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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GitHub
Rank 481 556 476
Rank change year-on-year
+75 -80
Contract jobs citing GitHub 116 43 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.079% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.21% 2.38% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 31 53
Average daily rate
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£375 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £419 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.88% +34.00%
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
2757 1810 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.95% 3.32% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1737 1134 697
Average daily rate £415 £418 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% +14.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £328
% change year-on-year
- +22.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 34 20
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.52
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.06%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +74 114 £375 -21.05% 56
London +45 85 £375 -21.05% 32
East Midlands - 10 £425 -
City of London +5 9 £263 -44.73% 6
Isleworth - 8 - - 1
Lincoln - 8 £425 -
Lincolnshire - 8 £425 -
South East -20 7 £413 -15.38% 5
South West +3 6 £500 +42.85% 2
West Midlands -12 3 £351 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £350 -
West Sussex - 3 - -
Gatwick - 3 - -
Berkshire +7 2 £425 +30.76%
Devon - 2 £500 -
Plymouth - 2 £500 -
Chessington - 2 £325 -
Scotland +2 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £250 -
North East - 1 £250 -
North West - 1 £375 - 9
Telford - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £400 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £403 -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 109 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (52.63%) Java
3 92 (48.42%) HTML
4 87 (45.79%) JavaScript
5 76 (40.00%) CSS
6 65 (34.21%) Git (software)
7 62 (32.63%) Ruby
8 57 (30.00%) Linux
9 51 (26.84%) Web Services
10 45 (23.68%) Subversion
11 43 (22.63%) Open Source
12 41 (21.58%) HTML5
12 41 (21.58%) JSON
13 40 (21.05%) MySQL
14 39 (20.53%) Python
14 39 (20.53%) TDD
14 39 (20.53%) jQuery
15 37 (19.47%) Maven
16 34 (17.89%) Cucumber
17 33 (17.37%) SQL
17 33 (17.37%) SOAP
18 30 (15.79%) REST
19 28 (14.74%) Scrum
20 27 (14.21%) Puppet
21 26 (13.68%) RESTful
21 26 (13.68%) Jenkins
21 26 (13.68%) MVC
21 26 (13.68%) Ajax
22 25 (13.16%) Windows
23 23 (12.11%) Continuous Integration

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 17 (8.95%) Node.js
2 16 (8.42%) Mule ESB
2 16 (8.42%) Mule
3 15 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (6.32%) CMS
5 9 (4.74%) Umbraco
6 8 (4.21%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.16%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.16%) GlassFish
8 5 (2.63%) Apache
9 3 (1.58%) JBoss
9 3 (1.58%) WordPress
9 3 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.05%) Confluence
10 2 (1.05%) IIS
10 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.05%) Drupal
10 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 15 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.11%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.58%) InDesign
3 3 (1.58%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.42%) SaaS
3 5 (2.63%) PaaS
4 4 (2.11%) Heroku
4 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.58%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.53%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.74%) HTTP
2 7 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.16%) SSL
4 2 (1.05%) SSH
4 2 (1.05%) AMQP
5 1 (0.53%) Internet
5 1 (0.53%) RTP
5 1 (0.53%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (21.05%) MySQL
2 22 (11.58%) SQL Server
3 19 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (8.42%) MongoDB
5 14 (7.37%) Redis
6 10 (5.26%) NoSQL
7 8 (4.21%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.68%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.11%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.58%) JasperReports
11 3 (1.58%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.58%) RethinkDB
11 3 (1.58%) Hazelcast
12 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
12 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.05%) CouchDB
12 2 (1.05%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 65 (34.21%) Git (software)
2 45 (23.68%) Subversion
3 37 (19.47%) Maven
4 34 (17.89%) Cucumber
5 26 (13.68%) Jenkins
6 13 (6.84%) Selenium
6 13 (6.84%) Eclipse
7 11 (5.79%) JIRA
8 10 (5.26%) JUnit
9 9 (4.74%) Xcode
9 9 (4.74%) RSpec
10 8 (4.21%) Grunt
10 8 (4.21%) Jasmine
10 8 (4.21%) Bitbucket
10 8 (4.21%) Spock
11 7 (3.68%) NUnit
12 6 (3.16%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.16%) WebDriver
12 6 (3.16%) Hudson
12 6 (3.16%) Appium
General
1 19 (10.00%) Finance
2 12 (6.32%) Marketing
3 9 (4.74%) Banking
4 6 (3.16%) Publishing
5 2 (1.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.05%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 129 (67.89%) Developer
2 34 (17.89%) Java Developer
3 17 (8.95%) Web Developer
3 17 (8.95%) Front-End Developer
4 12 (6.32%) Architect
5 10 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 8 (4.21%) PHP Developer
7 7 (3.68%) Enterprise Architect
7 7 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (3.68%) MuleSoft Developer
8 6 (3.16%) QA Engineer
8 6 (3.16%) Android Developer
8 6 (3.16%) Umbraco Developer
9 5 (2.63%) Designer
9 5 (2.63%) Python Developer
9 5 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (2.11%) AWS Developer
10 4 (2.11%) JavaScript Developer
10 4 (2.11%) Automation Tester
10 4 (2.11%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (48.42%) HTML
2 76 (40.00%) CSS
3 51 (26.84%) Web Services
4 41 (21.58%) JSON
4 41 (21.58%) HTML5
5 39 (20.53%) jQuery
6 33 (17.37%) SOAP
7 30 (15.79%) REST
8 26 (13.68%) RESTful
8 26 (13.68%) Ajax
9 23 (12.11%) CSS3
10 22 (11.58%) Sass
10 22 (11.58%) JSP
11 19 (10.00%) JMS
11 19 (10.00%) AngularJS
12 17 (8.95%) Spring
12 17 (8.95%) .NET
13 14 (7.37%) Semantic HTML
14 13 (6.84%) OAuth
14 13 (6.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.63%) Open Source
2 22 (11.58%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (10.53%) User Experience
4 13 (6.84%) Mobile App
5 11 (5.79%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.74%) Digital Media
7 7 (3.68%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (3.16%) W3C
9 3 (1.58%) Clustering
9 3 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.05%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.05%) iPad
11 1 (0.53%) iPhone
11 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Mobile Payment
11 1 (0.53%) NHS
11 1 (0.53%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 57 (30.00%) Linux
2 25 (13.16%) Windows
3 14 (7.37%) UNIX
4 13 (6.84%) Apple iOS
5 12 (6.32%) Android
6 10 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 9 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.68%) CentOS
9 6 (3.16%) SUSE
10 5 (2.63%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.05%) Debian
11 2 (1.05%) Solaris
11 2 (1.05%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.53%) AIX
12 1 (0.53%) HPUX
12 1 (0.53%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (20.53%) TDD
3 28 (14.74%) Scrum
4 26 (13.68%) MVC
5 23 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (11.58%) DevOps
6 22 (11.58%) Web Development
7 21 (11.05%) BDD
8 17 (8.95%) SOA
9 13 (6.84%) Configuration Management
10 11 (5.79%) User Stories
11 10 (5.26%) E-Commerce
11 10 (5.26%) Content Management
12 8 (4.21%) Pair Programming
12 8 (4.21%) Software Engineering
12 8 (4.21%) OOP
12 8 (4.21%) Test Automation
13 7 (3.68%) Analytics
13 7 (3.68%) Android Development
13 7 (3.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 100 (52.63%) Java
2 87 (45.79%) JavaScript
3 62 (32.63%) Ruby
4 39 (20.53%) Python
5 33 (17.37%) SQL
6 17 (8.95%) PHP
7 16 (8.42%) C#
8 13 (6.84%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.79%) Scala
9 11 (5.79%) Bash Shell
10 9 (4.74%) Clojure
11 6 (3.16%) JPQL
12 5 (2.63%) Haskell
12 5 (2.63%) C++
13 4 (2.11%) Perl
13 4 (2.11%) Go
14 3 (1.58%) Erlang
14 3 (1.58%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.58%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.05%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 18 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.37%) Degree
4 2 (1.05%) ISEB
4 2 (1.05%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.05%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.53%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.32%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.58%) vSphere
2 3 (1.58%) VirtualBox
2 3 (1.58%) vCloud
2 3 (1.58%) Docker
3 2 (1.05%) QEMU
3 2 (1.05%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.05%) KVM
3 2 (1.05%) Xen
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.53%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 27 (14.21%) Puppet
2 19 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.84%) CloudHub
4 12 (6.32%) Ansible
5 9 (4.74%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.58%) Salt
7 2 (1.05%) Oozie
8 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.53%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.53%) yum
8 1 (0.53%) logstash
8 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 16 (8.42%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (6.84%) MuleSoft
3 12 (6.32%) Oracle
4 9 (4.74%) VMware
5 6 (3.16%) Google
6 5 (2.63%) Adobe
6 5 (2.63%) Zend
7 4 (2.11%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.58%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.58%) DigitalOcean
8 3 (1.58%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.58%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.58%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.58%) Sun
8 3 (1.58%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.58%) Apple
9 2 (1.05%) HP
9 2 (1.05%) Mercator
10 1 (0.53%) Perforce
10 1 (0.53%) Riverbed
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