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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 126 121 215
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +94
Contract jobs citing Open Source 140 142 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.64% 1.50% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.94% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 53 26
Average daily rate £355 £428 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.95% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £411 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-33.09% +80.89%
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
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Surrey +17 46 £425 -1.16% 9
Berkshire -9 23 £425 +2.40% 12
Hampshire -22 20 £330 -26.66% 8
West Sussex +19 15 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +15 14 £355 +7.16% 4
Oxfordshire +14 12 £425 +19.29% 2
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
East Sussex - 2 - - 4
Middlesex -1 1 - -
Kent - 1 £350 - 5
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 130 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (41.86%) JavaScript
3 100 (38.76%) Linux
4 95 (36.82%) Java
5 76 (29.46%) SQL
6 75 (29.07%) Node.js
7 71 (27.52%) Unix
8 64 (24.81%) Ruby
9 61 (23.64%) OO
10 60 (23.26%) Windows
11 59 (22.87%) NoSQL
12 54 (20.93%) REST
13 51 (19.77%) JSON
14 50 (19.38%) MongoDB
15 49 (18.99%) MVC
16 46 (17.83%) User Experience
17 45 (17.44%) OOD
18 44 (17.05%) Pair Programming
19 42 (16.28%) HTML
19 42 (16.28%) Continuous Delivery
20 40 (15.50%) Express
21 39 (15.12%) Oracle
21 39 (15.12%) Scrum
22 38 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
23 37 (14.34%) E-Commerce
24 35 (13.57%) CSS
25 31 (12.02%) Microsoft
26 30 (11.63%) DevOps
27 28 (10.85%) Publishing
28 27 (10.47%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 75 (29.07%) Node.js
2 11 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.10%) CMS
4 6 (2.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (2.33%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.94%) Apache
5 5 (1.94%) Drupal
5 5 (1.94%) IIS
6 4 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.55%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.55%) Liferay
6 4 (1.55%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (1.16%) Confluence
7 3 (1.16%) JBoss
7 3 (1.16%) Mule
7 3 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (1.16%) SAS
7 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.78%) Alfresco
Applications
1 5 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.16%) Weka
3 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.04%) Magento
2 4 (1.55%) Odoo
3 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.81%) GitHub
3 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.71%) Adobe Analytics
4 7 (2.71%) SaaS
5 4 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.78%) IaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.36%) HTTP
2 17 (6.59%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.65%) DHCP
3 12 (4.65%) DNS
4 6 (2.33%) Internet
5 5 (1.94%) Firewall
6 3 (1.16%) LAN
6 3 (1.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.39%) IPsec
7 1 (0.39%) IPv6
7 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.39%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.39%) OSPF
7 1 (0.39%) SAN
7 1 (0.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (22.87%) NoSQL
2 50 (19.38%) MongoDB
3 21 (8.14%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (7.36%) Oracle Database
5 15 (5.81%) MySQL
5 15 (5.81%) SQL Server
6 10 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.10%) GIS
8 7 (2.71%) Big Data
8 7 (2.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.71%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (2.71%) Pentaho
9 5 (1.94%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.55%) Couchbase
11 3 (1.16%) HPCC
11 3 (1.16%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.16%) OLTP
12 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (8.91%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.75%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.88%) RSpec
4 8 (3.10%) JIRA
5 6 (2.33%) Subversion
6 5 (1.94%) JUnit
7 4 (1.55%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.55%) Maven
7 4 (1.55%) Selenium
8 3 (1.16%) Ant
9 2 (0.78%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.78%) GitLab
9 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.39%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.39%) Log4j
10 1 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 28 (10.85%) Publishing
2 12 (4.65%) Finance
3 10 (3.88%) Marketing
4 8 (3.10%) Legal
4 8 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.16%) Electronics
7 2 (0.78%) Retail
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 126 (48.84%) Developer
2 65 (25.19%) JavaScript Developer
3 52 (20.16%) Node.js Developer
4 32 (12.40%) Architect
5 23 (8.91%) Lead Developer
6 21 (8.14%) Technical Leader
7 20 (7.75%) E-Commerce Developer
8 19 (7.36%) Analyst
8 19 (7.36%) Java Developer
8 19 (7.36%) Technical Developer
9 18 (6.98%) Senior Developer
10 17 (6.59%) Consultant
11 16 (6.20%) Web Developer
12 14 (5.43%) QA Engineer
12 14 (5.43%) Senior Java Developer
13 12 (4.65%) J2EE Developer
13 12 (4.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 12 (4.65%) Senior J2EE Developer
13 12 (4.65%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
13 12 (4.65%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.93%) REST
2 51 (19.77%) JSON
3 42 (16.28%) HTML
4 40 (15.50%) Express
5 35 (13.57%) CSS
6 24 (9.30%) Middleware
6 24 (9.30%) Spring
7 22 (8.53%) XML
8 21 (8.14%) Hibernate
9 19 (7.36%) Web Services
10 18 (6.98%) Sass
11 16 (6.20%) J2EE
12 15 (5.81%) HTML5
13 12 (4.65%) AngularJS
13 12 (4.65%) DHTML
13 12 (4.65%) JDBC
13 12 (4.65%) JMS
13 12 (4.65%) JSP
13 12 (4.65%) Servlets
13 12 (4.65%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.83%) User Experience
2 20 (7.75%) Mobile App
3 16 (6.20%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.81%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 5 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.55%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.55%) Clustering
7 4 (1.55%) Social Media
8 3 (1.16%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.16%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.16%) HACMP
8 3 (1.16%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.78%) BYOD
9 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.78%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (0.78%) Wiki
10 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 100 (38.76%) Linux
2 71 (27.52%) Unix
3 60 (23.26%) Windows
4 21 (8.14%) Android
5 18 (6.98%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.49%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.55%) CentOS
9 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.16%) AIX
10 3 (1.16%) BlackBerry OS
10 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.16%) Solaris
10 3 (1.16%) Windows Phone
10 3 (1.16%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.39%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.39%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (50.39%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (23.64%) OO
3 49 (18.99%) MVC
4 45 (17.44%) OOD
5 44 (17.05%) Pair Programming
6 42 (16.28%) Continuous Delivery
7 39 (15.12%) Scrum
8 37 (14.34%) E-Commerce
9 30 (11.63%) DevOps
10 27 (10.47%) Web Development
11 26 (10.08%) Migration
12 18 (6.98%) TDD
13 17 (6.59%) Kanban
14 16 (6.20%) Automated Testing
15 15 (5.81%) Configuration Management
16 14 (5.43%) Mobile Application Development
16 14 (5.43%) Regression Testing
16 14 (5.43%) Software Architecture
17 13 (5.04%) Black-Box Testing
18 12 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 108 (41.86%) JavaScript
2 95 (36.82%) Java
3 76 (29.46%) SQL
4 64 (24.81%) Ruby
5 25 (9.69%) PHP
6 20 (7.75%) Python
7 13 (5.04%) C++
8 11 (4.26%) Scala
9 10 (3.88%) C
10 9 (3.49%) C#
11 8 (3.10%) Perl
12 7 (2.71%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.33%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.55%) Korn
14 4 (1.55%) R
14 4 (1.55%) VB
15 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.75%) Degree
3 14 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.10%) MCSE
4 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.55%) MCP
6 4 (1.55%) MCSA
6 4 (1.55%) MCSD
7 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.20%) QA
2 6 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.88%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.55%) Docker
5 3 (1.16%) GPFS
5 3 (1.16%) GridGain
5 3 (1.16%) Squid
5 3 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.78%) Varnish
7 1 (0.39%) Btrfs
7 1 (0.39%) iptables
7 1 (0.39%) KVM
7 1 (0.39%) LXC
7 1 (0.39%) Snort
7 1 (0.39%) vCloud
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (9.30%) Puppet
2 6 (2.33%) Nagios
2 6 (2.33%) WSUS
3 5 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.55%) Ansible
4 4 (1.55%) Cacti
4 4 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.55%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.16%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.78%) SCCM
7 1 (0.39%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.39%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.39%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.39%) Nessus
7 1 (0.39%) systemd
Vendors
1 39 (15.12%) Oracle
2 31 (12.02%) Microsoft
3 26 (10.08%) VMware
4 14 (5.43%) Adobe
4 14 (5.43%) Red Hat
5 13 (5.04%) Google
6 8 (3.10%) Cisco
6 8 (3.10%) Juniper
7 6 (2.33%) IBM
8 4 (1.55%) CommVault
8 4 (1.55%) Intel Security
8 4 (1.55%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.55%) Symantec
9 3 (1.16%) Endeca
9 3 (1.16%) Intel
9 3 (1.16%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.16%) NetApp
9 3 (1.16%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.16%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.16%) WSO2
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