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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
UK
Rank 78 95 139
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +44
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1272 1177 869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.84% 2.26% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.43% 2.74% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 763 540
Median daily rate £478 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.22% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 1
Median hourly rate £47.00 £33.75 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.25% -52.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.46%

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
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +17 1200 £488 +4.27% 388
London +16 595 £525 +5.00% 216
South East +7 146 £475 +29.69% 34
North East +4 100 £400 -5.88% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 99 £400 -5.88% 7
Tyne and Wear +6 99 £400 -5.88% 7
Yorkshire +36 91 £510 +3.50% 26
City of London +44 82 £525 +5.00% 50
West Midlands +40 80 £460 +15.00% 8
North West +47 71 £450 +5.88% 29
West Yorkshire +23 64 £493 +3.68% 16
Leeds +15 61 £489 +0.25% 12
East of England +9 54 £485 +10.85% 32
South West -17 48 £410 +9.33% 26
West Sussex +1 36 £488 +30.00% 4
Scotland -15 35 £350 -8.49% 9
Hampshire +9 31 £435 +31.81% 11
Surrey -3 31 £425 +6.25% 3
Manchester +15 29 £450 +5.88% 19
Essex +4 29 £495 +13.14% 9
Shropshire +26 26 £453 -0.54% 1
Sheffield +18 25 £525 +10.52%
South Yorkshire +17 25 £525 +10.52% 1
Devon +21 23 £490 - 3
Berkshire +3 22 £500 +25.00% 9
Telford +31 20 £453 +13.12% 1
Wales +29 20 £488 +28.28% 2
Edinburgh -11 20 £413 +10.00% 5
Birmingham +14 18 £475 +18.75% 2
Reading +4 17 £500 +21.95% 6

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1561 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1239 (45.53%) Java
3 952 (34.99%) Linux
4 779 (28.63%) DevOps
5 727 (26.72%) Python
6 714 (26.24%) Jenkins
7 636 (23.37%) Continuous Integration
8 578 (21.24%) JavaScript
9 568 (20.87%) Git (software)
10 517 (19.00%) TDD
11 504 (18.52%) Scrum
12 499 (18.34%) HTML
13 496 (18.23%) Web Services
14 485 (17.82%) Configuration Management
15 479 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
16 462 (16.98%) MongoDB
17 458 (16.83%) Puppet
18 431 (15.84%) Ruby
19 418 (15.36%) CSS
19 418 (15.36%) REST
20 411 (15.10%) Security Cleared
21 394 (14.48%) SQL
22 370 (13.60%) NoSQL
23 366 (13.45%) Finance
24 359 (13.19%) Spring
25 356 (13.08%) JIRA
26 347 (12.75%) Unix
27 345 (12.68%) Ansible
28 344 (12.64%) Scala
29 318 (11.69%) Windows

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
1 250 (9.19%) Apache
2 243 (8.93%) Confluence
3 193 (7.09%) Tomcat
4 138 (5.07%) nginx
5 131 (4.81%) Apache Spark
6 122 (4.48%) WebSphere
7 114 (4.19%) JBoss
8 109 (4.01%) Elasticsearch
9 82 (3.01%) WebLogic
10 68 (2.50%) IIS
11 66 (2.43%) Apache Pig
12 61 (2.24%) OpenStack
13 48 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 45 (1.65%) Apache Solr
15 42 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
16 39 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 37 (1.36%) CMS
18 36 (1.32%) Oracle Application Server
19 35 (1.29%) Jetty
20 33 (1.21%) SAS
Applications
1 114 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 60 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (0.44%) SPSS
4 4 (0.15%) MS Office
4 4 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.074%) HipChat
6 2 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.037%) MS Project
7 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 37 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
6 10 (0.37%) Magento
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.074%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.074%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.037%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.037%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.037%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 479 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
2 247 (9.08%) PaaS
3 214 (7.86%) IaaS
4 206 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 199 (7.31%) SaaS
6 141 (5.18%) GitHub
7 66 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
8 51 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
9 41 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (0.99%) Google App Engine
11 25 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (0.92%) Slack
12 23 (0.85%) Trello
13 21 (0.77%) Amazon S3
13 21 (0.77%) Google Analytics
13 21 (0.77%) Heroku
14 20 (0.74%) Office 365
15 16 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 293 (10.77%) HTTP
2 235 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 176 (6.47%) SSL
4 96 (3.53%) DNS
5 83 (3.05%) Internet
6 72 (2.65%) Firewall
7 54 (1.98%) DHCP
8 52 (1.91%) VPN
9 48 (1.76%) WAN
10 45 (1.65%) LDAP
11 44 (1.62%) LAN
12 36 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
13 30 (1.10%) FTP
13 30 (1.10%) IPsec
13 30 (1.10%) Kerberos
14 24 (0.88%) VoIP
15 20 (0.74%) Network Security
16 19 (0.70%) SAN
17 18 (0.66%) Wireless
18 14 (0.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (16.98%) MongoDB
2 370 (13.60%) NoSQL
3 315 (11.58%) PostgreSQL
4 300 (11.03%) Big Data
5 260 (9.56%) MySQL
6 239 (8.78%) Relational Database
7 228 (8.38%) Hadoop
8 164 (6.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 126 (4.63%) SQL Server
10 89 (3.27%) Apache Hive
11 78 (2.87%) Redis
12 71 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
13 68 (2.50%) Oracle Database
14 65 (2.39%) HBase
15 43 (1.58%) RDBMS
16 38 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
17 34 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
18 30 (1.10%) Sqoop
19 28 (1.03%) DB2
20 21 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 714 (26.24%) Jenkins
2 568 (20.87%) Git (software)
3 356 (13.08%) JIRA
4 246 (9.04%) Selenium
5 242 (8.89%) Cucumber
6 205 (7.53%) Subversion
7 177 (6.50%) Maven
8 150 (5.51%) JUnit
9 121 (4.45%) Gradle
10 96 (3.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 76 (2.79%) Ant
12 70 (2.57%) TeamCity
12 70 (2.57%) WebDriver
13 62 (2.28%) Vagrant
14 59 (2.17%) JBehave
14 59 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
15 58 (2.13%) gulp
16 54 (1.98%) SoapUI
17 53 (1.95%) Hudson
17 53 (1.95%) Travis CI
General
1 366 (13.45%) Finance
2 168 (6.17%) Banking
3 72 (2.65%) Marketing
4 51 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 46 (1.69%) Retail
6 45 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 39 (1.43%) Electronics
8 38 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.29%) Legal
10 20 (0.74%) Games
11 17 (0.62%) Advertising
12 15 (0.55%) Front Office
13 11 (0.40%) Publishing
14 10 (0.37%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.33%) Law
16 5 (0.18%) Back Office
17 4 (0.15%) Automotive
18 3 (0.11%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.11%) Military
18 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 977 (35.91%) Developer
2 370 (13.60%) Architect
2 370 (13.60%) Java Developer
3 282 (10.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 176 (6.47%) Analyst
5 131 (4.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 123 (4.52%) Scala Developer
7 113 (4.15%) Technical Architect
8 103 (3.79%) Senior Developer
9 96 (3.53%) Software Engineer
10 94 (3.45%) Business Analyst
11 83 (3.05%) Linux Engineer
12 75 (2.76%) Administrator
13 74 (2.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 69 (2.54%) Tester
15 65 (2.39%) AWS Engineer
15 65 (2.39%) Java Engineer
15 65 (2.39%) Solutions Architect
16 64 (2.35%) Agile Developer
16 64 (2.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (18.34%) HTML
2 496 (18.23%) Web Services
3 418 (15.36%) CSS
3 418 (15.36%) REST
4 359 (13.19%) Spring
5 317 (11.65%) RESTful
6 292 (10.73%) JSON
7 289 (10.62%) HTML5
8 270 (9.92%) AngularJS
9 244 (8.97%) Node.js
10 232 (8.53%) .NET
11 226 (8.31%) XML
12 218 (8.01%) CSS3
13 165 (6.06%) J2EE
14 157 (5.77%) Play Framework
15 144 (5.29%) Django
16 128 (4.70%) Hibernate
17 120 (4.41%) SOAP
18 112 (4.12%) Ruby on Rails
19 108 (3.97%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 179 (6.58%) User Experience
2 169 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 123 (4.52%) Computer Science
4 66 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.06%) Virtual Team
6 42 (1.54%) Algorithms
6 42 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 33 (1.21%) Public Cloud
9 32 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 31 (1.14%) Social Media
11 27 (0.99%) NHS
11 27 (0.99%) RIA
12 25 (0.92%) Clustering
12 25 (0.92%) Tandem
13 23 (0.85%) Data Centre
14 22 (0.81%) Cyber Attack
15 20 (0.74%) Client/Server
15 20 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
15 20 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 952 (34.99%) Linux
2 347 (12.75%) Unix
3 318 (11.69%) Windows
4 183 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (2.87%) AIX
6 74 (2.72%) Windows Server
7 59 (2.17%) Ubuntu
8 58 (2.13%) CentOS
9 45 (1.65%) Windows XP
10 40 (1.47%) Windows 2000
11 37 (1.36%) Android
12 33 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (1.14%) Apple iOS
14 24 (0.88%) Solaris
