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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 119 191 226
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +35
Contract jobs citing Open Source 904 530 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.79% 1.12% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.85% 3.54% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 386 230
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.51% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +19.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%
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
15460 14991 13695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.65% 31.74% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10102 9480 8215
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 629 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +20 430 £425 - 121
South East +85 146 £350 +14.28% 64
South West +26 69 £450 +33.33% 35
West Midlands +34 60 £418 +28.61% 13
Yorkshire +27 56 £513 +93.39% 11
North West +16 54 £425 +19.29% 18
North East - 47 £475 - 5
East of England -24 22 £444 +61.36% 19
East Midlands +11 20 £388 +55.00%
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1050 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (38.17%) Java
3 657 (36.50%) Linux
4 393 (21.83%) TDD
5 389 (21.61%) JavaScript
6 388 (21.56%) Web Services
6 388 (21.56%) Scrum
7 345 (19.17%) HTML
8 343 (19.06%) Ruby
9 333 (18.50%) PHP
10 327 (18.17%) Continuous Integration
11 326 (18.11%) Puppet
12 298 (16.56%) MySQL
13 294 (16.33%) CSS
14 293 (16.28%) DevOps
15 279 (15.50%) SQL
16 278 (15.44%) Git (software)
17 276 (15.33%) Python
18 272 (15.11%) Jenkins
19 256 (14.22%) Apache
20 230 (12.78%) BDD
21 212 (11.78%) Opscode Chef
22 211 (11.72%) UNIX
23 209 (11.61%) OO
23 209 (11.61%) MongoDB
24 203 (11.28%) .NET
24 203 (11.28%) HTML5
25 201 (11.17%) Oracle
26 200 (11.11%) NoSQL
27 188 (10.44%) Configuration Management

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 256 (14.22%) Apache
2 148 (8.22%) Tomcat
3 85 (4.72%) Node.js
4 80 (4.44%) Drupal
5 66 (3.67%) OpenStack
6 62 (3.44%) CMS
7 56 (3.11%) JBoss
8 55 (3.06%) nginx
9 51 (2.83%) Confluence
10 48 (2.67%) Apache Solr
11 44 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
12 34 (1.89%) WebLogic
13 28 (1.56%) SharePoint
14 25 (1.39%) WebSphere
15 24 (1.33%) WordPress
16 23 (1.28%) IIS
17 18 (1.00%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
19 15 (0.83%) Jetty
19 15 (0.83%) Mule
Applications
1 51 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.72%) MS Office
3 7 (0.39%) MS Project
4 6 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.056%) FastStats
8 1 (0.056%) GIMP
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.056%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Magento
1 11 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.17%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.11%) Summit
4 1 (0.056%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.056%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.056%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.056%) Cordys
4 1 (0.056%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.056%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.056%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.056%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 103 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 48 (2.67%) Amazon S3
4 43 (2.39%) GitHub
5 41 (2.28%) SaaS
6 30 (1.67%) PaaS
7 22 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.78%) IaaS
10 13 (0.72%) Google Apps
11 11 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.61%) Joyent
12 9 (0.50%) Google App Engine
13 8 (0.44%) Route 53
13 8 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.33%) Heroku
15 5 (0.28%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.17%) CloudBees
17 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (6.50%) HTTP
2 108 (6.00%) Internet
3 79 (4.39%) SSL
4 72 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 54 (3.00%) DNS
6 47 (2.61%) Firewall
7 28 (1.56%) LDAP
8 25 (1.39%) SAN
9 22 (1.22%) AMQP
10 21 (1.17%) WAN
11 20 (1.11%) DHCP
12 19 (1.06%) LAN
13 14 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (0.72%) VPN
15 12 (0.67%) SMTP
15 12 (0.67%) VoIP
16 11 (0.61%) OpenLDAP
17 10 (0.56%) Intranet
17 10 (0.56%) FTP
18 8 (0.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (16.56%) MySQL
2 209 (11.61%) MongoDB
3 200 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 120 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 109 (6.06%) SQL Server
6 103 (5.72%) Hadoop
7 97 (5.39%) Big Data
8 82 (4.56%) Relational Database
9 78 (4.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 64 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
11 55 (3.06%) Redis
12 47 (2.61%) Oracle Database
13 36 (2.00%) Apache Hive
14 31 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 25 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
16 21 (1.17%) HBase
17 19 (1.06%) CouchDB
18 16 (0.89%) RDBMS
19 15 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 14 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 278 (15.44%) Git (software)
2 272 (15.11%) Jenkins
3 176 (9.78%) Selenium
4 166 (9.22%) Maven
5 147 (8.17%) Subversion
6 140 (7.78%) Cucumber
7 125 (6.94%) JIRA
8 84 (4.67%) JUnit
9 55 (3.06%) Hudson
10 54 (3.00%) WATIR
11 48 (2.67%) Eclipse
12 46 (2.56%) WebDriver
13 43 (2.39%) QuickTest Pro
14 39 (2.17%) Mockito
14 39 (2.17%) JMeter
15 38 (2.11%) Visual Studio
16 36 (2.00%) PHPUnit
17 34 (1.89%) Sahi
17 34 (1.89%) SpecFlow
18 28 (1.56%) TeamCity
General
1 188 (10.44%) Finance
2 50 (2.78%) Banking
3 49 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.17%) Marketing
5 25 (1.39%) Law
6 24 (1.33%) Retail
6 24 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.06%) Games
8 18 (1.00%) Publishing
9 17 (0.94%) Legal
10 15 (0.83%) Front Office
11 12 (0.67%) Back Office
11 12 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.50%) Advertising
12 9 (0.50%) Electronics
13 4 (0.22%) Military
13 4 (0.22%) Local Government
14 3 (0.17%) German Language
14 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 658 (36.56%) Developer
2 279 (15.50%) Architect
3 170 (9.44%) Java Developer
4 147 (8.17%) Analyst
5 123 (6.83%) DevOps Engineer
6 112 (6.22%) Senior Developer
7 94 (5.22%) PHP Developer
8 87 (4.83%) Business Analyst
9 76 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
10 67 (3.72%) Technical Architect
11 55 (3.06%) Web Developer
12 53 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
13 46 (2.56%) Tester
14 44 (2.44%) Digital Architect
15 42 (2.33%) Agile Business Analyst
16 41 (2.28%) Consultant
17 40 (2.22%) Software Engineer
18 34 (1.89%) Project Manager
19 33 (1.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
20 31 (1.72%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (21.56%) Web Services
2 345 (19.17%) HTML
3 294 (16.33%) CSS
4 203 (11.28%) .NET
4 203 (11.28%) HTML5
5 171 (9.50%) REST
6 165 (9.17%) jQuery
7 162 (9.00%) XML
8 149 (8.28%) Spring
9 142 (7.89%) LAMP
10 136 (7.56%) CSS3
11 133 (7.39%) RESTful
12 128 (7.11%) J2EE
13 112 (6.22%) JSON
14 91 (5.06%) AngularJS
15 89 (4.94%) SOAP
16 77 (4.28%) Hibernate
17 70 (3.89%) Ajax
18 62 (3.44%) Ruby on Rails
19 51 (2.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 76 (4.22%) Computer Science
2 71 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.72%) Mobile App
4 59 (3.28%) User Experience
5 36 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 32 (1.78%) Data Structures
7 30 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.61%) Clustering
9 26 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.17%) Mathematics
11 19 (1.06%) Social Media
11 19 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.00%) GIS
13 16 (0.89%) Visualisation
13 16 (0.89%) Data Integration
14 15 (0.83%) Taxonomies
14 15 (0.83%) N-Tier
15 14 (0.78%) Digital Media
16 13 (0.72%) Derivative
17 11 (0.61%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 657 (36.50%) Linux
2 211 (11.72%) UNIX
3 139 (7.72%) Windows
4 97 (5.39%) CentOS
5 77 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (3.72%) Ubuntu
7 38 (2.11%) Solaris
8 37 (2.06%) Apple iOS
9 31 (1.72%) AIX
9 31 (1.72%) Android
10 27 (1.50%) Debian
11 19 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 15 (0.83%) Windows 7
15 14 (0.78%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.56%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.56%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1050 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (21.83%) TDD
3 388 (21.56%) Scrum
4 327 (18.17%) Continuous Integration
5 293 (16.28%) DevOps
6 230 (12.78%) BDD
7 209 (11.61%) OO
8 188 (10.44%) Configuration Management
9 171 (9.50%) Project Management
10 128 (7.11%) MVC
11 115 (6.39%) SOA
12 113 (6.28%) Software Engineering
13 108 (6.00%) Kanban
14 104 (5.78%) Pair Programming
15 100 (5.56%) E-Commerce
16 96 (5.33%) Mentoring
17 87 (4.83%) Test Automation
18 83 (4.61%) Web Development
19 80 (4.44%) Waterfall
20 79 (4.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 687 (38.17%) Java
2 389 (21.61%) JavaScript
3 343 (19.06%) Ruby
4 333 (18.50%) PHP
5 279 (15.50%) SQL
6 276 (15.33%) Python
7 143 (7.94%) C#
8 127 (7.06%) Scala
9 107 (5.94%) Perl
10 92 (5.11%) C++
11 66 (3.67%) Bash Shell
12 52 (2.89%) Shell Script
13 41 (2.28%) PL/SQL
14 39 (2.17%) PowerShell
15 38 (2.11%) C
16 24 (1.33%) VB
17 23 (1.28%) Groovy
18 17 (0.94%) Clojure
18 17 (0.94%) T-SQL
19 16 (0.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 187 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 154 (8.56%) Degree
3 93 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 49 (2.72%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.06%) ISEB
6 18 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (0.67%) RHCE
8 11 (0.61%) CCNA
9 10 (0.56%) CISSP
9 10 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.44%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.44%) RHCSA
11 7 (0.39%) RHCA
11 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.39%) CCNP
12 6 (0.33%) CCIE
12 6 (0.33%) MCSE
12 6 (0.33%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.22%) CCSP
13 4 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (10.39%) QA
2 4 (0.22%) SLA
2 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.11%) BS25999
System Software
1 65 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (2.00%) vCloud
3 23 (1.28%) Varnish
4 22 (1.22%) Active Directory
5 17 (0.94%) KVM
6 16 (0.89%) NFS
7 13 (0.72%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.67%) Xen
9 11 (0.61%) Docker
9 11 (0.61%) vSphere
9 11 (0.61%) Squid
10 10 (0.56%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.50%) HDFS
11 9 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.50%) XenServer
12 8 (0.44%) Snort
12 8 (0.44%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.22%) Nmap
15 3 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 326 (18.11%) Puppet
2 212 (11.78%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (5.28%) Nagios
4 50 (2.78%) Vagrant
5 32 (1.78%) Ansible
6 31 (1.72%) Kibana
7 29 (1.61%) Graylog2
8 27 (1.50%) Graphite
9 26 (1.44%) ZABBIX
10 23 (1.28%) Cacti
11 20 (1.11%) Zenoss
11 20 (1.11%) Oozie
12 17 (0.94%) Salt
13 13 (0.72%) logstash
14 11 (0.61%) SCCM
14 11 (0.61%) OpenSSO
15 10 (0.56%) yum
16 9 (0.50%) Icinga
16 9 (0.50%) Tivoli
17 8 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 201 (11.17%) Oracle
2 158 (8.78%) Microsoft
3 157 (8.72%) Red Hat
4 116 (6.44%) VMware
5 66 (3.67%) Zend
6 52 (2.89%) IBM
7 40 (2.22%) Google
8 36 (2.00%) Cisco
9 33 (1.83%) SAP
10 30 (1.67%) Rackspace
11 27 (1.50%) Adobe
12 20 (1.11%) Perforce
12 20 (1.11%) Percona
12 20 (1.11%) Splunk
13 19 (1.06%) SaltStack
14 18 (1.00%) Sun
14 18 (1.00%) Atlassian
15 17 (0.94%) HP
16 16 (0.89%) DigitalOcean
17 14 (0.78%) Siebel
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £1,000 to £1,200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago