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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 146 145 205
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +60
Contract jobs citing Open Source 836 806 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.43% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.95% 4.61% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 562 343
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £559 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%

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
16905 17481 14911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.25% 31.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10746 8904
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 665 713
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -8.69%
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 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 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 17 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 17 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 0 785 £425 - 359
London -43 354 £500 +11.11% 181
South East +12 99 £390 +16.41% 54
City of London +20 97 £500 +11.11% 51
Yorkshire +33 86 £330 +3.12% 21
West Yorkshire +45 81 £340 -1.09% 19
North West +21 75 £438 +22.80% 21
Leeds +28 71 £325 -5.45% 19
West Midlands +22 57 £400 -6.43% 19
South West +1 47 £449 +25.96% 25
Shropshire - 38 £400 -
Hampshire +6 37 £390 -2.50% 8
East Midlands +35 34 £450 +12.50% 7
East of England +29 30 £400 -11.11% 27
Lancashire +24 26 £510 +15.90% 1
Scotland -9 26 £388 +29.16% 14
Bristol +4 25 £375 +7.14% 9
Edinburgh +2 24 £400 +26.98% 7
Cheshire -9 24 £438 +16.66% 5
Telford - 23 £400 -
Surrey +20 22 £425 +54.54% 7
Southampton -2 18 £444 +10.93% 2
Buckinghamshire +17 17 £385 -23.00% 7
North East 0 17 £300 +9.09% 6
Milton Keynes +9 16 £385 -23.00% 3
Manchester +2 16 £394 +30.16% 15
Northampton +8 15 £500 +100.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 15 £300 +9.09% 6
Northamptonshire +3 15 £500 +25.00% 4
Tyne and Wear -1 15 £300 +9.09% 6

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 998 (57.46%) Agile Software Development
2 738 (42.49%) Java
3 591 (34.02%) Linux
4 410 (23.60%) Web Services
5 371 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
6 355 (20.44%) TDD
7 349 (20.09%) Scrum
8 330 (19.00%) Ruby
9 320 (18.42%) DevOps
10 309 (17.79%) JavaScript
11 308 (17.73%) HTML
12 306 (17.62%) Python
13 297 (17.10%) Puppet
14 288 (16.58%) Configuration Management
15 274 (15.77%) CSS
16 261 (15.03%) MongoDB
17 259 (14.91%) SQL
18 235 (13.53%) Security Cleared
19 234 (13.47%) MySQL
20 232 (13.36%) Git (software)
21 228 (13.13%) Jenkins
22 225 (12.95%) .NET
23 211 (12.15%) Apache
24 208 (11.97%) NoSQL
25 201 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
26 196 (11.28%) Oracle
27 195 (11.23%) BDD
28 193 (11.11%) Finance
29 191 (11.00%) Microsoft
30 186 (10.71%) PHP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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
1 211 (12.15%) Apache
2 133 (7.66%) Tomcat
3 79 (4.55%) JBoss
4 76 (4.38%) OpenStack
5 72 (4.15%) Node.js
6 65 (3.74%) Confluence
7 62 (3.57%) WebLogic
8 52 (2.99%) CMS
9 49 (2.82%) WebSphere
10 47 (2.71%) nginx
11 44 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
12 39 (2.25%) Drupal
13 30 (1.73%) IIS
14 28 (1.61%) SharePoint
14 28 (1.61%) Mule
15 21 (1.21%) SAS
16 20 (1.15%) Jetty
16 20 (1.15%) Mule ESB
17 18 (1.04%) Apache Solr
18 17 (0.98%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 56 (3.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.46%) MS Project
3 8 (0.46%) MS Office
4 7 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) InDesign
6 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.058%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.92%) Magento
2 10 (0.58%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.23%) Tridion
5 2 (0.12%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.058%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.058%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 135 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (2.48%) GitHub
4 41 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (2.19%) SaaS
6 33 (1.90%) PaaS
7 27 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (1.44%) Amazon S3
9 19 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
10 18 (1.04%) Google App Engine
11 15 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
12 14 (0.81%) IaaS
13 10 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.29%) Route 53
15 5 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.29%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.23%) Heroku
16 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
17 3 (0.17%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (8.75%) HTTP
2 123 (7.08%) TCP/IP
3 114 (6.56%) SSL
4 86 (4.95%) Internet
5 64 (3.68%) DNS
6 58 (3.34%) Firewall
7 43 (2.48%) DHCP
8 38 (2.19%) IPsec
9 37 (2.13%) FTP
10 27 (1.55%) AMQP
11 25 (1.44%) LDAP
12 23 (1.32%) SAN
13 22 (1.27%) VPN
14 14 (0.81%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.63%) Network Security
16 10 (0.58%) LAN
16 10 (0.58%) WAN
17 9 (0.52%) VoIP
18 8 (0.46%) DMZ
19 6 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (15.03%) MongoDB
2 234 (13.47%) MySQL
3 208 (11.97%) NoSQL
4 141 (8.12%) PostgreSQL
5 126 (7.25%) Hadoop
5 126 (7.25%) SQL Server
6 122 (7.02%) Relational Database
7 116 (6.68%) Big Data
8 64 (3.68%) Oracle Database
9 50 (2.88%) Apache Cassandra
10 48 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
10 48 (2.76%) RDBMS
11 33 (1.90%) Redis
12 26 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.44%) HBase
14 23 (1.32%) Apache Hive
14 23 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (1.09%) Data Mining
15 19 (1.09%) DB2
16 18 (1.04%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 232 (13.36%) Git (software)
2 228 (13.13%) Jenkins
3 173 (9.96%) Selenium
4 166 (9.56%) Subversion
5 163 (9.38%) Maven
6 145 (8.35%) Cucumber
7 115 (6.62%) JIRA
8 111 (6.39%) JUnit
9 62 (3.57%) Ant
10 55 (3.17%) Eclipse
11 45 (2.59%) WebDriver
12 40 (2.30%) Gradle
13 39 (2.25%) Hudson
13 39 (2.25%) QuickTest Pro
14 38 (2.19%) WATIR
15 30 (1.73%) Mercurial
16 29 (1.67%) SpecFlow
16 29 (1.67%) Visual Studio
17 28 (1.61%) RSpec
18 27 (1.55%) Sahi
General
1 193 (11.11%) Finance
2 47 (2.71%) Banking
3 46 (2.65%) Retail
4 30 (1.73%) Marketing
5 29 (1.67%) Games
6 27 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.55%) Publishing
7 25 (1.44%) Law
8 23 (1.32%) Legal
8 23 (1.32%) Front Office
9 22 (1.27%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.69%) Electronics
11 10 (0.58%) Local Government
12 7 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.35%) Back Office
14 5 (0.29%) Military
15 4 (0.23%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.23%) Advertising
16 3 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 571 (32.87%) Developer
2 284 (16.35%) Architect
3 185 (10.65%) Java Developer
4 160 (9.21%) Analyst
5 126 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 94 (5.41%) Senior Developer
7 88 (5.07%) Business Analyst
8 71 (4.09%) Technical Architect
9 63 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
10 55 (3.17%) Administrator
11 45 (2.59%) Agile Business Analyst
12 43 (2.48%) Web Developer
12 43 (2.48%) Tester
12 43 (2.48%) PHP Developer
13 38 (2.19%) Consultant
14 37 (2.13%) C# Developer
15 33 (1.90%) Senior Java Developer
15 33 (1.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 28 (1.61%) Lead Architect
17 26 (1.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (23.60%) Web Services
2 308 (17.73%) HTML
3 274 (15.77%) CSS
4 225 (12.95%) .NET
5 162 (9.33%) REST
6 152 (8.75%) XML
7 148 (8.52%) Spring
8 133 (7.66%) HTML5
9 132 (7.60%) J2EE
10 129 (7.43%) RESTful
11 125 (7.20%) jQuery
12 122 (7.02%) SOAP
13 116 (6.68%) JSON
14 95 (5.47%) CSS3
15 91 (5.24%) Hibernate
16 90 (5.18%) AngularJS
17 72 (4.15%) JMS
18 71 (4.09%) Ajax
19 67 (3.86%) Ruby on Rails
20 65 (3.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (3.91%) User Experience
3 63 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 58 (3.34%) Mobile App
5 43 (2.48%) Visualisation
6 33 (1.90%) Clustering
7 29 (1.67%) N-Tier
8 26 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.15%) Data Integration
10 19 (1.09%) Social Media
11 18 (1.04%) Algorithms
12 17 (0.98%) Private Cloud
13 16 (0.92%) Mathematics
13 16 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.81%) Online Games
15 13 (0.75%) GIS
16 12 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 11 (0.63%) Streaming Video
17 11 (0.63%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 591 (34.02%) Linux
2 179 (10.31%) UNIX
3 165 (9.50%) Windows
4 96 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (3.28%) CentOS
6 47 (2.71%) Apple iOS
7 44 (2.53%) Ubuntu
8 39 (2.25%) Android
9 38 (2.19%) Solaris
10 25 (1.44%) AIX
11 20 (1.15%) SUSE
12 19 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.92%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
17 9 (0.52%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.46%) VME
19 7 (0.40%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 998 (57.46%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (21.36%) Continuous Integration
3 355 (20.44%) TDD
4 349 (20.09%) Scrum
5 320 (18.42%) DevOps
6 288 (16.58%) Configuration Management
7 195 (11.23%) BDD
8 175 (10.07%) Project Management
9 145 (8.35%) OO
10 114 (6.56%) Web Development
11 110 (6.33%) SOA
12 102 (5.87%) MVC
13 100 (5.76%) Waterfall
14 87 (5.01%) Automated Testing
14 87 (5.01%) Software Engineering
15 86 (4.95%) Test Automation
16 83 (4.78%) E-Commerce
16 83 (4.78%) Analytics
17 82 (4.72%) Mentoring
18 78 (4.49%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 738 (42.49%) Java
2 330 (19.00%) Ruby
3 309 (17.79%) JavaScript
4 306 (17.62%) Python
5 259 (14.91%) SQL
6 186 (10.71%) PHP
7 142 (8.18%) C#
8 111 (6.39%) Scala
9 98 (5.64%) Perl
10 92 (5.30%) Bash Shell
11 53 (3.05%) C++
12 46 (2.65%) PL/SQL
13 45 (2.59%) Shell Script
14 42 (2.42%) C
15 32 (1.84%) PowerShell
16 29 (1.67%) VB
16 29 (1.67%) R
17 23 (1.32%) Groovy
18 20 (1.15%) VB.NET
19 17 (0.98%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 235 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 126 (7.25%) Degree
3 124 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 68 (3.91%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.92%) 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%) RHCA
8 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.40%) MCSE
9 6 (0.35%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.23%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.23%) CCNP
11 4 (0.23%) CISSP
12 3 (0.17%) CEH
12 3 (0.17%) PMP
12 3 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (8.87%) QA
2 7 (0.40%) 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 86 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 31 (1.78%) KVM
4 29 (1.67%) Docker
5 25 (1.44%) QEMU
6 20 (1.15%) Xen
6 20 (1.15%) vCloud
7 17 (0.98%) HDFS
8 16 (0.92%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.69%) NFS
10 11 (0.63%) Apache Flume
11 10 (0.58%) Squid
12 9 (0.52%) Samba
12 9 (0.52%) Varnish
13 8 (0.46%) VirtualBox
14 7 (0.40%) Firmware
15 6 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
16 5 (0.29%) vSphere
16 5 (0.29%) GPFS
16 5 (0.29%) iptables
Systems Management
1 297 (17.10%) Puppet
2 201 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (3.40%) Ansible
4 55 (3.17%) Nagios
5 37 (2.13%) Vagrant
6 35 (2.01%) Salt
7 28 (1.61%) Kibana
8 23 (1.32%) Graylog
9 20 (1.15%) ZABBIX
10 17 (0.98%) Graphite
11 16 (0.92%) Cacti
12 13 (0.75%) CloudHub
13 12 (0.69%) logstash
13 12 (0.69%) Tivoli
14 11 (0.63%) Zenoss
15 9 (0.52%) WSUS
15 9 (0.52%) SCCM
16 8 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 8 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (0.46%) Icinga
Vendors
1 196 (11.28%) Oracle
2 191 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 144 (8.29%) Red Hat
4 139 (8.00%) VMware
5 42 (2.42%) Google
6 33 (1.90%) Cisco
7 32 (1.84%) IBM
8 29 (1.67%) Adobe
9 28 (1.61%) Atlassian
10 24 (1.38%) Informatica
11 22 (1.27%) Splunk
12 21 (1.21%) Zend
13 20 (1.15%) Citrix
14 19 (1.09%) SAP
15 17 (0.98%) Rackspace
15 17 (0.98%) Tableau
16 16 (0.92%) MuleSoft
16 16 (0.92%) HP
16 16 (0.92%) Apple
16 16 (0.92%) Akamai
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Benifits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
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Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £490.00 - £510.00 per day
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Arrows Group
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