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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 118 188 237
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +49
Contract jobs citing Open Source 990 579 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.09% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.01% 4.16% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 408 292
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £529 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 15
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 £42.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £91.80 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +37.93%

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
14120 13908 14654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.15% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8449 8513 8505
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £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 609 615 803
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -24.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 +66 918 £425 +6.25% 368
London +60 510 £438 +2.94% 193
South East +51 122 £425 +19.71% 41
City of London +29 73 £450 +9.75% 71
South West +12 66 £369 -1.66% 36
North West +43 64 £425 +25.92% 27
Bristol +21 49 £513 -7.65% 15
Hampshire +14 47 £425 +21.42% 4
East of England -12 39 £400 -8.57% 22
Berkshire +13 37 £350 -12.50% 7
Wales +20 31 £379 - 9
Manchester +13 30 £375 +3.44% 13
Yorkshire +6 27 £413 +35.69% 14
Tyne and Wear +5 26 £350 -29.29% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 26 £350 -53.33% 3
West Midlands +1 26 £325 +8.33% 13
North East 0 26 £350 -29.29% 7
Cheshire +20 23 £510 +56.92% 8
Cambridgeshire -4 22 £400 -14.20% 17
West Yorkshire +7 21 £478 +59.16% 5
Cambridge +6 21 £400 +60.00% 15
Surrey +20 20 £425 - 11
Leeds +13 19 £470 +56.66% 5
Warrington +2 19 £510 +56.92% 3
Reading +14 18 £350 -12.50% 5
Southampton +8 18 £388 +29.16% 2
Scotland -3 18 £415 +3.75% 9
East Midlands +17 15 £225 -25.00% 14
South Wales +7 15 £350 - 8
Edinburgh -2 13 £415 +10.66% 5

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 719 (39.66%) Java
2 609 (33.59%) Linux
3 549 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
4 436 (24.05%) TDD
5 418 (23.06%) JavaScript
6 417 (23.00%) Scrum
7 391 (21.57%) HTML
8 344 (18.97%) CSS
9 343 (18.92%) PHP
10 340 (18.75%) Web Services
11 333 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
12 332 (18.31%) Ruby
13 311 (17.15%) SQL
14 292 (16.11%) BDD
15 280 (15.44%) MySQL
16 274 (15.11%) Python
17 260 (14.34%) HTML5
18 257 (14.18%) Puppet
19 253 (13.95%) Jenkins
20 252 (13.90%) DevOps
21 229 (12.63%) Oracle
22 222 (12.24%) Apache
23 219 (12.08%) OO
24 214 (11.80%) Finance
25 203 (11.20%) CSS3
26 202 (11.14%) Selenium
27 199 (10.98%) NoSQL
28 198 (10.92%) XML
29 196 (10.81%) Git (software)
30 195 (10.76%) Configuration Management

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 222 (12.24%) Apache
2 131 (7.23%) Tomcat
3 119 (6.56%) Node.js
4 96 (5.30%) CMS
5 70 (3.86%) Drupal
6 57 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
7 50 (2.76%) nginx
8 49 (2.70%) SharePoint
9 40 (2.21%) IIS
10 38 (2.10%) WordPress
11 34 (1.88%) Apache Solr
12 32 (1.77%) OpenStack
13 30 (1.65%) WebLogic
14 27 (1.49%) WebSphere
15 25 (1.38%) Confluence
16 23 (1.27%) Jetty
16 23 (1.27%) Alfresco
17 22 (1.21%) MS Exchange
18 19 (1.05%) Apache Pig
19 16 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 62 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (0.44%) MS Office
5 4 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.17%) MS Project
6 3 (0.17%) SPSS
6 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.055%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.055%) InDesign
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.055%) GIMP
8 1 (0.055%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 17 (0.94%) Magento
2 6 (0.33%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.17%) Summit
4 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.055%) Tridion
5 1 (0.055%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.055%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.055%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.055%) Cordys
5 1 (0.055%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.055%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 112 (6.18%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
3 62 (3.42%) Amazon S3
4 57 (3.14%) SaaS
5 47 (2.59%) PaaS
6 32 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 28 (1.54%) GitHub
8 25 (1.38%) Amazon ELB
8 25 (1.38%) Route 53
9 21 (1.16%) IaaS
10 19 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.50%) Google App Engine
12 7 (0.39%) Google Apps
13 6 (0.33%) Heroku
14 4 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
15 3 (0.17%) Joyent
15 3 (0.17%) OpenShift
16 1 (0.055%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.055%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 127 (7.00%) HTTP
2 86 (4.74%) Internet
3 80 (4.41%) DNS
4 73 (4.03%) Firewall
5 72 (3.97%) TCP/IP
6 71 (3.92%) SSL
7 49 (2.70%) DHCP
8 36 (1.99%) LDAP
9 33 (1.82%) WAN
10 30 (1.65%) LAN
11 27 (1.49%) SMTP
11 27 (1.49%) VPN
12 26 (1.43%) SNMP
12 26 (1.43%) SAN
13 23 (1.27%) OpenLDAP
14 22 (1.21%) SSH
15 14 (0.77%) Network Security
16 13 (0.72%) IPsec
17 11 (0.61%) Intranet
17 11 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (15.44%) MySQL
2 199 (10.98%) NoSQL
3 153 (8.44%) MongoDB
4 107 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
5 105 (5.79%) Big Data
6 93 (5.13%) SQL Server
7 90 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 77 (4.25%) Relational Database
9 76 (4.19%) Hadoop
10 54 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
11 52 (2.87%) Redis
12 41 (2.26%) RDBMS
13 40 (2.21%) Oracle Database
14 30 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (1.27%) HBase
15 23 (1.27%) Apache Hive
16 12 (0.66%) Couchbase
16 12 (0.66%) DB2
16 12 (0.66%) Data Mining
17 11 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 253 (13.95%) Jenkins
2 202 (11.14%) Selenium
3 196 (10.81%) Git (software)
4 173 (9.54%) Maven
5 147 (8.11%) Cucumber
6 119 (6.56%) Subversion
7 88 (4.85%) JIRA
8 86 (4.74%) JUnit
9 76 (4.19%) WebDriver
10 69 (3.81%) JMeter
11 55 (3.03%) Hudson
12 48 (2.65%) WATIR
13 40 (2.21%) Ant
14 36 (1.99%) Eclipse
15 34 (1.88%) QuickTest Pro
16 30 (1.65%) Grunt
17 26 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (1.43%) RSpec
18 25 (1.38%) FitNesse
19 23 (1.27%) Sahi
General
1 214 (11.80%) Finance
2 60 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 36 (1.99%) Back Office
4 35 (1.93%) Banking
5 34 (1.88%) Front Office
6 33 (1.82%) Retail
7 29 (1.60%) Marketing
8 26 (1.43%) Publishing
9 17 (0.94%) Games
10 12 (0.66%) Advertising
10 12 (0.66%) Law
11 11 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 8 (0.44%) Legal
13 6 (0.33%) Electronics
13 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.22%) German Language
14 4 (0.22%) Local Government
14 4 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 753 (41.53%) Developer
2 233 (12.85%) Architect
3 221 (12.19%) Java Developer
4 135 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 118 (6.51%) Analyst
6 93 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 88 (4.85%) Technical Architect
8 82 (4.52%) PHP Developer
9 79 (4.36%) Front-End Developer
10 78 (4.30%) Tester
11 67 (3.70%) Web Developer
12 57 (3.14%) JavaScript Developer
13 52 (2.87%) Software Engineer
14 49 (2.70%) Test Analyst
14 49 (2.70%) Consultant
15 45 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
16 43 (2.37%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 43 (2.37%) Enterprise Architect
17 42 (2.32%) Business Analyst
18 39 (2.15%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (21.57%) HTML
2 344 (18.97%) CSS
3 340 (18.75%) Web Services
4 260 (14.34%) HTML5
5 203 (11.20%) CSS3
6 198 (10.92%) XML
7 183 (10.09%) jQuery
8 174 (9.60%) Spring
9 169 (9.32%) REST
10 168 (9.27%) .NET
11 162 (8.94%) JSON
12 125 (6.89%) RESTful
13 108 (5.96%) LAMP
14 105 (5.79%) Ruby on Rails
15 100 (5.52%) AngularJS
16 97 (5.35%) J2EE
17 95 (5.24%) SOAP
18 90 (4.96%) Hibernate
19 84 (4.63%) Ajax
20 74 (4.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 98 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 79 (4.36%) Mobile App
3 32 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
3 32 (1.77%) Client/Server
4 30 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 30 (1.65%) GIS
5 26 (1.43%) Mathematics
6 23 (1.27%) Derivative
7 22 (1.21%) Visualisation
8 19 (1.05%) Wiki
9 16 (0.88%) Clustering
10 15 (0.83%) Blackberry
10 15 (0.83%) Statistics
10 15 (0.83%) Digital Media
11 12 (0.66%) Social Media
11 12 (0.66%) Data Integration
12 11 (0.61%) N-Tier
12 11 (0.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 11 (0.61%) Reference Data
13 10 (0.55%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 609 (33.59%) Linux
2 185 (10.20%) UNIX
3 122 (6.73%) Windows
4 95 (5.24%) CentOS
5 73 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (3.25%) Apple iOS
7 57 (3.14%) Android
8 39 (2.15%) Ubuntu
9 36 (1.99%) Solaris
10 26 (1.43%) Mac OS X
11 23 (1.27%) AIX
12 21 (1.16%) VME
13 14 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.55%) MVS
15 9 (0.50%) Debian
15 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.39%) HPUX
16 7 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (24.05%) TDD
3 417 (23.00%) Scrum
4 333 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
5 292 (16.11%) BDD
6 252 (13.90%) DevOps
7 219 (12.08%) OO
8 195 (10.76%) Configuration Management
9 136 (7.50%) MVC
10 132 (7.28%) Project Management
11 126 (6.95%) Software Engineering
12 120 (6.62%) SOA
13 117 (6.45%) Web Development
14 111 (6.12%) Test Automation
15 109 (6.01%) Pair Programming
16 108 (5.96%) Kanban
17 102 (5.63%) Unit Testing
17 102 (5.63%) E-Commerce
18 84 (4.63%) Automated Testing
19 79 (4.36%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 719 (39.66%) Java
2 418 (23.06%) JavaScript
3 343 (18.92%) PHP
4 332 (18.31%) Ruby
5 311 (17.15%) SQL
6 274 (15.11%) Python
7 145 (8.00%) Scala
8 140 (7.72%) C#
9 139 (7.67%) Perl
10 116 (6.40%) C++
11 76 (4.19%) Bash Shell
12 47 (2.59%) C
13 43 (2.37%) Shell Script
14 41 (2.26%) Groovy
15 27 (1.49%) Tcl
16 24 (1.32%) PowerShell
17 18 (0.99%) PHP5
18 17 (0.94%) PL/SQL
19 16 (0.88%) Clojure
19 16 (0.88%) sed
Qualifications
1 193 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 151 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 142 (7.83%) Degree
4 45 (2.48%) ISEB
5 32 (1.77%) ISTQB
6 24 (1.32%) CISSP
7 9 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
8 7 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.28%) CCNP
10 5 (0.28%) IBM AIX Certification
10 5 (0.28%) CEH
10 5 (0.28%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.22%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.22%) CCIE
11 4 (0.22%) MCSE
12 3 (0.17%) CCSP
12 3 (0.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (9.65%) QA
2 15 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.55%) SLA
4 8 (0.44%) SNOMED CT
4 8 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 9002
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) WCAG
9 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.055%) HL7
9 1 (0.055%) JTAG
System Software
1 67 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.38%) vCloud
4 16 (0.88%) KVM
4 16 (0.88%) Snort
5 12 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 9 (0.50%) NFS
6 9 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.44%) Varnish
7 8 (0.44%) Xen
8 7 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.39%) XenServer
8 7 (0.39%) RHEV
9 6 (0.33%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.33%) vSphere
10 5 (0.28%) Shibboleth
10 5 (0.28%) GPFS
11 4 (0.22%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.22%) Squid
Systems Management
1 257 (14.18%) Puppet
2 148 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (3.53%) Nagios
4 61 (3.36%) Vagrant
5 30 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (1.54%) Cacti
7 27 (1.49%) Salt
8 25 (1.38%) Ansible
9 22 (1.21%) OpenSSO
10 20 (1.10%) ZABBIX
11 14 (0.77%) Graylog2
12 12 (0.66%) Kibana
13 11 (0.61%) Zenoss
13 11 (0.61%) YUM
14 10 (0.55%) Oozie
14 10 (0.55%) Foglight
15 7 (0.39%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.33%) Backup Exec
16 6 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 5 (0.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 229 (12.63%) Oracle
2 159 (8.77%) Red Hat
3 146 (8.05%) Microsoft
4 94 (5.18%) VMware
5 58 (3.20%) IBM
6 53 (2.92%) Zend
7 45 (2.48%) JBoss
8 40 (2.21%) Cisco
9 39 (2.15%) Google
10 37 (2.04%) SAP
11 35 (1.93%) HP
12 27 (1.49%) Citrix
13 24 (1.32%) Adobe
13 24 (1.32%) Siebel
14 23 (1.27%) RightScale
15 21 (1.16%) Percona
16 20 (1.10%) SaltStack
17 19 (1.05%) Atlassian
18 15 (0.83%) EMC
19 14 (0.77%) Tableau
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £351 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Aberystwyth, Dyfed
Alexander Mann Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Network ITR
Rate: 500 to 550 per day GBP
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago