The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 176 169 172
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 79 79 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.88% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.21% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 46 34
Average daily rate
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£349 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7100 6532 5713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.24% 72.84% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4058 3629 3021
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 263 236
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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
Hampshire +11 30 £330 -13.44% 9
Buckinghamshire +5 15 £338 - 4
Surrey 0 10 £465 +6.28% 8
Berkshire -18 9 £388 +15.67% 14
Oxfordshire -20 4 £438 +32.67% 6
Kent 0 3 £500 +122.22% 5
West Sussex -17 3 £344 -
East Sussex -16 1 £450 +55.17% 3
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

1 118 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (43.48%) Linux
3 92 (40.00%) Java
4 53 (23.04%) JavaScript
5 51 (22.17%) Scrum
6 50 (21.74%) Apache
7 48 (20.87%) TDD
8 47 (20.43%) HTML
9 46 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (19.57%) CSS
11 41 (17.83%) Web Services
11 41 (17.83%) Security Cleared
12 40 (17.39%) Python
13 38 (16.52%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (16.09%) Subversion
15 33 (14.35%) Configuration Management
16 32 (13.91%) PHP
16 32 (13.91%) Oracle
16 32 (13.91%) Ruby
16 32 (13.91%) Git (software)
16 32 (13.91%) Jenkins
17 31 (13.48%) Windows
17 31 (13.48%) Microsoft
18 30 (13.04%) OO
19 29 (12.61%) jQuery
19 29 (12.61%) Java EE
20 28 (12.17%) Puppet
21 27 (11.74%) Web Development
21 27 (11.74%) JUnit
22 26 (11.30%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 50 (21.74%) Apache
2 25 (10.87%) Tomcat
3 18 (7.83%) OpenStack
4 9 (3.91%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.48%) Drupal
5 8 (3.48%) Confluence
6 7 (3.04%) CMS
6 7 (3.04%) JBoss
7 6 (2.61%) GlassFish
8 5 (2.17%) Mule
8 5 (2.17%) Mule ESB
9 4 (1.74%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.30%) WordPress
10 3 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.87%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.87%) Node.js
12 1 (0.43%) ArcSDE
12 1 (0.43%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 11 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.87%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.48%) SaaS
3 8 (3.48%) PaaS
3 8 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (3.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.61%) GitHub
5 6 (2.61%) IaaS
6 4 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.74%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.30%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.43%) Office 365
8 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.43%) Internet
2 15 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.22%) SSL
4 11 (4.78%) HTTP
5 8 (3.48%) Firewall
6 7 (3.04%) LDAP
7 6 (2.61%) SAN
7 6 (2.61%) LAN
7 6 (2.61%) WAN
7 6 (2.61%) DNS
8 5 (2.17%) IPsec
9 4 (1.74%) AMQP
9 4 (1.74%) VPN
9 4 (1.74%) DHCP
9 4 (1.74%) SSH
10 2 (0.87%) Network Security
11 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.43%) FTP
11 1 (0.43%) MPLS
11 1 (0.43%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.52%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (10.43%) MySQL
3 18 (7.83%) Hadoop
4 16 (6.96%) SQL Server
5 12 (5.22%) MongoDB
5 12 (5.22%) NoSQL
6 10 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.48%) Big Data
8 7 (3.04%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.74%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.43%) MS Access
13 1 (0.43%) DB2
13 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 37 (16.09%) Subversion
2 32 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 32 (13.91%) Jenkins
3 27 (11.74%) JUnit
4 22 (9.57%) Maven
5 20 (8.70%) JIRA
6 19 (8.26%) Cucumber
7 17 (7.39%) Selenium
8 14 (6.09%) Mockito
9 13 (5.65%) Ant
10 9 (3.91%) Eclipse
10 9 (3.91%) Mercurial
11 6 (2.61%) StarTeam
11 6 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.17%) ClearCase
12 5 (2.17%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.17%) Gradle
12 5 (2.17%) RSpec
13 4 (1.74%) Checkstyle
14 3 (1.30%) NetBeans
General
1 12 (5.22%) Finance
2 11 (4.78%) Retail
3 8 (3.48%) Marketing
4 7 (3.04%) Legal
5 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.87%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 85 (36.96%) Developer
2 33 (14.35%) Architect
3 25 (10.87%) Java Developer
4 23 (10.00%) Lead Architect
5 21 (9.13%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (8.26%) Analyst
6 19 (8.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 14 (6.09%) Consultant
8 10 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.91%) PHP Developer
10 8 (3.48%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.48%) Web Developer
11 7 (3.04%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.04%) Data Scientist
11 7 (3.04%) JavaScript Developer
12 6 (2.61%) Software Developer
12 6 (2.61%) Programmer
12 6 (2.61%) Integration Engineer
13 5 (2.17%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (20.43%) HTML
2 45 (19.57%) CSS
3 41 (17.83%) Web Services
4 29 (12.61%) jQuery
4 29 (12.61%) Java EE
5 26 (11.30%) SOAP
6 23 (10.00%) Spring
7 22 (9.57%) J2EE
8 21 (9.13%) SAML
9 20 (8.70%) Middleware
10 19 (8.26%) .NET
10 19 (8.26%) Hibernate
10 19 (8.26%) REST
11 17 (7.39%) RESTful
12 16 (6.96%) JMS
13 15 (6.52%) JSON
14 14 (6.09%) AngularJS
14 14 (6.09%) PostGIS
15 13 (5.65%) Ajax
15 13 (5.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.91%) Social Media
2 8 (3.48%) Visualisation
3 7 (3.04%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.04%) Private Cloud
4 6 (2.61%) User Experience
5 5 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.74%) PKI
7 3 (1.30%) GIS
7 3 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.87%) Clustering
8 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) Handset
9 1 (0.43%) SCORM
9 1 (0.43%) Replication
9 1 (0.43%) VLE
9 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 100 (43.48%) Linux
2 31 (13.48%) Windows
3 17 (7.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (6.52%) UNIX
5 6 (2.61%) Android
5 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.17%) Windows XP
6 5 (2.17%) Windows 8
6 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.74%) Solaris
8 3 (1.30%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.30%) BlackBerry OS
8 3 (1.30%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.43%) VMS
9 1 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (51.30%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (22.17%) Scrum
3 48 (20.87%) TDD
4 46 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (14.35%) Configuration Management
6 30 (13.04%) OO
7 27 (11.74%) Web Development
8 25 (10.87%) DevOps
9 24 (10.43%) BDD
10 23 (10.00%) Project Management
10 23 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 22 (9.57%) TOGAF
12 21 (9.13%) SOA
13 19 (8.26%) MVC
14 16 (6.96%) Analytics
15 12 (5.22%) User Stories
16 11 (4.78%) Release Management
17 10 (4.35%) Kanban
17 10 (4.35%) Mentoring
17 10 (4.35%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 92 (40.00%) Java
2 53 (23.04%) JavaScript
3 40 (17.39%) Python
4 32 (13.91%) PHP
4 32 (13.91%) Ruby
5 22 (9.57%) SQL
6 21 (9.13%) PowerShell
7 20 (8.70%) Perl
7 20 (8.70%) C#
8 11 (4.78%) C
9 10 (4.35%) R
9 10 (4.35%) MATLAB
10 9 (3.91%) C++
11 6 (2.61%) VBScript
11 6 (2.61%) VB
12 5 (2.17%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.30%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.30%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.87%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 41 (17.83%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.30%) DV Cleared
3 25 (10.87%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.17%) RHCA
4 5 (2.17%) RHCE
4 5 (2.17%) RHCSA
5 4 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.74%) CCNA
6 1 (0.43%) MCITP
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) MCSA
6 1 (0.43%) CCNP
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.04%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.78%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.48%) Docker
5 5 (2.17%) Shibboleth
6 4 (1.74%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.87%) vSphere
7 2 (0.87%) Varnish
8 1 (0.43%) Snort
8 1 (0.43%) NFS
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) HDFS
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (12.17%) Puppet
2 18 (7.83%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.48%) Vagrant
4 6 (2.61%) SCCM
4 6 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (2.17%) CloudHub
6 3 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.30%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.43%) Nagios
7 1 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.43%) Ansible
7 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.43%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (13.91%) Oracle
2 31 (13.48%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.26%) Red Hat
3 19 (8.26%) VMware
4 9 (3.91%) Adobe
5 8 (3.48%) Cisco
6 7 (3.04%) Apigee
7 6 (2.61%) WSO2
7 6 (2.61%) IBM
8 5 (2.17%) Juniper
8 5 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (2.17%) NetApp
9 4 (1.74%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.74%) Borland
10 3 (1.30%) Sun
10 3 (1.30%) MobileIron
10 3 (1.30%) Zend
10 3 (1.30%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.87%) McAfee
11 2 (0.87%) Sybase