The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 142 141 204
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +63
Contract jobs citing Open Source 840 803 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.52% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 2.02% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 560 342
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 13
Average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.65 £51.05 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £71.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%

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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 789 £450 +5.82% 383
London -21 385 £500 +11.11% 203
City of London +16 101 £500 +4.71% 62
North West +17 78 £400 -5.88% 22
South East -10 76 £349 +3.33% 54
Yorkshire +11 55 £358 +5.06% 15
West Midlands +31 54 £400 +12.28% 19
West Yorkshire +22 51 £388 +10.71% 8
North East +15 51 £375 +24.48% 12
South West +11 50 £468 +13.33% 28
Tyne and Wear +13 48 £375 +24.48% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 46 £375 +32.74% 11
Leeds +12 38 £340 -2.85% 8
East Midlands +22 34 £500 +70.21% 5
Cheshire -1 34 £450 +12.50% 6
Shropshire - 34 £400 -
Hampshire 0 30 £330 -17.50% 10
Bristol +12 29 £413 +11.86% 13
East of England +3 27 £400 -5.88% 24
Lancashire +28 24 £300 -31.81% 1
Telford - 24 £400 -
Scotland -6 21 £363 -9.37% 14
Blackpool +20 19 £375 -24.24%
Wales -2 18 £350 -1.40% 4
Edinburgh -4 18 £375 -9.63% 11
Manchester +1 16 £428 +14.00% 13
Nottingham +10 15 £638 -
Nottinghamshire +5 15 £638 -
Buckinghamshire +16 14 £338 - 4
Hertfordshire +1 14 £475 -9.52% 3

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 977 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
2 742 (43.72%) Java
3 605 (35.65%) Linux
4 403 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
5 390 (22.98%) Web Services
6 355 (20.92%) TDD
7 334 (19.68%) Scrum
8 320 (18.86%) Python
9 318 (18.74%) Puppet
10 315 (18.56%) Ruby
11 311 (18.33%) DevOps
12 308 (18.15%) JavaScript
13 306 (18.03%) Configuration Management
14 301 (17.74%) HTML
15 272 (16.03%) MongoDB
16 261 (15.38%) CSS
17 259 (15.26%) SQL
18 253 (14.91%) MySQL
19 247 (14.56%) Jenkins
20 234 (13.79%) Git (software)
21 228 (13.44%) Opscode Chef
22 211 (12.43%) .NET
22 211 (12.43%) Finance
23 210 (12.37%) Security Cleared
24 205 (12.08%) Oracle
25 203 (11.96%) NoSQL
26 194 (11.43%) UNIX
26 194 (11.43%) Apache
27 188 (11.08%) Microsoft
27 188 (11.08%) BDD

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 194 (11.43%) Apache
2 126 (7.42%) Tomcat
3 75 (4.42%) JBoss
4 72 (4.24%) Confluence
5 69 (4.07%) Node.js
6 68 (4.01%) OpenStack
7 64 (3.77%) WebLogic
8 57 (3.36%) WebSphere
9 50 (2.95%) nginx
10 42 (2.47%) CMS
10 42 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
11 36 (2.12%) Drupal
12 30 (1.77%) Mule
13 29 (1.71%) IIS
14 25 (1.47%) Mule ESB
15 24 (1.41%) Jetty
16 22 (1.30%) SAS
17 21 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
18 20 (1.18%) GlassFish
18 20 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 54 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.53%) MS Project
2 9 (0.53%) MS Office
3 8 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.059%) SPSS
7 1 (0.059%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 16 (0.94%) Magento
2 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.059%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.059%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.059%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.059%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 153 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
3 51 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (2.95%) PaaS
5 43 (2.53%) SaaS
6 41 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (2.06%) GitHub
8 21 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (1.12%) Amazon S3
9 19 (1.12%) Google App Engine
10 14 (0.82%) IaaS
11 13 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.59%) Google Analytics
13 9 (0.53%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 6 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.35%) Route 53
16 5 (0.29%) Heroku
16 5 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 2 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 184 (10.84%) HTTP
2 147 (8.66%) TCP/IP
3 132 (7.78%) SSL
4 90 (5.30%) Internet
5 77 (4.54%) DNS
6 59 (3.48%) Firewall
7 57 (3.36%) DHCP
8 49 (2.89%) IPsec
9 38 (2.24%) FTP
10 30 (1.77%) LDAP
10 30 (1.77%) VPN
11 21 (1.24%) SAN
12 18 (1.06%) AMQP
13 16 (0.94%) Unified Communications
14 15 (0.88%) Network Security
14 15 (0.88%) Converged Networks
15 13 (0.77%) HTTPS
16 11 (0.65%) LAN
16 11 (0.65%) WAN
17 10 (0.59%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (16.03%) MongoDB
2 253 (14.91%) MySQL
3 203 (11.96%) NoSQL
4 147 (8.66%) PostgreSQL
5 142 (8.37%) Relational Database
6 141 (8.31%) Big Data
7 130 (7.66%) SQL Server
8 121 (7.13%) Hadoop
9 61 (3.59%) Oracle Database
10 59 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
11 55 (3.24%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 30 (1.77%) Redis
14 25 (1.47%) Data Mining
15 24 (1.41%) HBase
16 23 (1.36%) DB2
17 19 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
18 17 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
19 15 (0.88%) Apache Hive
20 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 247 (14.56%) Jenkins
2 234 (13.79%) Git (software)
3 178 (10.49%) Subversion
4 161 (9.49%) Selenium
5 142 (8.37%) Maven
6 129 (7.60%) Cucumber
7 124 (7.31%) JIRA
8 102 (6.01%) JUnit
9 70 (4.12%) Ant
10 46 (2.71%) Mercurial
11 45 (2.65%) WebDriver
11 45 (2.65%) Gradle
12 42 (2.47%) Eclipse
13 30 (1.77%) Hudson
14 27 (1.59%) SpecFlow
15 26 (1.53%) WATIR
16 25 (1.47%) Capybara
16 25 (1.47%) TeamCity
17 24 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
17 24 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 211 (12.43%) Finance
2 55 (3.24%) Retail
3 49 (2.89%) Banking
4 35 (2.06%) Marketing
5 25 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.41%) Legal
6 24 (1.41%) Games
7 23 (1.36%) Front Office
8 21 (1.24%) Law
8 21 (1.24%) Publishing
9 20 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.53%) Electronics
10 9 (0.53%) Local Government
11 7 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.24%) Back Office
12 4 (0.24%) Billing
13 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 549 (32.35%) Developer
2 302 (17.80%) Architect
3 163 (9.61%) Analyst
4 162 (9.55%) Java Developer
5 120 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
6 92 (5.42%) Technical Architect
7 88 (5.19%) Business Analyst
8 74 (4.36%) Senior Developer
9 65 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
10 55 (3.24%) Administrator
11 43 (2.53%) Consultant
12 40 (2.36%) Agile Business Analyst
12 40 (2.36%) Tester
13 37 (2.18%) PHP Developer
14 33 (1.94%) Senior Java Developer
15 31 (1.83%) Web Developer
16 30 (1.77%) Test Analyst
17 27 (1.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 27 (1.59%) Lead Architect
18 26 (1.53%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 390 (22.98%) Web Services
2 301 (17.74%) HTML
3 261 (15.38%) CSS
4 211 (12.43%) .NET
5 173 (10.19%) RESTful
6 162 (9.55%) Spring
7 142 (8.37%) XML
8 140 (8.25%) HTML5
9 136 (8.01%) JSON
9 136 (8.01%) J2EE
10 133 (7.84%) REST
11 107 (6.31%) jQuery
12 106 (6.25%) SOAP
13 100 (5.89%) AngularJS
14 97 (5.72%) CSS3
15 94 (5.54%) Hibernate
16 77 (4.54%) Middleware
17 73 (4.30%) JMS
18 63 (3.71%) Ajax
19 62 (3.65%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.13%) User Experience
3 69 (4.07%) Mobile App
4 62 (3.65%) Visualisation
5 58 (3.42%) Computer Science
6 36 (2.12%) Data Centre
7 30 (1.77%) Clustering
7 30 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 29 (1.71%) N-Tier
9 25 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.00%) Data Integration
11 14 (0.82%) Private Cloud
11 14 (0.82%) Mathematics
11 14 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 13 (0.77%) GIS
12 13 (0.77%) Social Media
13 12 (0.71%) Digital Media
14 11 (0.65%) Streaming Video
14 11 (0.65%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 605 (35.65%) Linux
2 194 (11.43%) UNIX
3 157 (9.25%) Windows
4 103 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (3.36%) Apple iOS
6 53 (3.12%) Android
6 53 (3.12%) CentOS
7 41 (2.42%) Ubuntu
8 38 (2.24%) Solaris
9 17 (1.00%) SUSE
9 17 (1.00%) AIX
10 13 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 11 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (0.59%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
14 8 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.41%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 977 (57.57%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (23.75%) Continuous Integration
3 355 (20.92%) TDD
4 334 (19.68%) Scrum
5 311 (18.33%) DevOps
6 306 (18.03%) Configuration Management
7 188 (11.08%) BDD
8 155 (9.13%) Project Management
9 131 (7.72%) OO
10 126 (7.42%) SOA
11 120 (7.07%) Web Development
12 107 (6.31%) Software Engineering
13 106 (6.25%) Analytics
14 101 (5.95%) Waterfall
15 99 (5.83%) MVC
16 91 (5.36%) Automated Testing
17 85 (5.01%) Test Automation
18 83 (4.89%) SDLC
19 82 (4.83%) Mentoring
19 82 (4.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 742 (43.72%) Java
2 320 (18.86%) Python
3 315 (18.56%) Ruby
4 308 (18.15%) JavaScript
5 259 (15.26%) SQL
6 182 (10.72%) PHP
7 124 (7.31%) C#
8 107 (6.31%) Perl
9 98 (5.77%) Scala
10 92 (5.42%) Bash Shell
11 55 (3.24%) C++
12 46 (2.71%) C
13 44 (2.59%) Shell Script
14 39 (2.30%) PL/SQL
15 33 (1.94%) PowerShell
16 29 (1.71%) Groovy
17 27 (1.59%) R
18 23 (1.36%) Go
19 17 (1.00%) VB.NET
20 16 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 210 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 114 (6.72%) Degree
3 110 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 51 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 12 (0.71%) ISEB
6 9 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.41%) CCNP
8 6 (0.35%) RHCE
9 5 (0.29%) OCPJP
9 5 (0.29%) CISSP
9 5 (0.29%) CCNA
9 5 (0.29%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.24%) RHCA
11 3 (0.18%) CEH
11 3 (0.18%) CCIE
11 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.18%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.18%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (8.13%) QA
2 16 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.35%) BS25999
4 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) SLA
6 1 (0.059%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (5.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (2.47%) Active Directory
3 38 (2.24%) Docker
4 32 (1.89%) KVM
5 28 (1.65%) QEMU
6 21 (1.24%) vCloud
7 19 (1.12%) Xen
8 14 (0.82%) Hyper-V
9 13 (0.77%) HDFS
10 9 (0.53%) Samba
10 9 (0.53%) NFS
10 9 (0.53%) Squid
10 9 (0.53%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.47%) Varnish
11 8 (0.47%) Firmware
12 6 (0.35%) vSphere
12 6 (0.35%) XenServer
13 5 (0.29%) ProxySG
13 5 (0.29%) VMware ESX
13 5 (0.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 318 (18.74%) Puppet
2 228 (13.44%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (4.42%) Ansible
4 53 (3.12%) Salt
5 51 (3.01%) Nagios
6 40 (2.36%) Vagrant
7 26 (1.53%) Kibana
8 25 (1.47%) ZABBIX
9 23 (1.36%) Graylog
10 20 (1.18%) Cacti
11 13 (0.77%) HAProxy
11 13 (0.77%) CloudHub
11 13 (0.77%) Rundeck
11 13 (0.77%) logstash
12 11 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.65%) Graphite
13 9 (0.53%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.53%) WSUS
14 7 (0.41%) Zenoss
14 7 (0.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 205 (12.08%) Oracle
2 188 (11.08%) Microsoft
3 145 (8.54%) VMware
4 134 (7.90%) Red Hat
5 41 (2.42%) Google
6 38 (2.24%) Cisco
7 30 (1.77%) Atlassian
7 30 (1.77%) IBM
8 28 (1.65%) Informatica
8 28 (1.65%) Splunk
9 26 (1.53%) Adobe
10 24 (1.41%) Citrix
11 22 (1.30%) HP
11 22 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (1.24%) SAP
13 20 (1.18%) Tableau
13 20 (1.18%) Business Objects
13 20 (1.18%) Apple
14 19 (1.12%) New Relic
15 18 (1.06%) Zend
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wales
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £302 - £400 per day + excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago