The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 106 93 149
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +56
Contract jobs citing Open Source 465 515 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.00% 2.13% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 2.69% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 387 299
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £580 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18499 19125 19846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.58% 78.95% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13196 13290 13867
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 221 235
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 August 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 August 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 +19 92 £500 +11.11% 41
Croydon -7 16 £450 -35.71% 1
Paddington - 6 £525 -
Kingston Upon Thames -2 2 £375 -3.22% 1
Canary Wharf -7 1 £500 +17.64%
Hammersmith - 1 £475 -
Hounslow - 1 £470 -
Osterley - 1 £460 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 529 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (46.61%) Java
3 267 (30.72%) Linux
4 233 (26.81%) Continuous Integration
5 212 (24.40%) TDD
6 204 (23.48%) Scrum
7 193 (22.21%) JavaScript
8 184 (21.17%) DevOps
9 175 (20.14%) Git (software)
9 175 (20.14%) Python
10 169 (19.45%) SQL
11 164 (18.87%) Ruby
12 161 (18.53%) Web Services
13 159 (18.30%) HTML
14 155 (17.84%) MongoDB
15 152 (17.49%) Jenkins
16 146 (16.80%) MySQL
17 142 (16.34%) Spring
18 139 (16.00%) Finance
19 137 (15.77%) CSS
20 130 (14.96%) Puppet
21 128 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
22 120 (13.81%) Oracle
23 116 (13.35%) NoSQL
24 113 (13.00%) PHP
24 113 (13.00%) UNIX
25 110 (12.66%) HTML5
26 109 (12.54%) Big Data
26 109 (12.54%) Configuration Management
27 105 (12.08%) BDD

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 91 (10.47%) Apache
2 71 (8.17%) Node.js
3 63 (7.25%) Tomcat
4 52 (5.98%) JBoss
5 48 (5.52%) Elasticsearch
6 38 (4.37%) Confluence
7 36 (4.14%) WebLogic
8 32 (3.68%) WebSphere
9 31 (3.57%) nginx
10 28 (3.22%) Drupal
11 27 (3.11%) Mule
11 27 (3.11%) Apache Spark
12 25 (2.88%) OpenStack
12 25 (2.88%) CMS
13 23 (2.65%) Cloud Foundry
14 20 (2.30%) GlassFish
15 18 (2.07%) MQSeries
15 18 (2.07%) Mule ESB
16 17 (1.96%) Alfresco
17 14 (1.61%) Jetty
Applications
1 8 (0.92%) MS Office
1 8 (0.92%) MS Excel
1 8 (0.92%) SPSS
2 5 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.58%) Magento
3 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.23%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.12%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 128 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.57%) PaaS
4 28 (3.22%) GitHub
5 16 (1.84%) SaaS
6 12 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 10 (1.15%) OpenShift
8 10 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.04%) IaaS
10 6 (0.69%) Office 365
10 6 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.69%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.46%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.23%) Heroku
13 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 98 (11.28%) HTTP
2 53 (6.10%) TCP/IP
3 50 (5.75%) SSL
4 43 (4.95%) Internet
5 33 (3.80%) DNS
6 21 (2.42%) LDAP
7 16 (1.84%) DHCP
8 15 (1.73%) Firewall
9 14 (1.61%) VPN
10 13 (1.50%) OpenLDAP
11 9 (1.04%) Kerberos
11 9 (1.04%) Unified Communications
11 9 (1.04%) Converged Networks
12 8 (0.92%) Software-Defined Networking
12 8 (0.92%) AMQP
12 8 (0.92%) IPsec
13 7 (0.81%) Intranet
13 7 (0.81%) BGP
13 7 (0.81%) Network Security
13 7 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (17.84%) MongoDB
2 146 (16.80%) MySQL
3 116 (13.35%) NoSQL
4 109 (12.54%) Big Data
5 98 (11.28%) Relational Database
6 93 (10.70%) PostgreSQL
7 79 (9.09%) Hadoop
8 66 (7.59%) SQL Server
9 46 (5.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 45 (5.18%) Redis
11 36 (4.14%) RDBMS
12 34 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (1.96%) DB2
14 16 (1.84%) SQLite
14 16 (1.84%) Data Mining
14 16 (1.84%) HBase
15 15 (1.73%) Oracle Database
16 11 (1.27%) Infinispan
17 9 (1.04%) Riak
17 9 (1.04%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 175 (20.14%) Git (software)
2 152 (17.49%) Jenkins
3 91 (10.47%) Maven
4 90 (10.36%) Subversion
5 73 (8.40%) JIRA
6 66 (7.59%) Selenium
7 41 (4.72%) Cucumber
8 38 (4.37%) Mercurial
8 38 (4.37%) JUnit
9 29 (3.34%) JMeter
10 25 (2.88%) Gradle
11 22 (2.53%) Hudson
11 22 (2.53%) Ant
12 21 (2.42%) WebDriver
13 19 (2.19%) Eclipse
14 16 (1.84%) Jasmine
15 15 (1.73%) SpecFlow
15 15 (1.73%) Gerrit
15 15 (1.73%) Artifactory
15 15 (1.73%) Grunt
General
1 139 (16.00%) Finance
2 57 (6.56%) Banking
3 43 (4.95%) Retail
4 35 (4.03%) Marketing
5 33 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.73%) Billing
7 15 (1.73%) Front Office
7 15 (1.73%) Publishing
8 10 (1.15%) Games
9 6 (0.69%) Legal
10 4 (0.46%) Law
10 4 (0.46%) Advertising
10 4 (0.46%) Electronics
10 4 (0.46%) German Language
10 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.23%) Back Office
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 368 (42.35%) Developer
2 155 (17.84%) Architect
3 128 (14.73%) Java Developer
4 56 (6.44%) Technical Architect
5 52 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 46 (5.29%) Analyst
7 29 (3.34%) Business Analyst
8 28 (3.22%) Senior Developer
9 26 (2.99%) Front-End Developer
10 23 (2.65%) Administrator
11 21 (2.42%) Systems Administrator
11 21 (2.42%) Perl Developer
12 19 (2.19%) Software Engineer
12 19 (2.19%) Java Architect
12 19 (2.19%) Agile Java Developer
12 19 (2.19%) Android Developer
13 18 (2.07%) Core Java Developer
13 18 (2.07%) PHP Developer
14 17 (1.96%) Scala Developer
15 14 (1.61%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (18.53%) Web Services
2 159 (18.30%) HTML
3 142 (16.34%) Spring
4 137 (15.77%) CSS
5 110 (12.66%) HTML5
6 100 (11.51%) RESTful
7 96 (11.05%) Hibernate
8 91 (10.47%) AngularJS
9 85 (9.78%) .NET
10 84 (9.67%) REST
11 83 (9.55%) J2EE
11 83 (9.55%) JSON
12 75 (8.63%) CSS3
13 64 (7.36%) XML
14 63 (7.25%) JMS
15 58 (6.67%) jQuery
15 58 (6.67%) Backbone.js
16 51 (5.87%) SOAP
17 46 (5.29%) Spring MVC
17 46 (5.29%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 52 (5.98%) User Experience
4 43 (4.95%) Computer Science
5 29 (3.34%) Visualisation
6 27 (3.11%) Algorithms
7 24 (2.76%) Data Structures
7 24 (2.76%) Data Centre
7 24 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.50%) Mathematics
8 13 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.38%) W3C
10 11 (1.27%) Blog
11 10 (1.15%) IPTV
12 9 (1.04%) N-Tier
12 9 (1.04%) Internet of Things
13 8 (0.92%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.92%) Streaming Video
14 7 (0.81%) Fixed Income
14 7 (0.81%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 267 (30.72%) Linux
2 113 (13.00%) UNIX
3 70 (8.06%) Windows
4 43 (4.95%) Android
5 38 (4.37%) Apple iOS
6 37 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (3.45%) CentOS
8 28 (3.22%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.04%) AIX
9 9 (1.04%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.92%) Solaris
11 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.46%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.23%) Fedora
15 2 (0.23%) VMS
15 2 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (26.81%) Continuous Integration
3 212 (24.40%) TDD
4 204 (23.48%) Scrum
5 184 (21.17%) DevOps
6 109 (12.54%) Configuration Management
7 105 (12.08%) BDD
8 103 (11.85%) OO
9 88 (10.13%) MVC
10 83 (9.55%) SOA
11 70 (8.06%) Software Engineering
12 68 (7.83%) Web Development
13 65 (7.48%) Kanban
14 58 (6.67%) Pair Programming
15 57 (6.56%) E-Commerce
16 55 (6.33%) Project Management
16 55 (6.33%) Microservices
17 50 (5.75%) SDLC
17 50 (5.75%) Analytics
18 48 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 405 (46.61%) Java
2 193 (22.21%) JavaScript
3 175 (20.14%) Python
4 169 (19.45%) SQL
5 164 (18.87%) Ruby
6 113 (13.00%) PHP
7 98 (11.28%) Scala
8 78 (8.98%) Perl
9 70 (8.06%) C#
10 49 (5.64%) Groovy
11 48 (5.52%) Bash Shell
12 45 (5.18%) C++
13 32 (3.68%) Shell Script
14 30 (3.45%) Go
15 23 (2.65%) C
16 18 (2.07%) PL/SQL
17 14 (1.61%) R
18 13 (1.50%) Clojure
18 13 (1.50%) PowerShell
19 10 (1.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 92 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 78 (8.98%) Degree
3 53 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.58%) OCPJP
6 4 (0.46%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.46%) BC Cleared
6 4 (0.46%) ISEB
6 4 (0.46%) CISSP
7 3 (0.35%) PhD
7 3 (0.35%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.35%) CEH
7 3 (0.35%) OSCP
8 2 (0.23%) LPIC
8 2 (0.23%) HP ASE
8 2 (0.23%) HP MASE
8 2 (0.23%) CCIE
8 2 (0.23%) CCNP
8 2 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (8.86%) QA
2 14 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.81%) SLA
4 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.23%) COBIT
5 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 46 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (4.60%) Docker
3 26 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.61%) vCloud
5 11 (1.27%) Varnish
6 9 (1.04%) Squid
7 6 (0.69%) NFS
8 5 (0.58%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.58%) Firmware
8 5 (0.58%) XenServer
8 5 (0.58%) HDFS
9 4 (0.46%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.46%) Samba
10 3 (0.35%) vSphere
10 3 (0.35%) Gluster
10 3 (0.35%) GPFS
10 3 (0.35%) Ceph
10 3 (0.35%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 130 (14.96%) Puppet
2 75 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (7.59%) Ansible
4 43 (4.95%) Salt
5 23 (2.65%) ZABBIX
6 22 (2.53%) Vagrant
6 22 (2.53%) logstash
7 20 (2.30%) Kibana
8 19 (2.19%) Rundeck
9 15 (1.73%) Nagios
10 14 (1.61%) HAProxy
11 11 (1.27%) Cacti
12 9 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
14 4 (0.46%) yum
14 4 (0.46%) Cobbler
14 4 (0.46%) SmokePing
14 4 (0.46%) WSUS
14 4 (0.46%) Netcool
15 3 (0.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 120 (13.81%) Oracle
2 66 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 65 (7.48%) Red Hat
4 64 (7.36%) VMware
5 29 (3.34%) Atlassian
6 28 (3.22%) Splunk
6 28 (3.22%) IBM
7 20 (2.30%) Cisco
7 20 (2.30%) TIBCO
8 18 (2.07%) Adobe
9 17 (1.96%) Google
10 16 (1.84%) HP
10 16 (1.84%) Pega
11 14 (1.61%) SaltStack
12 13 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.38%) Apple
13 12 (1.38%) Sitecore
13 12 (1.38%) hybris
14 11 (1.27%) Rackspace
15 10 (1.15%) SOASTA, Inc
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