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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 183 127 171
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +44
Contract jobs citing Open Source 87 117 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 1.27% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.71% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 68 38
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£390 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £645 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £50.00 £12.30 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+306.50% -75.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
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
7343 6851 6117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.28% 74.64% 72.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4443 3749 3299
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 257 264
Average hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -37 20 £330 -22.35% 4
Oxfordshire -1 18 £413 - 10
Berkshire -15 17 £388 +16.54% 20
Kent -2 7 £500 -28.57% 2
West Sussex -8 5 £275 -56.69%
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £463 +32.14% 5
Surrey -21 4 £315 -25.88% 9
East Sussex -6 3 £450 -5.26% 3
Middlesex 0 2 - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 99 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (37.78%) Linux
3 63 (35.00%) Java
4 44 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 44 (24.44%) TDD
5 35 (19.44%) Oracle
6 34 (18.89%) PHP
6 34 (18.89%) HTML
7 31 (17.22%) Apache
8 28 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (15.56%) Security Cleared
8 28 (15.56%) DevOps
9 27 (15.00%) Puppet
9 27 (15.00%) Scrum
10 26 (14.44%) Web Services
11 25 (13.89%) OO
11 25 (13.89%) Python
11 25 (13.89%) SOA
11 25 (13.89%) Git (software)
11 25 (13.89%) Jenkins
12 24 (13.33%) CSS
13 23 (12.78%) MySQL
13 23 (12.78%) SQL
13 23 (12.78%) Microsoft
13 23 (12.78%) Subversion
14 22 (12.22%) TCP/IP
15 21 (11.67%) UNIX
16 20 (11.11%) Analytics
16 20 (11.11%) Hadoop
17 19 (10.56%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 31 (17.22%) Apache
2 15 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 14 (7.78%) Node.js
4 12 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.44%) OpenStack
6 7 (3.89%) Confluence
6 7 (3.89%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.33%) CMS
7 6 (3.33%) GlassFish
8 5 (2.78%) Drupal
8 5 (2.78%) JBoss
9 4 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
9 4 (2.22%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (1.67%) Mule
10 3 (1.67%) Mule ESB
10 3 (1.67%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.11%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.11%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (2.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (7.22%) GitHub
2 10 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.44%) IaaS
4 7 (3.89%) PaaS
5 5 (2.78%) SaaS
6 4 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.22%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.22%) TCP/IP
2 18 (10.00%) Internet
3 13 (7.22%) HTTP
4 12 (6.67%) LAN
4 12 (6.67%) WAN
5 11 (6.11%) Firewall
6 10 (5.56%) SSL
7 7 (3.89%) Network Security
8 6 (3.33%) DNS
8 6 (3.33%) LDAP
9 5 (2.78%) DHCP
9 5 (2.78%) SAN
9 5 (2.78%) IPsec
10 4 (2.22%) VPN
11 3 (1.67%) SSH
11 3 (1.67%) AMQP
12 2 (1.11%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.56%) Converged Networks
13 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.78%) MySQL
2 20 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 17 (9.44%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (6.11%) SQL Server
5 8 (4.44%) NoSQL
5 8 (4.44%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.89%) Big Data
6 7 (3.89%) MongoDB
7 6 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.56%) OLTP
11 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (13.89%) Git (software)
1 25 (13.89%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.78%) Subversion
3 17 (9.44%) JUnit
4 15 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 13 (7.22%) Ant
5 13 (7.22%) JIRA
5 13 (7.22%) Selenium
6 12 (6.67%) Maven
7 9 (5.00%) Mockito
8 5 (2.78%) Mercurial
9 4 (2.22%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.22%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (1.67%) PHPUnit
10 3 (1.67%) Gradle
11 2 (1.11%) DbUnit
11 2 (1.11%) Bazaar
11 2 (1.11%) RSpec
11 2 (1.11%) Liquibase
General
1 14 (7.78%) Marketing
2 11 (6.11%) Retail
3 6 (3.33%) Legal
4 5 (2.78%) Finance
4 5 (2.78%) Billing
5 4 (2.22%) Publishing
6 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (43.89%) Developer
2 25 (13.89%) Architect
3 18 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.89%) PHP Developer
4 16 (8.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 15 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 15 (8.33%) Analyst
6 11 (6.11%) Consultant
6 11 (6.11%) Senior PHP Developer
7 9 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.89%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.89%) .NET Developer
8 7 (3.89%) Data Scientist
9 6 (3.33%) Software Developer
9 6 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.33%) Technical Leader
9 6 (3.33%) Lead Architect
10 5 (2.78%) C# Developer
10 5 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.89%) HTML
2 26 (14.44%) Web Services
3 24 (13.33%) CSS
4 18 (10.00%) Middleware
4 18 (10.00%) jQuery
5 17 (9.44%) SAML
5 17 (9.44%) Spring
6 16 (8.89%) SOAP
7 15 (8.33%) J2EE
8 14 (7.78%) .NET
8 14 (7.78%) JMS
8 14 (7.78%) REST
9 13 (7.22%) Java EE
10 12 (6.67%) RESTful
10 12 (6.67%) AngularJS
11 11 (6.11%) HTML5
11 11 (6.11%) JSON
11 11 (6.11%) Hibernate
12 10 (5.56%) XML
12 10 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.78%) User Experience
2 9 (5.00%) Social Media
3 8 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.89%) Visualisation
5 6 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.67%) NHS
8 3 (1.67%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.67%) GIS
8 3 (1.67%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.11%) PKI
9 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.56%) Handset
10 1 (0.56%) Replication
10 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 68 (37.78%) Linux
2 21 (11.67%) UNIX
3 18 (10.00%) Windows
4 10 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.89%) Android
5 7 (3.89%) CentOS
6 6 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.22%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.67%) Windows Phone 8
8 3 (1.67%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.67%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (1.11%) Solaris
10 1 (0.56%) VMS
10 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.44%) TDD
3 28 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (15.56%) DevOps
4 27 (15.00%) Scrum
5 25 (13.89%) OO
5 25 (13.89%) SOA
6 20 (11.11%) Analytics
7 16 (8.89%) Automated Testing
8 15 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 15 (8.33%) BDD
9 14 (7.78%) OOP
10 13 (7.22%) Web Development
11 12 (6.67%) Software Engineering
11 12 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.11%) Migration
13 9 (5.00%) Change Control
14 8 (4.44%) MVC
14 8 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
14 8 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.00%) Java
2 44 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 34 (18.89%) PHP
4 25 (13.89%) Python
5 23 (12.78%) SQL
6 16 (8.89%) Ruby
7 15 (8.33%) Perl
7 15 (8.33%) C#
8 12 (6.67%) C
9 11 (6.11%) C++
9 11 (6.11%) PowerShell
10 10 (5.56%) MATLAB
10 10 (5.56%) R
11 4 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.67%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.67%) Jython
13 2 (1.11%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.56%) Scala
14 1 (0.56%) Korn
14 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.89%) CCNP
4 6 (3.33%) RHCE
5 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.11%) Degree
6 2 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.56%) MCITP
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) MCSE
7 1 (0.56%) MCSA
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.78%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.33%) iptables
3 5 (2.78%) Docker
3 5 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.78%) Shibboleth
4 4 (2.22%) Snort
4 4 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.22%) vSphere
5 1 (0.56%) XenServer
5 1 (0.56%) HDFS
5 1 (0.56%) NFS
5 1 (0.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.56%) Varnish
5 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.56%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 27 (15.00%) Puppet
2 13 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.22%) Netcool
4 3 (1.67%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.67%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.67%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.56%) Ansible
5 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.56%) SCOM
5 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (19.44%) Oracle
2 23 (12.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (10.56%) Red Hat
4 16 (8.89%) IBM
5 14 (7.78%) Adobe
5 14 (7.78%) Cisco
6 11 (6.11%) Juniper
6 11 (6.11%) Zend
7 9 (5.00%) VMware
8 8 (4.44%) TIBCO
8 8 (4.44%) Sitecore
8 8 (4.44%) WSO2
9 4 (2.22%) Apigee
9 4 (2.22%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.22%) Pega
9 4 (2.22%) Remedy
9 4 (2.22%) Infovista
9 4 (2.22%) Amdocs
9 4 (2.22%) BMC
10 3 (1.67%) Citrix
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aldershot
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago