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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 140 155 203
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +48
Contract jobs citing Open Source 820 653 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.30% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.30% 4.25% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 463 314
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%

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
15473 15376 13456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.83% 30.70% 30.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9538 9406 8067
Average daily rate £425 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 611 745
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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 5 March 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
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 5 March 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 +28 784 £425 - 420
London -26 352 £475 +5.55% 188
South East +61 133 £414 +10.33% 82
City of London +6 77 £500 +11.11% 54
Yorkshire +27 63 £325 -3.20% 28
South West +18 63 £380 +16.92% 34
North West +25 62 £450 +28.57% 27
West Yorkshire +36 60 £325 -7.14% 19
Leeds +28 55 £325 -7.14% 16
West Midlands +27 47 £400 -5.88% 22
Hampshire +26 47 £431 +7.81% 12
Bristol +12 41 £400 +23.07% 19
East of England +19 32 £400 -8.57% 22
East Midlands +28 31 £375 -21.05% 10
Berkshire +2 31 £335 -10.66% 25
Surrey +29 29 £430 +56.36% 13
Manchester +11 29 £400 +14.28% 21
Shropshire - 26 £438 - 1
Southampton +4 23 £488 +14.70% 8
Lancashire +9 19 £500 -
Telford - 16 £438 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 15 £350 - 6
Buckinghamshire +9 14 £400 -20.00% 7
Devon +6 14 £363 +20.83% 6
Plymouth +6 13 £363 +20.83% 3
Scotland -24 12 £375 +25.00% 17
Nottingham - 12 £343 - 5
Milton Keynes +1 11 £500 - 6
Hertfordshire +8 10 £388 -18.42% 2
North East +7 10 £363 +35.51% 5

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1114 (59.96%) Agile Software Development
2 775 (41.71%) Java
3 618 (33.26%) Linux
4 437 (23.52%) Web Services
5 436 (23.47%) TDD
6 426 (22.93%) Scrum
7 418 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
8 366 (19.70%) Ruby
9 353 (19.00%) DevOps
10 335 (18.03%) Puppet
11 328 (17.65%) Python
12 325 (17.49%) HTML
13 317 (17.06%) JavaScript
14 313 (16.85%) MongoDB
15 293 (15.77%) Jenkins
16 285 (15.34%) SQL
17 283 (15.23%) CSS
18 279 (15.02%) Configuration Management
19 276 (14.85%) MySQL
20 262 (14.10%) Git (software)
21 256 (13.78%) PHP
22 249 (13.40%) .NET
23 240 (12.92%) Apache
24 237 (12.76%) Security Cleared
24 237 (12.76%) BDD
25 233 (12.54%) NoSQL
26 222 (11.95%) Selenium
27 217 (11.68%) Opscode Chef
28 214 (11.52%) UNIX
29 203 (10.93%) REST

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 240 (12.92%) Apache
2 141 (7.59%) Tomcat
3 88 (4.74%) Confluence
4 84 (4.52%) JBoss
5 77 (4.14%) Node.js
6 72 (3.88%) OpenStack
7 60 (3.23%) CMS
8 56 (3.01%) Drupal
9 51 (2.74%) WebLogic
10 49 (2.64%) nginx
11 39 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
12 37 (1.99%) SharePoint
12 37 (1.99%) IIS
13 36 (1.94%) WebSphere
14 28 (1.51%) Mule
14 28 (1.51%) Apache Solr
15 19 (1.02%) SAS
15 19 (1.02%) Apache Pig
16 17 (0.91%) WordPress
17 16 (0.86%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 49 (2.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.54%) MS Project
3 9 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.43%) MS Office
5 7 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.054%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (0.70%) Magento
2 12 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.22%) Tridion
6 1 (0.054%) Summit
6 1 (0.054%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.054%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (3.55%) GitHub
3 59 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
4 47 (2.53%) SaaS
5 32 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (1.61%) Amazon S3
7 27 (1.45%) PaaS
8 22 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (0.70%) IaaS
10 12 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.59%) Google App Engine
11 11 (0.59%) Joyent
12 6 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.32%) Route 53
13 5 (0.27%) Google Apps
13 5 (0.27%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.22%) Heroku
15 1 (0.054%) ElastiCache
15 1 (0.054%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 152 (8.18%) HTTP
2 101 (5.44%) TCP/IP
3 95 (5.11%) SSL
4 89 (4.79%) Internet
5 67 (3.61%) DNS
6 55 (2.96%) Firewall
7 48 (2.58%) AMQP
8 36 (1.94%) DHCP
9 31 (1.67%) FTP
10 29 (1.56%) SAN
11 28 (1.51%) IPsec
12 22 (1.18%) LDAP
13 16 (0.86%) HTTPS
14 14 (0.75%) VPN
14 14 (0.75%) LAN
14 14 (0.75%) WAN
15 11 (0.59%) VoIP
16 9 (0.48%) Network Security
16 9 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
17 8 (0.43%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 313 (16.85%) MongoDB
2 276 (14.85%) MySQL
3 233 (12.54%) NoSQL
4 175 (9.42%) PostgreSQL
5 150 (8.07%) SQL Server
6 148 (7.97%) Relational Database
7 123 (6.62%) Hadoop
8 91 (4.90%) Big Data
9 79 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 75 (4.04%) Oracle Database
11 67 (3.61%) RDBMS
12 50 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
13 44 (2.37%) Redis
14 39 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
15 36 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
16 29 (1.56%) Apache Hive
17 28 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
18 26 (1.40%) HBase
19 21 (1.13%) Data Mining
20 20 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 293 (15.77%) Jenkins
2 262 (14.10%) Git (software)
3 222 (11.95%) Selenium
4 200 (10.76%) Subversion
5 189 (10.17%) Maven
6 180 (9.69%) Cucumber
7 164 (8.83%) JIRA
8 113 (6.08%) JUnit
9 70 (3.77%) Eclipse
10 53 (2.85%) WebDriver
10 53 (2.85%) Hudson
11 49 (2.64%) WATIR
11 49 (2.64%) Ant
12 48 (2.58%) QuickTest Pro
13 47 (2.53%) Visual Studio
14 43 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
15 40 (2.15%) JMeter
16 38 (2.05%) Sahi
17 37 (1.99%) SpecFlow
18 36 (1.94%) PHPUnit
General
1 165 (8.88%) Finance
2 60 (3.23%) Banking
3 48 (2.58%) Retail
4 35 (1.88%) Marketing
5 28 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.29%) Games
6 24 (1.29%) Publishing
7 23 (1.24%) Law
8 18 (0.97%) Front Office
9 17 (0.91%) Legal
10 13 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.54%) Electronics
12 5 (0.27%) Military
12 5 (0.27%) Back Office
12 5 (0.27%) German Language
13 4 (0.22%) Local Government
13 4 (0.22%) Advertising
14 3 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 660 (35.52%) Developer
2 296 (15.93%) Architect
3 200 (10.76%) Java Developer
4 178 (9.58%) Analyst
5 134 (7.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 108 (5.81%) Senior Developer
7 88 (4.74%) Business Analyst
8 78 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
9 73 (3.93%) Technical Architect
10 71 (3.82%) PHP Developer
11 57 (3.07%) Administrator
12 55 (2.96%) Tester
13 53 (2.85%) Web Developer
14 44 (2.37%) Test Analyst
14 44 (2.37%) Agile Business Analyst
15 38 (2.05%) Consultant
16 36 (1.94%) C# Developer
16 36 (1.94%) Lead Architect
17 35 (1.88%) Digital Architect
18 33 (1.78%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (23.52%) Web Services
2 325 (17.49%) HTML
3 283 (15.23%) CSS
4 249 (13.40%) .NET
5 203 (10.93%) REST
6 195 (10.50%) Spring
7 189 (10.17%) XML
8 177 (9.53%) SOAP
9 167 (8.99%) HTML5
10 161 (8.67%) JSON
11 155 (8.34%) jQuery
12 152 (8.18%) RESTful
13 146 (7.86%) J2EE
14 110 (5.92%) CSS3
15 104 (5.60%) Hibernate
16 103 (5.54%) AngularJS
17 96 (5.17%) LAMP
18 70 (3.77%) Ajax
18 70 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
19 69 (3.71%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 94 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (3.50%) Computer Science
3 53 (2.85%) User Experience
4 47 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 45 (2.42%) Clustering
6 31 (1.67%) Visualisation
7 27 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.18%) Social Media
10 21 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 21 (1.13%) Data Integration
11 19 (1.02%) Algorithms
12 18 (0.97%) N-Tier
12 18 (0.97%) GIS
13 16 (0.86%) Replication
14 14 (0.75%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.75%) Taxonomies
14 14 (0.75%) Mathematics
15 12 (0.65%) Digital Media
15 12 (0.65%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 618 (33.26%) Linux
2 214 (11.52%) UNIX
3 184 (9.90%) Windows
4 98 (5.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (4.14%) CentOS
6 66 (3.55%) Ubuntu
7 42 (2.26%) Solaris
8 37 (1.99%) Apple iOS
9 30 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (1.56%) Android
11 27 (1.45%) AIX
12 22 (1.18%) Debian
13 19 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 17 (0.91%) Windows 7
15 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (0.48%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.48%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.48%) Mac OS X Server
18 8 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1114 (59.96%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (23.47%) TDD
3 426 (22.93%) Scrum
4 418 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
5 353 (19.00%) DevOps
6 279 (15.02%) Configuration Management
7 237 (12.76%) BDD
8 188 (10.12%) OO
9 171 (9.20%) Project Management
10 144 (7.75%) SOA
11 130 (7.00%) MVC
12 118 (6.35%) Kanban
13 102 (5.49%) Web Development
14 99 (5.33%) Automated Testing
15 98 (5.27%) Waterfall
15 98 (5.27%) Pair Programming
16 97 (5.22%) Software Engineering
17 96 (5.17%) E-Commerce
18 92 (4.95%) Test Automation
19 88 (4.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 775 (41.71%) Java
2 366 (19.70%) Ruby
3 328 (17.65%) Python
4 317 (17.06%) JavaScript
5 285 (15.34%) SQL
6 256 (13.78%) PHP
7 164 (8.83%) C#
8 129 (6.94%) Scala
9 107 (5.76%) Perl
10 86 (4.63%) Bash Shell
11 60 (3.23%) C++
12 58 (3.12%) Shell Script
13 43 (2.31%) PL/SQL
14 40 (2.15%) C
14 40 (2.15%) PowerShell
15 31 (1.67%) R
16 27 (1.45%) VB
17 23 (1.24%) Clojure
18 19 (1.02%) VB.NET
18 19 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 237 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 145 (7.80%) Degree
3 132 (7.10%) SC Cleared
4 64 (3.44%) DV Cleared
5 35 (1.88%) ISEB
6 28 (1.51%) VCP4
7 19 (1.02%) ISTQB
8 16 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.59%) RHCE
10 10 (0.54%) CCNA
11 8 (0.43%) RHCSA
11 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.43%) MCSE
12 7 (0.38%) RHCA
12 7 (0.38%) BC Cleared
13 6 (0.32%) CCNP
14 5 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.16%) PMP
15 3 (0.16%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (9.74%) QA
2 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.16%) BS25999
5 2 (0.11%) HL7
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.054%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.054%) SLA
6 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 30 (1.61%) KVM
4 28 (1.51%) Docker
4 28 (1.51%) vCloud
5 24 (1.29%) Varnish
6 18 (0.97%) HDFS
7 17 (0.91%) NFS
7 17 (0.91%) Xen
8 15 (0.81%) QEMU
9 12 (0.65%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.59%) Squid
10 11 (0.59%) Apache Flume
11 9 (0.48%) Samba
11 9 (0.48%) VirtualBox
12 8 (0.43%) vSphere
13 7 (0.38%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 335 (18.03%) Puppet
2 217 (11.68%) Opscode Chef
3 83 (4.47%) Nagios
4 50 (2.69%) Ansible
5 44 (2.37%) Vagrant
6 29 (1.56%) Graylog
7 28 (1.51%) Salt
8 27 (1.45%) Kibana
9 25 (1.35%) Graphite
10 24 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (1.13%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.91%) Cacti
13 15 (0.81%) Zenoss
14 13 (0.70%) logstash
14 13 (0.70%) Oozie
15 12 (0.65%) SCCM
16 11 (0.59%) Tivoli
16 11 (0.59%) Icinga
16 11 (0.59%) Hyperic
17 9 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 189 (10.17%) Oracle
2 159 (8.56%) Microsoft
3 151 (8.13%) Red Hat
4 149 (8.02%) VMware
5 39 (2.10%) IBM
6 38 (2.05%) Zend
7 35 (1.88%) Google
8 32 (1.72%) HP
8 32 (1.72%) Cisco
8 32 (1.72%) Adobe
9 28 (1.51%) Atlassian
10 27 (1.45%) Rackspace
11 26 (1.40%) Splunk
12 20 (1.08%) Twitter
12 20 (1.08%) Informatica
13 18 (0.97%) New Relic
13 18 (0.97%) SAP
14 17 (0.91%) Perforce
14 17 (0.91%) Akamai
15 16 (0.86%) DigitalOcean
Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 360-£375/Day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Be-IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £360 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £700 per day based on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago