The table below looks at the statistics for GitHub skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GitHub over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GitHub
Rank 454 515 502
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -13
Contract jobs citing GitHub 178 93 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.33% 3.96% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 70 75
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £426 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+21.78% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £45.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
3340 2346 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.64% 4.15% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2219 1468 1064
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 44 29
Average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £37.50 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

GitHub
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GitHub within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

GitHub Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GitHub
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GitHub within the UK.

GitHub Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GitHub
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GitHub within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

GitHub Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GitHub
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GitHub within the UK.

GitHub Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GitHub
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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
England +74 174 £425 +3.03% 46
London +36 103 £425 -9.57% 24
South East +6 36 £440 +5.07% 9
Oxfordshire 0 24 £440 +3.52% 3
Oxford -1 20 £440 -2.22% 2
West Yorkshire - 16 £371 -
Yorkshire - 16 £371 -
City of London +9 14 £350 -30.00% 3
Leeds - 14 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £510 -
North East - 6 £510 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £510 -
Slough +9 5 £488 +56.87%
East of England +9 5 £376 -6.12% 3
Berkshire 0 5 £488 +56.87% 1
West Midlands +3 4 £375 +36.36% 4
North West -24 4 - - 3
Blackpool - 4 - -
Lancashire - 4 - -
Uxbridge - 3 £388 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £300 -
Suffolk - 3 £376 -
Cambridge +1 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -2 2 - - 2
Wales - 2 £350 -
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Ipswich - 2 £389 -
Middlesex - 2 £300 -
Surrey - 2 £460 - 1

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GitHub 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 GitHub.

1 212 (66.46%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (51.41%) JavaScript
3 133 (41.69%) HTML
4 119 (37.30%) Java
5 110 (34.48%) CSS
5 110 (34.48%) Git (software)
6 96 (30.09%) Scrum
7 90 (28.21%) Jenkins
8 85 (26.65%) HTML5
9 75 (23.51%) TDD
9 75 (23.51%) jQuery
10 68 (21.32%) Linux
10 68 (21.32%) Node.js
11 64 (20.06%) SQL
12 60 (18.81%) MySQL
12 60 (18.81%) Open Source
13 55 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
14 54 (16.93%) PHP
15 53 (16.61%) Ruby
16 52 (16.30%) JIRA
17 50 (15.67%) AngularJS
18 48 (15.05%) Spring
18 48 (15.05%) E-Commerce
19 47 (14.73%) MVC
20 46 (14.42%) JSON
21 45 (14.11%) CSS3
22 44 (13.79%) SQL Server
23 42 (13.17%) MongoDB
24 40 (12.54%) REST
25 39 (12.23%) Web Services

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GitHub 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 GitHub. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 68 (21.32%) Node.js
2 29 (9.09%) CMS
3 23 (7.21%) Confluence
4 21 (6.58%) Apache
5 17 (5.33%) Umbraco
6 9 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.82%) Drupal
6 9 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (2.51%) Mule
7 8 (2.51%) Apache Solr
8 7 (2.19%) nginx
9 6 (1.88%) JBoss
10 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.94%) Moodle
11 3 (0.94%) WordPress
11 3 (0.94%) Mule ESB
11 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.31%) Tornado
12 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.76%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) InDesign
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.19%) Heroku
3 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.63%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.31%) Trello
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.82%) HTTP
1 9 (2.82%) Internet
2 5 (1.57%) 3G
2 5 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (1.57%) FTP
2 5 (1.57%) 4G
3 4 (1.25%) Intranet
4 3 (0.94%) iBeacon
4 3 (0.94%) SSH
4 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.31%) DNS
5 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.31%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (18.81%) MySQL
2 44 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 42 (13.17%) MongoDB
4 30 (9.40%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.39%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.13%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.82%) Big Data
8 8 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.25%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.25%) Redis
9 4 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.63%) RavenDB
10 2 (0.63%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.31%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 110 (34.48%) Git (software)
2 90 (28.21%) Jenkins
3 52 (16.30%) JIRA
4 34 (10.66%) Cucumber
5 32 (10.03%) Subversion
6 30 (9.40%) JUnit
7 28 (8.78%) Maven
8 27 (8.46%) GitLab
9 24 (7.52%) Eclipse
10 18 (5.64%) IntelliJ
10 18 (5.64%) Grunt
11 15 (4.70%) Jasmine
12 13 (4.08%) Hudson
13 12 (3.76%) NUnit
14 11 (3.45%) Selenium
14 11 (3.45%) JMeter
15 10 (3.13%) LoadRunner
15 10 (3.13%) Bitbucket
16 8 (2.51%) JSHint
16 8 (2.51%) Spock
General
1 23 (7.21%) Finance
2 17 (5.33%) Publishing
3 9 (2.82%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.82%) Marketing
4 8 (2.51%) Retail
5 4 (1.25%) Automotive
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
6 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 248 (77.74%) Developer
2 61 (19.12%) Java Developer
3 34 (10.66%) Front-End Developer
4 26 (8.15%) Web Developer
5 25 (7.84%) PHP Developer
5 25 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
6 19 (5.96%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 17 (5.33%) Technical Leader
8 14 (4.39%) Administrator
9 13 (4.08%) Architect
10 12 (3.76%) iOS Developer
10 12 (3.76%) Umbraco Developer
11 8 (2.51%) Analyst
11 8 (2.51%) Test Analyst
11 8 (2.51%) Node.js Developer
11 8 (2.51%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (2.19%) Tester
12 7 (2.19%) Agile Test Analyst
13 6 (1.88%) Python Developer
13 6 (1.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (41.69%) HTML
2 110 (34.48%) CSS
3 85 (26.65%) HTML5
4 75 (23.51%) jQuery
5 50 (15.67%) AngularJS
6 48 (15.05%) Spring
7 46 (14.42%) JSON
8 45 (14.11%) CSS3
9 40 (12.54%) REST
10 39 (12.23%) Web Services
11 34 (10.66%) Sass
12 32 (10.03%) .NET
13 28 (8.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 25 (7.84%) Ajax
14 25 (7.84%) Ruby on Rails
14 25 (7.84%) RESTful
15 22 (6.90%) SOAP
16 20 (6.27%) Spring Boot
17 18 (5.64%) Semantic HTML
18 17 (5.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.58%) User Experience
2 18 (5.64%) Mobile App
3 12 (3.76%) Digital Media
3 12 (3.76%) Blog
4 11 (3.45%) Wiki
5 9 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.88%) Social Media
6 6 (1.88%) iPad
6 6 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.57%) W3C
8 4 (1.25%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.25%) iPhone
9 3 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.94%) VLE
10 2 (0.63%) Streaming Media
10 2 (0.63%) IPTV
10 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.63%) Life Science
10 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.32%) Linux
2 29 (9.09%) Windows
3 23 (7.21%) UNIX
4 17 (5.33%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.08%) Android
6 9 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.19%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.57%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.25%) CentOS
9 4 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.94%) Fedora
11 2 (0.63%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (66.46%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (30.09%) Scrum
3 75 (23.51%) TDD
4 60 (18.81%) Open Source
5 55 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 48 (15.05%) E-Commerce
7 47 (14.73%) MVC
8 31 (9.72%) BDD
9 29 (9.09%) Web Development
10 25 (7.84%) Content Management
10 25 (7.84%) API Development
11 23 (7.21%) DevOps
12 22 (6.90%) Microservices
12 22 (6.90%) Kanban
13 19 (5.96%) User Stories
14 18 (5.64%) Unit Testing
15 16 (5.02%) Responsive Web Design
16 14 (4.39%) SOA
17 13 (4.08%) Change Management
17 13 (4.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 164 (51.41%) JavaScript
2 119 (37.30%) Java
3 64 (20.06%) SQL
4 54 (16.93%) PHP
5 53 (16.61%) Ruby
6 37 (11.60%) Python
7 25 (7.84%) C#
8 19 (5.96%) Bash Shell
9 15 (4.70%) Scala
10 14 (4.39%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.45%) Groovy
12 8 (2.51%) Objective-C
12 8 (2.51%) VB
13 7 (2.19%) Perl
14 6 (1.88%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.88%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.57%) ActionScript
16 4 (1.25%) FQL
16 4 (1.25%) Clojure
17 3 (0.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 33 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.82%) Degree
4 6 (1.88%) BC Cleared
4 6 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.94%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.02%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.39%) Docker
2 13 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.19%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.25%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.94%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.63%) QEMU
6 2 (0.63%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (5.33%) Puppet
2 12 (3.76%) Vagrant
2 12 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.88%) Ansible
4 5 (1.57%) Capistrano
5 4 (1.25%) Oozie
5 4 (1.25%) Salt
6 3 (0.94%) logstash
6 3 (0.94%) yum
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (5.02%) VMware
2 14 (4.39%) Zend
3 11 (3.45%) Adobe
4 10 (3.13%) SOASTA, Inc
5 9 (2.82%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.51%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.19%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.57%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.57%) Microsoft
9 3 (0.94%) Splunk
9 3 (0.94%) Rackspace
9 3 (0.94%) Google
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle
9 3 (0.94%) SaltStack
10 2 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.31%) CollabNet
11 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.31%) SAP
11 1 (0.31%) HP
11 1 (0.31%) Nokia
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