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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GitHub
Rank 443 524 476
Rank change year-on-year
+81 -48
Contract jobs citing GitHub 163 62 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.17% 2.91% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 35 86
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £630 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £340
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -19.11%
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
3153 2132 1265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.72% 3.97% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2063 1380 854
Average daily rate £400 £410 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +40.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 37
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -38.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £32.00 £44.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+50.81% -52.34%

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 2 July 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 27 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 2 July 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
(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 +73 150 £375 -6.25% 49
London +48 99 £375 -25.00% 34
West Yorkshire - 18 £360 - 1
Yorkshire - 18 £360 - 2
Leeds - 13 £360 - 1
Wales - 12 £350 - 1
City of London -4 11 £325 -40.90% 10
South East -15 11 £350 - 4
Isleworth - 9 £325 -
Lincoln - 8 £425 -
Lincolnshire - 8 £425 -
East Midlands - 8 £425 - 2
East of England -1 7 £376 - 2
Suffolk - 7 £376 -
Berkshire +11 5 £430 - 1
West Midlands +5 5 £375 +36.36% 3
Ipswich - 5 £400 -
Slough - 4 £459 -
Hampshire - 3 £350 -
Birmingham - 3 £389 -
South West +1 2 £375 +93.54%
Middlesex - 2 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire +2 1 £250 - 1
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Gloucester - 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £250 -

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 172 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (46.99%) Java
3 124 (46.62%) JavaScript
4 115 (43.23%) HTML
5 97 (36.47%) CSS
6 96 (36.09%) Git (software)
7 65 (24.44%) Ruby
8 63 (23.68%) HTML5
9 62 (23.31%) Scrum
10 61 (22.93%) Jenkins
11 60 (22.56%) Linux
12 58 (21.80%) jQuery
13 57 (21.43%) MySQL
14 55 (20.68%) TDD
15 49 (18.42%) SQL
16 43 (16.17%) Web Services
17 42 (15.79%) Subversion
17 42 (15.79%) JSON
18 40 (15.04%) Python
18 40 (15.04%) REST
19 39 (14.66%) AngularJS
20 38 (14.29%) Cucumber
20 38 (14.29%) PHP
21 37 (13.91%) MVC
21 37 (13.91%) CSS3
22 35 (13.16%) SQL Server
22 35 (13.16%) Spring
23 33 (12.41%) JIRA
23 33 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
23 33 (12.41%) Sass

