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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GitHub
Rank 521 512 555
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +43
Contract jobs citing GitHub 97 74 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.055%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.74% 5.75% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 24
Average daily rate
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£425 £369 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% +35.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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
2047 1286 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.52% 2.45% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 831 390
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £371 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 18
Average hourly rate £21.56 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £46.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -41.66%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -19 82 £425 +13.33% 41
London -14 56 £450 +20.00% 27
West Wales - 15 £420 -
Wales - 15 £420 -
Swansea - 15 £420 -
City of London +20 13 £500 +33.33% 2
South East - 10 £419 - 4
South West -28 9 £413 +26.92%
Wiltshire - 8 £413 -
Swindon - 7 £413 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £425 - 2
Berkshire - 5 £330 - 1
West Midlands - 5 £300 - 2
Warwickshire - 3 £300 - 2
Warwick - 3 £300 -
Slough - 3 £330 - 1
Oxford - 2 £450 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £500 -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £400 -
Cambridge -3 1 £400 -
East of England -18 1 £400 - 1
Bristol -27 1 - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Stamford - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Dorset - - - -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 107 (62.94%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (51.18%) HTML
3 86 (50.59%) JavaScript
4 84 (49.41%) Java
5 74 (43.53%) CSS
6 62 (36.47%) HTML5
7 55 (32.35%) Ruby
8 53 (31.18%) TDD
9 52 (30.59%) Open Source
10 47 (27.65%) Continuous Integration
10 47 (27.65%) Scrum
11 44 (25.88%) CSS3
12 43 (25.29%) Git (software)
13 42 (24.71%) Jenkins
13 42 (24.71%) MVC
14 40 (23.53%) AngularJS
15 37 (21.76%) jQuery
16 33 (19.41%) Linux
17 32 (18.82%) Spring
17 32 (18.82%) REST
18 31 (18.24%) MongoDB
19 30 (17.65%) C#
20 29 (17.06%) MySQL
21 28 (16.47%) SQL
21 28 (16.47%) Windows
22 27 (15.88%) UNIX
22 27 (15.88%) Ruby on Rails
23 26 (15.29%) PHP
23 26 (15.29%) User Experience
24 25 (14.71%) BDD

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (7.06%) CMS
2 10 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.88%) Node.js
3 9 (5.29%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.71%) Apache
5 5 (2.94%) Confluence
5 5 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.94%) Railo
5 5 (2.94%) ColdFusion
5 5 (2.94%) GemFire
5 5 (2.94%) Apache Pig
5 5 (2.94%) WordPress
6 4 (2.35%) Liferay
6 4 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.76%) Alfresco
7 3 (1.76%) Mule
7 3 (1.76%) Drupal
8 2 (1.18%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.18%) JBoss
8 2 (1.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 12 (7.06%) Photoshop
2 10 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.18%) GIMP
3 2 (1.18%) MS Office
4 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (5.29%) Magento
2 5 (2.94%) ION MarketView
3 2 (1.18%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.06%) Heroku
2 11 (6.47%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.76%) PaaS
5 2 (1.18%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.59%) IaaS
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.00%) AMQP
2 14 (8.24%) Internet
3 10 (5.88%) SSH
4 9 (5.29%) HTTP
5 3 (1.76%) DNS
5 3 (1.76%) SMTP
6 1 (0.59%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.24%) MongoDB
2 29 (17.06%) MySQL
3 23 (13.53%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (12.35%) SQL Server
5 20 (11.76%) Relational Database
6 16 (9.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (8.82%) NoSQL
8 13 (7.65%) RDBMS
9 11 (6.47%) Hadoop
10 8 (4.71%) Big Data
11 6 (3.53%) Apache Hive
12 5 (2.94%) Azkaban
13 3 (1.76%) Triplestore
13 3 (1.76%) Redis
14 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (1.18%) MS Access
15 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 1 (0.59%) CouchDB
15 1 (0.59%) SSDT
15 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (25.29%) Git (software)
2 42 (24.71%) Jenkins
3 24 (14.12%) Subversion
4 18 (10.59%) RSpec
5 17 (10.00%) JIRA
6 15 (8.82%) Cucumber
7 14 (8.24%) Maven
8 10 (5.88%) Sublime Text
8 10 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
9 9 (5.29%) Grunt
10 8 (4.71%) Bower
10 8 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (4.71%) MSBuild
10 8 (4.71%) Bitbucket
11 7 (4.12%) Jasmine
11 7 (4.12%) Selenium
11 7 (4.12%) Eclipse
12 6 (3.53%) Hudson
13 5 (2.94%) IntelliJ
13 5 (2.94%) NUnit
General
1 25 (14.71%) Finance
2 9 (5.29%) Retail
3 7 (4.12%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.76%) Games
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Advertising
5 2 (1.18%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.59%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Front Office
6 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 136 (80.00%) Developer
2 25 (14.71%) Java Developer
3 24 (14.12%) Web Developer
4 18 (10.59%) Front-End Developer
5 17 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 15 (8.82%) C# Developer
7 13 (7.65%) Ruby Developer
8 9 (5.29%) Magento Developer
9 8 (4.71%) .NET Developer
10 7 (4.12%) PHP Developer
10 7 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (3.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (3.53%) ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (2.94%) Senior Web Developer
12 5 (2.94%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.94%) Architect
12 5 (2.94%) Consultant
12 5 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 5 (2.94%) Scala Developer
13 4 (2.35%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (51.18%) HTML
2 74 (43.53%) CSS
3 62 (36.47%) HTML5
4 44 (25.88%) CSS3
5 40 (23.53%) AngularJS
6 37 (21.76%) jQuery
7 32 (18.82%) REST
7 32 (18.82%) Spring
8 27 (15.88%) Ruby on Rails
9 23 (13.53%) RabbitMQ
9 23 (13.53%) JSON
9 23 (13.53%) XML
10 22 (12.94%) SOAP
11 21 (12.35%) .NET
11 21 (12.35%) Backbone.js
12 19 (11.18%) Web Services
13 17 (10.00%) Spring MVC
14 12 (7.06%) XHTML
14 12 (7.06%) Sass
15 9 (5.29%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 52 (30.59%) Open Source
2 26 (15.29%) User Experience
3 17 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 12 (7.06%) W3C
5 9 (5.29%) Blog
6 7 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.53%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.94%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.35%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.35%) Social Media
10 3 (1.76%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.76%) Ontologies
11 2 (1.18%) Replication
11 2 (1.18%) Online Gambling
11 2 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.59%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.41%) Linux
2 28 (16.47%) Windows
3 27 (15.88%) UNIX
4 10 (5.88%) Mac OS
5 8 (4.71%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.76%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.76%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.76%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.76%) Solaris
7 2 (1.18%) AIX
8 1 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (62.94%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (31.18%) TDD
3 47 (27.65%) Scrum
3 47 (27.65%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (24.71%) MVC
5 25 (14.71%) BDD
6 23 (13.53%) E-Commerce
7 20 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 19 (11.18%) SOA
9 16 (9.41%) OO
10 13 (7.65%) DevOps
11 9 (5.29%) Configuration Management
11 9 (5.29%) MapReduce
12 8 (4.71%) Mobile Application Development
12 8 (4.71%) UX Design
13 7 (4.12%) Low Latency
13 7 (4.12%) SEO
13 7 (4.12%) OOP
13 7 (4.12%) Pair Programming
14 6 (3.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (50.59%) JavaScript
2 84 (49.41%) Java
3 55 (32.35%) Ruby
4 30 (17.65%) C#
5 28 (16.47%) SQL
6 26 (15.29%) PHP
7 18 (10.59%) Clojure
8 16 (9.41%) Perl
9 15 (8.82%) Scala
10 14 (8.24%) Python
11 10 (5.88%) Groovy
12 9 (5.29%) PowerShell
12 9 (5.29%) Shell Script
13 8 (4.71%) ActionScript
14 7 (4.12%) Objective-C
15 6 (3.53%) T-SQL
16 5 (2.94%) CFML
16 5 (2.94%) C++
17 4 (2.35%) Bash Shell
17 4 (2.35%) Golang
Qualifications
1 16 (9.41%) Degree
2 4 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.18%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.82%) QA
2 3 (1.76%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.76%) Varnish
3 2 (1.18%) vCloud
3 2 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.94%) Oozie
1 5 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.76%) YUM
3 3 (1.76%) Capistrano
4 2 (1.18%) Puppet
4 2 (1.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.59%) Ambari
Vendors
1 14 (8.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.47%) Oracle
2 11 (6.47%) Zend
3 9 (5.29%) Atlassian
3 9 (5.29%) VMware
4 7 (4.12%) Rackspace
5 5 (2.94%) ION Trading
6 4 (2.35%) HP
7 3 (1.76%) Google
7 3 (1.76%) GigaSpaces
7 3 (1.76%) Perforce
8 2 (1.18%) IBM
8 2 (1.18%) SOASTA, Inc
8 2 (1.18%) Apple
8 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.59%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.59%) SAP
9 1 (0.59%) Adobe
9 1 (0.59%) Akamai
9 1 (0.59%) Facebook
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