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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 130 158 191
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +33
Contract jobs citing Open Source 784 600 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.66% 1.32% 1.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.46% 4.18% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 433 304
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
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
14367 14360 12509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.51% 31.49% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8927 8927 7649
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 586 687
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.72 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 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
(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 -26 352 £475 +5.55% 192
South East +61 133 £414 +10.33% 82
Yorkshire +27 63 £325 -3.20% 28
South West +18 63 £380 +16.92% 34
North West +25 62 £450 +28.57% 27
West Midlands +27 47 £400 -5.88% 24
East of England +19 32 £400 -8.57% 22
East Midlands +28 31 £375 -21.05% 10
North East +7 10 £363 +35.51% 5
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1002 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 685 (40.92%) Java
3 593 (35.42%) Linux
4 391 (23.36%) Web Services
5 372 (22.22%) TDD
6 359 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
7 354 (21.15%) Scrum
8 351 (20.97%) Ruby
9 325 (19.41%) Puppet
10 323 (19.30%) Python
11 317 (18.94%) DevOps
12 298 (17.80%) JavaScript
13 293 (17.50%) HTML
14 261 (15.59%) MySQL
14 261 (15.59%) CSS
15 259 (15.47%) MongoDB
16 246 (14.70%) Configuration Management
17 245 (14.64%) Git (software)
18 243 (14.52%) SQL
19 240 (14.34%) PHP
20 232 (13.86%) Apache
20 232 (13.86%) Jenkins
21 216 (12.90%) .NET
22 212 (12.66%) Opscode Chef
23 211 (12.60%) BDD
24 210 (12.54%) NoSQL
25 198 (11.83%) Security Cleared
26 184 (10.99%) UNIX
27 176 (10.51%) Selenium
28 170 (10.16%) OO

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 232 (13.86%) Apache
2 126 (7.53%) Tomcat
3 74 (4.42%) Node.js
4 71 (4.24%) OpenStack
5 68 (4.06%) Confluence
6 64 (3.82%) JBoss
7 52 (3.11%) Drupal
8 49 (2.93%) CMS
9 48 (2.87%) nginx
10 44 (2.63%) WebLogic
11 37 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
12 36 (2.15%) WebSphere
13 28 (1.67%) Apache Solr
14 27 (1.61%) Mule
15 25 (1.49%) IIS
16 21 (1.25%) SharePoint
17 19 (1.14%) SAS
17 19 (1.14%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.96%) Apache Spark
19 15 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.54%) MS Project
3 8 (0.48%) MS Office
3 8 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.060%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.060%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) Magento
2 12 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.48%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.060%) Summit
5 1 (0.060%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 66 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
3 51 (3.05%) GitHub
4 43 (2.57%) SaaS
5 32 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (1.79%) Amazon S3
7 26 (1.55%) PaaS
8 22 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.66%) Google App Engine
10 11 (0.66%) Joyent
11 8 (0.48%) IaaS
12 6 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.36%) Route 53
13 5 (0.30%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.30%) Google Apps
14 4 (0.24%) Heroku
15 1 (0.060%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.060%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 138 (8.24%) HTTP
2 97 (5.79%) TCP/IP
3 92 (5.50%) SSL
4 86 (5.14%) Internet
5 63 (3.76%) DNS
6 41 (2.45%) Firewall
7 32 (1.91%) DHCP
8 30 (1.79%) FTP
9 29 (1.73%) AMQP
10 27 (1.61%) IPsec
11 26 (1.55%) SAN
12 19 (1.14%) LDAP
13 15 (0.90%) HTTPS
14 12 (0.72%) VPN
14 12 (0.72%) WAN
14 12 (0.72%) LAN
15 10 (0.60%) VoIP
16 9 (0.54%) Network Security
16 9 (0.54%) Reverse Proxy
17 8 (0.48%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (15.59%) MySQL
2 259 (15.47%) MongoDB
3 210 (12.54%) NoSQL
4 146 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
5 120 (7.17%) Hadoop
6 112 (6.69%) Relational Database
7 102 (6.09%) SQL Server
8 88 (5.26%) Big Data
9 66 (3.94%) Apache Cassandra
10 62 (3.70%) Oracle Database
11 44 (2.63%) Redis
12 43 (2.57%) RDBMS
13 39 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
14 29 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
14 29 (1.73%) Apache Hive
15 28 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
16 26 (1.55%) HBase
17 21 (1.25%) Data Mining
18 16 (0.96%) CouchDB
19 15 (0.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 245 (14.64%) Git (software)
2 232 (13.86%) Jenkins
3 176 (10.51%) Selenium
4 160 (9.56%) Subversion
5 156 (9.32%) Cucumber
6 145 (8.66%) Maven
7 124 (7.41%) JIRA
8 93 (5.56%) JUnit
9 52 (3.11%) Eclipse
10 49 (2.93%) WATIR
11 48 (2.87%) QuickTest Pro
12 40 (2.39%) Visual Studio
13 39 (2.33%) Hudson
14 38 (2.27%) Sahi
15 37 (2.21%) SpecFlow
16 35 (2.09%) WebDriver
16 35 (2.09%) PHPUnit
16 35 (2.09%) Mockito
17 32 (1.91%) Ant
18 23 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 153 (9.14%) Finance
2 53 (3.17%) Banking
3 47 (2.81%) Retail
4 33 (1.97%) Marketing
5 24 (1.43%) Publishing
5 24 (1.43%) Games
5 24 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 23 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.37%) Law
7 17 (1.02%) Legal
8 16 (0.96%) Front Office
9 13 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.60%) Electronics
11 5 (0.30%) Back Office
12 4 (0.24%) German Language
12 4 (0.24%) Local Government
12 4 (0.24%) Advertising
12 4 (0.24%) Military
13 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.12%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 582 (34.77%) Developer
2 281 (16.79%) Architect
3 170 (10.16%) Java Developer
4 154 (9.20%) Analyst
5 126 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 98 (5.85%) Senior Developer
7 84 (5.02%) Business Analyst
8 76 (4.54%) Solutions Architect
9 68 (4.06%) PHP Developer
10 65 (3.88%) Technical Architect
11 51 (3.05%) Administrator
12 42 (2.51%) Agile Business Analyst
13 40 (2.39%) Web Developer
14 38 (2.27%) Tester
15 36 (2.15%) Lead Architect
15 36 (2.15%) Consultant
16 35 (2.09%) C# Developer
16 35 (2.09%) Digital Architect
17 30 (1.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 29 (1.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (23.36%) Web Services
2 293 (17.50%) HTML
3 261 (15.59%) CSS
4 216 (12.90%) .NET
5 160 (9.56%) REST
6 151 (9.02%) HTML5
7 147 (8.78%) XML
8 143 (8.54%) jQuery
9 141 (8.42%) Spring
10 134 (8.00%) RESTful
11 125 (7.47%) J2EE
12 115 (6.87%) SOAP
13 114 (6.81%) JSON
14 101 (6.03%) CSS3
15 91 (5.44%) LAMP
16 81 (4.84%) AngularJS
17 80 (4.78%) Hibernate
18 68 (4.06%) Ajax
19 64 (3.82%) Java EE
20 61 (3.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 82 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.58%) Computer Science
3 49 (2.93%) User Experience
4 46 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 35 (2.09%) Clustering
6 31 (1.85%) Visualisation
7 26 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.31%) Social Media
10 19 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 18 (1.08%) Data Integration
11 18 (1.08%) N-Tier
12 16 (0.96%) GIS
13 14 (0.84%) Mathematics
14 13 (0.78%) Taxonomies
14 13 (0.78%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.72%) Digital Media
15 12 (0.72%) Online Games
16 11 (0.66%) NHS
17 10 (0.60%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 593 (35.42%) Linux
2 184 (10.99%) UNIX
3 147 (8.78%) Windows
4 79 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (4.06%) CentOS
6 65 (3.88%) Ubuntu
7 38 (2.27%) Solaris
8 32 (1.91%) Apple iOS
9 24 (1.43%) Android
9 24 (1.43%) AIX
10 22 (1.31%) Debian
11 19 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 16 (0.96%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (0.54%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.54%) Mac OS X Server
16 8 (0.48%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1002 (59.86%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (22.22%) TDD
3 359 (21.45%) Continuous Integration
4 354 (21.15%) Scrum
5 317 (18.94%) DevOps
6 246 (14.70%) Configuration Management
7 211 (12.60%) BDD
8 170 (10.16%) OO
9 150 (8.96%) Project Management
10 109 (6.51%) SOA
11 102 (6.09%) MVC
11 102 (6.09%) Kanban
12 93 (5.56%) E-Commerce
12 93 (5.56%) Automated Testing
13 92 (5.50%) Web Development
14 85 (5.08%) Software Engineering
15 83 (4.96%) Test Automation
16 81 (4.84%) Mentoring
16 81 (4.84%) Waterfall
17 78 (4.66%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 685 (40.92%) Java
2 351 (20.97%) Ruby
3 323 (19.30%) Python
4 298 (17.80%) JavaScript
5 243 (14.52%) SQL
6 240 (14.34%) PHP
7 141 (8.42%) C#
8 117 (6.99%) Scala
9 100 (5.97%) Perl
10 83 (4.96%) Bash Shell
11 59 (3.52%) C++
12 57 (3.41%) Shell Script
13 42 (2.51%) PL/SQL
14 40 (2.39%) PowerShell
15 35 (2.09%) C
16 28 (1.67%) R
17 25 (1.49%) VB
18 21 (1.25%) Clojure
19 19 (1.14%) Groovy
20 18 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 198 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 138 (8.24%) Degree
3 99 (5.91%) SC Cleared
4 61 (3.64%) DV Cleared
5 27 (1.61%) VCP4
6 19 (1.14%) ISEB
7 14 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.60%) RHCE
9 9 (0.54%) CCNA
10 8 (0.48%) RHCSA
11 7 (0.42%) RHCA
12 6 (0.36%) BC Cleared
12 6 (0.36%) MCSE
12 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.30%) CCNP
13 5 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.24%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.18%) PMP
15 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (9.86%) QA
2 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.24%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.18%) BS25999
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.060%) SLA
6 1 (0.060%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 75 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.91%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.67%) Docker
4 27 (1.61%) KVM
5 25 (1.49%) vCloud
6 23 (1.37%) Varnish
7 18 (1.08%) HDFS
8 17 (1.02%) NFS
8 17 (1.02%) Xen
9 15 (0.90%) QEMU
10 12 (0.72%) Hyper-V
11 11 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (0.66%) Squid
11 11 (0.66%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.54%) Samba
12 9 (0.54%) VirtualBox
13 8 (0.48%) vSphere
14 4 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.24%) XenApp
14 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 325 (19.41%) Puppet
2 212 (12.66%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (4.96%) Nagios
4 45 (2.69%) Ansible
5 41 (2.45%) Vagrant
6 29 (1.73%) Graylog
7 28 (1.67%) Salt
8 27 (1.61%) Kibana
9 23 (1.37%) Graphite
10 21 (1.25%) ZABBIX
11 17 (1.02%) Cacti
12 15 (0.90%) Zenoss
13 13 (0.78%) logstash
13 13 (0.78%) Oozie
14 12 (0.72%) SCCM
15 11 (0.66%) Tivoli
15 11 (0.66%) Icinga
16 9 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 9 (0.54%) WSUS
17 8 (0.48%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 163 (9.74%) Oracle
2 143 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 131 (7.83%) VMware
4 130 (7.77%) Red Hat
5 38 (2.27%) Zend
6 35 (2.09%) Google
7 30 (1.79%) Adobe
7 30 (1.79%) Cisco
8 27 (1.61%) Rackspace
9 26 (1.55%) IBM
10 25 (1.49%) Atlassian
10 25 (1.49%) Splunk
11 20 (1.19%) Informatica
12 18 (1.08%) New Relic
12 18 (1.08%) SAP
12 18 (1.08%) HP
13 17 (1.02%) Perforce
13 17 (1.02%) Akamai
14 16 (0.96%) DigitalOcean
15 15 (0.90%) NetApp
Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 360-£375/Day
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day based on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago