The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 139 142 189
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +47
Contract jobs citing Open Source 789 750 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.63% 1.56% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.06% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 518 331
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 12
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
Open Source
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37468 36365 32009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.34% 75.51% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24275 23338 19645
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 1095 995
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.43% -11.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.63 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 May 2015.

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 -21 385 £500 +11.11% 200
North West +17 78 £400 -5.88% 21
South East -10 76 £349 +3.33% 54
Yorkshire +11 55 £358 +5.06% 16
West Midlands +31 54 £400 +12.28% 19
North East +15 51 £375 +24.48% 12
South West +11 50 £468 +13.33% 25
East Midlands +22 34 £500 +70.21% 4
East of England +3 27 £400 -5.88% 23
Midlands +4 3 £563 +221.42%
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 920 (57.18%) Agile Software Development
2 702 (43.63%) Java
3 578 (35.92%) Linux
4 371 (23.06%) Continuous Integration
5 369 (22.93%) Web Services
6 324 (20.14%) TDD
7 318 (19.76%) Python
8 310 (19.27%) Ruby
9 303 (18.83%) Scrum
10 300 (18.65%) Puppet
11 291 (18.09%) DevOps
12 288 (17.90%) JavaScript
13 285 (17.71%) HTML
14 284 (17.65%) Configuration Management
15 261 (16.22%) MongoDB
16 250 (15.54%) CSS
17 244 (15.16%) SQL
18 242 (15.04%) MySQL
19 219 (13.61%) Opscode Chef
20 216 (13.42%) Jenkins
21 215 (13.36%) Git (software)
22 201 (12.49%) Finance
23 198 (12.31%) NoSQL
24 195 (12.12%) .NET
25 194 (12.06%) Oracle
25 194 (12.06%) Security Cleared
26 183 (11.37%) Microsoft
27 182 (11.31%) Apache
28 180 (11.19%) UNIX
29 170 (10.57%) PHP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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
1 182 (11.31%) Apache
2 115 (7.15%) Tomcat
3 68 (4.23%) JBoss
4 67 (4.16%) OpenStack
4 67 (4.16%) Confluence
5 64 (3.98%) Node.js
6 59 (3.67%) WebLogic
7 53 (3.29%) WebSphere
8 44 (2.73%) nginx
9 42 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
10 37 (2.30%) CMS
11 29 (1.80%) Drupal
11 29 (1.80%) Mule
12 26 (1.62%) IIS
13 24 (1.49%) Mule ESB
14 22 (1.37%) SAS
14 22 (1.37%) Jetty
15 21 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
16 20 (1.24%) GlassFish
17 18 (1.12%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 54 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.56%) MS Project
2 9 (0.56%) MS Office
3 7 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.062%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.062%) InDesign
6 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.93%) Magento
2 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.062%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.062%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.062%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 140 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 48 (2.98%) PaaS
4 47 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (2.49%) SaaS
6 39 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
7 34 (2.11%) GitHub
8 19 (1.18%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (1.06%) Google App Engine
10 14 (0.87%) IaaS
11 12 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.56%) Google Analytics
12 9 (0.56%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.37%) Route 53
14 6 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.31%) Heroku
15 5 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 2 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 170 (10.57%) HTTP
2 136 (8.45%) TCP/IP
3 121 (7.52%) SSL
4 87 (5.41%) Internet
5 73 (4.54%) DNS
6 57 (3.54%) Firewall
7 54 (3.36%) DHCP
8 46 (2.86%) IPsec
9 35 (2.18%) FTP
10 29 (1.80%) VPN
10 29 (1.80%) LDAP
11 20 (1.24%) SAN
12 16 (0.99%) Unified Communications
13 15 (0.93%) AMQP
13 15 (0.93%) Converged Networks
14 14 (0.87%) Network Security
15 12 (0.75%) HTTPS
16 11 (0.68%) LAN
16 11 (0.68%) WAN
17 10 (0.62%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (16.22%) MongoDB
2 242 (15.04%) MySQL
3 198 (12.31%) NoSQL
4 142 (8.83%) PostgreSQL
5 138 (8.58%) Big Data
6 133 (8.27%) Relational Database
7 123 (7.64%) SQL Server
8 118 (7.33%) Hadoop
9 59 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
10 57 (3.54%) Oracle Database
11 54 (3.36%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
13 30 (1.86%) Redis
14 25 (1.55%) Data Mining
15 24 (1.49%) HBase
16 23 (1.43%) DB2
17 19 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
19 15 (0.93%) Apache Hive
20 14 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 216 (13.42%) Jenkins
2 215 (13.36%) Git (software)
3 160 (9.94%) Subversion
4 144 (8.95%) Selenium
5 128 (7.96%) Maven
6 116 (7.21%) Cucumber
7 108 (6.71%) JIRA
8 91 (5.66%) JUnit
9 58 (3.60%) Ant
10 43 (2.67%) Mercurial
11 36 (2.24%) Eclipse
12 35 (2.18%) Gradle
13 34 (2.11%) WebDriver
14 27 (1.68%) SpecFlow
15 26 (1.62%) WATIR
16 25 (1.55%) TeamCity
16 25 (1.55%) Capybara
17 23 (1.43%) IntelliJ
18 22 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
18 22 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 201 (12.49%) Finance
2 53 (3.29%) Retail
3 44 (2.73%) Banking
4 32 (1.99%) Marketing
5 23 (1.43%) Legal
5 23 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.43%) Games
6 21 (1.31%) Publishing
6 21 (1.31%) Front Office
6 21 (1.31%) Law
7 19 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.56%) Local Government
8 9 (0.56%) Electronics
9 7 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.25%) Back Office
10 4 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.25%) Billing
11 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.19%) Advertising
11 3 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 527 (32.75%) Developer
2 294 (18.27%) Architect
3 158 (9.82%) Java Developer
4 156 (9.70%) Analyst
5 112 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 88 (5.47%) Technical Architect
7 84 (5.22%) Business Analyst
8 68 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 64 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
10 54 (3.36%) Administrator
11 41 (2.55%) Consultant
12 37 (2.30%) Agile Business Analyst
12 37 (2.30%) PHP Developer
13 33 (2.05%) Tester
14 31 (1.93%) Web Developer
15 29 (1.80%) Senior Java Developer
16 27 (1.68%) Lead Architect
16 27 (1.68%) Test Analyst
16 27 (1.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 26 (1.62%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 369 (22.93%) Web Services
2 285 (17.71%) HTML
3 250 (15.54%) CSS
4 195 (12.12%) .NET
5 160 (9.94%) RESTful
6 157 (9.76%) Spring
7 134 (8.33%) HTML5
8 131 (8.14%) J2EE
9 130 (8.08%) XML
10 122 (7.58%) REST
11 119 (7.40%) JSON
12 101 (6.28%) jQuery
13 96 (5.97%) AngularJS
14 95 (5.90%) SOAP
15 93 (5.78%) CSS3
16 91 (5.66%) Hibernate
17 70 (4.35%) Middleware
18 69 (4.29%) JMS
19 60 (3.73%) Ajax
20 59 (3.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 100 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.10%) User Experience
3 66 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 62 (3.85%) Visualisation
5 53 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.11%) Data Centre
7 29 (1.80%) Clustering
7 29 (1.80%) N-Tier
7 29 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.06%) Data Integration
10 14 (0.87%) Private Cloud
11 13 (0.81%) Mathematics
12 12 (0.75%) Social Media
13 11 (0.68%) Digital Media
13 11 (0.68%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.62%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.62%) Streaming Video
14 10 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 578 (35.92%) Linux
2 180 (11.19%) UNIX
3 145 (9.01%) Windows
4 92 (5.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (3.23%) CentOS
6 49 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 45 (2.80%) Android
8 40 (2.49%) Ubuntu
9 37 (2.30%) Solaris
10 17 (1.06%) SUSE
10 17 (1.06%) AIX
11 13 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 10 (0.62%) Windows 7
14 9 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
14 9 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 8 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.44%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 920 (57.18%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (23.06%) Continuous Integration
3 324 (20.14%) TDD
4 303 (18.83%) Scrum
5 291 (18.09%) DevOps
6 284 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 170 (10.57%) BDD
8 145 (9.01%) Project Management
9 127 (7.89%) OO
10 116 (7.21%) SOA
11 110 (6.84%) Web Development
12 104 (6.46%) Analytics
13 96 (5.97%) Waterfall
13 96 (5.97%) MVC
14 93 (5.78%) Software Engineering
15 89 (5.53%) Automated Testing
16 80 (4.97%) E-Commerce
17 79 (4.91%) SDLC
18 74 (4.60%) Test Automation
19 70 (4.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 702 (43.63%) Java
2 318 (19.76%) Python
3 310 (19.27%) Ruby
4 288 (17.90%) JavaScript
5 244 (15.16%) SQL
6 170 (10.57%) PHP
7 117 (7.27%) C#
8 101 (6.28%) Perl
9 93 (5.78%) Scala
10 88 (5.47%) Bash Shell
11 55 (3.42%) C++
12 45 (2.80%) C
13 42 (2.61%) Shell Script
14 38 (2.36%) PL/SQL
15 31 (1.93%) PowerShell
16 29 (1.80%) Groovy
17 24 (1.49%) R
18 23 (1.43%) Go
19 17 (1.06%) VB.NET
20 16 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 194 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 110 (6.84%) Degree
3 100 (6.22%) SC Cleared
4 47 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.68%) ISEB
6 9 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.44%) CCNP
8 6 (0.37%) RHCE
9 5 (0.31%) OCPJP
9 5 (0.31%) CISSP
9 5 (0.31%) CCNA
10 4 (0.25%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.25%) RHCA
11 3 (0.19%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.19%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.19%) CEH
11 3 (0.19%) CCIE
11 3 (0.19%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.19%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (8.20%) QA
2 16 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.37%) BS25999
4 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 38 (2.36%) Docker
4 31 (1.93%) KVM
5 28 (1.74%) QEMU
6 21 (1.31%) vCloud
7 16 (0.99%) Xen
8 14 (0.87%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.81%) HDFS
10 9 (0.56%) Squid
10 9 (0.56%) Samba
10 9 (0.56%) NFS
10 9 (0.56%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.50%) Firmware
12 7 (0.44%) Varnish
13 6 (0.37%) vSphere
13 6 (0.37%) XenServer
14 5 (0.31%) Shibboleth
14 5 (0.31%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.31%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 300 (18.65%) Puppet
2 219 (13.61%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (4.47%) Ansible
4 52 (3.23%) Salt
5 50 (3.11%) Nagios
6 36 (2.24%) Vagrant
7 26 (1.62%) Kibana
8 25 (1.55%) ZABBIX
9 23 (1.43%) Graylog
10 20 (1.24%) Cacti
11 13 (0.81%) HAProxy
11 13 (0.81%) logstash
11 13 (0.81%) Rundeck
12 12 (0.75%) CloudHub
13 11 (0.68%) Graphite
14 10 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (0.56%) WSUS
15 9 (0.56%) Tivoli
16 7 (0.44%) Zenoss
16 7 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 194 (12.06%) Oracle
2 183 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 140 (8.70%) VMware
4 126 (7.83%) Red Hat
5 38 (2.36%) Google
6 37 (2.30%) Cisco
7 30 (1.86%) IBM
8 28 (1.74%) Informatica
8 28 (1.74%) Splunk
9 27 (1.68%) Atlassian
10 25 (1.55%) Adobe
11 24 (1.49%) Citrix
12 21 (1.31%) SAP
12 21 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 20 (1.24%) Apple
13 20 (1.24%) Business Objects
13 20 (1.24%) Tableau
14 19 (1.18%) HP
14 19 (1.18%) New Relic
15 18 (1.12%) Akamai
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £302 - £400 per day + excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago