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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 75 139 125
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -14
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1554 968 987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.85% 1.66% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 2.06% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1035 694 658
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -43.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £34.20 £59.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £91.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% -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
45124 46910 43512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.26% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29802 30476 26956
Median daily rate £438 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 1272 1173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.01 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +27.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +55 1428 £475 +5.55% 329
London +48 797 £500 +5.26% 171
South East +82 176 £450 +12.50% 41
City of London +50 139 £488 -2.50% 41
Yorkshire +24 115 £475 +26.66% 22
West Yorkshire +48 105 £475 +35.71% 14
Leeds +44 97 £475 +35.71% 13
Scotland +78 85 £340 -10.81% 6
North West +25 81 £500 +8.10% 24
West Midlands +8 79 £495 +14.45% 11
Edinburgh +50 64 £340 +13.33% 2
East of England +36 62 £369 -18.05% 25
South West -1 53 £435 -3.38% 25
Berkshire +37 51 £450 +16.12% 12
Manchester +4 42 £500 +5.26% 17
Surrey +39 39 £463 +40.15% 8
Shropshire -11 37 £469 +7.14%
North East -45 37 £488 +2.63% 1
Telford -7 36 £450 +2.85%
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 35 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear -49 35 £475 - 1
Wales +22 28 £495 +33.78% 6
Cheshire +19 27 £435 +19.17% 5
East Midlands +15 27 £375 +7.14% 7
Oxfordshire -4 27 £400 -3.90% 9
Oxford +2 26 £400 -3.03% 3
Wiltshire +24 24 £463 +32.14% 2
Nottingham +12 22 £375 +7.14% 4
Nottinghamshire +12 22 £375 +7.14% 5
Glasgow +25 20 £400 - 3

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1886 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1344 (45.61%) Java
3 1004 (34.07%) Linux
4 756 (25.65%) Continuous Integration
5 740 (25.11%) DevOps
6 679 (23.04%) Python
7 678 (23.01%) Scrum
8 665 (22.57%) TDD
9 641 (21.75%) JavaScript
9 641 (21.75%) HTML
10 595 (20.19%) Git (software)
11 587 (19.92%) Jenkins
12 542 (18.39%) Puppet
13 538 (18.26%) Web Services
14 535 (18.15%) REST
15 506 (17.17%) CSS
16 468 (15.88%) Ruby
17 462 (15.68%) Amazon AWS
18 435 (14.76%) Finance
18 435 (14.76%) HTML5
19 434 (14.73%) Spring
20 428 (14.52%) Configuration Management
21 423 (14.35%) MongoDB
22 395 (13.40%) SQL
23 394 (13.37%) Scala
24 380 (12.89%) JSON
25 374 (12.69%) OO
26 371 (12.59%) AngularJS
27 360 (12.22%) Security Cleared
28 359 (12.18%) Microservices

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
1 257 (8.72%) Apache
2 198 (6.72%) Confluence
3 156 (5.29%) JBoss
4 152 (5.16%) Tomcat
5 105 (3.56%) nginx
6 101 (3.43%) OpenStack
7 94 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
8 80 (2.71%) WebLogic
9 73 (2.48%) Apache Spark
10 69 (2.34%) GeoServer
11 64 (2.17%) SAS
12 46 (1.56%) CMS
13 45 (1.53%) Mule
13 45 (1.53%) WebSphere
14 37 (1.26%) Drupal
15 34 (1.15%) IIS
16 31 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
16 31 (1.05%) WordPress
17 30 (1.02%) SharePoint
18 29 (0.98%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 49 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 22 (0.75%) MS Office
3 19 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.34%) SPSS
5 8 (0.27%) HipChat
6 6 (0.20%) GIMP
6 6 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.068%) MS Project
9 2 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.034%) InVision
10 1 (0.034%) Weka
Business Applications
1 33 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
2 29 (0.98%) Magento
3 14 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 9 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.10%) Beauchamp
7 3 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.068%) Exchequer
8 2 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.034%) BigMachines
9 1 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.034%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.034%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.034%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.034%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 462 (15.68%) Amazon AWS
2 188 (6.38%) GitHub
3 154 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 143 (4.85%) PaaS
5 115 (3.90%) IaaS
6 105 (3.56%) SaaS
7 60 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
8 49 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
9 40 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 39 (1.32%) Amazon S3
10 39 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 28 (0.95%) Google App Engine
12 18 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 13 (0.44%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.44%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 11 (0.37%) Office 365
14 11 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.27%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 302 (10.25%) HTTP
2 129 (4.38%) TCP/IP
3 123 (4.17%) DNS
4 89 (3.02%) SSL
5 69 (2.34%) Internet
6 62 (2.10%) Firewall
7 48 (1.63%) VPN
8 46 (1.56%) DHCP
9 37 (1.26%) SAN
10 30 (1.02%) VLAN
11 27 (0.92%) LDAP
12 26 (0.88%) FTP
12 26 (0.88%) Network Security
13 24 (0.81%) WAN
14 23 (0.78%) IPsec
15 21 (0.71%) LAN
15 21 (0.71%) SSH
16 17 (0.58%) Intranet
17 15 (0.51%) MPLS
17 15 (0.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (14.35%) MongoDB
2 333 (11.30%) NoSQL
3 288 (9.77%) MySQL
4 264 (8.96%) PostgreSQL
5 225 (7.63%) Big Data
6 201 (6.82%) Hadoop
7 189 (6.41%) Relational Database
8 122 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 99 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
10 89 (3.02%) SQL Server
11 78 (2.65%) HBase
12 72 (2.44%) Apache Hive
13 66 (2.24%) GIS
14 54 (1.83%) Oracle Database
15 48 (1.63%) Pentaho
16 40 (1.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 40 (1.36%) Redis
17 37 (1.26%) RDBMS
18 36 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
19 32 (1.09%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 595 (20.19%) Git (software)
2 587 (19.92%) Jenkins
3 331 (11.23%) JIRA
4 266 (9.03%) Maven
5 239 (8.11%) Selenium
6 231 (7.84%) Subversion
7 193 (6.55%) Cucumber
8 187 (6.35%) JUnit
9 114 (3.87%) Gradle
10 79 (2.68%) Eclipse
11 75 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 66 (2.24%) JBehave
13 63 (2.14%) WebDriver
14 62 (2.10%) Vagrant
15 60 (2.04%) Artifactory
15 60 (2.04%) Mercurial
16 51 (1.73%) Hudson
16 51 (1.73%) Travis CI
17 47 (1.59%) Ant
18 45 (1.53%) TeamCity
General
1 435 (14.76%) Finance
2 158 (5.36%) Banking
3 81 (2.75%) Retail
4 65 (2.21%) Marketing
5 53 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 48 (1.63%) Publishing
7 33 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.09%) Legal
9 30 (1.02%) Law
10 27 (0.92%) Games
11 26 (0.88%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.71%) Front Office
13 13 (0.44%) Advertising
14 12 (0.41%) Electronics
14 12 (0.41%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.27%) Back Office
16 7 (0.24%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.20%) Military
18 5 (0.17%) Billing
19 2 (0.068%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1152 (39.09%) Developer
2 457 (15.51%) Java Developer
3 443 (15.03%) Architect
4 314 (10.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 205 (6.96%) Senior Developer
6 176 (5.97%) Scala Developer
7 157 (5.33%) Analyst
8 134 (4.55%) Technical Architect
9 129 (4.38%) Linux Engineer
10 128 (4.34%) Agile Developer
11 118 (4.00%) Java Scala Developer
12 116 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
13 106 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 104 (3.53%) Consultant
15 103 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
16 100 (3.39%) Business Analyst
17 91 (3.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 90 (3.05%) Software Engineer
19 84 (2.85%) Administrator
20 83 (2.82%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 641 (21.75%) HTML
2 538 (18.26%) Web Services
3 535 (18.15%) REST
4 506 (17.17%) CSS
5 435 (14.76%) HTML5
6 434 (14.73%) Spring
7 380 (12.89%) JSON
8 371 (12.59%) AngularJS
9 337 (11.44%) CSS3
10 318 (10.79%) RESTful
11 248 (8.42%) Node.js
12 238 (8.08%) XML
13 209 (7.09%) Play Framework
14 207 (7.02%) .NET
15 199 (6.75%) Hibernate
16 185 (6.28%) SOAP
17 162 (5.50%) J2EE
18 153 (5.19%) Ajax
19 143 (4.85%) Django
20 127 (4.31%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 257 (8.72%) User Experience
2 155 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 116 (3.94%) Computer Science
4 94 (3.19%) Visualisation
5 91 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 90 (3.05%) Mobile App
7 74 (2.51%) Algorithms
8 65 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 50 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 46 (1.56%) Data Integration
11 45 (1.53%) Data Centre
11 45 (1.53%) Public Cloud
12 42 (1.43%) Social Media
13 28 (0.95%) Blog
14 27 (0.92%) Data Structures
15 24 (0.81%) Private Cloud
15 24 (0.81%) Statistics
16 22 (0.75%) Wiki
17 21 (0.71%) Mathematics
18 20 (0.68%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1004 (34.07%) Linux
2 257 (8.72%) Unix
3 250 (8.48%) Windows
4 118 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 89 (3.02%) Android
6 75 (2.54%) CentOS
7 66 (2.24%) Apple iOS
7 66 (2.24%) Ubuntu
8 59 (2.00%) Windows Server
9 30 (1.02%) Solaris
10 24 (0.81%) CoreOS
10 24 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.75%) Fedora
11 22 (0.75%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.58%) VMS
13 16 (0.54%) AIX
14 14 (0.48%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.31%) Debian
15 9 (0.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1886 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 756 (25.65%) Continuous Integration
3 740 (25.11%) DevOps
4 678 (23.01%) Scrum
5 665 (22.57%) TDD
6 428 (14.52%) Configuration Management
7 374 (12.69%) OO
8 359 (12.18%) Microservices
9 300 (10.18%) BDD
10 263 (8.92%) SOA
11 239 (8.11%) Software Engineering
12 228 (7.74%) Web Development
13 218 (7.40%) Automated Testing
14 212 (7.19%) Mentoring
15 201 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
16 198 (6.72%) High Availability
16 198 (6.72%) Pair Programming
17 179 (6.07%) E-Commerce
18 175 (5.94%) SDLC
19 174 (5.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1344 (45.61%) Java
2 679 (23.04%) Python
3 641 (21.75%) JavaScript
4 468 (15.88%) Ruby
5 395 (13.40%) SQL
6 394 (13.37%) Scala
7 226 (7.67%) PHP
8 205 (6.96%) C#
9 148 (5.02%) Bash Shell
10 115 (3.90%) C++
11 113 (3.83%) Perl
12 104 (3.53%) Groovy
13 99 (3.36%) PowerShell
14 94 (3.19%) C
15 93 (3.16%) Shell Script
16 71 (2.41%) Go
17 62 (2.10%) Clojure
18 47 (1.59%) PL/SQL
19 39 (1.32%) R
20 27 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 360 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 233 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 177 (6.01%) Degree
4 79 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 63 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.02%) ISEB
7 28 (0.95%) CISSP
8 18 (0.61%) CHECK Team Member
9 16 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.54%) RHCE
10 15 (0.51%) BC Cleared
11 14 (0.48%) CEH
12 13 (0.44%) CCNA
12 13 (0.44%) RHCA
13 11 (0.37%) CREST Certified
14 10 (0.34%) CCNP
14 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.24%) AWS Certification
16 6 (0.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (7.43%) QA
2 76 (2.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 30 (1.02%) WCAG
4 23 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.68%) SDET
6 10 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.34%) SLA
7 8 (0.27%) WAI
8 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.14%) COBIT
10 3 (0.10%) GxP
10 3 (0.10%) HL7
10 3 (0.10%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.068%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.034%) BS25999
12 1 (0.034%) GPG13
12 1 (0.034%) MiFID
System Software
1 349 (11.84%) Docker
2 131 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
4 54 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 46 (1.56%) Active Directory
6 33 (1.12%) KVM
7 28 (0.95%) etcd
8 26 (0.88%) flannel
8 26 (0.88%) iptables
9 25 (0.85%) vSphere
10 22 (0.75%) HDFS
11 21 (0.71%) Ceph
12 20 (0.68%) NFS
13 19 (0.64%) GlusterFS
14 18 (0.61%) Apache Flume
14 18 (0.61%) Sendmail
14 18 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
15 17 (0.58%) Xen
16 13 (0.44%) Snort
16 13 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 542 (18.39%) Puppet
2 313 (10.62%) Opscode Chef
3 299 (10.15%) Ansible
4 68 (2.31%) Nagios
5 63 (2.14%) logstash
6 61 (2.07%) Terraform
7 51 (1.73%) Kubernetes
8 45 (1.53%) Kibana
9 37 (1.26%) Salt
10 35 (1.19%) Graphite
11 32 (1.09%) HAProxy
12 27 (0.92%) Packer
13 23 (0.78%) rkt
14 21 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 21 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 20 (0.68%) Cobbler
16 18 (0.61%) OSSEC
17 16 (0.54%) Consul
18 14 (0.48%) Grafana
18 14 (0.48%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 337 (11.44%) Oracle
2 220 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 191 (6.48%) Google
4 186 (6.31%) Red Hat
5 183 (6.21%) VMware
6 86 (2.92%) IBM
7 79 (2.68%) Splunk
8 71 (2.41%) Atlassian
9 66 (2.24%) ESRI
10 57 (1.93%) HP
11 55 (1.87%) MuleSoft
12 51 (1.73%) Adobe
13 45 (1.53%) Informatica
13 45 (1.53%) Zend
14 43 (1.46%) Cisco
15 41 (1.39%) CA
15 41 (1.39%) Tableau
16 39 (1.32%) EMC
17 37 (1.26%) webMethods
18 32 (1.09%) Rackspace
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