The 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 26 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 122 201 181
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -20
Contract jobs citing Open Source 137 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.34% 1.44% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 26 16
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£425 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £418 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2567 2224 1769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.80% 26.46% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1169 822
Average daily rate £375 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 137 177
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% -7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 January 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 +24 46 £450 - 7
Berkshire +20 36 £415 +10.66% 16
Surrey +20 27 £430 +18.62% 14
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £313 -14.38% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £475 - 11
Middlesex +1 1 £350 - 1
East Sussex - - - - 3
Kent - - - - 4
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 140 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (44.70%) Linux
3 74 (28.03%) Java
4 68 (25.76%) CSS
5 67 (25.38%) JavaScript
6 64 (24.24%) Scrum
7 63 (23.86%) Apache
8 60 (22.73%) HTML
9 59 (22.35%) PHP
10 56 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
11 51 (19.32%) Web Services
12 50 (18.94%) Security Cleared
12 50 (18.94%) Jenkins
13 46 (17.42%) TDD
14 45 (17.05%) Puppet
15 43 (16.29%) jQuery
16 41 (15.53%) MySQL
17 40 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
18 39 (14.77%) Maven
19 37 (14.02%) Microsoft
20 36 (13.64%) Internet
20 36 (13.64%) Git (software)
20 36 (13.64%) DevOps
21 34 (12.88%) Python
22 33 (12.50%) J2EE
22 33 (12.50%) DV Cleared
23 32 (12.12%) Ruby
24 31 (11.74%) MVC
24 31 (11.74%) Windows
25 30 (11.36%) Eclipse

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 63 (23.86%) Apache
2 22 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 19 (7.20%) Drupal
4 18 (6.82%) OpenStack
5 10 (3.79%) Apache Solr
5 10 (3.79%) Node.js
6 9 (3.41%) CMS
7 5 (1.89%) WordPress
7 5 (1.89%) LiveCycle
8 3 (1.14%) Liferay
8 3 (1.14%) Alfresco
8 3 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.14%) JBoss
8 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.76%) IIS
9 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.76%) Mule
9 2 (0.76%) Confluence
10 1 (0.38%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.76%) MS Project
2 2 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.38%) SPSS
3 1 (0.38%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) Magento
2 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.68%) SaaS
3 13 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (4.17%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.89%) GitHub
7 4 (1.52%) PaaS
8 3 (1.14%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.38%) IaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.64%) Internet
2 7 (2.65%) Firewall
3 6 (2.27%) SSL
4 4 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.14%) DNS
5 3 (1.14%) PBX
5 3 (1.14%) VoIP
5 3 (1.14%) HTTP
5 3 (1.14%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (0.76%) Intranet
6 2 (0.76%) FTP
6 2 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.38%) SAN
7 1 (0.38%) LDAP
7 1 (0.38%) SSH
7 1 (0.38%) Network Security
7 1 (0.38%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.53%) MySQL
2 40 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (9.85%) SQL Server
4 16 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (5.30%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.55%) MongoDB
6 12 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 11 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (3.03%) Big Data
8 8 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.27%) Hazelcast
9 6 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.38%) HBase
12 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (18.94%) Jenkins
2 39 (14.77%) Maven
3 36 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 30 (11.36%) Eclipse
5 29 (10.98%) JIRA
6 24 (9.09%) Subversion
7 20 (7.58%) JUnit
7 20 (7.58%) Cucumber
8 18 (6.82%) Selenium
9 13 (4.92%) RSpec
9 13 (4.92%) PHPUnit
10 11 (4.17%) Mockito
11 10 (3.79%) Bitbucket
12 9 (3.41%) FitNesse
12 9 (3.41%) Visual Studio
13 8 (3.03%) StarTeam
14 7 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (2.65%) Checkstyle
15 6 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (6.44%) Finance
2 10 (3.79%) Marketing
3 4 (1.52%) Publishing
3 4 (1.52%) Electronics
4 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.76%) Banking
4 2 (0.76%) Legal
4 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 91 (34.47%) Developer
2 46 (17.42%) Architect
3 34 (12.88%) Solutions Architect
