The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 96 134 179
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +45
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1161 872 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.26% 1.72% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.22% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 553 417
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £311 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
Average hourly rate £47.00 £71.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.80% +71.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £71.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.40 £71.00 £71.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-33.80% +80.89%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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
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 Open Source within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +35 1082 £475 +11.76% 461
London +42 574 £500 +11.11% 237
South East 0 144 £355 -16.95% 44
Yorkshire +11 88 £463 -11.90% 36
West Yorkshire +8 70 £420 -25.00% 26
North East +14 68 £438 -2.77% 16
South West -3 66 £375 -6.25% 34
Leeds -3 64 £400 -28.57% 20
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 63 £431 -9.21% 16
Tyne and Wear +5 63 £431 -4.16% 16
Scotland +33 60 £400 +39.13% 25
City of London +22 53 £500 +5.26% 56
East of England +20 51 £463 +12.12% 25
Surrey +15 46 £425 -1.16% 11
North West -22 46 £425 +3.03% 30
Edinburgh +15 42 £415 +10.66% 11
West Midlands -31 31 £500 +19.61% 23
Essex +20 30 £438 -4.89% 7
Berkshire -8 26 £425 +2.40% 12
Bristol -23 25 £350 -15.15% 13
Reading +2 23 £425 +1.19% 7
Manchester -24 23 £400 +13.96% 18
Hampshire -24 21 £330 -26.66% 8
Wiltshire +12 18 £350 -3.44% 4
Egham - 17 £425 - 3
East Midlands -13 16 £513 +46.42% 14
West Sussex +21 15 £325 -
Glasgow +18 15 £395 +50.47% 14
Buckinghamshire +15 14 £355 +7.16% 4
Oxfordshire +9 12 £425 +19.29% 1

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Open Source 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 Open Source.

1 1309 (59.55%) Agile Software Development
2 892 (40.58%) Java
3 692 (31.48%) Linux
4 546 (24.84%) JavaScript
5 487 (22.16%) TDD
6 464 (21.11%) DevOps
7 438 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
8 436 (19.84%) Web Services
9 393 (17.88%) Python
10 386 (17.56%) Jenkins
11 382 (17.38%) Scrum
12 371 (16.88%) Git (software)
13 354 (16.11%) Puppet
14 352 (16.01%) SQL
15 344 (15.65%) HTML
16 326 (14.83%) MongoDB
17 321 (14.60%) NoSQL
18 297 (13.51%) Ruby
19 294 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
19 294 (13.38%) CSS
20 288 (13.10%) Configuration Management
21 281 (12.78%) Unix
22 270 (12.28%) REST
23 268 (12.19%) Finance
24 263 (11.97%) Node.js
25 262 (11.92%) OO
26 256 (11.65%) BDD
27 243 (11.06%) Security Cleared
28 242 (11.01%) AngularJS
29 232 (10.56%) Opscode Chef

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Open Source 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 Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 263 (11.97%) Node.js
2 204 (9.28%) Apache
3 114 (5.19%) Tomcat
4 83 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
5 78 (3.55%) nginx
6 75 (3.41%) Confluence
7 70 (3.18%) OpenStack
8 61 (2.78%) CMS
9 58 (2.64%) WebSphere
10 48 (2.18%) Apache Spark
11 46 (2.09%) Jetty
12 45 (2.05%) IIS
12 45 (2.05%) JBoss
13 42 (1.91%) Drupal
14 27 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
15 25 (1.14%) Apache Solr
16 24 (1.09%) SAS
17 23 (1.05%) Mule
18 22 (1.00%) WebLogic
19 20 (0.91%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 25 (1.14%) MS Excel
2 18 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 16 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.64%) MS Office
5 10 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.23%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.23%) HipChat
7 4 (0.18%) FrameMaker
7 4 (0.18%) RoboHelp
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
8 3 (0.14%) Weka
9 2 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.091%) SPSS
10 1 (0.045%) InDesign
10 1 (0.045%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (0.86%) Magento
2 6 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.18%) Odoo
4 3 (0.14%) BASE24
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.091%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.091%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.091%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.045%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 294 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (8.28%) GitHub
3 69 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
5 49 (2.23%) IaaS
6 47 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 45 (2.05%) PaaS
8 44 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (2.00%) SaaS
9 38 (1.73%) Google App Engine
10 13 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.59%) Office 365
11 12 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (0.36%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (0.32%) Force.com
15 6 (0.27%) Heroku
16 3 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 207 (9.42%) HTTP
2 162 (7.37%) TCP/IP
3 112 (5.10%) SSL
4 98 (4.46%) DNS
5 85 (3.87%) Internet
6 66 (3.00%) DHCP
7 56 (2.55%) FTP
8 44 (2.00%) Firewall
9 42 (1.91%) IPsec
10 38 (1.73%) LDAP
11 30 (1.36%) SAN
12 27 (1.23%) SSH
13 23 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
14 19 (0.86%) Intranet
14 19 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
14 19 (0.86%) LAN
15 17 (0.77%) SMTP
15 17 (0.77%) SNMP
15 17 (0.77%) VPN
16 16 (0.73%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (14.83%) MongoDB
2 321 (14.60%) NoSQL
3 222 (10.10%) MySQL
4 217 (9.87%) PostgreSQL
5 191 (8.69%) Big Data
6 144 (6.55%) Hadoop
7 136 (6.19%) Relational Database
8 123 (5.60%) SQL Server
9 78 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
10 73 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 68 (3.09%) GIS
12 67 (3.05%) Redis
13 41 (1.87%) Apache Hive
14 31 (1.41%) HBase
15 30 (1.36%) Oracle Database
15 30 (1.36%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.27%) Pentaho
17 25 (1.14%) KDB
18 24 (1.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
19 23 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 386 (17.56%) Jenkins
2 371 (16.88%) Git (software)
3 189 (8.60%) JIRA
4 157 (7.14%) Maven
5 155 (7.05%) Cucumber
6 153 (6.96%) Selenium
7 146 (6.64%) Subversion
8 97 (4.41%) JUnit
9 56 (2.55%) Gradle
10 50 (2.27%) Eclipse
11 46 (2.09%) Mockito
12 45 (2.05%) Hudson
13 39 (1.77%) JMeter
14 36 (1.64%) gulp
15 35 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
16 32 (1.46%) JBehave
17 29 (1.32%) TeamCity
18 28 (1.27%) RSpec
19 27 (1.23%) Mercurial
20 25 (1.14%) IntelliJ
General
1 268 (12.19%) Finance
2 91 (4.14%) Banking
3 60 (2.73%) Marketing
4 40 (1.82%) Publishing
4 40 (1.82%) Retail
5 38 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.23%) Law
8 23 (1.05%) Legal
9 17 (0.77%) Games
10 12 (0.55%) Front Office
11 11 (0.50%) Advertising
12 9 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.27%) Electronics
14 5 (0.23%) Billing
15 4 (0.18%) Automotive
15 4 (0.18%) Military
16 3 (0.14%) Back Office
17 2 (0.091%) French Language
18 1 (0.045%) German Language
Job Titles
1 879 (39.99%) Developer
2 314 (14.29%) Architect
3 280 (12.74%) Java Developer
4 195 (8.87%) Analyst
5 182 (8.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 150 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 121 (5.51%) Business Analyst
8 103 (4.69%) Senior Developer
9 98 (4.46%) Node.js Developer
10 96 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
11 74 (3.37%) Consultant
12 71 (3.23%) Technical Architect
13 67 (3.05%) Digital Analyst
14 66 (3.00%) Digital Business Analyst
15 63 (2.87%) Software Engineer
16 62 (2.82%) Agile Developer
17 61 (2.78%) Lead Developer
18 59 (2.68%) Digital Architect
18 59 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
19 58 (2.64%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (19.84%) Web Services
2 344 (15.65%) HTML
3 294 (13.38%) CSS
4 270 (12.28%) REST
5 242 (11.01%) AngularJS
6 224 (10.19%) .NET
7 212 (9.65%) Spring
8 208 (9.46%) JSON
9 199 (9.05%) HTML5
10 160 (7.28%) RESTful
11 158 (7.19%) XML
12 135 (6.14%) jQuery
13 130 (5.91%) J2EE
14 122 (5.55%) SOAP
15 113 (5.14%) Middleware
16 110 (5.00%) Hibernate
17 107 (4.87%) CSS3
18 69 (3.14%) LAMP
19 68 (3.09%) Sass
20 58 (2.64%) React
Miscellaneous
1 177 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (6.82%) User Experience
3 87 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 66 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 62 (2.82%) Visualisation
6 55 (2.50%) Algorithms
7 54 (2.46%) Data Centre
8 41 (1.87%) Social Media
9 33 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 29 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 24 (1.09%) Data Structures
12 24 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 23 (1.05%) Public Cloud
14 22 (1.00%) Data Integration
15 19 (0.86%) Blog
16 14 (0.64%) Clustering
16 14 (0.64%) PKI
17 13 (0.59%) Digital Media
18 11 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 692 (31.48%) Linux
2 281 (12.78%) Unix
3 188 (8.55%) Windows
4 77 (3.50%) CentOS
5 67 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (2.87%) Android
7 57 (2.59%) Solaris
8 54 (2.46%) Apple iOS
9 49 (2.23%) Ubuntu
10 48 (2.18%) Mac OS X
10 48 (2.18%) Windows Server
11 24 (1.09%) Mac OS
12 23 (1.05%) Debian
13 20 (0.91%) AIX
14 9 (0.41%) Mac OS X Server
14 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.36%) Fedora
15 8 (0.36%) Windows 7
15 8 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.32%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1309 (59.55%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (22.16%) TDD
3 464 (21.11%) DevOps
4 438 (19.93%) Continuous Integration
5 382 (17.38%) Scrum
6 288 (13.10%) Configuration Management
7 262 (11.92%) OO
8 256 (11.65%) BDD
9 184 (8.37%) SOA
10 172 (7.83%) Pair Programming
11 167 (7.60%) E-Commerce
12 166 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
13 164 (7.46%) Software Engineering
14 154 (7.01%) Analytics
15 150 (6.82%) SDLC
16 148 (6.73%) Web Development
17 141 (6.41%) Project Management
18 122 (5.55%) MVC
19 110 (5.00%) Microservices
19 110 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 892 (40.58%) Java
2 546 (24.84%) JavaScript
3 393 (17.88%) Python
4 352 (16.01%) SQL
5 297 (13.51%) Ruby
6 213 (9.69%) Scala
7 190 (8.64%) PHP
8 173 (7.87%) Perl
9 131 (5.96%) C++
10 130 (5.91%) Bash Shell
11 121 (5.51%) C#
12 60 (2.73%) Shell Script
13 54 (2.46%) C
14 50 (2.27%) Groovy
15 43 (1.96%) PowerShell
16 36 (1.64%) Go
17 28 (1.27%) R
18 24 (1.09%) PL/SQL
19 23 (1.05%) VB
20 20 (0.91%) AWK
Qualifications
1 243 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 136 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 113 (5.14%) Degree
4 36 (1.64%) DV Cleared
5 35 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (0.59%) ISEB
7 12 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.45%) MCSE
8 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.32%) RHCE
10 6 (0.27%) BC Cleared
10 6 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.27%) IBM AIX Certification
10 6 (0.27%) RHCA
11 5 (0.23%) CCNP
11 5 (0.23%) MCSA
11 5 (0.23%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.18%) CCNA
12 4 (0.18%) MCP
12 4 (0.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (6.87%) QA
2 59 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.50%) SDET
5 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.23%) WCAG
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.14%) ISO20022
6 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.14%) SLA
7 1 (0.045%) MiFID
7 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (6.92%) Docker
2 147 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.87%) Active Directory
4 40 (1.82%) Xen
5 35 (1.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 29 (1.32%) NFS
7 28 (1.27%) Hyper-V
8 24 (1.09%) vCloud
9 18 (0.82%) KVM
10 14 (0.64%) XenApp
11 12 (0.55%) Apache Flume
11 12 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.50%) HDFS
12 11 (0.50%) iptables
12 11 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (0.50%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.45%) Squid
14 9 (0.41%) Ceph
14 9 (0.41%) GPFS
14 9 (0.41%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 354 (16.11%) Puppet
2 232 (10.56%) Opscode Chef
3 110 (5.00%) Ansible
4 41 (1.87%) Nagios
5 35 (1.59%) ZABBIX
6 32 (1.46%) logstash
7 30 (1.36%) Salt
8 28 (1.27%) Kubernetes
9 23 (1.05%) Kibana
10 21 (0.96%) Cacti
11 19 (0.86%) Oozie
12 18 (0.82%) HAProxy
13 17 (0.77%) SCCM
14 16 (0.73%) CFEngine
15 15 (0.68%) Grafana
16 14 (0.64%) Uchiwa
17 13 (0.59%) WSUS
18 12 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
19 8 (0.36%) Ganglia
19 8 (0.36%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 219 (9.96%) VMware
2 168 (7.64%) Oracle
3 157 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 109 (4.96%) Red Hat
5 100 (4.55%) Google
6 55 (2.50%) Cisco
7 44 (2.00%) IBM
8 41 (1.87%) Atlassian
9 39 (1.77%) Adobe
9 39 (1.77%) HP
10 38 (1.73%) WSO2
11 35 (1.59%) Splunk
12 34 (1.55%) Rackspace
13 32 (1.46%) Tableau
14 29 (1.32%) ESRI
15 27 (1.23%) SaltStack
16 18 (0.82%) EMC
17 17 (0.77%) Dell
17 17 (0.77%) SOASTA, Inc
18 16 (0.73%) CA
South West London
Jagger Talent
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £296 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oxford Knight
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £20 - 35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, start 8 Feb
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-on-sea, Essex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum + travel + expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £350 to £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago