The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 76 128 122
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1574 1041 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.99% 1.80% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.59% 2.22% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1075 764 698
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -8.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £65.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-73.84% -8.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies 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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +50 1438 £475 +5.55% 351
London +42 774 £500 - 188
South East +65 172 £475 +18.75% 50
North West +33 110 £425 -9.23% 22
City of London +33 109 £498 -0.50% 44
Yorkshire +4 96 £475 +35.71% 22
North East -10 96 £468 -1.47% 3
Tyne and Wear -14 86 £450 -5.26% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 86 £450 -5.26% 3
West Yorkshire +29 84 £475 +35.71% 15
Leeds +24 79 £475 +35.71% 13
Scotland +38 69 £350 -15.91% 11
East of England +43 62 £389 -8.52% 31
South West +9 52 £432 +1.64% 14
Wales +28 51 £500 +38.88% 5
West Midlands +1 50 £480 +6.66% 14
Berkshire +30 45 £450 +5.88% 8
Edinburgh +39 40 £340 -13.92% 1
Manchester -2 39 £425 -10.52% 18
Surrey +37 38 £475 +22.58% 8
South Wales +23 34 £450 +26.76% 5
Cheshire +37 32 £413 -10.81% 2
East Midlands +11 30 £375 -1.63% 8
Glasgow +36 28 £400 -3.03% 7
West Sussex +18 26 £500 +60.00% 3
Oxfordshire -22 26 £475 +7.95% 13
Nottinghamshire +8 24 £375 - 3
Oxford -17 24 £450 +2.27% 5
Nottingham +3 23 £375 - 2
Hertfordshire +18 22 £325 -16.12% 12

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Open Source.

1 1941 (62.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1392 (44.74%) Java
3 1070 (34.39%) Linux
4 812 (26.10%) DevOps
5 781 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
6 730 (23.47%) Python
7 713 (22.92%) TDD
8 707 (22.73%) Scrum
9 684 (21.99%) JavaScript
10 667 (21.44%) HTML
11 644 (20.70%) Jenkins
12 583 (18.74%) Git (software)
13 568 (18.26%) Web Services
14 563 (18.10%) Puppet
15 531 (17.07%) CSS
16 524 (16.84%) REST
17 492 (15.81%) Amazon AWS
18 484 (15.56%) Ruby
19 451 (14.50%) HTML5
20 448 (14.40%) Configuration Management
21 429 (13.79%) Finance
22 415 (13.34%) MongoDB
23 413 (13.28%) Spring
24 406 (13.05%) SQL
25 398 (12.79%) Scala
26 395 (12.70%) OO
27 394 (12.66%) Microservices
28 392 (12.60%) AngularJS
29 384 (12.34%) JSON
30 382 (12.28%) Security Cleared

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 305 (9.80%) Apache
2 215 (6.91%) Confluence
3 171 (5.50%) JBoss
4 158 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 122 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
6 105 (3.38%) nginx
7 99 (3.18%) OpenStack
8 93 (2.99%) Apache Spark
9 77 (2.48%) GeoServer
9 77 (2.48%) WebLogic
10 58 (1.86%) IIS
11 56 (1.80%) WebSphere
12 45 (1.45%) CMS
13 43 (1.38%) SAS
14 42 (1.35%) Mule
15 40 (1.29%) Apache Solr
15 40 (1.29%) Drupal
16 36 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 34 (1.09%) WordPress
18 33 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 67 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.61%) MS Office
2 19 (0.61%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.35%) SPSS
5 8 (0.26%) HipChat
6 6 (0.19%) GIMP
7 5 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.064%) MS Project
9 2 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.032%) InVision
Business Applications
1 32 (1.03%) Magento
2 31 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
3 26 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
5 8 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.096%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.064%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.032%) Beauchamp
9 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.032%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.032%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.032%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 492 (15.81%) Amazon AWS
2 210 (6.75%) PaaS
3 197 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 187 (6.01%) GitHub
5 184 (5.91%) IaaS
6 170 (5.46%) SaaS
7 72 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
8 56 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
9 44 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 40 (1.29%) Amazon S3
11 37 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 25 (0.80%) Google App Engine
13 18 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 15 (0.48%) Heroku
15 13 (0.42%) HP Helion
15 13 (0.42%) OpenShift
15 13 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 9 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
17 9 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 286 (9.19%) HTTP
2 158 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 129 (4.15%) DNS
4 108 (3.47%) SSL
5 81 (2.60%) Firewall
6 71 (2.28%) Internet
7 61 (1.96%) VPN
8 60 (1.93%) DHCP
9 44 (1.41%) WAN
10 37 (1.19%) SAN
11 35 (1.13%) LAN
12 30 (0.96%) LDAP
13 27 (0.87%) VLAN
14 25 (0.80%) FTP
15 24 (0.77%) IPsec
16 20 (0.64%) SMTP
17 17 (0.55%) Network Security
17 17 (0.55%) VoIP
18 16 (0.51%) iSCSI
18 16 (0.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (13.34%) MongoDB
2 353 (11.35%) NoSQL
3 316 (10.16%) MySQL
4 273 (8.78%) PostgreSQL
5 248 (7.97%) Big Data
6 201 (6.46%) Hadoop
7 196 (6.30%) Relational Database
8 144 (4.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 111 (3.57%) SQL Server
10 77 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
11 70 (2.25%) Oracle Database
12 66 (2.12%) GIS
13 58 (1.86%) HBase
14 49 (1.58%) Redis
15 45 (1.45%) Apache Hive
16 40 (1.29%) Data Mining
17 37 (1.19%) RDBMS
18 26 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
19 23 (0.74%) Sqoop
20 22 (0.71%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 644 (20.70%) Jenkins
2 583 (18.74%) Git (software)
3 364 (11.70%) JIRA
4 278 (8.94%) Maven
5 273 (8.78%) Selenium
6 246 (7.91%) Cucumber
7 228 (7.33%) Subversion
8 162 (5.21%) JUnit
9 131 (4.21%) Gradle
10 86 (2.76%) JBehave
11 85 (2.73%) Eclipse
12 81 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 81 (2.60%) Vagrant
13 74 (2.38%) WebDriver
14 67 (2.15%) Hudson
15 66 (2.12%) Mercurial
16 60 (1.93%) Artifactory
17 57 (1.83%) TeamCity
18 54 (1.74%) Travis CI
19 51 (1.64%) Ant
General
1 429 (13.79%) Finance
2 183 (5.88%) Banking
3 90 (2.89%) Retail
4 67 (2.15%) Marketing
5 44 (1.41%) Publishing
6 41 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 40 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.19%) Legal
9 25 (0.80%) Games
10 24 (0.77%) Law
11 22 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 22 (0.71%) Front Office
12 13 (0.42%) Advertising
13 10 (0.32%) Back Office
14 8 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.23%) Electronics
15 7 (0.23%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.16%) Military
17 4 (0.13%) Billing
18 3 (0.096%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1201 (38.60%) Developer
2 455 (14.63%) Java Developer
3 437 (14.05%) Architect
4 327 (10.51%) DevOps Engineer
5 195 (6.27%) Senior Developer
6 193 (6.20%) Analyst
7 161 (5.18%) Scala Developer
8 131 (4.21%) Technical Architect
9 127 (4.08%) Agile Developer
10 124 (3.99%) Linux Engineer
11 119 (3.83%) Business Analyst
12 118 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
13 112 (3.60%) Consultant
14 108 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
15 105 (3.38%) Java Scala Developer
16 103 (3.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 98 (3.15%) Administrator
18 97 (3.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 97 (3.12%) Software Engineer
19 91 (2.93%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 667 (21.44%) HTML
2 568 (18.26%) Web Services
3 531 (17.07%) CSS
4 524 (16.84%) REST
5 451 (14.50%) HTML5
6 413 (13.28%) Spring
7 392 (12.60%) AngularJS
8 384 (12.34%) JSON
9 354 (11.38%) RESTful
10 350 (11.25%) CSS3
11 243 (7.81%) Node.js
12 242 (7.78%) XML
13 213 (6.85%) .NET
14 198 (6.36%) Play Framework
15 184 (5.91%) Hibernate
16 174 (5.59%) J2EE
16 174 (5.59%) SOAP
17 148 (4.76%) Django
18 142 (4.56%) Ajax
19 124 (3.99%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 250 (8.04%) User Experience
2 141 (4.53%) Computer Science
3 135 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
4 92 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
5 74 (2.38%) Visualisation
6 71 (2.28%) Virtual Team
7 67 (2.15%) Mobile App
8 62 (1.99%) Algorithms
9 61 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 58 (1.86%) Public Cloud
11 41 (1.32%) Data Centre
12 39 (1.25%) Social Media
13 35 (1.13%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.09%) Data Integration
15 29 (0.93%) Mathematics
16 27 (0.87%) Semantic Web
17 25 (0.80%) Clustering
18 24 (0.77%) Private Cloud
19 23 (0.74%) Statistics
20 22 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1070 (34.39%) Linux
2 265 (8.52%) Windows
3 247 (7.94%) Unix
4 142 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 85 (2.73%) CentOS
6 82 (2.64%) Android
7 76 (2.44%) Ubuntu
8 74 (2.38%) Windows Server
9 68 (2.19%) Apple iOS
10 39 (1.25%) Solaris
11 31 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (0.71%) Fedora
13 18 (0.58%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.55%) CoreOS
14 17 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (0.51%) AIX
16 14 (0.45%) VMS
17 13 (0.42%) Windows 7
18 11 (0.35%) Debian
19 7 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1941 (62.39%) Agile Software Development
2 812 (26.10%) DevOps
3 781 (25.10%) Continuous Integration
4 713 (22.92%) TDD
5 707 (22.73%) Scrum
6 448 (14.40%) Configuration Management
7 395 (12.70%) OO
8 394 (12.66%) Microservices
9 341 (10.96%) BDD
10 271 (8.71%) Software Engineering
11 270 (8.68%) SOA
12 243 (7.81%) High Availability
13 240 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
14 229 (7.36%) Mentoring
15 221 (7.10%) Web Development
16 207 (6.65%) Kanban
17 197 (6.33%) Automated Testing
18 194 (6.24%) Pair Programming
19 190 (6.11%) ITIL
20 183 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1392 (44.74%) Java
2 730 (23.47%) Python
3 684 (21.99%) JavaScript
4 484 (15.56%) Ruby
5 406 (13.05%) SQL
6 398 (12.79%) Scala
7 231 (7.43%) PHP
8 180 (5.79%) C#
9 162 (5.21%) Bash Shell
10 142 (4.56%) Perl
11 111 (3.57%) C++
12 105 (3.38%) C
13 91 (2.93%) Groovy
14 87 (2.80%) PowerShell
15 68 (2.19%) Shell Script
16 67 (2.15%) Go
17 56 (1.80%) Clojure
18 52 (1.67%) PL/SQL
19 49 (1.58%) R
20 24 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 382 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 239 (7.68%) SC Cleared
3 202 (6.49%) Degree
4 91 (2.93%) BPSS Clearance
5 63 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 41 (1.32%) CISSP
7 28 (0.90%) ISEB
8 21 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (0.58%) CHECK Team Member
10 18 (0.58%) ISTQB
10 18 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.58%) RHCE
11 16 (0.51%) CCNA
11 16 (0.51%) CEH
11 16 (0.51%) SANS
12 15 (0.48%) MCSE
12 15 (0.48%) RHCA
13 14 (0.45%) MCSA
14 13 (0.42%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (7.33%) QA
2 100 (3.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 34 (1.09%) WCAG
4 29 (0.93%) SDET
5 23 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.42%) SLA
7 11 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.26%) WAI
9 7 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.096%) GxP
10 3 (0.096%) HL7
10 3 (0.096%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.096%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.064%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.064%) MiFID
12 1 (0.032%) BS25999
12 1 (0.032%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.032%) EMIR
12 1 (0.032%) GPG13
12 1 (0.032%) HIPAA
System Software
1 363 (11.67%) Docker
2 144 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (3.47%) Virtual Machines
4 58 (1.86%) Active Directory
5 39 (1.25%) KVM
6 34 (1.09%) HDFS
6 34 (1.09%) Hyper-V
7 33 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (1.03%) Apache Flume
9 30 (0.96%) iptables
9 30 (0.96%) vSphere
10 23 (0.74%) Sendmail
11 20 (0.64%) NFS
11 20 (0.64%) Xen
12 19 (0.61%) vCloud
13 16 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 16 (0.51%) etcd
14 15 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.45%) flannel
16 13 (0.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 563 (18.10%) Puppet
2 343 (11.03%) Opscode Chef
3 332 (10.67%) Ansible
4 67 (2.15%) Nagios
5 62 (1.99%) logstash
6 57 (1.83%) Terraform
7 54 (1.74%) Kibana
8 43 (1.38%) Kubernetes
9 41 (1.32%) Salt
10 29 (0.93%) HAProxy
11 26 (0.84%) Graphite
12 20 (0.64%) Cobbler
12 20 (0.64%) Oozie
12 20 (0.64%) OSSEC
13 19 (0.61%) Hadoop YARN
14 16 (0.51%) Zenoss
15 15 (0.48%) Grafana
15 15 (0.48%) Packer
15 15 (0.48%) ZABBIX
16 14 (0.45%) rkt
Vendors
1 322 (10.35%) Oracle
2 207 (6.65%) Microsoft
3 203 (6.53%) Red Hat
4 191 (6.14%) VMware
5 149 (4.79%) Google
6 114 (3.66%) IBM
7 97 (3.12%) Splunk
8 78 (2.51%) Atlassian
9 76 (2.44%) ESRI
10 60 (1.93%) MuleSoft
11 59 (1.90%) Adobe
12 52 (1.67%) Zend
13 44 (1.41%) Cisco
14 41 (1.32%) Hortonworks
15 39 (1.25%) HP
16 37 (1.19%) webMethods
17 36 (1.16%) EMC
18 33 (1.06%) Cloudera
18 33 (1.06%) Rackspace
18 33 (1.06%) WSO2
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £0.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Digital Skills
Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day £500-£750p/d
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day £500-£750p/d
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £510 per day 6 Month initial duration
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £400 per day 3 months initial
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 4 days ago