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 29 (10.90%) Node.js
2 22 (8.27%) CMS
3 17 (6.39%) Umbraco
4 14 (5.26%) Mule
5 12 (4.51%) Confluence
5 12 (4.51%) Apache
5 12 (4.51%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (4.51%) Mule ESB
6 6 (2.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.26%) JBoss
7 4 (1.50%) Drupal
8 3 (1.13%) Apache Solr
8 3 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.75%) nginx
9 2 (0.75%) WordPress
9 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.75%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.38%) GlassFish
Applications
1 25 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.14%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.13%) InDesign
3 3 (1.13%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.51%) SaaS
3 3 (1.13%) PaaS
3 3 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.75%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.75%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.38%) Heroku
5 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.63%) HTTP
2 3 (1.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.75%) SSL
3 2 (0.75%) SSH
3 2 (0.75%) iBeacon
4 1 (0.38%) AMQP
4 1 (0.38%) DMZ
4 1 (0.38%) Internet
4 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.43%) MySQL
2 35 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 29 (10.90%) MongoDB
4 19 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 14 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (4.51%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.26%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.88%) Big Data
9 4 (1.50%) Redis
10 3 (1.13%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.13%) RavenDB
10 3 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.13%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.75%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 96 (36.09%) Git (software)
2 61 (22.93%) Jenkins
3 42 (15.79%) Subversion
4 38 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 33 (12.41%) JIRA
6 27 (10.15%) Maven
7 24 (9.02%) JUnit
8 16 (6.02%) GitLab
9 14 (5.26%) Grunt
9 14 (5.26%) Jasmine
10 12 (4.51%) Bitbucket
10 12 (4.51%) Eclipse
11 11 (4.14%) Selenium
11 11 (4.14%) NUnit
12 10 (3.76%) Gradle
13 9 (3.38%) Xcode
14 8 (3.01%) TeamCity
14 8 (3.01%) Spock
15 7 (2.63%) JSHint
15 7 (2.63%) Geb
General
1 17 (6.39%) Finance
2 16 (6.02%) Marketing
3 7 (2.63%) Publishing
4 6 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.50%) Automotive
6 3 (1.13%) Banking
6 3 (1.13%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 196 (73.68%) Developer
2 54 (20.30%) Java Developer
3 29 (10.90%) Front-End Developer
4 23 (8.65%) Web Developer
5 20 (7.52%) PHP Developer
6 16 (6.02%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 10 (3.76%) Umbraco Developer
7 10 (3.76%) Architect
8 9 (3.38%) Administrator
9 8 (3.01%) Android Developer
9 8 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (2.63%) iOS Developer
10 7 (2.63%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.26%) QA Engineer
11 6 (2.26%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.26%) MuleSoft Developer
12 5 (1.88%) Analyst
12 5 (1.88%) Test Analyst
12 5 (1.88%) Front-End Web Developer
12 5 (1.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (43.23%) HTML
2 97 (36.47%) CSS
3 63 (23.68%) HTML5
4 58 (21.80%) jQuery
5 43 (16.17%) Web Services
6 42 (15.79%) JSON
7 40 (15.04%) REST
8 39 (14.66%) AngularJS
9 37 (13.91%) CSS3
10 35 (13.16%) Spring
11 33 (12.41%) Sass
12 28 (10.53%) Ajax
13 26 (9.77%) SOAP
14 23 (8.65%) .NET
14 23 (8.65%) RESTful
14 23 (8.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (7.52%) Spring Boot
16 19 (7.14%) JSP
16 19 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
17 17 (6.39%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.52%) User Experience
2 19 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 11 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.14%) Computer Science
3 11 (4.14%) Digital Media
4 8 (3.01%) Wiki
5 7 (2.63%) W3C
6 4 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.13%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.13%) iPad
8 2 (0.75%) Blog
8 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.38%) BBC
9 1 (0.38%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.38%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.56%) Linux
2 21 (7.89%) Windows
3 19 (7.14%) Android
4 18 (6.77%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.63%) UNIX
7 6 (2.26%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.50%) CentOS
9 3 (1.13%) Scientific Linux
9 3 (1.13%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.13%) SUSE
10 2 (0.75%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) AIX
11 1 (0.38%) HPUX
11 1 (0.38%) Fedora
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (64.66%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (23.31%) Scrum
3 55 (20.68%) TDD
4 37 (13.91%) MVC
5 33 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (12.41%) Open Source
6 26 (9.77%) Web Development
7 24 (9.02%) DevOps
8 23 (8.65%) BDD
9 22 (8.27%) API Development
10 19 (7.14%) User Stories
10 19 (7.14%) SOA
11 17 (6.39%) E-Commerce
12 16 (6.02%) Content Management
12 16 (6.02%) Microservices
13 15 (5.64%) Unit Testing
14 13 (4.89%) Change Management
15 12 (4.51%) Android Development
16 11 (4.14%) Software Engineering
17 10 (3.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (46.99%) Java
2 124 (46.62%) JavaScript
3 65 (24.44%) Ruby
4 49 (18.42%) SQL
5 40 (15.04%) Python
6 38 (14.29%) PHP
7 19 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 18 (6.77%) C#
8 18 (6.77%) Bash Shell
9 16 (6.02%) Scala
10 6 (2.26%) Clojure
10 6 (2.26%) C++
11 5 (1.88%) Perl
11 5 (1.88%) Groovy
12 4 (1.50%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.13%) Fortran
13 3 (1.13%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.13%) Haskell
13 3 (1.13%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.02%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.26%) Degree
4 5 (1.88%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.50%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.64%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) SLA
3 1 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (4.89%) Docker
2 7 (2.63%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.13%) QEMU
4 3 (1.13%) Apache Flume
4 3 (1.13%) KVM
5 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) Varnish
5 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 26 (9.77%) Puppet
2 17 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (5.26%) Vagrant
4 12 (4.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (3.38%) CloudHub
6 7 (2.63%) Ansible
7 5 (1.88%) Salt
8 3 (1.13%) Oozie
9 1 (0.38%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.38%) yum
9 1 (0.38%) logstash
9 1 (0.38%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 11 (4.14%) Adobe
1 11 (4.14%) Zend
1 11 (4.14%) Salesforce.com
1 11 (4.14%) MuleSoft
2 9 (3.38%) VMware
3 6 (2.26%) Atlassian
3 6 (2.26%) Red Hat
4 4 (1.50%) Google
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle
5 3 (1.13%) Sun
5 3 (1.13%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.13%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.75%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.38%) GigaSpaces
7 1 (0.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.38%) Perforce
7 1 (0.38%) Riverbed
7 1 (0.38%) Splunk
7 1 (0.38%) Rackspace
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