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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GitHub
Rank 535 513 531
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +18
Contract jobs citing GitHub 57 57 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.062%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.91% 4.40% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 25
Average daily rate
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£450 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £309 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -

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
1962 1294 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.62% 2.53% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 822 493
Average daily rate £440 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.11 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £11.25 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
(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 -30 55 £450 +14.28% 38
London +9 48 £450 +12.50% 25
City of London -3 4 £525 +50.00% 3
South West - 3 £500 -
Wales - 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £500 -
North West -10 1 - - 1
East of England -10 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -12 1 - -
South East - 1 £550 - 9
Surrey - 1 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £305 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £305 - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 109 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (53.01%) Java
3 81 (48.80%) HTML
4 78 (46.99%) JavaScript
5 61 (36.75%) CSS
5 61 (36.75%) Open Source
6 53 (31.93%) Ruby
7 49 (29.52%) TDD
7 49 (29.52%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (28.92%) HTML5
8 48 (28.92%) Jenkins
9 47 (28.31%) MVC
9 47 (28.31%) Scrum
10 41 (24.70%) Linux
11 40 (24.10%) Git (software)
12 39 (23.49%) REST
12 39 (23.49%) JSON
13 36 (21.69%) Windows
14 35 (21.08%) jQuery
15 33 (19.88%) Subversion
15 33 (19.88%) Spring
16 32 (19.28%) SOAP
16 32 (19.28%) MongoDB
17 30 (18.07%) SQL
18 29 (17.47%) C#
18 29 (17.47%) Maven
19 27 (16.27%) Python
19 27 (16.27%) PostgreSQL
19 27 (16.27%) RabbitMQ
19 27 (16.27%) CSS3

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (7.83%) Tomcat
2 10 (6.02%) CMS
3 9 (5.42%) Node.js
3 9 (5.42%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.61%) GlassFish
4 6 (3.61%) Mule
4 6 (3.61%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.01%) ColdFusion
5 5 (3.01%) Apache
5 5 (3.01%) Railo
5 5 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.41%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.81%) Drupal
7 3 (1.81%) WordPress
7 3 (1.81%) Liferay
7 3 (1.81%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.20%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) Photoshop
1 10 (6.02%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Magento
2 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.04%) Heroku
2 10 (6.02%) Amazon S3
3 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.61%) Google App Engine
4 6 (3.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.01%) PaaS
5 5 (3.01%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.81%) SaaS
7 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.84%) AMQP
2 10 (6.02%) SSH
2 10 (6.02%) HTTP
2 10 (6.02%) Internet
3 4 (2.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.41%) SSL
4 2 (1.20%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (19.28%) MongoDB
2 27 (16.27%) PostgreSQL
3 26 (15.66%) MySQL
4 22 (13.25%) Relational Database
5 17 (10.24%) NoSQL
6 16 (9.64%) SQL Server
7 14 (8.43%) RDBMS
8 13 (7.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (6.02%) Redis
10 8 (4.82%) Hadoop
11 7 (4.22%) Big Data
11 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database
12 5 (3.01%) Apache Hive
13 4 (2.41%) Azkaban
14 3 (1.81%) Hazelcast
14 3 (1.81%) Triplestore
14 3 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (1.81%) JasperReports
15 1 (0.60%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 48 (28.92%) Jenkins
2 40 (24.10%) Git (software)
3 33 (19.88%) Subversion
4 29 (17.47%) Maven
5 22 (13.25%) Cucumber
5 22 (13.25%) GitLab
6 15 (9.04%) Eclipse
7 11 (6.63%) JIRA
7 11 (6.63%) RSpec
8 10 (6.02%) Selenium
8 10 (6.02%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (6.02%) Sublime Text
9 9 (5.42%) Hudson
10 8 (4.82%) MSBuild
11 7 (4.22%) Bower
11 7 (4.22%) Grunt
12 6 (3.61%) Bitbucket
12 6 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (3.61%) Xcode
13 5 (3.01%) IntelliJ
General
1 22 (13.25%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Banking
3 4 (2.41%) Multimedia
3 4 (2.41%) Publishing
4 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Games
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 129 (77.71%) Developer
2 33 (19.88%) Java Developer
3 21 (12.65%) Web Developer
4 18 (10.84%) Senior Developer
5 15 (9.04%) C# Developer
6 13 (7.83%) Front-End Developer
7 8 (4.82%) PHP Developer
8 6 (3.61%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.61%) Architect
8 6 (3.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (3.61%) Ruby Developer
8 6 (3.61%) Magento Developer
9 5 (3.01%) iOS Developer
9 5 (3.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.01%) Senior Web Developer
9 5 (3.01%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.41%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (2.41%) Lead Developer
10 4 (2.41%) Senior Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (48.80%) HTML
2 61 (36.75%) CSS
3 48 (28.92%) HTML5
4 39 (23.49%) REST
4 39 (23.49%) JSON
5 35 (21.08%) jQuery
6 33 (19.88%) Spring
7 32 (19.28%) SOAP
8 27 (16.27%) CSS3
8 27 (16.27%) RabbitMQ
9 26 (15.66%) Web Services
10 24 (14.46%) AngularJS
11 20 (12.05%) XML
12 19 (11.45%) Spring MVC
13 18 (10.84%) Ruby on Rails
14 17 (10.24%) Backbone.js
15 14 (8.43%) .NET
16 12 (7.23%) Ajax
17 10 (6.02%) DOM
17 10 (6.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (36.75%) Open Source
2 23 (13.86%) User Experience
3 12 (7.23%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.82%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.82%) Blog
6 7 (4.22%) W3C
7 5 (3.01%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.41%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.81%) Social Media
9 3 (1.81%) Clustering
9 3 (1.81%) Ontologies
10 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.20%) iPhone
10 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.60%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.70%) Linux
2 36 (21.69%) Windows
3 21 (12.65%) UNIX
4 12 (7.23%) Apple iOS
5 10 (6.02%) Mac OS
6 7 (4.22%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.41%) SUSE
7 4 (2.41%) CentOS
7 4 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.81%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.81%) Solaris
8 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (65.66%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (29.52%) TDD
2 49 (29.52%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (28.31%) MVC
3 47 (28.31%) Scrum
4 23 (13.86%) Software Engineering
5 22 (13.25%) BDD
6 21 (12.65%) SOA
7 18 (10.84%) DevOps
8 13 (7.83%) E-Commerce
9 12 (7.23%) OOP
9 12 (7.23%) OO
10 10 (6.02%) OOD
11 9 (5.42%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.82%) Web Development
12 8 (4.82%) iOS Development
13 7 (4.22%) Mobile Application Development
13 7 (4.22%) UX Design
13 7 (4.22%) MapReduce
13 7 (4.22%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 88 (53.01%) Java
2 78 (46.99%) JavaScript
3 53 (31.93%) Ruby
4 30 (18.07%) SQL
5 29 (17.47%) C#
6 27 (16.27%) Python
7 19 (11.45%) PHP
8 15 (9.04%) Clojure
9 12 (7.23%) Scala
10 9 (5.42%) Groovy
11 8 (4.82%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.82%) Bash Shell
11 8 (4.82%) Perl
12 7 (4.22%) ActionScript
12 7 (4.22%) Objective-C
12 7 (4.22%) Golang
13 6 (3.61%) JPQL
14 5 (3.01%) CFML
14 5 (3.01%) Shell Script
14 5 (3.01%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 17 (10.24%) Degree
2 4 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.63%) QA
2 3 (1.81%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.01%) vSphere
2 5 (3.01%) vCloud
3 3 (1.81%) Varnish
4 2 (1.20%) VirtualBox
4 2 (1.20%) Xen
5 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 13 (7.83%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (6.63%) Puppet
3 8 (4.82%) Ansible
4 4 (2.41%) Oozie
5 3 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.81%) yum
6 1 (0.60%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 11 (6.63%) Oracle
2 9 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.82%) Zend
4 7 (4.22%) VMware
5 6 (3.61%) Google
6 5 (3.01%) HP
6 5 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.41%) Apple
7 4 (2.41%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.81%) Rackspace
8 3 (1.81%) GigaSpaces
8 3 (1.81%) Perforce
8 3 (1.81%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (1.20%) Mercator
9 2 (1.20%) SOASTA, Inc
10 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.60%) Adobe
10 1 (0.60%) SAP
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