The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GitHub
Rank 510 489 564
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +75
Contract jobs citing GitHub 80 84 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.029%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.41% 7.27% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 71 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1814 1156 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.32% 2.26% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 781 436
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £34.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-54.41% +151.85%

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
England -9 79 £400 +10.34% 43
London -5 57 £475 +26.66% 24
South West -23 11 £350 +27.27% 2
City of London +32 9 £525 +87.50% 6
Wiltshire +4 8 £350 +16.66%
Swindon - 8 £350 -
Warwick - 5 £275 - 3
South East - 5 £375 - 8
Warwickshire - 5 £275 - 3
West Midlands - 5 £275 - 5
Oxfordshire - 3 £413 - 4
Berkshire - 2 £330 - 2
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £400 +33.33%
East of England -16 1 £400 +33.33%
Scotland - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £450 - 2
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Slough - 1 £330 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Leamington Spa - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Sunderland - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 1

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 70 (55.12%) JavaScript
2 63 (49.61%) HTML
3 57 (44.88%) CSS
4 52 (40.94%) Java
5 49 (38.58%) Ruby
6 46 (36.22%) HTML5
7 41 (32.28%) Git (software)
8 37 (29.13%) AngularJS
9 34 (26.77%) Linux
10 32 (25.20%) TDD
11 31 (24.41%) CSS3
12 30 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (22.05%) Ruby on Rails
14 27 (21.26%) OO
14 27 (21.26%) MySQL
15 26 (20.47%) PHP
15 26 (20.47%) jQuery
16 24 (18.90%) C#
17 23 (18.11%) Open Source
18 22 (17.32%) UNIX
19 21 (16.54%) Python
19 21 (16.54%) Backbone.js
20 20 (15.75%) BDD
20 20 (15.75%) MongoDB
20 20 (15.75%) MVC
20 20 (15.75%) RSpec
20 20 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
21 18 (14.17%) Finance
21 18 (14.17%) E-Commerce
21 18 (14.17%) Jenkins

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 11 (8.66%) Node.js
2 6 (4.72%) Apache
2 6 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.94%) GemFire
3 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.94%) CMS
3 5 (3.94%) WordPress
3 5 (3.94%) Confluence
4 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.36%) Mule
5 3 (2.36%) Drupal
6 2 (1.57%) Liferay
6 2 (1.57%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.57%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.79%) IIS
7 1 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.79%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.79%) nginx
7 1 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 12 (9.45%) Photoshop
2 10 (7.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.57%) GIMP
3 2 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Magento
2 5 (3.94%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.57%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.45%) Heroku
2 11 (8.66%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.87%) SSH
2 7 (5.51%) Internet
3 6 (4.72%) HTTP
4 3 (2.36%) SMTP
4 3 (2.36%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.26%) MySQL
2 20 (15.75%) MongoDB
3 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
4 12 (9.45%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (9.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (7.09%) Hadoop
6 7 (5.51%) Big Data
7 6 (4.72%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.36%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.36%) Triplestore
8 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.36%) Informix
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.57%) MS Access
9 2 (1.57%) HBase
10 1 (0.79%) SSDT
10 1 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.79%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (32.28%) Git (software)
2 20 (15.75%) RSpec
3 18 (14.17%) Jenkins
4 16 (12.60%) Subversion
4 16 (12.60%) Cucumber
5 15 (11.81%) JIRA
6 10 (7.87%) Sublime Text
6 10 (7.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 9 (7.09%) Ant
8 8 (6.30%) Maven
8 8 (6.30%) Grunt
9 7 (5.51%) Jasmine
10 6 (4.72%) Yeoman
11 4 (3.15%) Selenium
11 4 (3.15%) Bitbucket
12 3 (2.36%) Redmine
12 3 (2.36%) Hudson
12 3 (2.36%) WebDriver
12 3 (2.36%) Xcode
13 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.17%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Retail
3 5 (3.94%) Games
3 5 (3.94%) Banking
4 4 (3.15%) Back Office
4 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.36%) Publishing
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
6 2 (1.57%) Front Office
6 2 (1.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 88 (69.29%) Developer
2 14 (11.02%) Java Developer
3 12 (9.45%) Ruby Developer
4 9 (7.09%) PHP Developer
5 8 (6.30%) Python Developer
5 8 (6.30%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (6.30%) Web Developer
5 8 (6.30%) Scala Developer
6 7 (5.51%) Magento Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Architect
7 6 (4.72%) Software Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.72%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.72%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Perl Developer
8 5 (3.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (49.61%) HTML
2 57 (44.88%) CSS
3 46 (36.22%) HTML5
4 37 (29.13%) AngularJS
5 31 (24.41%) CSS3
6 28 (22.05%) Ruby on Rails
7 26 (20.47%) jQuery
8 21 (16.54%) Backbone.js
9 15 (11.81%) XML
10 12 (9.45%) .NET
11 11 (8.66%) RESTful
12 9 (7.09%) JSON
13 8 (6.30%) Dojo
13 8 (6.30%) Spring
13 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET
13 8 (6.30%) MapReduce
13 8 (6.30%) Worklight
13 8 (6.30%) Sass
14 6 (4.72%) Django
14 6 (4.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.11%) Open Source
2 18 (14.17%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.94%) W3C
3 5 (3.94%) Blog
4 4 (3.15%) Social Media
4 4 (3.15%) Online Games
4 4 (3.15%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.15%) Grid Computing
5 3 (2.36%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.36%) Ontologies
6 2 (1.57%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.57%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.57%) Clustering
6 2 (1.57%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.57%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.77%) Linux
2 22 (17.32%) UNIX
3 10 (7.87%) Mac OS
4 8 (6.30%) AIX
5 3 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.36%) Windows
5 3 (2.36%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.36%) Android
6 2 (1.57%) CentOS
7 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) TDD
2 30 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (21.26%) OO
4 20 (15.75%) BDD
4 20 (15.75%) MVC
4 20 (15.75%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (14.17%) E-Commerce
6 17 (13.39%) Scrum
7 11 (8.66%) Software Engineering
8 10 (7.87%) DevOps
9 8 (6.30%) Kanban
10 7 (5.51%) Low Latency
10 7 (5.51%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.51%) Software Architecture
10 7 (5.51%) Web Development
11 6 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (4.72%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (3.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 70 (55.12%) JavaScript
2 52 (40.94%) Java
3 49 (38.58%) Ruby
4 26 (20.47%) PHP
5 24 (18.90%) C#
6 21 (16.54%) Python
7 14 (11.02%) Perl
7 14 (11.02%) Scala
8 12 (9.45%) SQL
9 11 (8.66%) Objective-C
10 10 (7.87%) Clojure
10 10 (7.87%) C++
11 8 (6.30%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.94%) Groovy
13 4 (3.15%) PHP5
14 3 (2.36%) VB.NET
14 3 (2.36%) SPARQL
15 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 2 (1.57%) Haskell
15 2 (1.57%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (4.72%) Degree
2 2 (1.57%) MySQL Certification
2 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.02%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.15%) Varnish
2 2 (1.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.36%) Oozie
2 3 (2.36%) Capistrano
3 2 (1.57%) YUM
3 2 (1.57%) Nagios
3 2 (1.57%) Ansible
3 2 (1.57%) Puppet
4 1 (0.79%) Ambari
4 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.24%) Zend
2 11 (8.66%) Oracle
3 8 (6.30%) IBM
4 7 (5.51%) Rackspace
5 6 (4.72%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.94%) VMware
6 5 (3.94%) ION Trading
6 5 (3.94%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.36%) Apple
8 2 (1.57%) New Relic
8 2 (1.57%) Akamai
9 1 (0.79%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.79%) Facebook
9 1 (0.79%) Twitter
9 1 (0.79%) ExactTarget
9 1 (0.79%) Adobe
9 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.79%) Google
9 1 (0.79%) GigaSpaces
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