The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
UK
Rank 81 106 124
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +18
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1223 1089 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.73% 2.14% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.33% 2.62% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 749 575
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 2
Median hourly rate £46.00 £46.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% +11.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £43.30 £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.30 £65.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £46.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-14.51% +11.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36765 41589 39944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.75% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24383 26919 25819
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1211 1063
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.34 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source within the UK.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source within the UK.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Open Source
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Open Source Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Open Source
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 1153 £475 - 352
London +15 574 £525 +5.00% 173
North East +14 123 £359 -22.43% 5
Tyne and Wear +7 119 £359 -20.27% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 118 £363 -19.44% 4
South East +2 115 £435 +10.47% 51
Yorkshire +13 85 £520 +29.87% 27
City of London +21 77 £525 +5.00% 43
West Midlands +33 72 £450 -18.18% 13
North West +25 64 £428 +0.58% 25
West Yorkshire +7 60 £493 +23.12% 20
Leeds +8 59 £493 +23.12% 16
East of England +8 56 £455 -13.33% 22
South West +6 44 £400 +5.96% 33
Hampshire +30 33 £435 +31.81% 10
Wales +32 31 £500 +31.57% 2
Scotland +2 31 £400 - 13
Edinburgh +6 26 £413 -4.62% 10
Berkshire +7 25 £488 +14.70% 12
Essex -4 25 £465 -9.21% 5
Sheffield +10 23 £538 +19.44% 2
South Yorkshire +7 23 £538 +19.44% 2
Shropshire +29 21 £458 -16.81% 3
Manchester +9 20 £540 +35.00% 18
Surrey -12 20 £425 - 12
Coventry -11 19 £506 - 1
West Sussex +17 18 £428 +31.80% 3
West Wales +1 18 £475 - 1
Swansea -1 18 £475 - 1
Devon +27 17 £433 - 3

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Open Source.

1 1621 (57.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1240 (44.07%) Java
3 933 (33.16%) Linux
4 726 (25.80%) DevOps
5 721 (25.62%) Python
6 672 (23.88%) Jenkins
7 666 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
8 640 (22.74%) JavaScript
9 576 (20.47%) Web Services
9 576 (20.47%) Scrum
10 569 (20.22%) TDD
11 552 (19.62%) HTML
12 525 (18.66%) Git (software)
13 516 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
14 466 (16.56%) Ruby
15 458 (16.28%) MongoDB
16 454 (16.13%) CSS
17 438 (15.57%) Configuration Management
18 425 (15.10%) Puppet
19 414 (14.71%) REST
20 409 (14.53%) SQL
21 406 (14.43%) Security Cleared
22 379 (13.47%) NoSQL
23 368 (13.08%) Finance
24 347 (12.33%) JIRA
25 346 (12.30%) PostgreSQL
26 343 (12.19%) BDD
27 339 (12.05%) Spring
28 334 (11.87%) Scala
29 322 (11.44%) HTML5

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 239 (8.49%) Apache
2 231 (8.21%) Confluence
3 163 (5.79%) Tomcat
4 131 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
5 123 (4.37%) Apache Spark
5 123 (4.37%) nginx
6 106 (3.77%) JBoss
7 99 (3.52%) WebSphere
8 66 (2.35%) Apache Pig
9 64 (2.27%) OpenStack
10 52 (1.85%) IIS
11 47 (1.67%) WebLogic
12 45 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 44 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 44 (1.56%) Apache Solr
14 36 (1.28%) GeoServer
14 36 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
15 33 (1.17%) CMS
15 33 (1.17%) SAS
16 32 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 101 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 63 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (0.32%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.28%) SPSS
5 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.14%) HipChat
5 4 (0.14%) MS Office
6 3 (0.11%) Pixelmator
6 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.071%) GIMP
8 1 (0.036%) MS Project
8 1 (0.036%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.036%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 37 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
3 28 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 26 (0.92%) Magento
5 25 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
7 14 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.036%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.036%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 516 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
2 251 (8.92%) PaaS
3 219 (7.78%) IaaS
4 205 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 202 (7.18%) SaaS
6 163 (5.79%) GitHub
7 61 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 54 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
9 32 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 31 (1.10%) Amazon S3
11 27 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (0.89%) Heroku
13 21 (0.75%) Slack
14 19 (0.68%) Office 365
15 17 (0.60%) Google Analytics
16 16 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
17 15 (0.53%) Google App Engine
17 15 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 13 (0.46%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 263 (9.35%) HTTP
2 201 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 150 (5.33%) SSL
4 85 (3.02%) DNS
5 79 (2.81%) Internet
6 61 (2.17%) Firewall
7 47 (1.67%) DHCP
7 47 (1.67%) VPN
8 43 (1.53%) LDAP
9 40 (1.42%) WAN
10 36 (1.28%) LAN
11 32 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 29 (1.03%) Kerberos
13 24 (0.85%) SAN
14 19 (0.68%) VoIP
15 18 (0.64%) IPsec
16 17 (0.60%) FTP
17 16 (0.57%) Network Security
17 16 (0.57%) SMS
17 16 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (16.28%) MongoDB
2 379 (13.47%) NoSQL
3 346 (12.30%) PostgreSQL
4 285 (10.13%) MySQL
5 278 (9.88%) Big Data
6 237 (8.42%) Relational Database
7 221 (7.85%) Hadoop
8 152 (5.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 123 (4.37%) SQL Server
10 83 (2.95%) Apache Hive
11 82 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
11 82 (2.91%) Oracle Database
12 72 (2.56%) Redis
13 69 (2.45%) HBase
14 38 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
15 37 (1.31%) RDBMS
16 34 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
17 29 (1.03%) Sqoop
18 28 (1.00%) DB2
19 24 (0.85%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 672 (23.88%) Jenkins
2 525 (18.66%) Git (software)
3 347 (12.33%) JIRA
4 256 (9.10%) Cucumber
5 249 (8.85%) Selenium
6 203 (7.21%) Subversion
7 193 (6.86%) Maven
8 136 (4.83%) JUnit
9 130 (4.62%) Gradle
10 100 (3.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 87 (3.09%) Vagrant
12 64 (2.27%) WebDriver
13 63 (2.24%) Ant
13 63 (2.24%) TeamCity
14 61 (2.17%) Eclipse
15 60 (2.13%) JBehave
16 59 (2.10%) Travis CI
17 54 (1.92%) Hudson
18 52 (1.85%) gulp
19 51 (1.81%) Mercurial
General
1 368 (13.08%) Finance
2 170 (6.04%) Banking
3 77 (2.74%) Marketing
4 62 (2.20%) Retail
5 48 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 45 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.28%) Legal
8 33 (1.17%) Electronics
8 33 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.03%) Publishing
10 22 (0.78%) Games
11 17 (0.60%) Advertising
12 14 (0.50%) Front Office
13 10 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.28%) Law
15 5 (0.18%) Back Office
16 4 (0.14%) Automotive
16 4 (0.14%) Billing
16 4 (0.14%) Military
16 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1041 (36.99%) Developer
2 390 (13.86%) Java Developer
3 370 (13.15%) Architect
4 262 (9.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 190 (6.75%) Analyst
6 156 (5.54%) JavaScript Developer
7 129 (4.58%) Senior Developer
8 110 (3.91%) Technical Architect
9 107 (3.80%) Scala Developer
9 107 (3.80%) Software Engineer
10 105 (3.73%) Business Analyst
11 93 (3.30%) Agile Developer
12 87 (3.09%) Administrator
13 83 (2.95%) Linux Engineer
14 79 (2.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 79 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
15 76 (2.70%) Java Engineer
16 75 (2.67%) Node.js Developer
17 73 (2.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 72 (2.56%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 576 (20.47%) Web Services
2 552 (19.62%) HTML
3 454 (16.13%) CSS
4 414 (14.71%) REST
5 339 (12.05%) Spring
6 322 (11.44%) HTML5
7 312 (11.09%) RESTful
8 308 (10.95%) AngularJS
9 265 (9.42%) JSON
10 263 (9.35%) Node.js
11 247 (8.78%) CSS3
12 213 (7.57%) .NET
13 211 (7.50%) XML
14 159 (5.65%) J2EE
15 145 (5.15%) Hibernate
16 139 (4.94%) Django
17 137 (4.87%) Play Framework
18 118 (4.19%) React
19 114 (4.05%) SOAP
20 97 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 196 (6.97%) User Experience
2 157 (5.58%) Computer Science
3 145 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 68 (2.42%) Virtual Team
5 59 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
6 58 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 48 (1.71%) Visualisation
8 41 (1.46%) Data Integration
8 41 (1.46%) Social Media
9 40 (1.42%) Algorithms
10 38 (1.35%) Public Cloud
