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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 124 170 186
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +16
Contract jobs citing Open Source 123 62 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 0.70% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.98% 3.55% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 40 30
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£413 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
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 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
2056 1745 2041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.48% 19.72% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 921 896
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 114 173
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.68 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.82% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.55 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 48 £425 +21.42% 3
Berkshire +20 38 £350 -12.50% 4
Surrey +13 18 £425 - 8
Kent - 8 £700 - 1
Oxfordshire -1 3 - - 7
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £356 +24.45% 3
West Sussex -1 2 £635 - 2
Sussex - 2 £675 - 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
East Sussex -9 1 £475 - 3
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 89 (43.20%) Linux
2 75 (36.41%) Java
3 69 (33.50%) JavaScript
4 57 (27.67%) PHP
5 56 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (26.21%) Apache
7 53 (25.73%) Web Services
8 51 (24.76%) HTML
9 50 (24.27%) Scrum
10 48 (23.30%) CSS
11 42 (20.39%) MySQL
12 40 (19.42%) Jenkins
13 34 (16.50%) Puppet
14 33 (16.02%) TDD
15 31 (15.05%) Red Hat
15 31 (15.05%) Python
15 31 (15.05%) jQuery
15 31 (15.05%) HTML5
16 29 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (14.08%) CSS3
17 27 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (11.65%) Web Development
18 24 (11.65%) JIRA
18 24 (11.65%) SQL
18 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
19 23 (11.17%) CMS
19 23 (11.17%) Ruby
19 23 (11.17%) Maven
19 23 (11.17%) Bash Shell
19 23 (11.17%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 54 (26.21%) Apache
2 23 (11.17%) CMS
3 18 (8.74%) Tomcat
3 18 (8.74%) Node.js
4 14 (6.80%) IIS
5 13 (6.31%) Drupal
6 12 (5.83%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (4.37%) Apache Solr
8 8 (3.88%) Apache Pig
9 7 (3.40%) Confluence
9 7 (3.40%) WordPress
10 6 (2.91%) SharePoint
10 6 (2.91%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (2.43%) Joomla!
12 4 (1.94%) nginx
12 4 (1.94%) GlassFish
13 3 (1.46%) Umbraco
13 3 (1.46%) Alfresco
13 3 (1.46%) Liferay
13 3 (1.46%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.97%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) SPSS
3 1 (0.49%) FastStats
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.25%) SaaS
3 15 (7.28%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (6.31%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.88%) PaaS
6 3 (1.46%) GitHub
6 3 (1.46%) IaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.49%) Route 53
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.77%) Internet
2 7 (3.40%) SSL
3 5 (2.43%) SAN
3 5 (2.43%) WAN
3 5 (2.43%) LDAP
3 5 (2.43%) LAN
3 5 (2.43%) Asterisk PBX
4 4 (1.94%) IPsec
4 4 (1.94%) PBX
4 4 (1.94%) VoIP
4 4 (1.94%) HTTP
5 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.49%) Network Security
6 1 (0.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (20.39%) MySQL
2 19 (9.22%) Big Data
3 18 (8.74%) Relational Database
4 17 (8.25%) NoSQL
5 16 (7.77%) Hadoop
5 16 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (6.31%) MongoDB
6 13 (6.31%) Redis
7 12 (5.83%) RDBMS
7 12 (5.83%) SQL Server
8 11 (5.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (4.37%) Oracle Database
10 8 (3.88%) HBase
10 8 (3.88%) Apache Hive
10 8 (3.88%) DB2
11 7 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (2.91%) Couchbase
13 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.94%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 40 (19.42%) Jenkins
2 24 (11.65%) JIRA
3 23 (11.17%) Maven
4 20 (9.71%) Eclipse
5 17 (8.25%) Selenium
6 14 (6.80%) Git (software)
7 12 (5.83%) RSpec
7 12 (5.83%) Subversion
7 12 (5.83%) Grunt
7 12 (5.83%) Cucumber
8 8 (3.88%) Mercurial
8 8 (3.88%) FitNesse
9 6 (2.91%) JUnit
9 6 (2.91%) Gradle
10 4 (1.94%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.94%) Hudson
10 4 (1.94%) PHPUnit
10 4 (1.94%) Mockito
10 4 (1.94%) JBehave
11 3 (1.46%) Ant
General
1 13 (6.31%) Finance
2 8 (3.88%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.88%) Marketing
3 4 (1.94%) Electronics
4 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.97%) Retail
6 1 (0.49%) Legal
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Military
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (45.15%) Developer
2 33 (16.02%) Architect
3 28 (13.59%) JavaScript Developer
4 24 (11.65%) Java Developer
5 18 (8.74%) Senior Developer
6 17 (8.25%) PHP Developer
7 14 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (6.80%) Front-End Developer
7 14 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (6.31%) Technical Architect
8 13 (6.31%) Security Engineer
9 12 (5.83%) Programmer
10 10 (4.85%) Web Developer
11 9 (4.37%) Senior JavaScript Developer
11 9 (4.37%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 8 (3.88%) Tester
13 7 (3.40%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.40%) Penetration Tester
13 7 (3.40%) Web Programmer
13 7 (3.40%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (25.73%) Web Services
2 51 (24.76%) HTML
3 48 (23.30%) CSS
4 31 (15.05%) jQuery
4 31 (15.05%) HTML5
5 29 (14.08%) CSS3
6 22 (10.68%) RESTful
7 20 (9.71%) JSON
8 17 (8.25%) Spring
9 16 (7.77%) J2EE
9 16 (7.77%) SOAP
9 16 (7.77%) REST
9 16 (7.77%) PostGIS
10 15 (7.28%) .NET
11 14 (6.80%) XML
11 14 (6.80%) AngularJS
12 13 (6.31%) XHTML
13 12 (5.83%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (5.34%) Ember.js
14 11 (5.34%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.34%) Wiki
2 6 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.94%) Social Media
4 4 (1.94%) GIS
5 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.46%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.46%) W3C
5 3 (1.46%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.46%) Kindle
5 3 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (1.46%) Linked Data
6 2 (0.97%) Statistics
7 1 (0.49%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.49%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.49%) DTV
7 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.49%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 89 (43.20%) Linux
2 27 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (10.19%) Windows
4 17 (8.25%) CentOS
5 15 (7.28%) UNIX
6 13 (6.31%) Android
7 7 (3.40%) AIX
8 6 (2.91%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.43%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.94%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.46%) Solaris
12 2 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.18%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (24.27%) Scrum
3 33 (16.02%) TDD
4 29 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (11.65%) Web Development
6 23 (11.17%) DevOps
7 21 (10.19%) Analytics
8 20 (9.71%) BDD
8 20 (9.71%) OO
9 17 (8.25%) SOA
10 16 (7.77%) Project Management
11 15 (7.28%) Automated Testing
12 13 (6.31%) OOP
13 12 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (5.83%) Web Application Development
14 11 (5.34%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 11 (5.34%) Pair Programming
15 10 (4.85%) MVC
15 10 (4.85%) Data Modelling
15 10 (4.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 75 (36.41%) Java
2 69 (33.50%) JavaScript
3 57 (27.67%) PHP
4 31 (15.05%) Python
5 24 (11.65%) SQL
6 23 (11.17%) Ruby
6 23 (11.17%) Bash Shell
7 18 (8.74%) Perl
8 12 (5.83%) C++
9 11 (5.34%) C
9 11 (5.34%) Groovy
10 10 (4.85%) Scala
11 9 (4.37%) C#
12 6 (2.91%) R
13 4 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.94%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.46%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.46%) PHP5
15 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.49%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 18 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.31%) CISSP
3 7 (3.40%) Degree
3 7 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.43%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.97%) APMP
8 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.49%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.49%) ISEB
8 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.31%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.94%) QA
3 3 (1.46%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.97%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (6.31%) Snort
2 11 (5.34%) vCloud
3 10 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.43%) VirtualBox
5 4 (1.94%) Shibboleth
5 4 (1.94%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.94%) KVM
6 2 (0.97%) Varnish
7 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 34 (16.50%) Puppet
2 18 (8.74%) Vagrant
3 13 (6.31%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.43%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.43%) Cobbler
4 5 (2.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (2.43%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.94%) Nagios
6 3 (1.46%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.46%) Cacti
7 2 (0.97%) SCCM
7 2 (0.97%) Salt
7 2 (0.97%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.97%) Ansible
8 1 (0.49%) logstash
8 1 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.49%) Munin
8 1 (0.49%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 31 (15.05%) Red Hat
2 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.19%) VMware
4 20 (9.71%) Oracle
5 10 (4.85%) EMC
6 8 (3.88%) Zend
7 7 (3.40%) Brocade
7 7 (3.40%) Sybase
7 7 (3.40%) HP
8 6 (2.91%) Tableau
8 6 (2.91%) RapidMiner
8 6 (2.91%) Cloudera
9 5 (2.43%) Adobe
9 5 (2.43%) Cisco
9 5 (2.43%) IBM
9 5 (2.43%) Juniper
9 5 (2.43%) McAfee
9 5 (2.43%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.46%) Tripwire
10 3 (1.46%) JBoss
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