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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 86 142 188
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +46
Contract jobs citing Open Source 511 388 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.13% 1.55% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.99% 4.81% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 296 181
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.20% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £49.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
7310 8071 8222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.49% 32.27% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4846 5560 5618
Average daily rate £450 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £628 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 173 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +14 69 £450 +7.14% 72
Croydon - 3 £700 - 1
Canary Wharf +15 1 £425 -29.16%
Harrow +3 1 - - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Surbiton - 1 - - 2
Westminster - 1 £690 - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 423 (42.94%) Java
2 334 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (33.50%) Linux
4 301 (30.56%) TDD
5 258 (26.19%) Scrum
6 221 (22.44%) JavaScript
7 212 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
8 211 (21.42%) HTML
9 196 (19.90%) Ruby
9 196 (19.90%) BDD
10 185 (18.78%) CSS
11 177 (17.97%) SQL
12 173 (17.56%) Web Services
13 160 (16.24%) Puppet
14 144 (14.62%) Jenkins
14 144 (14.62%) HTML5
15 143 (14.52%) MySQL
16 139 (14.11%) OO
16 139 (14.11%) DevOps
17 137 (13.91%) Python
18 135 (13.71%) Git (software)
19 134 (13.60%) NoSQL
20 130 (13.20%) PHP
21 128 (12.99%) QA
22 117 (11.88%) REST
22 117 (11.88%) Spring
23 115 (11.68%) XML
24 112 (11.37%) MongoDB
25 111 (11.27%) Selenium
26 109 (11.07%) CSS3

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 100 (10.15%) Apache
2 84 (8.53%) Node.js
3 60 (6.09%) Tomcat
4 50 (5.08%) CMS
5 37 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (3.35%) Drupal
7 25 (2.54%) nginx
8 21 (2.13%) OpenStack
9 20 (2.03%) WordPress
10 14 (1.42%) Jetty
10 14 (1.42%) Apache Solr
10 14 (1.42%) Confluence
11 13 (1.32%) IIS
12 12 (1.22%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.12%) WebLogic
13 11 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (1.02%) Apache Pig
14 10 (1.02%) Alfresco
15 9 (0.91%) Mule
16 6 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.81%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.41%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.30%) MS Office
5 2 (0.20%) SPSS
5 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.10%) GIMP
6 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (0.30%) Magento
2 2 (0.20%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.20%) Summit
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.10%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (2.54%) GitHub
4 19 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (1.73%) PaaS
6 15 (1.52%) SaaS
7 14 (1.42%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.91%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.41%) IaaS
9 4 (0.41%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.30%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.30%) Heroku
11 1 (0.10%) Joyent
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 92 (9.34%) HTTP
2 59 (5.99%) TCP/IP
3 57 (5.79%) SSL
4 55 (5.58%) Internet
5 46 (4.67%) DNS
6 19 (1.93%) Firewall
7 16 (1.62%) DHCP
8 14 (1.42%) LDAP
9 10 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (0.91%) Network Security
10 9 (0.91%) FTP
10 9 (0.91%) IPsec
10 9 (0.91%) SAN
11 8 (0.81%) VPN
11 8 (0.81%) WAN
12 7 (0.71%) SMTP
12 7 (0.71%) SNMP
12 7 (0.71%) MPLS
12 7 (0.71%) BGP
13 5 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (14.52%) MySQL
2 134 (13.60%) NoSQL
3 112 (11.37%) MongoDB
4 73 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 63 (6.40%) Big Data
6 57 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (4.47%) Hadoop
8 35 (3.55%) Relational Database
9 31 (3.15%) SQL Server
10 29 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (2.03%) Redis
12 16 (1.62%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.42%) Apache Hive
14 13 (1.32%) HBase
15 10 (1.02%) CouchDB
15 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.61%) MarkLogic
17 6 (0.61%) KDB
17 6 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 144 (14.62%) Jenkins
2 135 (13.71%) Git (software)
3 111 (11.27%) Selenium
4 104 (10.56%) Cucumber
5 96 (9.75%) Maven
6 52 (5.28%) Subversion
7 39 (3.96%) WebDriver
8 38 (3.86%) JUnit
9 35 (3.55%) JIRA
10 33 (3.35%) WATIR
11 27 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
12 22 (2.23%) Sahi
13 20 (2.03%) SpecFlow
14 18 (1.83%) Hudson
15 16 (1.62%) TeamCity
15 16 (1.62%) FitNesse
16 15 (1.52%) Ant
16 15 (1.52%) Mockito
17 14 (1.42%) Grunt
18 12 (1.22%) JMeter
General
1 106 (10.76%) Finance
2 33 (3.35%) Front Office
3 30 (3.05%) Back Office
4 23 (2.34%) Banking
5 21 (2.13%) Publishing
5 21 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.83%) Marketing
7 16 (1.62%) Games
8 12 (1.22%) Advertising
9 9 (0.91%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.81%) Retail
10 8 (0.81%) Law
11 7 (0.71%) Legal
11 7 (0.71%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.10%) Electronics
14 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 423 (42.94%) Developer
2 137 (13.91%) Java Developer
3 94 (9.54%) Architect
4 80 (8.12%) Analyst
5 71 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 50 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 43 (4.37%) Front-End Developer
8 37 (3.76%) Software Engineer
9 35 (3.55%) Business Analyst
10 33 (3.35%) Tester
10 33 (3.35%) Technical Architect
10 33 (3.35%) Test Analyst
11 29 (2.94%) PHP Developer
12 28 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
13 27 (2.74%) Ruby on Rails Developer
14 26 (2.64%) Scala Developer
14 26 (2.64%) Enterprise Architect
14 26 (2.64%) Consultant
14 26 (2.64%) Web Developer
15 24 (2.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (21.42%) HTML
2 185 (18.78%) CSS
3 173 (17.56%) Web Services
4 144 (14.62%) HTML5
5 117 (11.88%) REST
5 117 (11.88%) Spring
6 115 (11.68%) XML
7 109 (11.07%) CSS3
8 84 (8.53%) .NET
8 84 (8.53%) JSON
9 82 (8.32%) jQuery
10 70 (7.11%) AngularJS
11 66 (6.70%) Ruby on Rails
12 61 (6.19%) RESTful
13 58 (5.89%) LAMP
14 44 (4.47%) Hibernate
14 44 (4.47%) J2EE
15 42 (4.26%) Backbone.js
15 42 (4.26%) Sass
16 41 (4.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.89%) Computer Science
2 55 (5.58%) Mobile App
3 21 (2.13%) GIS
4 18 (1.83%) Mathematics
4 18 (1.83%) Visualisation
5 17 (1.73%) Derivative
6 13 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.12%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 11 (1.12%) Statistics
8 10 (1.02%) Blackberry
9 8 (0.81%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.71%) Digital Media
10 7 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.71%) Animation
10 7 (0.71%) Wiki
10 7 (0.71%) Social Network
11 6 (0.61%) Video on Demand
12 5 (0.51%) Xbox
12 5 (0.51%) Replication
12 5 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 330 (33.50%) Linux
2 99 (10.05%) UNIX
3 48 (4.87%) Windows
4 43 (4.37%) Apple iOS
5 34 (3.45%) CentOS
6 33 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (3.25%) Ubuntu
8 28 (2.84%) Android
9 11 (1.12%) VME
10 10 (1.02%) MVS
11 9 (0.91%) Mac OS X
11 9 (0.91%) Debian
12 8 (0.81%) Solaris
13 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.51%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.20%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (33.91%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (30.56%) TDD
3 258 (26.19%) Scrum
4 212 (21.52%) Continuous Integration
5 196 (19.90%) BDD
6 139 (14.11%) OO
6 139 (14.11%) DevOps
7 102 (10.36%) Configuration Management
8 89 (9.04%) MVC
8 89 (9.04%) Software Engineering
9 83 (8.43%) Test Automation
10 79 (8.02%) Kanban
11 77 (7.82%) Pair Programming
12 63 (6.40%) Project Management
13 57 (5.79%) E-Commerce
13 57 (5.79%) SOA
14 56 (5.69%) User Stories
15 51 (5.18%) Web Development
16 46 (4.67%) Automated Testing
17 45 (4.57%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 423 (42.94%) Java
2 221 (22.44%) JavaScript
3 196 (19.90%) Ruby
4 177 (17.97%) SQL
5 137 (13.91%) Python
6 130 (13.20%) PHP
7 93 (9.44%) Scala
8 68 (6.90%) C#
9 67 (6.80%) C++
10 51 (5.18%) Perl
11 36 (3.65%) Bash Shell
12 27 (2.74%) Groovy
13 26 (2.64%) Shell Script
14 23 (2.34%) C
15 14 (1.42%) Clojure
16 11 (1.12%) sed
16 11 (1.12%) AWK
17 8 (0.81%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.81%) ActionScript
18 7 (0.71%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 91 (9.24%) Security Cleared
2 85 (8.63%) Degree
3 70 (7.11%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.23%) ISEB
5 9 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.41%) OCPJP
8 4 (0.41%) CISSP
8 4 (0.41%) CCIE
8 4 (0.41%) CCSP
8 4 (0.41%) CCNP
9 3 (0.30%) MCSE
9 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.20%) RHCE
10 2 (0.20%) CEH
10 2 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (12.99%) QA
2 7 (0.71%) SLA
3 5 (0.51%) SNOMED CT
3 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.20%) WCAG
4 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.42%) vCloud
3 13 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.71%) Xen
5 6 (0.61%) NFS
5 6 (0.61%) vSphere
6 4 (0.41%) Snort
6 4 (0.41%) Nmap
6 4 (0.41%) Squid
6 4 (0.41%) KVM
7 3 (0.30%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.30%) Varnish
7 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.30%) Dovecot
7 3 (0.30%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.20%) XenServer
9 1 (0.10%) XenApp
9 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 160 (16.24%) Puppet
2 96 (9.75%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (4.26%) Nagios
4 20 (2.03%) Salt
5 19 (1.93%) Vagrant
6 16 (1.62%) ZABBIX
7 14 (1.42%) Ansible
7 14 (1.42%) Graylog2
8 13 (1.32%) Kibana
9 12 (1.22%) Zenoss
10 11 (1.12%) YUM
11 10 (1.02%) Oozie
11 10 (1.02%) Foglight
12 9 (0.91%) Cacti
13 6 (0.61%) Nessus
14 4 (0.41%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
16 2 (0.20%) logstash
16 2 (0.20%) SCOM
16 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 83 (8.43%) Oracle
2 51 (5.18%) VMware
3 46 (4.67%) Microsoft
4 45 (4.57%) Red Hat
5 28 (2.84%) JBoss
6 27 (2.74%) Cisco
6 27 (2.74%) Zend
7 26 (2.64%) Google
8 19 (1.93%) SaltStack
9 15 (1.52%) IBM
10 13 (1.32%) Adobe
10 13 (1.32%) Splunk
11 11 (1.12%) Perforce
11 11 (1.12%) HP
12 9 (0.91%) Citrix
13 8 (0.81%) NetApp
13 8 (0.81%) Atlassian
14 7 (0.71%) Rackspace
14 7 (0.71%) Percona
14 7 (0.71%) Informatica
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Anantha
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montagu Black
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago