The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 147 145 215
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +70
Contract jobs citing Open Source 812 760 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.40% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.84% 4.53% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 533 328
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £39.90 £56.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.69% +41.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £56.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-29.69% +41.87%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16777 16783 14506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.09% 31.01% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10299 10326 8737
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 649 742
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 Miscellaneous 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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 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
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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 +9 769 £430 +1.17% 331
London -33 373 £475 +5.55% 160
South East +28 105 £400 +12.67% 46
City of London +18 93 £500 +5.82% 50
Yorkshire +22 67 £345 +8.66% 29
West Yorkshire +36 64 £350 +9.37% 24
North West +9 59 £450 +28.57% 19
West Midlands +30 55 £400 -6.97% 16
Leeds +24 55 £330 +3.12% 22
South West +5 54 £400 +14.28% 31
Hampshire +23 44 £403 +0.62% 4
Shropshire - 37 £400 - 3
East Midlands +23 31 £425 +6.25% 5
East of England +23 31 £394 -12.50% 20
Surrey +22 25 £430 +52.88% 3
Telford - 25 £400 - 3
Southampton +4 23 £488 +21.87% 2
Bristol -3 21 £388 +10.71% 18
Manchester +2 20 £400 +23.07% 12
Lancashire +18 17 £520 -
Devon +4 17 £363 +16.00%
Berkshire -18 17 £325 -2.98% 13
Scotland -29 17 £375 +25.00% 10
Plymouth +8 16 £363 +16.00%
Cheshire -11 16 £450 +20.00% 6
Edinburgh -2 15 £388 +31.91% 4
Hertfordshire +11 13 £388 -18.42% 4
Northamptonshire -1 13 £475 +18.75% 3
Wales -9 13 £331 -33.75% 4
Northampton - 13 £475 - 3

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 1025 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 723 (41.74%) Java
3 584 (33.72%) Linux
4 411 (23.73%) Web Services
5 380 (21.94%) TDD
6 369 (21.30%) Scrum
7 358 (20.67%) Continuous Integration
8 348 (20.09%) Ruby
9 322 (18.59%) HTML
10 317 (18.30%) DevOps
11 309 (17.84%) JavaScript
12 308 (17.78%) Python
13 304 (17.55%) Puppet
14 288 (16.63%) CSS
15 271 (15.65%) Configuration Management
15 271 (15.65%) MongoDB
16 255 (14.72%) SQL
17 252 (14.55%) MySQL
18 242 (13.97%) .NET
19 237 (13.68%) Security Cleared
20 236 (13.63%) Git (software)
21 230 (13.28%) Jenkins
22 216 (12.47%) NoSQL
23 215 (12.41%) Apache
24 214 (12.36%) BDD
25 208 (12.01%) PHP
26 201 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
27 190 (10.97%) Oracle
28 184 (10.62%) Selenium
29 177 (10.22%) UNIX

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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
1 215 (12.41%) Apache
2 126 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 79 (4.56%) Node.js
4 76 (4.39%) JBoss
5 70 (4.04%) Confluence
6 67 (3.87%) OpenStack
7 60 (3.46%) WebLogic
8 52 (3.00%) CMS
9 44 (2.54%) Drupal
10 43 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
11 39 (2.25%) nginx
12 37 (2.14%) WebSphere
13 27 (1.56%) SharePoint
14 26 (1.50%) Mule
15 23 (1.33%) Apache Solr
16 21 (1.21%) SAS
17 20 (1.15%) IIS
18 18 (1.04%) WordPress
19 16 (0.92%) Apache Spark
19 16 (0.92%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 56 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.69%) MS Project
3 9 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.40%) MS Office
4 7 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.12%) InDesign
8 1 (0.058%) SPSS
8 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 15 (0.87%) Magento
2 12 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.58%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.23%) Tridion
6 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.058%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.058%) Summit
7 1 (0.058%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 65 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (2.48%) GitHub
3 41 (2.37%) Amazon EC2
4 37 (2.14%) SaaS
5 29 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (1.56%) PaaS
8 26 (1.50%) Amazon S3
9 12 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.58%) IaaS
11 8 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.35%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.35%) Route 53
12 6 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.29%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
15 3 (0.17%) Joyent
15 3 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 133 (7.68%) HTTP
2 100 (5.77%) TCP/IP
3 96 (5.54%) SSL
4 82 (4.73%) Internet
5 58 (3.35%) Firewall
6 57 (3.29%) DNS
7 34 (1.96%) DHCP
8 28 (1.62%) AMQP
9 27 (1.56%) FTP
9 27 (1.56%) IPsec
10 26 (1.50%) SAN
11 23 (1.33%) LDAP
12 19 (1.10%) VPN
13 14 (0.81%) HTTPS
14 13 (0.75%) WAN
14 13 (0.75%) LAN
15 11 (0.64%) Network Security
16 10 (0.58%) VoIP
17 8 (0.46%) DMZ
18 6 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (15.65%) MongoDB
2 252 (14.55%) MySQL
3 216 (12.47%) NoSQL
4 143 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
5 136 (7.85%) SQL Server
6 123 (7.10%) Relational Database
7 122 (7.04%) Hadoop
8 101 (5.83%) Big Data
9 66 (3.81%) Oracle Database
10 57 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 48 (2.77%) RDBMS
12 43 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
13 38 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
14 33 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
15 30 (1.73%) Redis
16 24 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
17 23 (1.33%) HBase
18 22 (1.27%) Apache Hive
19 20 (1.15%) Data Mining
20 17 (0.98%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 236 (13.63%) Git (software)
2 230 (13.28%) Jenkins
3 184 (10.62%) Selenium
4 173 (9.99%) Subversion
5 154 (8.89%) Cucumber
6 152 (8.78%) Maven
7 129 (7.45%) JIRA
8 107 (6.18%) JUnit
9 62 (3.58%) Eclipse
10 52 (3.00%) Ant
11 49 (2.83%) Visual Studio
12 44 (2.54%) WebDriver
13 42 (2.42%) WATIR
13 42 (2.42%) Hudson
14 41 (2.37%) QuickTest Pro
15 37 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
16 36 (2.08%) Gradle
17 34 (1.96%) SpecFlow
18 32 (1.85%) JMeter
19 31 (1.79%) Sahi
General
1 164 (9.47%) Finance
2 47 (2.71%) Banking
2 47 (2.71%) Retail
3 32 (1.85%) Marketing
4 28 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.56%) Publishing
6 26 (1.50%) Games
7 24 (1.39%) Law
8 22 (1.27%) Legal
9 21 (1.21%) Investment Banking
10 20 (1.15%) Front Office
11 12 (0.69%) Electronics
12 9 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.46%) Local Government
14 6 (0.35%) Back Office
15 5 (0.29%) Military
15 5 (0.29%) Advertising
16 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
18 2 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 592 (34.18%) Developer
2 281 (16.22%) Architect
3 183 (10.57%) Java Developer
4 155 (8.95%) Analyst
5 130 (7.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 102 (5.89%) Senior Developer
7 82 (4.73%) Business Analyst
8 72 (4.16%) Solutions Architect
9 65 (3.75%) Technical Architect
10 55 (3.18%) PHP Developer
11 52 (3.00%) Administrator
12 50 (2.89%) Tester
13 45 (2.60%) Agile Business Analyst
14 44 (2.54%) Web Developer
15 39 (2.25%) Consultant
15 39 (2.25%) C# Developer
16 32 (1.85%) Lead Architect
16 32 (1.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 31 (1.79%) Senior Java Developer
18 30 (1.73%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 411 (23.73%) Web Services
2 322 (18.59%) HTML
3 288 (16.63%) CSS
4 242 (13.97%) .NET
5 175 (10.10%) REST
6 159 (9.18%) XML
7 149 (8.60%) HTML5
8 147 (8.49%) Spring
9 145 (8.37%) jQuery
10 138 (7.97%) RESTful
11 126 (7.27%) SOAP
12 116 (6.70%) J2EE
12 116 (6.70%) JSON
13 109 (6.29%) CSS3
14 87 (5.02%) Hibernate
14 87 (5.02%) AngularJS
15 73 (4.21%) JMS
16 72 (4.16%) Ajax
17 69 (3.98%) LAMP
18 67 (3.87%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 92 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.23%) User Experience
2 56 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 53 (3.06%) Mobile App
4 40 (2.31%) Visualisation
5 33 (1.91%) Clustering
6 26 (1.50%) N-Tier
7 24 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.27%) Social Media
9 19 (1.10%) Data Integration
10 18 (1.04%) Client/Server
10 18 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 17 (0.98%) Private Cloud
12 13 (0.75%) Online Games
13 12 (0.69%) GIS
13 12 (0.69%) NHS
14 11 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
14 11 (0.64%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 584 (33.72%) Linux
2 177 (10.22%) UNIX
3 165 (9.53%) Windows
4 93 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (3.46%) CentOS
6 52 (3.00%) Ubuntu
7 44 (2.54%) Apple iOS
8 38 (2.19%) Solaris
9 33 (1.91%) Android
10 27 (1.56%) AIX
11 20 (1.15%) SUSE
12 19 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 17 (0.98%) Windows 7
14 16 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.81%) Debian
15 14 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.52%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
18 7 (0.40%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1025 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (21.94%) TDD
3 369 (21.30%) Scrum
4 358 (20.67%) Continuous Integration
5 317 (18.30%) DevOps
6 271 (15.65%) Configuration Management
7 214 (12.36%) BDD
8 176 (10.16%) Project Management
9 158 (9.12%) OO
10 126 (7.27%) SOA
11 116 (6.70%) MVC
12 107 (6.18%) Web Development
13 98 (5.66%) Waterfall
14 90 (5.20%) Software Engineering
15 87 (5.02%) Kanban
16 86 (4.97%) Test Automation
17 85 (4.91%) Mentoring
18 83 (4.79%) Automated Testing
19 81 (4.68%) E-Commerce
19 81 (4.68%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 723 (41.74%) Java
2 348 (20.09%) Ruby
3 309 (17.84%) JavaScript
4 308 (17.78%) Python
5 255 (14.72%) SQL
6 208 (12.01%) PHP
7 162 (9.35%) C#
8 107 (6.18%) Scala
9 102 (5.89%) Perl
10 82 (4.73%) Bash Shell
11 56 (3.23%) C++
12 52 (3.00%) Shell Script
13 49 (2.83%) PL/SQL
14 40 (2.31%) C
15 38 (2.19%) PowerShell
16 30 (1.73%) VB
16 30 (1.73%) R
17 22 (1.27%) VB.NET
18 21 (1.21%) Groovy
19 19 (1.10%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 237 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 130 (7.51%) SC Cleared
3 125 (7.22%) Degree
4 69 (3.98%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.10%) ISEB
6 13 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.46%) RHCE
7 8 (0.46%) CCNA
8 7 (0.40%) RHCSA
8 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.40%) MCSE
8 7 (0.40%) RHCA
8 7 (0.40%) BC Cleared
8 7 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.23%) OCPJP
9 4 (0.23%) CISSP
9 4 (0.23%) CCNP
9 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (9.35%) QA
2 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.17%) BS25999
5 2 (0.12%) HL7
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.058%) SLA
6 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.058%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 28 (1.62%) KVM
4 27 (1.56%) Docker
5 23 (1.33%) vCloud
6 17 (0.98%) QEMU
7 16 (0.92%) HDFS
8 15 (0.87%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.75%) NFS
10 11 (0.64%) Varnish
11 10 (0.58%) Xen
11 10 (0.58%) Squid
11 10 (0.58%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.52%) Samba
13 7 (0.40%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.35%) vSphere
14 6 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.35%) VMware ESX
15 5 (0.29%) iptables
16 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 304 (17.55%) Puppet
2 201 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (3.70%) Nagios
4 56 (3.23%) Ansible
5 43 (2.48%) Vagrant
6 33 (1.91%) Salt
7 28 (1.62%) Kibana
8 24 (1.39%) Graylog
9 18 (1.04%) ZABBIX
9 18 (1.04%) Graphite
10 16 (0.92%) Cacti
11 12 (0.69%) Zenoss
12 11 (0.64%) Tivoli
12 11 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.58%) SCCM
13 10 (0.58%) logstash
14 9 (0.52%) Icinga
14 9 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (0.52%) WSUS
15 8 (0.46%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 190 (10.97%) Oracle
2 174 (10.05%) Microsoft
3 138 (7.97%) Red Hat
4 122 (7.04%) VMware
5 32 (1.85%) Cisco
5 32 (1.85%) Adobe
6 30 (1.73%) Google
7 29 (1.67%) IBM
7 29 (1.67%) Zend
7 29 (1.67%) Atlassian
8 22 (1.27%) Informatica
8 22 (1.27%) Splunk
9 20 (1.15%) SAP
9 20 (1.15%) HP
9 20 (1.15%) Citrix
9 20 (1.15%) Rackspace
10 17 (0.98%) Tableau
11 16 (0.92%) Akamai
12 15 (0.87%) New Relic
12 15 (0.87%) Percona
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 8 hours ago
North East
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 360-£380/Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago