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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 144 180 180
Rank change year-on-year
+36 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 106 62 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.15% 0.71% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.15% 2.87% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 42 33
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£366 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £266 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £428 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £46.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.51% +23.33%
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
2552 2161 2554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.60% 24.83% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1380 1135 1146
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 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 122 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.68 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.82% +7.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Berkshire +17 34 £344 -1.78% 6
Hampshire +4 33 £425 +21.42% 7
Surrey +13 19 £425 +54.54% 13
Oxfordshire -5 5 £275 +4.76% 12
Kent -1 4 £225 -15.09%
Middlesex - 4 £325 - 2
West Sussex +6 3 £130 - 2
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £356 -13.63% 2
Sussex - 2 £675 - 1
East Sussex -9 1 £475 - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 119 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (43.69%) Linux
3 77 (34.68%) Java
4 73 (32.88%) JavaScript
5 62 (27.93%) Apache
6 61 (27.48%) PHP
7 56 (25.23%) HTML
7 56 (25.23%) Web Services
8 54 (24.32%) Scrum
9 52 (23.42%) CSS
10 48 (21.62%) Jenkins
11 43 (19.37%) MySQL
12 38 (17.12%) TDD
13 37 (16.67%) Puppet
14 35 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (14.86%) jQuery
15 33 (14.86%) Red Hat
16 32 (14.41%) Python
16 32 (14.41%) HTML5
17 31 (13.96%) Maven
18 30 (13.51%) JIRA
18 30 (13.51%) CSS3
19 28 (12.61%) Eclipse
20 27 (12.16%) Internet
20 27 (12.16%) SQL
20 27 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 26 (11.71%) RESTful
21 26 (11.71%) VMware
21 26 (11.71%) Web Development
21 26 (11.71%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 62 (27.93%) Apache
2 22 (9.91%) CMS
3 21 (9.46%) Tomcat
4 19 (8.56%) Node.js
5 15 (6.76%) IIS
6 14 (6.31%) Drupal
7 13 (5.86%) Apache Solr
8 12 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (3.60%) Apache Pig
10 7 (3.15%) Confluence
11 6 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 6 (2.70%) WordPress
11 6 (2.70%) SharePoint
12 5 (2.25%) Joomla!
13 4 (1.80%) Alfresco
13 4 (1.80%) GlassFish
13 4 (1.80%) Liferay
14 3 (1.35%) Umbraco
14 3 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
15 2 (0.90%) Moodle
Applications
1 22 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.35%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.45%) SPSS
4 1 (0.45%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.01%) SaaS
3 15 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (5.86%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.60%) PaaS
6 3 (1.35%) GitHub
6 3 (1.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.16%) Internet
2 10 (4.50%) SSL
3 6 (2.70%) HTTP
4 5 (2.25%) LDAP
4 5 (2.25%) LAN
4 5 (2.25%) SAN
4 5 (2.25%) WAN
4 5 (2.25%) Asterisk PBX
5 4 (1.80%) IPsec
5 4 (1.80%) PBX
5 4 (1.80%) VoIP
6 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.90%) DNS
6 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.90%) FTP
6 2 (0.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (19.37%) MySQL
2 23 (10.36%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (8.56%) Big Data
4 18 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 17 (7.66%) Hadoop
6 16 (7.21%) NoSQL
7 13 (5.86%) MongoDB
7 13 (5.86%) SQL Server
7 13 (5.86%) Redis
8 12 (5.41%) RDBMS
9 11 (4.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (4.05%) Oracle Database
11 8 (3.60%) HBase
11 8 (3.60%) Apache Hive
11 8 (3.60%) DB2
12 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (2.70%) Couchbase
13 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.80%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 48 (21.62%) Jenkins
2 31 (13.96%) Maven
3 30 (13.51%) JIRA
4 28 (12.61%) Eclipse
5 18 (8.11%) Selenium
6 17 (7.66%) Cucumber
7 15 (6.76%) Git (software)
8 14 (6.31%) RSpec
8 14 (6.31%) Subversion
9 12 (5.41%) FitNesse
9 12 (5.41%) Grunt
10 8 (3.60%) Mercurial
11 7 (3.15%) Gradle
11 7 (3.15%) JUnit
12 6 (2.70%) PHPUnit
13 5 (2.25%) Mockito
13 5 (2.25%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.80%) Hudson
14 4 (1.80%) JBehave
15 3 (1.35%) Ant
General
1 12 (5.41%) Finance
2 11 (4.95%) Marketing
3 8 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.25%) Electronics
5 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (45.95%) Developer
2 39 (17.57%) Architect
3 27 (12.16%) Java Developer
3 27 (12.16%) JavaScript Developer
4 20 (9.01%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (9.01%) Senior Developer
5 18 (8.11%) PHP Developer
6 15 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (6.31%) Front-End Developer
8 13 (5.86%) Security Engineer
9 12 (5.41%) Technical Architect
9 12 (5.41%) Programmer
10 11 (4.95%) Web Developer
11 9 (4.05%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 9 (4.05%) Senior JavaScript Developer
12 8 (3.60%) Tester
13 7 (3.15%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.15%) Penetration Tester
13 7 (3.15%) Web Programmer
13 7 (3.15%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (25.23%) HTML
1 56 (25.23%) Web Services
2 52 (23.42%) CSS
3 33 (14.86%) jQuery
4 32 (14.41%) HTML5
5 30 (13.51%) CSS3
6 26 (11.71%) RESTful
7 24 (10.81%) J2EE
8 23 (10.36%) PostGIS
9 20 (9.01%) SOAP
9 20 (9.01%) Spring
10 19 (8.56%) JSON
11 17 (7.66%) REST
12 16 (7.21%) XML
12 16 (7.21%) .NET
13 14 (6.31%) XHTML
14 13 (5.86%) AngularJS
15 12 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
16 11 (4.95%) Ember.js
16 11 (4.95%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.95%) User Experience
2 11 (4.95%) Wiki
3 7 (3.15%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.15%) GIS
4 6 (2.70%) Social Media
4 6 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.80%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.35%) Linked Data
6 3 (1.35%) Kindle
7 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.90%) W3C
7 2 (0.90%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.45%) Statistics
8 1 (0.45%) DTV
8 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 97 (43.69%) Linux
2 27 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (9.91%) Windows
4 16 (7.21%) Android
4 16 (7.21%) UNIX
5 15 (6.76%) CentOS
6 7 (3.15%) AIX
7 6 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.25%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.80%) Solaris
10 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (24.32%) Scrum
3 38 (17.12%) TDD
4 35 (15.77%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (11.71%) Web Development
6 23 (10.36%) BDD
6 23 (10.36%) DevOps
7 22 (9.91%) Analytics
7 22 (9.91%) OO
8 18 (8.11%) SOA
9 16 (7.21%) Project Management
10 15 (6.76%) Automated Testing
11 14 (6.31%) MVC
12 13 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (5.86%) OOP
12 13 (5.86%) E-Commerce
12 13 (5.86%) Web Application Development
13 12 (5.41%) Pair Programming
13 12 (5.41%) Software Engineering
14 11 (4.95%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 77 (34.68%) Java
2 73 (32.88%) JavaScript
3 61 (27.48%) PHP
4 32 (14.41%) Python
5 27 (12.16%) SQL
6 25 (11.26%) Ruby
7 22 (9.91%) Bash Shell
8 18 (8.11%) Perl
9 13 (5.86%) C++
10 12 (5.41%) C
10 12 (5.41%) Groovy
11 11 (4.95%) Scala
12 9 (4.05%) C#
13 6 (2.70%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.70%) R
14 4 (1.80%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.35%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.35%) PHP5
16 2 (0.90%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 20 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.86%) CISSP
3 7 (3.15%) Degree
4 6 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.25%) BC Cleared
5 5 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.90%) APMP
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.45%) HP AIS
8 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.86%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.80%) QA
3 3 (1.35%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (5.86%) Snort
1 13 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.41%) vCloud
3 7 (3.15%) VirtualBox
4 5 (2.25%) KVM
4 5 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.80%) Shibboleth
5 4 (1.80%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.90%) Docker
7 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 37 (16.67%) Puppet
2 21 (9.46%) Vagrant
3 10 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.25%) Cobbler
4 5 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (2.25%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.90%) SCCM
5 2 (0.90%) Nagios
6 1 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.45%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.45%) Cacti
6 1 (0.45%) logstash
Vendors
1 33 (14.86%) Red Hat
2 26 (11.71%) VMware
2 26 (11.71%) Microsoft
3 21 (9.46%) Oracle
4 10 (4.50%) EMC
4 10 (4.50%) Zend
5 7 (3.15%) Brocade
5 7 (3.15%) Sybase
5 7 (3.15%) HP
6 6 (2.70%) Tableau
6 6 (2.70%) RapidMiner
6 6 (2.70%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.25%) Adobe
7 5 (2.25%) Cisco
7 5 (2.25%) IBM
7 5 (2.25%) Juniper
7 5 (2.25%) McAfee
7 5 (2.25%) Blue Coat
8 4 (1.80%) Tripwire
9 3 (1.35%) JBoss
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