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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 114 126 160
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +34
Contract jobs citing Open Source 399 369 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.90% 1.69% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.39% 4.50% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 288 191
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £52.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
7398 8201 7243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.22% 37.45% 37.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5191 5655 5077
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 162 188
Average hourly rate £19.18 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.08% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 66 £463 +2.77% 64
Canary Wharf +6 4 £425 -39.28%
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 569 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (40.50%) Java
3 348 (37.99%) Linux
4 243 (26.53%) TDD
5 236 (25.76%) Ruby
6 212 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
7 207 (22.60%) Puppet
8 205 (22.38%) JavaScript
9 204 (22.27%) DevOps
10 195 (21.29%) Web Services
11 190 (20.74%) Scrum
12 168 (18.34%) Git (software)
13 167 (18.23%) Python
14 166 (18.12%) MySQL
15 164 (17.90%) MongoDB
16 159 (17.36%) HTML
17 147 (16.05%) PHP
18 145 (15.83%) Opscode Chef
18 145 (15.83%) BDD
19 143 (15.61%) SQL
20 142 (15.50%) CSS
21 138 (15.07%) NoSQL
22 135 (14.74%) Apache
23 134 (14.63%) Jenkins
24 133 (14.52%) UNIX
25 128 (13.97%) QA
26 125 (13.65%) .NET
27 123 (13.43%) Configuration Management
28 112 (12.23%) OO
29 103 (11.24%) Degree

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 135 (14.74%) Apache
2 66 (7.21%) Tomcat
3 57 (6.22%) Node.js
4 46 (5.02%) nginx
5 39 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
5 39 (4.26%) OpenStack
6 33 (3.60%) JBoss
7 32 (3.49%) Drupal
8 24 (2.62%) CMS
9 21 (2.29%) Apache Solr
10 20 (2.18%) Confluence
11 19 (2.07%) Mule
12 18 (1.97%) Apache Pig
13 16 (1.75%) IIS
14 14 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (1.42%) Apache Spark
16 12 (1.31%) SAS
17 10 (1.09%) SharePoint
18 9 (0.98%) WebLogic
18 9 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.87%) MS Office
3 5 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.22%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.11%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.55%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Summit
3 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.11%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.69%) GitHub
2 42 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (2.07%) Amazon S3
5 13 (1.42%) SaaS
6 11 (1.20%) Joyent
7 9 (0.98%) PaaS
8 7 (0.76%) IaaS
9 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.55%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.44%) Heroku
12 2 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.11%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 90 (9.83%) HTTP
2 66 (7.21%) SSL
3 61 (6.66%) TCP/IP
4 45 (4.91%) Internet
5 35 (3.82%) DNS
6 16 (1.75%) SAN
7 15 (1.64%) Firewall
7 15 (1.64%) AMQP
8 11 (1.20%) LDAP
9 9 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (0.98%) VPN
10 8 (0.87%) DHCP
11 7 (0.76%) Intranet
11 7 (0.76%) WAN
11 7 (0.76%) FTP
11 7 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (0.66%) IPsec
13 5 (0.55%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.55%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.55%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (18.12%) MySQL
2 164 (17.90%) MongoDB
3 138 (15.07%) NoSQL
4 75 (8.19%) Hadoop
5 73 (7.97%) PostgreSQL
6 63 (6.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 59 (6.44%) Big Data
8 43 (4.69%) Relational Database
9 42 (4.59%) SQL Server
10 38 (4.15%) Redis
11 33 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (3.28%) Apache Hive
13 20 (2.18%) HBase
14 18 (1.97%) CouchDB
15 14 (1.53%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.20%) Oracle Database
17 10 (1.09%) OLTP
18 9 (0.98%) Data Mining
18 9 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
19 8 (0.87%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 168 (18.34%) Git (software)
2 134 (14.63%) Jenkins
3 102 (11.14%) Cucumber
4 98 (10.70%) Selenium
5 83 (9.06%) Maven
6 75 (8.19%) Subversion
7 50 (5.46%) JIRA
8 45 (4.91%) JUnit
9 40 (4.37%) WATIR
10 37 (4.04%) QuickTest Pro
11 33 (3.60%) Sahi
12 29 (3.17%) SpecFlow
12 29 (3.17%) TeamCity
13 22 (2.40%) JMeter
14 21 (2.29%) WebDriver
15 20 (2.18%) PHPUnit
16 18 (1.97%) Hudson
17 17 (1.86%) Capybara
18 16 (1.75%) Mockito
18 16 (1.75%) IntelliJ
General
1 92 (10.04%) Finance
2 47 (5.13%) Banking
3 24 (2.62%) Investment Banking
4 22 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.40%) Marketing
5 21 (2.29%) Retail
6 17 (1.86%) Games
7 16 (1.75%) Front Office
8 14 (1.53%) Legal
9 13 (1.42%) Law
10 12 (1.31%) Publishing
11 7 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.66%) Advertising
12 6 (0.66%) Back Office
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
13 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.22%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.22%) iGaming
13 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 374 (40.83%) Developer
2 98 (10.70%) Architect
3 94 (10.26%) Java Developer
4 90 (9.83%) DevOps Engineer
5 69 (7.53%) Senior Developer
6 65 (7.10%) Analyst
7 41 (4.48%) Business Analyst
8 31 (3.38%) Technical Architect
8 31 (3.38%) PHP Developer
9 29 (3.17%) Web Developer
10 27 (2.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 26 (2.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 26 (2.84%) Front-End Developer
12 25 (2.73%) C# Developer
13 24 (2.62%) Tester
14 23 (2.51%) Administrator
15 21 (2.29%) Software Engineer
16 19 (2.07%) Digital Architect
16 19 (2.07%) Ruby Developer
17 17 (1.86%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (21.29%) Web Services
2 159 (17.36%) HTML
3 142 (15.50%) CSS
4 125 (13.65%) .NET
5 101 (11.03%) REST
6 91 (9.93%) HTML5
7 80 (8.73%) XML
8 76 (8.30%) LAMP
9 71 (7.75%) jQuery
9 71 (7.75%) AngularJS
10 66 (7.21%) Spring
11 63 (6.88%) CSS3
12 50 (5.46%) RESTful
13 43 (4.69%) SOAP
14 42 (4.59%) Ruby on Rails
15 41 (4.48%) JSON
16 38 (4.15%) J2EE
16 38 (4.15%) Hibernate
17 36 (3.93%) Symfony
18 29 (3.17%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.37%) Computer Science
2 32 (3.49%) Mobile App
2 32 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (2.95%) User Experience
4 22 (2.40%) Algorithms
5 15 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.42%) Visualisation
7 13 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 12 (1.31%) Clustering
8 12 (1.31%) Taxonomies
9 10 (1.09%) Online Games
9 10 (1.09%) GIS
9 10 (1.09%) Replication
9 10 (1.09%) Mathematics
10 9 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 9 (0.98%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.87%) Video on Demand
11 8 (0.87%) Blog
11 8 (0.87%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 348 (37.99%) Linux
2 133 (14.52%) UNIX
3 74 (8.08%) CentOS
4 62 (6.77%) Ubuntu
5 57 (6.22%) Windows
6 37 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (2.40%) Debian
8 15 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.20%) Android
10 10 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.87%) Solaris
11 8 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.66%) SUSE
13 5 (0.55%) MVS
13 5 (0.55%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.55%) VME
14 4 (0.44%) AIX
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 569 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (26.53%) TDD
3 212 (23.14%) Continuous Integration
4 204 (22.27%) DevOps
5 190 (20.74%) Scrum
6 145 (15.83%) BDD
7 123 (13.43%) Configuration Management
8 112 (12.23%) OO
9 71 (7.75%) Project Management
10 70 (7.64%) Pair Programming
11 68 (7.42%) Kanban
12 59 (6.44%) Software Engineering
13 58 (6.33%) Test Automation
13 58 (6.33%) MVC
14 48 (5.24%) E-Commerce
14 48 (5.24%) Service Delivery
15 46 (5.02%) Automated Testing
16 45 (4.91%) Load Balancing
17 43 (4.69%) Waterfall
17 43 (4.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 371 (40.50%) Java
2 236 (25.76%) Ruby
3 205 (22.38%) JavaScript
4 167 (18.23%) Python
5 147 (16.05%) PHP
6 143 (15.61%) SQL
7 78 (8.52%) C#
8 64 (6.99%) Scala
9 59 (6.44%) Bash Shell
10 58 (6.33%) Perl
11 52 (5.68%) C++
12 47 (5.13%) Shell Script
13 22 (2.40%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.75%) Clojure
14 16 (1.75%) ActionScript
15 13 (1.42%) C
16 12 (1.31%) PowerShell
17 11 (1.20%) sed
18 10 (1.09%) Groovy
18 10 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (11.24%) Degree
2 71 (7.75%) Security Cleared
3 39 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.98%) ISEB
4 9 (0.98%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.55%) CISSP
7 4 (0.44%) CCIE
7 4 (0.44%) CCSP
7 4 (0.44%) CCNP
8 3 (0.33%) RHCE
9 2 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.22%) CCNA
9 2 (0.22%) PMP
9 2 (0.22%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.11%) MCITP
10 1 (0.11%) CEH
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (13.97%) QA
2 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (3.06%) vCloud
3 19 (2.07%) Varnish
4 17 (1.86%) NFS
5 14 (1.53%) HDFS
6 11 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.09%) Apache Flume
7 10 (1.09%) Active Directory
8 8 (0.87%) Xen
9 6 (0.66%) vSphere
10 5 (0.55%) Snort
10 5 (0.55%) KVM
11 4 (0.44%) XenServer
11 4 (0.44%) Docker
11 4 (0.44%) Nmap
12 3 (0.33%) Squid
12 3 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.33%) XenApp
13 2 (0.22%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 207 (22.60%) Puppet
2 145 (15.83%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (8.95%) Nagios
4 30 (3.28%) Kibana
5 29 (3.17%) Graylog2
5 29 (3.17%) Ansible
6 26 (2.84%) Graphite
7 25 (2.73%) ZABBIX
8 20 (2.18%) Cacti
9 18 (1.97%) Zenoss
10 15 (1.64%) Oozie
10 15 (1.64%) Vagrant
11 14 (1.53%) Salt
12 13 (1.42%) logstash
13 11 (1.20%) Icinga
14 9 (0.98%) yum
15 7 (0.76%) HAProxy
16 5 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
16 5 (0.55%) Nessus
17 3 (0.33%) Foglight
Vendors
1 64 (6.99%) Red Hat
2 61 (6.66%) VMware
3 54 (5.90%) Microsoft
4 39 (4.26%) Oracle
5 33 (3.60%) Zend
6 26 (2.84%) Rackspace
7 21 (2.29%) SaltStack
8 20 (2.18%) Splunk
9 17 (1.86%) Perforce
9 17 (1.86%) Cisco
10 16 (1.75%) Percona
10 16 (1.75%) DigitalOcean
11 15 (1.64%) Google
11 15 (1.64%) New Relic
11 15 (1.64%) Akamai
12 12 (1.31%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.20%) Adobe
14 10 (1.09%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.76%) NetApp
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day to £700/day (Ltd Co. basis)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £580.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650 - £750 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 20 days ago