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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 101 178 180
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 200 90 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.07% 0.90% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.16% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 49 45
Average daily rate £425 £378 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.90 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-24.81% -43.80%
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
7674 7761 6992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.44% 77.77% 74.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4742 4367 3891
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 282 274
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.11 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.75 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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
West Sussex +53 100 £425 - 4
Berkshire +20 33 £410 +17.14% 21
Hampshire -6 19 £300 -20.00% 10
Surrey -11 16 £419 -5.89% 8
Oxfordshire +16 13 £425 - 6
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £373 -3.24% 1
East Sussex - 4 £313 - 1
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
Kent - 2 £375 - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 205 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (47.04%) Java
3 146 (43.20%) Linux
4 122 (36.09%) HTML
5 120 (35.50%) CSS
6 112 (33.14%) Ruby
7 107 (31.66%) REST
8 104 (30.77%) JSON
9 95 (28.11%) Python
10 92 (27.22%) Git (software)
11 90 (26.63%) HTTP
12 89 (26.33%) Scrum
13 84 (24.85%) Spring
14 83 (24.56%) JavaScript
15 80 (23.67%) SQL
15 80 (23.67%) Scala
15 80 (23.67%) HTML5
15 80 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
16 79 (23.37%) Automated Testing
17 78 (23.08%) Jenkins
18 71 (21.01%) Ajax
19 69 (20.41%) CSS3
20 68 (20.12%) Subversion
21 66 (19.53%) Django
22 65 (19.23%) JUnit
23 64 (18.93%) Play Framework
24 63 (18.64%) MVC
25 62 (18.34%) Google
25 62 (18.34%) Ruby on Rails
25 62 (18.34%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 49 (14.50%) Confluence
2 42 (12.43%) Node.js
3 8 (2.37%) Drupal
4 6 (1.78%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.78%) IIS
4 6 (1.78%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.48%) CMS
5 5 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.48%) GeoServer
5 5 (1.48%) Oracle Spatial
5 5 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.18%) Liferay
6 4 (1.18%) SAS
7 3 (0.89%) Apache
7 3 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.89%) Mule
7 3 (0.89%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.89%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.18%) Weka
3 2 (0.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (3.55%) Magento
2 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.50%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.78%) SaaS
4 4 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.18%) IaaS
4 4 (1.18%) PaaS
5 3 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.89%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (0.89%) GitHub
5 3 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.59%) Force.com
7 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 90 (26.63%) HTTP
2 26 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.14%) DHCP
3 14 (4.14%) DNS
4 8 (2.37%) Firewall
5 6 (1.78%) LAN
5 6 (1.78%) WAN
6 5 (1.48%) Network Security
6 5 (1.48%) SSL
6 5 (1.48%) VPN
7 4 (1.18%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.18%) MPLS
7 4 (1.18%) VLAN
8 3 (0.89%) SAN
9 2 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.59%) Internet
9 2 (0.59%) NAS
10 1 (0.30%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.30%) OSPF
10 1 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (14.79%) NoSQL
2 38 (11.24%) Relational Database
3 37 (10.95%) MongoDB
4 24 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (6.80%) MySQL
6 17 (5.03%) SQL Server
7 16 (4.73%) Hadoop
7 16 (4.73%) Oracle Database
8 14 (4.14%) Big Data
9 9 (2.66%) Datazen
9 9 (2.66%) GIS
9 9 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.18%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.18%) HPCC
11 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.18%) Neo4j
11 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 92 (27.22%) Git (software)
2 78 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 68 (20.12%) Subversion
4 65 (19.23%) JUnit
5 52 (15.38%) JIRA
6 26 (7.69%) Selenium
7 11 (3.25%) RSpec
8 10 (2.96%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.48%) Gatling
9 5 (1.48%) Maven
9 5 (1.48%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.89%) Ant
10 3 (0.89%) GitLab
10 3 (0.89%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.59%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.30%) PhantomJS
12 1 (0.30%) PyUnit
General
1 12 (3.55%) Publishing
2 10 (2.96%) Finance
2 10 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.37%) Legal
4 5 (1.48%) Law
4 5 (1.48%) Marketing
5 4 (1.18%) Banking
5 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.59%) Billing
6 2 (0.59%) Electronics
6 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.30%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Front Office
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 160 (47.34%) Developer
2 51 (15.09%) Java Developer
3 49 (14.50%) Architect
4 47 (13.91%) Scala Developer
5 39 (11.54%) JavaScript Developer
6 33 (9.76%) Node.js Developer
7 23 (6.80%) Java Scala Developer
8 21 (6.21%) Lead Developer
