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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GitHub
Rank 470 528 478
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -50
Contract jobs citing GitHub 137 54 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.76% 2.79% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 34 59
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £329 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £585 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
2876 1937 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.31% 3.68% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1841 1226 686
Average daily rate £413 £418 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +24.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 36 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -29.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £9.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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
England +49 128 £375 -6.25% 66
London +43 93 £375 -11.76% 39
City of London +9 12 £299 -37.10% 10
West Yorkshire - 9 £360 - 3
Yorkshire - 9 £360 - 3
Isleworth - 9 - -
Lincoln - 8 £425 -
Lincolnshire - 8 £425 -
East Midlands - 8 £425 - 1
Wales - 8 £350 -
South West +15 7 £438 +95.53% 2
Leeds - 6 £360 - 2
East of England +11 4 £388 - 5
Suffolk - 4 £388 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £375 -
West Midlands -7 3 £383 - 4
South East -18 3 £350 -13.84% 7
Ipswich - 3 £400 -
Birmingham - 2 £403 - 1
Chessington - 2 £325 -
Plymouth - 2 £500 - 1
Devon - 2 £500 - 1
Scotland -4 1 - - 2
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £350 - 1
Surrey - 1 £400 -
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
Glasgow - 1 - - 2
Gloucester - 1 £375 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 136 (60.99%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (51.12%) Java
3 97 (43.50%) JavaScript
4 96 (43.05%) HTML
5 84 (37.67%) CSS
6 77 (34.53%) Git (software)
7 73 (32.74%) Ruby
8 59 (26.46%) Linux
9 49 (21.97%) Web Services
10 47 (21.08%) HTML5
11 45 (20.18%) MySQL
11 45 (20.18%) Python
11 45 (20.18%) jQuery
12 42 (18.83%) TDD
12 42 (18.83%) Subversion
12 42 (18.83%) JSON
13 41 (18.39%) Cucumber
14 38 (17.04%) Open Source
14 38 (17.04%) SQL
15 37 (16.59%) Jenkins
16 36 (16.14%) Scrum
17 33 (14.80%) Maven
18 32 (14.35%) REST
19 31 (13.90%) RESTful
19 31 (13.90%) SOAP
20 30 (13.45%) MVC
20 30 (13.45%) Puppet
21 28 (12.56%) CSS3
22 27 (12.11%) SQL Server
22 27 (12.11%) Security Cleared

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (8.97%) Node.js
2 18 (8.07%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (7.62%) Mule
3 17 (7.62%) Mule ESB
4 12 (5.38%) CMS
5 10 (4.48%) Umbraco
6 6 (2.69%) Apache
7 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.79%) Confluence
8 4 (1.79%) JBoss
8 4 (1.79%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.79%) Drupal
9 3 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.35%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.90%) IIS
10 2 (0.90%) WordPress
11 1 (0.45%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.69%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.35%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.35%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.17%) SaaS
3 4 (1.79%) Heroku
3 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.79%) PaaS
4 3 (1.35%) Google App Engine
4 3 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon Glacier
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.59%) HTTP
2 6 (2.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.24%) SSL
4 2 (0.90%) SSH
5 1 (0.45%) Internet
5 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.45%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.18%) MySQL
2 27 (12.11%) SQL Server
3 24 (10.76%) MongoDB
4 20 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (5.83%) Redis
6 11 (4.93%) NoSQL
7 10 (4.48%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.79%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.35%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.35%) Big Data
10 3 (1.35%) RethinkDB
11 2 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.90%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.90%) RavenDB
11 2 (0.90%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (34.53%) Git (software)
2 42 (18.83%) Subversion
3 41 (18.39%) Cucumber
4 37 (16.59%) Jenkins
5 33 (14.80%) Maven
6 18 (8.07%) JUnit
7 16 (7.17%) JIRA
8 13 (5.83%) GitLab
9 12 (5.38%) Eclipse
10 11 (4.93%) Selenium
11 9 (4.04%) Jasmine
11 9 (4.04%) RSpec
11 9 (4.04%) Grunt
12 8 (3.59%) Spock
12 8 (3.59%) Bitbucket
12 8 (3.59%) NUnit
13 7 (3.14%) Xcode
13 7 (3.14%) Gradle
14 6 (2.69%) JSHint
14 6 (2.69%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (8.07%) Finance
2 13 (5.83%) Marketing
3 6 (2.69%) Banking
4 5 (2.24%) Publishing
5 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.90%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 157 (70.40%) Developer
2 43 (19.28%) Java Developer
3 20 (8.97%) Front-End Developer
4 18 (8.07%) Web Developer
5 13 (5.83%) PHP Developer
6 12 (5.38%) Architect
7 11 (4.93%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 8 (3.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.59%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (3.14%) Umbraco Developer
9 7 (3.14%) Designer
9 7 (3.14%) MuleSoft Developer
10 6 (2.69%) Android Developer
10 6 (2.69%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.69%) QA Engineer
11 5 (2.24%) Python Developer
11 5 (2.24%) Analyst
11 5 (2.24%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.24%) Cloud Architect
12 4 (1.79%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (43.05%) HTML
2 84 (37.67%) CSS
3 49 (21.97%) Web Services
4 47 (21.08%) HTML5
5 45 (20.18%) jQuery
6 42 (18.83%) JSON
7 32 (14.35%) REST
8 31 (13.90%) RESTful
8 31 (13.90%) SOAP
9 28 (12.56%) CSS3
10 25 (11.21%) Sass
11 24 (10.76%) Ajax
11 24 (10.76%) Spring
12 23 (10.31%) AngularJS
13 21 (9.42%) JSP
14 19 (8.52%) .NET
15 17 (7.62%) JMS
16 15 (6.73%) Semantic HTML
16 15 (6.73%) Flask
17 14 (6.28%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.04%) Open Source
2 21 (9.42%) User Experience
3 19 (8.52%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (5.38%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.04%) Digital Media
6 7 (3.14%) W3C
6 7 (3.14%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.35%) iPad
7 3 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.90%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.45%) Wiki
9 1 (0.45%) iPhone
9 1 (0.45%) Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) BBC
9 1 (0.45%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 59 (26.46%) Linux
2 21 (9.42%) Windows
3 15 (6.73%) Android
4 13 (5.83%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.93%) UNIX
6 10 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (4.04%) Ubuntu
8 7 (3.14%) CentOS
9 6 (2.69%) SUSE
10 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.35%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (0.90%) Solaris
11 2 (0.90%) Debian
12 1 (0.45%) Fedora
12 1 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.45%) HPUX
12 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (60.99%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (18.83%) TDD
3 36 (16.14%) Scrum
4 30 (13.45%) MVC
5 24 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (10.31%) DevOps
7 22 (9.87%) BDD
8 21 (9.42%) Web Development
9 18 (8.07%) SOA
10 14 (6.28%) User Stories
11 13 (5.83%) Configuration Management
12 12 (5.38%) Microservices
12 12 (5.38%) E-Commerce
12 12 (5.38%) Content Management
13 11 (4.93%) Unit Testing
14 9 (4.04%) Pair Programming
15 8 (3.59%) Android Development
15 8 (3.59%) Change Management
16 7 (3.14%) Software Engineering
16 7 (3.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 114 (51.12%) Java
2 97 (43.50%) JavaScript
3 73 (32.74%) Ruby
4 45 (20.18%) Python
5 38 (17.04%) SQL
6 25 (11.21%) PHP
7 17 (7.62%) Shell Script
8 15 (6.73%) C#
9 14 (6.28%) Bash Shell
10 12 (5.38%) Scala
11 9 (4.04%) Clojure
12 6 (2.69%) C++
12 6 (2.69%) Haskell
13 5 (2.24%) Perl
14 4 (1.79%) Go
15 3 (1.35%) Erlang
15 3 (1.35%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.35%) Fortran
15 3 (1.35%) JPQL
16 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (12.11%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.38%) Degree
4 4 (1.79%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.90%) ISEB
5 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.90%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.83%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) COBIT
2 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.24%) Docker
3 3 (1.35%) vSphere
3 3 (1.35%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.35%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.35%) vCloud
3 3 (1.35%) QEMU
3 3 (1.35%) KVM
4 2 (0.90%) Xen
5 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (13.45%) Puppet
2 19 (8.52%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.83%) CloudHub
4 12 (5.38%) Vagrant
4 12 (5.38%) Ansible
5 5 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.35%) Salt
6 3 (1.35%) Oozie
7 1 (0.45%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.45%) yum
7 1 (0.45%) logstash
7 1 (0.45%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 16 (7.17%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (5.83%) MuleSoft
3 9 (4.04%) VMware
4 7 (3.14%) Adobe
4 7 (3.14%) Oracle
5 6 (2.69%) Google
5 6 (2.69%) Zend
6 4 (1.79%) Rackspace
6 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.35%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.35%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.35%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.35%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.35%) Sun
7 3 (1.35%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.90%) Mercator
8 2 (0.90%) HP
8 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.45%) GigaSpaces
9 1 (0.45%) Perforce
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