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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 145 103 138
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +35
Contract jobs citing Open Source 357 474 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.60% 2.03% 1.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.57% 5.43% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 357 249
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £619 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
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
7819 8733 8316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.00% 37.46% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5355 6140 5755
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 148 167
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.95 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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
City of London +18 100 £500 +11.11% 60
Hammersmith -4 4 £448 +19.33% 1
Canary Wharf -5 3 £520 -
Paddington - 2 £500 -
Croydon - 2 £413 - 2
Westminster +1 1 £475 -
Osterley +1 1 £530 +13.97%
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £425 - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 439 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (45.00%) Java
3 266 (35.00%) Linux
4 198 (26.05%) Ruby
5 193 (25.39%) Continuous Integration
6 184 (24.21%) Web Services
7 179 (23.55%) Python
8 176 (23.16%) DevOps
9 173 (22.76%) TDD
10 166 (21.84%) Puppet
11 146 (19.21%) Scrum
12 144 (18.95%) MongoDB
13 137 (18.03%) JavaScript
14 132 (17.37%) Configuration Management
15 126 (16.58%) SQL
15 126 (16.58%) MySQL
15 126 (16.58%) Git (software)
16 120 (15.79%) HTML
17 118 (15.53%) Opscode Chef
18 110 (14.47%) NoSQL
18 110 (14.47%) .NET
19 109 (14.34%) CSS
20 99 (13.03%) HTTP
21 92 (12.11%) Finance
22 91 (11.97%) BDD
23 90 (11.84%) UNIX
24 88 (11.58%) Apache
24 88 (11.58%) Jenkins
25 86 (11.32%) REST
26 84 (11.05%) TCP/IP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 88 (11.58%) Apache
2 59 (7.76%) Tomcat
3 43 (5.66%) Node.js
4 40 (5.26%) JBoss
5 35 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
6 29 (3.82%) nginx
7 24 (3.16%) OpenStack
8 21 (2.76%) Confluence
9 19 (2.50%) WebLogic
9 19 (2.50%) CMS
10 18 (2.37%) IIS
11 16 (2.11%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.97%) Apache Spark
13 14 (1.84%) Apache Pig
14 13 (1.71%) Mule ESB
14 13 (1.71%) SAS
15 12 (1.58%) Mule
16 10 (1.32%) Drupal
17 9 (1.18%) GlassFish
18 8 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.05%) MS Office
3 7 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.26%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.13%) Summit
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 74 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.82%) GitHub
3 22 (2.89%) PaaS
4 19 (2.50%) SaaS
4 19 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (1.32%) Google Analytics
7 9 (1.18%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.66%) Google App Engine
10 5 (0.66%) Heroku
10 5 (0.66%) IaaS
11 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.26%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.13%) Datadog
12 1 (0.13%) Joyent
12 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 99 (13.03%) HTTP
2 84 (11.05%) TCP/IP
3 77 (10.13%) SSL
4 41 (5.39%) DNS
5 26 (3.42%) Internet
6 24 (3.16%) IPsec
7 23 (3.03%) DHCP
8 22 (2.89%) FTP
9 20 (2.63%) Firewall
10 13 (1.71%) LDAP
10 13 (1.71%) VPN
11 10 (1.32%) SAN
11 10 (1.32%) AMQP
12 7 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (0.79%) Intranet
14 5 (0.66%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.53%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.53%) Kerberos
15 4 (0.53%) BGP
15 4 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (18.95%) MongoDB
2 126 (16.58%) MySQL
3 110 (14.47%) NoSQL
4 76 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 68 (8.95%) Big Data
6 64 (8.42%) Hadoop
7 56 (7.37%) Relational Database
8 51 (6.71%) SQL Server
9 35 (4.61%) RDBMS
10 34 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (3.42%) Redis
13 19 (2.50%) Apache Hive
14 18 (2.37%) CouchDB
15 16 (2.11%) HBase
16 14 (1.84%) OLTP
17 13 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
18 12 (1.58%) DB2
19 11 (1.45%) Oracle Database
20 9 (1.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 126 (16.58%) Git (software)
2 88 (11.58%) Jenkins
3 81 (10.66%) Selenium
4 69 (9.08%) Maven
5 66 (8.68%) Subversion
6 63 (8.29%) Cucumber
7 36 (4.74%) JUnit
8 34 (4.47%) JIRA
9 29 (3.82%) WATIR
10 26 (3.42%) SpecFlow
11 25 (3.29%) QuickTest Pro
12 22 (2.89%) Ant
13 21 (2.76%) Sahi
14 20 (2.63%) WebDriver
15 18 (2.37%) RSpec
16 14 (1.84%) Mercurial
17 10 (1.32%) Gradle
17 10 (1.32%) Eclipse
18 9 (1.18%) TeamCity
18 9 (1.18%) Capybara
General
1 92 (12.11%) Finance
2 32 (4.21%) Banking
3 25 (3.29%) Games
4 20 (2.63%) Retail
4 20 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.63%) Front Office
5 16 (2.11%) Legal
5 16 (2.11%) Publishing
6 15 (1.97%) Marketing
7 14 (1.84%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.32%) Law
9 6 (0.79%) Back Office
10 4 (0.53%) Advertising
10 4 (0.53%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.26%) German Language
12 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.26%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 276 (36.32%) Developer
2 102 (13.42%) Java Developer
3 89 (11.71%) Architect
4 76 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 49 (6.45%) Analyst
6 44 (5.79%) Senior Developer
7 27 (3.55%) Business Analyst
8 26 (3.42%) Administrator
9 25 (3.29%) Technical Architect
9 25 (3.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 24 (3.16%) C# Developer
11 20 (2.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 18 (2.37%) Tester
13 16 (2.11%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (2.11%) Front-End Developer
14 14 (1.84%) Senior Architect
14 14 (1.84%) Linux Engineer
15 13 (1.71%) Senior Java Developer
15 13 (1.71%) Software Developer
15 13 (1.71%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (24.21%) Web Services
2 120 (15.79%) HTML
3 110 (14.47%) .NET
4 109 (14.34%) CSS
5 86 (11.32%) REST
6 73 (9.61%) Spring
7 72 (9.47%) XML
8 66 (8.68%) HTML5
9 58 (7.63%) J2EE
10 57 (7.50%) SOAP
11 55 (7.24%) AngularJS
12 52 (6.84%) RESTful
12 52 (6.84%) jQuery
13 49 (6.45%) CSS3
14 43 (5.66%) Hibernate
15 36 (4.74%) Ruby on Rails
16 33 (4.34%) JSON
17 31 (4.08%) Ajax
18 29 (3.82%) LAMP
19 27 (3.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 33 (4.34%) User Experience
4 29 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 22 (2.89%) Visualisation
6 15 (1.97%) Data Integration
6 15 (1.97%) Mathematics
7 14 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.71%) Online Games
9 12 (1.58%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.45%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.32%) Streaming Video
12 9 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.05%) Statistics
14 7 (0.92%) GIS
14 7 (0.92%) Video on Demand
15 6 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 266 (35.00%) Linux
2 90 (11.84%) UNIX
3 58 (7.63%) Windows
4 44 (5.79%) CentOS
5 38 (5.00%) Ubuntu
6 31 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (3.29%) Apple iOS
8 24 (3.16%) Android
9 13 (1.71%) Solaris
10 9 (1.18%) Mac OS X Server
11 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.79%) SUSE
12 6 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.66%) AIX
14 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.26%) Debian
16 2 (0.26%) VMS
16 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (57.76%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (25.39%) Continuous Integration
3 176 (23.16%) DevOps
4 173 (22.76%) TDD
5 146 (19.21%) Scrum
6 132 (17.37%) Configuration Management
7 91 (11.97%) BDD
8 61 (8.03%) Project Management
8 61 (8.03%) OO
9 56 (7.37%) MVC
10 45 (5.92%) Software Engineering
11 44 (5.79%) Test Automation
12 41 (5.39%) Waterfall
12 41 (5.39%) Web Development
13 40 (5.26%) E-Commerce
14 39 (5.13%) Analytics
15 38 (5.00%) SOA
16 37 (4.87%) ETL
16 37 (4.87%) Pair Programming
17 35 (4.61%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 342 (45.00%) Java
2 198 (26.05%) Ruby
3 179 (23.55%) Python
4 137 (18.03%) JavaScript
5 126 (16.58%) SQL
6 73 (9.61%) C#
7 72 (9.47%) PHP
8 60 (7.89%) Bash Shell
9 57 (7.50%) Scala
10 56 (7.37%) Perl
11 32 (4.21%) PL/SQL
12 31 (4.08%) C++
12 31 (4.08%) Shell Script
13 22 (2.89%) C
14 16 (2.11%) R
14 16 (2.11%) Groovy
14 16 (2.11%) Go
15 12 (1.58%) Clojure
16 10 (1.32%) ActionScript
17 8 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 77 (10.13%) Degree
3 42 (5.53%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.11%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.92%) ISEB
6 4 (0.53%) CISSP
6 4 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.53%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.39%) CEH
7 3 (0.39%) CCNP
7 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.39%) OSCP
8 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.26%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.13%) PMP
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.13%) LPIC
9 1 (0.13%) MCITP
9 1 (0.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (9.87%) QA
2 9 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (2.63%) vCloud
2 19 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.97%) HDFS
4 13 (1.71%) Docker
5 10 (1.32%) Apache Flume
5 10 (1.32%) NFS
6 9 (1.18%) Samba
7 6 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.66%) Xen
8 5 (0.66%) Firmware
9 4 (0.53%) Varnish
9 4 (0.53%) KVM
10 3 (0.39%) FreeRADIUS
10 3 (0.39%) GPFS
10 3 (0.39%) Ceph
10 3 (0.39%) XenApp
10 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.39%) vSphere
10 3 (0.39%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 166 (21.84%) Puppet
2 118 (15.53%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (5.66%) Nagios
4 42 (5.53%) Ansible
5 35 (4.61%) Salt
6 19 (2.50%) ZABBIX
7 18 (2.37%) Kibana
8 16 (2.11%) Graphite
9 14 (1.84%) Vagrant
10 13 (1.71%) Cacti
11 12 (1.58%) Graylog
12 11 (1.45%) logstash
13 10 (1.32%) Zenoss
14 9 (1.18%) WSUS
15 8 (1.05%) Icinga
16 7 (0.92%) CloudHub
17 6 (0.79%) HAProxy
18 5 (0.66%) yum
18 5 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
18 5 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 72 (9.47%) Oracle
2 66 (8.68%) Microsoft
3 47 (6.18%) VMware
4 39 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 21 (2.76%) Google
5 21 (2.76%) Splunk
6 17 (2.24%) Tableau
6 17 (2.24%) Rackspace
7 14 (1.84%) SaltStack
7 14 (1.84%) Apple
8 11 (1.45%) Adobe
8 11 (1.45%) IBM
9 10 (1.32%) Informatica
9 10 (1.32%) MuleSoft
9 10 (1.32%) hybris
10 9 (1.18%) Percona
10 9 (1.18%) Sitecore
10 9 (1.18%) Cisco
10 9 (1.18%) Perforce
11 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
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