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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GitHub
Rank 512 516 512
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing GitHub 71 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.077% 0.060%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.70% 3.10% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 24
Average daily rate
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£431 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
1918 1193 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.76% 2.48% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 767 535
Average daily rate £438 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 24 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.63 £43.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
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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 +16 71 £431 +1.47% 49
London +18 59 £445 +4.70% 28
South East - 6 £350 - 9
Berkshire - 3 £300 - 1
City of London +6 2 £525 +55.55% 8
South West - 2 £500 - 2
Surrey - 2 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
Yorkshire - 2 £305 - 1
Kent - 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £500 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 3
North West - 1 - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Loughton - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - - 5
Reading - - - -
Warwick - - - - 3

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 105 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (60.87%) Java
3 74 (45.96%) HTML
4 67 (41.61%) JavaScript
5 64 (39.75%) Open Source
6 57 (35.40%) CSS
7 49 (30.43%) Git (software)
8 48 (29.81%) Jenkins
9 46 (28.57%) Ruby
9 46 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (27.33%) REST
11 43 (26.71%) JSON
11 43 (26.71%) Linux
12 42 (26.09%) Subversion
13 40 (24.84%) SOAP
13 40 (24.84%) MVC
14 39 (24.22%) TDD
15 38 (23.60%) Maven
15 38 (23.60%) Scrum
16 37 (22.98%) HTML5
17 36 (22.36%) Windows
18 35 (21.74%) Web Services
18 35 (21.74%) SQL
19 34 (21.12%) jQuery
20 32 (19.88%) Spring
21 29 (18.01%) Python
21 29 (18.01%) SOA
22 27 (16.77%) RabbitMQ
22 27 (16.77%) CSS3
23 26 (16.15%) PostgreSQL

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 15 (9.32%) Tomcat
2 12 (7.45%) Mule
3 11 (6.83%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (6.21%) CMS
5 8 (4.97%) Node.js
6 6 (3.73%) GlassFish
6 6 (3.73%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.11%) Railo
7 5 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (3.11%) ColdFusion
7 5 (3.11%) Apache
7 5 (3.11%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.48%) JBoss
9 3 (1.86%) Liferay
9 3 (1.86%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.86%) Alfresco
9 3 (1.86%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (1.24%) Umbraco
10 2 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (1.24%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (1.86%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.24%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.24%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.83%) SaaS
2 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.35%) PaaS
4 6 (3.73%) Google App Engine
4 6 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.48%) Heroku
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.18%) AMQP
2 14 (8.70%) HTTP
3 7 (4.35%) Internet
4 6 (3.73%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.73%) SSL
5 2 (1.24%) RTP
6 1 (0.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.15%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 21 (13.04%) MongoDB
4 19 (11.80%) MySQL
5 16 (9.94%) Redis
5 16 (9.94%) NoSQL
6 14 (8.70%) SQL Server
6 14 (8.70%) RDBMS
7 10 (6.21%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.11%) RethinkDB
9 5 (3.11%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.48%) Big Data
11 3 (1.86%) Azkaban
11 3 (1.86%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.86%) Hazelcast
11 3 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.86%) JasperReports
12 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (30.43%) Git (software)
2 48 (29.81%) Jenkins
3 42 (26.09%) Subversion
4 38 (23.60%) Maven
5 25 (15.53%) Cucumber
6 21 (13.04%) GitLab
7 19 (11.80%) Eclipse
8 15 (9.32%) Selenium
9 10 (6.21%) Xcode
9 10 (6.21%) Hudson
10 9 (5.59%) Visual Studio
11 8 (4.97%) MSBuild
11 8 (4.97%) Appium
12 7 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (4.35%) JIRA
13 6 (3.73%) Bitbucket
13 6 (3.73%) Bower
13 6 (3.73%) Grunt
14 5 (3.11%) WebDriver
14 5 (3.11%) Gradle
General
1 21 (13.04%) Finance
2 9 (5.59%) Banking
3 5 (3.11%) Marketing
4 4 (2.48%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.48%) Publishing
5 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.86%) Retail
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Law
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Games
6 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (68.94%) Developer
2 29 (18.01%) Java Developer
3 20 (12.42%) Web Developer
4 18 (11.18%) Senior Developer
5 11 (6.83%) Front-End Developer
5 11 (6.83%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.21%) Architect
7 7 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (3.73%) Tester
9 5 (3.11%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (3.11%) iOS Developer
9 5 (3.11%) Lead Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Senior Web Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Ruby Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Consultant
10 4 (2.48%) Automation Tester
10 4 (2.48%) Magento Developer
10 4 (2.48%) Senior Magento Developer
11 3 (1.86%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (45.96%) HTML
2 57 (35.40%) CSS
3 44 (27.33%) REST
4 43 (26.71%) JSON
5 40 (24.84%) SOAP
6 37 (22.98%) HTML5
7 35 (21.74%) Web Services
8 34 (21.12%) jQuery
9 32 (19.88%) Spring
10 27 (16.77%) RabbitMQ
10 27 (16.77%) CSS3
11 19 (11.80%) Spring MVC
12 17 (10.56%) RESTful
12 17 (10.56%) XML
13 16 (9.94%) .NET
14 14 (8.70%) Ajax
14 14 (8.70%) JMS
15 10 (6.21%) DOM
15 10 (6.21%) Flask
16 9 (5.59%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 64 (39.75%) Open Source
2 20 (12.42%) User Experience
3 17 (10.56%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (8.07%) Computer Science
5 9 (5.59%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.35%) W3C
7 5 (3.11%) Blog
8 3 (1.86%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.86%) Clustering
9 2 (1.24%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.24%) iPhone
9 2 (1.24%) Social Media
9 2 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.24%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.62%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.62%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.62%) NHS
10 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.71%) Linux
2 36 (22.36%) Windows
3 20 (12.42%) UNIX
4 16 (9.94%) Apple iOS
5 9 (5.59%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.73%) CentOS
6 6 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.73%) SUSE
7 5 (3.11%) Android
8 4 (2.48%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.86%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.86%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.86%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.86%) Solaris
10 2 (1.24%) Debian
11 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (24.84%) MVC
4 39 (24.22%) TDD
5 38 (23.60%) Scrum
6 29 (18.01%) SOA
7 20 (12.42%) BDD
7 20 (12.42%) DevOps
8 18 (11.18%) Software Engineering
9 15 (9.32%) Web Development
10 12 (7.45%) Configuration Management
11 11 (6.83%) E-Commerce
12 10 (6.21%) OOP
13 9 (5.59%) iOS Development
14 8 (4.97%) OO
14 8 (4.97%) OOD
14 8 (4.97%) Project Management
15 7 (4.35%) User Stories
15 7 (4.35%) Automated Testing
16 6 (3.73%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (60.87%) Java
2 67 (41.61%) JavaScript
3 46 (28.57%) Ruby
4 35 (21.74%) SQL
5 29 (18.01%) Python
6 25 (15.53%) C#
7 12 (7.45%) PHP
7 12 (7.45%) Clojure
8 11 (6.83%) Shell Script
9 10 (6.21%) Bash Shell
10 9 (5.59%) PowerShell
11 8 (4.97%) Scala
12 7 (4.35%) Objective-C
12 7 (4.35%) Perl
13 6 (3.73%) ActionScript
13 6 (3.73%) JPQL
14 5 (3.11%) Golang
14 5 (3.11%) CFML
14 5 (3.11%) T-SQL
14 5 (3.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (13.04%) Degree
2 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.24%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.24%) ISEB
3 2 (1.24%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.62%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.59%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.11%) vSphere
2 5 (3.11%) vCloud
3 2 (1.24%) Xen
3 2 (1.24%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.62%) HDFS
4 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.62%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 14 (8.70%) Puppet
1 14 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (8.70%) Ansible
2 3 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.86%) Oozie
3 1 (0.62%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.62%) yum
3 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (8.07%) Salesforce.com
1 13 (8.07%) Oracle
2 10 (6.21%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.97%) VMware
4 6 (3.73%) Google
4 6 (3.73%) HP
5 4 (2.48%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.48%) Apple
6 3 (1.86%) DigitalOcean
6 3 (1.86%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.86%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.86%) Perforce
6 3 (1.86%) Adobe
6 3 (1.86%) GigaSpaces
7 2 (1.24%) Zend
7 2 (1.24%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.24%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.24%) Sun
7 2 (1.24%) Mercator
7 2 (1.24%) SOASTA, Inc
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