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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 73 145 124
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -21
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1546 926 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.86% 1.63% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% 2.04% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 663 614
Median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £53.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £74.00 £102.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -43.66%

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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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
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 26 July 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 +64 1430 £475 +6.74% 350
London +43 750 £500 +5.26% 186
South East +89 188 £450 +16.12% 49
City of London +50 142 £475 -5.00% 33
Yorkshire +50 124 £475 +35.71% 26
West Yorkshire +45 107 £475 +35.71% 22
West Midlands +28 99 £480 +18.51% 13
North West +19 96 £480 +20.00% 22
Leeds +45 94 £475 +35.52% 19
Scotland +65 90 £360 +20.00% 5
Edinburgh +49 72 £360 +22.55%
East of England +33 63 £356 -10.93% 16
Shropshire -2 52 £450 +7.78%
Berkshire +40 51 £450 +16.12% 8
Telford -3 49 £450 -
Manchester +14 46 £500 +5.26% 19
North East -52 46 £500 +17.64%
South West -21 44 £438 -5.40% 26
Newcastle upon Tyne -52 44 £498 +17.05%
Tyne and Wear -61 44 £498 +17.05%
Surrey +25 33 £463 +40.15% 8
West Sussex +18 31 £475 +52.00% 1
Cheshire +5 29 £425 +6.25% 1
Worthing - 26 £475 -
Hampshire +5 24 £330 - 13
Cambridgeshire +25 22 £375 - 9
Birmingham +6 22 £495 +25.71% 8
Croydon -6 22 £444 -15.47% 1
Warrington +14 21 £400 -36.63% 1
Oxfordshire +13 21 £375 -9.09% 12

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1834 (63.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1330 (45.81%) Java
3 979 (33.72%) Linux
4 741 (25.53%) DevOps
5 684 (23.56%) Continuous Integration
6 652 (22.46%) Python
7 647 (22.29%) Scrum
8 636 (21.91%) TDD
9 608 (20.94%) JavaScript
10 600 (20.67%) HTML
11 592 (20.39%) Git (software)
12 572 (19.70%) Puppet
13 564 (19.43%) Jenkins
14 554 (19.08%) REST
15 492 (16.95%) Web Services
16 481 (16.57%) CSS
17 449 (15.47%) Configuration Management
18 448 (15.43%) Spring
19 435 (14.98%) Ruby
20 414 (14.26%) MongoDB
20 414 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
21 411 (14.16%) HTML5
22 410 (14.12%) JSON
23 407 (14.02%) Finance
24 402 (13.85%) SQL
25 401 (13.81%) Scala
26 368 (12.68%) Security Cleared
27 351 (12.09%) OO
28 346 (11.92%) Oracle
29 340 (11.71%) AngularJS

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
1 242 (8.34%) Apache
2 177 (6.10%) Confluence
3 145 (4.99%) Tomcat
4 140 (4.82%) JBoss
5 113 (3.89%) OpenStack
6 81 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
7 80 (2.76%) nginx
8 73 (2.51%) GeoServer
9 72 (2.48%) Apache Spark
10 69 (2.38%) WebLogic
11 65 (2.24%) SAS
12 46 (1.58%) CMS
13 44 (1.52%) Mule
14 35 (1.21%) Apache ServiceMix
14 35 (1.21%) WebSphere
15 34 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
16 33 (1.14%) Drupal
16 33 (1.14%) WordPress
17 29 (1.00%) Apache Solr
17 29 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 55 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.76%) MS Office
3 14 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.24%) HipChat
4 7 (0.24%) SPSS
5 4 (0.14%) GIMP
5 4 (0.14%) MS Project
5 4 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.14%) Weka
6 2 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.069%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.034%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.034%) InVision
Business Applications
1 29 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
2 22 (0.76%) Magento
3 20 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.10%) Beauchamp
7 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.069%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.069%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.069%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.069%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.034%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.034%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 414 (14.26%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (6.27%) GitHub
3 166 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 132 (4.55%) PaaS
5 115 (3.96%) IaaS
6 105 (3.62%) SaaS
7 54 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
8 48 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 45 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 35 (1.21%) Google App Engine
11 34 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 26 (0.90%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.65%) Google Analytics
14 17 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 8 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
17 8 (0.28%) Office 365
18 7 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
18 7 (0.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 318 (10.95%) HTTP
2 147 (5.06%) TCP/IP
3 125 (4.31%) DNS
4 94 (3.24%) SSL
5 71 (2.45%) Firewall
6 67 (2.31%) Internet
7 50 (1.72%) VPN
8 43 (1.48%) DHCP
9 40 (1.38%) SAN
10 30 (1.03%) Network Security
10 30 (1.03%) WAN
11 27 (0.93%) VLAN
12 26 (0.90%) FTP
12 26 (0.90%) LAN
13 23 (0.79%) IPsec
14 21 (0.72%) LDAP
14 21 (0.72%) SSH
15 17 (0.59%) Intranet
15 17 (0.59%) NetScaler
16 15 (0.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 414 (14.26%) MongoDB
2 322 (11.09%) NoSQL
3 295 (10.16%) MySQL
4 251 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
5 217 (7.48%) Big Data
6 184 (6.34%) Hadoop
7 183 (6.30%) Relational Database
8 126 (4.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 98 (3.38%) SQL Server
10 89 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
11 80 (2.76%) GIS
12 76 (2.62%) HBase
13 72 (2.48%) Apache Hive
14 45 (1.55%) Oracle Database
14 45 (1.55%) Redis
15 44 (1.52%) Pentaho
15 44 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 40 (1.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 38 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
18 35 (1.21%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 592 (20.39%) Git (software)
2 564 (19.43%) Jenkins
3 308 (10.61%) JIRA
4 259 (8.92%) Maven
5 234 (8.06%) Selenium
6 212 (7.30%) JUnit
7 211 (7.27%) Subversion
8 187 (6.44%) Cucumber
9 112 (3.86%) Gradle
10 70 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 67 (2.31%) JBehave
12 63 (2.17%) Artifactory
12 63 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 63 (2.17%) WebDriver
13 50 (1.72%) Mockito
14 46 (1.58%) GitLab
15 45 (1.55%) Mercurial
15 45 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
16 43 (1.48%) Ant
17 41 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 407 (14.02%) Finance
2 150 (5.17%) Banking
3 68 (2.34%) Retail
4 58 (2.00%) Marketing
5 57 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.21%) Publishing
8 34 (1.17%) Law
8 34 (1.17%) Legal
9 31 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 28 (0.96%) Games
11 24 (0.83%) Front Office
12 13 (0.45%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.41%) Advertising
13 12 (0.41%) Back Office
13 12 (0.41%) Electronics
14 6 (0.21%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.17%) Local Government
16 4 (0.14%) Billing
16 4 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 1114 (38.37%) Developer
2 451 (15.54%) Architect
3 448 (15.43%) Java Developer
4 315 (10.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 202 (6.96%) Senior Developer
6 182 (6.27%) Scala Developer
7 158 (5.44%) Analyst
8 140 (4.82%) Technical Architect
9 127 (4.37%) Linux Engineer
10 117 (4.03%) Agile Developer
11 116 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
12 112 (3.86%) Java Scala Developer
13 105 (3.62%) Consultant
14 95 (3.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 92 (3.17%) Business Analyst
16 90 (3.10%) Administrator
17 89 (3.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 87 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
19 83 (2.86%) Digital Architect
20 82 (2.82%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 600 (20.67%) HTML
2 554 (19.08%) REST
3 492 (16.95%) Web Services
4 481 (16.57%) CSS
5 448 (15.43%) Spring
6 411 (14.16%) HTML5
7 410 (14.12%) JSON
8 340 (11.71%) AngularJS
9 312 (10.75%) CSS3
10 293 (10.09%) RESTful
11 257 (8.85%) XML
12 229 (7.89%) Node.js
13 219 (7.54%) Play Framework
14 207 (7.13%) .NET
15 193 (6.65%) SOAP
16 188 (6.48%) Hibernate
17 163 (5.61%) J2EE
18 162 (5.58%) Ajax
19 141 (4.86%) Ruby on Rails
20 137 (4.72%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 238 (8.20%) User Experience
2 163 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (3.62%) Mobile App
4 93 (3.20%) Visualisation
5 79 (2.72%) Algorithms
6 78 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
7 74 (2.55%) Computer Science
8 67 (2.31%) Management Information System
9 51 (1.76%) Data Centre
10 44 (1.52%) Data Integration
11 42 (1.45%) Public Cloud
12 40 (1.38%) Social Media
13 36 (1.24%) Virtual Team
14 30 (1.03%) Blog
15 29 (1.00%) Data Structures
16 27 (0.93%) Private Cloud
17 23 (0.79%) Statistics
18 22 (0.76%) CESG
18 22 (0.76%) Wiki
19 20 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 979 (33.72%) Linux
2 280 (9.65%) Unix
3 250 (8.61%) Windows
4 107 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 85 (2.93%) Android
6 82 (2.82%) CentOS
7 62 (2.14%) Ubuntu
8 60 (2.07%) Apple iOS
8 60 (2.07%) Windows Server
9 34 (1.17%) Solaris
10 30 (1.03%) CoreOS
11 29 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 28 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (0.86%) AIX
14 23 (0.79%) Fedora
15 15 (0.52%) VMS
16 14 (0.48%) Debian
16 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (0.45%) Windows 7
18 9 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1834 (63.18%) Agile Software Development
2 741 (25.53%) DevOps
3 684 (23.56%) Continuous Integration
4 647 (22.29%) Scrum
5 636 (21.91%) TDD
6 449 (15.47%) Configuration Management
7 351 (12.09%) OO
8 318 (10.95%) Microservices
9 261 (8.99%) BDD
10 258 (8.89%) SOA
11 219 (7.54%) Web Development
12 216 (7.44%) Software Engineering
13 212 (7.30%) Mentoring
14 209 (7.20%) Automated Testing
15 196 (6.75%) High Availability
16 190 (6.54%) Continuous Delivery
17 184 (6.34%) Pair Programming
18 172 (5.92%) E-Commerce
19 170 (5.86%) SDLC
20 165 (5.68%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1330 (45.81%) Java
2 652 (22.46%) Python
3 608 (20.94%) JavaScript
4 435 (14.98%) Ruby
5 402 (13.85%) SQL
6 401 (13.81%) Scala
7 211 (7.27%) C#
8 189 (6.51%) PHP
9 159 (5.48%) Bash Shell
10 144 (4.96%) Perl
11 121 (4.17%) C++
12 107 (3.69%) Shell Script
13 100 (3.44%) PowerShell
14 99 (3.41%) Groovy
15 96 (3.31%) C
16 78 (2.69%) Go
17 54 (1.86%) Clojure
18 41 (1.41%) PL/SQL
18 41 (1.41%) R
19 30 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 368 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 241 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 143 (4.93%) Degree
4 74 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 53 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 28 (0.96%) ISEB
7 25 (0.86%) CISSP
8 15 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 14 (0.48%) BC Cleared
10 13 (0.45%) CEH
10 13 (0.45%) RHCA
10 13 (0.45%) RHCE
11 12 (0.41%) IBM AIX Certification
12 11 (0.38%) CCNA
12 11 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.38%) CREST Certified
13 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.17%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.17%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (7.85%) QA
2 76 (2.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 29 (1.00%) WCAG
4 21 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.55%) SDET
6 11 (0.38%) SLA
7 7 (0.24%) COBIT
8 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.21%) WAI
9 3 (0.10%) GxP
9 3 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.10%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.069%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.069%) MiFID
11 1 (0.034%) BS25999
11 1 (0.034%) GPG13
System Software
1 337 (11.61%) Docker
2 138 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
4 58 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.52%) Active Directory
6 38 (1.31%) KVM
7 33 (1.14%) etcd
8 31 (1.07%) flannel
8 31 (1.07%) vSphere
9 28 (0.96%) iptables
10 26 (0.90%) Ceph
11 23 (0.79%) GlusterFS
11 23 (0.79%) NFS
12 20 (0.69%) Sendmail
13 19 (0.65%) vCloud
14 18 (0.62%) HDFS
14 18 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
14 18 (0.62%) Xen
15 16 (0.55%) VMware ESX
16 14 (0.48%) Snort
Systems Management
1 572 (19.70%) Puppet
2 301 (10.37%) Opscode Chef
3 282 (9.71%) Ansible
4 80 (2.76%) Nagios
5 64 (2.20%) logstash
6 62 (2.14%) Terraform
7 57 (1.96%) Kubernetes
8 40 (1.38%) Graphite
9 38 (1.31%) HAProxy
9 38 (1.31%) Kibana
10 36 (1.24%) Salt
11 32 (1.10%) Packer
12 29 (1.00%) rkt
13 25 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 25 (0.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 23 (0.79%) Consul
15 20 (0.69%) Cobbler
16 17 (0.59%) OSSEC
16 17 (0.59%) Zenoss
17 16 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 346 (11.92%) Oracle
2 230 (7.92%) Microsoft
3 223 (7.68%) Google
4 208 (7.17%) VMware
5 198 (6.82%) Red Hat
6 82 (2.82%) IBM
7 70 (2.41%) HP
8 68 (2.34%) Atlassian
9 66 (2.27%) Splunk
10 64 (2.20%) ESRI
11 56 (1.93%) MuleSoft
12 49 (1.69%) Cisco
13 47 (1.62%) Adobe
14 44 (1.52%) EMC
15 42 (1.45%) CA
15 42 (1.45%) Informatica
16 41 (1.41%) Tableau
17 36 (1.24%) webMethods
18 35 (1.21%) WSO2
19 34 (1.17%) Rackspace
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £235 - £275 per day
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MA Associates Worldwide
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Joseph Harry Ltd
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London
Optima Connections
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Posted: 3 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
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London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
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Candour Solutions
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Hydrogen
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
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The Bridge Ltd
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: From £375 to £400 per annum
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