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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 139 130 193
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +63
Contract jobs citing Open Source 916 911 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.67% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.19% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 610 402
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £564 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 0 861 £450 +5.88% 409
London -10 454 £475 +6.50% 203
City of London +29 112 £500 +9.05% 51
South East -37 86 £388 -8.82% 54
North West -18 68 £400 -10.61% 36
North East +21 66 £445 +27.14% 7
South West +15 66 £463 +27.58% 26
Tyne and Wear +19 65 £445 +27.14% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +17 63 £445 +27.14% 7
Yorkshire +2 53 £350 -15.15% 39
East of England +17 48 £400 -3.03% 22
West Yorkshire -1 45 £350 -26.70% 34
Leeds -4 39 £350 -25.53% 31
West Midlands +13 32 £410 +26.15% 18
Bristol +1 28 £481 +32.75% 11
Cheshire -3 27 £400 -21.56% 10
Manchester -6 27 £475 +26.66% 16
Devon - 22 £450 - 2
Essex +10 20 £400 +14.28% 2
Hampshire -35 20 £330 -22.35% 4
Shropshire +8 19 £418 -22.54% 5
Wales -7 19 £375 +7.14% 5
Plymouth - 18 £450 -
Telford +8 17 £438 -18.83% 5
Croydon -4 17 £525 -25.00%
Oxfordshire -7 17 £413 - 10
Scotland -16 15 £313 -24.69% 17
Southend-on-Sea - 14 £400 -
South Wales +3 13 £375 +15.38% 3
Berkshire -15 13 £400 +20.30% 19

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1004 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 764 (43.16%) Java
3 612 (34.58%) Linux
4 447 (25.25%) Continuous Integration
5 414 (23.39%) TDD
6 352 (19.89%) Web Services
7 348 (19.66%) Scrum
8 335 (18.93%) HTML
8 335 (18.93%) Puppet
8 335 (18.93%) DevOps
9 321 (18.14%) JavaScript
10 312 (17.63%) Jenkins
11 306 (17.29%) Python
12 298 (16.84%) SQL
13 297 (16.78%) MongoDB
14 293 (16.55%) Configuration Management
15 285 (16.10%) Ruby
16 275 (15.54%) Git (software)
17 267 (15.08%) CSS
18 246 (13.90%) MySQL
19 232 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
20 231 (13.05%) Oracle
21 217 (12.26%) NoSQL
22 216 (12.20%) Finance
23 210 (11.86%) Spring
24 204 (11.53%) RESTful
25 202 (11.41%) Security Cleared
26 199 (11.24%) BDD
27 198 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
28 197 (11.13%) UNIX

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 173 (9.77%) Apache
2 109 (6.16%) Tomcat
3 87 (4.92%) Confluence
4 85 (4.80%) Node.js
5 83 (4.69%) JBoss
6 79 (4.46%) WebLogic
7 76 (4.29%) WebSphere
8 73 (4.12%) OpenStack
9 48 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
10 46 (2.60%) nginx
11 44 (2.49%) Drupal
12 40 (2.26%) CMS
13 33 (1.86%) Mule
13 33 (1.86%) Cloud Foundry
14 29 (1.64%) Jetty
15 26 (1.47%) IIS
16 25 (1.41%) GlassFish
17 24 (1.36%) Mule ESB
17 24 (1.36%) Apache Solr
18 22 (1.24%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 48 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.51%) MS Office
3 8 (0.45%) SPSS
4 7 (0.40%) MS Project
5 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.056%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (0.85%) Magento
3 8 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.40%) Oracle TCA
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.056%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.056%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.056%) Odoo
8 1 (0.056%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 198 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
4 47 (2.66%) GitHub
5 43 (2.43%) PaaS
6 38 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (1.81%) SaaS
8 22 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 19 (1.07%) IaaS
10 17 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.85%) Google App Engine
12 14 (0.79%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.62%) Route 53
14 10 (0.56%) OpenShift
15 9 (0.51%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.45%) Office 365
16 8 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 4 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 160 (9.04%) HTTP
2 146 (8.25%) TCP/IP
3 113 (6.38%) SSL
4 88 (4.97%) Internet
5 69 (3.90%) DNS
6 59 (3.33%) Firewall
7 47 (2.66%) DHCP
8 35 (1.98%) IPsec
9 31 (1.75%) VPN
10 25 (1.41%) LDAP
11 23 (1.30%) Network Security
12 21 (1.19%) FTP
13 20 (1.13%) LAN
14 18 (1.02%) Unified Communications
15 17 (0.96%) WAN
16 16 (0.90%) AMQP
17 15 (0.85%) Converged Networks
18 14 (0.79%) MPLS
18 14 (0.79%) BGP
19 12 (0.68%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (16.78%) MongoDB
2 246 (13.90%) MySQL
3 217 (12.26%) NoSQL
4 163 (9.21%) Big Data
5 149 (8.42%) Relational Database
6 143 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
7 137 (7.74%) SQL Server
8 120 (6.78%) Hadoop
9 71 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
10 54 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
11 49 (2.77%) RDBMS
11 49 (2.77%) Oracle Database
12 39 (2.20%) Redis
13 32 (1.81%) Data Mining
14 28 (1.58%) DB2
15 22 (1.24%) HBase
16 19 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
17 18 (1.02%) SQLite
18 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 312 (17.63%) Jenkins
2 275 (15.54%) Git (software)
3 173 (9.77%) Subversion
4 162 (9.15%) Selenium
5 149 (8.42%) JIRA
6 139 (7.85%) Maven
7 122 (6.89%) Cucumber
8 83 (4.69%) JUnit
9 57 (3.22%) Ant
10 52 (2.94%) Mercurial
11 48 (2.71%) Hudson
12 46 (2.60%) Eclipse
13 43 (2.43%) Gradle
14 38 (2.15%) WebDriver
15 36 (2.03%) JMeter
16 29 (1.64%) IntelliJ
17 27 (1.53%) Capybara
18 25 (1.41%) WATIR
19 24 (1.36%) HP UFT
19 24 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 216 (12.20%) Finance
2 60 (3.39%) Banking
2 60 (3.39%) Retail
3 53 (2.99%) Marketing
4 42 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.75%) Publishing
6 20 (1.13%) Games
6 20 (1.13%) Legal
6 20 (1.13%) Billing
7 19 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.02%) Front Office
9 10 (0.56%) Local Government
10 9 (0.51%) Law
11 6 (0.34%) Electronics
12 5 (0.28%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.23%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.23%) German Language
13 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.17%) Advertising
14 3 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 586 (33.11%) Developer
2 333 (18.81%) Architect
3 186 (10.51%) Java Developer
4 166 (9.38%) Analyst
5 119 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
6 114 (6.44%) Technical Architect
7 76 (4.29%) Business Analyst
8 71 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
9 66 (3.73%) Senior Developer
10 51 (2.88%) Test Analyst
10 51 (2.88%) Administrator
11 47 (2.66%) Consultant
12 43 (2.43%) PHP Developer
13 39 (2.20%) Systems Administrator
14 36 (2.03%) Front-End Developer
15 35 (1.98%) Agile Business Analyst
15 35 (1.98%) Tester
16 30 (1.69%) Senior Java Developer
16 30 (1.69%) JavaScript Developer
16 30 (1.69%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (19.89%) Web Services
2 335 (18.93%) HTML
3 267 (15.08%) CSS
4 210 (11.86%) Spring
5 204 (11.53%) RESTful
6 193 (10.90%) HTML5
7 182 (10.28%) .NET
8 167 (9.44%) JSON
9 151 (8.53%) XML
10 146 (8.25%) J2EE
11 140 (7.91%) REST
12 128 (7.23%) Hibernate
13 119 (6.72%) SOAP
13 119 (6.72%) CSS3
14 113 (6.38%) AngularJS
15 95 (5.37%) Middleware
16 92 (5.20%) jQuery
17 84 (4.75%) JMS
18 78 (4.41%) Java EE
19 64 (3.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.27%) User Experience
1 111 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (5.48%) Mobile App
3 67 (3.79%) Visualisation
4 66 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 46 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 34 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 26 (1.47%) N-Tier
8 23 (1.30%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.24%) Clustering
9 22 (1.24%) Social Media
10 20 (1.13%) Mathematics
10 20 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.07%) Data Integration
12 18 (1.02%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.79%) Mainframe
14 12 (0.68%) GIS
14 12 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 12 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 612 (34.58%) Linux
2 197 (11.13%) UNIX
3 156 (8.81%) Windows
4 89 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 72 (4.07%) Android
6 64 (3.62%) Apple iOS
7 50 (2.82%) CentOS
8 42 (2.37%) Ubuntu
9 32 (1.81%) Solaris
10 19 (1.07%) Mac OS X
11 15 (0.85%) AIX
11 15 (0.85%) Mac OS X Server
12 14 (0.79%) SUSE
13 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.40%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.40%) VME
14 7 (0.40%) MVS
15 6 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1004 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 447 (25.25%) Continuous Integration
3 414 (23.39%) TDD
4 348 (19.66%) Scrum
5 335 (18.93%) DevOps
6 293 (16.55%) Configuration Management
7 199 (11.24%) BDD
8 177 (10.00%) SOA
9 142 (8.02%) OO
10 125 (7.06%) Project Management
11 123 (6.95%) Analytics
12 121 (6.84%) Web Development
13 119 (6.72%) Software Engineering
14 106 (5.99%) Test Automation
15 104 (5.88%) Kanban
16 102 (5.76%) MVC
17 100 (5.65%) E-Commerce
18 98 (5.54%) Mentoring
19 87 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
19 87 (4.92%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 764 (43.16%) Java
2 321 (18.14%) JavaScript
3 306 (17.29%) Python
4 298 (16.84%) SQL
5 285 (16.10%) Ruby
6 188 (10.62%) PHP
7 142 (8.02%) Scala
8 115 (6.50%) C#
9 108 (6.10%) Perl
10 95 (5.37%) Bash Shell
11 62 (3.50%) C++
12 55 (3.11%) Groovy
13 47 (2.66%) Shell Script
14 45 (2.54%) C
15 39 (2.20%) PL/SQL
16 34 (1.92%) PowerShell
17 29 (1.64%) R
17 29 (1.64%) Go
18 17 (0.96%) Clojure
19 14 (0.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 202 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 124 (7.01%) Degree
3 106 (5.99%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.86%) DV Cleared
5 19 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.07%) CCNP
6 10 (0.56%) ISEB
7 9 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.40%) BC Cleared
8 7 (0.40%) CCIE
8 7 (0.40%) RHCE
9 6 (0.34%) MCSE
9 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.28%) CCNA
10 5 (0.28%) OCPJP
11 4 (0.23%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.23%) CISSP
12 3 (0.17%) PhD
12 3 (0.17%) CEH
12 3 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (9.32%) QA
2 17 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.56%) SLA
4 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.23%) BS25999
6 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.056%) HL7
System Software
1 121 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (3.67%) Docker
3 46 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 36 (2.03%) KVM
5 31 (1.75%) QEMU
6 28 (1.58%) vCloud
7 18 (1.02%) Xen
8 15 (0.85%) Hyper-V
9 14 (0.79%) Samba
10 13 (0.73%) Varnish
11 12 (0.68%) iptables
12 9 (0.51%) VirtualBox
12 9 (0.51%) Squid
13 8 (0.45%) Snort
13 8 (0.45%) Firmware
14 6 (0.34%) NFS
14 6 (0.34%) XenServer
14 6 (0.34%) HDFS
15 5 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.28%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 335 (18.93%) Puppet
2 232 (13.11%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (5.08%) Ansible
4 52 (2.94%) Salt
5 50 (2.82%) Vagrant
6 30 (1.69%) Kibana
7 26 (1.47%) ZABBIX
8 24 (1.36%) Nagios
9 23 (1.30%) logstash
10 18 (1.02%) Graylog
10 18 (1.02%) HAProxy
11 17 (0.96%) Rundeck
12 14 (0.79%) WSUS
13 13 (0.73%) Cacti
14 9 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
15 8 (0.45%) CFEngine
15 8 (0.45%) Netcool
16 7 (0.40%) SCOM
17 6 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
18 5 (0.28%) yum
Vendors
1 231 (13.05%) Oracle
2 189 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 172 (9.72%) VMware
4 155 (8.76%) Red Hat
5 72 (4.07%) IBM
6 49 (2.77%) Cisco
7 44 (2.49%) Google
8 36 (2.03%) Atlassian
9 34 (1.92%) Adobe
10 33 (1.86%) TIBCO
11 32 (1.81%) Splunk
12 26 (1.47%) Zend
12 26 (1.47%) Citrix
12 26 (1.47%) Informatica
13 25 (1.41%) Juniper
14 24 (1.36%) HP
15 23 (1.30%) Apple
16 22 (1.24%) Sitecore
17 20 (1.13%) SaltStack
18 19 (1.07%) Tableau
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TechnoRecruit
Rate: £500 - £600 DOE.
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Wales
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 - 350 per day + Accomadation
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago