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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 115 96 139
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +43
Contract jobs citing Open Source 453 504 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.92% 2.13% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.70% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 370 310
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 £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.31% +10.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £80.00 - £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
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
18668 18664 19051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.27% 79.03% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13353 13049 13235
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 227 267
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £53.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 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
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 29 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 +38 114 £500 +5.26% 48
Croydon -6 15 £488 -30.35%
Paddington - 7 £550 -
Hammersmith - 2 £475 -
Kingston Upon Thames -5 1 £375 -3.22% 1
Canary Wharf -11 1 £500 +5.26%
Hounslow - 1 £470 -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Osterley - 1 £460 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 473 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
2 369 (45.72%) Java
3 264 (32.71%) Linux
4 204 (25.28%) Continuous Integration
5 187 (23.17%) Python
5 187 (23.17%) TDD
6 180 (22.30%) Scrum
7 170 (21.07%) DevOps
8 161 (19.95%) Ruby
9 159 (19.70%) Git (software)
10 158 (19.58%) JavaScript
11 157 (19.45%) Web Services
12 156 (19.33%) SQL
13 150 (18.59%) MongoDB
14 147 (18.22%) MySQL
15 144 (17.84%) HTML
16 136 (16.85%) Puppet
17 124 (15.37%) Spring
18 123 (15.24%) CSS
19 121 (14.99%) Finance
19 121 (14.99%) Jenkins
20 120 (14.87%) Oracle
21 113 (14.00%) Configuration Management
21 113 (14.00%) NoSQL
22 111 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
23 101 (12.52%) UNIX
24 96 (11.90%) HTML5
24 96 (11.90%) BDD
25 95 (11.77%) PHP
26 93 (11.52%) Big Data

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 72 (8.92%) Apache
2 56 (6.94%) Tomcat
3 51 (6.32%) Node.js
4 44 (5.45%) JBoss
5 36 (4.46%) WebLogic
6 35 (4.34%) Elasticsearch
7 33 (4.09%) Confluence
8 32 (3.97%) WebSphere
9 27 (3.35%) OpenStack
10 24 (2.97%) Drupal
11 21 (2.60%) Mule
12 20 (2.48%) nginx
12 20 (2.48%) CMS
12 20 (2.48%) Apache Spark
13 18 (2.23%) GlassFish
14 17 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
15 15 (1.86%) MQSeries
16 14 (1.73%) Mule ESB
17 11 (1.36%) Alfresco
18 10 (1.24%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (1.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.99%) SPSS
3 6 (0.74%) MS Office
4 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.50%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.37%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.50%) Magento
3 2 (0.25%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.12%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.12%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 111 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (3.47%) PaaS
4 24 (2.97%) GitHub
5 20 (2.48%) SaaS
6 14 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.12%) IaaS
8 8 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.99%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.87%) OpenShift
10 6 (0.74%) Office 365
11 5 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.50%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.37%) Heroku
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 90 (11.15%) HTTP
2 62 (7.68%) TCP/IP
3 55 (6.82%) SSL
4 38 (4.71%) DNS
5 36 (4.46%) Internet
6 21 (2.60%) DHCP
7 18 (2.23%) Firewall
8 17 (2.11%) LDAP
9 15 (1.86%) VPN
10 14 (1.73%) IPsec
11 11 (1.36%) OpenLDAP
12 9 (1.12%) Unified Communications
12 9 (1.12%) FTP
12 9 (1.12%) Converged Networks
13 8 (0.99%) Software-Defined Networking
13 8 (0.99%) AMQP
14 7 (0.87%) Wireless
14 7 (0.87%) BGP
14 7 (0.87%) Ethernet
14 7 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (18.59%) MongoDB
2 147 (18.22%) MySQL
3 113 (14.00%) NoSQL
4 93 (11.52%) Big Data
5 91 (11.28%) PostgreSQL
6 87 (10.78%) Relational Database
7 62 (7.68%) SQL Server
8 58 (7.19%) Hadoop
9 41 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 35 (4.34%) Redis
10 35 (4.34%) RDBMS
11 33 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (2.48%) Data Mining
13 17 (2.11%) DB2
13 17 (2.11%) Oracle Database
14 15 (1.86%) HBase
15 13 (1.61%) SQLite
16 8 (0.99%) Infinispan
17 7 (0.87%) CouchDB
17 7 (0.87%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 159 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 121 (14.99%) Jenkins
3 87 (10.78%) Subversion
4 76 (9.42%) Maven
5 65 (8.05%) Selenium
6 60 (7.43%) JIRA
7 39 (4.83%) Cucumber
8 37 (4.58%) JUnit
9 35 (4.34%) Mercurial
10 25 (3.10%) Ant
11 22 (2.73%) WebDriver
11 22 (2.73%) Gradle
12 21 (2.60%) JMeter
13 18 (2.23%) Hudson
14 17 (2.11%) Jasmine
14 17 (2.11%) SpecFlow
15 16 (1.98%) Eclipse
16 15 (1.86%) WATIR
17 13 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
17 13 (1.61%) Grunt
General
1 121 (14.99%) Finance
2 46 (5.70%) Banking
3 38 (4.71%) Retail
4 32 (3.97%) Marketing
5 30 (3.72%) Telecoms
6 17 (2.11%) Front Office
6 17 (2.11%) Publishing
6 17 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.86%) Games
8 14 (1.73%) Billing
9 7 (0.87%) Legal
10 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.50%) Electronics
10 4 (0.50%) German Language
11 3 (0.37%) Back Office
11 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.37%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 324 (40.15%) Developer
2 126 (15.61%) Architect
3 120 (14.87%) Java Developer
4 60 (7.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 46 (5.70%) Technical Architect
6 44 (5.45%) Analyst
7 28 (3.47%) Front-End Developer
8 25 (3.10%) Administrator
9 24 (2.97%) Business Analyst
9 24 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
10 23 (2.85%) Senior Developer
11 16 (1.98%) Perl Developer
11 16 (1.98%) Android Developer
11 16 (1.98%) Core Java Developer
12 15 (1.86%) Agile Java Developer
13 14 (1.73%) Java Architect
13 14 (1.73%) Consultant
13 14 (1.73%) Tester
14 13 (1.61%) Test Engineer
14 13 (1.61%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (19.45%) Web Services
2 144 (17.84%) HTML
3 124 (15.37%) Spring
4 123 (15.24%) CSS
5 96 (11.90%) HTML5
6 87 (10.78%) RESTful
7 82 (10.16%) Hibernate
8 81 (10.04%) J2EE
9 79 (9.79%) .NET
10 74 (9.17%) AngularJS
11 69 (8.55%) REST
12 65 (8.05%) CSS3
13 64 (7.93%) JSON
14 60 (7.43%) XML
15 56 (6.94%) SOAP
16 53 (6.57%) JMS
17 48 (5.95%) jQuery
18 42 (5.20%) Backbone.js
19 40 (4.96%) Spring MVC
20 36 (4.46%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (6.20%) User Experience
3 47 (5.82%) Mobile App
4 38 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 38 (4.71%) Visualisation
5 24 (2.97%) Data Centre
6 19 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.11%) Algorithms
8 15 (1.86%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.49%) Mathematics
10 10 (1.24%) IPTV
10 10 (1.24%) Data Integration
11 9 (1.12%) Internet of Things
11 9 (1.12%) N-Tier
11 9 (1.12%) W3C
12 8 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.99%) Management Information System
12 8 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (0.99%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.87%) STB
Operating Systems
1 264 (32.71%) Linux
2 101 (12.52%) UNIX
3 74 (9.17%) Windows
4 39 (4.83%) Android
5 34 (4.21%) Apple iOS
6 32 (3.97%) Ubuntu
7 31 (3.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (2.97%) CentOS
9 14 (1.73%) Mac OS X Server
10 13 (1.61%) Solaris
11 10 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.99%) AIX
14 7 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.50%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.25%) Fedora
17 2 (0.25%) VMS
18 1 (0.12%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
2 204 (25.28%) Continuous Integration
3 187 (23.17%) TDD
4 180 (22.30%) Scrum
5 170 (21.07%) DevOps
6 113 (14.00%) Configuration Management
7 96 (11.90%) BDD
8 82 (10.16%) OO
9 77 (9.54%) MVC
10 75 (9.29%) SOA
11 64 (7.93%) Web Development
12 63 (7.81%) Software Engineering
13 62 (7.68%) Kanban
14 53 (6.57%) Analytics
15 52 (6.44%) E-Commerce
16 49 (6.07%) Pair Programming
17 46 (5.70%) Project Management
18 44 (5.45%) Microservices
19 43 (5.33%) SDLC
19 43 (5.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 369 (45.72%) Java
2 187 (23.17%) Python
3 161 (19.95%) Ruby
4 158 (19.58%) JavaScript
5 156 (19.33%) SQL
6 95 (11.77%) PHP
7 79 (9.79%) Perl
8 78 (9.67%) Scala
9 59 (7.31%) C#
10 43 (5.33%) Groovy
11 37 (4.58%) Bash Shell
12 34 (4.21%) C++
13 32 (3.97%) Shell Script
14 27 (3.35%) Go
15 24 (2.97%) PL/SQL
16 21 (2.60%) C
17 19 (2.35%) R
18 14 (1.73%) Clojure
19 13 (1.61%) PowerShell
20 7 (0.87%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 84 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 76 (9.42%) Degree
3 43 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.23%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.62%) OCPJP
5 5 (0.62%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.62%) ISEB
6 4 (0.50%) CISSP
6 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.50%) CCNP
6 4 (0.50%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.37%) CEH
7 3 (0.37%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.37%) PhD
7 3 (0.37%) OSCP
8 2 (0.25%) HP ASE
8 2 (0.25%) HP MASE
8 2 (0.25%) CCIE
8 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (9.42%) QA
2 15 (1.86%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.87%) SLA
4 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) COBIT
5 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (4.09%) Docker
3 30 (3.72%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.61%) Samba
4 13 (1.61%) vCloud
5 9 (1.12%) Varnish
6 6 (0.74%) Firmware
6 6 (0.74%) Squid
7 5 (0.62%) ProxySG
7 5 (0.62%) XenServer
8 4 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.50%) Xen
8 4 (0.50%) Gluster
8 4 (0.50%) HDFS
8 4 (0.50%) GPFS
8 4 (0.50%) Ceph
9 3 (0.37%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.37%) NFS
9 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 136 (16.85%) Puppet
2 86 (10.66%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (6.57%) Ansible
4 46 (5.70%) Salt
5 20 (2.48%) Vagrant
5 20 (2.48%) ZABBIX
6 19 (2.35%) Kibana
7 18 (2.23%) logstash
8 16 (1.98%) Rundeck
9 15 (1.86%) Nagios
10 13 (1.61%) WSUS
11 11 (1.36%) HAProxy
12 10 (1.24%) Cacti
13 9 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.62%) yum
14 5 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
15 4 (0.50%) SmokePing
15 4 (0.50%) Zenoss
15 4 (0.50%) Netcool
16 3 (0.37%) Control-M
Vendors
1 120 (14.87%) Oracle
2 70 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 63 (7.81%) VMware
4 53 (6.57%) Red Hat
5 30 (3.72%) IBM
5 30 (3.72%) Splunk
6 23 (2.85%) Atlassian
7 20 (2.48%) TIBCO
8 19 (2.35%) Apple
9 17 (2.11%) Cisco
9 17 (2.11%) Adobe
10 16 (1.98%) HP
10 16 (1.98%) Google
10 16 (1.98%) Tableau
11 13 (1.61%) hybris
11 13 (1.61%) Pega
12 12 (1.49%) Sitecore
12 12 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.49%) Citrix
13 11 (1.36%) SaltStack
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