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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 84 148 151
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1404 891 807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.61% 1.59% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 2.01% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 658 557
Median daily rate £480 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -36.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -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
44007 44399 41585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.96% 79.29% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29216 28157 26311
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 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1026 1266 1219
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 +61 1302 £488 +10.48% 355
London +50 643 £500 - 196
South East +94 203 £425 +21.42% 47
Yorkshire +37 132 £500 +53.84% 24
North West +22 121 £475 +18.75% 25
West Sussex +46 94 £445 +29.45%
West Yorkshire +12 86 £500 +47.05% 16
Scotland +35 82 £450 +24.13% 13
Worthing - 81 £450 -
City of London +12 76 £475 -5.00% 52
Leeds +12 75 £500 +66.66% 15
West Midlands +3 73 £423 +5.62% 17
Edinburgh +31 61 £450 +20.00% 2
North East -32 56 £490 +30.66% 3
Tyne and Wear -42 52 £490 +30.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 51 £490 +30.66% 1
Manchester +25 50 £430 - 16
Shropshire -18 45 £475 +18.75% 1
East of England +23 41 £340 -15.00% 13
Berkshire +23 40 £450 +16.12% 19
Telford -15 40 £475 +18.75% 1
South Yorkshire +33 37 £725 +190.00% 4
Cheshire -7 33 £490 +8.88% 4
Sheffield - 32 £725 - 3
Warrington +3 30 £500 -24.52% 2
Hampshire 0 28 £315 -4.54% 9
South West -31 24 £450 -4.76% 23
Lancashire +4 23 £450 +50.00% 4
Blackpool +1 19 £450 +20.00% 1
Glasgow +16 17 £450 - 11

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 1575 (61.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1165 (45.19%) Java
3 902 (34.99%) Linux
4 608 (23.58%) DevOps
5 584 (22.65%) Python
6 568 (22.03%) JavaScript
7 541 (20.99%) Scrum
7 541 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
8 524 (20.33%) TDD
9 509 (19.74%) Git (software)
10 508 (19.71%) HTML
11 500 (19.39%) Puppet
12 472 (18.31%) REST
12 472 (18.31%) Web Services
13 466 (18.08%) Jenkins
14 425 (16.49%) Configuration Management
15 414 (16.06%) CSS
16 410 (15.90%) Spring
17 387 (15.01%) SQL
18 383 (14.86%) MongoDB
19 377 (14.62%) Ruby
20 356 (13.81%) Finance
21 354 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
22 353 (13.69%) JSON
23 341 (13.23%) HTML5
24 333 (12.92%) Oracle
24 333 (12.92%) HTTP
25 332 (12.88%) Scala
26 317 (12.30%) Security Cleared
27 315 (12.22%) NoSQL

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
1 225 (8.73%) Node.js
2 194 (7.53%) Apache
3 141 (5.47%) Tomcat
4 132 (5.12%) Confluence
5 93 (3.61%) OpenStack
6 82 (3.18%) JBoss
7 76 (2.95%) nginx
8 68 (2.64%) GeoServer
9 65 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
10 60 (2.33%) SAS
11 55 (2.13%) CMS
12 43 (1.67%) WebLogic
13 39 (1.51%) Apache Spark
14 38 (1.47%) WebSphere
15 30 (1.16%) Apache Solr
15 30 (1.16%) Jetty
15 30 (1.16%) Mule
16 29 (1.12%) Drupal
17 28 (1.09%) IIS
17 28 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 54 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 20 (0.78%) MS Office
3 10 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.19%) Fireworks
5 5 (0.19%) HipChat
6 4 (0.16%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.16%) GIMP
6 4 (0.16%) RoboHelp
6 4 (0.16%) Weka
7 3 (0.12%) MS Project
8 2 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.078%) SPSS
9 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 20 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 19 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
3 17 (0.66%) Magento
4 8 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.12%) Beauchamp
6 3 (0.12%) BigMachines
6 3 (0.12%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.078%) Exchequer
7 2 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.078%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.039%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 354 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (7.76%) GitHub
3 116 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 90 (3.49%) IaaS
5 73 (2.83%) SaaS
6 72 (2.79%) PaaS
7 46 (1.78%) Amazon EC2
8 45 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 34 (1.32%) Google App Engine
10 33 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (0.78%) Google Analytics
12 19 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (0.54%) Office 365
14 14 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 9 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
17 8 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 333 (12.92%) HTTP
2 160 (6.21%) TCP/IP
3 126 (4.89%) DNS
4 112 (4.34%) SSL
5 71 (2.75%) Firewall
6 70 (2.72%) Internet
7 57 (2.21%) DHCP
8 38 (1.47%) SAN
8 38 (1.47%) VPN
9 36 (1.40%) FTP
10 33 (1.28%) WAN
11 31 (1.20%) LAN
12 29 (1.12%) IPsec
13 26 (1.01%) Network Security
14 23 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (0.89%) SMTP
15 22 (0.85%) SSH
16 18 (0.70%) Intranet
17 16 (0.62%) LDAP
17 16 (0.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (14.86%) MongoDB
2 315 (12.22%) NoSQL
3 295 (11.44%) MySQL
4 266 (10.32%) PostgreSQL
5 197 (7.64%) Big Data
6 193 (7.49%) Relational Database
7 157 (6.09%) Hadoop
8 109 (4.23%) SQL Server
9 100 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
10 94 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
11 89 (3.45%) GIS
12 79 (3.06%) Apache Hive
13 67 (2.60%) HBase
14 49 (1.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 47 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
15 47 (1.82%) Pentaho
15 47 (1.82%) Redis
16 44 (1.71%) Oracle Database
17 39 (1.51%) RDBMS
18 31 (1.20%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 509 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 466 (18.08%) Jenkins
3 259 (10.05%) JIRA
4 204 (7.91%) Maven
5 192 (7.45%) JUnit
6 179 (6.94%) Subversion
7 178 (6.90%) Selenium
8 167 (6.48%) Cucumber
9 84 (3.26%) Gradle
10 56 (2.17%) Mockito
11 48 (1.86%) WebDriver
12 47 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 47 (1.82%) JBehave
13 45 (1.75%) TeamCity
14 41 (1.59%) ERwin
15 40 (1.55%) Artifactory
15 40 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
16 37 (1.44%) GitLab
16 37 (1.44%) Hudson
17 36 (1.40%) Eclipse
General
1 356 (13.81%) Finance
2 116 (4.50%) Banking
3 64 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 58 (2.25%) Marketing
5 49 (1.90%) Retail
6 42 (1.63%) Law
7 32 (1.24%) Legal
8 30 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 24 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 24 (0.93%) Games
10 21 (0.81%) Publishing
11 20 (0.78%) Front Office
12 13 (0.50%) Advertising
13 12 (0.47%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.31%) Electronics
15 7 (0.27%) Back Office
16 5 (0.19%) Local Government
16 5 (0.19%) Military
17 4 (0.16%) Billing
18 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 984 (38.17%) Developer
2 386 (14.97%) Java Developer
3 381 (14.78%) Architect
4 262 (10.16%) DevOps Engineer
5 161 (6.25%) Analyst
6 151 (5.86%) Scala Developer
7 150 (5.82%) Senior Developer
8 110 (4.27%) Technical Architect
9 104 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
10 101 (3.92%) Senior Java Developer
11 94 (3.65%) JavaScript Developer
12 91 (3.53%) Business Analyst
13 90 (3.49%) Administrator
14 89 (3.45%) Java Scala Developer
15 86 (3.34%) Agile Developer
16 85 (3.30%) Consultant
16 85 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 82 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
18 64 (2.48%) GIS Developer
18 64 (2.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 508 (19.71%) HTML
2 472 (18.31%) REST
2 472 (18.31%) Web Services
3 414 (16.06%) CSS
4 410 (15.90%) Spring
5 353 (13.69%) JSON
6 341 (13.23%) HTML5
7 300 (11.64%) AngularJS
8 248 (9.62%) CSS3
9 245 (9.50%) RESTful
10 234 (9.08%) XML
11 221 (8.57%) .NET
12 179 (6.94%) Play Framework
13 170 (6.59%) SOAP
14 157 (6.09%) Hibernate
15 152 (5.90%) J2EE
16 150 (5.82%) Ajax
17 135 (5.24%) Middleware
18 129 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
19 126 (4.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 195 (7.56%) User Experience
2 160 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (3.92%) Visualisation
4 88 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 74 (2.87%) Computer Science
6 68 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
7 66 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 64 (2.48%) Data Centre
9 53 (2.06%) Algorithms
10 37 (1.44%) Data Integration
11 35 (1.36%) Social Media
12 30 (1.16%) Blog
13 24 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 24 (0.93%) Wiki
14 23 (0.89%) CESG
15 18 (0.70%) Data Structures
16 17 (0.66%) iPad
17 16 (0.62%) HACMP
18 15 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 13 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 902 (34.99%) Linux
2 310 (12.02%) Unix
3 245 (9.50%) Windows
4 85 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (2.68%) CentOS
6 63 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 53 (2.06%) Android
8 52 (2.02%) Mac OS X
9 42 (1.63%) Ubuntu
10 40 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 38 (1.47%) Solaris
12 29 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (1.09%) AIX
14 27 (1.05%) CoreOS
15 19 (0.74%) Debian
16 16 (0.62%) Windows 7
17 15 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (0.43%) Mac OS
19 9 (0.35%) Fedora
19 9 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1575 (61.09%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (23.58%) DevOps
3 541 (20.99%) Continuous Integration
3 541 (20.99%) Scrum
4 524 (20.33%) TDD
5 425 (16.49%) Configuration Management
6 282 (10.94%) OO
7 229 (8.88%) Microservices
8 227 (8.81%) BDD
9 226 (8.77%) SOA
10 197 (7.64%) Web Development
11 169 (6.56%) Automated Testing
12 165 (6.40%) Pair Programming
13 160 (6.21%) High Availability
14 158 (6.13%) SDLC
14 158 (6.13%) Software Engineering
15 157 (6.09%) Mentoring
16 155 (6.01%) Continuous Delivery
17 154 (5.97%) Analytics
18 151 (5.86%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1165 (45.19%) Java
2 584 (22.65%) Python
3 568 (22.03%) JavaScript
4 387 (15.01%) SQL
5 377 (14.62%) Ruby
6 332 (12.88%) Scala
7 188 (7.29%) C#
8 178 (6.90%) PHP
9 171 (6.63%) Bash Shell
10 158 (6.13%) Perl
11 143 (5.55%) C++
12 107 (4.15%) Shell Script
13 104 (4.03%) PowerShell
14 79 (3.06%) C
15 77 (2.99%) Groovy
16 67 (2.60%) Go
17 46 (1.78%) Clojure
18 35 (1.36%) R
19 31 (1.20%) PL/SQL
19 31 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 317 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 185 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 148 (5.74%) Degree
4 67 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 50 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 26 (1.01%) ISEB
7 16 (0.62%) IBM AIX Certification
8 15 (0.58%) ISTQB
8 15 (0.58%) RHCA
8 15 (0.58%) RHCE
9 12 (0.47%) BC Cleared
9 12 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.39%) CCNA
10 10 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.35%) CISSP
12 7 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.27%) MCSE
13 5 (0.19%) PhD
13 5 (0.19%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (8.38%) QA
2 67 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.58%) WCAG
4 14 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.27%) COBIT
5 7 (0.27%) SLA
6 6 (0.23%) SDET
7 5 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.12%) GxP
8 3 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.039%) GPG13
10 1 (0.039%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.039%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.039%) MiFID
System Software
1 275 (10.67%) Docker
2 145 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 53 (2.06%) Hyper-V
5 32 (1.24%) NFS
6 31 (1.20%) etcd
7 29 (1.12%) flannel
7 29 (1.12%) vSphere
8 27 (1.05%) Ceph
9 26 (1.01%) Xen
10 22 (0.85%) GlusterFS
10 22 (0.85%) KVM
11 19 (0.74%) iptables
12 18 (0.70%) HDFS
12 18 (0.70%) vCloud
12 18 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
13 17 (0.66%) Sendmail
14 16 (0.62%) GPFS
14 16 (0.62%) VMware ESX
15 13 (0.50%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 500 (19.39%) Puppet
2 243 (9.43%) Opscode Chef
3 211 (8.18%) Ansible
4 76 (2.95%) Nagios
5 63 (2.44%) logstash
6 58 (2.25%) Kubernetes
7 39 (1.51%) Kibana
8 37 (1.44%) HAProxy
9 34 (1.32%) Graphite
10 33 (1.28%) Terraform
11 30 (1.16%) Salt
12 25 (0.97%) Packer
13 23 (0.89%) Cacti
13 23 (0.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 23 (0.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 21 (0.81%) Grafana
15 20 (0.78%) Uchiwa
16 18 (0.70%) ZABBIX
17 17 (0.66%) Cobbler
18 14 (0.54%) Oozie
Vendors
1 333 (12.92%) Oracle
2 223 (8.65%) VMware
3 209 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 200 (7.76%) Google
5 168 (6.52%) Red Hat
6 82 (3.18%) HP
7 65 (2.52%) Cisco
8 61 (2.37%) IBM
9 51 (1.98%) Tableau
10 48 (1.86%) CA
10 48 (1.86%) ESRI
11 47 (1.82%) Atlassian
12 44 (1.71%) Informatica
13 41 (1.59%) Rackspace
14 38 (1.47%) EMC
15 36 (1.40%) Adobe
16 33 (1.28%) MuleSoft
16 33 (1.28%) Splunk
17 31 (1.20%) Citrix
18 30 (1.16%) WSO2
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Recann
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £475 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Rate: £28,000 per annum 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £470 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Knowit
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago