The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GitHub
Rank 511 482 571
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +89
Contract jobs citing GitHub 69 88 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.024%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.00% 7.94% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 77 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £273 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 -
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cloud Services Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
1723 1108 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.27% 2.21% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 755 451
Average daily rate £415 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 5
Average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.72% +65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £33.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-47.72% +100.00%

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 68 £400 +6.66% 36
London -26 54 £488 +27.86% 24
City of London +29 9 £550 +87.23% 6
South East - 4 £338 - 5
Warwickshire - 2 £275 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £275 - 1
Warwick - 2 £275 - 1
East of England -11 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 - - 2
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Liverpool - 1 £450 -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £450 - 2
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £338 - 4
Surrey - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 56 (52.34%) JavaScript
2 52 (48.60%) HTML
3 49 (45.79%) CSS
4 44 (41.12%) Java
5 41 (38.32%) Ruby
6 37 (34.58%) Git (software)
7 36 (33.64%) HTML5
8 28 (26.17%) Linux
8 28 (26.17%) CSS3
9 26 (24.30%) AngularJS
9 26 (24.30%) OO
9 26 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (23.36%) MySQL
11 24 (22.43%) PHP
11 24 (22.43%) TDD
12 23 (21.50%) jQuery
13 21 (19.63%) UNIX
13 21 (19.63%) Python
14 20 (18.69%) Ruby on Rails
15 19 (17.76%) C#
16 18 (16.82%) BDD
16 18 (16.82%) Mobile App
17 17 (15.89%) Open Source
17 17 (15.89%) E-Commerce
18 16 (14.95%) MVC
18 16 (14.95%) Backbone.js
19 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
19 15 (14.02%) Finance
19 15 (14.02%) RSpec
19 15 (14.02%) MongoDB

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 11 (10.28%) Node.js
2 6 (5.61%) Apache
3 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.67%) CMS
3 5 (4.67%) GemFire
3 5 (4.67%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.67%) WordPress
3 5 (4.67%) Confluence
4 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.87%) Drupal
5 2 (1.87%) GlassFish
5 2 (1.87%) nginx
5 2 (1.87%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.93%) Liferay
6 1 (0.93%) IIS
6 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.93%) Mule
6 1 (0.93%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.87%) GIMP
3 2 (1.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Magento
2 5 (4.67%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.93%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.93%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.61%) Amazon S3
1 6 (5.61%) Heroku
2 4 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) HTTP
2 5 (4.67%) Internet
2 5 (4.67%) SSH
3 3 (2.80%) DNS
3 3 (2.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.36%) MySQL
2 15 (14.02%) MongoDB
3 12 (11.21%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
5 9 (8.41%) Hadoop
6 7 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (6.54%) Big Data
7 5 (4.67%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.80%) Informix
8 3 (2.80%) Apache Hive
8 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.87%) MS Access
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.87%) HBase
10 1 (0.93%) SSDT
10 1 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.93%) Triplestore
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.93%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 37 (34.58%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.02%) Subversion
2 15 (14.02%) RSpec
2 15 (14.02%) Jenkins
3 11 (10.28%) JIRA
3 11 (10.28%) Cucumber
4 9 (8.41%) Ant
5 7 (6.54%) Jasmine
5 7 (6.54%) Grunt
6 6 (5.61%) Yeoman
6 6 (5.61%) Maven
7 5 (4.67%) Sublime Text
7 5 (4.67%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (3.74%) Bitbucket
8 4 (3.74%) Selenium
9 3 (2.80%) Xcode
9 3 (2.80%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.80%) Redmine
10 2 (1.87%) Capybara
10 2 (1.87%) Calabash
General
1 15 (14.02%) Finance
2 12 (11.21%) Retail
3 5 (4.67%) Games
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
4 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.74%) Back Office
5 3 (2.80%) Publishing
6 2 (1.87%) Marketing
6 2 (1.87%) Front Office
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 70 (65.42%) Developer
2 9 (8.41%) Java Developer
2 9 (8.41%) PHP Developer
2 9 (8.41%) Ruby Developer
3 8 (7.48%) Python Developer
4 7 (6.54%) Magento Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Scala Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Web Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Architect
6 5 (4.67%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Perl Developer
6 5 (4.67%) Agile Java Developer
7 4 (3.74%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (2.80%) PHP Zend Developer
8 3 (2.80%) Programmer
8 3 (2.80%) .NET Developer
8 3 (2.80%) C# Developer
8 3 (2.80%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (48.60%) HTML
2 49 (45.79%) CSS
3 36 (33.64%) HTML5
4 28 (26.17%) CSS3
5 26 (24.30%) AngularJS
6 23 (21.50%) jQuery
7 20 (18.69%) Ruby on Rails
8 16 (14.95%) Backbone.js
9 12 (11.21%) XML
10 11 (10.28%) RESTful
11 9 (8.41%) .NET
12 8 (7.48%) Dojo
12 8 (7.48%) MapReduce
12 8 (7.48%) Worklight
13 7 (6.54%) JSON
14 6 (5.61%) Ajax
14 6 (5.61%) Web Services
14 6 (5.61%) Middleware
14 6 (5.61%) Sass
14 6 (5.61%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.82%) Mobile App
2 17 (15.89%) Open Source
3 5 (4.67%) W3C
4 4 (3.74%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.74%) Grid Computing
4 4 (3.74%) Online Games
4 4 (3.74%) Social Media
5 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.80%) Blog
6 2 (1.87%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.87%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.87%) Clustering
6 2 (1.87%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.87%) Online Gambling
6 2 (1.87%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.93%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.17%) Linux
2 21 (19.63%) UNIX
3 8 (7.48%) AIX
4 5 (4.67%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.80%) Android
5 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.87%) Windows
6 2 (1.87%) CentOS
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.30%) OO
1 26 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.43%) TDD
3 18 (16.82%) BDD
4 17 (15.89%) E-Commerce
5 16 (14.95%) MVC
6 15 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (12.15%) Scrum
8 11 (10.28%) DevOps
9 8 (7.48%) Kanban
10 7 (6.54%) Web Development
10 7 (6.54%) Low Latency
10 7 (6.54%) Software Architecture
10 7 (6.54%) Test Automation
11 6 (5.61%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (5.61%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.61%) Configuration Management
12 5 (4.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 56 (52.34%) JavaScript
2 44 (41.12%) Java
3 41 (38.32%) Ruby
4 24 (22.43%) PHP
5 21 (19.63%) Python
6 19 (17.76%) C#
7 13 (12.15%) Perl
8 12 (11.21%) SQL
9 11 (10.28%) Scala
10 10 (9.35%) Clojure
10 10 (9.35%) C++
11 9 (8.41%) Objective-C
12 8 (7.48%) Shell Script
13 4 (3.74%) Groovy
13 4 (3.74%) PHP5
14 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.87%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.87%) Lisp
15 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.87%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 6 (5.61%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.87%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.35%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.74%) Varnish
2 2 (1.87%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Oozie
1 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.87%) Ansible
2 2 (1.87%) Nagios
2 2 (1.87%) Capistrano
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Ambari
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.21%) Zend
2 11 (10.28%) Oracle
3 8 (7.48%) IBM
3 8 (7.48%) Rackspace
4 6 (5.61%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.67%) VMware
5 5 (4.67%) ION Trading
5 5 (4.67%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.80%) Apple
7 2 (1.87%) Akamai
7 2 (1.87%) New Relic
8 1 (0.93%) ExactTarget
8 1 (0.93%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.93%) Facebook
8 1 (0.93%) Twitter
8 1 (0.93%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.93%) Google
8 1 (0.93%) Adobe
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