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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 116 185 224
Rank change year-on-year
+69 +39
Contract jobs citing Open Source 936 544 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.83% 1.13% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.03% 4.25% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 388 278
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 13
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 £40.02 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.73 £50.25 £53.50
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
13306 12787 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.00% 26.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8068 8002 8055
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 545 721
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +59 518 £425 - 198
South East +41 123 £408 +14.78% 36
South West +18 73 £488 +25.80% 34
North West +43 68 £429 +31.92% 27
East of England -15 41 £400 -3.61% 18
Yorkshire +6 25 £456 +48.37% 15
West Midlands +4 25 £331 +10.41% 11
North East +1 24 £350 -29.29% 7
East Midlands +10 16 £338 +12.50% 11
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 630 (37.61%) Java
2 571 (34.09%) Linux
3 495 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 391 (23.34%) TDD
5 380 (22.69%) JavaScript
6 377 (22.51%) Scrum
7 353 (21.07%) HTML
8 325 (19.40%) PHP
9 309 (18.45%) Web Services
10 306 (18.27%) CSS
11 297 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
12 290 (17.31%) Ruby
13 289 (17.25%) SQL
14 265 (15.82%) BDD
15 261 (15.58%) MySQL
16 245 (14.63%) Puppet
17 240 (14.33%) Python
18 239 (14.27%) HTML5
19 228 (13.61%) Apache
19 228 (13.61%) DevOps
20 227 (13.55%) Jenkins
21 210 (12.54%) OO
22 205 (12.24%) Oracle
23 204 (12.18%) Finance
24 188 (11.22%) NoSQL
25 185 (11.04%) CSS3
26 181 (10.81%) Git (software)
27 171 (10.21%) jQuery
28 170 (10.15%) QA
29 169 (10.09%) Configuration Management

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 228 (13.61%) Apache
2 124 (7.40%) Tomcat
3 109 (6.51%) Node.js
4 89 (5.31%) CMS
5 69 (4.12%) Drupal
6 51 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
7 46 (2.75%) nginx
8 33 (1.97%) WordPress
9 30 (1.79%) OpenStack
10 29 (1.73%) IIS
11 26 (1.55%) Apache Solr
12 25 (1.49%) SharePoint
13 24 (1.43%) WebSphere
14 23 (1.37%) WebLogic
15 22 (1.31%) MS Exchange
16 20 (1.19%) Confluence
16 20 (1.19%) Jetty
17 19 (1.13%) Alfresco
18 18 (1.07%) Apache Pig
19 15 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 54 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.60%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.48%) MS Office
3 8 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.24%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.18%) SPSS
5 3 (0.18%) MS Project
5 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.060%) InDesign
7 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.060%) FastStats
7 1 (0.060%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) Magento
2 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.18%) Summit
3 3 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.12%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.060%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.060%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.060%) Tridion
5 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.060%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.060%) Cordys
5 1 (0.060%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 103 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (4.66%) Amazon EC2
3 61 (3.64%) Amazon S3
4 55 (3.28%) SaaS
5 47 (2.81%) PaaS
6 29 (1.73%) GitHub
7 24 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (1.25%) Route 53
8 21 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
9 16 (0.96%) IaaS
10 14 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.54%) Google Apps
11 9 (0.54%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
13 3 (0.18%) Heroku
13 3 (0.18%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.060%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.060%) Joyent
14 1 (0.060%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 110 (6.57%) HTTP
2 93 (5.55%) Internet
3 77 (4.60%) DNS
4 72 (4.30%) TCP/IP
4 72 (4.30%) SSL
5 65 (3.88%) Firewall
6 44 (2.63%) DHCP
7 32 (1.91%) WAN
8 29 (1.73%) LAN
9 27 (1.61%) LDAP
9 27 (1.61%) SMTP
10 25 (1.49%) SAN
11 24 (1.43%) SNMP
12 23 (1.37%) OpenLDAP
13 22 (1.31%) SSH
13 22 (1.31%) VPN
14 13 (0.78%) IPsec
15 12 (0.72%) Network Security
15 12 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (0.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (15.58%) MySQL
2 188 (11.22%) NoSQL
3 129 (7.70%) MongoDB
4 109 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
5 104 (6.21%) Big Data
6 83 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 73 (4.36%) SQL Server
8 69 (4.12%) Hadoop
9 66 (3.94%) Relational Database
10 61 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
11 49 (2.93%) Redis
12 35 (2.09%) Oracle Database
13 34 (2.03%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.37%) Apache Hive
15 22 (1.31%) HBase
16 16 (0.96%) DB2
17 15 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (0.66%) Data Mining
19 10 (0.60%) CouchDB
19 10 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 227 (13.55%) Jenkins
2 181 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 165 (9.85%) Selenium
4 154 (9.19%) Maven
5 137 (8.18%) Cucumber
6 87 (5.19%) Subversion
7 69 (4.12%) JIRA
8 58 (3.46%) JUnit
9 55 (3.28%) WebDriver
10 49 (2.93%) JMeter
11 48 (2.87%) Hudson
12 47 (2.81%) WATIR
13 37 (2.21%) Eclipse
14 32 (1.91%) Grunt
14 32 (1.91%) QuickTest Pro
15 27 (1.61%) FitNesse
16 24 (1.43%) Ant
17 22 (1.31%) Sahi
17 22 (1.31%) SpecFlow
18 21 (1.25%) Mockito
General
1 204 (12.18%) Finance
2 58 (3.46%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.09%) Back Office
4 33 (1.97%) Front Office
4 33 (1.97%) Banking
5 32 (1.91%) Marketing
6 28 (1.67%) Retail
7 25 (1.49%) Publishing
8 17 (1.01%) Games
9 12 (0.72%) Advertising
10 11 (0.66%) Law
11 9 (0.54%) Legal
11 9 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.36%) Electronics
14 5 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.30%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.24%) German Language
15 4 (0.24%) Local Government
15 4 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 689 (41.13%) Developer
2 214 (12.78%) Architect
3 186 (11.10%) Java Developer
4 122 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 118 (7.04%) Analyst
6 89 (5.31%) Senior Developer
7 80 (4.78%) PHP Developer
8 71 (4.24%) Technical Architect
8 71 (4.24%) Front-End Developer
9 64 (3.82%) Web Developer
9 64 (3.82%) Tester
10 56 (3.34%) JavaScript Developer
11 51 (3.04%) Consultant
12 50 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
13 47 (2.81%) Software Engineer
14 46 (2.75%) Test Analyst
15 45 (2.69%) Business Analyst
16 41 (2.45%) Enterprise Architect
17 38 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails Developer
18 37 (2.21%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (21.07%) HTML
2 309 (18.45%) Web Services
3 306 (18.27%) CSS
4 239 (14.27%) HTML5
5 185 (11.04%) CSS3
6 171 (10.21%) jQuery
7 157 (9.37%) XML
7 157 (9.37%) REST
8 150 (8.96%) Spring
9 131 (7.82%) JSON
10 123 (7.34%) .NET
11 107 (6.39%) RESTful
12 105 (6.27%) LAMP
13 91 (5.43%) AngularJS
14 86 (5.13%) Ruby on Rails
15 82 (4.90%) J2EE
16 76 (4.54%) Ajax
17 70 (4.18%) SOAP
18 68 (4.06%) Middleware
19 66 (3.94%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 78 (4.66%) Computer Science
2 70 (4.18%) Mobile App
3 28 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 26 (1.55%) Mathematics
4 26 (1.55%) GIS
5 23 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
6 21 (1.25%) Derivative
7 20 (1.19%) Visualisation
8 18 (1.07%) Wiki
9 17 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 16 (0.96%) Clustering
10 16 (0.96%) Digital Media
11 12 (0.72%) Reference Data
11 12 (0.72%) Data Integration
11 12 (0.72%) Social Media
11 12 (0.72%) Statistics
12 11 (0.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 10 (0.60%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.54%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.48%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 571 (34.09%) Linux
2 162 (9.67%) UNIX
3 116 (6.93%) Windows
4 91 (5.43%) CentOS
5 64 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (3.22%) Apple iOS
7 53 (3.16%) Android
8 37 (2.21%) Ubuntu
9 31 (1.85%) Solaris
10 21 (1.25%) AIX
10 21 (1.25%) VME
11 14 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (0.60%) MVS
12 10 (0.60%) Debian
13 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.36%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (23.34%) TDD
3 377 (22.51%) Scrum
4 297 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
5 265 (15.82%) BDD
6 228 (13.61%) DevOps
7 210 (12.54%) OO
8 169 (10.09%) Configuration Management
9 126 (7.52%) MVC
10 116 (6.93%) Software Engineering
10 116 (6.93%) Project Management
11 103 (6.15%) Test Automation
12 98 (5.85%) SOA
13 93 (5.55%) E-Commerce
14 91 (5.43%) Pair Programming
15 90 (5.37%) Web Development
16 88 (5.25%) Unit Testing
17 85 (5.07%) Kanban
18 74 (4.42%) Analytics
19 71 (4.24%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 630 (37.61%) Java
2 380 (22.69%) JavaScript
3 325 (19.40%) PHP
4 290 (17.31%) Ruby
5 289 (17.25%) SQL
6 240 (14.33%) Python
7 130 (7.76%) Scala
8 122 (7.28%) C#
9 111 (6.63%) C++
10 109 (6.51%) Perl
11 76 (4.54%) Bash Shell
12 44 (2.63%) C
13 38 (2.27%) Groovy
14 33 (1.97%) Shell Script
15 28 (1.67%) Tcl
16 16 (0.96%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.84%) PHP5
17 14 (0.84%) Clojure
18 13 (0.78%) sed
18 13 (0.78%) AWK
Qualifications
1 152 (9.07%) Security Cleared
2 117 (6.99%) Degree
3 110 (6.57%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.49%) ISEB
5 24 (1.43%) CISSP
6 13 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
7 8 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.36%) CCNP
9 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.30%) IBM AIX Certification
9 5 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.24%) CEH
10 4 (0.24%) OCPJP
10 4 (0.24%) MCSE
10 4 (0.24%) CCIE
10 4 (0.24%) CCSP
11 3 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (10.15%) QA
2 15 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.48%) SNOMED CT
4 7 (0.42%) SLA
4 7 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.12%) WCAG
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9002
9 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.060%) JTAG
System Software
1 61 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (1.67%) vCloud
3 23 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 17 (1.01%) Snort
5 11 (0.66%) KVM
6 9 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.54%) NFS
7 8 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.42%) Xen
8 7 (0.42%) XenServer
9 6 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.36%) vSphere
9 6 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (0.36%) VirtualBox
10 5 (0.30%) GPFS
10 5 (0.30%) Shibboleth
11 4 (0.24%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.24%) Squid
11 4 (0.24%) Nmap
11 4 (0.24%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 245 (14.63%) Puppet
2 134 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 61 (3.64%) Nagios
3 61 (3.64%) Vagrant
4 24 (1.43%) Cacti
5 23 (1.37%) OpenSSO
6 21 (1.25%) Salt
7 17 (1.01%) ZABBIX
8 16 (0.96%) Ansible
9 14 (0.84%) Graylog2
10 13 (0.78%) Kibana
11 12 (0.72%) Zenoss
11 12 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.66%) Oozie
12 11 (0.66%) YUM
13 10 (0.60%) Foglight
14 7 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (0.36%) Nessus
15 6 (0.36%) Backup Exec
15 6 (0.36%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 205 (12.24%) Oracle
2 151 (9.01%) Red Hat
3 130 (7.76%) Microsoft
4 89 (5.31%) VMware
5 54 (3.22%) IBM
6 51 (3.04%) Zend
7 41 (2.45%) Cisco
8 40 (2.39%) Google
9 37 (2.21%) SAP
10 36 (2.15%) JBoss
11 30 (1.79%) HP
12 24 (1.43%) Siebel
13 22 (1.31%) Citrix
13 22 (1.31%) Percona
14 20 (1.19%) Adobe
14 20 (1.19%) RightScale
15 19 (1.13%) SaltStack
16 17 (1.01%) EMC
16 17 (1.01%) Atlassian
17 15 (0.90%) Sun
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Middlesex
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyne and Wear
The Curve Group
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago