The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 128 181 232
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +51
Contract jobs citing Open Source 907 573 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.66% 1.12% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.58% 4.25% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 404 285
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £411 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.34% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £287 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £530 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 10
Average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.26 £37.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.80 £50.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13781 13476 14294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.35% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8132 8184
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 611 781
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%

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 29 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 +53 838 £425 +3.65% 328
London +33 493 £450 +5.88% 180
South East +37 117 £425 +13.33% 37
City of London +21 69 £471 +17.75% 60
North West +53 60 £448 +37.69% 16
Hampshire +20 48 £425 +19.29% 5
South West -5 41 £363 -9.37% 36
Berkshire +8 33 £333 -16.87% 9
East of England -30 31 £413 +0.60% 22
Yorkshire +12 28 £413 +37.50% 9
Manchester +20 25 £375 +15.38% 7
Bristol +3 25 £369 -27.69% 14
Wales +7 24 £363 - 5
West Midlands -2 22 £325 +8.33% 9
Cambridgeshire -6 22 £400 -14.20% 14
Cheshire +21 21 £510 - 4
West Yorkshire +15 21 £478 +81.90% 8
Cambridge +10 21 £400 +60.00% 14
Scotland -12 21 £415 -2.35% 16
Surrey +16 20 £425 +6.25% 6
Leeds +3 19 £470 +79.04% 8
Warrington - 18 £515 - 2
Southampton +8 17 £388 +29.16% 3
Reading +9 16 £335 -16.25% 5
Basingstoke +28 15 £438 +25.00%
East Midlands +3 15 £225 -19.64% 9
Edinburgh -10 15 £415 +10.66% 5
Northampton +4 12 £225 - 3
Northamptonshire +3 12 £225 -25.00% 3
South Wales -4 12 £338 - 5

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 700 (41.01%) Java
2 542 (31.75%) Linux
3 528 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
4 430 (25.19%) TDD
5 416 (24.37%) Scrum
6 408 (23.90%) JavaScript
7 391 (22.91%) HTML
8 345 (20.21%) CSS
9 337 (19.74%) Ruby
10 329 (19.27%) Web Services
11 316 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
12 314 (18.39%) SQL
13 304 (17.81%) PHP
14 301 (17.63%) BDD
15 261 (15.29%) MySQL
16 252 (14.76%) Python
17 247 (14.47%) HTML5
18 228 (13.36%) Puppet
19 225 (13.18%) Selenium
20 224 (13.12%) Jenkins
21 223 (13.06%) DevOps
22 218 (12.77%) Oracle
23 194 (11.36%) Finance
23 194 (11.36%) OO
24 192 (11.25%) Security Cleared
25 191 (11.19%) Apache
25 191 (11.19%) CSS3
26 188 (11.01%) Spring
27 186 (10.90%) XML
28 179 (10.49%) NoSQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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
1 191 (11.19%) Apache
2 126 (7.38%) Tomcat
3 115 (6.74%) Node.js
4 91 (5.33%) CMS
5 58 (3.40%) Drupal
6 53 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
7 52 (3.05%) SharePoint
8 44 (2.58%) nginx
9 39 (2.28%) IIS
10 37 (2.17%) Apache Solr
11 35 (2.05%) WordPress
12 29 (1.70%) Alfresco
13 28 (1.64%) WebSphere
14 25 (1.46%) WebLogic
14 25 (1.46%) OpenStack
15 23 (1.35%) Jetty
16 22 (1.29%) Apache Pig
16 22 (1.29%) Confluence
17 18 (1.05%) MS Exchange
18 12 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 62 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.41%) MS Office
5 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) SPSS
5 3 (0.18%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.12%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.059%) FastStats
7 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (1.00%) Magento
2 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.12%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.12%) Summit
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.12%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.059%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.059%) Cordys
5 1 (0.059%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.059%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 99 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
3 54 (3.16%) Amazon S3
4 50 (2.93%) SaaS
5 39 (2.28%) PaaS
6 32 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 24 (1.41%) Route 53
7 24 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
8 23 (1.35%) GitHub
9 22 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.00%) IaaS
11 8 (0.47%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.35%) Heroku
12 6 (0.35%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.35%) Joyent
13 3 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
14 2 (0.12%) CloudFront
15 1 (0.059%) OpenShift
15 1 (0.059%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 113 (6.62%) HTTP
2 77 (4.51%) DNS
3 70 (4.10%) Firewall
4 67 (3.93%) TCP/IP
5 61 (3.57%) Internet
6 59 (3.46%) SSL
7 46 (2.69%) DHCP
8 38 (2.23%) LDAP
9 30 (1.76%) WAN
10 28 (1.64%) LAN
10 28 (1.64%) VPN
11 25 (1.46%) SAN
12 24 (1.41%) SNMP
13 23 (1.35%) SMTP
14 20 (1.17%) SSH
15 19 (1.11%) OpenLDAP
16 13 (0.76%) IPsec
17 11 (0.64%) Intranet
17 11 (0.64%) Network Security
18 10 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (15.29%) MySQL
2 179 (10.49%) NoSQL
3 132 (7.73%) MongoDB
4 103 (6.03%) Big Data
5 100 (5.86%) PostgreSQL
6 92 (5.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 89 (5.21%) SQL Server
8 72 (4.22%) Relational Database
9 69 (4.04%) Hadoop
10 47 (2.75%) Redis
11 46 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
12 41 (2.40%) RDBMS
13 37 (2.17%) Oracle Database
14 34 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (1.35%) HBase
16 21 (1.23%) Apache Hive
17 13 (0.76%) Data Mining
18 12 (0.70%) DB2
19 11 (0.64%) JasperReports
19 11 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 225 (13.18%) Selenium
2 224 (13.12%) Jenkins
3 165 (9.67%) Maven
4 162 (9.49%) Git (software)
5 150 (8.79%) Cucumber
6 97 (5.68%) Subversion
7 85 (4.98%) JUnit
8 80 (4.69%) JIRA
9 79 (4.63%) WebDriver
10 66 (3.87%) JMeter
11 51 (2.99%) Hudson
11 51 (2.99%) WATIR
12 42 (2.46%) QuickTest Pro
13 35 (2.05%) Eclipse
14 34 (1.99%) Ant
15 29 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 27 (1.58%) Sahi
17 26 (1.52%) FitNesse
18 24 (1.41%) RSpec
19 21 (1.23%) TestNG
General
1 194 (11.36%) Finance
2 58 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.05%) Back Office
4 31 (1.82%) Banking
5 30 (1.76%) Front Office
6 29 (1.70%) Retail
7 23 (1.35%) Publishing
8 21 (1.23%) Marketing
9 17 (1.00%) Games
10 10 (0.59%) Law
10 10 (0.59%) Advertising
11 8 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.47%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.35%) Electronics
12 6 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.29%) Legal
14 4 (0.23%) German Language
15 3 (0.18%) Local Government
15 3 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 730 (42.77%) Developer
2 233 (13.65%) Java Developer
3 209 (12.24%) Architect
4 126 (7.38%) Analyst
5 121 (7.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 88 (5.16%) Technical Architect
7 87 (5.10%) Senior Developer
8 81 (4.75%) Tester
9 74 (4.34%) Front-End Developer
10 67 (3.93%) PHP Developer
11 57 (3.34%) JavaScript Developer
12 53 (3.10%) Consultant
13 50 (2.93%) Test Analyst
14 47 (2.75%) Web Developer
14 47 (2.75%) Ruby on Rails Developer
15 44 (2.58%) Software Engineer
16 43 (2.52%) Business Analyst
17 39 (2.28%) Scala Developer
18 37 (2.17%) Python Developer
19 34 (1.99%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (22.91%) HTML
2 345 (20.21%) CSS
3 329 (19.27%) Web Services
4 247 (14.47%) HTML5
5 191 (11.19%) CSS3
6 188 (11.01%) Spring
7 186 (10.90%) XML
8 174 (10.19%) jQuery
9 172 (10.08%) .NET
10 171 (10.02%) JSON
11 152 (8.90%) REST
12 129 (7.56%) RESTful
13 116 (6.80%) Ruby on Rails
14 105 (6.15%) Hibernate
15 93 (5.45%) J2EE
16 92 (5.39%) AngularJS
17 89 (5.21%) LAMP
18 85 (4.98%) Ajax
19 84 (4.92%) SOAP
20 70 (4.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.98%) Computer Science
2 70 (4.10%) Mobile App
3 33 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (1.76%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.58%) GIS
6 22 (1.29%) Mathematics
7 21 (1.23%) Derivative
7 21 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 19 (1.11%) Wiki
9 18 (1.05%) Visualisation
10 17 (1.00%) Statistics
11 15 (0.88%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.70%) Clustering
12 12 (0.70%) Data Integration
12 12 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 11 (0.64%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.64%) Social Network
13 11 (0.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 11 (0.64%) N-Tier
14 10 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 542 (31.75%) Linux
2 172 (10.08%) UNIX
3 122 (7.15%) Windows
4 75 (4.39%) CentOS
5 64 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (3.46%) Android
7 56 (3.28%) Apple iOS
8 31 (1.82%) Solaris
8 31 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 22 (1.29%) Mac OS X
10 19 (1.11%) AIX
11 16 (0.94%) VME
12 14 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.41%) Debian
14 7 (0.41%) HPUX
15 6 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (25.19%) TDD
3 416 (24.37%) Scrum
4 316 (18.51%) Continuous Integration
5 301 (17.63%) BDD
6 223 (13.06%) DevOps
7 194 (11.36%) OO
8 171 (10.02%) Configuration Management
9 144 (8.44%) MVC
10 132 (7.73%) Project Management
11 125 (7.32%) SOA
12 116 (6.80%) Test Automation
12 116 (6.80%) Software Engineering
12 116 (6.80%) Web Development
13 106 (6.21%) Kanban
13 106 (6.21%) Unit Testing
14 101 (5.92%) Pair Programming
15 93 (5.45%) E-Commerce
16 79 (4.63%) Automated Testing
16 79 (4.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 700 (41.01%) Java
2 408 (23.90%) JavaScript
3 337 (19.74%) Ruby
4 314 (18.39%) SQL
5 304 (17.81%) PHP
6 252 (14.76%) Python
7 149 (8.73%) C#
8 145 (8.49%) Scala
9 128 (7.50%) Perl
10 108 (6.33%) C++
11 68 (3.98%) Bash Shell
12 48 (2.81%) C
13 42 (2.46%) Groovy
14 37 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 25 (1.46%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.11%) PHP5
16 19 (1.11%) PL/SQL
17 18 (1.05%) Tcl
18 17 (1.00%) Clojure
19 15 (0.88%) AWK
Qualifications
1 192 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 151 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 136 (7.97%) Degree
4 45 (2.64%) ISEB
5 35 (2.05%) ISTQB
6 21 (1.23%) CISSP
7 12 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
8 10 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.29%) CEH
9 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.29%) IBM AIX Certification
9 5 (0.29%) OCPJP
10 4 (0.23%) RHCE
10 4 (0.23%) MCSE
11 3 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.18%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.18%) APMP
12 2 (0.12%) CISMP
12 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (10.08%) QA
2 16 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.76%) SLA
4 11 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.47%) SNOMED CT
7 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 9002
9 2 (0.12%) WCAG
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.059%) JTAG
10 1 (0.059%) HL7
10 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.17%) vCloud
4 13 (0.76%) Snort
5 12 (0.70%) KVM
6 11 (0.64%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.59%) Varnish
8 9 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.47%) NFS
9 8 (0.47%) Xen
9 8 (0.47%) RHEV
10 7 (0.41%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.41%) XenServer
11 5 (0.29%) vSphere
11 5 (0.29%) Shibboleth
11 5 (0.29%) GPFS
12 4 (0.23%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.23%) Squid
13 3 (0.18%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 228 (13.36%) Puppet
2 122 (7.15%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (2.99%) Vagrant
3 51 (2.99%) Nagios
4 30 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
5 27 (1.58%) Salt
6 25 (1.46%) Ansible
7 24 (1.41%) Cacti
8 16 (0.94%) OpenSSO
8 16 (0.94%) ZABBIX
9 10 (0.59%) Foglight
9 10 (0.59%) Graylog2
10 9 (0.53%) Kibana
10 9 (0.53%) HAProxy
11 8 (0.47%) Oozie
11 8 (0.47%) Zenoss
12 6 (0.35%) YUM
12 6 (0.35%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.23%) Munin
Vendors
1 218 (12.77%) Oracle
2 143 (8.38%) Red Hat
3 137 (8.03%) Microsoft
4 85 (4.98%) VMware
5 57 (3.34%) JBoss
6 53 (3.10%) IBM
7 47 (2.75%) Zend
8 36 (2.11%) SAP
9 35 (2.05%) Google
10 33 (1.93%) HP
11 32 (1.87%) Cisco
12 25 (1.46%) Citrix
13 24 (1.41%) Siebel
14 23 (1.35%) Adobe
15 21 (1.23%) RightScale
16 19 (1.11%) Atlassian
17 17 (1.00%) Splunk
18 16 (0.94%) Percona
19 15 (0.88%) Tableau
20 14 (0.82%) Informatica
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day Rate dependent on Expertise
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
e-Recruiter
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago