The first table below looks at the demand for OpenSocial 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 OpenSocial over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OpenSocial
Rank 407 405 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing OpenSocial 1 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.037% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7192 7597 7618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.65% 31.29% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5094 5461 5349
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 82
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.90 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
OpenSocial
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OpenSocial
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenSocial across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

OpenSocial Jobs Demand Trend in London

OpenSocial
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenSocial across the London region.

OpenSocial Daily Rate Trend in London

OpenSocial
Top 29 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing OpenSocial 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 OpenSocial.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) jMock
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Jetty
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) EasyMock
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

OpenSocial
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing OpenSocial 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 OpenSocial. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) jMock
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) EasyMock
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle