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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 112 186 233
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +47
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1074 579 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.10% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.99% 3.49% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 413 268
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 13
Average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%

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
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 2014.

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 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +64 925 £418 +4.37% 344
London +43 515 £425 - 159
South East +41 127 £350 +15.70% 66
Wales +41 117 £378 - 7
City of London +26 87 £413 - 49
South West +28 78 £550 +51.72% 32
North West +29 65 £375 +5.26% 19
Bristol +23 54 £563 - 18
Swansea +11 50 £388 -
West Wales +11 50 £388 -
South Wales +29 45 £363 - 7
North East +5 45 £486 +102.60% 8
Tyne and Wear +2 45 £486 +102.60% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 45 £486 - 7
Berkshire +30 41 £360 +10.76% 20
East of England -1 36 £400 +14.28% 25
Hampshire +8 33 £450 +28.57% 6
Manchester +13 30 £338 -10.00% 10
West Midlands +6 29 £385 +18.46% 15
Surrey +6 26 £325 +18.18% 17
Scotland +12 23 £318 -9.41% 9
Cardiff - 21 £400 - 4
East Midlands +19 20 £398 +25.19% 7
Reading +18 20 £350 +7.69% 12
Lancashire - 19 £500 - 1
Newport - 18 £339 - 2
Cambridgeshire +12 17 £350 - 13
Cambridge +16 16 £350 - 12
Edinburgh +10 16 £263 +66.66% 3
Cheshire +14 15 £400 +23.07% 7

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1182 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
2 806 (40.36%) Java
3 697 (34.90%) Linux
4 535 (26.79%) TDD
5 488 (24.44%) Scrum
6 448 (22.43%) JavaScript
7 433 (21.68%) HTML
8 428 (21.43%) Web Services
9 390 (19.53%) PHP
10 384 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
11 370 (18.53%) CSS
12 362 (18.13%) Ruby
13 329 (16.47%) SQL
14 324 (16.22%) MySQL
15 320 (16.02%) Jenkins
16 316 (15.82%) BDD
17 305 (15.27%) Puppet
18 301 (15.07%) Python
19 289 (14.47%) DevOps
20 271 (13.57%) Apache
21 264 (13.22%) HTML5
22 260 (13.02%) NoSQL
23 256 (12.82%) Git (software)
24 251 (12.57%) OO
25 249 (12.47%) MongoDB
26 239 (11.97%) Spring
27 234 (11.72%) Selenium
28 233 (11.67%) UNIX
29 227 (11.37%) XML
29 227 (11.37%) Oracle

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 271 (13.57%) Apache
2 141 (7.06%) Tomcat
3 111 (5.56%) Node.js
4 76 (3.81%) Drupal
5 70 (3.51%) CMS
6 60 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
7 55 (2.75%) Apache Solr
8 54 (2.70%) Confluence
9 53 (2.65%) nginx
9 53 (2.65%) SharePoint
10 48 (2.40%) JBoss
11 47 (2.35%) IIS
12 42 (2.10%) OpenStack
13 31 (1.55%) WordPress
14 29 (1.45%) WebLogic
15 24 (1.20%) Apache Pig
16 21 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
17 20 (1.00%) FileNet
18 18 (0.90%) MS Exchange
18 18 (0.90%) Alfresco
Applications
1 71 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.50%) MS Office
3 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.35%) MS Project
4 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.10%) SPSS
6 2 (0.10%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.050%) FastStats
7 1 (0.050%) GIMP
7 1 (0.050%) InDesign
7 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.40%) Magento
3 4 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.15%) Summit
4 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.10%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.10%) SAP APO
5 2 (0.10%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.050%) Zen Cart
6 1 (0.050%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.050%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.050%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.050%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.050%) Cordys
6 1 (0.050%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 110 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (4.06%) Amazon EC2
3 56 (2.80%) SaaS
4 55 (2.75%) Amazon S3
5 52 (2.60%) GitHub
6 39 (1.95%) PaaS
7 33 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (1.00%) IaaS
9 12 (0.60%) Google Apps
10 11 (0.55%) Joyent
10 11 (0.55%) Route 53
10 11 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (0.30%) Google App Engine
12 5 (0.25%) Heroku
13 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 134 (6.71%) HTTP
2 112 (5.61%) Internet
3 73 (3.66%) SSL
4 70 (3.51%) TCP/IP
5 66 (3.30%) Firewall
6 61 (3.05%) DNS
7 30 (1.50%) SAN
7 30 (1.50%) DHCP
7 30 (1.50%) WAN
8 29 (1.45%) LDAP
9 28 (1.40%) LAN
10 27 (1.35%) AMQP
11 22 (1.10%) OpenLDAP
12 20 (1.00%) VPN
13 19 (0.95%) SMTP
14 16 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (0.55%) Network Security
15 11 (0.55%) SNMP
16 10 (0.50%) SSH
17 9 (0.45%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (16.22%) MySQL
2 260 (13.02%) NoSQL
3 249 (12.47%) MongoDB
4 164 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
5 153 (7.66%) SQL Server
6 121 (6.06%) Relational Database
7 119 (5.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 99 (4.96%) Big Data
9 86 (4.31%) Hadoop
10 72 (3.61%) Redis
11 59 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 58 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
13 51 (2.55%) RDBMS
13 51 (2.55%) Oracle Database
14 35 (1.75%) Apache Hive
15 29 (1.45%) HBase
16 24 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
17 22 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
18 19 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 18 (0.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 320 (16.02%) Jenkins
2 256 (12.82%) Git (software)
3 234 (11.72%) Selenium
4 202 (10.12%) Maven
5 168 (8.41%) Subversion
6 166 (8.31%) Cucumber
7 149 (7.46%) JIRA
8 92 (4.61%) JUnit
9 80 (4.01%) JMeter
10 76 (3.81%) WebDriver
11 63 (3.15%) Hudson
12 54 (2.70%) Eclipse
13 49 (2.45%) WATIR
13 49 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
14 43 (2.15%) Ant
15 37 (1.85%) Visual Studio
16 36 (1.80%) Mockito
17 34 (1.70%) QuickTest Pro
18 33 (1.65%) PHPUnit
18 33 (1.65%) SpecFlow
General
1 213 (10.67%) Finance
2 68 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 57 (2.85%) Banking
4 43 (2.15%) Marketing
5 31 (1.55%) Retail
6 23 (1.15%) Front Office
7 22 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.10%) Publishing
8 19 (0.95%) Back Office
9 16 (0.80%) Games
10 14 (0.70%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.55%) Advertising
12 9 (0.45%) Electronics
12 9 (0.45%) Legal
13 7 (0.35%) German Language
14 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.30%) Law
15 5 (0.25%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.25%) Local Government
16 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 824 (41.26%) Developer
2 280 (14.02%) Architect
3 245 (12.27%) Java Developer
4 153 (7.66%) Analyst
5 139 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
6 113 (5.66%) Senior Developer
7 110 (5.51%) Technical Architect
8 89 (4.46%) PHP Developer
9 81 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
10 79 (3.96%) Tester
11 70 (3.51%) Web Developer
11 70 (3.51%) Front-End Developer
12 59 (2.95%) Business Analyst
13 57 (2.85%) Test Analyst
14 54 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
15 47 (2.35%) Software Engineer
16 46 (2.30%) Consultant
17 35 (1.75%) Administrator
17 35 (1.75%) Digital Architect
18 34 (1.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (21.68%) HTML
2 428 (21.43%) Web Services
3 370 (18.53%) CSS
4 264 (13.22%) HTML5
5 239 (11.97%) Spring
6 227 (11.37%) XML
7 211 (10.57%) .NET
8 210 (10.52%) REST
9 191 (9.56%) CSS3
10 181 (9.06%) JSON
11 173 (8.66%) jQuery
12 163 (8.16%) RESTful
13 156 (7.81%) SOAP
14 151 (7.56%) LAMP
15 148 (7.41%) J2EE
16 118 (5.91%) Hibernate
17 115 (5.76%) AngularJS
18 101 (5.06%) Ruby on Rails
19 81 (4.06%) Ajax
20 71 (3.56%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.11%) Computer Science
2 83 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 61 (3.05%) User Experience
5 43 (2.15%) Data Structures
6 37 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 34 (1.70%) Algorithms
8 28 (1.40%) Clustering
9 27 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.30%) GIS
10 26 (1.30%) Mathematics
11 23 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.10%) Replication
13 19 (0.95%) Wiki
14 18 (0.90%) Derivative
15 17 (0.85%) Data Integration
15 17 (0.85%) Social Media
16 15 (0.75%) Visualisation
17 14 (0.70%) Taxonomies
18 13 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 697 (34.90%) Linux
2 233 (11.67%) UNIX
3 159 (7.96%) Windows
4 106 (5.31%) CentOS
5 78 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 60 (3.00%) Ubuntu
7 56 (2.80%) Apple iOS
8 52 (2.60%) Android
9 32 (1.60%) Solaris
10 25 (1.25%) Debian
10 25 (1.25%) Mac OS X
11 22 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (1.05%) AIX
13 14 (0.70%) VME
14 10 (0.50%) MVS
14 10 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.35%) HPUX
16 7 (0.35%) zOS
17 6 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1182 (59.19%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (26.79%) TDD
3 488 (24.44%) Scrum
4 384 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 316 (15.82%) BDD
6 289 (14.47%) DevOps
7 251 (12.57%) OO
8 211 (10.57%) Configuration Management
9 171 (8.56%) MVC
10 155 (7.76%) SOA
11 143 (7.16%) Pair Programming
12 142 (7.11%) Project Management
13 136 (6.81%) Software Engineering
14 135 (6.76%) Kanban
15 128 (6.41%) E-Commerce
16 113 (5.66%) Web Development
17 107 (5.36%) Mentoring
18 105 (5.26%) Test Automation
19 104 (5.21%) Automated Testing
20 102 (5.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 806 (40.36%) Java
2 448 (22.43%) JavaScript
3 390 (19.53%) PHP
4 362 (18.13%) Ruby
5 329 (16.47%) SQL
6 301 (15.07%) Python
7 174 (8.71%) C#
8 159 (7.96%) Scala
9 131 (6.56%) Perl
10 110 (5.51%) C++
11 75 (3.76%) Bash Shell
12 57 (2.85%) Shell Script
13 43 (2.15%) C
14 39 (1.95%) Groovy
15 35 (1.75%) PowerShell
16 31 (1.55%) PL/SQL
17 25 (1.25%) Tcl
18 21 (1.05%) Clojure
19 13 (0.65%) R
20 12 (0.60%) sed
Qualifications
1 200 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 165 (8.26%) Degree
3 145 (7.26%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.30%) ISEB
5 36 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 25 (1.25%) CISSP
7 12 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.40%) CCNP
9 8 (0.40%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.35%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 6 (0.30%) CCIE
12 5 (0.25%) CCSP
12 5 (0.25%) RHCE
12 5 (0.25%) OCPJP
12 5 (0.25%) CEH
13 4 (0.20%) CCNA
13 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (9.81%) QA
2 15 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.35%) SLA
4 5 (0.25%) SNOMED CT
5 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.050%) HL7
7 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.050%) JTAG
System Software
1 89 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (1.80%) vCloud
3 25 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 22 (1.10%) KVM
5 19 (0.95%) Snort
5 19 (0.95%) Varnish
6 12 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 11 (0.55%) Xen
8 10 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.50%) XenServer
8 10 (0.50%) NFS
9 9 (0.45%) VirtualBox
9 9 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.35%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.35%) vSphere
10 7 (0.35%) RHEV
11 5 (0.25%) Docker
12 4 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.20%) Nmap
13 3 (0.15%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 305 (15.27%) Puppet
2 194 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (4.36%) Nagios
4 53 (2.65%) Vagrant
5 38 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
6 27 (1.35%) Graylog2
7 25 (1.25%) Kibana
7 25 (1.25%) Cacti
8 22 (1.10%) ZABBIX
8 22 (1.10%) Ansible
9 19 (0.95%) OpenSSO
9 19 (0.95%) Oozie
10 18 (0.90%) Zenoss
10 18 (0.90%) Salt
11 12 (0.60%) YUM
12 11 (0.55%) Hyperic
13 8 (0.40%) logstash
14 7 (0.35%) Cobbler
15 6 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (0.30%) Nessus
Vendors
1 227 (11.37%) Oracle
2 188 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 175 (8.76%) Red Hat
4 129 (6.46%) VMware
5 72 (3.61%) IBM
6 65 (3.25%) Zend
7 44 (2.20%) Google
8 39 (1.95%) SAP
9 37 (1.85%) Cisco
9 37 (1.85%) HP
10 31 (1.55%) Twitter
11 26 (1.30%) Adobe
12 24 (1.20%) Siebel
13 22 (1.10%) Citrix
13 22 (1.10%) Percona
13 22 (1.10%) Rackspace
14 21 (1.05%) SaltStack
15 18 (0.90%) Splunk
16 17 (0.85%) Perforce
16 17 (0.85%) EMC
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Keene and Lord
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum + Negociatble
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago