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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GitHub
Rank 508 517 574
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +57
Contract jobs citing GitHub 104 69 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.052%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.23% 5.53% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 52 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £270
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +17.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -

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
1988 1248 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.45% 2.37% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1233 836 424
Average daily rate £425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £125 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.85 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +17 93 £400 +14.28% 47
London +21 57 £425 +13.33% 31
South West -32 15 £375 +15.38% 1
City of London +33 14 £385 +2.66% 10
Wiltshire - 13 £375 -
Swindon - 12 £375 -
South East - 11 £413 - 5
Wales - 10 £353 - 7
West Wales - 10 £353 - 7
Swansea - 10 £353 - 7
West Midlands - 8 £275 - 4
Warwickshire - 6 £275 - 4
Oxfordshire - 6 £425 - 4
Warwick - 6 £275 - 2
Berkshire - 5 £330 -
Slough - 3 £330 -
Coventry - 2 £500 -
Oxford - 2 £450 - 3
Reading - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £370 - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £400 - 2
Cambridge -5 1 £400 - 2
North West -6 1 £450 +38.46% 2
Glasgow -12 1 - -
Scotland -13 1 - - 1
East of England -20 1 £400 - 2
Westminster - - - -
Southwark - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 104 (63.03%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 81 (49.09%) HTML
4 76 (46.06%) Java
5 73 (44.24%) CSS
6 56 (33.94%) HTML5
7 54 (32.73%) Ruby
8 50 (30.30%) TDD
9 47 (28.48%) Open Source
10 42 (25.45%) CSS3
11 41 (24.85%) Git (software)
11 41 (24.85%) MVC
12 39 (23.64%) Scrum
12 39 (23.64%) jQuery
13 38 (23.03%) AngularJS
14 37 (22.42%) Jenkins
14 37 (22.42%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (20.61%) Linux
16 30 (18.18%) MySQL
17 29 (17.58%) C#
17 29 (17.58%) PHP
17 29 (17.58%) Ruby on Rails
18 27 (16.36%) Spring
18 27 (16.36%) MongoDB
19 26 (15.76%) SQL
19 26 (15.76%) UNIX
20 25 (15.15%) REST
21 24 (14.55%) Subversion
22 23 (13.94%) BDD
23 22 (13.33%) User Experience

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (7.27%) CMS
2 11 (6.67%) Node.js
3 9 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.45%) Apache
3 9 (5.45%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.03%) WordPress
5 5 (3.03%) ColdFusion
5 5 (3.03%) Railo
5 5 (3.03%) Confluence
5 5 (3.03%) GemFire
6 4 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.42%) Liferay
7 3 (1.82%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.82%) Mule
7 3 (1.82%) Drupal
8 2 (1.21%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.21%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.21%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 12 (7.27%) Photoshop
2 10 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.21%) GIMP
3 2 (1.21%) MS Office
4 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Magento
2 5 (3.03%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.21%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.27%) Heroku
2 11 (6.67%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.21%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.21%) PaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.48%) Internet
2 11 (6.67%) AMQP
3 10 (6.06%) SSH
4 8 (4.85%) HTTP
5 3 (1.82%) DNS
5 3 (1.82%) SMTP
6 1 (0.61%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.18%) MySQL
2 27 (16.36%) MongoDB
3 21 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (10.91%) SQL Server
5 17 (10.30%) Relational Database
6 15 (9.09%) NoSQL
7 14 (8.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (6.06%) RDBMS
9 9 (5.45%) Hadoop
10 6 (3.64%) Big Data
11 3 (1.82%) Triplestore
11 3 (1.82%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.82%) Redis
12 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.21%) Azkaban
12 2 (1.21%) MS Access
13 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 41 (24.85%) Git (software)
2 37 (22.42%) Jenkins
3 24 (14.55%) Subversion
4 20 (12.12%) RSpec
5 17 (10.30%) JIRA
6 14 (8.48%) Cucumber
7 13 (7.88%) Maven
8 10 (6.06%) Karma Test Runner
8 10 (6.06%) Sublime Text
8 10 (6.06%) Grunt
9 8 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (4.85%) MSBuild
9 8 (4.85%) Bower
10 7 (4.24%) Eclipse
10 7 (4.24%) Jasmine
11 6 (3.64%) Ant
12 5 (3.03%) Selenium
12 5 (3.03%) IntelliJ
13 4 (2.42%) Hudson
13 4 (2.42%) Bitbucket
General
1 21 (12.73%) Finance
2 8 (4.85%) Retail
3 5 (3.03%) Banking
3 5 (3.03%) Games
3 5 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.42%) Back Office
5 2 (1.21%) Advertising
5 2 (1.21%) Publishing
5 2 (1.21%) Front Office
5 2 (1.21%) Marketing
5 2 (1.21%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.61%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 127 (76.97%) Developer
2 23 (13.94%) Java Developer
2 23 (13.94%) Web Developer
3 16 (9.70%) Senior Developer
4 14 (8.48%) Front-End Developer
5 13 (7.88%) Ruby Developer
6 12 (7.27%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.45%) Magento Developer
8 8 (4.85%) .NET Developer
9 7 (4.24%) PHP Developer
9 7 (4.24%) Scala Developer
9 7 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Agile Java Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Consultant
10 6 (3.64%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 6 (3.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (49.09%) HTML
2 73 (44.24%) CSS
3 56 (33.94%) HTML5
4 42 (25.45%) CSS3
5 39 (23.64%) jQuery
6 38 (23.03%) AngularJS
7 29 (17.58%) Ruby on Rails
8 27 (16.36%) Spring
9 25 (15.15%) REST
10 21 (12.73%) XML
11 20 (12.12%) Web Services
12 19 (11.52%) Backbone.js
13 17 (10.30%) .NET
13 17 (10.30%) JSON
14 16 (9.70%) SOAP
15 13 (7.88%) Spring MVC
15 13 (7.88%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (5.45%) ASP.NET
16 9 (5.45%) XHTML
16 9 (5.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (28.48%) Open Source
2 22 (13.33%) User Experience
3 18 (10.91%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.85%) W3C
5 6 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.03%) Blog
6 5 (3.03%) Social Media
7 3 (1.82%) Ontologies
7 3 (1.82%) Online Games
7 3 (1.82%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.21%) Replication
8 2 (1.21%) Online Gambling
8 2 (1.21%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.21%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.61%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.61%) Clustering
9 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.61%) Linux
2 26 (15.76%) UNIX
3 22 (13.33%) Windows
4 10 (6.06%) Mac OS
5 6 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.82%) AIX
6 3 (1.82%) Solaris
6 3 (1.82%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.82%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.61%) CentOS
7 1 (0.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (63.03%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.30%) TDD
3 41 (24.85%) MVC
4 39 (23.64%) Scrum
5 37 (22.42%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (13.94%) BDD
7 22 (13.33%) OO
8 21 (12.73%) E-Commerce
9 20 (12.12%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.48%) SOA
11 13 (7.88%) DevOps
12 9 (5.45%) Configuration Management
13 8 (4.85%) User Experience Design
13 8 (4.85%) Low Latency
13 8 (4.85%) Mobile Application Development
13 8 (4.85%) Kanban
14 7 (4.24%) Pair Programming
14 7 (4.24%) Web Development
14 7 (4.24%) SEO
14 7 (4.24%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 88 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 76 (46.06%) Java
3 54 (32.73%) Ruby
4 29 (17.58%) C#
4 29 (17.58%) PHP
5 26 (15.76%) SQL
6 18 (10.91%) Python
7 17 (10.30%) Perl
8 15 (9.09%) Scala
9 11 (6.67%) Clojure
10 9 (5.45%) Shell Script
10 9 (5.45%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.85%) ActionScript
11 8 (4.85%) Objective-C
12 7 (4.24%) Groovy
13 6 (3.64%) T-SQL
13 6 (3.64%) C++
14 5 (3.03%) CFML
15 4 (2.42%) Bash Shell
15 4 (2.42%) Golang
Qualifications
1 12 (7.27%) Degree
2 4 (2.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.21%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.91%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (1.21%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.42%) Varnish
1 4 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.82%) vCloud
3 2 (1.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.82%) Ansible
3 3 (1.82%) Oozie
3 3 (1.82%) Capistrano
3 3 (1.82%) Puppet
4 2 (1.21%) YUM
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) Ambari
Vendors
1 12 (7.27%) Zend
1 12 (7.27%) Oracle
2 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.45%) VMware
3 9 (5.45%) Atlassian
4 7 (4.24%) Rackspace
5 5 (3.03%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.82%) Google
6 3 (1.82%) GigaSpaces
6 3 (1.82%) HP
6 3 (1.82%) Apple
6 3 (1.82%) IBM
6 3 (1.82%) Perforce
7 2 (1.21%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.21%) JBoss
7 2 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.61%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.61%) Adobe
8 1 (0.61%) SAP
8 1 (0.61%) New Relic
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