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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GitHub
Rank 513 488 563
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +75
Contract jobs citing GitHub 93 91 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.048%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.87% 7.23% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 74 21
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £496 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
1911 1258 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.38% 2.39% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 868 462
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 £265 £125 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £36.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-52.41% +39.42%

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 29 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 29 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
(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 -15 92 £413 +17.85% 43
London +4 58 £465 +24.00% 27
City of London +26 15 £500 +60.00% 6
South West -23 15 £375 +20.00% 5
Wiltshire -3 13 £375 +25.00% 2
Swindon - 12 £375 - 2
South East - 10 £419 - 4
West Midlands - 7 £275 - 3
Warwickshire - 6 £275 - 3
Warwick - 6 £275 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £425 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £311 -
Somerset - 2 £370 - 3
Oxford - 2 £450 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £311 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £400 +33.33%
North West -11 1 £450 +38.46% 1
Glasgow -13 1 - -
Scotland -15 1 - -
East of England -25 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
Coventry - 1 £500 -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Dorset - - - -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 88 (58.67%) JavaScript
2 81 (54.00%) HTML
3 74 (49.33%) CSS
4 65 (43.33%) Java
5 57 (38.00%) HTML5
6 56 (37.33%) Ruby
7 44 (29.33%) Git (software)
8 43 (28.67%) CSS3
9 40 (26.67%) jQuery
10 38 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (25.33%) AngularJS
11 37 (24.67%) TDD
12 35 (23.33%) Linux
13 30 (20.00%) PHP
13 30 (20.00%) MySQL
14 29 (19.33%) MVC
14 29 (19.33%) Ruby on Rails
14 29 (19.33%) Open Source
15 27 (18.00%) C#
16 25 (16.67%) Scrum
17 24 (16.00%) OO
17 24 (16.00%) Subversion
18 23 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (15.33%) BDD
19 21 (14.00%) Jenkins
19 21 (14.00%) Backbone.js
19 21 (14.00%) Finance
20 20 (13.33%) UNIX
20 20 (13.33%) MongoDB
20 20 (13.33%) RSpec

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 12 (8.00%) Node.js
2 11 (7.33%) CMS
3 7 (4.67%) Apache
3 7 (4.67%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.33%) GemFire
5 5 (3.33%) Confluence
5 5 (3.33%) Railo
5 5 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.33%) ColdFusion
5 5 (3.33%) WordPress
6 3 (2.00%) Liferay
6 3 (2.00%) Drupal
6 3 (2.00%) Mule
7 2 (1.33%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.33%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.33%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.33%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.67%) IIS
8 1 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Photoshop
2 10 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) GIMP
4 1 (0.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Magento
2 5 (3.33%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.33%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.00%) Heroku
2 11 (7.33%) Amazon S3
3 6 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.33%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.67%) Internet
2 10 (6.67%) SSH
3 6 (4.00%) HTTP
4 3 (2.00%) DNS
4 3 (2.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.00%) MySQL
2 20 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 18 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 14 (9.33%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (8.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (8.67%) NoSQL
6 8 (5.33%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.00%) Big Data
8 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.00%) Triplestore
9 3 (2.00%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.33%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.33%) MS Access
10 2 (1.33%) Azkaban
10 2 (1.33%) Redis
11 1 (0.67%) SSDT
11 1 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.67%) HBase
11 1 (0.67%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 44 (29.33%) Git (software)
2 24 (16.00%) Subversion
3 21 (14.00%) Jenkins
4 20 (13.33%) RSpec
5 16 (10.67%) JIRA
6 15 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 11 (7.33%) Maven
7 11 (7.33%) Grunt
8 10 (6.67%) Sublime Text
8 10 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
9 8 (5.33%) Ant
10 7 (4.67%) Jasmine
10 7 (4.67%) Bower
10 7 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (4.00%) Selenium
12 5 (3.33%) Hudson
12 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.67%) Yeoman
13 4 (2.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 21 (14.00%) Finance
2 10 (6.67%) Retail
3 6 (4.00%) Games
4 4 (2.67%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Publishing
4 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.67%) Back Office
5 2 (1.33%) Marketing
5 2 (1.33%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.33%) Front Office
5 2 (1.33%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 109 (72.67%) Developer
2 19 (12.67%) Java Developer
3 17 (11.33%) Web Developer
4 13 (8.67%) Ruby Developer
4 13 (8.67%) Front-End Developer
5 12 (8.00%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.00%) PHP Developer
7 8 (5.33%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.33%) Magento Developer
8 7 (4.67%) Scala Developer
8 7 (4.67%) .NET Developer
8 7 (4.67%) Architect
9 6 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 6 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.33%) Agile Java Developer
10 5 (3.33%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Consultant
10 5 (3.33%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (54.00%) HTML
2 74 (49.33%) CSS
3 57 (38.00%) HTML5
4 43 (28.67%) CSS3
5 40 (26.67%) jQuery
6 38 (25.33%) AngularJS
7 29 (19.33%) Ruby on Rails
8 21 (14.00%) Backbone.js
9 18 (12.00%) XML
10 16 (10.67%) .NET
11 13 (8.67%) Spring
12 12 (8.00%) RESTful
13 11 (7.33%) REST
14 10 (6.67%) Web Services
15 9 (6.00%) ASP.NET
15 9 (6.00%) Ajax
16 8 (5.33%) XHTML
16 8 (5.33%) Sass
17 7 (4.67%) JSON
17 7 (4.67%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.33%) Open Source
2 19 (12.67%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.67%) W3C
4 5 (3.33%) Blog
5 4 (2.67%) Online Games
6 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.00%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.00%) Social Media
6 3 (2.00%) Ontologies
7 2 (1.33%) Online Gambling
7 2 (1.33%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.33%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.33%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.33%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.67%) Clustering
8 1 (0.67%) Replication
8 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.33%) Linux
2 20 (13.33%) UNIX
3 12 (8.00%) Windows
4 10 (6.67%) Mac OS
5 5 (3.33%) AIX
6 4 (2.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.00%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.33%) Android
8 2 (1.33%) CentOS
8 2 (1.33%) Solaris
8 2 (1.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.67%) TDD
3 29 (19.33%) MVC
4 25 (16.67%) Scrum
5 24 (16.00%) OO
6 23 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (15.33%) BDD
7 19 (12.67%) E-Commerce
8 12 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.67%) DevOps
10 8 (5.33%) Web Development
10 8 (5.33%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.33%) Low Latency
11 7 (4.67%) Mobile Application Development
11 7 (4.67%) MapReduce
11 7 (4.67%) Software Architecture
11 7 (4.67%) OOP
11 7 (4.67%) User Experience Design
11 7 (4.67%) Test Automation
11 7 (4.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 88 (58.67%) JavaScript
2 65 (43.33%) Java
3 56 (37.33%) Ruby
4 30 (20.00%) PHP
5 27 (18.00%) C#
6 19 (12.67%) Python
6 19 (12.67%) SQL
7 17 (11.33%) Perl
8 14 (9.33%) Scala
9 11 (7.33%) Clojure
10 8 (5.33%) Shell Script
10 8 (5.33%) Objective-C
11 7 (4.67%) ActionScript
12 6 (4.00%) Groovy
12 6 (4.00%) T-SQL
12 6 (4.00%) C++
13 5 (3.33%) CFML
14 4 (2.67%) PHP5
14 4 (2.67%) PowerShell
14 4 (2.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (6.00%) Degree
2 4 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.33%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.00%) QA
2 3 (2.00%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.67%) Varnish
1 4 (2.67%) vCloud
2 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.67%) Ansible
2 4 (2.67%) Puppet
3 3 (2.00%) Oozie
3 3 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.00%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.33%) Nagios
4 2 (1.33%) YUM
5 1 (0.67%) Ambari
Vendors
1 14 (9.33%) Zend
2 13 (8.67%) Oracle
3 9 (6.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.00%) Atlassian
4 8 (5.33%) VMware
5 7 (4.67%) Rackspace
6 5 (3.33%) IBM
6 5 (3.33%) ION Trading
7 3 (2.00%) Apple
7 3 (2.00%) Google
8 2 (1.33%) GigaSpaces
8 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.33%) HP
8 2 (1.33%) Perforce
8 2 (1.33%) JBoss
8 2 (1.33%) New Relic
9 1 (0.67%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.67%) Facebook
9 1 (0.67%) Twitter
9 1 (0.67%) Akamai
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