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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 137 184 177
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 123 57 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.28% 0.66% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.41% 2.54% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 42 32
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£350 £315 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -9.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
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
2791 2244 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.11% 25.82% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1583 1212 1121
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 118 187
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +28 39 £355 +9.23% 13
Hampshire +1 35 £450 +28.57% 8
Surrey +13 25 £325 +18.18% 17
Oxfordshire -9 9 £325 -3.70% 5
West Sussex +6 5 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £356 +69.64% 5
Middlesex - 3 £325 - 1
Sussex - 2 £675 -
Kent -3 1 - - 4
East Sussex - - - - 4
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 137 (58.80%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (47.64%) Linux
3 76 (32.62%) Java
4 75 (32.19%) Apache
5 71 (30.47%) JavaScript
6 68 (29.18%) PHP
7 57 (24.46%) HTML
8 55 (23.61%) CSS
8 55 (23.61%) Web Services
9 53 (22.75%) MySQL
9 53 (22.75%) Scrum
10 52 (22.32%) Jenkins
11 49 (21.03%) TDD
12 46 (19.74%) Puppet
13 40 (17.17%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (15.88%) Python
14 37 (15.88%) Maven
15 36 (15.45%) Internet
15 36 (15.45%) Microsoft
16 33 (14.16%) Red Hat
16 33 (14.16%) J2EE
17 32 (13.73%) Eclipse
18 30 (12.88%) JIRA
19 29 (12.45%) jQuery
19 29 (12.45%) RESTful
20 28 (12.02%) PostGIS
20 28 (12.02%) Windows
20 28 (12.02%) OO
20 28 (12.02%) Ruby
20 28 (12.02%) PostgreSQL

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 75 (32.19%) Apache
2 22 (9.44%) Tomcat
3 21 (9.01%) Node.js
4 20 (8.58%) Drupal
5 15 (6.44%) IIS
5 15 (6.44%) CMS
6 14 (6.01%) Apache Solr
7 12 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (3.86%) Apache Pig
9 8 (3.43%) WordPress
10 6 (2.58%) Confluence
10 6 (2.58%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (2.15%) Joomla!
12 4 (1.72%) Alfresco
12 4 (1.72%) Liferay
12 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
13 3 (1.29%) JBoss
14 2 (0.86%) LiveCycle
14 2 (0.86%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.86%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 21 (9.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.72%) MS Project
3 3 (1.29%) MS Office
4 1 (0.43%) SPSS
4 1 (0.43%) FastStats
4 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.01%) SaaS
3 16 (6.87%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (6.01%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.43%) PaaS
6 3 (1.29%) GitHub
6 3 (1.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.45%) Internet
2 8 (3.43%) SSL
3 6 (2.58%) Asterisk PBX
3 6 (2.58%) HTTP
4 5 (2.15%) PBX
4 5 (2.15%) VoIP
5 3 (1.29%) WAN
5 3 (1.29%) SAN
5 3 (1.29%) LDAP
5 3 (1.29%) LAN
6 2 (0.86%) Intranet
6 2 (0.86%) IPsec
6 2 (0.86%) FTP
6 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.86%) DNS
6 2 (0.86%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.43%) DVB
7 1 (0.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (22.75%) MySQL
2 28 (12.02%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (9.01%) SQL Server
4 17 (7.30%) NoSQL
5 16 (6.87%) Hadoop
5 16 (6.87%) Big Data
5 16 (6.87%) Relational Database
6 15 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (5.58%) Redis
8 12 (5.15%) MongoDB
9 11 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (4.29%) Oracle Database
11 9 (3.86%) HBase
11 9 (3.86%) Apache Hive
12 8 (3.43%) DB2
12 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (3.43%) RDBMS
13 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (2.58%) Couchbase
14 6 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (22.32%) Jenkins
2 37 (15.88%) Maven
3 32 (13.73%) Eclipse
4 30 (12.88%) JIRA
5 23 (9.87%) Git (software)
6 20 (8.58%) Selenium
7 19 (8.15%) Cucumber
8 15 (6.44%) RSpec
9 13 (5.58%) FitNesse
10 12 (5.15%) Subversion
10 12 (5.15%) PHPUnit
11 10 (4.29%) Bitbucket
11 10 (4.29%) JUnit
12 9 (3.86%) Mercurial
13 8 (3.43%) Grunt
14 7 (3.00%) Gradle
14 7 (3.00%) Visual Studio
15 6 (2.58%) Mockito
16 4 (1.72%) JBehave
16 4 (1.72%) Hudson
General
1 14 (6.01%) Finance
2 12 (5.15%) Marketing
3 6 (2.58%) Electronics
3 6 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.29%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.86%) Banking
5 2 (0.86%) Retail
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
6 1 (0.43%) Military
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (41.63%) Developer
2 48 (20.60%) Architect
3 28 (12.02%) Solutions Architect
4 27 (11.59%) Java Developer
5 22 (9.44%) JavaScript Developer
6 18 (7.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 18 (7.73%) PHP Developer
7 17 (7.30%) Senior Developer
8 15 (6.44%) Programmer
9 13 (5.58%) Security Engineer
10 12 (5.15%) Technical Architect
11 10 (4.29%) Web Developer
12 9 (3.86%) Software Engineer
13 8 (3.43%) Tester
14 7 (3.00%) Project Manager
14 7 (3.00%) Analyst
14 7 (3.00%) Penetration Tester
14 7 (3.00%) .NET Developer
14 7 (3.00%) Front-End Developer
14 7 (3.00%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (24.46%) HTML
2 55 (23.61%) CSS
2 55 (23.61%) Web Services
3 33 (14.16%) J2EE
4 29 (12.45%) jQuery
4 29 (12.45%) RESTful
5 28 (12.02%) PostGIS
6 25 (10.73%) .NET
7 24 (10.30%) REST
8 23 (9.87%) HTML5
9 21 (9.01%) CSS3
9 21 (9.01%) SOAP
10 20 (8.58%) XML
11 18 (7.73%) LAMP
11 18 (7.73%) Spring
12 15 (6.44%) JSON
13 12 (5.15%) Silverlight
13 12 (5.15%) AngularJS
14 11 (4.72%) Ember.js
14 11 (4.72%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.72%) Wiki
2 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.43%) Social Media
4 7 (3.00%) GIS
4 7 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.00%) User Experience
5 6 (2.58%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.58%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.58%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (2.58%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.72%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.29%) DTV
7 3 (1.29%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.86%) W3C
8 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.86%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.43%) IPTV
9 1 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 111 (47.64%) Linux
2 28 (12.02%) Windows
3 26 (11.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (8.58%) UNIX
5 15 (6.44%) Android
6 14 (6.01%) CentOS
7 7 (3.00%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.00%) AIX
8 4 (1.72%) Solaris
8 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.29%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (58.80%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (22.75%) Scrum
3 49 (21.03%) TDD
4 40 (17.17%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (12.02%) OO
6 26 (11.16%) BDD
6 26 (11.16%) DevOps
7 25 (10.73%) SOA
8 22 (9.44%) Web Development
8 22 (9.44%) Analytics
9 20 (8.58%) ITIL
9 20 (8.58%) MVC
10 16 (6.87%) Project Management
10 16 (6.87%) Automated Testing
11 15 (6.44%) OOP
12 13 (5.58%) E-Commerce
12 13 (5.58%) Pair Programming
12 13 (5.58%) Content Management
12 13 (5.58%) Web Application Development
13 12 (5.15%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (32.62%) Java
2 71 (30.47%) JavaScript
3 68 (29.18%) PHP
4 37 (15.88%) Python
5 28 (12.02%) Ruby
6 25 (10.73%) SQL
7 24 (10.30%) Bash Shell
8 21 (9.01%) Perl
9 17 (7.30%) C#
10 16 (6.87%) C++
11 13 (5.58%) Groovy
12 11 (4.72%) Scala
13 9 (3.86%) C
13 9 (3.86%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.58%) R
15 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
17 1 (0.43%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.58%) CISSP
3 10 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.00%) Degree
5 6 (2.58%) BC Cleared
6 5 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.86%) APMP
8 2 (0.86%) ISEB
9 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.43%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.58%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.72%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.58%) Snort
3 12 (5.15%) vCloud
4 10 (4.29%) KVM
5 8 (3.43%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.29%) Docker
6 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.86%) vSphere
7 2 (0.86%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.43%) HDFS
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 46 (19.74%) Puppet
2 25 (10.73%) Vagrant
3 16 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.15%) Cobbler
4 5 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.72%) Nagios
6 3 (1.29%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.86%) SCCM
8 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.43%) Cacti
8 1 (0.43%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.43%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.43%) logstash
Vendors
1 36 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 33 (14.16%) Red Hat
3 27 (11.59%) VMware
4 18 (7.73%) Oracle
5 12 (5.15%) Zend
6 10 (4.29%) EMC
7 7 (3.00%) Sybase
7 7 (3.00%) HP
7 7 (3.00%) Brocade
8 6 (2.58%) Tableau
8 6 (2.58%) RapidMiner
8 6 (2.58%) Cloudera
8 6 (2.58%) IBM
8 6 (2.58%) Adobe
9 4 (1.72%) McAfee
9 4 (1.72%) Tripwire
10 3 (1.29%) Juniper
10 3 (1.29%) SAP
10 3 (1.29%) Cisco
10 3 (1.29%) Blue Coat
Brighton, East Sussex
Intelligent Thinking Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Proteus Europe
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking
Annapurna
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £380 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
People Source
Rate: daily rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Maidenhead
Real Staffing
Rate: £42.50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago