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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 117 199 226
Rank change year-on-year
+82 +27
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1011 549 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.06% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.75% 3.40% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 394 298
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 19
Average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%

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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +74 895 £413 +3.12% 393
London +58 514 £425 +3.03% 201
South East +41 113 £375 +7.14% 46
Wales +38 78 £400 - 29
City of London +22 73 £400 +2.56% 53
South West +19 72 £488 +25.80% 34
North West +30 53 £425 +21.42% 32
Bristol +22 47 £438 -21.17% 15
East of England -14 39 £400 +9.58% 22
Hampshire +13 38 £431 +23.21% 7
Berkshire +12 36 £350 - 7
Swansea - 27 £419 - 21
West Wales - 27 £419 - 21
South Wales +10 26 £388 - 8
West Midlands +2 26 £338 -6.89% 22
Cambridgeshire +20 23 £350 -2.43% 20
Manchester +4 23 £363 +3.57% 20
Tyne and Wear -14 23 £350 +45.83% 15
North East -16 23 £350 +45.83% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £350 - 14
Cambridge +18 22 £375 +50.00% 17
East Midlands +22 21 £338 +12.50% 10
Surrey +13 19 £425 +54.54% 10
Lancashire - 18 £500 - 1
Reading +13 17 £350 -8.19% 3
Yorkshire 0 17 £440 +43.08% 12
Scotland -11 16 £338 -8.78% 9
Cardiff - 16 £400 - 7
Northampton +12 14 £400 - 4
Northamptonshire +12 14 £400 +33.33% 5

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1053 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
2 749 (39.48%) Java
3 648 (34.16%) Linux
4 472 (24.88%) TDD
5 457 (24.09%) Scrum
6 442 (23.30%) JavaScript
7 400 (21.09%) HTML
8 393 (20.72%) Web Services
9 371 (19.56%) PHP
10 360 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
11 353 (18.61%) CSS
12 324 (17.08%) SQL
13 323 (17.03%) Ruby
14 299 (15.76%) MySQL
15 295 (15.55%) BDD
16 290 (15.29%) Jenkins
17 266 (14.02%) Puppet
18 263 (13.86%) Python
19 261 (13.76%) DevOps
20 258 (13.60%) Apache
21 257 (13.55%) HTML5
22 236 (12.44%) Oracle
23 231 (12.18%) OO
24 225 (11.86%) XML
25 215 (11.33%) Selenium
26 214 (11.28%) Git (software)
27 213 (11.23%) Finance
28 211 (11.12%) Security Cleared
29 209 (11.02%) NoSQL
30 203 (10.70%) Maven

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 258 (13.60%) Apache
2 131 (6.91%) Tomcat
3 107 (5.64%) Node.js
4 85 (4.48%) CMS
5 73 (3.85%) Drupal
6 59 (3.11%) nginx
7 54 (2.85%) SharePoint
7 54 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
8 48 (2.53%) IIS
9 42 (2.21%) Apache Solr
10 37 (1.95%) OpenStack
11 34 (1.79%) Confluence
12 30 (1.58%) WordPress
13 28 (1.48%) WebLogic
14 25 (1.32%) WebSphere
15 22 (1.16%) Jetty
15 22 (1.16%) MS Exchange
16 21 (1.11%) Apache Pig
17 20 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
18 17 (0.90%) Alfresco
Applications
1 63 (3.32%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.63%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.53%) MS Office
4 8 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.26%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.11%) SPSS
7 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.053%) FastStats
8 1 (0.053%) GIMP
8 1 (0.053%) InDesign
8 1 (0.053%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Magento
2 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.16%) Summit
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.11%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.053%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.053%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.053%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.053%) Cordys
5 1 (0.053%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.053%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.053%) Tridion
5 1 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 115 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (4.59%) Amazon EC2
3 62 (3.27%) Amazon S3
3 62 (3.27%) SaaS
4 46 (2.42%) PaaS
5 42 (2.21%) GitHub
6 31 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (1.11%) IaaS
8 20 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.84%) Route 53
9 16 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
10 14 (0.74%) Google App Engine
11 11 (0.58%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.26%) Heroku
13 4 (0.21%) Joyent
14 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
16 1 (0.053%) Amazon EMR
16 1 (0.053%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 138 (7.27%) HTTP
2 107 (5.64%) Internet
3 77 (4.06%) DNS
4 76 (4.01%) TCP/IP
5 74 (3.90%) SSL
6 65 (3.43%) Firewall
7 45 (2.37%) DHCP
8 37 (1.95%) LDAP
9 30 (1.58%) WAN
9 30 (1.58%) SAN
10 28 (1.48%) LAN
11 26 (1.37%) SMTP
12 23 (1.21%) OpenLDAP
13 21 (1.11%) VPN
14 20 (1.05%) SNMP
14 20 (1.05%) SSH
15 18 (0.95%) IPsec
16 16 (0.84%) FTP
17 12 (0.63%) Intrusion Detection
18 11 (0.58%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (15.76%) MySQL
2 209 (11.02%) NoSQL
3 174 (9.17%) MongoDB
4 137 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
5 117 (6.17%) SQL Server
6 106 (5.59%) Big Data
7 98 (5.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 89 (4.69%) Relational Database
9 78 (4.11%) Hadoop
10 63 (3.32%) Redis
11 58 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
12 44 (2.32%) Oracle Database
13 41 (2.16%) RDBMS
14 33 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
15 28 (1.48%) Apache Hive
16 25 (1.32%) HBase
17 18 (0.95%) DB2
18 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
18 12 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
19 11 (0.58%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 290 (15.29%) Jenkins
2 215 (11.33%) Selenium
3 214 (11.28%) Git (software)
4 203 (10.70%) Maven
5 152 (8.01%) Cucumber
6 150 (7.91%) Subversion
7 114 (6.01%) JIRA
8 94 (4.96%) JUnit
9 79 (4.16%) WebDriver
10 72 (3.80%) JMeter
11 55 (2.90%) Hudson
12 49 (2.58%) WATIR
13 48 (2.53%) Ant
14 45 (2.37%) Eclipse
15 33 (1.74%) QuickTest Pro
15 33 (1.74%) Grunt
16 32 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
17 30 (1.58%) RSpec
18 29 (1.53%) Mockito
18 29 (1.53%) FitNesse
General
1 213 (11.23%) Finance
2 66 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 42 (2.21%) Banking
4 35 (1.85%) Retail
4 35 (1.85%) Back Office
4 35 (1.85%) Marketing
5 30 (1.58%) Front Office
6 25 (1.32%) Publishing
7 19 (1.00%) Games
8 13 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 13 (0.69%) Advertising
9 10 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.47%) Legal
11 7 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.37%) Law
11 7 (0.37%) General Ledger
12 6 (0.32%) Electronics
13 5 (0.26%) Local Government
13 5 (0.26%) German Language
14 4 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 798 (42.07%) Developer
2 244 (12.86%) Architect
3 238 (12.55%) Java Developer
4 148 (7.80%) Analyst
5 131 (6.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 102 (5.38%) Senior Developer
7 100 (5.27%) Technical Architect
8 84 (4.43%) Front-End Developer
9 82 (4.32%) PHP Developer
10 76 (4.01%) Tester
11 75 (3.95%) Web Developer
12 61 (3.22%) Test Analyst
13 60 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
14 57 (3.00%) Business Analyst
15 53 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
16 48 (2.53%) Software Engineer
17 47 (2.48%) Consultant
18 38 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
19 36 (1.90%) Administrator
20 34 (1.79%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (21.09%) HTML
2 393 (20.72%) Web Services
3 353 (18.61%) CSS
4 257 (13.55%) HTML5
5 225 (11.86%) XML
6 201 (10.60%) Spring
7 197 (10.38%) CSS3
8 184 (9.70%) jQuery
9 181 (9.54%) REST
10 172 (9.07%) .NET
11 164 (8.65%) JSON
12 133 (7.01%) LAMP
13 131 (6.91%) SOAP
14 129 (6.80%) RESTful
15 128 (6.75%) J2EE
16 109 (5.75%) AngularJS
17 105 (5.54%) Hibernate
18 97 (5.11%) Ruby on Rails
19 73 (3.85%) Ajax
20 68 (3.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.06%) Computer Science
1 96 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.48%) Mobile App
3 61 (3.22%) User Experience
4 39 (2.06%) Client/Server
5 32 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 31 (1.63%) GIS
7 28 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.42%) Mathematics
9 23 (1.21%) Clustering
9 23 (1.21%) Derivative
10 22 (1.16%) Visualisation
11 19 (1.00%) Wiki
12 16 (0.84%) Social Media
12 16 (0.84%) Replication
13 14 (0.74%) Data Integration
14 12 (0.63%) Reference Data
14 12 (0.63%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.58%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 10 (0.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 648 (34.16%) Linux
2 201 (10.60%) UNIX
3 142 (7.49%) Windows
4 105 (5.54%) CentOS
5 76 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (2.79%) Android
7 48 (2.53%) Apple iOS
8 43 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 34 (1.79%) Solaris
10 29 (1.53%) Mac OS X
11 21 (1.11%) AIX
11 21 (1.11%) VME
12 17 (0.90%) Debian
13 16 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.53%) MVS
16 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
17 7 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1053 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
2 472 (24.88%) TDD
3 457 (24.09%) Scrum
4 360 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
5 295 (15.55%) BDD
6 261 (13.76%) DevOps
7 231 (12.18%) OO
8 201 (10.60%) Configuration Management
9 147 (7.75%) MVC
10 136 (7.17%) Project Management
11 122 (6.43%) Kanban
12 121 (6.38%) Software Engineering
12 121 (6.38%) SOA
13 120 (6.33%) Pair Programming
13 120 (6.33%) Web Development
14 111 (5.85%) E-Commerce
15 104 (5.48%) Test Automation
16 102 (5.38%) Unit Testing
17 95 (5.01%) Automated Testing
18 93 (4.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 749 (39.48%) Java
2 442 (23.30%) JavaScript
3 371 (19.56%) PHP
4 324 (17.08%) SQL
5 323 (17.03%) Ruby
6 263 (13.86%) Python
7 144 (7.59%) C#
8 140 (7.38%) Scala
9 133 (7.01%) Perl
10 111 (5.85%) C++
11 79 (4.16%) Bash Shell
12 47 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 47 (2.48%) C
13 36 (1.90%) Groovy
14 29 (1.53%) Tcl
15 24 (1.27%) PowerShell
16 19 (1.00%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.84%) Clojure
18 13 (0.69%) sed
18 13 (0.69%) AWK
Qualifications
1 211 (11.12%) Security Cleared
2 159 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 140 (7.38%) Degree
4 52 (2.74%) ISEB
5 37 (1.95%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.32%) CISSP
7 12 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.42%) CCNP
8 8 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.32%) BC Cleared
9 6 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.32%) CCIE
10 5 (0.26%) CCSP
10 5 (0.26%) RHCE
10 5 (0.26%) OCPJP
10 5 (0.26%) CEH
11 4 (0.21%) CCNA
11 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (9.80%) QA
2 15 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.37%) SLA
4 6 (0.32%) SNOMED CT
5 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.11%) WCAG
8 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.053%) HL7
8 1 (0.053%) JTAG
System Software
1 88 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (1.53%) vCloud
3 28 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 18 (0.95%) KVM
5 17 (0.90%) Snort
6 14 (0.74%) Xen
7 12 (0.63%) Varnish
8 11 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 10 (0.53%) NFS
9 10 (0.53%) XenServer
9 10 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.42%) VirtualBox
10 8 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.32%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.32%) RHEV
12 5 (0.26%) vSphere
12 5 (0.26%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.21%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.21%) Nmap
13 4 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 266 (14.02%) Puppet
2 155 (8.17%) Opscode Chef
3 74 (3.90%) Nagios
4 53 (2.79%) Vagrant
5 38 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (1.53%) Cacti
7 23 (1.21%) OpenSSO
8 21 (1.11%) Salt
8 21 (1.11%) Graylog2
9 19 (1.00%) ZABBIX
10 18 (0.95%) Ansible
11 15 (0.79%) Kibana
12 14 (0.74%) Zenoss
13 13 (0.69%) Oozie
14 11 (0.58%) YUM
15 9 (0.47%) Foglight
16 7 (0.37%) HAProxy
17 6 (0.32%) Hyperic
17 6 (0.32%) Cobbler
17 6 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 236 (12.44%) Oracle
2 174 (9.17%) Red Hat
3 165 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 121 (6.38%) VMware
5 65 (3.43%) IBM
6 53 (2.79%) Zend
7 50 (2.64%) Google
8 44 (2.32%) Cisco
8 44 (2.32%) JBoss
9 39 (2.06%) HP
10 37 (1.95%) SAP
11 25 (1.32%) Percona
12 24 (1.27%) Twitter
12 24 (1.27%) Siebel
13 22 (1.16%) Adobe
14 21 (1.11%) Citrix
14 21 (1.11%) SaltStack
15 17 (0.90%) EMC
15 17 (0.90%) Sun
16 16 (0.84%) RightScale
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £650 - £760 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £130.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Jumar
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Syntax Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: £400
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Jumar
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago