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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 164 183 183
Rank change year-on-year
+19 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 105 54 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.79% 2.13% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 39 24
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £56.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-29.69% +41.87%
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
2769 2535 1903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.54% 27.17% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1459 1340 914
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 150 184
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -29.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +22 43 £403 +0.62% 6
Surrey +28 26 £430 +52.88% 3
Berkshire -8 17 £325 -2.98% 15
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £400 -20.00% 8
Oxfordshire -9 6 £425 - 9
West Sussex - 3 - - 4
Home Counties - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 5
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 145 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (40.23%) Linux
3 86 (33.59%) Java
4 65 (25.39%) CSS
5 61 (23.83%) JavaScript
6 60 (23.44%) Scrum
7 58 (22.66%) TDD
8 57 (22.27%) HTML
9 55 (21.48%) Apache
10 53 (20.70%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (19.53%) Web Services
12 47 (18.36%) Python
12 47 (18.36%) PHP
13 46 (17.97%) Security Cleared
14 43 (16.80%) PostgreSQL
15 42 (16.41%) Git (software)
16 40 (15.63%) jQuery
17 38 (14.84%) Jenkins
17 38 (14.84%) Subversion
17 38 (14.84%) Windows
17 38 (14.84%) Microsoft
18 37 (14.45%) OO
18 37 (14.45%) Ruby
18 37 (14.45%) Puppet
19 36 (14.06%) MySQL
20 34 (13.28%) DV Cleared
21 33 (12.89%) Oracle
21 33 (12.89%) C#
22 31 (12.11%) .NET
22 31 (12.11%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 55 (21.48%) Apache
2 21 (8.20%) OpenStack
3 20 (7.81%) Tomcat
4 17 (6.64%) Drupal
5 10 (3.91%) Node.js
6 8 (3.13%) Confluence
6 8 (3.13%) CMS
7 7 (2.73%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.95%) Mule
8 5 (1.95%) WordPress
9 4 (1.56%) LiveCycle
10 3 (1.17%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.17%) JBoss
10 3 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.39%) SAS
12 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.39%) Moodle
12 1 (0.39%) Liferay
Applications
1 10 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.17%) MS Project
3 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Magento
2 3 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 8 (3.13%) SaaS
3 7 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.73%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (2.34%) GitHub
5 3 (1.17%) IaaS
5 3 (1.17%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.17%) PaaS
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.33%) Internet
2 9 (3.52%) Firewall
3 5 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.56%) AMQP
5 3 (1.17%) DNS
5 3 (1.17%) HTTP
6 2 (0.78%) SSL
6 2 (0.78%) LDAP
6 2 (0.78%) PBX
6 2 (0.78%) VoIP
6 2 (0.78%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (0.78%) SSH
7 1 (0.39%) Network Security
7 1 (0.39%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.39%) DVB
7 1 (0.39%) DHCP
7 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.39%) FTP
7 1 (0.39%) SAN
7 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.80%) PostgreSQL
2 36 (14.06%) MySQL
3 30 (11.72%) SQL Server
4 19 (7.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (6.64%) Hadoop
6 16 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 15 (5.86%) MongoDB
8 12 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (4.30%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.91%) Relational Database
11 8 (3.13%) Big Data
11 8 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (1.95%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.95%) Hazelcast
14 3 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
15 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 42 (16.41%) Git (software)
2 38 (14.84%) Jenkins
2 38 (14.84%) Subversion
3 29 (11.33%) JUnit
4 28 (10.94%) Maven
5 23 (8.98%) JIRA
6 21 (8.20%) Selenium
6 21 (8.20%) Cucumber
7 18 (7.03%) Eclipse
8 15 (5.86%) Mockito
9 12 (4.69%) PHPUnit
9 12 (4.69%) Visual Studio
10 11 (4.30%) Mercurial
11 8 (3.13%) RSpec
11 8 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (3.13%) StarTeam
12 7 (2.73%) Checkstyle
12 7 (2.73%) ClearCase
13 6 (2.34%) Ant
13 6 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (5.47%) Finance
2 11 (4.30%) Retail
3 9 (3.52%) Marketing
4 3 (1.17%) Publishing
4 3 (1.17%) Electronics
5 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.78%) Legal
5 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 99 (38.67%) Developer
2 37 (14.45%) Architect
3 28 (10.94%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (10.55%) Java Developer
5 23 (8.98%) Lead Architect
6 22 (8.59%) Analyst
7 19 (7.42%) PHP Developer
7 19 (7.42%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 15 (5.86%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.69%) Programmer
10 11 (4.30%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.30%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.91%) Web Developer
12 9 (3.52%) C# Developer
13 8 (3.13%) Consultant
13 8 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
13 8 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
14 7 (2.73%) Agile Business Analyst
14 7 (2.73%) Data Scientist
14 7 (2.73%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (25.39%) CSS
2 57 (22.27%) HTML
3 50 (19.53%) Web Services
4 40 (15.63%) jQuery
5 31 (12.11%) .NET
6 29 (11.33%) REST
7 28 (10.94%) SOAP
7 28 (10.94%) Java EE
8 24 (9.38%) J2EE
9 20 (7.81%) Spring
10 19 (7.42%) RESTful
11 18 (7.03%) HTML5
11 18 (7.03%) PostGIS
12 17 (6.64%) JSON
12 17 (6.64%) Silverlight
13 15 (5.86%) LAMP
13 15 (5.86%) Hibernate
13 15 (5.86%) ASP.NET
14 14 (5.47%) XML
14 14 (5.47%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.69%) Social Media
2 9 (3.52%) Visualisation
3 7 (2.73%) Mobile App
3 7 (2.73%) Private Cloud
4 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.17%) DTV
7 2 (0.78%) GIS
7 2 (0.78%) PKI
7 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.78%) Clustering
7 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.78%) User Experience
8 1 (0.39%) FMCG
8 1 (0.39%) SCORM
8 1 (0.39%) VLE
8 1 (0.39%) Kindle
8 1 (0.39%) IPTV
8 1 (0.39%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 103 (40.23%) Linux
2 38 (14.84%) Windows
3 18 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (3.52%) Windows 7
4 9 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.13%) UNIX
6 7 (2.73%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.73%) Windows 8
6 7 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.56%) Android
8 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.78%) CentOS
9 2 (0.78%) Solaris
10 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (23.44%) Scrum
3 58 (22.66%) TDD
4 53 (20.70%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (14.45%) OO
6 31 (12.11%) Web Development
7 30 (11.72%) MVC
7 30 (11.72%) BDD
8 29 (11.33%) DevOps
9 28 (10.94%) Configuration Management
10 22 (8.59%) Project Management
10 22 (8.59%) SOA
11 21 (8.20%) TOGAF
11 21 (8.20%) Automated Testing
12 16 (6.25%) Analytics
13 13 (5.08%) User Stories
13 13 (5.08%) Waterfall
13 13 (5.08%) Kanban
13 13 (5.08%) ITIL
14 12 (4.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 86 (33.59%) Java
2 61 (23.83%) JavaScript
3 47 (18.36%) PHP
3 47 (18.36%) Python
4 37 (14.45%) Ruby
5 33 (12.89%) C#
6 26 (10.16%) SQL
7 24 (9.38%) PowerShell
8 22 (8.59%) Perl
9 10 (3.91%) MATLAB
9 10 (3.91%) R
10 9 (3.52%) VBScript
10 9 (3.52%) VB
11 8 (3.13%) C++
12 7 (2.73%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.73%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.95%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.56%) C
14 4 (1.56%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (17.97%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.28%) DV Cleared
3 24 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.73%) RHCSA
4 7 (2.73%) RHCE
4 7 (2.73%) RHCA
5 5 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.17%) CCNA
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.78%) Degree
8 1 (0.39%) PMP
8 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.95%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.91%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.52%) Docker
4 7 (2.73%) VirtualBox
5 5 (1.95%) KVM
6 4 (1.56%) Varnish
7 3 (1.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.39%) Firmware
8 1 (0.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 37 (14.45%) Puppet
2 23 (8.98%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (6.25%) Vagrant
4 9 (3.52%) SCCM
4 9 (3.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (2.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.78%) Nagios
7 1 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.39%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 38 (14.84%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.89%) Oracle
3 24 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 18 (7.03%) VMware
5 11 (4.30%) Adobe
6 6 (2.34%) Zend
6 6 (2.34%) IBM
6 6 (2.34%) McAfee
7 5 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.95%) NetApp
8 4 (1.56%) Borland
8 4 (1.56%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.17%) WSO2
10 2 (0.78%) Sybase
10 2 (0.78%) SAP
10 2 (0.78%) Cisco
11 1 (0.39%) Sun
11 1 (0.39%) HP
11 1 (0.39%) CA
11 1 (0.39%) Northgate
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