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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 128 188 220
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +32
Contract jobs citing Open Source 922 556 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.74% 1.16% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.57% 3.60% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 404 275
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
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
16559 15425 15918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.18% 32.14% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10463 9852 9532
Average daily rate £423 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 607 771
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 October 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 October 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
(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 +36 514 £425 - 161
South East +36 123 £350 +7.69% 52
South West +26 80 £550 +51.72% 22
North West +21 61 £425 +25.92% 27
North East 0 42 £475 +97.91% 12
East of England -2 38 £400 +14.28% 22
West Midlands +13 32 £385 +18.46% 14
East Midlands +16 19 £395 +24.40% 4
Yorkshire -12 12 £350 +16.66% 9
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1019 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 669 (38.21%) Java
3 649 (37.06%) Linux
4 446 (25.47%) TDD
5 410 (23.42%) JavaScript
6 394 (22.50%) Scrum
7 377 (21.53%) HTML
8 366 (20.90%) PHP
9 351 (20.05%) Web Services
10 324 (18.50%) Ruby
11 323 (18.45%) CSS
12 312 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
13 303 (17.30%) MySQL
14 289 (16.50%) Puppet
15 284 (16.22%) SQL
16 282 (16.11%) BDD
17 273 (15.59%) Python
18 259 (14.79%) Apache
19 249 (14.22%) Jenkins
20 245 (13.99%) DevOps
21 235 (13.42%) HTML5
22 233 (13.31%) Git (software)
23 227 (12.96%) NoSQL
24 217 (12.39%) OO
25 196 (11.19%) Finance
26 193 (11.02%) UNIX
27 185 (10.57%) Oracle
28 182 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
29 181 (10.34%) MongoDB
30 180 (10.28%) QA

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 259 (14.79%) Apache
2 125 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 99 (5.65%) Node.js
4 75 (4.28%) Drupal
5 64 (3.66%) CMS
6 53 (3.03%) nginx
6 53 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
7 46 (2.63%) Apache Solr
8 40 (2.28%) OpenStack
9 32 (1.83%) Confluence
10 31 (1.77%) WordPress
11 29 (1.66%) JBoss
12 28 (1.60%) IIS
13 23 (1.31%) SharePoint
13 23 (1.31%) Apache Pig
14 22 (1.26%) WebLogic
15 21 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
16 19 (1.09%) MS Exchange
17 17 (0.97%) Alfresco
18 15 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.57%) MS Office
3 6 (0.34%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.34%) MS Project
4 5 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.11%) SPSS
6 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) FastStats
7 1 (0.057%) GIMP
7 1 (0.057%) InDesign
7 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.46%) Magento
3 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.17%) Summit
5 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.057%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.057%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.057%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.057%) Cordys
6 1 (0.057%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.057%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.057%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 101 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (4.63%) Amazon EC2
3 55 (3.14%) Amazon S3
4 53 (3.03%) SaaS
5 40 (2.28%) PaaS
6 38 (2.17%) GitHub
7 24 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (1.03%) IaaS
9 12 (0.69%) Google Apps
9 12 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.63%) Joyent
10 11 (0.63%) Route 53
10 11 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (0.40%) Google App Engine
12 4 (0.23%) Heroku
13 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 112 (6.40%) HTTP
2 111 (6.34%) Internet
3 70 (4.00%) SSL
4 67 (3.83%) TCP/IP
5 57 (3.26%) DNS
6 50 (2.86%) Firewall
7 27 (1.54%) DHCP
7 27 (1.54%) WAN
8 26 (1.48%) SAN
9 25 (1.43%) LAN
10 22 (1.26%) OpenLDAP
11 20 (1.14%) LDAP
11 20 (1.14%) SMTP
12 17 (0.97%) VPN
13 14 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (0.63%) SNMP
14 11 (0.63%) AMQP
15 10 (0.57%) SSH
16 9 (0.51%) Network Security
16 9 (0.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (17.30%) MySQL
2 227 (12.96%) NoSQL
3 181 (10.34%) MongoDB
4 132 (7.54%) PostgreSQL
5 98 (5.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 95 (5.43%) Big Data
7 85 (4.85%) SQL Server
8 82 (4.68%) Relational Database
9 80 (4.57%) Hadoop
10 68 (3.88%) Redis
11 56 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
12 38 (2.17%) Oracle Database
13 33 (1.88%) Apache Hive
14 27 (1.54%) HBase
15 26 (1.48%) RDBMS
15 26 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
16 18 (1.03%) DB2
17 13 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
18 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 12 (0.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 249 (14.22%) Jenkins
2 233 (13.31%) Git (software)
3 176 (10.05%) Selenium
4 151 (8.62%) Cucumber
5 150 (8.57%) Maven
6 112 (6.40%) Subversion
7 97 (5.54%) JIRA
8 59 (3.37%) JUnit
9 52 (2.97%) JMeter
10 50 (2.86%) WebDriver
11 49 (2.80%) WATIR
12 44 (2.51%) Eclipse
13 42 (2.40%) Hudson
14 34 (1.94%) Mockito
15 33 (1.88%) QuickTest Pro
16 31 (1.77%) PHPUnit
16 31 (1.77%) SpecFlow
17 30 (1.71%) FitNesse
18 27 (1.54%) TeamCity
19 26 (1.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 196 (11.19%) Finance
2 64 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 52 (2.97%) Banking
4 43 (2.46%) Marketing
5 27 (1.54%) Retail
6 22 (1.26%) Publishing
6 22 (1.26%) Front Office
7 21 (1.20%) Back Office
8 20 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 15 (0.86%) Games
10 13 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.57%) Advertising
12 9 (0.51%) Electronics
13 8 (0.46%) Legal
14 6 (0.34%) German Language
14 6 (0.34%) Law
15 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.29%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.29%) Local Government
16 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 712 (40.66%) Developer
2 254 (14.51%) Architect
3 192 (10.97%) Java Developer
4 128 (7.31%) Analyst
5 123 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 100 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 91 (5.20%) Technical Architect
8 84 (4.80%) PHP Developer
9 78 (4.45%) Solutions Architect
10 59 (3.37%) Front-End Developer
11 58 (3.31%) Web Developer
11 58 (3.31%) Tester
12 56 (3.20%) Business Analyst
13 50 (2.86%) JavaScript Developer
14 45 (2.57%) Software Engineer
15 44 (2.51%) Consultant
16 38 (2.17%) Test Analyst
17 34 (1.94%) Digital Architect
18 33 (1.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
18 33 (1.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (21.53%) HTML
2 351 (20.05%) Web Services
3 323 (18.45%) CSS
4 235 (13.42%) HTML5
5 171 (9.77%) CSS3
6 166 (9.48%) XML
7 164 (9.37%) REST
8 163 (9.31%) Spring
9 157 (8.97%) jQuery
10 152 (8.68%) .NET
11 142 (8.11%) LAMP
12 134 (7.65%) RESTful
13 133 (7.60%) JSON
14 110 (6.28%) J2EE
15 86 (4.91%) Ruby on Rails
16 83 (4.74%) AngularJS
17 78 (4.45%) SOAP
18 74 (4.23%) Hibernate
19 73 (4.17%) Ajax
20 50 (2.86%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 90 (5.14%) Computer Science
2 73 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 60 (3.43%) User Experience
5 40 (2.28%) Data Structures
6 32 (1.83%) Algorithms
7 27 (1.54%) Mathematics
8 26 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.37%) GIS
10 23 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.03%) Derivative
12 18 (1.03%) Wiki
13 17 (0.97%) Clustering
14 16 (0.91%) Social Media
15 14 (0.80%) Taxonomies
15 14 (0.80%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.69%) Data Integration
16 12 (0.69%) Reference Data
17 11 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 649 (37.06%) Linux
2 193 (11.02%) UNIX
3 118 (6.74%) Windows
4 95 (5.43%) CentOS
5 63 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (3.31%) Ubuntu
7 50 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 47 (2.68%) Android
9 27 (1.54%) Solaris
10 24 (1.37%) Debian
11 16 (0.91%) AIX
12 14 (0.80%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.80%) VME
13 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.57%) MVS
14 10 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.40%) zOS
17 6 (0.34%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1019 (58.20%) Agile Software Development
2 446 (25.47%) TDD
3 394 (22.50%) Scrum
4 312 (17.82%) Continuous Integration
5 282 (16.11%) BDD
6 245 (13.99%) DevOps
7 217 (12.39%) OO
8 169 (9.65%) Configuration Management
9 137 (7.82%) MVC
10 122 (6.97%) Software Engineering
11 117 (6.68%) Project Management
11 117 (6.68%) E-Commerce
11 117 (6.68%) SOA
12 110 (6.28%) Pair Programming
13 107 (6.11%) Kanban
14 99 (5.65%) Test Automation
15 95 (5.43%) Automated Testing
16 94 (5.37%) Unit Testing
17 93 (5.31%) Mentoring
18 91 (5.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 669 (38.21%) Java
2 410 (23.42%) JavaScript
3 366 (20.90%) PHP
4 324 (18.50%) Ruby
5 284 (16.22%) SQL
6 273 (15.59%) Python
7 144 (8.22%) Scala
8 137 (7.82%) C#
9 107 (6.11%) C++
10 103 (5.88%) Perl
11 69 (3.94%) Bash Shell
12 46 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 38 (2.17%) Groovy
13 38 (2.17%) C
14 27 (1.54%) PowerShell
15 26 (1.48%) Tcl
15 26 (1.48%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.09%) Clojure
17 13 (0.74%) R
18 11 (0.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 150 (8.57%) Degree
2 136 (7.77%) Security Cleared
3 84 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.37%) CISSP
5 19 (1.09%) ISEB
6 11 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.40%) CCNP
10 6 (0.34%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.29%) CCIE
12 4 (0.23%) CCSP
12 4 (0.23%) CCNA
12 4 (0.23%) OCPJP
12 4 (0.23%) CEH
12 4 (0.23%) RHCE
12 4 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (10.28%) QA
2 15 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.40%) SLA
4 5 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.057%) JTAG
System Software
1 67 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (1.88%) vCloud
3 19 (1.09%) Snort
4 18 (1.03%) Varnish
5 17 (0.97%) Active Directory
6 16 (0.91%) KVM
7 10 (0.57%) XenServer
7 10 (0.57%) NFS
7 10 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.51%) Xen
9 8 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.46%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.40%) vSphere
11 5 (0.29%) Docker
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.23%) Nmap
13 3 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.17%) RHEV
13 3 (0.17%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 289 (16.50%) Puppet
2 182 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (4.85%) Nagios
4 53 (3.03%) Vagrant
5 27 (1.54%) Graylog2
6 25 (1.43%) Cacti
7 24 (1.37%) Kibana
8 22 (1.26%) ZABBIX
9 20 (1.14%) OpenSSO
10 18 (1.03%) Zenoss
10 18 (1.03%) Oozie
11 17 (0.97%) Salt
12 16 (0.91%) Ansible
13 12 (0.69%) YUM
14 10 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.40%) Cobbler
15 7 (0.40%) logstash
16 6 (0.34%) Nessus
16 6 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 5 (0.29%) Icinga
Vendors
1 185 (10.57%) Oracle
2 154 (8.79%) Red Hat
3 149 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 104 (5.94%) VMware
5 62 (3.54%) Zend
6 49 (2.80%) IBM
7 43 (2.46%) Google
8 40 (2.28%) SAP
9 34 (1.94%) Cisco
10 24 (1.37%) Siebel
11 23 (1.31%) HP
12 22 (1.26%) Percona
13 21 (1.20%) Adobe
14 20 (1.14%) SaltStack
15 19 (1.09%) Rackspace
16 17 (0.97%) Sun
16 17 (0.97%) Perforce
16 17 (0.97%) Splunk
17 16 (0.91%) EMC
17 16 (0.91%) Citrix
London
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £373 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £100 - £220 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Thinking Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £475 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Keene and Lord
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago