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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 121 182 228
Rank change year-on-year
+61 +46
Contract jobs citing Open Source 917 553 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.73% 1.15% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.58% 3.59% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 400 263
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
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
16422 15385 15284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.01% 32.13% 30.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10474 9830 9143
Average daily rate £418 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 637 740
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 31 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 31 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 +49 516 £425 - 158
South East +40 124 £350 +16.66% 52
South West +33 78 £550 +57.14% 31
North West +23 67 £388 +6.89% 13
North East -2 37 £486 +102.60% 6
East of England -4 37 £400 +14.28% 23
West Midlands +13 27 £385 +18.46% 9
East Midlands +15 21 £400 +40.96% 4
Yorkshire -16 10 £375 +25.83% 19
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 1046 (59.23%) Agile Software Development
2 675 (38.22%) Java
3 666 (37.71%) Linux
4 459 (25.99%) TDD
5 425 (24.07%) JavaScript
6 403 (22.82%) Scrum
7 386 (21.86%) HTML
8 365 (20.67%) PHP
9 360 (20.39%) Web Services
10 333 (18.86%) Ruby
11 331 (18.74%) CSS
12 328 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
13 308 (17.44%) MySQL
14 297 (16.82%) Puppet
15 285 (16.14%) BDD
15 285 (16.14%) SQL
16 280 (15.86%) Python
17 262 (14.84%) Apache
18 255 (14.44%) Jenkins
19 248 (14.04%) DevOps
20 247 (13.99%) Git (software)
21 243 (13.76%) HTML5
22 233 (13.19%) NoSQL
23 228 (12.91%) OO
24 196 (11.10%) UNIX
25 192 (10.87%) Finance
26 188 (10.65%) Opscode Chef
27 187 (10.59%) QA
28 186 (10.53%) MongoDB
29 181 (10.25%) Selenium

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 262 (14.84%) Apache
2 130 (7.36%) Tomcat
3 103 (5.83%) Node.js
4 75 (4.25%) Drupal
5 60 (3.40%) CMS
6 55 (3.11%) nginx
6 55 (3.11%) Elasticsearch
7 47 (2.66%) Apache Solr
8 41 (2.32%) OpenStack
9 36 (2.04%) Confluence
10 30 (1.70%) WordPress
11 28 (1.59%) JBoss
12 27 (1.53%) IIS
13 24 (1.36%) Apache Pig
14 23 (1.30%) SharePoint
15 22 (1.25%) WebLogic
16 21 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
17 16 (0.91%) MS Exchange
18 15 (0.85%) Alfresco
19 14 (0.79%) Jetty
Applications
1 59 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.57%) MS Office
3 7 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.34%) MS Project
5 5 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
8 1 (0.057%) InDesign
8 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) FastStats
8 1 (0.057%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 11 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.45%) Magento
3 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.17%) Summit
4 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.11%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.057%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.057%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.057%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.057%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.057%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.057%) Cordys
6 1 (0.057%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 100 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (4.47%) Amazon EC2
3 54 (3.06%) Amazon S3
4 50 (2.83%) SaaS
5 40 (2.27%) GitHub
6 36 (2.04%) PaaS
7 24 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (0.85%) IaaS
9 12 (0.68%) Google Apps
10 10 (0.57%) Joyent
10 10 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.51%) Route 53
11 9 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.34%) Google App Engine
13 4 (0.23%) Heroku
14 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (6.57%) HTTP
2 112 (6.34%) Internet
3 73 (4.13%) SSL
4 72 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 53 (3.00%) DNS
6 50 (2.83%) Firewall
7 24 (1.36%) SAN
7 24 (1.36%) DHCP
7 24 (1.36%) WAN
8 22 (1.25%) LAN
8 22 (1.25%) OpenLDAP
9 18 (1.02%) LDAP
10 17 (0.96%) SMTP
10 17 (0.96%) VPN
11 16 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (0.79%) AMQP
13 10 (0.57%) Network Security
14 9 (0.51%) BGP
14 9 (0.51%) SNMP
14 9 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (17.44%) MySQL
2 233 (13.19%) NoSQL
3 186 (10.53%) MongoDB
4 133 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
5 100 (5.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 99 (5.61%) Big Data
7 90 (5.10%) SQL Server
8 87 (4.93%) Relational Database
9 84 (4.76%) Hadoop
10 72 (4.08%) Redis
11 58 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
12 40 (2.27%) Oracle Database
13 36 (2.04%) Apache Hive
14 30 (1.70%) HBase
15 29 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
16 26 (1.47%) RDBMS
17 18 (1.02%) DB2
18 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
19 12 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 12 (0.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 255 (14.44%) Jenkins
2 247 (13.99%) Git (software)
3 181 (10.25%) Selenium
4 152 (8.61%) Cucumber
5 150 (8.49%) Maven
6 114 (6.46%) Subversion
7 102 (5.78%) JIRA
8 62 (3.51%) JUnit
9 52 (2.94%) JMeter
10 51 (2.89%) WebDriver
11 48 (2.72%) WATIR
12 44 (2.49%) Eclipse
13 41 (2.32%) Hudson
14 38 (2.15%) Mockito
15 34 (1.93%) SpecFlow
15 34 (1.93%) QuickTest Pro
16 33 (1.87%) PHPUnit
17 30 (1.70%) FitNesse
18 29 (1.64%) Visual Studio
19 27 (1.53%) TeamCity
General
1 192 (10.87%) Finance
2 66 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 51 (2.89%) Banking
4 41 (2.32%) Marketing
5 27 (1.53%) Retail
6 23 (1.30%) Publishing
7 21 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.13%) Front Office
9 19 (1.08%) Back Office
10 16 (0.91%) Games
11 13 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.62%) Advertising
13 9 (0.51%) Electronics
13 9 (0.51%) Legal
14 6 (0.34%) German Language
14 6 (0.34%) Law
15 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.28%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.28%) Local Government
16 4 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 714 (40.43%) Developer
2 260 (14.72%) Architect
3 189 (10.70%) Java Developer
4 133 (7.53%) Analyst
5 126 (7.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 107 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 93 (5.27%) Technical Architect
8 87 (4.93%) PHP Developer
9 79 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
10 61 (3.45%) Web Developer
11 59 (3.34%) Front-End Developer
12 58 (3.28%) Business Analyst
12 58 (3.28%) Tester
13 51 (2.89%) JavaScript Developer
14 44 (2.49%) Software Engineer
15 42 (2.38%) Consultant
16 39 (2.21%) Test Analyst
17 35 (1.98%) Digital Architect
18 33 (1.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 33 (1.87%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (21.86%) HTML
2 360 (20.39%) Web Services
3 331 (18.74%) CSS
4 243 (13.76%) HTML5
5 178 (10.08%) CSS3
6 171 (9.68%) REST
7 167 (9.46%) jQuery
8 164 (9.29%) XML
9 162 (9.17%) Spring
10 159 (9.00%) .NET
11 144 (8.15%) LAMP
12 143 (8.10%) RESTful
13 135 (7.64%) JSON
14 108 (6.12%) J2EE
15 88 (4.98%) Ruby on Rails
16 87 (4.93%) AngularJS
17 80 (4.53%) Ajax
18 78 (4.42%) SOAP
19 75 (4.25%) Hibernate
20 53 (3.00%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 90 (5.10%) Computer Science
2 69 (3.91%) Mobile App
3 66 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (3.28%) User Experience
5 40 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 34 (1.93%) Algorithms
7 24 (1.36%) Mathematics
8 23 (1.30%) GIS
8 23 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.19%) Clustering
10 19 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 18 (1.02%) Wiki
12 16 (0.91%) Derivative
12 16 (0.91%) Social Media
13 14 (0.79%) Taxonomies
13 14 (0.79%) Visualisation
14 13 (0.74%) Data Integration
14 13 (0.74%) NHS
15 12 (0.68%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 666 (37.71%) Linux
2 196 (11.10%) UNIX
3 113 (6.40%) Windows
4 94 (5.32%) CentOS
5 61 (3.45%) Ubuntu
6 60 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (2.83%) Apple iOS
8 44 (2.49%) Android
9 27 (1.53%) Solaris
10 25 (1.42%) Debian
11 17 (0.96%) AIX
12 14 (0.79%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.79%) VME
13 11 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.57%) MVS
15 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.40%) zOS
17 6 (0.34%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1046 (59.23%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (25.99%) TDD
3 403 (22.82%) Scrum
4 328 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
5 285 (16.14%) BDD
6 248 (14.04%) DevOps
7 228 (12.91%) OO
8 173 (9.80%) Configuration Management
9 140 (7.93%) MVC
10 121 (6.85%) Software Engineering
11 120 (6.80%) SOA
12 118 (6.68%) Project Management
13 114 (6.46%) E-Commerce
14 113 (6.40%) Pair Programming
15 110 (6.23%) Kanban
16 99 (5.61%) Test Automation
17 95 (5.38%) Mentoring
18 94 (5.32%) Web Development
18 94 (5.32%) Automated Testing
19 92 (5.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 675 (38.22%) Java
2 425 (24.07%) JavaScript
3 365 (20.67%) PHP
4 333 (18.86%) Ruby
5 285 (16.14%) SQL
6 280 (15.86%) Python
7 148 (8.38%) C#
8 145 (8.21%) Scala
9 107 (6.06%) C++
10 103 (5.83%) Perl
11 71 (4.02%) Bash Shell
12 49 (2.77%) Shell Script
13 37 (2.10%) Groovy
14 36 (2.04%) C
15 29 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 28 (1.59%) PowerShell
17 23 (1.30%) Tcl
18 17 (0.96%) Clojure
19 14 (0.79%) R
20 13 (0.74%) sed
Qualifications
1 158 (8.95%) Degree
2 131 (7.42%) Security Cleared
3 82 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.36%) CISSP
5 20 (1.13%) ISEB
6 11 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 11 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (0.45%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.40%) CCNP
9 6 (0.34%) BC Cleared
9 6 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.28%) CCNA
10 5 (0.28%) CCIE
11 4 (0.23%) CCSP
11 4 (0.23%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.23%) CEH
11 4 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.23%) RHCE
12 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (10.59%) QA
2 15 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.40%) SLA
4 5 (0.28%) SNOMED CT
5 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.057%) JTAG
System Software
1 66 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (1.93%) vCloud
3 20 (1.13%) Varnish
4 19 (1.08%) Snort
5 17 (0.96%) KVM
6 16 (0.91%) Active Directory
7 10 (0.57%) Xen
7 10 (0.57%) XenServer
7 10 (0.57%) NFS
8 9 (0.51%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.45%) vSphere
9 8 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.45%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.34%) Docker
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.23%) Nmap
13 4 (0.23%) Apache Flume
13 4 (0.23%) HDFS
14 3 (0.17%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 297 (16.82%) Puppet
2 188 (10.65%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (4.93%) Nagios
4 52 (2.94%) Vagrant
5 27 (1.53%) Kibana
5 27 (1.53%) Graylog2
6 25 (1.42%) Cacti
7 23 (1.30%) ZABBIX
8 20 (1.13%) Oozie
9 19 (1.08%) Ansible
10 18 (1.02%) Salt
10 18 (1.02%) Zenoss
11 17 (0.96%) OpenSSO
12 12 (0.68%) YUM
13 10 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.57%) logstash
14 7 (0.40%) Cobbler
15 6 (0.34%) Nessus
15 6 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (0.34%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 180 (10.19%) Oracle
2 153 (8.66%) Red Hat
3 150 (8.49%) Microsoft
4 105 (5.95%) VMware
5 65 (3.68%) Zend
6 51 (2.89%) IBM
7 41 (2.32%) Google
8 38 (2.15%) SAP
9 31 (1.76%) Cisco
10 24 (1.36%) Adobe
11 23 (1.30%) Siebel
12 22 (1.25%) Percona
13 21 (1.19%) SaltStack
14 19 (1.08%) Rackspace
14 19 (1.08%) HP
15 17 (0.96%) Sun
15 17 (0.96%) Perforce
15 17 (0.96%) Splunk
16 16 (0.91%) EMC
17 15 (0.85%) Citrix
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 51 minutes ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Jumar
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £365 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £290 - £365 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TRG
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day call for details
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Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Capgemini UK
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago