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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 113 180 224
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +44
Contract jobs citing Open Source 850 521 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.83% 1.18% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.01% 3.76% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 379 246
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
14152 13841 12436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 31.47% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9029 8668 7539
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 752
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.91 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +8 405 £450 - 163
South East +93 141 £425 +15.25% 59
South West +28 72 £400 +23.07% 38
Yorkshire +42 61 £475 +46.15% 16
West Midlands +45 51 £418 +28.61% 10
North West +17 50 £419 +19.64% 15
East of England +6 30 £388 +29.16% 35
East Midlands +27 23 £363 -23.68% 5
North East +6 21 £450 +63.63% 2
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1028 (58.38%) Agile Software Development
2 690 (39.18%) Java
3 634 (36.00%) Linux
4 377 (21.41%) Web Services
5 363 (20.61%) JavaScript
6 362 (20.56%) Scrum
7 356 (20.22%) TDD
8 347 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
9 345 (19.59%) Ruby
10 325 (18.46%) Puppet
11 324 (18.40%) DevOps
12 323 (18.34%) HTML
13 306 (17.38%) PHP
14 289 (16.41%) CSS
15 286 (16.24%) MySQL
16 276 (15.67%) Python
17 268 (15.22%) Apache
18 258 (14.65%) Jenkins
19 253 (14.37%) Git (software)
20 252 (14.31%) SQL
21 239 (13.57%) MongoDB
22 217 (12.32%) Opscode Chef
23 213 (12.10%) Configuration Management
24 208 (11.81%) .NET
25 205 (11.64%) OO
25 205 (11.64%) NoSQL
26 204 (11.58%) BDD
27 202 (11.47%) UNIX
28 195 (11.07%) Security Cleared
29 180 (10.22%) HTML5

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 268 (15.22%) Apache
2 132 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 82 (4.66%) Node.js
4 71 (4.03%) Drupal
5 63 (3.58%) JBoss
6 62 (3.52%) OpenStack
7 59 (3.35%) nginx
8 57 (3.24%) CMS
9 54 (3.07%) Confluence
10 39 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
11 36 (2.04%) Apache Solr
12 33 (1.87%) WebLogic
13 31 (1.76%) WebSphere
14 22 (1.25%) Mule
14 22 (1.25%) IIS
15 21 (1.19%) SharePoint
16 19 (1.08%) Apache Pig
16 19 (1.08%) Apache Spark
17 18 (1.02%) WordPress
18 16 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 43 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.51%) MS Office
3 7 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.34%) MS Project
5 5 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.057%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.057%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 15 (0.85%) Magento
2 12 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) Summit
6 1 (0.057%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.057%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.057%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.057%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.057%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 87 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
3 50 (2.84%) GitHub
4 46 (2.61%) SaaS
5 42 (2.39%) Amazon S3
6 27 (1.53%) PaaS
7 22 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (0.68%) IaaS
9 12 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (0.62%) Joyent
10 11 (0.62%) Google App Engine
11 8 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (0.45%) Route 53
11 8 (0.45%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.28%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.23%) Heroku
14 1 (0.057%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.057%) ElastiCache
14 1 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 139 (7.89%) HTTP
2 103 (5.85%) Internet
3 95 (5.39%) SSL
4 94 (5.34%) TCP/IP
5 65 (3.69%) DNS
6 42 (2.39%) Firewall
7 34 (1.93%) DHCP
8 30 (1.70%) SAN
9 26 (1.48%) LDAP
9 26 (1.48%) FTP
10 24 (1.36%) AMQP
11 23 (1.31%) IPsec
12 18 (1.02%) WAN
13 16 (0.91%) LAN
14 13 (0.74%) HTTPS
15 12 (0.68%) VPN
16 10 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
16 10 (0.57%) VoIP
16 10 (0.57%) Intranet
17 8 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 286 (16.24%) MySQL
2 239 (13.57%) MongoDB
3 205 (11.64%) NoSQL
4 142 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
5 108 (6.13%) Relational Database
6 100 (5.68%) Hadoop
7 99 (5.62%) SQL Server
8 88 (5.00%) Big Data
9 70 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 54 (3.07%) Oracle Database
11 49 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
12 43 (2.44%) Redis
13 35 (1.99%) RDBMS
14 31 (1.76%) Apache Hive
15 29 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
16 25 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (1.25%) HBase
18 16 (0.91%) DB2
19 15 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (0.85%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 258 (14.65%) Jenkins
2 253 (14.37%) Git (software)
3 178 (10.11%) Selenium
4 155 (8.80%) Subversion
5 154 (8.75%) Maven
6 151 (8.57%) Cucumber
7 121 (6.87%) JIRA
8 97 (5.51%) JUnit
9 50 (2.84%) Eclipse
10 49 (2.78%) WATIR
11 48 (2.73%) Hudson
12 43 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
13 41 (2.33%) WebDriver
13 41 (2.33%) Mockito
14 38 (2.16%) SpecFlow
14 38 (2.16%) Visual Studio
15 37 (2.10%) PHPUnit
16 33 (1.87%) Sahi
17 32 (1.82%) JMeter
18 29 (1.65%) Ant
General
1 175 (9.94%) Finance
2 56 (3.18%) Banking
3 38 (2.16%) Marketing
4 34 (1.93%) Retail
5 31 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 26 (1.48%) Law
7 20 (1.14%) Publishing
8 19 (1.08%) Games
9 17 (0.97%) Legal
9 17 (0.97%) Front Office
10 12 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.62%) Back Office
12 9 (0.51%) Electronics
13 5 (0.28%) Advertising
14 4 (0.23%) German Language
14 4 (0.23%) Military
15 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.17%) Local Government
16 2 (0.11%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 614 (34.87%) Developer
2 296 (16.81%) Architect
3 157 (8.92%) Java Developer
4 142 (8.06%) Analyst
5 132 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 106 (6.02%) Senior Developer
7 90 (5.11%) PHP Developer
8 88 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 86 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
10 66 (3.75%) Technical Architect
11 59 (3.35%) Web Developer
12 45 (2.56%) Tester
13 44 (2.50%) Administrator
14 43 (2.44%) Digital Architect
15 42 (2.39%) Agile Business Analyst
16 38 (2.16%) Front-End Developer
17 33 (1.87%) Consultant
17 33 (1.87%) C# Developer
18 32 (1.82%) Software Engineer
19 31 (1.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (21.41%) Web Services
2 323 (18.34%) HTML
3 289 (16.41%) CSS
4 208 (11.81%) .NET
5 180 (10.22%) HTML5
6 174 (9.88%) jQuery
7 161 (9.14%) REST
8 154 (8.75%) XML
9 137 (7.78%) Spring
10 131 (7.44%) LAMP
11 129 (7.33%) J2EE
12 124 (7.04%) RESTful
13 121 (6.87%) CSS3
14 106 (6.02%) JSON
15 95 (5.39%) SOAP
16 93 (5.28%) AngularJS
17 77 (4.37%) Hibernate
18 72 (4.09%) Ajax
19 60 (3.41%) Java EE
19 60 (3.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 80 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 59 (3.35%) User Experience
4 55 (3.12%) Mobile App
5 33 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.70%) Clustering
7 27 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.48%) Algorithms
9 21 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 19 (1.08%) Visualisation
12 18 (1.02%) Mathematics
13 17 (0.97%) GIS
13 17 (0.97%) Social Media
14 16 (0.91%) Taxonomies
14 16 (0.91%) Derivative
15 14 (0.80%) Data Integration
15 14 (0.80%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.74%) Digital Media
17 11 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 634 (36.00%) Linux
2 202 (11.47%) UNIX
3 139 (7.89%) Windows
4 93 (5.28%) CentOS
5 83 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 65 (3.69%) Ubuntu
7 34 (1.93%) Solaris
8 31 (1.76%) Apple iOS
9 30 (1.70%) AIX
10 25 (1.42%) Debian
11 24 (1.36%) Android
12 19 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 17 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (0.97%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.51%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.51%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.51%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1028 (58.38%) Agile Software Development
2 362 (20.56%) Scrum
3 356 (20.22%) TDD
4 347 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
5 324 (18.40%) DevOps
6 213 (12.10%) Configuration Management
7 205 (11.64%) OO
8 204 (11.58%) BDD
9 156 (8.86%) Project Management
10 109 (6.19%) MVC
11 108 (6.13%) SOA
12 100 (5.68%) E-Commerce
13 98 (5.57%) Kanban
13 98 (5.57%) Software Engineering
14 96 (5.45%) Web Development
15 85 (4.83%) Pair Programming
15 85 (4.83%) Waterfall
16 82 (4.66%) Automated Testing
16 82 (4.66%) Mentoring
17 76 (4.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 690 (39.18%) Java
2 363 (20.61%) JavaScript
3 345 (19.59%) Ruby
4 306 (17.38%) PHP
5 276 (15.67%) Python
6 252 (14.31%) SQL
7 146 (8.29%) C#
8 117 (6.64%) Scala
9 106 (6.02%) Perl
10 75 (4.26%) C++
11 73 (4.15%) Bash Shell
12 54 (3.07%) Shell Script
13 39 (2.21%) PowerShell
14 37 (2.10%) PL/SQL
15 33 (1.87%) C
16 24 (1.36%) VB
17 18 (1.02%) ActionScript
17 18 (1.02%) T-SQL
18 17 (0.97%) Clojure
19 15 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 195 (11.07%) Security Cleared
2 146 (8.29%) Degree
3 100 (5.68%) SC Cleared
4 52 (2.95%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.14%) ISEB
6 18 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.62%) RHCE
8 10 (0.57%) CCNA
8 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.45%) CCNP
9 8 (0.45%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.40%) RHCA
11 6 (0.34%) BC Cleared
11 6 (0.34%) MCSE
11 6 (0.34%) CISSP
11 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.34%) CCIE
12 4 (0.23%) CCSP
13 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (9.26%) QA
2 4 (0.23%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.17%) BS25999
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (1.76%) vCloud
3 23 (1.31%) Varnish
4 22 (1.25%) Active Directory
5 19 (1.08%) NFS
6 16 (0.91%) KVM
6 16 (0.91%) HDFS
7 15 (0.85%) Docker
7 15 (0.85%) Xen
8 12 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.62%) Apache Flume
9 11 (0.62%) Squid
9 11 (0.62%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.51%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.51%) vSphere
11 6 (0.34%) Snort
12 5 (0.28%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.23%) XenApp
13 4 (0.23%) XenServer
13 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 325 (18.46%) Puppet
2 217 (12.32%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (5.62%) Nagios
4 51 (2.90%) Vagrant
5 41 (2.33%) Ansible
6 29 (1.65%) Kibana
6 29 (1.65%) Graylog2
7 27 (1.53%) Graphite
8 25 (1.42%) ZABBIX
8 25 (1.42%) Cacti
9 17 (0.97%) Zenoss
10 16 (0.91%) Salt
11 15 (0.85%) Oozie
12 14 (0.80%) logstash
13 12 (0.68%) SCCM
13 12 (0.68%) Icinga
14 10 (0.57%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 8 (0.45%) OpenSSO
17 7 (0.40%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 177 (10.05%) Oracle
2 147 (8.35%) Red Hat
3 145 (8.23%) Microsoft
4 117 (6.64%) VMware
5 51 (2.90%) Zend
6 39 (2.21%) Cisco
7 35 (1.99%) IBM
8 34 (1.93%) Google
9 30 (1.70%) Adobe
10 28 (1.59%) Rackspace
11 22 (1.25%) HP
11 22 (1.25%) Percona
11 22 (1.25%) SaltStack
12 21 (1.19%) SAP
13 20 (1.14%) Splunk
14 18 (1.02%) Atlassian
14 18 (1.02%) Perforce
15 16 (0.91%) Akamai
15 16 (0.91%) Sun
15 16 (0.91%) New Relic
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £525 - 575 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton
Capita - ITPS
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £290 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 5 days ago