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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 90 141 187
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +46
Contract jobs citing Open Source 511 388 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.10% 1.53% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.91% 4.75% 3.31%
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 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.49% +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
7394 8163 8241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.41% 32.22% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4925 5629 5631
Average daily rate £450 £459 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 174 220
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 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -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 1 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 1 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
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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 +9 69 £450 +7.14% 86
Croydon - 3 £700 - 1
Canary Wharf +18 1 £425 -29.16%
Harrow +3 1 - - 1
Isleworth - 1 £378 - 1
Surbiton - 1 - - 2
Westminster - 1 £690 - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Hackney - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 412 (42.26%) Java
2 332 (34.05%) Linux
3 326 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
4 297 (30.46%) TDD
5 255 (26.15%) Scrum
6 218 (22.36%) JavaScript
7 210 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
8 209 (21.44%) HTML
9 194 (19.90%) BDD
10 193 (19.79%) Ruby
11 183 (18.77%) CSS
12 178 (18.26%) SQL
13 169 (17.33%) Web Services
14 159 (16.31%) Puppet
15 143 (14.67%) Jenkins
15 143 (14.67%) HTML5
15 143 (14.67%) MySQL
16 138 (14.15%) DevOps
17 135 (13.85%) OO
18 134 (13.74%) Git (software)
19 133 (13.64%) PHP
19 133 (13.64%) Python
20 130 (13.33%) NoSQL
21 127 (13.03%) QA
22 116 (11.90%) REST
23 115 (11.79%) XML
23 115 (11.79%) Spring
24 109 (11.18%) MongoDB
24 109 (11.18%) Selenium
25 108 (11.08%) CSS3

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 103 (10.56%) Apache
2 83 (8.51%) Node.js
3 57 (5.85%) Tomcat
4 49 (5.03%) CMS
5 38 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
6 33 (3.38%) Drupal
7 25 (2.56%) nginx
8 21 (2.15%) OpenStack
9 19 (1.95%) WordPress
10 14 (1.44%) Jetty
10 14 (1.44%) Apache Solr
11 13 (1.33%) Confluence
11 13 (1.33%) IIS
12 12 (1.23%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.13%) WebLogic
13 11 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (1.03%) Apache Pig
14 10 (1.03%) Alfresco
15 8 (0.82%) Mule
16 6 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.82%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.41%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.31%) MS Office
5 2 (0.21%) SPSS
5 2 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.10%) GIMP
6 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.21%) Summit
2 2 (0.21%) Magento
2 2 (0.21%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.10%) Tridion
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.87%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (2.56%) GitHub
4 19 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (1.74%) PaaS
6 15 (1.54%) SaaS
7 14 (1.44%) Amazon S3
7 14 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.92%) Google App Engine
9 4 (0.41%) IaaS
9 4 (0.41%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.31%) Heroku
11 1 (0.10%) Joyent
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 90 (9.23%) HTTP
2 59 (6.05%) TCP/IP
3 57 (5.85%) SSL
4 53 (5.44%) Internet
5 46 (4.72%) DNS
6 19 (1.95%) Firewall
7 16 (1.64%) DHCP
8 14 (1.44%) LDAP
9 10 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.03%) SAN
10 9 (0.92%) IPsec
10 9 (0.92%) WAN
10 9 (0.92%) Network Security
11 8 (0.82%) VPN
11 8 (0.82%) FTP
12 7 (0.72%) SNMP
12 7 (0.72%) SMTP
12 7 (0.72%) MPLS
12 7 (0.72%) BGP
13 5 (0.51%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (14.67%) MySQL
2 130 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 109 (11.18%) MongoDB
4 71 (7.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 63 (6.46%) Big Data
6 57 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (4.51%) Hadoop
8 34 (3.49%) Relational Database
9 30 (3.08%) SQL Server
10 29 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (2.05%) Redis
12 15 (1.54%) Apache Hive
12 15 (1.54%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.44%) HBase
14 10 (1.03%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
17 6 (0.62%) MarkLogic
17 6 (0.62%) Data Mining
17 6 (0.62%) KDB
Development Applications
1 143 (14.67%) Jenkins
2 134 (13.74%) Git (software)
3 109 (11.18%) Selenium
4 103 (10.56%) Cucumber
5 96 (9.85%) Maven
6 51 (5.23%) Subversion
7 38 (3.90%) WebDriver
8 36 (3.69%) JUnit
9 35 (3.59%) JIRA
10 33 (3.38%) WATIR
11 27 (2.77%) QuickTest Pro
12 22 (2.26%) Sahi
13 20 (2.05%) SpecFlow
14 17 (1.74%) Hudson
15 16 (1.64%) Mockito
15 16 (1.64%) TeamCity
15 16 (1.64%) FitNesse
16 14 (1.44%) Ant
16 14 (1.44%) Grunt
17 12 (1.23%) JMeter
General
1 104 (10.67%) Finance
2 32 (3.28%) Front Office
3 30 (3.08%) Back Office
4 23 (2.36%) Banking
5 21 (2.15%) Publishing
6 20 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.95%) Marketing
8 16 (1.64%) Games
9 12 (1.23%) Advertising
10 9 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.82%) Retail
11 8 (0.82%) Law
12 7 (0.72%) Legal
12 7 (0.72%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.10%) Electronics
15 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 421 (43.18%) Developer
2 136 (13.95%) Java Developer
3 90 (9.23%) Architect
4 79 (8.10%) Analyst
5 71 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 51 (5.23%) Senior Developer
7 42 (4.31%) Front-End Developer
8 35 (3.59%) Software Engineer
9 34 (3.49%) Business Analyst
10 33 (3.38%) Tester
10 33 (3.38%) Technical Architect
10 33 (3.38%) Test Analyst
11 30 (3.08%) PHP Developer
12 27 (2.77%) Scala Developer
13 26 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
13 26 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
13 26 (2.67%) Consultant
14 25 (2.56%) Web Developer
14 25 (2.56%) Enterprise Architect
15 24 (2.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (21.44%) HTML
2 183 (18.77%) CSS
3 169 (17.33%) Web Services
4 143 (14.67%) HTML5
5 116 (11.90%) REST
6 115 (11.79%) XML
6 115 (11.79%) Spring
7 108 (11.08%) CSS3
8 82 (8.41%) jQuery
8 82 (8.41%) JSON
9 80 (8.21%) .NET
10 68 (6.97%) AngularJS
11 66 (6.77%) Ruby on Rails
12 61 (6.26%) LAMP
13 59 (6.05%) RESTful
14 44 (4.51%) Hibernate
15 43 (4.41%) J2EE
15 43 (4.41%) Sass
16 40 (4.10%) Backbone.js
16 40 (4.10%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.85%) Computer Science
2 52 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.05%) GIS
4 18 (1.85%) Mathematics
4 18 (1.85%) Visualisation
5 17 (1.74%) Derivative
6 12 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 11 (1.13%) Statistics
8 10 (1.03%) Blackberry
9 8 (0.82%) Hedge funds
10 7 (0.72%) Digital Media
10 7 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (0.72%) Animation
10 7 (0.72%) Wiki
10 7 (0.72%) Social Network
11 6 (0.62%) Replication
11 6 (0.62%) Video on Demand
12 5 (0.51%) Xbox
12 5 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 332 (34.05%) Linux
2 98 (10.05%) UNIX
3 48 (4.92%) Windows
4 41 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 36 (3.69%) CentOS
6 33 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (3.28%) Ubuntu
8 27 (2.77%) Android
9 11 (1.13%) VME
10 10 (1.03%) MVS
10 10 (1.03%) Debian
11 9 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.82%) Solaris
13 5 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.51%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.21%) SmartOS
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (33.44%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (30.46%) TDD
3 255 (26.15%) Scrum
4 210 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
5 194 (19.90%) BDD
6 138 (14.15%) DevOps
7 135 (13.85%) OO
8 102 (10.46%) Configuration Management
9 88 (9.03%) MVC
10 86 (8.82%) Software Engineering
11 82 (8.41%) Test Automation
12 78 (8.00%) Kanban
13 76 (7.79%) Pair Programming
14 61 (6.26%) Project Management
15 55 (5.64%) E-Commerce
15 55 (5.64%) User Stories
16 54 (5.54%) SOA
17 50 (5.13%) Web Development
18 46 (4.72%) Content Management
19 45 (4.62%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 412 (42.26%) Java
2 218 (22.36%) JavaScript
3 193 (19.79%) Ruby
4 178 (18.26%) SQL
5 133 (13.64%) PHP
5 133 (13.64%) Python
6 94 (9.64%) Scala
7 66 (6.77%) C++
8 65 (6.67%) C#
9 50 (5.13%) Perl
10 36 (3.69%) Bash Shell
11 26 (2.67%) Groovy
11 26 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 23 (2.36%) C
13 14 (1.44%) Clojure
14 12 (1.23%) sed
14 12 (1.23%) AWK
15 8 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.82%) ActionScript
16 7 (0.72%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 92 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 81 (8.31%) Degree
3 71 (7.28%) SC Cleared
4 22 (2.26%) ISEB
5 9 (0.92%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
7 6 (0.62%) 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 (0.31%) MCSE
9 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.21%) RHCE
10 2 (0.21%) CEH
10 2 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (13.03%) QA
2 6 (0.62%) SLA
3 5 (0.51%) SNOMED CT
3 5 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.21%) WCAG
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.44%) vCloud
3 13 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.72%) Xen
5 6 (0.62%) NFS
5 6 (0.62%) vSphere
6 4 (0.41%) Snort
6 4 (0.41%) Nmap
6 4 (0.41%) Squid
7 3 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.31%) Varnish
7 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.31%) Dovecot
7 3 (0.31%) XenServer
7 3 (0.31%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.31%) KVM
8 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.10%) XenApp
8 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 159 (16.31%) Puppet
2 95 (9.74%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (4.31%) Nagios
4 19 (1.95%) Vagrant
4 19 (1.95%) Salt
5 16 (1.64%) ZABBIX
6 14 (1.44%) Graylog2
7 13 (1.33%) Kibana
7 13 (1.33%) Ansible
8 12 (1.23%) Zenoss
9 11 (1.13%) Oozie
9 11 (1.13%) YUM
10 10 (1.03%) Foglight
11 9 (0.92%) Cacti
12 6 (0.62%) Nessus
13 4 (0.41%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
15 2 (0.21%) logstash
15 2 (0.21%) SCOM
15 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 80 (8.21%) Oracle
2 51 (5.23%) VMware
3 47 (4.82%) Red Hat
4 45 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 28 (2.87%) Zend
6 26 (2.67%) Google
6 26 (2.67%) JBoss
6 26 (2.67%) Cisco
7 20 (2.05%) SaltStack
8 15 (1.54%) IBM
9 13 (1.33%) Adobe
10 12 (1.23%) Splunk
11 11 (1.13%) Perforce
11 11 (1.13%) HP
12 9 (0.92%) Citrix
13 8 (0.82%) NetApp
14 7 (0.72%) Informatica
14 7 (0.72%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.72%) EMC
14 7 (0.72%) Atlassian
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TRG
Rate: £275 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £333 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Red Sofa London
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
Vitamin T
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago