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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 125 198 178
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -20
Contract jobs citing Open Source 147 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.61% 1.68% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 31 21
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£425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
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
2622 2376 1785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.75% 26.83% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1341 1243 817
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 148 189
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 February 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 27 February 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 +27 49 £431 +7.81% 9
Berkshire +12 35 £363 -3.33% 25
Surrey +31 34 £430 +56.36% 13
Buckinghamshire +5 14 £400 -20.00% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £388 - 10
West Sussex - 3 - - 2
Middlesex +4 1 £350 - 1
Home Counties - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 6
Kent - - - - 5
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 150 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (42.05%) Linux
3 91 (34.47%) Java
4 67 (25.38%) CSS
5 66 (25.00%) Apache
6 64 (24.24%) Scrum
7 61 (23.11%) JavaScript
8 59 (22.35%) HTML
8 59 (22.35%) TDD
9 56 (21.21%) Web Services
10 55 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
11 53 (20.08%) PHP
12 49 (18.56%) Security Cleared
13 47 (17.80%) PostgreSQL
14 45 (17.05%) Python
15 44 (16.67%) Jenkins
16 40 (15.15%) Puppet
16 40 (15.15%) Internet
17 39 (14.77%) Git (software)
18 38 (14.39%) jQuery
19 37 (14.02%) MySQL
20 36 (13.64%) Microsoft
20 36 (13.64%) Maven
20 36 (13.64%) DV Cleared
21 35 (13.26%) Subversion
22 34 (12.88%) Ruby
22 34 (12.88%) Windows
23 33 (12.50%) OO
23 33 (12.50%) Web Development
23 33 (12.50%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 66 (25.00%) Apache
2 24 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 19 (7.20%) OpenStack
4 15 (5.68%) Drupal
5 12 (4.55%) Node.js
6 6 (2.27%) Apache Solr
6 6 (2.27%) CMS
6 6 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.89%) Mule
8 4 (1.52%) WordPress
8 4 (1.52%) LiveCycle
8 4 (1.52%) Confluence
9 3 (1.14%) JBoss
9 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.76%) IIS
10 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.76%) Liferay
10 2 (0.76%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.38%) Moodle
11 1 (0.38%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 9 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.76%) MS Project
2 2 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Magento
2 3 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.55%) SaaS
3 10 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (3.41%) Amazon S3
4 9 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.65%) GitHub
6 3 (1.14%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.76%) IaaS
7 2 (0.76%) PaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (15.15%) Internet
2 8 (3.03%) Firewall
3 5 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.89%) SSL
4 4 (1.52%) DNS
5 3 (1.14%) FTP
5 3 (1.14%) HTTP
5 3 (1.14%) AMQP
6 2 (0.76%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (0.76%) PBX
6 2 (0.76%) VoIP
6 2 (0.76%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.76%) Intranet
7 1 (0.38%) LDAP
7 1 (0.38%) DVB
7 1 (0.38%) SSH
7 1 (0.38%) Network Security
7 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.38%) SAN
7 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.80%) PostgreSQL
2 37 (14.02%) MySQL
3 25 (9.47%) SQL Server
4 17 (6.44%) Hadoop
5 15 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (5.30%) NoSQL
7 13 (4.92%) MongoDB
8 10 (3.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (3.79%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.79%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.03%) Big Data
10 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.27%) Hazelcast
11 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.38%) HBase
13 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 39 (14.77%) Git (software)
3 36 (13.64%) Maven
4 35 (13.26%) Subversion
5 30 (11.36%) JUnit
6 26 (9.85%) Eclipse
6 26 (9.85%) Cucumber
7 24 (9.09%) JIRA
8 23 (8.71%) Selenium
9 17 (6.44%) Mockito
10 14 (5.30%) PHPUnit
11 10 (3.79%) RSpec
12 9 (3.41%) Visual Studio
13 8 (3.03%) StarTeam
13 8 (3.03%) Mercurial
14 7 (2.65%) Checkstyle
14 7 (2.65%) ClearCase
15 6 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (2.27%) Bitbucket
General
1 15 (5.68%) Finance
2 10 (3.79%) Marketing
3 9 (3.41%) Retail
4 4 (1.52%) Publishing
4 4 (1.52%) Electronics
5 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.76%) Banking
5 2 (0.76%) Legal
5 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 103 (39.02%) Developer
2 44 (16.67%) Architect
3 34 (12.88%) Solutions Architect
4 30 (11.36%) Java Developer
5 23 (8.71%) Lead Architect
6 20 (7.58%) Analyst
6 20 (7.58%) PHP Developer
7 19 (7.20%) Lead Solutions Architect
8 16 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.17%) Web Developer
11 9 (3.41%) Programmer
12 8 (3.03%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
13 7 (2.65%) Senior PHP Developer
13 7 (2.65%) Consultant
13 7 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.65%) Agile Business Analyst
14 6 (2.27%) Data Scientist
14 6 (2.27%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (25.38%) CSS
2 59 (22.35%) HTML
3 56 (21.21%) Web Services
4 38 (14.39%) jQuery
5 32 (12.12%) SOAP
6 31 (11.74%) J2EE
7 28 (10.61%) Java EE
7 28 (10.61%) REST
8 26 (9.85%) PostGIS
8 26 (9.85%) .NET
9 25 (9.47%) RESTful
10 22 (8.33%) Spring
11 21 (7.95%) HTML5
12 18 (6.82%) LAMP
12 18 (6.82%) JSON
13 16 (6.06%) XML
13 16 (6.06%) CSS3
14 15 (5.68%) Hibernate
14 15 (5.68%) Ajax
15 14 (5.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.17%) Social Media
2 9 (3.41%) Visualisation
2 9 (3.41%) Mobile App
3 6 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.89%) GIS
5 3 (1.14%) DTV
5 3 (1.14%) User Experience
6 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.76%) Clustering
6 2 (0.76%) PKI
7 1 (0.38%) IPTV
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
7 1 (0.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 111 (42.05%) Linux
2 34 (12.88%) Windows
3 20 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.17%) UNIX
5 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.41%) Windows 7
5 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.03%) Android
7 7 (2.65%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.65%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.14%) CentOS
8 3 (1.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (24.24%) Scrum
3 59 (22.35%) TDD
4 55 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (12.50%) Web Development
5 33 (12.50%) OO
5 33 (12.50%) BDD
6 31 (11.74%) MVC
7 28 (10.61%) DevOps
8 26 (9.85%) SOA
8 26 (9.85%) Configuration Management
9 23 (8.71%) Project Management
10 21 (7.95%) Automated Testing
11 20 (7.58%) TOGAF
12 16 (6.06%) ITIL
13 14 (5.30%) Test Automation
13 14 (5.30%) Analytics
14 13 (4.92%) User Stories
14 13 (4.92%) Kanban
15 12 (4.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (34.47%) Java
2 61 (23.11%) JavaScript
3 53 (20.08%) PHP
4 45 (17.05%) Python
5 34 (12.88%) Ruby
6 28 (10.61%) SQL
7 26 (9.85%) C#
8 21 (7.95%) PowerShell
9 20 (7.58%) Perl
10 9 (3.41%) VBScript
10 9 (3.41%) VB
10 9 (3.41%) MATLAB
10 9 (3.41%) R
11 8 (3.03%) C++
12 7 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.65%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.89%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.52%) C
14 4 (1.52%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 49 (18.56%) Security Cleared
2 36 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 25 (9.47%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.65%) RHCSA
4 7 (2.65%) RHCE
4 7 (2.65%) RHCA
5 6 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.52%) Degree
7 3 (1.14%) CCNA
7 3 (1.14%) VCP4
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.38%) 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 17 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.17%) Docker
3 10 (3.79%) VirtualBox
4 9 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 9 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.27%) KVM
6 4 (1.52%) vSphere
6 4 (1.52%) Varnish
7 1 (0.38%) Firmware
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.38%) vCloud
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.38%) NFS
7 1 (0.38%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (15.15%) Puppet
2 20 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (7.20%) Vagrant
4 9 (3.41%) SCCM
4 9 (3.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.14%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.38%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 36 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.98%) Oracle
3 26 (9.85%) Red Hat
4 24 (9.09%) VMware
5 8 (3.03%) Adobe
5 8 (3.03%) Zend
6 6 (2.27%) IBM
6 6 (2.27%) McAfee
7 5 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.89%) NetApp
8 4 (1.52%) Borland
9 3 (1.14%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.14%) WSO2
10 2 (0.76%) GigaSpaces
10 2 (0.76%) Facebook
10 2 (0.76%) Twitter
10 2 (0.76%) HP
10 2 (0.76%) SAP
10 2 (0.76%) Cisco
11 1 (0.38%) Sun
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