15 18 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 17 (0.62%) CoreOS
16 17 (0.62%) Debian
17 13 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (0.44%) Windows 7
19 9 (0.33%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1561 (57.37%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (28.63%) DevOps
3 636 (23.37%) Continuous Integration
4 517 (19.00%) TDD
5 504 (18.52%) Scrum
6 485 (17.82%) Configuration Management
7 298 (10.95%) BDD
8 270 (9.92%) Microservices
9 267 (9.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 246 (9.04%) Software Engineering
11 241 (8.86%) OO
12 236 (8.67%) High Availability
13 211 (7.75%) ITIL
14 202 (7.42%) Kanban
15 179 (6.58%) Change Management
16 168 (6.17%) Automated Testing
17 167 (6.14%) Analytics
17 167 (6.14%) Data Management
18 165 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
19 156 (5.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1239 (45.53%) Java
2 727 (26.72%) Python
3 578 (21.24%) JavaScript
4 431 (15.84%) Ruby
5 394 (14.48%) SQL
6 344 (12.64%) Scala
7 175 (6.43%) Perl
8 166 (6.10%) C#
9 163 (5.99%) Bash Shell
10 128 (4.70%) PHP
11 115 (4.23%) C
12 87 (3.20%) Groovy
13 85 (3.12%) Shell Script
14 82 (3.01%) PowerShell
15 69 (2.54%) C++
15 69 (2.54%) Go
15 69 (2.54%) R
16 23 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.59%) Clojure
17 16 (0.59%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 411 (15.10%) Security Cleared
2 283 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 192 (7.06%) Degree
4 76 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 47 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.10%) CISSP
7 23 (0.85%) ISEB
7 23 (0.85%) ISTQB
8 21 (0.77%) SANS
9 20 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (0.74%) SSCP
10 17 (0.62%) PhD
11 16 (0.59%) MCSE
12 15 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (0.51%) MCSA
14 11 (0.40%) RHCA
14 11 (0.40%) RHCE
15 10 (0.37%) CCNA
16 8 (0.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (6.58%) QA
2 87 (3.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 41 (1.51%) SLA
4 18 (0.66%) SDET
5 13 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.33%) WCAG
7 7 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.18%) RMADS
9 3 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.11%) MiFID
9 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.074%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.074%) EMIR
10 2 (0.074%) GCP
10 2 (0.074%) HL7
11 1 (0.037%) CDISC
11 1 (0.037%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.037%) SAS 70
System Software
1 318 (11.69%) Docker
2 105 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 41 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (1.47%) HDFS
6 34 (1.25%) Xen
7 30 (1.10%) Apache Flume
8 25 (0.92%) vCloud
9 20 (0.74%) KVM
10 19 (0.70%) vSphere
11 18 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 18 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.51%) Snort
13 12 (0.44%) Hyper-V
13 12 (0.44%) NFS
13 12 (0.44%) XenServer
14 10 (0.37%) LXC
14 10 (0.37%) Squid
14 10 (0.37%) VirtualBox
15 9 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 458 (16.83%) Puppet
2 345 (12.68%) Ansible
3 285 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
4 78 (2.87%) Kibana
5 76 (2.79%) Salt
6 71 (2.61%) Terraform
7 69 (2.54%) logstash
8 59 (2.17%) Kubernetes
9 50 (1.84%) Hadoop YARN
10 48 (1.76%) Nagios
11 38 (1.40%) Grafana
12 36 (1.32%) Graphite
13 22 (0.81%) Oozie
13 22 (0.81%) QRadar
14 18 (0.66%) Ambari
15 17 (0.62%) HAProxy
16 16 (0.59%) Dollar Universe
16 16 (0.59%) Mesos
17 12 (0.44%) Consul
17 12 (0.44%) MOM
Vendors
1 309 (11.36%) Oracle
2 218 (8.01%) Microsoft
3 176 (6.47%) Red Hat
4 144 (5.29%) VMware
5 131 (4.81%) Google
6 116 (4.26%) IBM
7 79 (2.90%) Atlassian
8 73 (2.68%) Splunk
9 47 (1.73%) Adobe
10 42 (1.54%) Hortonworks
11 41 (1.51%) SAP
12 39 (1.43%) Cisco
13 34 (1.25%) Cloudera
14 33 (1.21%) Rackspace
15 32 (1.18%) MuleSoft
15 32 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
16 30 (1.10%) ESRI
17 29 (1.07%) SaltStack
18 26 (0.96%) HP
19 24 (0.88%) TIBCO
West London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Remote working
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £500
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £401 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Masento
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day all inclusive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Rullion
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £560 per day £Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £0 to £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago