The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 113 138 174
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +36
Contract jobs citing Open Source 417 381 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.83% 1.60% 1.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.24% 4.30% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 286 170
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.96% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%
Open Source
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7959 8860 7699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.97% 37.23% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5700 6161 5336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 159 199
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.84 £20.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.67% +15.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in London

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the London region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in London

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in London

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the London region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in London

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 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
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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
City of London +11 74 £450 +12.50% 44
Westminster -7 5 £400 +6.66%
Canary Wharf +9 4 £425 -39.28%
Croydon +3 3 £700 +12.00%
Wimbledon - 1 £375 -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 585 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (41.40%) Java
3 353 (37.96%) Linux
4 279 (30.00%) TDD
5 229 (24.62%) Ruby
6 216 (23.23%) JavaScript
7 214 (23.01%) Continuous Integration
8 213 (22.90%) Scrum
9 202 (21.72%) Web Services
10 201 (21.61%) Puppet
11 182 (19.57%) DevOps
12 179 (19.25%) Git (software)
13 174 (18.71%) MySQL
14 170 (18.28%) HTML
15 168 (18.06%) BDD
16 163 (17.53%) Python
17 161 (17.31%) PHP
18 155 (16.67%) MongoDB
19 150 (16.13%) SQL
20 149 (16.02%) QA
21 146 (15.70%) Jenkins
22 145 (15.59%) Opscode Chef
23 144 (15.48%) CSS
24 142 (15.27%) NoSQL
25 136 (14.62%) UNIX
26 128 (13.76%) Apache
27 124 (13.33%) OO
28 113 (12.15%) .NET
29 108 (11.61%) Configuration Management
29 108 (11.61%) Degree

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 128 (13.76%) Apache
2 75 (8.06%) Tomcat
3 58 (6.24%) Node.js
4 43 (4.62%) nginx
5 41 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
6 39 (4.19%) OpenStack
7 36 (3.87%) Drupal
8 30 (3.23%) JBoss
9 25 (2.69%) Apache Solr
10 24 (2.58%) CMS
11 19 (2.04%) Confluence
12 17 (1.83%) Apache Pig
13 14 (1.51%) Mule
14 13 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (1.29%) WordPress
16 11 (1.18%) IIS
17 10 (1.08%) SharePoint
17 10 (1.08%) SAS
17 10 (1.08%) Apache Spark
18 9 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (1.51%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.86%) MS Office
3 5 (0.54%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.32%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.22%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) GIMP
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.32%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.11%) Summit
2 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.30%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (4.19%) GitHub
4 22 (2.37%) Amazon S3
5 11 (1.18%) Joyent
6 10 (1.08%) PaaS
7 9 (0.97%) SaaS
8 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (0.75%) IaaS
9 5 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.54%) Heroku
10 4 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.32%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.22%) CloudBees
12 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 81 (8.71%) HTTP
2 61 (6.56%) SSL
3 52 (5.59%) TCP/IP
4 47 (5.05%) Internet
5 33 (3.55%) DNS
6 18 (1.94%) Firewall
7 16 (1.72%) AMQP
8 14 (1.51%) SAN
9 13 (1.40%) LDAP
9 13 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (0.86%) VPN
11 7 (0.75%) Intranet
11 7 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (0.65%) WAN
13 5 (0.54%) SNMP
13 5 (0.54%) BGP
13 5 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.54%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.54%) tcpdump
13 5 (0.54%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (18.71%) MySQL
2 155 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 142 (15.27%) NoSQL
4 78 (8.39%) Hadoop
5 70 (7.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 68 (7.31%) PostgreSQL
7 64 (6.88%) Big Data
8 40 (4.30%) Redis
8 40 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (4.30%) SQL Server
9 36 (3.87%) Relational Database
10 35 (3.76%) Apache Hive
11 20 (2.15%) HBase
12 19 (2.04%) CouchDB
13 11 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (1.08%) OLTP
15 9 (0.97%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.86%) DataStax
16 8 (0.86%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 179 (19.25%) Git (software)
2 146 (15.70%) Jenkins
3 104 (11.18%) Cucumber
4 99 (10.65%) Selenium
5 92 (9.89%) Maven
6 77 (8.28%) Subversion
7 50 (5.38%) JIRA
8 43 (4.62%) WATIR
9 42 (4.52%) JUnit
10 38 (4.09%) QuickTest Pro
11 34 (3.66%) Sahi
12 28 (3.01%) SpecFlow
13 27 (2.90%) TeamCity
14 24 (2.58%) Hudson
15 23 (2.47%) WebDriver
16 22 (2.37%) Mockito
17 21 (2.26%) JMeter
18 19 (2.04%) PHPUnit
19 18 (1.94%) Capybara
20 14 (1.51%) IntelliJ
General
1 87 (9.35%) Finance
2 43 (4.62%) Banking
3 24 (2.58%) Investment Banking
4 23 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.26%) Marketing
6 15 (1.61%) Front Office
7 14 (1.51%) Legal
7 14 (1.51%) Games
8 13 (1.40%) Retail
8 13 (1.40%) Law
9 11 (1.18%) Publishing
10 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.75%) Advertising
10 7 (0.75%) Back Office
11 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 395 (42.47%) Developer
2 106 (11.40%) Java Developer
3 92 (9.89%) Architect
4 87 (9.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 74 (7.96%) Senior Developer
6 64 (6.88%) Analyst
7 41 (4.41%) Business Analyst
8 36 (3.87%) PHP Developer
9 31 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
10 28 (3.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 28 (3.01%) Technical Architect
11 27 (2.90%) Tester
12 25 (2.69%) Web Developer
12 25 (2.69%) Software Engineer
13 24 (2.58%) C# Developer
14 23 (2.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 23 (2.47%) JavaScript Developer
15 20 (2.15%) Digital Architect
16 19 (2.04%) Administrator
17 18 (1.94%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (21.72%) Web Services
2 170 (18.28%) HTML
3 144 (15.48%) CSS
4 113 (12.15%) .NET
5 103 (11.08%) HTML5
6 99 (10.65%) REST
7 94 (10.11%) XML
8 87 (9.35%) LAMP
9 77 (8.28%) Spring
10 73 (7.85%) AngularJS
11 67 (7.20%) CSS3
12 66 (7.10%) jQuery
13 60 (6.45%) RESTful
14 48 (5.16%) JSON
15 44 (4.73%) SOAP
16 41 (4.41%) Backbone.js
17 38 (4.09%) Symfony
18 37 (3.98%) Ruby on Rails
18 37 (3.98%) Hibernate
19 35 (3.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.95%) Computer Science
2 40 (4.30%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.90%) User Experience
4 26 (2.80%) Algorithms
5 24 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.40%) Clustering
9 12 (1.29%) Taxonomies
9 12 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.18%) Visualisation
11 10 (1.08%) Online Games
11 10 (1.08%) GIS
12 9 (0.97%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.97%) Replication
12 9 (0.97%) Blog
12 9 (0.97%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.86%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 353 (37.96%) Linux
2 136 (14.62%) UNIX
3 69 (7.42%) CentOS
4 61 (6.56%) Ubuntu
5 47 (5.05%) Windows
6 34 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (2.58%) Debian
8 20 (2.15%) Apple iOS
9 13 (1.40%) Mac OS X
10 12 (1.29%) Android
11 9 (0.97%) Solaris
12 6 (0.65%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.54%) MVS
13 5 (0.54%) VME
14 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.43%) SUSE
14 4 (0.43%) AIX
15 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 279 (30.00%) TDD
3 214 (23.01%) Continuous Integration
4 213 (22.90%) Scrum
5 182 (19.57%) DevOps
6 168 (18.06%) BDD
7 124 (13.33%) OO
8 108 (11.61%) Configuration Management
9 85 (9.14%) Pair Programming
10 80 (8.60%) Project Management
11 74 (7.96%) Software Engineering
12 72 (7.74%) Kanban
13 67 (7.20%) MVC
14 66 (7.10%) Test Automation
15 52 (5.59%) Service Delivery
16 49 (5.27%) SOA
17 48 (5.16%) E-Commerce
18 47 (5.05%) Automated Testing
19 46 (4.95%) Release Management
20 45 (4.84%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 385 (41.40%) Java
2 229 (24.62%) Ruby
3 216 (23.23%) JavaScript
4 163 (17.53%) Python
5 161 (17.31%) PHP
6 150 (16.13%) SQL
7 69 (7.42%) C#
8 65 (6.99%) Scala
9 57 (6.13%) Perl
10 56 (6.02%) C++
11 49 (5.27%) Bash Shell
12 41 (4.41%) Shell Script
13 21 (2.26%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.72%) Clojure
15 14 (1.51%) ActionScript
15 14 (1.51%) Groovy
16 13 (1.40%) AWK
16 13 (1.40%) sed
17 12 (1.29%) C
18 10 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 108 (11.61%) Degree
2 68 (7.31%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.86%) ISEB
4 8 (0.86%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.43%) RHCE
6 4 (0.43%) CCIE
6 4 (0.43%) CCSP
6 4 (0.43%) CCNP
6 4 (0.43%) CISSP
7 3 (0.32%) CCNA
7 3 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.22%) PMP
8 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.11%) HND
9 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.11%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (16.02%) QA
2 3 (0.32%) SLA
2 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 31 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (2.90%) vCloud
3 20 (2.15%) Varnish
4 15 (1.61%) NFS
5 9 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.86%) vSphere
6 8 (0.86%) Active Directory
6 8 (0.86%) HDFS
7 7 (0.75%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.65%) Xen
9 5 (0.54%) Snort
9 5 (0.54%) KVM
10 4 (0.43%) Docker
10 4 (0.43%) Nmap
10 4 (0.43%) XenServer
11 3 (0.32%) Squid
11 3 (0.32%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.22%) Ceph
12 2 (0.22%) Postfix
13 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 201 (21.61%) Puppet
2 145 (15.59%) Opscode Chef
3 79 (8.49%) Nagios
4 30 (3.23%) Kibana
5 28 (3.01%) Graylog2
6 25 (2.69%) Graphite
7 24 (2.58%) ZABBIX
8 22 (2.37%) Ansible
9 20 (2.15%) Oozie
10 19 (2.04%) Zenoss
11 18 (1.94%) Cacti
12 16 (1.72%) Vagrant
13 14 (1.51%) Salt
14 12 (1.29%) logstash
15 10 (1.08%) yum
16 9 (0.97%) Icinga
17 7 (0.75%) HAProxy
18 5 (0.54%) Nessus
19 3 (0.32%) NetBackup
19 3 (0.32%) collectd
Vendors
1 65 (6.99%) Red Hat
2 56 (6.02%) VMware
3 45 (4.84%) Oracle
4 43 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 40 (4.30%) Zend
6 27 (2.90%) Rackspace
7 19 (2.04%) Splunk
7 19 (2.04%) SaltStack
8 18 (1.94%) Perforce
9 16 (1.72%) DigitalOcean
10 15 (1.61%) Percona
11 14 (1.51%) Cisco
12 13 (1.40%) New Relic
12 13 (1.40%) Akamai
13 12 (1.29%) Atlassian
13 12 (1.29%) Google
14 9 (0.97%) Adobe
15 6 (0.65%) IBM
15 6 (0.65%) EMC
15 6 (0.65%) F5
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £505.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 700 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 26 days ago