11 36 (1.28%) Mathematics
11 36 (1.28%) Mobile App
12 31 (1.10%) Economics
12 31 (1.10%) NHS
13 30 (1.07%) Data Structures
14 29 (1.03%) Clustering
15 28 (1.00%) PKI
16 27 (0.96%) Tandem
17 25 (0.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 933 (33.16%) Linux
2 310 (11.02%) Windows
3 292 (10.38%) Unix
4 155 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (2.24%) Ubuntu
6 62 (2.20%) CentOS
7 61 (2.17%) AIX
8 58 (2.06%) Windows Server
9 47 (1.67%) Android
10 46 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 45 (1.60%) Windows XP
12 40 (1.42%) Windows 2000
13 27 (0.96%) Solaris
14 23 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.64%) CoreOS
17 16 (0.57%) Debian
18 15 (0.53%) Windows 7
19 13 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
20 9 (0.32%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1621 (57.60%) Agile Software Development
2 726 (25.80%) DevOps
3 666 (23.67%) Continuous Integration
4 576 (20.47%) Scrum
5 569 (20.22%) TDD
6 438 (15.57%) Configuration Management
7 343 (12.19%) BDD
8 289 (10.27%) Microservices
9 274 (9.74%) Software Engineering
10 270 (9.59%) OO
11 263 (9.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 240 (8.53%) High Availability
13 229 (8.14%) Kanban
14 208 (7.39%) ITIL
15 180 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 176 (6.25%) Change Management
17 169 (6.01%) Automated Testing
18 163 (5.79%) Data Management
19 159 (5.65%) SOA
20 156 (5.54%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1240 (44.07%) Java
2 721 (25.62%) Python
3 640 (22.74%) JavaScript
4 466 (16.56%) Ruby
5 409 (14.53%) SQL
6 334 (11.87%) Scala
7 178 (6.33%) PHP
8 161 (5.72%) Bash Shell
9 149 (5.29%) C#
10 146 (5.19%) Perl
11 108 (3.84%) C
12 89 (3.16%) C++
13 87 (3.09%) Groovy
14 79 (2.81%) Shell Script
15 72 (2.56%) Go
16 64 (2.27%) PowerShell
17 59 (2.10%) R
18 30 (1.07%) PL/SQL
19 27 (0.96%) Clojure
20 17 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 406 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 265 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 203 (7.21%) Degree
4 83 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 60 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.00%) CISSP
7 25 (0.89%) ISEB
8 23 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (0.71%) ISTQB
11 19 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.68%) MCSE
12 18 (0.64%) CHECK Team Member
13 17 (0.60%) SANS
14 14 (0.50%) CCNP
14 14 (0.50%) MCSA
14 14 (0.50%) PhD
15 13 (0.46%) CCNA
15 13 (0.46%) RHCE
16 12 (0.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (6.15%) QA
2 93 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 40 (1.42%) SLA
4 23 (0.82%) SDET
5 15 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.36%) WCAG
7 8 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.18%) HL7
9 5 (0.18%) RMADS
10 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.11%) WAI
11 2 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.071%) EMIR
11 2 (0.071%) GCP
11 2 (0.071%) MiFID
12 1 (0.036%) CDISC
12 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.036%) SAS 70
System Software
1 307 (10.91%) Docker
2 105 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (2.45%) Active Directory
4 67 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (1.42%) HDFS
6 33 (1.17%) Apache Flume
7 28 (1.00%) KVM
8 23 (0.82%) Xen
9 22 (0.78%) vCloud
10 21 (0.75%) vSphere
11 18 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 18 (0.64%) Hyper-V
11 18 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.50%) iptables
12 14 (0.50%) Snort
12 14 (0.50%) Squid
12 14 (0.50%) VirtualBox
12 14 (0.50%) XenServer
13 11 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 425 (15.10%) Puppet
2 322 (11.44%) Ansible
3 282 (10.02%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (2.70%) Kibana
5 70 (2.49%) logstash
5 70 (2.49%) Salt
6 62 (2.20%) Terraform
7 52 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
8 48 (1.71%) Nagios
9 45 (1.60%) Kubernetes
10 39 (1.39%) Grafana
11 36 (1.28%) Graphite
12 26 (0.92%) Oozie
13 22 (0.78%) HAProxy
14 18 (0.64%) Ambari
15 14 (0.50%) Oracle ZFS
15 14 (0.50%) SCCM
16 12 (0.43%) Cacti
16 12 (0.43%) QRadar
17 11 (0.39%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 291 (10.34%) Oracle
2 202 (7.18%) Microsoft
3 163 (5.79%) Red Hat
4 144 (5.12%) VMware
5 95 (3.38%) IBM
6 92 (3.27%) Google
7 77 (2.74%) Splunk
8 61 (2.17%) Atlassian
9 53 (1.88%) Adobe
10 47 (1.67%) Cisco
11 45 (1.60%) Hortonworks
12 42 (1.49%) Zend
13 38 (1.35%) Cloudera
14 37 (1.31%) MuleSoft
15 36 (1.28%) ESRI
16 34 (1.21%) Rackspace
17 30 (1.07%) SAP
18 23 (0.82%) Talend
19 22 (0.78%) SaltStack
20 21 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
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