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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 103 131 172
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +41
Contract jobs citing Open Source 473 393 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.99% 1.61% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.70% 4.30% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 293 172
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £41.25 -
% change year-on-year
+37.57% -
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
8291 9146 8232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.92% 37.42% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5905 6455 5674
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 157 216
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £49.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +19 80 £425 +6.25% 44
Croydon -4 7 £683 +9.20%
Isleworth - 5 £378 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -1 3 £375 -6.25%
Westminster -8 3 £350 -6.66%
Canary Wharf +11 2 £588 -
Harrow - 1 £400 -
Wimbledon - 1 £375 -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 622 (63.34%) Agile Software Development
2 414 (42.16%) Java
3 370 (37.68%) Linux
4 316 (32.18%) TDD
5 247 (25.15%) Scrum
6 238 (24.24%) JavaScript
7 227 (23.12%) Ruby
8 225 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
9 203 (20.67%) Puppet
10 200 (20.37%) Web Services
11 194 (19.76%) HTML
12 191 (19.45%) BDD
13 180 (18.33%) DevOps
14 179 (18.23%) Git (software)
15 176 (17.92%) MySQL
16 170 (17.31%) CSS
17 160 (16.29%) PHP
17 160 (16.29%) SQL
18 159 (16.19%) NoSQL
19 155 (15.78%) MongoDB
19 155 (15.78%) Jenkins
19 155 (15.78%) QA
20 152 (15.48%) Python
21 144 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
22 135 (13.75%) UNIX
23 132 (13.44%) OO
24 123 (12.53%) Apache
25 122 (12.42%) HTML5
26 115 (11.71%) Configuration Management
27 112 (11.41%) Cucumber

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 123 (12.53%) Apache
2 71 (7.23%) Tomcat
3 62 (6.31%) Node.js
4 49 (4.99%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (4.18%) OpenStack
6 37 (3.77%) nginx
7 36 (3.67%) Drupal
8 28 (2.85%) Apache Solr
8 28 (2.85%) CMS
9 26 (2.65%) JBoss
10 17 (1.73%) Cloud Foundry
11 15 (1.53%) Apache Pig
11 15 (1.53%) Confluence
12 14 (1.43%) WordPress
13 13 (1.32%) Mule
13 13 (1.32%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.12%) SharePoint
14 11 (1.12%) IIS
15 10 (1.02%) Apache Spark
16 8 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (1.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.51%) MS Office
3 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.31%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.10%) GIMP
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.10%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.31%) Summit
2 2 (0.20%) Magento
3 1 (0.10%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.28%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (3.87%) GitHub
4 21 (2.14%) Amazon S3
5 12 (1.22%) PaaS
6 11 (1.12%) Joyent
7 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (0.81%) SaaS
9 4 (0.41%) IaaS
9 4 (0.41%) Heroku
10 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 77 (7.84%) HTTP
2 54 (5.50%) SSL
3 53 (5.40%) TCP/IP
4 51 (5.19%) Internet
5 35 (3.56%) DNS
6 21 (2.14%) Firewall
7 16 (1.63%) AMQP
8 14 (1.43%) SAN
9 12 (1.22%) LDAP
9 12 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (0.81%) VPN
11 7 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (0.61%) WAN
12 6 (0.61%) BGP
12 6 (0.61%) Network Security
13 5 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.51%) tcpdump
13 5 (0.51%) snoop
13 5 (0.51%) Wireshark
13 5 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (17.92%) MySQL
2 159 (16.19%) NoSQL
3 155 (15.78%) MongoDB
4 84 (8.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 73 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
6 68 (6.92%) Hadoop
7 65 (6.62%) Big Data
8 42 (4.28%) SQL Server
9 41 (4.18%) Redis
10 40 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
11 37 (3.77%) Relational Database
12 31 (3.16%) Apache Hive
13 21 (2.14%) HBase
14 16 (1.63%) CouchDB
15 9 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
15 9 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
15 9 (0.92%) Data Mining
16 8 (0.81%) OLTP
16 8 (0.81%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.81%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 179 (18.23%) Git (software)
2 155 (15.78%) Jenkins
3 112 (11.41%) Cucumber
4 109 (11.10%) Selenium
5 98 (9.98%) Maven
6 67 (6.82%) Subversion
7 47 (4.79%) JIRA
8 45 (4.58%) JUnit
9 44 (4.48%) WATIR
10 39 (3.97%) QuickTest Pro
11 34 (3.46%) Sahi
12 28 (2.85%) TeamCity
13 26 (2.65%) SpecFlow
13 26 (2.65%) WebDriver
14 25 (2.55%) Hudson
15 24 (2.44%) Mockito
16 22 (2.24%) JMeter
17 20 (2.04%) PHPUnit
18 19 (1.93%) Capybara
19 15 (1.53%) FitNesse
General
1 100 (10.18%) Finance
2 43 (4.38%) Banking
3 25 (2.55%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.55%) Investment Banking
4 20 (2.04%) Marketing
5 19 (1.93%) Games
6 18 (1.83%) Front Office
7 15 (1.53%) Publishing
8 11 (1.12%) Retail
8 11 (1.12%) Legal
8 11 (1.12%) Back Office
9 10 (1.02%) Advertising
10 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.51%) Law
12 4 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.20%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 428 (43.58%) Developer
2 124 (12.63%) Java Developer
3 94 (9.57%) Architect
4 93 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 73 (7.43%) Senior Developer
6 59 (6.01%) Analyst
7 38 (3.87%) PHP Developer
8 36 (3.67%) Technical Architect
9 35 (3.56%) Business Analyst
10 31 (3.16%) Front-End Developer
11 30 (3.05%) Tester
12 29 (2.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 28 (2.85%) JavaScript Developer
13 28 (2.85%) Software Engineer
14 27 (2.75%) Web Developer
15 26 (2.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 22 (2.24%) Ruby Developer
17 20 (2.04%) C++ Developer
18 19 (1.93%) Digital Architect
18 19 (1.93%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (20.37%) Web Services
2 194 (19.76%) HTML
3 170 (17.31%) CSS
4 122 (12.42%) HTML5
5 111 (11.30%) REST
6 110 (11.20%) .NET
7 101 (10.29%) Spring
8 98 (9.98%) XML
9 88 (8.96%) CSS3
10 83 (8.45%) LAMP
11 74 (7.54%) AngularJS
12 72 (7.33%) jQuery
13 63 (6.42%) RESTful
14 58 (5.91%) JSON
15 55 (5.60%) Ruby on Rails
16 46 (4.68%) J2EE
16 46 (4.68%) Hibernate
17 43 (4.38%) Backbone.js
18 39 (3.97%) SOAP
19 38 (3.87%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.99%) Computer Science
2 47 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 33 (3.36%) User Experience
4 31 (3.16%) Algorithms
5 23 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 17 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.43%) GIS
9 12 (1.22%) Taxonomies
10 11 (1.12%) Visualisation
10 11 (1.12%) Clustering
11 10 (1.02%) Replication
11 10 (1.02%) Online Games
12 9 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.92%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.81%) Blog
13 8 (0.81%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.81%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.81%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 370 (37.68%) Linux
2 135 (13.75%) UNIX
3 65 (6.62%) CentOS
4 62 (6.31%) Ubuntu
5 47 (4.79%) Windows
6 33 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (2.75%) Apple iOS
8 23 (2.34%) Debian
9 16 (1.63%) Android
10 13 (1.32%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.02%) MVS
11 10 (1.02%) VME
12 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.51%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.51%) Solaris
13 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.31%) SUSE
14 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (63.34%) Agile Software Development
2 316 (32.18%) TDD
3 247 (25.15%) Scrum
4 225 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
5 191 (19.45%) BDD
6 180 (18.33%) DevOps
7 132 (13.44%) OO
8 115 (11.71%) Configuration Management
9 89 (9.06%) Pair Programming
10 85 (8.66%) Kanban
11 82 (8.35%) MVC
12 79 (8.04%) Software Engineering
12 79 (8.04%) Test Automation
13 71 (7.23%) Project Management
14 59 (6.01%) Service Delivery
15 57 (5.80%) Automated Testing
16 54 (5.50%) SOA
17 51 (5.19%) E-Commerce
18 46 (4.68%) Release Management
19 45 (4.58%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 414 (42.16%) Java
2 238 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 227 (23.12%) Ruby
4 160 (16.29%) PHP
4 160 (16.29%) SQL
5 152 (15.48%) Python
6 85 (8.66%) Scala
7 65 (6.62%) C#
8 54 (5.50%) Perl
9 52 (5.30%) C++
10 41 (4.18%) Bash Shell
11 39 (3.97%) Shell Script
12 20 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 20 (2.04%) Groovy
13 18 (1.83%) Clojure
14 13 (1.32%) sed
14 13 (1.32%) PowerShell
14 13 (1.32%) AWK
15 10 (1.02%) C
16 9 (0.92%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 109 (11.10%) Degree
2 77 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 50 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.02%) ISEB
5 7 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 4 (0.41%) CCIE
7 4 (0.41%) CCSP
7 4 (0.41%) CCNP
7 4 (0.41%) RHCE
7 4 (0.41%) CISSP
7 4 (0.41%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.41%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.31%) CCNA
9 2 (0.20%) PMP
9 2 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.20%) CEH
10 1 (0.10%) APMP
10 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (15.78%) QA
2 7 (0.71%) SLA
3 3 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
3 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.31%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (2.75%) vCloud
3 20 (2.04%) Varnish
4 14 (1.43%) NFS
5 11 (1.12%) Active Directory
6 9 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.61%) vSphere
8 5 (0.51%) XenServer
8 5 (0.51%) HDFS
8 5 (0.51%) Snort
8 5 (0.51%) Xen
9 4 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.41%) Nmap
9 4 (0.41%) KVM
9 4 (0.41%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.31%) Docker
11 2 (0.20%) Ceph
11 2 (0.20%) Postfix
11 2 (0.20%) XenApp
12 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 203 (20.67%) Puppet
2 144 (14.66%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (7.64%) Nagios
4 32 (3.26%) Kibana
5 30 (3.05%) Graylog2
6 24 (2.44%) ZABBIX
7 21 (2.14%) Zenoss
8 20 (2.04%) Oozie
9 18 (1.83%) Ansible
10 15 (1.53%) Salt
10 15 (1.53%) Cacti
11 13 (1.32%) Vagrant
12 12 (1.22%) logstash
13 10 (1.02%) YUM
14 8 (0.81%) Icinga
15 7 (0.71%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.61%) Nessus
17 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
17 3 (0.31%) NetBackup
18 2 (0.20%) Opsview
Vendors
1 64 (6.52%) Red Hat
2 60 (6.11%) VMware
3 52 (5.30%) Oracle
4 45 (4.58%) Microsoft
5 39 (3.97%) Zend
6 22 (2.24%) SaltStack
7 21 (2.14%) Rackspace
8 20 (2.04%) Perforce
8 20 (2.04%) Splunk
9 15 (1.53%) Cisco
10 12 (1.22%) New Relic
10 12 (1.22%) Akamai
10 12 (1.22%) Percona
11 10 (1.02%) Google
12 9 (0.92%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.92%) IBM
13 6 (0.61%) Citrix
13 6 (0.61%) EMC
14 5 (0.51%) F5
14 5 (0.51%) Juniper
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Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6mths rolling contract
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hammersmith and Fulham
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day London or Oxford
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400 - 450
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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London
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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