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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 120 95 139
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +44
Contract jobs citing Open Source 432 499 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.85% 2.18% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.76% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 362 286
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £581 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £62.50 - £46.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £46.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 - £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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
18365 18102 18348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.72% 78.99% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 12777 12671
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 226 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Open Source Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 +6 108 £500 +5.26% 70
Croydon -2 10 £471 -32.67%
Paddington - 7 £550 -
Hammersmith - 2 £448 -
Canary Wharf -13 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Osterley - 1 £460 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 467 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (46.11%) Java
3 296 (36.59%) Linux
4 215 (26.58%) Continuous Integration
5 203 (25.09%) Python
6 188 (23.24%) DevOps
7 178 (22.00%) Scrum
8 177 (21.88%) TDD
9 174 (21.51%) Ruby
10 163 (20.15%) Puppet
11 162 (20.02%) Web Services
12 158 (19.53%) JavaScript
12 158 (19.53%) MongoDB
12 158 (19.53%) Git (software)
13 155 (19.16%) MySQL
14 139 (17.18%) HTML
15 138 (17.06%) SQL
16 137 (16.93%) Configuration Management
17 130 (16.07%) CSS
18 117 (14.46%) Jenkins
19 115 (14.22%) NoSQL
20 108 (13.35%) HTTP
20 108 (13.35%) Opscode Chef
21 107 (13.23%) Spring
22 106 (13.10%) Finance
23 104 (12.86%) UNIX
24 103 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
25 97 (11.99%) Oracle
26 90 (11.12%) BDD
27 88 (10.88%) HTML5

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 78 (9.64%) Apache
2 57 (7.05%) Tomcat
3 52 (6.43%) Node.js
4 44 (5.44%) JBoss
5 33 (4.08%) Confluence
6 32 (3.96%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (3.58%) WebLogic
8 27 (3.34%) WebSphere
9 26 (3.21%) OpenStack
10 23 (2.84%) nginx
10 23 (2.84%) CMS
11 20 (2.47%) Mule
12 16 (1.98%) Mule ESB
13 14 (1.73%) Apache Spark
13 14 (1.73%) Drupal
13 14 (1.73%) GlassFish
14 13 (1.61%) IIS
14 13 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (1.11%) MQSeries
15 9 (1.11%) Alfresco
Applications
1 10 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.74%) SPSS
4 4 (0.49%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.37%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.37%) MS Office
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Magento
2 4 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 103 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.46%) PaaS
4 23 (2.84%) GitHub
5 21 (2.60%) SaaS
6 16 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.24%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.74%) IaaS
10 5 (0.62%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.49%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.37%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.37%) Heroku
13 2 (0.25%) Office 365
14 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 108 (13.35%) HTTP
2 82 (10.14%) TCP/IP
3 71 (8.78%) SSL
4 53 (6.55%) DNS
5 35 (4.33%) Internet
6 34 (4.20%) DHCP
7 26 (3.21%) IPsec
8 21 (2.60%) FTP
8 21 (2.60%) Firewall
9 19 (2.35%) LDAP
10 17 (2.10%) VPN
11 10 (1.24%) OpenLDAP
12 9 (1.11%) AMQP
12 9 (1.11%) Unified Communications
12 9 (1.11%) Kerberos
12 9 (1.11%) Converged Networks
13 8 (0.99%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (0.87%) Network Security
14 7 (0.87%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (19.53%) MongoDB
2 155 (19.16%) MySQL
3 115 (14.22%) NoSQL
4 86 (10.63%) PostgreSQL
5 80 (9.89%) Big Data
6 79 (9.77%) Relational Database
7 57 (7.05%) SQL Server
8 54 (6.67%) Hadoop
9 42 (5.19%) RDBMS
10 33 (4.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 31 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (3.71%) Redis
13 20 (2.47%) Data Mining
14 18 (2.22%) HBase
15 17 (2.10%) Oracle Database
16 11 (1.36%) DB2
16 11 (1.36%) SQLite
17 9 (1.11%) Apache Hive
18 8 (0.99%) CouchDB
19 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 158 (19.53%) Git (software)
2 117 (14.46%) Jenkins
3 86 (10.63%) Subversion
4 74 (9.15%) Maven
5 70 (8.65%) Selenium
6 64 (7.91%) JIRA
7 46 (5.69%) Cucumber
8 42 (5.19%) JUnit
9 33 (4.08%) Mercurial
10 27 (3.34%) Ant
11 25 (3.09%) WebDriver
12 20 (2.47%) Gradle
13 19 (2.35%) SpecFlow
14 17 (2.10%) Jasmine
15 16 (1.98%) JMeter
16 15 (1.85%) RSpec
17 14 (1.73%) WATIR
17 14 (1.73%) Capybara
18 13 (1.61%) Eclipse
18 13 (1.61%) Hudson
General
1 106 (13.10%) Finance
2 37 (4.57%) Retail
3 34 (4.20%) Banking
4 28 (3.46%) Marketing
5 26 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.47%) Front Office
6 20 (2.47%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.10%) Games
8 15 (1.85%) Publishing
9 9 (1.11%) Legal
10 8 (0.99%) Billing
11 4 (0.49%) Back Office
11 4 (0.49%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.49%) German Language
12 3 (0.37%) Electronics
12 3 (0.37%) Advertising
13 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.25%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.25%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.25%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 312 (38.57%) Developer
2 114 (14.09%) Architect
3 112 (13.84%) Java Developer
4 74 (9.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 43 (5.32%) Technical Architect
6 40 (4.94%) Analyst
7 28 (3.46%) Senior Developer
8 26 (3.21%) Front-End Developer
9 25 (3.09%) Administrator
10 20 (2.47%) Systems Administrator
11 19 (2.35%) Business Analyst
12 18 (2.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 16 (1.98%) Consultant
14 15 (1.85%) Tester
14 15 (1.85%) Linux Engineer
14 15 (1.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 14 (1.73%) Perl Developer
16 13 (1.61%) Software Engineer
16 13 (1.61%) Java Architect
16 13 (1.61%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (20.02%) Web Services
2 139 (17.18%) HTML
3 130 (16.07%) CSS
4 107 (13.23%) Spring
5 88 (10.88%) HTML5
6 86 (10.63%) .NET
7 84 (10.38%) RESTful
8 83 (10.26%) J2EE
9 76 (9.39%) AngularJS
10 72 (8.90%) REST
11 70 (8.65%) Hibernate
12 64 (7.91%) CSS3
13 56 (6.92%) jQuery
14 55 (6.80%) JSON
15 53 (6.55%) XML
16 50 (6.18%) SOAP
17 47 (5.81%) JMS
18 38 (4.70%) Ruby on Rails
19 35 (4.33%) Backbone.js
20 32 (3.96%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 70 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.44%) User Experience
3 41 (5.07%) Visualisation
4 40 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 37 (4.57%) Mobile App
6 21 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (2.35%) Data Centre
8 14 (1.73%) Mathematics
9 11 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.24%) Data Integration
10 10 (1.24%) IPTV
10 10 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.11%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.11%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.99%) Statistics
13 7 (0.87%) STB
13 7 (0.87%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 296 (36.59%) Linux
2 104 (12.86%) UNIX
3 74 (9.15%) Windows
4 42 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (4.57%) Ubuntu
6 33 (4.08%) Android
7 31 (3.83%) CentOS
8 30 (3.71%) Apple iOS
9 15 (1.85%) Solaris
10 14 (1.73%) Mac OS X Server
11 10 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.87%) AIX
14 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.62%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.49%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.25%) SUSE
16 2 (0.25%) VMS
16 2 (0.25%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (57.73%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (26.58%) Continuous Integration
3 188 (23.24%) DevOps
4 178 (22.00%) Scrum
5 177 (21.88%) TDD
6 137 (16.93%) Configuration Management
7 90 (11.12%) BDD
8 81 (10.01%) OO
9 74 (9.15%) MVC
10 64 (7.91%) Software Engineering
11 63 (7.79%) SOA
12 56 (6.92%) E-Commerce
12 56 (6.92%) Web Development
13 55 (6.80%) Kanban
14 53 (6.55%) Analytics
15 46 (5.69%) Microservices
15 46 (5.69%) SDLC
16 44 (5.44%) Project Management
17 43 (5.32%) Pair Programming
18 41 (5.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 373 (46.11%) Java
2 203 (25.09%) Python
3 174 (21.51%) Ruby
4 158 (19.53%) JavaScript
5 138 (17.06%) SQL
6 88 (10.88%) PHP
7 79 (9.77%) Perl
8 61 (7.54%) C#
8 61 (7.54%) Scala
9 49 (6.06%) Bash Shell
10 32 (3.96%) Groovy
10 32 (3.96%) Shell Script
11 31 (3.83%) C++
12 25 (3.09%) C
13 23 (2.84%) PL/SQL
14 21 (2.60%) Go
15 18 (2.22%) R
16 14 (1.73%) PowerShell
17 12 (1.48%) Clojure
18 5 (0.62%) F#
Qualifications
1 84 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 79 (9.77%) Degree
3 38 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.10%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.62%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.62%) ISEB
5 5 (0.62%) CISSP
5 5 (0.62%) OCPJP
6 4 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.49%) CCNP
6 4 (0.49%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.37%) OSCP
7 3 (0.37%) CEH
7 3 (0.37%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.25%) RHCE
8 2 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.25%) LPIC
8 2 (0.25%) CCIE
8 2 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (8.16%) QA
2 15 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.62%) SLA
4 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.58%) Docker
3 15 (1.85%) vCloud
4 13 (1.61%) Samba
5 8 (0.99%) HDFS
6 7 (0.87%) Varnish
7 6 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.74%) Firmware
7 6 (0.74%) Xen
7 6 (0.74%) NFS
8 5 (0.62%) XenServer
8 5 (0.62%) ProxySG
9 4 (0.49%) Squid
9 4 (0.49%) Gluster
9 4 (0.49%) GPFS
9 4 (0.49%) Ceph
9 4 (0.49%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.37%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 163 (20.15%) Puppet
2 108 (13.35%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (6.80%) Ansible
4 43 (5.32%) Salt
5 27 (3.34%) Nagios
6 21 (2.60%) ZABBIX
7 20 (2.47%) Kibana
8 19 (2.35%) Vagrant
9 17 (2.10%) logstash
10 15 (1.85%) Rundeck
11 13 (1.61%) WSUS
12 12 (1.48%) Cacti
13 9 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (1.11%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.99%) Graphite
15 7 (0.87%) Graylog
16 6 (0.74%) Zenoss
17 5 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
17 5 (0.62%) Hadoop YARN
17 5 (0.62%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 97 (11.99%) Oracle
2 80 (9.89%) Microsoft
3 62 (7.66%) VMware
4 55 (6.80%) Red Hat
5 33 (4.08%) Splunk
6 25 (3.09%) IBM
7 21 (2.60%) Atlassian
8 20 (2.47%) Tableau
8 20 (2.47%) Cisco
8 20 (2.47%) Google
9 19 (2.35%) TIBCO
9 19 (2.35%) Apple
10 15 (1.85%) Adobe
10 15 (1.85%) hybris
10 15 (1.85%) SaltStack
11 14 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.61%) HP
13 11 (1.36%) Sitecore
14 10 (1.24%) Citrix
15 9 (1.11%) Rackspace
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £550 per day 6 MONTH CONTRACT
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day £300 - 400+ dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum (direct contract with Client)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £550 to £620 per day
Posted: 5 days ago