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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 124 174 230
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +56
Contract jobs citing Open Source 895 555 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.75% 1.15% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.87% 3.76% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 397 264
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £586 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £41.75 £41.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £13.50 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.15 £67.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +67 850 £425 - 341
London +8 405 £450 - 160
South East +93 141 £425 +15.25% 59
South West +28 72 £400 +23.07% 38
City of London +7 68 £500 +11.11% 57
Yorkshire +42 61 £475 +46.15% 16
West Yorkshire +37 57 £513 +51.85% 8
Leeds +30 53 £560 +60.00% 6
West Midlands +45 51 £418 +28.61% 10
Hampshire +26 50 £419 - 10
North West +17 50 £419 +19.64% 15
Bristol +19 49 £413 +26.92% 19
Berkshire +25 37 £415 +10.66% 14
Manchester +13 31 £414 +18.14% 9
East of England +6 30 £388 +29.16% 35
Surrey +16 26 £430 +32.30% 13
East Midlands +27 23 £363 -23.68% 5
North East +6 21 £450 +63.63% 2
Tyne and Wear +7 20 £450 +63.63% 2
Scotland -9 20 £300 -8.39% 10
Southampton - 17 £475 - 6
Bracknell +15 15 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 15 £475 +72.72% 2
Nottinghamshire +10 14 £350 - 2
Edinburgh 0 14 £375 +13.63% 3
Lancashire -6 14 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £313 -14.38%
Birmingham - 12 £463 - 4
Nottingham - 11 £375 - 2
Devon +2 10 £356 -

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1146 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 791 (40.44%) Java
3 659 (33.69%) Linux
4 435 (22.24%) Scrum
5 431 (22.03%) Web Services
6 423 (21.63%) TDD
7 411 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
8 381 (19.48%) JavaScript
9 363 (18.56%) Ruby
10 362 (18.51%) DevOps
11 358 (18.30%) HTML
12 336 (17.18%) Puppet
13 324 (16.56%) PHP
14 320 (16.36%) Jenkins
15 312 (15.95%) CSS
16 302 (15.44%) MongoDB
17 299 (15.29%) MySQL
18 289 (14.78%) SQL
19 284 (14.52%) Python
20 276 (14.11%) Apache
21 269 (13.75%) Git (software)
22 251 (12.83%) Configuration Management
23 245 (12.53%) .NET
24 241 (12.32%) Security Cleared
25 233 (11.91%) UNIX
25 233 (11.91%) NoSQL
26 229 (11.71%) OO
27 228 (11.66%) BDD
28 223 (11.40%) Opscode Chef
29 221 (11.30%) Selenium

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 276 (14.11%) Apache
2 145 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 85 (4.35%) Node.js
4 82 (4.19%) JBoss
5 76 (3.89%) Drupal
5 76 (3.89%) Confluence
6 68 (3.48%) CMS
7 62 (3.17%) OpenStack
8 60 (3.07%) nginx
9 43 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
10 42 (2.15%) WebLogic
11 37 (1.89%) SharePoint
12 36 (1.84%) Apache Solr
13 34 (1.74%) IIS
14 31 (1.58%) WebSphere
15 22 (1.12%) Mule
16 20 (1.02%) WordPress
17 19 (0.97%) Apache Spark
17 19 (0.97%) Apache Pig
18 18 (0.92%) FileNet
Applications
1 45 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.46%) MS Office
3 8 (0.41%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.36%) MS Project
5 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.15%) InDesign
8 2 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.051%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.051%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.051%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.051%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 15 (0.77%) Magento
2 12 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.20%) Tridion
5 2 (0.10%) Summit
6 1 (0.051%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.051%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.051%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.051%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 90 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
3 64 (3.27%) GitHub
4 51 (2.61%) SaaS
5 42 (2.15%) Amazon S3
6 28 (1.43%) PaaS
7 22 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.97%) IaaS
9 17 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.56%) Joyent
11 11 (0.56%) Google App Engine
12 8 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (0.41%) Route 53
12 8 (0.41%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.20%) Heroku
15 1 (0.051%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 1 (0.051%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.051%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 152 (7.77%) HTTP
2 106 (5.42%) Internet
3 98 (5.01%) SSL
4 97 (4.96%) TCP/IP
5 69 (3.53%) DNS
6 57 (2.91%) Firewall
7 43 (2.20%) AMQP
8 38 (1.94%) DHCP
9 33 (1.69%) SAN
10 29 (1.48%) LDAP
11 27 (1.38%) FTP
12 24 (1.23%) IPsec
13 20 (1.02%) WAN
14 18 (0.92%) LAN
15 15 (0.77%) VPN
16 13 (0.66%) HTTPS
17 11 (0.56%) VoIP
18 10 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
18 10 (0.51%) Intranet
19 9 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (15.44%) MongoDB
2 299 (15.29%) MySQL
3 233 (11.91%) NoSQL
4 171 (8.74%) PostgreSQL
5 152 (7.77%) SQL Server
6 142 (7.26%) Relational Database
7 103 (5.27%) Hadoop
8 91 (4.65%) Big Data
9 87 (4.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 67 (3.43%) Oracle Database
11 59 (3.02%) RDBMS
12 50 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 49 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
14 43 (2.20%) Redis
15 33 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
16 31 (1.58%) Apache Hive
17 25 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 22 (1.12%) HBase
19 18 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 320 (16.36%) Jenkins
2 269 (13.75%) Git (software)
3 221 (11.30%) Selenium
4 199 (10.17%) Maven
5 197 (10.07%) Subversion
6 172 (8.79%) Cucumber
7 163 (8.33%) JIRA
8 117 (5.98%) JUnit
9 68 (3.48%) Eclipse
10 66 (3.37%) Hudson
11 59 (3.02%) WebDriver
12 50 (2.56%) JMeter
13 49 (2.51%) WATIR
14 45 (2.30%) Visual Studio
15 43 (2.20%) Ant
15 43 (2.20%) QuickTest Pro
16 41 (2.10%) Mockito
17 40 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
18 38 (1.94%) SpecFlow
18 38 (1.94%) PHPUnit
General
1 186 (9.51%) Finance
2 62 (3.17%) Banking
3 40 (2.04%) Marketing
4 36 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.79%) Retail
6 26 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 26 (1.33%) Law
7 20 (1.02%) Publishing
8 19 (0.97%) Games
8 19 (0.97%) Front Office
9 17 (0.87%) Legal
10 12 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.56%) Back Office
12 9 (0.46%) Electronics
13 5 (0.26%) Advertising
13 5 (0.26%) Military
13 5 (0.26%) German Language
14 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.15%) Local Government
15 2 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 702 (35.89%) Developer
2 317 (16.21%) Architect
3 198 (10.12%) Java Developer
4 164 (8.38%) Analyst
5 141 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 118 (6.03%) Senior Developer
7 93 (4.75%) PHP Developer
8 90 (4.60%) Business Analyst
9 89 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
10 80 (4.09%) Technical Architect
11 72 (3.68%) Web Developer
12 61 (3.12%) Tester
13 50 (2.56%) Administrator
14 43 (2.20%) Digital Architect
15 42 (2.15%) Front-End Developer
15 42 (2.15%) Agile Business Analyst
16 38 (1.94%) Test Analyst
17 35 (1.79%) Consultant
18 34 (1.74%) C# Developer
18 34 (1.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (22.03%) Web Services
2 358 (18.30%) HTML
3 312 (15.95%) CSS
4 245 (12.53%) .NET
5 209 (10.69%) REST
6 200 (10.22%) XML
6 200 (10.22%) Spring
7 198 (10.12%) HTML5
8 185 (9.46%) jQuery
9 165 (8.44%) SOAP
10 157 (8.03%) J2EE
11 150 (7.67%) JSON
12 142 (7.26%) RESTful
13 136 (6.95%) LAMP
14 130 (6.65%) CSS3
15 119 (6.08%) AngularJS
16 113 (5.78%) Hibernate
17 74 (3.78%) Ajax
18 72 (3.68%) RabbitMQ
19 68 (3.48%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (3.37%) Computer Science
3 61 (3.12%) User Experience
4 56 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.04%) Clustering
6 36 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 32 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 27 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 22 (1.12%) Replication
10 22 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 20 (1.02%) Visualisation
11 20 (1.02%) GIS
12 18 (0.92%) Derivative
12 18 (0.92%) Mathematics
13 17 (0.87%) Taxonomies
13 17 (0.87%) Social Media
13 17 (0.87%) Data Integration
14 15 (0.77%) N-Tier
15 13 (0.66%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 659 (33.69%) Linux
2 233 (11.91%) UNIX
3 175 (8.95%) Windows
4 104 (5.32%) CentOS
5 103 (5.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 66 (3.37%) Ubuntu
7 38 (1.94%) Solaris
8 36 (1.84%) Apple iOS
9 33 (1.69%) AIX
10 29 (1.48%) Android
11 28 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (1.28%) Debian
13 19 (0.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 18 (0.92%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.51%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.46%) Windows 8
18 9 (0.46%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1146 (58.59%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (22.24%) Scrum
3 423 (21.63%) TDD
4 411 (21.01%) Continuous Integration
5 362 (18.51%) DevOps
6 251 (12.83%) Configuration Management
7 229 (11.71%) OO
8 228 (11.66%) BDD
9 174 (8.90%) Project Management
10 143 (7.31%) SOA
11 137 (7.00%) MVC
12 116 (5.93%) Kanban
13 110 (5.62%) Pair Programming
14 109 (5.57%) Software Engineering
15 104 (5.32%) E-Commerce
15 104 (5.32%) Web Development
16 101 (5.16%) Waterfall
17 90 (4.60%) Mentoring
18 88 (4.50%) Automated Testing
19 84 (4.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 791 (40.44%) Java
2 381 (19.48%) JavaScript
3 363 (18.56%) Ruby
4 324 (16.56%) PHP
5 289 (14.78%) SQL
6 284 (14.52%) Python
7 170 (8.69%) C#
8 130 (6.65%) Scala
9 113 (5.78%) Perl
10 76 (3.89%) C++
10 76 (3.89%) Bash Shell
11 55 (2.81%) Shell Script
12 39 (1.99%) PowerShell
13 38 (1.94%) C
13 38 (1.94%) PL/SQL
14 26 (1.33%) VB
15 19 (0.97%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.97%) Clojure
16 18 (0.92%) ActionScript
17 17 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 241 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 152 (7.77%) Degree
3 140 (7.16%) SC Cleared
4 55 (2.81%) DV Cleared
5 36 (1.84%) ISEB
6 21 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (0.92%) ISTQB
8 12 (0.61%) RHCE
9 11 (0.56%) CCNA
10 10 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.46%) CCNP
12 8 (0.41%) MCSE
12 8 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.41%) RHCSA
13 7 (0.36%) CISSP
13 7 (0.36%) CCIE
13 7 (0.36%) RHCA
13 7 (0.36%) BC Cleared
14 5 (0.26%) CCSP
15 3 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (8.95%) QA
2 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.15%) BS25999
4 2 (0.10%) HL7
4 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.10%) SLA
5 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (1.74%) vCloud
3 24 (1.23%) Varnish
4 22 (1.12%) Active Directory
5 20 (1.02%) KVM
6 19 (0.97%) NFS
7 16 (0.82%) HDFS
8 15 (0.77%) Docker
8 15 (0.77%) Xen
9 12 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.61%) VirtualBox
10 11 (0.56%) Apache Flume
10 11 (0.56%) Squid
11 9 (0.46%) Hyper-V
11 9 (0.46%) vSphere
12 8 (0.41%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.31%) Snort
14 4 (0.20%) XenApp
14 4 (0.20%) XenServer
14 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 336 (17.18%) Puppet
2 223 (11.40%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (5.06%) Nagios
4 54 (2.76%) Vagrant
5 47 (2.40%) Ansible
6 31 (1.58%) Graphite
7 29 (1.48%) Kibana
7 29 (1.48%) Graylog2
8 25 (1.28%) ZABBIX
8 25 (1.28%) Cacti
9 24 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (0.87%) Zenoss
11 16 (0.82%) Salt
12 15 (0.77%) Oozie
13 14 (0.72%) logstash
14 12 (0.61%) SCCM
14 12 (0.61%) Icinga
15 11 (0.56%) Hyperic
16 10 (0.51%) Tivoli
17 9 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 208 (10.63%) Oracle
2 169 (8.64%) Red Hat
3 168 (8.59%) Microsoft
4 136 (6.95%) VMware
5 52 (2.66%) IBM
6 51 (2.61%) Zend
7 42 (2.15%) Cisco
8 36 (1.84%) HP
9 34 (1.74%) Google
10 32 (1.64%) Adobe
11 28 (1.43%) Twitter
11 28 (1.43%) Rackspace
12 22 (1.12%) Percona
12 22 (1.12%) SaltStack
13 21 (1.07%) Splunk
13 21 (1.07%) SAP
13 21 (1.07%) Atlassian
14 18 (0.92%) Perforce
15 16 (0.82%) Sun
15 16 (0.82%) Akamai
Blackpool, Lancashire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £525 - 575 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton
Capita - ITPS
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £290 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 6 days ago