The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South East 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 128 163 190
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +27
Contract jobs citing Open Source 115 67 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.25% 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.75% 3.91% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 40 26
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £216 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £360 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.45% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £12.30 £50.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.40% +29.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +31.57%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2001 1712 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.79% 20.31% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 821 848
Average daily rate £350 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 129 173
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the South East region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the South East region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
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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
Hampshire +20 50 £425 +17.24% 3
Berkshire +3 32 £335 -16.25% 8
Surrey +7 20 £425 +6.25% 13
Kent - 7 £700 - 1
West Sussex -1 3 £635 - 4
Middlesex -5 2 - -
Oxfordshire -5 2 £450 +63.63% 6
East Sussex -3 1 £475 -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - - 4
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 76 (41.08%) Java
2 74 (40.00%) Linux
3 63 (34.05%) JavaScript
4 48 (25.95%) PHP
5 47 (25.41%) HTML
5 47 (25.41%) Web Services
6 44 (23.78%) CSS
6 44 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (22.16%) Scrum
7 41 (22.16%) Apache
8 39 (21.08%) MySQL
9 34 (18.38%) TDD
10 31 (16.76%) Python
10 31 (16.76%) HTML5
11 28 (15.14%) CSS3
11 28 (15.14%) Red Hat
12 27 (14.59%) Jenkins
12 27 (14.59%) jQuery
13 26 (14.05%) Puppet
14 24 (12.97%) Windows
14 24 (12.97%) SQL
14 24 (12.97%) Ruby
14 24 (12.97%) Web Development
14 24 (12.97%) BDD
15 22 (11.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (11.89%) Oracle
15 22 (11.89%) MS Excel
15 22 (11.89%) Microsoft
16 21 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (10.81%) CMS

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 41 (22.16%) Apache
2 20 (10.81%) CMS
3 18 (9.73%) Node.js
4 15 (8.11%) Tomcat
5 14 (7.57%) IIS
6 12 (6.49%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (4.86%) Drupal
8 8 (4.32%) Apache Pig
9 7 (3.78%) SharePoint
10 6 (3.24%) WordPress
10 6 (3.24%) Confluence
11 5 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (2.16%) Alfresco
12 4 (2.16%) GlassFish
12 4 (2.16%) Joomla!
12 4 (2.16%) nginx
12 4 (2.16%) Apache Solr
13 3 (1.62%) Umbraco
13 3 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (1.08%) Moodle
Applications
1 22 (11.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.08%) MS Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Magento
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (5.95%) Amazon S3
4 10 (5.41%) SaaS
5 5 (2.70%) PaaS
6 3 (1.62%) IaaS
7 2 (1.08%) GitHub
8 1 (0.54%) Route 53
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.86%) Internet
2 8 (4.32%) SSL
3 5 (2.70%) LDAP
3 5 (2.70%) SAN
3 5 (2.70%) WAN
3 5 (2.70%) LAN
3 5 (2.70%) HTTP
4 4 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.16%) VoIP
4 4 (2.16%) IPsec
4 4 (2.16%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (1.62%) PBX
6 2 (1.08%) Firewall
7 1 (0.54%) Network Security
7 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.54%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.08%) MySQL
2 16 (8.65%) Big Data
3 14 (7.57%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.57%) NoSQL
4 13 (7.03%) Hadoop
4 13 (7.03%) RDBMS
5 12 (6.49%) Redis
6 11 (5.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (5.41%) SQL Server
7 10 (5.41%) MongoDB
8 9 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (4.32%) DB2
9 8 (4.32%) Apache Hive
9 8 (4.32%) Oracle Database
9 8 (4.32%) HBase
10 6 (3.24%) Couchbase
10 6 (3.24%) RapidMiner
11 4 (2.16%) JasperReports
11 4 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (14.59%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.27%) Selenium
3 18 (9.73%) Maven
4 15 (8.11%) JIRA
5 12 (6.49%) Eclipse
6 10 (5.41%) Grunt
6 10 (5.41%) Cucumber
7 9 (4.86%) RSpec
7 9 (4.86%) Git (software)
7 9 (4.86%) Subversion
8 7 (3.78%) Mercurial
8 7 (3.78%) JUnit
9 5 (2.70%) Gradle
9 5 (2.70%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.16%) Mockito
10 4 (2.16%) JBehave
11 3 (1.62%) Hudson
11 3 (1.62%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.62%) PHPUnit
11 3 (1.62%) Ant
General
1 12 (6.49%) Finance
2 9 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.78%) Marketing
4 4 (2.16%) Electronics
5 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 91 (49.19%) Developer
2 27 (14.59%) Java Developer
3 26 (14.05%) JavaScript Developer
4 25 (13.51%) Architect
5 16 (8.65%) Technical Architect
6 15 (8.11%) PHP Developer
6 15 (8.11%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.03%) Front-End Developer
7 13 (7.03%) Security Engineer
8 12 (6.49%) Programmer
9 10 (5.41%) Web Developer
10 9 (4.86%) Tester
11 8 (4.32%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.78%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 7 (3.78%) Security Tester
12 7 (3.78%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 7 (3.78%) Web Programmer
12 7 (3.78%) Penetration Tester
12 7 (3.78%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.41%) HTML
1 47 (25.41%) Web Services
2 44 (23.78%) CSS
3 31 (16.76%) HTML5
4 28 (15.14%) CSS3
5 27 (14.59%) jQuery
6 19 (10.27%) JSON
6 19 (10.27%) Spring
6 19 (10.27%) RESTful
7 14 (7.57%) J2EE
7 14 (7.57%) AngularJS
8 13 (7.03%) Hibernate
9 12 (6.49%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (5.95%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (5.95%) REST
10 11 (5.95%) Ember.js
10 11 (5.95%) XHTML
10 11 (5.95%) SOAP
10 11 (5.95%) .NET
11 10 (5.41%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.95%) Wiki
2 8 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.16%) GIS
4 4 (2.16%) Social Media
4 4 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.62%) Linked Data
5 3 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.62%) Kindle
5 3 (1.62%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.08%) W3C
6 2 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.08%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.08%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.54%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.54%) iPad
7 1 (0.54%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.54%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 74 (40.00%) Linux
2 24 (12.97%) Windows
3 22 (11.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (7.57%) Android
4 14 (7.57%) CentOS
5 13 (7.03%) UNIX
6 7 (3.78%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.70%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.16%) Solaris
9 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.54%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.16%) Scrum
3 34 (18.38%) TDD
4 24 (12.97%) Web Development
4 24 (12.97%) BDD
5 21 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (10.27%) SOA
6 19 (10.27%) OO
7 15 (8.11%) DevOps
7 15 (8.11%) Project Management
8 14 (7.57%) Automated Testing
9 13 (7.03%) Analytics
9 13 (7.03%) Web Application Development
9 13 (7.03%) OOP
10 11 (5.95%) Event-Driven Architecture
11 10 (5.41%) MVC
12 9 (4.86%) Migration
12 9 (4.86%) Pair Programming
12 9 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.32%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 76 (41.08%) Java
2 63 (34.05%) JavaScript
3 48 (25.95%) PHP
4 31 (16.76%) Python
5 24 (12.97%) SQL
5 24 (12.97%) Ruby
6 19 (10.27%) Perl
7 18 (9.73%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.95%) C
9 10 (5.41%) C++
9 10 (5.41%) Groovy
9 10 (5.41%) Scala
10 7 (3.78%) R
10 7 (3.78%) C#
11 4 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.62%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.08%) PHP5
14 1 (0.54%) sed
14 1 (0.54%) AWK
Qualifications
1 16 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.03%) CISSP
3 7 (3.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.78%) Degree
4 4 (2.16%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.62%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.08%) ISEB
6 2 (1.08%) APMP
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.54%) HP AIS
7 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.03%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.62%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.08%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (7.03%) Snort
2 9 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.32%) vCloud
4 5 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.16%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.16%) Shibboleth
5 4 (2.16%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.08%) Varnish
7 1 (0.54%) Docker
7 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (14.05%) Puppet
2 11 (5.95%) Vagrant
3 10 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.70%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.62%) Cacti
5 3 (1.62%) Nagios
6 2 (1.08%) SCCM
6 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.08%) Ansible
6 2 (1.08%) Salt
6 2 (1.08%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.54%) Munin
7 1 (0.54%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 28 (15.14%) Red Hat
2 22 (11.89%) Oracle
2 22 (11.89%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.19%) VMware
4 8 (4.32%) EMC
5 7 (3.78%) Tableau
5 7 (3.78%) Sybase
6 6 (3.24%) HP
6 6 (3.24%) Zend
6 6 (3.24%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.70%) Blue Coat
7 5 (2.70%) Juniper
7 5 (2.70%) Cisco
7 5 (2.70%) McAfee
8 4 (2.16%) Adobe
8 4 (2.16%) JBoss
9 3 (1.62%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.08%) SAP
10 2 (1.08%) Tripwire
10 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
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