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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 91 151 174
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +23
Contract jobs citing Open Source 521 382 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.13% 1.52% 1.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.95% 4.05% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 292 194
Average daily rate
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£425 £414 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% +3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £49.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.66%
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
8754 9434 9603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 37.53% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 6545 6487
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 178 254
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.18 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £47.00 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
(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 +22 74 £400 +2.56% 44
Canary Wharf +24 2 £588 -
Harrow +3 2 £400 -
Croydon - 2 £635 - 1
Westminster - 1 £690 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 -
Surbiton - 1 - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Hackney - - - - 1
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 635 (61.89%) Agile Software Development
2 422 (41.13%) Java
3 353 (34.41%) Linux
4 322 (31.38%) TDD
5 277 (27.00%) Scrum
6 237 (23.10%) JavaScript
7 224 (21.83%) Continuous Integration
8 218 (21.25%) HTML
9 208 (20.27%) Ruby
10 199 (19.40%) BDD
11 192 (18.71%) CSS
12 182 (17.74%) Web Services
13 178 (17.35%) SQL
14 177 (17.25%) Puppet
15 164 (15.98%) MySQL
16 157 (15.30%) DevOps
17 156 (15.20%) Jenkins
18 153 (14.91%) PHP
19 150 (14.62%) Git (software)
20 144 (14.04%) HTML5
21 140 (13.65%) QA
22 138 (13.45%) Python
23 135 (13.16%) NoSQL
24 134 (13.06%) OO
25 122 (11.89%) MongoDB
26 116 (11.31%) Apache
26 116 (11.31%) XML
26 116 (11.31%) Spring
27 114 (11.11%) UNIX
27 114 (11.11%) Opscode Chef

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 116 (11.31%) Apache
2 77 (7.50%) Node.js
3 55 (5.36%) Tomcat
4 46 (4.48%) CMS
5 41 (4.00%) Drupal
6 37 (3.61%) nginx
7 36 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
8 27 (2.63%) OpenStack
9 18 (1.75%) WordPress
9 18 (1.75%) Apache Solr
10 16 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (1.36%) Jetty
12 13 (1.27%) Confluence
13 12 (1.17%) Apache Pig
13 12 (1.17%) IIS
14 11 (1.07%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.07%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.97%) SharePoint
16 9 (0.88%) Alfresco
17 8 (0.78%) Mule
Applications
1 17 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.49%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.29%) MS Office
6 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.097%) InDesign
7 1 (0.097%) SPSS
7 1 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.097%) GIMP
7 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.19%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.19%) Summit
3 1 (0.097%) Tridion
3 1 (0.097%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.097%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 50 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (3.22%) GitHub
4 20 (1.95%) Amazon S3
5 17 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (1.66%) PaaS
6 16 (1.56%) SaaS
7 14 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.88%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.58%) IaaS
10 5 (0.49%) Joyent
11 4 (0.39%) Heroku
12 3 (0.29%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.097%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 96 (9.36%) HTTP
2 60 (5.85%) TCP/IP
3 57 (5.56%) Internet
3 57 (5.56%) SSL
4 44 (4.29%) DNS
5 18 (1.75%) Firewall
6 15 (1.46%) DHCP
7 13 (1.27%) LDAP
8 12 (1.17%) SAN
9 11 (1.07%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (0.88%) IPsec
10 9 (0.88%) FTP
11 7 (0.68%) BGP
11 7 (0.68%) VPN
12 6 (0.58%) Network Security
12 6 (0.58%) SMTP
13 5 (0.49%) SSH
13 5 (0.49%) Intranet
13 5 (0.49%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (15.98%) MySQL
2 135 (13.16%) NoSQL
3 122 (11.89%) MongoDB
4 72 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 66 (6.43%) Big Data
6 63 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
7 49 (4.78%) Hadoop
8 38 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 34 (3.31%) SQL Server
10 32 (3.12%) Redis
11 30 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (1.95%) Apache Hive
13 17 (1.66%) HBase
14 13 (1.27%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.97%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
17 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database
18 6 (0.58%) MarkLogic
18 6 (0.58%) Data Mining
19 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 156 (15.20%) Jenkins
2 150 (14.62%) Git (software)
3 110 (10.72%) Selenium
4 106 (10.33%) Cucumber
5 96 (9.36%) Maven
6 61 (5.95%) Subversion
7 41 (4.00%) JUnit
8 39 (3.80%) JIRA
9 35 (3.41%) WATIR
10 33 (3.22%) WebDriver
11 29 (2.83%) QuickTest Pro
12 24 (2.34%) Sahi
13 22 (2.14%) TeamCity
13 22 (2.14%) SpecFlow
14 19 (1.85%) Mockito
15 17 (1.66%) FitNesse
15 17 (1.66%) Hudson
16 16 (1.56%) Capybara
17 15 (1.46%) JMeter
17 15 (1.46%) IntelliJ
General
1 106 (10.33%) Finance
2 33 (3.22%) Banking
3 31 (3.02%) Front Office
4 30 (2.92%) Back Office
5 24 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.14%) Publishing
7 20 (1.95%) Marketing
8 17 (1.66%) Games
9 13 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.17%) Advertising
11 11 (1.07%) Retail
12 7 (0.68%) Legal
12 7 (0.68%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.58%) Law
14 5 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.097%) Electronics
16 1 (0.097%) Billing
16 1 (0.097%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 444 (43.27%) Developer
2 138 (13.45%) Java Developer
3 94 (9.16%) Architect
4 86 (8.38%) Analyst
5 74 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 58 (5.65%) Senior Developer
7 44 (4.29%) Front-End Developer
8 41 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 41 (4.00%) Technical Architect
9 34 (3.31%) Software Engineer
9 34 (3.31%) Tester
10 31 (3.02%) Test Analyst
10 31 (3.02%) PHP Developer
11 28 (2.73%) Web Developer
12 25 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
13 24 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 24 (2.34%) Scala Developer
13 24 (2.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 23 (2.24%) Consultant
15 22 (2.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (21.25%) HTML
2 192 (18.71%) CSS
3 182 (17.74%) Web Services
4 144 (14.04%) HTML5
5 116 (11.31%) XML
5 116 (11.31%) Spring
6 109 (10.62%) REST
7 105 (10.23%) CSS3
8 83 (8.09%) .NET
9 81 (7.89%) jQuery
10 77 (7.50%) JSON
11 72 (7.02%) LAMP
12 69 (6.73%) AngularJS
13 66 (6.43%) Ruby on Rails
14 55 (5.36%) RESTful
15 48 (4.68%) J2EE
16 43 (4.19%) Hibernate
17 42 (4.09%) Sass
17 42 (4.09%) SOAP
18 41 (4.00%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.24%) Computer Science
2 49 (4.78%) Mobile App
3 41 (4.00%) User Experience
4 36 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (1.85%) Mathematics
6 18 (1.75%) Visualisation
7 17 (1.66%) GIS
8 14 (1.36%) Derivative
8 14 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.07%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 10 (0.97%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.88%) Replication
12 8 (0.78%) Clustering
13 7 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.68%) Social Network
13 7 (0.68%) Wiki
13 7 (0.68%) Animation
13 7 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.58%) Xbox
14 6 (0.58%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 353 (34.41%) Linux
2 114 (11.11%) UNIX
3 50 (4.87%) Windows
4 48 (4.68%) CentOS
5 40 (3.90%) Ubuntu
6 38 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 34 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (2.63%) Android
9 15 (1.46%) Debian
10 12 (1.17%) Mac OS X
11 11 (1.07%) VME
12 10 (0.97%) MVS
13 9 (0.88%) Solaris
14 6 (0.58%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.58%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.19%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.097%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (61.89%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (31.38%) TDD
3 277 (27.00%) Scrum
4 224 (21.83%) Continuous Integration
5 199 (19.40%) BDD
6 157 (15.30%) DevOps
7 134 (13.06%) OO
8 113 (11.01%) Configuration Management
9 91 (8.87%) MVC
10 90 (8.77%) Kanban
11 83 (8.09%) Software Engineering
11 83 (8.09%) Pair Programming
12 81 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 60 (5.85%) Project Management
14 59 (5.75%) User Stories
15 57 (5.56%) E-Commerce
15 57 (5.56%) Automated Testing
16 52 (5.07%) SOA
16 52 (5.07%) Web Development
17 50 (4.87%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 422 (41.13%) Java
2 237 (23.10%) JavaScript
3 208 (20.27%) Ruby
4 178 (17.35%) SQL
5 153 (14.91%) PHP
6 138 (13.45%) Python
7 91 (8.87%) Scala
8 67 (6.53%) C#
8 67 (6.53%) C++
9 53 (5.17%) Perl
10 41 (4.00%) Bash Shell
11 32 (3.12%) Shell Script
12 23 (2.24%) Groovy
13 22 (2.14%) C
14 16 (1.56%) Clojure
15 13 (1.27%) AWK
15 13 (1.27%) sed
16 11 (1.07%) PowerShell
17 9 (0.88%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.88%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 99 (9.65%) Degree
2 91 (8.87%) Security Cleared
3 67 (6.53%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.24%) ISEB
5 9 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.39%) RHCE
7 4 (0.39%) CISSP
7 4 (0.39%) CCIE
7 4 (0.39%) CCSP
7 4 (0.39%) CCNP
7 4 (0.39%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.19%) CCNA
9 2 (0.19%) CEH
10 1 (0.097%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (13.65%) QA
2 7 (0.68%) SLA
3 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
5 2 (0.19%) WCAG
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.097%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (1.66%) vCloud
3 12 (1.17%) Varnish
4 11 (1.07%) Active Directory
5 9 (0.88%) NFS
5 9 (0.88%) Xen
6 6 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.49%) KVM
7 5 (0.49%) XenServer
7 5 (0.49%) vSphere
8 4 (0.39%) Squid
8 4 (0.39%) Nmap
8 4 (0.39%) Snort
8 4 (0.39%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.29%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.29%) Dovecot
10 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.097%) Docker
11 1 (0.097%) HDFS
11 1 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 177 (17.25%) Puppet
2 114 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (5.56%) Nagios
4 21 (2.05%) Graylog2
5 18 (1.75%) ZABBIX
5 18 (1.75%) Salt
6 15 (1.46%) Kibana
6 15 (1.46%) Cacti
6 15 (1.46%) Vagrant
7 14 (1.36%) Oozie
7 14 (1.36%) Zenoss
8 13 (1.27%) Ansible
9 11 (1.07%) YUM
10 9 (0.88%) Foglight
11 6 (0.58%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.58%) Nessus
12 4 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.29%) Icinga
13 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.19%) Ambari
Vendors
1 70 (6.82%) Oracle
2 63 (6.14%) VMware
3 59 (5.75%) Red Hat
4 42 (4.09%) Microsoft
5 30 (2.92%) Zend
6 27 (2.63%) Google
7 25 (2.44%) Cisco
8 24 (2.34%) JBoss
9 20 (1.95%) SaltStack
10 14 (1.36%) Splunk
11 13 (1.27%) Perforce
11 13 (1.27%) Adobe
12 12 (1.17%) New Relic
13 11 (1.07%) IBM
13 11 (1.07%) Rackspace
13 11 (1.07%) Percona
14 10 (0.97%) Akamai
14 10 (0.97%) HP
15 7 (0.68%) TIBCO
15 7 (0.68%) Citrix
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £760 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £400
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: £400-500pd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago