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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 92 156 151
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1336 848 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.40% 1.52% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 1.93% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 599 565
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £361
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -36.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -36.61%

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
45374 44011 42946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.60% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29986 27420 26807
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1279 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.82 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +57 1253 £480 +12.94% 346
London +67 625 £500 +3.09% 181
South East +74 197 £425 +13.33% 56
Yorkshire +12 111 £500 +50.37% 29
North West +17 105 £470 +10.58% 27
West Sussex +49 96 £425 - 4
Worthing - 80 £450 - 4
Scotland +33 73 £400 +3.22% 24
West Yorkshire +3 71 £500 +44.92% 20
City of London +7 68 £488 -2.50% 40
West Midlands -6 63 £410 +2.50% 16
Leeds -13 63 £500 +66.66% 18
North East -10 58 £450 +46.93% 7
Edinburgh +20 57 £400 - 10
Tyne and Wear -12 51 £450 +38.46% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 50 £450 +38.46% 6
East of England +25 44 £340 -20.00% 15
Shropshire -20 43 £453 +13.12% 3
Manchester +24 42 £425 -2.85% 17
South Yorkshire +27 36 £725 +190.00% 3
Berkshire +26 32 £420 +20.00% 20
Cheshire -6 32 £480 +12.94% 3
South West -15 32 £369 -13.23% 10
Telford -26 32 £415 +3.75% 3
Sheffield - 31 £725 - 3
Warrington +4 27 £500 +17.64% 1
Reading +18 23 £438 +2.94% 8
East Midlands -15 20 £700 +40.00% 2
Lancashire -6 19 £450 -3.74% 4
Hampshire -12 19 £300 -11.76% 7

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 1497 (60.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1060 (42.59%) Java
3 838 (33.67%) Linux
4 552 (22.18%) DevOps
5 549 (22.06%) JavaScript
6 525 (21.09%) Python
7 496 (19.93%) TDD
7 496 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
8 490 (19.69%) Scrum
9 480 (19.28%) Git (software)
10 462 (18.56%) HTML
11 455 (18.28%) Web Services
12 449 (18.04%) Puppet
13 416 (16.71%) Jenkins
14 404 (16.23%) Configuration Management
15 401 (16.11%) REST
16 383 (15.39%) CSS
17 377 (15.15%) MongoDB
18 371 (14.91%) SQL
19 370 (14.87%) Ruby
20 344 (13.82%) Spring
21 339 (13.62%) Finance
22 326 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
23 319 (12.82%) Oracle
24 318 (12.78%) Unix
25 317 (12.74%) NoSQL
26 312 (12.54%) JSON
27 301 (12.09%) HTTP
28 295 (11.85%) HTML5
29 291 (11.69%) Scala

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
1 244 (9.80%) Node.js
2 176 (7.07%) Apache
3 131 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 118 (4.74%) Confluence
5 88 (3.54%) OpenStack
6 64 (2.57%) nginx
7 62 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
8 58 (2.33%) SAS
9 56 (2.25%) GeoServer
9 56 (2.25%) JBoss
10 50 (2.01%) CMS
11 36 (1.45%) Apache Spark
12 33 (1.33%) WebSphere
13 30 (1.21%) Apache Solr
13 30 (1.21%) SharePoint
13 30 (1.21%) WebLogic
14 27 (1.08%) Drupal
14 27 (1.08%) IIS
15 26 (1.04%) Mule
16 24 (0.96%) Jetty
Applications
1 39 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 17 (0.68%) MS Office
3 11 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.36%) HipChat
4 9 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.20%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.16%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.16%) RoboHelp
6 4 (0.16%) Weka
7 2 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.080%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.080%) MS Project
7 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.080%) SPSS
8 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (0.72%) Magento
2 17 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.12%) BigMachines
7 3 (0.12%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.080%) Beauchamp
8 2 (0.080%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.080%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.040%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 326 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 195 (7.83%) GitHub
3 104 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 88 (3.54%) IaaS
5 66 (2.65%) SaaS
6 57 (2.29%) PaaS
7 37 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
8 36 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 26 (1.04%) Google App Engine
10 19 (0.76%) Google Analytics
11 18 (0.72%) Office 365
12 14 (0.56%) Amazon S3
13 13 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
14 9 (0.36%) Force.com
15 8 (0.32%) Heroku
16 7 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 5 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 301 (12.09%) HTTP
2 160 (6.43%) TCP/IP
3 108 (4.34%) SSL
4 102 (4.10%) DNS
5 71 (2.85%) Internet
6 67 (2.69%) Firewall
7 50 (2.01%) SAN
8 47 (1.89%) DHCP
9 39 (1.57%) LAN
10 36 (1.45%) VPN
11 32 (1.29%) FTP
11 32 (1.29%) WAN
12 27 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
13 24 (0.96%) SSH
14 22 (0.88%) IPsec
15 20 (0.80%) Network Security
16 19 (0.76%) LDAP
17 17 (0.68%) iSCSI
17 17 (0.68%) SMTP
18 16 (0.64%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (15.15%) MongoDB
2 317 (12.74%) NoSQL
3 281 (11.29%) MySQL
4 273 (10.97%) PostgreSQL
5 194 (7.79%) Relational Database
6 185 (7.43%) Big Data
7 133 (5.34%) Hadoop
8 111 (4.46%) SQL Server
9 96 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
10 88 (3.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 79 (3.17%) GIS
12 76 (3.05%) Apache Hive
13 64 (2.57%) HBase
14 52 (2.09%) Redis
15 50 (2.01%) Oracle Database
16 48 (1.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 47 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
18 44 (1.77%) Pentaho
19 41 (1.65%) RDBMS
20 31 (1.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 480 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 416 (16.71%) Jenkins
3 246 (9.88%) JIRA
4 184 (7.39%) Maven
5 176 (7.07%) Subversion
6 175 (7.03%) Cucumber
7 168 (6.75%) JUnit
8 159 (6.39%) Selenium
9 71 (2.85%) Gradle
10 53 (2.13%) Mockito
11 46 (1.85%) TeamCity
12 43 (1.73%) WebDriver
13 39 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 38 (1.53%) ERwin
14 38 (1.53%) Hudson
14 38 (1.53%) JBehave
15 35 (1.41%) Eclipse
15 35 (1.41%) JMeter
16 34 (1.37%) HP UFT
17 30 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 339 (13.62%) Finance
2 129 (5.18%) Banking
3 61 (2.45%) Marketing
4 59 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.01%) Retail
6 37 (1.49%) Law
7 32 (1.29%) Legal
8 30 (1.21%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.08%) Games
10 24 (0.96%) Publishing
11 21 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.64%) Front Office
13 11 (0.44%) Advertising
13 11 (0.44%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.36%) Electronics
15 6 (0.24%) Military
16 5 (0.20%) Back Office
16 5 (0.20%) Local Government
17 4 (0.16%) Billing
18 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 924 (37.12%) Developer
2 359 (14.42%) Architect
3 337 (13.54%) Java Developer
4 237 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 174 (6.99%) Analyst
6 135 (5.42%) Senior Developer
7 127 (5.10%) Scala Developer
8 113 (4.54%) JavaScript Developer
9 104 (4.18%) Business Analyst
10 100 (4.02%) Technical Architect
11 94 (3.78%) Linux Engineer
12 87 (3.50%) Consultant
13 86 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
14 84 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
15 83 (3.33%) Administrator
16 76 (3.05%) Agile Developer
17 75 (3.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 68 (2.73%) Java Scala Developer
19 67 (2.69%) Digital Architect
20 61 (2.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 462 (18.56%) HTML
2 455 (18.28%) Web Services
3 401 (16.11%) REST
4 383 (15.39%) CSS
5 344 (13.82%) Spring
6 312 (12.54%) JSON
7 295 (11.85%) HTML5
8 276 (11.09%) AngularJS
9 236 (9.48%) .NET
10 215 (8.64%) RESTful
11 211 (8.48%) CSS3
12 204 (8.20%) XML
13 142 (5.71%) Play Framework
14 137 (5.50%) SOAP
15 136 (5.46%) J2EE
16 132 (5.30%) Hibernate
17 126 (5.06%) Ajax
18 125 (5.02%) Middleware
19 123 (4.94%) jQuery
20 118 (4.74%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 180 (7.23%) User Experience
2 160 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (3.98%) Visualisation
4 88 (3.54%) Mobile App
5 73 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 70 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 63 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 54 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 52 (2.09%) Algorithms
10 37 (1.49%) Social Media
11 33 (1.33%) Data Integration
12 30 (1.21%) Blog
13 28 (1.12%) Private Cloud
14 23 (0.92%) CESG
15 21 (0.84%) Wiki
16 20 (0.80%) Data Structures
17 16 (0.64%) HACMP
17 16 (0.64%) iPad
18 12 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 11 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 838 (33.67%) Linux
2 318 (12.78%) Unix
3 255 (10.25%) Windows
4 76 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 67 (2.69%) CentOS
6 63 (2.53%) Windows Server
7 57 (2.29%) Mac OS X
8 48 (1.93%) Android
9 44 (1.77%) Ubuntu
10 41 (1.65%) Solaris
11 36 (1.45%) Apple iOS
12 31 (1.25%) AIX
13 30 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (0.96%) CoreOS
15 23 (0.92%) Debian
16 12 (0.48%) Windows 7
16 12 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (0.44%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
18 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1497 (60.14%) Agile Software Development
2 552 (22.18%) DevOps
3 496 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
3 496 (19.93%) TDD
4 490 (19.69%) Scrum
5 404 (16.23%) Configuration Management
6 288 (11.57%) OO
7 245 (9.84%) BDD
8 194 (7.79%) Web Development
9 190 (7.63%) SOA
10 187 (7.51%) Microservices
11 172 (6.91%) Continuous Delivery
12 167 (6.71%) Pair Programming
13 157 (6.31%) Automated Testing
14 154 (6.19%) Analytics
15 153 (6.15%) High Availability
16 147 (5.91%) SDLC
17 144 (5.79%) E-Commerce
18 143 (5.75%) Mentoring
18 143 (5.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1060 (42.59%) Java
2 549 (22.06%) JavaScript
3 525 (21.09%) Python
4 371 (14.91%) SQL
5 370 (14.87%) Ruby
6 291 (11.69%) Scala
7 188 (7.55%) C#
8 172 (6.91%) PHP
9 157 (6.31%) Bash Shell
10 155 (6.23%) Perl
11 143 (5.75%) C++
12 104 (4.18%) Shell Script
13 90 (3.62%) PowerShell
14 75 (3.01%) C
14 75 (3.01%) Groovy
15 58 (2.33%) Go
16 39 (1.57%) Clojure
17 29 (1.17%) R
18 27 (1.08%) VB
19 26 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 290 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 155 (6.23%) SC Cleared
3 141 (5.66%) Degree
4 64 (2.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 44 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 22 (0.88%) ISEB
7 16 (0.64%) IBM AIX Certification
7 16 (0.64%) ISTQB
7 16 (0.64%) RHCE
8 15 (0.60%) RHCA
9 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.40%) BC Cleared
10 10 (0.40%) MCSE
11 7 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.24%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.20%) CCNA
13 5 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.20%) CISSP
13 5 (0.20%) MCSA
13 5 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (7.15%) QA
2 70 (2.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.40%) SDET
4 9 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.28%) COBIT
6 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.16%) WCAG
8 3 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.12%) SLA
9 1 (0.040%) GPG13
9 1 (0.040%) MiFID
System Software
1 220 (8.84%) Docker
2 156 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 58 (2.33%) Active Directory
5 33 (1.33%) NFS
6 25 (1.00%) Ceph
6 25 (1.00%) vSphere
7 20 (0.80%) KVM
7 20 (0.80%) vCloud
8 19 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.72%) GlusterFS
9 18 (0.72%) iptables
9 18 (0.72%) Xen
10 17 (0.68%) VMware ESX
11 16 (0.64%) GPFS
12 15 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 15 (0.60%) HDFS
13 12 (0.48%) XenApp
14 11 (0.44%) Sendmail
14 11 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 449 (18.04%) Puppet
2 250 (10.04%) Opscode Chef
3 150 (6.03%) Ansible
4 68 (2.73%) Nagios
5 53 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 53 (2.13%) logstash
6 34 (1.37%) HAProxy
7 32 (1.29%) Kibana
7 32 (1.29%) ZABBIX
8 31 (1.25%) Salt
9 28 (1.12%) Cacti
10 25 (1.00%) Graphite
11 24 (0.96%) Terraform
12 22 (0.88%) Packer
13 21 (0.84%) Grafana
13 21 (0.84%) SCCM
13 21 (0.84%) Uchiwa
14 14 (0.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 13 (0.52%) Oozie
16 12 (0.48%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 319 (12.82%) Oracle
2 233 (9.36%) VMware
3 193 (7.75%) Microsoft
4 168 (6.75%) Google
5 149 (5.99%) Red Hat
6 87 (3.50%) HP
7 69 (2.77%) Cisco
8 60 (2.41%) IBM
9 57 (2.29%) Tableau
10 51 (2.05%) CA
11 41 (1.65%) Atlassian
11 41 (1.65%) Informatica
12 39 (1.57%) Adobe
13 38 (1.53%) Rackspace
14 34 (1.37%) ESRI
15 31 (1.25%) EMC
15 31 (1.25%) WSO2
16 28 (1.12%) Citrix
17 27 (1.08%) SaltStack
18 25 (1.00%) Splunk
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £65,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Pertemps IT
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Knight Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Searchability
Rate: EXCELLENT rATE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Searchability
Rate: EXCELLENT RATE
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: / day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £600 per day Depending on Experience.
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £565 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago