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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 119 107 133
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +26
Contract jobs citing Open Source 378 428 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.78% 1.94% 1.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.02% 5.18% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 327 241
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
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
7534 8260 7521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.47% 37.35% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5222 5650 5334
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 170 156
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.67 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +12.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £51.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +8 78 £500 +11.11% 50
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £375 - 2
Canary Wharf +8 3 £425 -39.28%
Hammersmith +4 2 £325 -13.33% 2
Paddington - 1 - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 513 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (40.42%) Java
3 327 (38.43%) Linux
4 226 (26.56%) Ruby
5 225 (26.44%) TDD
6 214 (25.15%) Puppet
6 214 (25.15%) DevOps
7 204 (23.97%) Continuous Integration
8 190 (22.33%) Python
8 190 (22.33%) Web Services
9 178 (20.92%) MongoDB
10 170 (19.98%) MySQL
10 170 (19.98%) Scrum
11 161 (18.92%) JavaScript
12 159 (18.68%) Git (software)
13 148 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
13 148 (17.39%) Configuration Management
14 134 (15.75%) HTML
14 134 (15.75%) NoSQL
15 131 (15.39%) SQL
16 130 (15.28%) BDD
17 124 (14.57%) UNIX
18 122 (14.34%) CSS
18 122 (14.34%) Apache
19 121 (14.22%) PHP
20 119 (13.98%) .NET
21 116 (13.63%) Jenkins
22 109 (12.81%) QA
23 100 (11.75%) Degree
24 96 (11.28%) HTTP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 122 (14.34%) Apache
2 63 (7.40%) Tomcat
3 45 (5.29%) Node.js
4 41 (4.82%) nginx
5 38 (4.47%) Elasticsearch
6 36 (4.23%) OpenStack
7 34 (4.00%) JBoss
8 24 (2.82%) Drupal
9 22 (2.59%) Confluence
10 19 (2.23%) CMS
11 18 (2.12%) IIS
11 18 (2.12%) Apache Pig
12 16 (1.88%) Apache Solr
13 15 (1.76%) Mule
14 14 (1.65%) Apache Spark
15 12 (1.41%) WebLogic
15 12 (1.41%) SAS
16 11 (1.29%) Cloud Foundry
17 10 (1.18%) WordPress
18 9 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (1.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.71%) MS Office
3 6 (0.71%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) InDesign
5 1 (0.12%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (0.94%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.59%) Magento
3 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.12%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.12%) Summit
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.35%) GitHub
2 36 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
3 32 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (2.00%) SaaS
5 14 (1.65%) PaaS
5 14 (1.65%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.29%) Joyent
7 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (0.82%) IaaS
9 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.47%) Google App Engine
11 4 (0.47%) Heroku
12 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.12%) ElastiCache
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 96 (11.28%) HTTP
2 74 (8.70%) SSL
3 73 (8.58%) TCP/IP
4 45 (5.29%) DNS
5 28 (3.29%) Internet
6 20 (2.35%) IPsec
7 19 (2.23%) FTP
8 18 (2.12%) DHCP
9 16 (1.88%) SAN
10 15 (1.76%) AMQP
11 14 (1.65%) Firewall
12 11 (1.29%) LDAP
13 9 (1.06%) VPN
13 9 (1.06%) Reverse Proxy
14 6 (0.71%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.71%) Intranet
15 5 (0.59%) HTTPS
16 4 (0.47%) SNMP
16 4 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (20.92%) MongoDB
2 170 (19.98%) MySQL
3 134 (15.75%) NoSQL
4 81 (9.52%) Hadoop
5 72 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
6 60 (7.05%) Big Data
7 57 (6.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 55 (6.46%) Relational Database
9 37 (4.35%) SQL Server
10 35 (4.11%) Redis
11 29 (3.41%) Apache Hive
11 29 (3.41%) RDBMS
12 28 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (2.35%) HBase
14 16 (1.88%) CouchDB
15 13 (1.53%) Data Mining
15 13 (1.53%) OLTP
16 12 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
17 11 (1.29%) Oracle Database
18 8 (0.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 159 (18.68%) Git (software)
2 116 (13.63%) Jenkins
3 91 (10.69%) Cucumber
4 89 (10.46%) Selenium
5 73 (8.58%) Subversion
6 70 (8.23%) Maven
7 49 (5.76%) JIRA
8 37 (4.35%) JUnit
9 36 (4.23%) WATIR
10 33 (3.88%) QuickTest Pro
11 30 (3.53%) Sahi
12 29 (3.41%) SpecFlow
13 20 (2.35%) TeamCity
14 19 (2.23%) PHPUnit
15 18 (2.12%) WebDriver
16 17 (2.00%) JMeter
17 15 (1.76%) Capybara
18 13 (1.53%) IntelliJ
19 12 (1.41%) Ant
19 12 (1.41%) RSpec
General
1 85 (9.99%) Finance
2 44 (5.17%) Banking
3 24 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 21 (2.47%) Games
5 20 (2.35%) Retail
6 18 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.88%) Marketing
8 15 (1.76%) Front Office
9 14 (1.65%) Publishing
10 13 (1.53%) Legal
11 10 (1.18%) Law
12 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.59%) Back Office
14 4 (0.47%) Advertising
15 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.24%) German Language
15 2 (0.24%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.24%) Turkish Language
15 2 (0.24%) iGaming
16 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 326 (38.31%) Developer
2 99 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 91 (10.69%) Java Developer
4 88 (10.34%) Architect
5 59 (6.93%) Senior Developer
6 57 (6.70%) Analyst
7 31 (3.64%) Administrator
8 30 (3.53%) Business Analyst
9 28 (3.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 27 (3.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 26 (3.06%) Technical Architect
11 26 (3.06%) C# Developer
12 25 (2.94%) PHP Developer
13 22 (2.59%) Systems Administrator
14 20 (2.35%) Tester
15 19 (2.23%) Linux Administrator
15 19 (2.23%) Front-End Developer
16 18 (2.12%) Ruby Developer
17 16 (1.88%) Drupal Developer
17 16 (1.88%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (22.33%) Web Services
2 134 (15.75%) HTML
3 122 (14.34%) CSS
4 119 (13.98%) .NET
5 90 (10.58%) REST
6 72 (8.46%) XML
7 70 (8.23%) HTML5
8 63 (7.40%) LAMP
9 58 (6.82%) jQuery
10 57 (6.70%) Spring
10 57 (6.70%) AngularJS
11 54 (6.35%) SOAP
12 51 (5.99%) RESTful
13 49 (5.76%) CSS3
14 43 (5.05%) J2EE
15 41 (4.82%) Ruby on Rails
16 40 (4.70%) JSON
17 32 (3.76%) Hibernate
18 28 (3.29%) Django
19 26 (3.06%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 40 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 20 (2.35%) Visualisation
4 19 (2.23%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.23%) User Experience
5 17 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.00%) Algorithms
6 14 (1.65%) Data Integration
7 13 (1.53%) Taxonomies
8 12 (1.41%) Online Games
8 12 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.18%) Grid Computing
9 10 (1.18%) Clustering
10 8 (0.94%) GIS
10 8 (0.94%) Mathematics
11 7 (0.82%) Blog
11 7 (0.82%) N-Tier
11 7 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.82%) Replication
11 7 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 327 (38.43%) Linux
2 124 (14.57%) UNIX
3 65 (7.64%) Ubuntu
4 61 (7.17%) CentOS
5 59 (6.93%) Windows
6 32 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (2.35%) Debian
8 12 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.41%) Solaris
9 10 (1.18%) Android
10 9 (1.06%) Mac OS X Server
11 8 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.71%) SUSE
13 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.47%) AIX
15 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.24%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (60.28%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (26.44%) TDD
3 214 (25.15%) DevOps
4 204 (23.97%) Continuous Integration
5 170 (19.98%) Scrum
6 148 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 130 (15.28%) BDD
8 93 (10.93%) OO
9 63 (7.40%) Kanban
10 59 (6.93%) Project Management
10 59 (6.93%) Pair Programming
11 54 (6.35%) Software Engineering
11 54 (6.35%) MVC
12 51 (5.99%) Test Automation
13 48 (5.64%) Automated Testing
14 44 (5.17%) E-Commerce
14 44 (5.17%) Analytics
15 42 (4.94%) SOA
16 37 (4.35%) Service Delivery
17 35 (4.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 344 (40.42%) Java
2 226 (26.56%) Ruby
3 190 (22.33%) Python
4 161 (18.92%) JavaScript
5 131 (15.39%) SQL
6 121 (14.22%) PHP
7 74 (8.70%) C#
8 64 (7.52%) Perl
9 60 (7.05%) Scala
10 57 (6.70%) Bash Shell
11 49 (5.76%) Shell Script
12 39 (4.58%) C++
13 29 (3.41%) PL/SQL
14 18 (2.12%) Clojure
15 17 (2.00%) C
16 15 (1.76%) R
17 13 (1.53%) PowerShell
18 11 (1.29%) ActionScript
18 11 (1.29%) Golang
19 9 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (11.75%) Degree
2 78 (9.17%) Security Cleared
3 42 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.65%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.94%) ISEB
6 5 (0.59%) VCP4
7 4 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.35%) CCNP
9 2 (0.24%) CISSP
9 2 (0.24%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.24%) RHCE
9 2 (0.24%) PMP
9 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.12%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.12%) MCITP
10 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.12%) CCNA
10 1 (0.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (12.81%) QA
2 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 28 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.06%) vCloud
3 20 (2.35%) Varnish
4 19 (2.23%) Active Directory
5 16 (1.88%) NFS
5 16 (1.88%) HDFS
6 12 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.18%) Apache Flume
7 10 (1.18%) Xen
8 9 (1.06%) Samba
9 7 (0.82%) Docker
10 6 (0.71%) KVM
11 4 (0.47%) vSphere
12 3 (0.35%) XenApp
12 3 (0.35%) XenServer
12 3 (0.35%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.35%) Squid
12 3 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
12 3 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.24%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 214 (25.15%) Puppet
2 148 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (9.05%) Nagios
4 36 (4.23%) Ansible
5 28 (3.29%) Kibana
6 26 (3.06%) Graylog
7 24 (2.82%) Salt
7 24 (2.82%) Graphite
8 22 (2.59%) ZABBIX
9 16 (1.88%) Cacti
9 16 (1.88%) Zenoss
10 13 (1.53%) logstash
10 13 (1.53%) Oozie
11 12 (1.41%) Vagrant
11 12 (1.41%) Icinga
12 9 (1.06%) WSUS
13 6 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
13 6 (0.71%) HAProxy
14 4 (0.47%) yum
14 4 (0.47%) Foglight
Vendors
1 64 (7.52%) VMware
2 54 (6.35%) Red Hat
3 51 (5.99%) Microsoft
4 49 (5.76%) Oracle
5 27 (3.17%) Zend
6 26 (3.06%) Splunk
6 26 (3.06%) Rackspace
7 16 (1.88%) DigitalOcean
7 16 (1.88%) Perforce
7 16 (1.88%) Google
8 15 (1.76%) Tableau
9 14 (1.65%) New Relic
10 13 (1.53%) Percona
10 13 (1.53%) Akamai
11 11 (1.29%) Atlassian
11 11 (1.29%) Cisco
12 10 (1.18%) Adobe
12 10 (1.18%) Apple
12 10 (1.18%) Sitecore
12 10 (1.18%) SaltStack
West London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £490 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Third Republic Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits & package
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £375 per day + competitive -Remote work
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 23 days ago