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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 129 188 241
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +53
Contract jobs citing Open Source 858 542 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.65% 1.14% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.38% 3.55% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 392 227
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £256 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £695
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £41.25 £67.50
% change year-on-year
+37.57% -38.88%
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
15953 15269 14336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.59% 32.11% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10301 9748 8521
Average daily rate £415 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 624 744
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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 +37 480 £425 - 167
South East +40 115 £350 +16.66% 60
North West +26 57 £377 +7.71% 14
South West +9 56 £500 +48.14% 61
West Midlands +29 47 £406 +27.45% 16
North East - 40 £494 - 3
Yorkshire -10 22 £408 +36.74% 25
East of England -20 22 £453 +50.83% 26
East Midlands +15 19 £400 +60.00% 7
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1067 (59.58%) Agile Software Development
2 706 (39.42%) Java
3 666 (37.19%) Linux
4 456 (25.46%) TDD
5 426 (23.79%) JavaScript
6 411 (22.95%) Scrum
7 382 (21.33%) Web Services
8 372 (20.77%) HTML
9 357 (19.93%) PHP
10 342 (19.10%) Ruby
11 334 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
12 324 (18.09%) CSS
13 315 (17.59%) Puppet
14 294 (16.42%) MySQL
15 287 (16.02%) SQL
16 280 (15.63%) BDD
17 278 (15.52%) Python
18 273 (15.24%) Jenkins
19 268 (14.96%) Apache
20 266 (14.85%) DevOps
21 261 (14.57%) Git (software)
22 233 (13.01%) NoSQL
23 231 (12.90%) HTML5
24 216 (12.06%) OO
25 207 (11.56%) UNIX
26 196 (10.94%) Finance
26 196 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
27 195 (10.89%) MongoDB
28 188 (10.50%) QA
29 185 (10.33%) Selenium

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 268 (14.96%) Apache
2 145 (8.10%) Tomcat
3 100 (5.58%) Node.js
4 76 (4.24%) Drupal
5 65 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
6 60 (3.35%) CMS
7 54 (3.02%) nginx
8 51 (2.85%) OpenStack
9 48 (2.68%) Apache Solr
10 44 (2.46%) Confluence
11 42 (2.35%) JBoss
12 32 (1.79%) WebLogic
13 28 (1.56%) SharePoint
14 27 (1.51%) IIS
14 27 (1.51%) WordPress
15 21 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
16 20 (1.12%) Apache Pig
17 16 (0.89%) MS Exchange
18 15 (0.84%) WebSphere
19 14 (0.78%) Jetty
Applications
1 57 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.67%) MS Office
3 7 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.28%) MS Project
5 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.056%) InDesign
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.056%) FastStats
8 1 (0.056%) GIMP
8 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.056%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.50%) Magento
3 4 (0.22%) Summit
3 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.11%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.056%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.056%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.056%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.056%) Cordys
6 1 (0.056%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 102 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
3 54 (3.02%) Amazon S3
4 47 (2.62%) SaaS
5 42 (2.35%) GitHub
6 31 (1.73%) PaaS
7 23 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (0.78%) IaaS
9 13 (0.73%) Google Apps
10 12 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.56%) Joyent
12 9 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.45%) Route 53
13 8 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.39%) Google App Engine
15 4 (0.22%) Heroku
16 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.25%) HTTP
2 111 (6.20%) Internet
3 73 (4.08%) SSL
4 72 (4.02%) TCP/IP
5 55 (3.07%) DNS
6 51 (2.85%) Firewall
7 25 (1.40%) SAN
8 24 (1.34%) WAN
9 23 (1.28%) DHCP
10 22 (1.23%) LAN
10 22 (1.23%) OpenLDAP
11 21 (1.17%) AMQP
11 21 (1.17%) LDAP
12 16 (0.89%) VPN
12 16 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
13 13 (0.73%) SMTP
13 13 (0.73%) VoIP
14 10 (0.56%) Network Security
15 9 (0.50%) FTP
16 8 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (16.42%) MySQL
2 233 (13.01%) NoSQL
3 195 (10.89%) MongoDB
4 132 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
5 103 (5.75%) Big Data
6 100 (5.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 94 (5.25%) SQL Server
8 90 (5.03%) Hadoop
9 84 (4.69%) Relational Database
10 76 (4.24%) Redis
11 66 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
12 41 (2.29%) Oracle Database
13 35 (1.95%) Apache Hive
14 29 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
15 28 (1.56%) HBase
16 21 (1.17%) RDBMS
17 17 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
18 16 (0.89%) CouchDB
18 16 (0.89%) DB2
19 12 (0.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 273 (15.24%) Jenkins
2 261 (14.57%) Git (software)
3 185 (10.33%) Selenium
4 164 (9.16%) Maven
5 153 (8.54%) Cucumber
6 128 (7.15%) Subversion
7 112 (6.25%) JIRA
8 74 (4.13%) JUnit
9 55 (3.07%) WATIR
10 52 (2.90%) JMeter
11 50 (2.79%) Eclipse
12 49 (2.74%) Hudson
13 48 (2.68%) WebDriver
14 43 (2.40%) QuickTest Pro
15 41 (2.29%) Mockito
16 34 (1.90%) Sahi
16 34 (1.90%) PHPUnit
17 32 (1.79%) SpecFlow
18 29 (1.62%) Visual Studio
18 29 (1.62%) FitNesse
General
1 196 (10.94%) Finance
2 61 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 52 (2.90%) Banking
4 40 (2.23%) Marketing
5 27 (1.51%) Retail
6 24 (1.34%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.23%) Games
8 19 (1.06%) Publishing
9 18 (1.01%) Front Office
9 18 (1.01%) Back Office
10 13 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.67%) Legal
12 10 (0.56%) Advertising
12 10 (0.56%) Electronics
13 8 (0.45%) Law
14 6 (0.34%) German Language
15 5 (0.28%) Local Government
15 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
17 3 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 709 (39.59%) Developer
2 267 (14.91%) Architect
3 194 (10.83%) Java Developer
4 129 (7.20%) Analyst
5 123 (6.87%) DevOps Engineer
6 112 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 91 (5.08%) PHP Developer
8 84 (4.69%) Technical Architect
9 81 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
10 64 (3.57%) Business Analyst
11 61 (3.41%) Web Developer
12 55 (3.07%) Front-End Developer
13 53 (2.96%) Tester
14 48 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
15 44 (2.46%) Software Engineer
15 44 (2.46%) Consultant
16 38 (2.12%) Digital Architect
17 33 (1.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 32 (1.79%) Project Manager
19 29 (1.62%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 382 (21.33%) Web Services
2 372 (20.77%) HTML
3 324 (18.09%) CSS
4 231 (12.90%) HTML5
5 178 (9.94%) .NET
6 170 (9.49%) REST
7 168 (9.38%) CSS3
8 166 (9.27%) jQuery
9 165 (9.21%) XML
10 164 (9.16%) Spring
11 145 (8.10%) RESTful
12 141 (7.87%) LAMP
13 128 (7.15%) JSON
14 121 (6.76%) J2EE
15 95 (5.30%) AngularJS
16 85 (4.75%) Ajax
17 83 (4.63%) SOAP
18 82 (4.58%) Hibernate
19 81 (4.52%) Ruby on Rails
20 59 (3.29%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 84 (4.69%) Computer Science
2 73 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 64 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (2.96%) User Experience
5 37 (2.07%) Data Structures
5 37 (2.07%) Algorithms
6 31 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 23 (1.28%) GIS
9 22 (1.23%) Clustering
10 21 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.17%) Mathematics
11 19 (1.06%) Wiki
12 18 (1.01%) Data Integration
12 18 (1.01%) Social Media
13 14 (0.78%) Visualisation
13 14 (0.78%) NHS
13 14 (0.78%) Taxonomies
14 13 (0.73%) Derivative
15 12 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 666 (37.19%) Linux
2 207 (11.56%) UNIX
3 120 (6.70%) Windows
4 98 (5.47%) CentOS
5 68 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (3.63%) Ubuntu
7 46 (2.57%) Apple iOS
8 39 (2.18%) Android
9 33 (1.84%) Solaris
10 26 (1.45%) Debian
11 24 (1.34%) AIX
12 15 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.78%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.78%) VME
14 13 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.56%) Windows 7
15 10 (0.56%) MVS
15 10 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1067 (59.58%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (25.46%) TDD
3 411 (22.95%) Scrum
4 334 (18.65%) Continuous Integration
5 280 (15.63%) BDD
6 266 (14.85%) DevOps
7 216 (12.06%) OO
8 179 (9.99%) Configuration Management
9 141 (7.87%) MVC
10 125 (6.98%) Project Management
11 123 (6.87%) SOA
12 119 (6.64%) Software Engineering
13 116 (6.48%) Pair Programming
14 115 (6.42%) Kanban
15 107 (5.97%) E-Commerce
16 105 (5.86%) Mentoring
17 103 (5.75%) Test Automation
18 99 (5.53%) Web Development
19 92 (5.14%) Unit Testing
20 89 (4.97%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 706 (39.42%) Java
2 426 (23.79%) JavaScript
3 357 (19.93%) PHP
4 342 (19.10%) Ruby
5 287 (16.02%) SQL
6 278 (15.52%) Python
7 156 (8.71%) Scala
8 148 (8.26%) C#
9 102 (5.70%) C++
10 101 (5.64%) Perl
11 65 (3.63%) Bash Shell
12 48 (2.68%) Shell Script
13 35 (1.95%) Groovy
13 35 (1.95%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.68%) PowerShell
15 27 (1.51%) C
16 19 (1.06%) Tcl
16 19 (1.06%) Clojure
17 13 (0.73%) R
17 13 (0.73%) sed
Qualifications
1 159 (8.88%) Degree
2 147 (8.21%) Security Cleared
3 85 (4.75%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.12%) DV Cleared
4 20 (1.12%) CISSP
5 18 (1.01%) ISEB
6 13 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.39%) BC Cleared
9 7 (0.39%) RHCE
9 7 (0.39%) CCNA
10 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.34%) CCNP
11 5 (0.28%) MCSE
11 5 (0.28%) CCIE
12 4 (0.22%) CCSP
12 4 (0.22%) OCPJP
12 4 (0.22%) CEH
12 4 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (10.50%) QA
2 11 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.39%) SLA
4 5 (0.28%) SNOMED CT
4 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.22%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.056%) JTAG
System Software
1 69 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (2.12%) vCloud
3 21 (1.17%) Varnish
4 18 (1.01%) KVM
4 18 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 15 (0.84%) Snort
6 13 (0.73%) NFS
7 11 (0.61%) Xen
7 11 (0.61%) VirtualBox
8 10 (0.56%) XenServer
9 9 (0.50%) Hyper-V
9 9 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.50%) vSphere
9 9 (0.50%) Docker
10 7 (0.39%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.34%) Squid
12 4 (0.22%) Nmap
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 315 (17.59%) Puppet
2 196 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (5.03%) Nagios
4 52 (2.90%) Vagrant
5 31 (1.73%) Kibana
6 29 (1.62%) Graylog2
7 27 (1.51%) Ansible
8 25 (1.40%) ZABBIX
9 24 (1.34%) Cacti
10 20 (1.12%) Zenoss
10 20 (1.12%) Oozie
11 19 (1.06%) Salt
12 13 (0.73%) logstash
12 13 (0.73%) OpenSSO
13 11 (0.61%) YUM
14 9 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.39%) Cobbler
15 7 (0.39%) HAProxy
15 7 (0.39%) Icinga
16 6 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 185 (10.33%) Oracle
2 166 (9.27%) Red Hat
3 160 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 112 (6.25%) VMware
5 66 (3.69%) Zend
6 54 (3.02%) IBM
7 38 (2.12%) SAP
7 38 (2.12%) Google
8 32 (1.79%) Cisco
9 22 (1.23%) Adobe
9 22 (1.23%) SaltStack
10 21 (1.17%) Percona
10 21 (1.17%) Rackspace
10 21 (1.17%) Siebel
11 19 (1.06%) Perforce
11 19 (1.06%) Splunk
12 17 (0.95%) Sun
12 17 (0.95%) HP
13 16 (0.89%) EMC
13 16 (0.89%) Atlassian
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