4 22 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 22 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (7.58%) PHP Developer
6 17 (6.44%) Analyst
7 15 (5.68%) Lead Architect
8 14 (5.30%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.92%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.55%) Web Developer
11 9 (3.41%) Programmer
12 8 (3.03%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
13 7 (2.65%) Consultant
13 7 (2.65%) .NET Developer
13 7 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.65%) Agile Business Analyst
14 6 (2.27%) Applications Packager
14 6 (2.27%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (25.76%) CSS
2 60 (22.73%) HTML
3 51 (19.32%) Web Services
4 43 (16.29%) jQuery
5 33 (12.50%) J2EE
6 29 (10.98%) .NET
6 29 (10.98%) REST
7 27 (10.23%) PostGIS
7 27 (10.23%) SOAP
8 23 (8.71%) RESTful
9 22 (8.33%) LAMP
10 21 (7.95%) HTML5
11 20 (7.58%) XML
12 19 (7.20%) JSON
13 18 (6.82%) Spring
14 16 (6.06%) Java EE
15 15 (5.68%) Ajax
15 15 (5.68%) ASP.NET
15 15 (5.68%) CSS3
16 12 (4.55%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.65%) Mobile App
1 7 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.27%) User Experience
3 5 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (1.89%) GIS
3 5 (1.89%) Social Media
4 4 (1.52%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.14%) DTV
6 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.76%) Clustering
6 2 (0.76%) PKI
6 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.38%) IPTV
7 1 (0.38%) Statistics
7 1 (0.38%) SCORM
7 1 (0.38%) VLE
7 1 (0.38%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.38%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 118 (44.70%) Linux
2 31 (11.74%) Windows
3 22 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (5.68%) UNIX
5 11 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.41%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.41%) Android
6 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.65%) AIX
7 7 (2.65%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.65%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.27%) CentOS
9 4 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.52%) Solaris
10 3 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (24.24%) Scrum
3 56 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (17.42%) TDD
5 36 (13.64%) DevOps
6 31 (11.74%) MVC
7 26 (9.85%) Web Development
8 24 (9.09%) OO
8 24 (9.09%) Project Management
8 24 (9.09%) BDD
9 23 (8.71%) Configuration Management
10 20 (7.58%) SOA
10 20 (7.58%) ITIL
11 14 (5.30%) Automated Testing
11 14 (5.30%) Analytics
12 13 (4.92%) Waterfall
12 13 (4.92%) Test Automation
12 13 (4.92%) TOGAF
12 13 (4.92%) Content Management
12 13 (4.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 74 (28.03%) Java
2 67 (25.38%) JavaScript
3 59 (22.35%) PHP
4 34 (12.88%) Python
5 32 (12.12%) Ruby
6 29 (10.98%) SQL
7 25 (9.47%) C#
8 21 (7.95%) PowerShell
9 17 (6.44%) Perl
10 12 (4.55%) C++
11 11 (4.17%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.41%) VBScript
12 9 (3.41%) VB
13 7 (2.65%) Shell Script
14 6 (2.27%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.89%) C
15 5 (1.89%) Groovy
16 4 (1.52%) Scala
16 4 (1.52%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.76%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 50 (18.94%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 26 (9.85%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.65%) RHCA
5 7 (2.65%) RHCE
5 7 (2.65%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.52%) Degree
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.14%) CCNA
7 3 (1.14%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) ISEB
8 1 (0.38%) PMP
8 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.17%) VirtualBox
3 10 (3.79%) KVM
3 10 (3.79%) Docker
4 9 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.52%) vSphere
5 4 (1.52%) vCloud
6 3 (1.14%) Varnish
7 2 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 45 (17.05%) Puppet
2 23 (8.71%) Vagrant
3 22 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (3.41%) SCCM
5 6 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.89%) Cobbler
7 4 (1.52%) Nagios
8 1 (0.38%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.38%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.38%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.38%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.38%) logstash
8 1 (0.38%) cPanel
8 1 (0.38%) Graphite
Vendors
1 37 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.98%) VMware
3 27 (10.23%) Red Hat
3 27 (10.23%) Oracle
4 11 (4.17%) IBM
5 10 (3.79%) Zend
6 9 (3.41%) Adobe
7 7 (2.65%) Brocade
8 6 (2.27%) McAfee
9 5 (1.89%) NetApp
10 4 (1.52%) Borland
11 3 (1.14%) HP
11 3 (1.14%) GigaSpaces
12 2 (0.76%) Google
12 2 (0.76%) Facebook
12 2 (0.76%) Twitter
12 2 (0.76%) WSO2
12 2 (0.76%) EMC
12 2 (0.76%) SAP
12 2 (0.76%) Cisco
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