8 21 (6.21%) Senior Developer
9 20 (5.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 20 (5.92%) Software Developer
10 18 (5.33%) Senior Java Developer
11 17 (5.03%) QA Engineer
11 17 (5.03%) Web Developer
12 16 (4.73%) Consultant
12 16 (4.73%) HTML CSS Developer
12 16 (4.73%) HTML Developer
12 16 (4.73%) PHP Developer
13 15 (4.44%) E-Commerce Developer
14 14 (4.14%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (36.09%) HTML
2 120 (35.50%) CSS
3 107 (31.66%) REST
4 104 (30.77%) JSON
5 84 (24.85%) Spring
6 80 (23.67%) HTML5
7 71 (21.01%) Ajax
8 69 (20.41%) CSS3
9 66 (19.53%) Django
10 64 (18.93%) Play Framework
11 62 (18.34%) Ruby on Rails
12 59 (17.46%) Guice
13 50 (14.79%) RESTful
14 36 (10.65%) XML
15 35 (10.36%) Spring MVC
15 35 (10.36%) Web Services
16 30 (8.88%) Hibernate
17 23 (6.80%) Express
18 22 (6.51%) Middleware
19 17 (5.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.27%) User Experience
2 22 (6.51%) Computer Science
3 20 (5.92%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.33%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.96%) Algorithms
6 9 (2.66%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.18%) Replication
9 3 (0.89%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.89%) Social Media
9 3 (0.89%) Statistics
10 2 (0.59%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.59%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.59%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.59%) Psychology
10 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.59%) Wiki
11 1 (0.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 146 (43.20%) Linux
2 59 (17.46%) Unix
3 56 (16.57%) Windows
4 21 (6.21%) Android
5 19 (5.62%) Apple iOS
6 15 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.78%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.48%) CentOS
9 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.18%) VMS
10 4 (1.18%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.89%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.89%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.30%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.30%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (26.33%) Scrum
3 80 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (23.37%) Automated Testing
5 63 (18.64%) MVC
6 62 (18.34%) Web Development
7 57 (16.86%) Configuration Management
8 56 (16.57%) Responsive Web Design
8 56 (16.57%) Web Design
9 46 (13.61%) Mentoring
10 44 (13.02%) OO
11 43 (12.72%) OWASP
12 41 (12.13%) DevOps
13 32 (9.47%) Pair Programming
14 31 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 28 (8.28%) Service Design
16 25 (7.40%) OOD
17 23 (6.80%) Software Architecture
18 22 (6.51%) TDD
19 20 (5.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 159 (47.04%) Java
2 112 (33.14%) Ruby
3 95 (28.11%) Python
4 83 (24.56%) JavaScript
5 80 (23.67%) Scala
5 80 (23.67%) SQL
6 58 (17.16%) C#
7 31 (9.17%) PHP
8 22 (6.51%) C++
9 15 (4.44%) C
10 12 (3.55%) PowerShell
11 10 (2.96%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.66%) R
12 9 (2.66%) VB.NET
13 7 (2.07%) VB
14 6 (1.78%) Perl
15 5 (1.48%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.89%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.89%) Korn
16 3 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.28%) Degree
4 15 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.37%) MCSE
6 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.78%) ISEB
7 6 (1.78%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.18%) MCP
8 4 (1.18%) MCSA
8 4 (1.18%) MCSD
9 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.59%) VCP5
9 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.30%) HNC
10 1 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.51%) QA
2 10 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (7.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (6.51%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.37%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.37%) Docker
4 4 (1.18%) GridGain
4 4 (1.18%) vSphere
5 3 (0.89%) Varnish
5 3 (0.89%) vCloud
6 1 (0.30%) Btrfs
6 1 (0.30%) HDFS
6 1 (0.30%) iptables
6 1 (0.30%) KVM
6 1 (0.30%) LXC
6 1 (0.30%) Snort
6 1 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 38 (11.24%) Puppet
2 12 (3.55%) Nagios
3 11 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.96%) Ansible
5 5 (1.48%) Cacti
5 5 (1.48%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.18%) SCOM
6 4 (1.18%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.18%) WSUS
7 2 (0.59%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.59%) Nessus
8 1 (0.30%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.30%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.30%) Oozie
8 1 (0.30%) systemd
Vendors
1 62 (18.34%) Google
2 51 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 50 (14.79%) Oracle
4 35 (10.36%) VMware
5 24 (7.10%) Red Hat
6 22 (6.51%) Cisco
7 15 (4.44%) Juniper
8 7 (2.07%) Remedy
9 6 (1.78%) Adobe
10 5 (1.48%) Symantec
11 4 (1.18%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.18%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (1.18%) CommVault
11 4 (1.18%) IBM
11 4 (1.18%) Intel Security
11 4 (1.18%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.89%) hybris
12 3 (0.89%) SaltStack
12 3 (0.89%) WSO2
12 3 (0.89%) Zend
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £475 - £550+ per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: EXCELLENT RATES
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Maxegan
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago