The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 95 135 181
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +46
Contract jobs citing Open Source 494 390 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.10% 1.61% 1.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.85% 4.95% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 305 200
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £539 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +12.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £47.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7212 7878 8141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.67% 32.47% 30.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4829 5413 5501
Average daily rate £450 £460 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 170 213
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Open Source
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +16 65 £475 +18.75% 58
Croydon - 3 £700 - 1
Canary Wharf +23 1 £425 -29.16%
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 429 (44.69%) Java
2 338 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (31.77%) TDD
4 287 (29.90%) Linux
5 266 (27.71%) Scrum
6 217 (22.60%) JavaScript
7 216 (22.50%) HTML
8 209 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
9 208 (21.67%) Ruby
10 204 (21.25%) BDD
11 191 (19.90%) SQL
12 190 (19.79%) CSS
13 163 (16.98%) Web Services
14 146 (15.21%) MySQL
15 145 (15.10%) Puppet
16 141 (14.69%) HTML5
17 132 (13.75%) Python
17 132 (13.75%) Spring
18 131 (13.65%) OO
19 130 (13.54%) Jenkins
20 128 (13.33%) Git (software)
21 126 (13.13%) Selenium
22 125 (13.02%) QA
22 125 (13.02%) NoSQL
23 124 (12.92%) PHP
24 123 (12.81%) DevOps
25 121 (12.60%) XML
26 119 (12.40%) REST
27 116 (12.08%) MongoDB
28 108 (11.25%) Cucumber

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 86 (8.96%) Node.js
2 84 (8.75%) Apache
3 64 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 49 (5.10%) CMS
5 33 (3.44%) Drupal
5 33 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
6 22 (2.29%) WordPress
7 17 (1.77%) Apache Solr
7 17 (1.77%) nginx
8 14 (1.46%) OpenStack
8 14 (1.46%) Confluence
8 14 (1.46%) Jetty
9 13 (1.35%) Apache Pig
10 12 (1.25%) IIS
10 12 (1.25%) Mule
11 11 (1.15%) Alfresco
11 11 (1.15%) WebSphere
12 9 (0.94%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (0.63%) Liferay
Applications
1 14 (1.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.21%) MS Office
4 2 (0.21%) SPSS
4 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.73%) Magento
2 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.21%) Summit
3 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.10%) Tridion
4 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (1.98%) GitHub
4 18 (1.88%) PaaS
5 17 (1.77%) SaaS
5 17 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.04%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.83%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.52%) Heroku
9 5 (0.52%) Joyent
9 5 (0.52%) IaaS
10 3 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.10%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 77 (8.02%) HTTP
2 47 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 44 (4.58%) SSL
4 41 (4.27%) DNS
5 40 (4.17%) Internet
6 14 (1.46%) Firewall
6 14 (1.46%) DHCP
7 13 (1.35%) LDAP
8 9 (0.94%) FTP
8 9 (0.94%) IPsec
9 8 (0.83%) SAN
10 7 (0.73%) VPN
10 7 (0.73%) SMTP
10 7 (0.73%) Network Security
11 6 (0.63%) WAN
11 6 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.63%) MPLS
12 5 (0.52%) SNMP
13 4 (0.42%) Intranet
13 4 (0.42%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (15.21%) MySQL
2 125 (13.02%) NoSQL
3 116 (12.08%) MongoDB
4 75 (7.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 65 (6.77%) Big Data
6 59 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
7 46 (4.79%) Hadoop
8 45 (4.69%) Relational Database
9 25 (2.60%) SQL Server
9 25 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (2.29%) RDBMS
11 21 (2.19%) Redis
12 13 (1.35%) HBase
13 12 (1.25%) Apache Hive
14 9 (0.94%) CouchDB
15 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (0.73%) Data Mining
17 6 (0.63%) KDB
18 5 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 130 (13.54%) Jenkins
2 128 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 126 (13.13%) Selenium
4 108 (11.25%) Cucumber
5 87 (9.06%) Maven
6 55 (5.73%) Subversion
7 45 (4.69%) WebDriver
8 39 (4.06%) JUnit
9 38 (3.96%) WATIR
10 34 (3.54%) QuickTest Pro
11 33 (3.44%) JIRA
12 27 (2.81%) Sahi
13 18 (1.88%) SpecFlow
14 17 (1.77%) FitNesse
15 14 (1.46%) Ant
16 13 (1.35%) SoapUI
17 12 (1.25%) Mockito
17 12 (1.25%) JMeter
17 12 (1.25%) Eclipse
18 11 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 102 (10.63%) Finance
2 34 (3.54%) Back Office
3 31 (3.23%) Front Office
4 21 (2.19%) Banking
5 20 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.98%) Publishing
7 16 (1.67%) Games
8 12 (1.25%) Marketing
9 10 (1.04%) Advertising
10 8 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.83%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.63%) Law
12 5 (0.52%) Retail
13 3 (0.31%) Legal
14 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.10%) Billing
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
15 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 430 (44.79%) Developer
2 150 (15.63%) Java Developer
3 90 (9.38%) Architect
4 74 (7.71%) Analyst
5 64 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 54 (5.63%) Senior Developer
7 41 (4.27%) Front-End Developer
8 37 (3.85%) Tester
9 35 (3.65%) PHP Developer
10 34 (3.54%) Test Analyst
10 34 (3.54%) Software Engineer
11 32 (3.33%) Scala Developer
12 31 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 31 (3.23%) Technical Architect
13 29 (3.02%) Consultant
13 29 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
14 27 (2.81%) Enterprise Architect
15 26 (2.71%) Business Analyst
16 22 (2.29%) Python Developer
17 21 (2.19%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (22.50%) HTML
2 190 (19.79%) CSS
3 163 (16.98%) Web Services
4 141 (14.69%) HTML5
5 132 (13.75%) Spring
6 121 (12.60%) XML
7 119 (12.40%) REST
8 106 (11.04%) CSS3
9 95 (9.90%) JSON
10 90 (9.38%) jQuery
11 86 (8.96%) .NET
12 79 (8.23%) Ruby on Rails
13 62 (6.46%) AngularJS
14 59 (6.15%) RESTful
15 57 (5.94%) Hibernate
16 51 (5.31%) LAMP
17 49 (5.10%) J2EE
18 47 (4.90%) Ajax
19 45 (4.69%) Sass
20 42 (4.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 51 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 21 (2.19%) Derivative
4 19 (1.98%) GIS
5 18 (1.88%) Visualisation
6 17 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.77%) Mathematics
7 13 (1.35%) Statistics
8 11 (1.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 11 (1.15%) Blackberry
9 9 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 9 (0.94%) Social Network
10 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.73%) Video on Demand
11 7 (0.73%) Wiki
12 6 (0.63%) Animation
12 6 (0.63%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.52%) New Media
13 5 (0.52%) Xbox
13 5 (0.52%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 287 (29.90%) Linux
2 98 (10.21%) UNIX
3 41 (4.27%) Windows
3 41 (4.27%) Apple iOS
4 30 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (2.81%) Android
6 24 (2.50%) Ubuntu
7 18 (1.88%) CentOS
8 8 (0.83%) Solaris
9 7 (0.73%) Debian
10 6 (0.63%) VME
10 6 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.52%) MVS
11 5 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.21%) SUSE
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.21%) SmartOS
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (31.77%) TDD
3 266 (27.71%) Scrum
4 209 (21.77%) Continuous Integration
5 204 (21.25%) BDD
6 131 (13.65%) OO
7 123 (12.81%) DevOps
8 91 (9.48%) Configuration Management
9 90 (9.38%) MVC
9 90 (9.38%) Software Engineering
10 89 (9.27%) Test Automation
11 82 (8.54%) Kanban
12 74 (7.71%) Pair Programming
13 68 (7.08%) SOA
14 58 (6.04%) Project Management
15 57 (5.94%) E-Commerce
15 57 (5.94%) Web Development
16 55 (5.73%) User Stories
17 51 (5.31%) Automated Testing
18 46 (4.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 429 (44.69%) Java
2 217 (22.60%) JavaScript
3 208 (21.67%) Ruby
4 191 (19.90%) SQL
5 132 (13.75%) Python
6 124 (12.92%) PHP
7 104 (10.83%) Scala
8 71 (7.40%) C#
9 60 (6.25%) C++
10 53 (5.52%) Perl
11 29 (3.02%) Bash Shell
11 29 (3.02%) Groovy
12 26 (2.71%) C
13 20 (2.08%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.56%) Clojure
15 11 (1.15%) sed
15 11 (1.15%) AWK
16 9 (0.94%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.83%) PHP5
17 8 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 95 (9.90%) Degree
3 81 (8.44%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.29%) ISEB
5 10 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
5 10 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.73%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.42%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.31%) MCSE
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.31%) RHCE
9 2 (0.21%) PhD
9 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.10%) CEH
10 1 (0.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.10%) HND
10 1 (0.10%) CCNA
10 1 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.10%) PMP
10 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (13.02%) QA
2 9 (0.94%) SLA
3 5 (0.52%) SNOMED CT
3 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.21%) WCAG
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (1.25%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.04%) vCloud
4 7 (0.73%) Xen
5 6 (0.63%) Varnish
6 5 (0.52%) vSphere
7 4 (0.42%) KVM
7 4 (0.42%) NFS
7 4 (0.42%) Squid
8 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.31%) Dovecot
8 3 (0.31%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.21%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.10%) Postfix
10 1 (0.10%) XenApp
10 1 (0.10%) XenServer
10 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 145 (15.10%) Puppet
2 83 (8.65%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (3.65%) Nagios
4 23 (2.40%) Salt
5 17 (1.77%) Ansible
6 15 (1.56%) Vagrant
7 14 (1.46%) ZABBIX
8 10 (1.04%) Foglight
8 10 (1.04%) Graylog2
8 10 (1.04%) YUM
9 9 (0.94%) Kibana
10 8 (0.83%) Oozie
10 8 (0.83%) Cacti
10 8 (0.83%) Zenoss
11 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.31%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.21%) logstash
12 2 (0.21%) Opsview
12 2 (0.21%) SCOM
12 2 (0.21%) Munin
Vendors
1 96 (10.00%) Oracle
2 47 (4.90%) VMware
3 39 (4.06%) Red Hat
4 38 (3.96%) Microsoft
5 32 (3.33%) JBoss
6 29 (3.02%) Zend
7 24 (2.50%) Google
8 20 (2.08%) Cisco
9 14 (1.46%) IBM
9 14 (1.46%) Splunk
10 11 (1.15%) HP
11 9 (0.94%) Adobe
11 9 (0.94%) Informatica
11 9 (0.94%) Rackspace
11 9 (0.94%) GigaSpaces
12 8 (0.83%) Atlassian
12 8 (0.83%) Perforce
12 8 (0.83%) Citrix
12 8 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.73%) TIBCO
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £250 - 310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago