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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GitHub
Rank 453 527 492
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -35
Contract jobs citing GitHub 168 84 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.13% 3.73% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 57 73
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.18% +12.50%
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
3272 2250 1389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.75% 4.12% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2171 1434 957
Average daily rate £413 £401 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.31% +25.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 52 33
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £24.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +49 157 £388 +3.33% 51
London +34 98 £400 - 28
South East +11 25 £401 +18.66% 9
Yorkshire - 19 £360 - 1
West Yorkshire - 19 £360 - 1
City of London -4 15 £350 -30.00% 5
Leeds - 14 £360 - 1
Oxfordshire -15 10 £413 +8.19% 2
Wales - 10 £350 - 1
East of England +8 9 £376 -6.12% 1
Berkshire +10 7 £459 +39.01% 2
Suffolk - 7 £376 -
Slough +7 6 £488 +47.72%
Oxford - 6 £413 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £400 -
West Midlands +2 4 £369 +34.09% 2
Milton Keynes - 4 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £300 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +2 2 - -
Cambridge -6 2 - -
South West -17 2 £375 +7.14% 4
Gloucestershire - 2 £375 -
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Uxbridge - 2 £391 -
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
Gloucester - 1 £375 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £425 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £325 -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 175 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (48.95%) JavaScript
3 120 (41.96%) HTML
3 120 (41.96%) Java
4 100 (34.97%) CSS
5 97 (33.92%) Git (software)
6 72 (25.17%) Scrum
7 69 (24.13%) Jenkins
8 66 (23.08%) HTML5
9 64 (22.38%) jQuery
10 63 (22.03%) Ruby
10 63 (22.03%) MySQL
11 60 (20.98%) SQL
12 59 (20.63%) TDD
13 56 (19.58%) Linux
14 47 (16.43%) Open Source
15 46 (16.08%) PHP
16 45 (15.73%) Node.js
17 44 (15.38%) AngularJS
17 44 (15.38%) Python
18 42 (14.69%) JSON
18 42 (14.69%) JIRA
19 41 (14.34%) Subversion
19 41 (14.34%) Web Services
20 40 (13.99%) MVC
21 39 (13.64%) Spring
21 39 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
22 38 (13.29%) REST
23 37 (12.94%) CSS3
24 33 (11.54%) MongoDB

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (15.73%) Node.js
2 24 (8.39%) CMS
3 18 (6.29%) Confluence
4 16 (5.59%) Umbraco
5 12 (4.20%) Apache
6 11 (3.85%) Mule
6 11 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.80%) Mule ESB
8 6 (2.10%) Drupal
8 6 (2.10%) Apache Solr
8 6 (2.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.75%) nginx
10 4 (1.40%) JBoss
10 4 (1.40%) WordPress
11 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.05%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 25 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.85%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.35%) InDesign
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.10%) SaaS
3 3 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.05%) Heroku
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon Glacier
4 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.35%) PaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.40%) HTTP
2 3 (1.05%) Internet
2 3 (1.05%) iBeacon
3 2 (0.70%) SSH
4 1 (0.35%) AMQP
4 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (22.03%) MySQL
2 33 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 27 (9.44%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.20%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.45%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.10%) Big Data
8 3 (1.05%) RavenDB
8 3 (1.05%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.05%) Neo4j
8 3 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.70%) CouchDB
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.35%) Redis
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 97 (33.92%) Git (software)
2 69 (24.13%) Jenkins
3 42 (14.69%) JIRA
4 41 (14.34%) Subversion
5 31 (10.84%) Cucumber
6 25 (8.74%) Maven
6 25 (8.74%) JUnit
7 18 (6.29%) GitLab
8 16 (5.59%) Grunt
9 15 (5.24%) Jasmine
9 15 (5.24%) Eclipse
10 12 (4.20%) Bitbucket
11 11 (3.85%) IntelliJ
11 11 (3.85%) NUnit
12 10 (3.50%) Selenium
13 8 (2.80%) JMeter
13 8 (2.80%) Spock
14 7 (2.45%) JSHint
14 7 (2.45%) Gradle
14 7 (2.45%) Hudson
General
1 17 (5.94%) Finance
2 12 (4.20%) Marketing
3 8 (2.80%) Publishing
4 7 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.10%) Retail
6 4 (1.40%) Automotive
7 2 (0.70%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 211 (73.78%) Developer
2 51 (17.83%) Java Developer
3 29 (10.14%) Front-End Developer
4 25 (8.74%) Web Developer
5 24 (8.39%) PHP Developer
6 16 (5.59%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 14 (4.90%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (4.55%) Administrator
9 11 (3.85%) Architect
9 11 (3.85%) Umbraco Developer
10 9 (3.15%) iOS Developer
11 8 (2.80%) Android Developer
11 8 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.45%) Senior Developer
13 6 (2.10%) Tester
13 6 (2.10%) Analyst
13 6 (2.10%) Test Analyst
13 6 (2.10%) QA Engineer
13 6 (2.10%) Technical Leader
13 6 (2.10%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (41.96%) HTML
2 100 (34.97%) CSS
3 66 (23.08%) HTML5
4 64 (22.38%) jQuery
5 44 (15.38%) AngularJS
6 42 (14.69%) JSON
7 41 (14.34%) Web Services
8 39 (13.64%) Spring
9 38 (13.29%) REST
10 37 (12.94%) CSS3
11 32 (11.19%) Sass
12 26 (9.09%) Ajax
13 25 (8.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 23 (8.04%) SOAP
15 22 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
15 22 (7.69%) RESTful
16 20 (6.99%) Spring Boot
17 19 (6.64%) JSP
17 19 (6.64%) .NET
18 18 (6.29%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.29%) Mobile App
1 18 (6.29%) User Experience
2 12 (4.20%) Digital Media
3 11 (3.85%) Wiki
4 9 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.45%) W3C
6 6 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.75%) Blog
8 4 (1.40%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.05%) iPad
10 2 (0.70%) Life Science
10 2 (0.70%) Social Network
10 2 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.70%) Streaming Media
10 2 (0.70%) IPTV
10 2 (0.70%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.70%) Biology
10 2 (0.70%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.58%) Linux
2 26 (9.09%) Windows
3 17 (5.94%) Android
4 16 (5.59%) Apple iOS
5 13 (4.55%) UNIX
6 7 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.05%) Scientific Linux
9 2 (0.70%) CentOS
10 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.35%) AIX
10 1 (0.35%) HPUX
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.35%) SUSE
10 1 (0.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (25.17%) Scrum
3 59 (20.63%) TDD
4 47 (16.43%) Open Source
5 40 (13.99%) MVC
6 39 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 26 (9.09%) Web Development
9 23 (8.04%) BDD
9 23 (8.04%) DevOps
10 21 (7.34%) API Development
11 19 (6.64%) User Stories
12 17 (5.94%) SOA
13 16 (5.59%) Unit Testing
13 16 (5.59%) Microservices
14 15 (5.24%) Content Management
15 13 (4.55%) Change Management
15 13 (4.55%) Android Development
16 12 (4.20%) Software Engineering
17 11 (3.85%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 140 (48.95%) JavaScript
2 120 (41.96%) Java
3 63 (22.03%) Ruby
4 60 (20.98%) SQL
5 46 (16.08%) PHP
6 44 (15.38%) Python
7 20 (6.99%) Bash Shell
8 17 (5.94%) C#
9 16 (5.59%) Shell Script
9 16 (5.59%) Scala
10 9 (3.15%) Groovy
11 6 (2.10%) Clojure
11 6 (2.10%) Perl
12 5 (1.75%) C++
12 5 (1.75%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.40%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.05%) Go
14 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.05%) Haskell
14 3 (1.05%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 29 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.15%) Degree
4 4 (1.40%) BC Cleared
4 4 (1.40%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.05%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.94%) QA
2 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (4.90%) Docker
2 11 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.45%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.05%) QEMU
4 3 (1.05%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.05%) KVM
5 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.35%) Varnish
5 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (8.39%) Puppet
2 16 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (5.24%) Vagrant
4 12 (4.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.75%) Ansible
5 5 (1.75%) Salt
5 5 (1.75%) CloudHub
6 3 (1.05%) Oozie
7 1 (0.35%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.35%) yum
7 1 (0.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (5.24%) VMware
2 13 (4.55%) Zend
3 9 (3.15%) Atlassian
3 9 (3.15%) Adobe
4 8 (2.80%) MuleSoft
5 7 (2.45%) SOASTA, Inc
6 6 (2.10%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.40%) Google
9 3 (1.05%) Oracle
9 3 (1.05%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.70%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.35%) Splunk
11 1 (0.35%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.35%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.35%) ForgeRock
11 1 (0.35%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.35%) IBM
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.35%) Apple
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