
17 16 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (14.86%) MongoDB
2 292 (14.23%) NoSQL
3 217 (10.58%) MySQL
4 208 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
5 181 (8.82%) Big Data
6 134 (6.53%) Hadoop
7 130 (6.34%) Relational Database
8 112 (5.46%) SQL Server
9 70 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
10 66 (3.22%) Redis
11 64 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 39 (1.90%) Apache Hive
13 34 (1.66%) GIS
14 30 (1.46%) Oracle Database
15 29 (1.41%) RDBMS
16 26 (1.27%) HBase
17 25 (1.22%) KDB
17 25 (1.22%) Pentaho
18 21 (1.02%) Amazon Redshift
18 21 (1.02%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 368 (17.93%) Git (software)
2 363 (17.69%) Jenkins
3 158 (7.70%) JIRA
4 137 (6.68%) Subversion
5 132 (6.43%) Cucumber
6 126 (6.14%) Maven
7 122 (5.95%) Selenium
8 93 (4.53%) JUnit
9 47 (2.29%) Eclipse
10 45 (2.19%) Mockito
11 39 (1.90%) Gradle
12 38 (1.85%) gulp
12 38 (1.85%) JMeter
13 36 (1.75%) Hudson
14 35 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
15 28 (1.36%) TeamCity
16 27 (1.32%) Mercurial
16 27 (1.32%) RSpec
17 25 (1.22%) HP UFT
17 25 (1.22%) IntelliJ
General
1 244 (11.89%) Finance
2 89 (4.34%) Banking
3 59 (2.88%) Marketing
4 39 (1.90%) Publishing
4 39 (1.90%) Retail
5 35 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.27%) Law
8 21 (1.02%) Legal
9 17 (0.83%) Games
10 12 (0.58%) Front Office
11 11 (0.54%) Advertising
12 9 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.29%) Electronics
14 5 (0.24%) Billing
15 4 (0.19%) Automotive
16 3 (0.15%) Back Office
16 3 (0.15%) Military
17 2 (0.097%) French Language
18 1 (0.049%) German Language
Job Titles
1 812 (39.57%) Developer
2 287 (13.99%) Architect
3 258 (12.57%) Java Developer
4 191 (9.31%) Analyst
5 181 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 150 (7.31%) JavaScript Developer
7 119 (5.80%) Business Analyst
8 99 (4.82%) Senior Developer
9 98 (4.78%) Node.js Developer
10 84 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
11 71 (3.46%) Consultant
12 68 (3.31%) Digital Analyst
13 66 (3.22%) Digital Business Analyst
14 63 (3.07%) Agile Developer
14 63 (3.07%) Technical Architect
15 59 (2.88%) Software Engineer
16 58 (2.83%) Digital Architect
16 58 (2.83%) Senior Java Developer
17 57 (2.78%) Lead Developer
18 55 (2.68%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (18.91%) Web Services
2 322 (15.69%) HTML
3 277 (13.50%) CSS
4 244 (11.89%) REST
5 198 (9.65%) .NET
6 196 (9.55%) AngularJS
7 194 (9.45%) HTML5
7 194 (9.45%) Spring
8 190 (9.26%) JSON
9 146 (7.12%) RESTful
10 136 (6.63%) XML
11 115 (5.60%) jQuery
12 109 (5.31%) J2EE
13 108 (5.26%) Middleware
14 101 (4.92%) CSS3
14 101 (4.92%) SOAP
15 100 (4.87%) Hibernate
16 70 (3.41%) Sass
17 66 (3.22%) LAMP
18 58 (2.83%) React
Miscellaneous
1 167 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 135 (6.58%) User Experience
3 83 (4.04%) Mobile App
4 62 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 59 (2.88%) Visualisation
6 50 (2.44%) Algorithms
7 45 (2.19%) Data Centre
8 42 (2.05%) Social Media
9 28 (1.36%) Client/Server
10 27 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.07%) Private Cloud
12 22 (1.07%) Public Cloud
13 20 (0.97%) Data Integration
14 19 (0.93%) Blog
14 19 (0.93%) Data Structures
15 14 (0.68%) Clustering
16 13 (0.63%) Digital Media
16 13 (0.63%) PKI
17 12 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 659 (32.12%) Linux
2 276 (13.45%) Unix
3 182 (8.87%) Windows
4 76 (3.70%) CentOS
5 61 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (2.73%) Solaris
7 55 (2.68%) Android
8 50 (2.44%) Apple iOS
9 48 (2.34%) Ubuntu
10 43 (2.10%) Windows Server
11 38 (1.85%) Mac OS X
12 26 (1.27%) Debian
13 22 (1.07%) Mac OS
14 20 (0.97%) AIX
15 9 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
16 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.34%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.29%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1223 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (22.71%) TDD
3 435 (21.20%) DevOps
4 399 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
5 360 (17.54%) Scrum
6 260 (12.67%) Configuration Management
7 250 (12.18%) OO
8 243 (11.84%) BDD
9 177 (8.63%) SOA
10 169 (8.24%) E-Commerce
11 168 (8.19%) Pair Programming
12 163 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
13 153 (7.46%) Software Engineering
14 148 (7.21%) Analytics
15 131 (6.38%) Web Development
16 123 (5.99%) SDLC
17 122 (5.95%) Project Management
18 120 (5.85%) MVC
19 108 (5.26%) High Availability
20 102 (4.97%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 806 (39.28%) Java
2 509 (24.81%) JavaScript
3 360 (17.54%) Python
4 332 (16.18%) SQL
5 292 (14.23%) Ruby
6 209 (10.19%) Scala
7 186 (9.06%) PHP
8 168 (8.19%) Perl
9 131 (6.38%) C++
10 125 (6.09%) Bash Shell
11 121 (5.90%) C#
12 58 (2.83%) Shell Script
13 56 (2.73%) C
14 50 (2.44%) Groovy
15 40 (1.95%) PowerShell
16 36 (1.75%) Go
17 27 (1.32%) R
18 23 (1.12%) VB
19 20 (0.97%) Clojure
20 18 (0.88%) AWK
Qualifications
1 219 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 125 (6.09%) SC Cleared
3 111 (5.41%) Degree
4 36 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (0.54%) ISEB
6 11 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 10 (0.49%) MCSE
7 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.39%) RHCE
9 7 (0.34%) RHCA
10 6 (0.29%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.29%) IBM AIX Certification
11 5 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.24%) MCSA
11 5 (0.24%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.19%) CCNA
12 4 (0.19%) CCNP
12 4 (0.19%) MCP
12 4 (0.19%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (6.43%) QA
2 50 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.49%) SDET
6 5 (0.24%) WCAG
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.15%) COBIT
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
8 3 (0.15%) SLA
9 2 (0.097%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.049%) MiFID
10 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (7.46%) Docker
2 132 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 36 (1.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 28 (1.36%) NFS
5 28 (1.36%) Xen
6 27 (1.32%) Hyper-V
7 25 (1.22%) vCloud
8 20 (0.97%) KVM
9 14 (0.68%) XenApp
10 12 (0.58%) Apache Flume
10 12 (0.58%) HDFS
10 12 (0.58%) iptables
11 11 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (0.54%) Squid
11 11 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.54%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.44%) GPFS
12 9 (0.44%) Varnish
13 8 (0.39%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 342 (16.67%) Puppet
2 232 (11.31%) Opscode Chef
3 112 (5.46%) Ansible
4 45 (2.19%) Nagios
5 34 (1.66%) ZABBIX
6 31 (1.51%) Salt
7 30 (1.46%) logstash
8 27 (1.32%) Kubernetes
9 24 (1.17%) Cacti
9 24 (1.17%) Kibana
10 20 (0.97%) Oozie
11 19 (0.93%) HAProxy
12 18 (0.88%) SCCM
13 16 (0.78%) Grafana
14 15 (0.73%) CFEngine
14 15 (0.73%) Uchiwa
15 13 (0.63%) WSUS
16 10 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
17 9 (0.44%) Zenoss
18 8 (0.39%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 201 (9.80%) VMware
2 158 (7.70%) Oracle
3 134 (6.53%) Microsoft
4 103 (5.02%) Red Hat
5 87 (4.24%) Google
6 55 (2.68%) Cisco
7 45 (2.19%) IBM
8 41 (2.00%) Atlassian
9 38 (1.85%) Adobe
9 38 (1.85%) HP
9 38 (1.85%) WSO2
10 32 (1.56%) Rackspace
11 31 (1.51%) Splunk
12 30 (1.46%) Tableau
13 24 (1.17%) SaltStack
14 19 (0.93%) EMC
15 17 (0.83%) Dell
15 17 (0.83%) SOASTA, Inc
16 15 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
17 12 (0.58%) CA
Essex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £525 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: Yesterday
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice IT & Sales Appointments
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Jagger Talent
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £20 - 35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, start 8 Feb
Posted: 6 days ago