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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 81 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1376 1089 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.76% 1.97% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 2.43% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 769 706
Median daily rate £493 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £65.00 £56.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +14.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £65.00 £56.75
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +14.53%

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
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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
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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 +30 1271 £494 +4.00% 350
London +10 600 £513 +2.50% 184
North West +51 137 £415 +3.75% 26
South East +16 124 £425 +6.25% 35
North East +12 122 £419 -9.45% 8
Tyne and Wear +6 112 £413 -8.33% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 111 £413 -8.33% 7
City of London +9 90 £550 -2.43% 49
Yorkshire -5 73 £475 +18.75% 29
West Midlands +26 71 £480 -4.00% 15
East of England +11 62 £433 -17.61% 20
Wales +25 57 £513 +35.76%
South West +20 57 £450 +13.92% 23
West Yorkshire +1 53 £475 +26.66% 23
Leeds +4 52 £475 +22.58% 20
Manchester +18 45 £425 +3.03% 23
Scotland +19 41 £400 -6.97% 14
Lancashire +15 38 £400 +8.47% 1
Blackpool +4 36 £400 +10.34%
South Wales +21 33 £500 +31.57%
Cheshire +29 28 £400 -11.11% 1
Essex +5 27 £475 -13.63% 1
Berkshire +3 27 £325 -23.52% 10
Hampshire +41 26 £475 +37.68% 5
Edinburgh +24 25 £400 -1.84% 11
Warrington +17 25 £401 -31.70%
East Midlands +8 23 £468 -18.69% 8
Surrey -13 21 £425 - 5
Newport +2 20 £450 +18.42%
Shropshire +12 19 £468 -4.10% 4

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 1743 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
2 1318 (45.08%) Java
3 907 (31.02%) Linux
4 739 (25.27%) DevOps
5 727 (24.86%) Continuous Integration
6 717 (24.52%) Python
7 671 (22.95%) Jenkins
8 668 (22.85%) TDD
9 665 (22.74%) JavaScript
10 623 (21.31%) Scrum
11 598 (20.45%) HTML
12 595 (20.35%) Web Services
13 534 (18.26%) Git (software)
14 499 (17.07%) Ruby
15 494 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
16 485 (16.59%) CSS
17 460 (15.73%) Puppet
18 450 (15.39%) REST
19 442 (15.12%) MongoDB
20 434 (14.84%) Configuration Management
21 420 (14.36%) SQL
22 412 (14.09%) Finance
23 386 (13.20%) Security Cleared
24 383 (13.10%) JIRA
25 376 (12.86%) HTML5
26 372 (12.72%) Scala
27 369 (12.62%) NoSQL
28 362 (12.38%) Spring
29 361 (12.35%) BDD
30 356 (12.18%) AngularJS

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
1 276 (9.44%) Apache
2 249 (8.52%) Confluence
3 145 (4.96%) Tomcat
4 136 (4.65%) JBoss
5 134 (4.58%) Apache Spark
6 130 (4.45%) Elasticsearch
7 109 (3.73%) nginx
8 94 (3.21%) WebSphere
9 80 (2.74%) OpenStack
10 60 (2.05%) Apache Pig
11 57 (1.95%) IIS
12 56 (1.92%) GeoServer
13 53 (1.81%) WebLogic
14 51 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 50 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 43 (1.47%) Apache Solr
16 43 (1.47%) SAS
17 37 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
18 33 (1.13%) Oracle Application Server
19 30 (1.03%) Mule
Applications
1 89 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (0.55%) Photoshop
4 13 (0.44%) SPSS
5 12 (0.41%) MS Office
6 8 (0.27%) Pixelmator
7 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.17%) HipChat
8 3 (0.10%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.068%) GIMP
9 2 (0.068%) MS Project
9 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.034%) InVision
10 1 (0.034%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 36 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
1 36 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 32 (1.09%) Magento
3 27 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
5 19 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.034%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.034%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 494 (16.89%) Amazon AWS
2 233 (7.97%) PaaS
3 221 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 200 (6.84%) IaaS
5 177 (6.05%) SaaS
6 172 (5.88%) GitHub
7 70 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
8 61 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
9 46 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 39 (1.33%) Amazon S3
11 28 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (0.85%) Slack
13 22 (0.75%) Heroku
14 17 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (0.58%) Office 365
15 16 (0.55%) Google App Engine
15 16 (0.55%) OpenShift
16 13 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.44%) HP Helion
16 13 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 232 (7.93%) HTTP
2 167 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 113 (3.86%) SSL
4 89 (3.04%) DNS
5 70 (2.39%) Internet
6 56 (1.92%) Firewall
7 46 (1.57%) DHCP
7 46 (1.57%) VPN
8 36 (1.23%) WAN
9 32 (1.09%) LAN
10 26 (0.89%) SAN
11 25 (0.85%) LDAP
12 23 (0.79%) Kerberos
13 21 (0.72%) VLAN
13 21 (0.72%) VoIP
14 16 (0.55%) iSCSI
14 16 (0.55%) Network Security
14 16 (0.55%) SMS
15 15 (0.51%) IPsec
16 14 (0.48%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (15.12%) MongoDB
2 369 (12.62%) NoSQL
3 328 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
4 284 (9.71%) MySQL
5 277 (9.47%) Big Data
6 227 (7.76%) Relational Database
7 224 (7.66%) Hadoop
8 166 (5.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 110 (3.76%) SQL Server
10 85 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
11 79 (2.70%) HBase
12 78 (2.67%) Apache Hive
13 73 (2.50%) Oracle Database
14 52 (1.78%) Redis
15 42 (1.44%) RDBMS
16 41 (1.40%) GIS
17 36 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
18 31 (1.06%) Sqoop
19 25 (0.85%) Data Lake
19 25 (0.85%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 671 (22.95%) Jenkins
2 534 (18.26%) Git (software)
3 383 (13.10%) JIRA
4 270 (9.23%) Cucumber
5 265 (9.06%) Selenium
6 226 (7.73%) Subversion
7 225 (7.69%) Maven
8 150 (5.13%) Gradle
9 142 (4.86%) JUnit
10 106 (3.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 93 (3.18%) Vagrant
12 87 (2.98%) Eclipse
13 78 (2.67%) JBehave
14 68 (2.33%) WebDriver
15 63 (2.15%) Ant
16 60 (2.05%) Mercurial
17 56 (1.92%) TeamCity
18 53 (1.81%) gulp
19 52 (1.78%) Hudson
20 49 (1.68%) Travis CI
General
1 412 (14.09%) Finance
2 196 (6.70%) Banking
3 80 (2.74%) Retail
4 77 (2.63%) Marketing
5 59 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 43 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.37%) Publishing
8 37 (1.27%) Legal
9 22 (0.75%) Games
9 22 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.68%) Electronics
11 19 (0.65%) Front Office
12 16 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.34%) Back Office
14 9 (0.31%) Advertising
15 8 (0.27%) Law
16 7 (0.24%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.21%) Military
18 5 (0.17%) Billing
19 4 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1138 (38.92%) Developer
2 427 (14.60%) Java Developer
3 378 (12.93%) Architect
4 274 (9.37%) DevOps Engineer
5 182 (6.22%) Analyst
6 176 (6.02%) Senior Developer
7 145 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
8 128 (4.38%) Agile Developer
9 117 (4.00%) Software Engineer
10 115 (3.93%) Scala Developer
11 101 (3.45%) Technical Architect
12 96 (3.28%) Business Analyst
13 95 (3.25%) Agile Java Developer
13 95 (3.25%) Senior Java Developer
14 94 (3.21%) Consultant
14 94 (3.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 94 (3.21%) Linux Engineer
15 84 (2.87%) Administrator
16 83 (2.84%) Java Engineer
17 80 (2.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 598 (20.45%) HTML
2 595 (20.35%) Web Services
3 485 (16.59%) CSS
4 450 (15.39%) REST
5 376 (12.86%) HTML5
6 362 (12.38%) Spring
7 356 (12.18%) AngularJS
8 344 (11.76%) RESTful
9 298 (10.19%) CSS3
10 294 (10.05%) JSON
11 240 (8.21%) Node.js
12 219 (7.49%) XML
13 215 (7.35%) .NET
14 176 (6.02%) J2EE
15 174 (5.95%) Hibernate
16 143 (4.89%) Play Framework
17 139 (4.75%) Django
18 133 (4.55%) React
19 115 (3.93%) SOAP
20 100 (3.42%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 225 (7.69%) User Experience
2 162 (5.54%) Computer Science
3 153 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (2.43%) Virtual Team
5 67 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
6 65 (2.22%) Visualisation
7 60 (2.05%) Algorithms
8 55 (1.88%) Management Information System
9 52 (1.78%) Mobile App
10 51 (1.74%) Public Cloud
11 42 (1.44%) Data Integration
11 42 (1.44%) Social Media
12 38 (1.30%) Data Structures
13 37 (1.27%) Mathematics
14 36 (1.23%) Economics
15 34 (1.16%) NHS
16 33 (1.13%) Data Centre
17 30 (1.03%) Statistics
18 28 (0.96%) Clustering
19 27 (0.92%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 907 (31.02%) Linux
2 280 (9.58%) Windows
3 260 (8.89%) Unix
4 147 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 72 (2.46%) CentOS
6 66 (2.26%) Ubuntu
7 62 (2.12%) Android
8 61 (2.09%) Windows Server
9 54 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 48 (1.64%) AIX
11 43 (1.47%) Windows XP
12 38 (1.30%) Windows 2000
13 26 (0.89%) Solaris
14 22 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (0.72%) Mac OS X
16 18 (0.62%) Windows 7
17 17 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (0.55%) VMS
19 10 (0.34%) CoreOS
19 10 (0.34%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 1743 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
2 739 (25.27%) DevOps
3 727 (24.86%) Continuous Integration
4 668 (22.85%) TDD
5 623 (21.31%) Scrum
6 434 (14.84%) Configuration Management
7 361 (12.35%) BDD
8 343 (11.73%) OO
9 311 (10.64%) Microservices
10 304 (10.40%) Software Engineering
11 276 (9.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 244 (8.34%) High Availability
13 226 (7.73%) Kanban
14 199 (6.81%) ITIL
15 187 (6.40%) Pair Programming
16 184 (6.29%) Web Development
17 180 (6.16%) Mentoring
17 180 (6.16%) SOA
18 172 (5.88%) E-Commerce
19 167 (5.71%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1318 (45.08%) Java
2 717 (24.52%) Python
3 665 (22.74%) JavaScript
4 499 (17.07%) Ruby
5 420 (14.36%) SQL
6 372 (12.72%) Scala
7 207 (7.08%) PHP
8 158 (5.40%) C#
9 144 (4.92%) Perl
10 141 (4.82%) Bash Shell
11 101 (3.45%) C
12 87 (2.98%) Groovy
13 85 (2.91%) C++
14 69 (2.36%) PowerShell
15 63 (2.15%) Go
16 59 (2.02%) R
17 55 (1.88%) Shell Script
18 40 (1.37%) Clojure
19 37 (1.27%) PL/SQL
20 18 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 386 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 246 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 218 (7.46%) Degree
4 90 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 68 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 38 (1.30%) CISSP
7 26 (0.89%) ISEB
8 23 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.62%) CHECK Team Member
11 18 (0.62%) MCSE
11 18 (0.62%) SANS
12 17 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (0.55%) CCNA
13 16 (0.55%) CCNP
14 14 (0.48%) MCSA
15 13 (0.44%) CEH
15 13 (0.44%) PhD
15 13 (0.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (5.81%) QA
2 102 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 33 (1.13%) SLA
4 30 (1.03%) SDET
5 23 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.79%) WCAG
6 8 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.27%) WAI
7 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.17%) HL7
8 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.10%) MiFID
10 2 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.068%) EMIR
10 2 (0.068%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.068%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.034%) GPG13
11 1 (0.034%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.034%) SAS 70
System Software
1 330 (11.29%) Docker
2 113 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
4 64 (2.19%) Active Directory
5 41 (1.40%) HDFS
5 41 (1.40%) KVM
6 34 (1.16%) Apache Flume
7 24 (0.82%) Hyper-V
8 23 (0.79%) iptables
9 21 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (0.72%) vSphere
10 18 (0.62%) vCloud
10 18 (0.62%) Xen
11 16 (0.55%) VirtualBox
12 15 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 14 (0.48%) LXC
14 13 (0.44%) Squid
15 12 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
15 12 (0.41%) XenServer
16 11 (0.38%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 460 (15.73%) Puppet
2 335 (11.46%) Ansible
3 330 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (2.36%) Kibana
5 68 (2.33%) logstash
6 67 (2.29%) Salt
7 62 (2.12%) Terraform
8 54 (1.85%) Nagios
9 45 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
10 33 (1.13%) Graphite
11 28 (0.96%) Grafana
12 26 (0.89%) Kubernetes
13 25 (0.85%) HAProxy
14 23 (0.79%) Oozie
15 18 (0.62%) Ambari
16 15 (0.51%) SCCM
17 14 (0.48%) Zenoss
18 13 (0.44%) OSSEC
19 12 (0.41%) Cacti
19 12 (0.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 286 (9.78%) Oracle
2 199 (6.81%) Microsoft
3 178 (6.09%) Red Hat
4 145 (4.96%) VMware
5 102 (3.49%) Google
6 99 (3.39%) IBM
7 98 (3.35%) Splunk
8 68 (2.33%) Adobe
8 68 (2.33%) Atlassian
9 56 (1.92%) MuleSoft
10 55 (1.88%) ESRI
11 51 (1.74%) Zend
12 47 (1.61%) Cisco
13 43 (1.47%) Hortonworks
14 41 (1.40%) Cloudera
15 34 (1.16%) Rackspace
16 31 (1.06%) Talend
16 31 (1.06%) WSO2
17 27 (0.92%) SaltStack
18 23 (0.79%) SAP
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