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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 125 94 140
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +46
Contract jobs citing Open Source 381 473 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.72% 2.09% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.92% 5.63% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 350 250
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 £370 £325 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £616 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +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
7742 8397 8528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.11% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5935 5878
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 £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Open Source Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 +11 104 £500 +5.26% 59
Croydon - 8 £425 -
Canary Wharf -9 3 £520 -0.95%
Hammersmith - 3 £448 -
West Drayton +2 1 £563 +3.21%
Paddington - 1 £500 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £425 -
Osterley - 1 £530 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 441 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (46.60%) Java
3 290 (37.96%) Linux
4 203 (26.57%) Python
5 201 (26.31%) Continuous Integration
6 193 (25.26%) Ruby
7 184 (24.08%) DevOps
8 175 (22.91%) Puppet
9 162 (21.20%) Web Services
10 152 (19.90%) TDD
11 151 (19.76%) Scrum
12 147 (19.24%) MySQL
13 145 (18.98%) JavaScript
14 143 (18.72%) Configuration Management
15 142 (18.59%) MongoDB
16 138 (18.06%) Git (software)
17 127 (16.62%) SQL
18 125 (16.36%) HTML
19 121 (15.84%) Opscode Chef
20 115 (15.05%) CSS
21 113 (14.79%) HTTP
22 110 (14.40%) UNIX
23 100 (13.09%) Finance
24 97 (12.70%) NoSQL
25 96 (12.57%) Jenkins
26 92 (12.04%) .NET
27 90 (11.78%) TCP/IP
28 88 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
29 87 (11.39%) Apache
30 84 (10.99%) Oracle

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 87 (11.39%) Apache
2 59 (7.72%) Tomcat
3 47 (6.15%) JBoss
4 46 (6.02%) Node.js
5 32 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
6 28 (3.66%) WebLogic
7 27 (3.53%) nginx
7 27 (3.53%) Confluence
8 24 (3.14%) OpenStack
9 18 (2.36%) WebSphere
9 18 (2.36%) CMS
10 16 (2.09%) IIS
10 16 (2.09%) Mule ESB
11 14 (1.83%) Apache Spark
11 14 (1.83%) Mule
11 14 (1.83%) GlassFish
12 12 (1.57%) Apache Pig
12 12 (1.57%) Drupal
12 12 (1.57%) SAS
13 9 (1.18%) Jetty
Applications
1 12 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.79%) MS Office
4 5 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) MS Project
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Magento
2 4 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.13%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 88 (11.52%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.93%) PaaS
3 28 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (3.27%) GitHub
5 23 (3.01%) SaaS
6 17 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (1.18%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.65%) Heroku
11 5 (0.65%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.65%) OpenShift
11 5 (0.65%) IaaS
12 2 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.13%) Datadog
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 113 (14.79%) HTTP
2 90 (11.78%) TCP/IP
3 82 (10.73%) SSL
4 47 (6.15%) DNS
5 29 (3.80%) DHCP
6 27 (3.53%) Internet
7 25 (3.27%) IPsec
8 22 (2.88%) FTP
9 19 (2.49%) Firewall
10 16 (2.09%) LDAP
11 15 (1.96%) VPN
12 9 (1.18%) Kerberos
12 9 (1.18%) Unified Communications
13 8 (1.05%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (0.92%) SAN
14 7 (0.92%) Intranet
15 6 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (0.65%) Ethernet
16 5 (0.65%) BGP
16 5 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (19.24%) MySQL
2 142 (18.59%) MongoDB
3 97 (12.70%) NoSQL
4 84 (10.99%) PostgreSQL
5 72 (9.42%) Big Data
5 72 (9.42%) Relational Database
6 61 (7.98%) Hadoop
7 55 (7.20%) SQL Server
8 41 (5.37%) RDBMS
9 28 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 24 (3.14%) Redis
12 17 (2.23%) HBase
12 17 (2.23%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.96%) Apache Hive
14 14 (1.83%) Data Mining
15 11 (1.44%) DB2
15 11 (1.44%) CouchDB
16 9 (1.18%) SQLite
17 8 (1.05%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 138 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 96 (12.57%) Jenkins
3 83 (10.86%) Subversion
4 69 (9.03%) Selenium
5 65 (8.51%) Maven
6 48 (6.28%) Cucumber
7 46 (6.02%) JIRA
8 39 (5.10%) JUnit
9 26 (3.40%) Ant
9 26 (3.40%) Mercurial
10 24 (3.14%) SpecFlow
11 23 (3.01%) WebDriver
12 18 (2.36%) RSpec
13 15 (1.96%) Gradle
14 13 (1.70%) JMeter
14 13 (1.70%) WATIR
15 11 (1.44%) Eclipse
15 11 (1.44%) Gerrit
15 11 (1.44%) Capybara
16 10 (1.31%) Jasmine
General
1 100 (13.09%) Finance
2 35 (4.58%) Banking
3 23 (3.01%) Retail
4 20 (2.62%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.62%) Games
4 20 (2.62%) Front Office
5 19 (2.49%) Marketing
6 16 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.96%) Publishing
8 12 (1.57%) Legal
9 10 (1.31%) Law
10 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.52%) Back Office
11 3 (0.39%) Electronics
11 3 (0.39%) Advertising
12 2 (0.26%) iGaming
12 2 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) German Language
12 2 (0.26%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.26%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 283 (37.04%) Developer
2 109 (14.27%) Architect
3 96 (12.57%) Java Developer
4 72 (9.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 38 (4.97%) Analyst
6 36 (4.71%) Technical Architect
7 33 (4.32%) Senior Developer
8 27 (3.53%) Administrator
9 22 (2.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 18 (2.36%) C# Developer
10 18 (2.36%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (2.36%) Business Analyst
10 18 (2.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 18 (2.36%) Front-End Developer
11 15 (1.96%) Linux Engineer
11 15 (1.96%) Consultant
11 15 (1.96%) Tester
11 15 (1.96%) Digital Architect
12 14 (1.83%) Hadoop Developer
12 14 (1.83%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (21.20%) Web Services
2 125 (16.36%) HTML
3 115 (15.05%) CSS
4 92 (12.04%) .NET
5 80 (10.47%) Spring
6 73 (9.55%) REST
7 72 (9.42%) HTML5
8 68 (8.90%) RESTful
8 68 (8.90%) J2EE
9 61 (7.98%) AngularJS
10 55 (7.20%) XML
11 54 (7.07%) CSS3
12 53 (6.94%) SOAP
13 49 (6.41%) Hibernate
14 48 (6.28%) jQuery
15 44 (5.76%) JSON
16 35 (4.58%) Ruby on Rails
17 31 (4.06%) JMS
17 31 (4.06%) Ajax
18 28 (3.66%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 36 (4.71%) User Experience
4 35 (4.58%) Visualisation
5 31 (4.06%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.70%) Mathematics
8 11 (1.44%) Streaming Video
8 11 (1.44%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.44%) Hedge funds
9 10 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (1.18%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.05%) Video on Demand
11 8 (1.05%) Statistics
12 7 (0.92%) W3C
12 7 (0.92%) IPTV
12 7 (0.92%) Online Games
12 7 (0.92%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 290 (37.96%) Linux
2 110 (14.40%) UNIX
3 67 (8.77%) Windows
4 41 (5.37%) Ubuntu
5 40 (5.24%) CentOS
5 40 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 28 (3.66%) Android
7 18 (2.36%) Solaris
8 9 (1.18%) Mac OS X Server
9 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.65%) AIX
11 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.65%) SUSE
11 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (57.72%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (26.31%) Continuous Integration
3 184 (24.08%) DevOps
4 152 (19.90%) TDD
5 151 (19.76%) Scrum
6 143 (18.72%) Configuration Management
7 77 (10.08%) BDD
8 64 (8.38%) MVC
9 63 (8.25%) OO
10 52 (6.81%) Project Management
11 49 (6.41%) Web Development
12 48 (6.28%) Software Engineering
13 47 (6.15%) Analytics
14 44 (5.76%) SOA
15 41 (5.37%) Microservices
15 41 (5.37%) E-Commerce
16 39 (5.10%) Kanban
17 37 (4.84%) Pair Programming
17 37 (4.84%) Waterfall
18 34 (4.45%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 356 (46.60%) Java
2 203 (26.57%) Python
3 193 (25.26%) Ruby
4 145 (18.98%) JavaScript
5 127 (16.62%) SQL
6 83 (10.86%) PHP
7 71 (9.29%) Perl
8 68 (8.90%) C#
9 57 (7.46%) Bash Shell
10 54 (7.07%) Scala
11 36 (4.71%) Shell Script
12 34 (4.45%) C++
13 30 (3.93%) PL/SQL
14 28 (3.66%) C
15 22 (2.88%) Go
16 19 (2.49%) Groovy
17 13 (1.70%) R
18 11 (1.44%) Clojure
19 10 (1.31%) ActionScript
20 8 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 84 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 70 (9.16%) Degree
3 44 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.23%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.92%) ISEB
6 5 (0.65%) CISSP
6 5 (0.65%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.52%) CCNP
8 3 (0.39%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.39%) CEH
8 3 (0.39%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.39%) OSCP
9 2 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.26%) HP ASE
9 2 (0.26%) HP MASE
9 2 (0.26%) LPIC
9 2 (0.26%) RHCE
9 2 (0.26%) CCIE
10 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (6.68%) QA
2 15 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.75%) vCloud
4 19 (2.49%) Docker
5 13 (1.70%) HDFS
6 9 (1.18%) Samba
6 9 (1.18%) Apache Flume
7 8 (1.05%) NFS
8 7 (0.92%) Varnish
9 6 (0.79%) Squid
9 6 (0.79%) Firmware
10 5 (0.65%) Xen
11 4 (0.52%) GPFS
11 4 (0.52%) Ceph
11 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.52%) Gluster
12 3 (0.39%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.39%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (0.39%) vSphere
12 3 (0.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 175 (22.91%) Puppet
2 121 (15.84%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (6.94%) Ansible
4 47 (6.15%) Salt
5 38 (4.97%) Nagios
6 23 (3.01%) ZABBIX
7 18 (2.36%) Kibana
8 16 (2.09%) Vagrant
9 14 (1.83%) Cacti
10 13 (1.70%) Graphite
11 12 (1.57%) logstash
11 12 (1.57%) Rundeck
12 10 (1.31%) Graylog
13 9 (1.18%) WSUS
13 9 (1.18%) HAProxy
14 8 (1.05%) Zenoss
14 8 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.92%) CloudHub
16 6 (0.79%) Icinga
17 5 (0.65%) yum
Vendors
1 84 (10.99%) Oracle
2 68 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 51 (6.68%) VMware
4 50 (6.54%) Red Hat
5 27 (3.53%) Splunk
6 21 (2.75%) Google
7 19 (2.49%) Tableau
8 18 (2.36%) Rackspace
9 15 (1.96%) Apple
10 14 (1.83%) SaltStack
10 14 (1.83%) IBM
11 13 (1.70%) Adobe
11 13 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.70%) hybris
12 12 (1.57%) Cisco
13 11 (1.44%) Informatica
14 10 (1.31%) Sitecore
15 8 (1.05%) Atlassian
15 8 (1.05%) TIBCO
16 7 (0.92%) Business Objects
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £600 per annum based on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: based on experience (daily rate)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £600 - £900 a day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £800 - 850 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago