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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 143 123 185
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +62
Contract jobs citing Open Source 888 909 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.72% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.26% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 610 382
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 15
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 £40.00 £41.65 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £123.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +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
42553 40275 36728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.55% 76.11% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27470 25080 22041
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1143 1189 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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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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 -10 849 £425 - 412
London -16 427 £475 +5.55% 209
City of London +10 108 £500 +5.26% 65
South East -45 80 £370 -12.94% 57
North West +4 79 £375 -21.25% 20
North East +13 60 £373 +6.42% 16
Yorkshire +11 60 £350 -3.44% 21
South West +6 60 £450 +5.88% 21
Tyne and Wear +13 57 £374 +6.78% 16
West Yorkshire +16 55 £350 -25.13% 19
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 55 £374 +10.74% 12
East of England +14 48 £406 -4.41% 47
Leeds +11 46 £350 -22.22% 18
West Midlands +26 41 £400 +23.07% 17
Cheshire +6 31 £400 -23.07% 7
Hampshire -18 28 £330 -22.35% 8
Bristol -3 25 £456 +21.66% 9
Lancashire +25 24 £350 -27.64% 1
Shropshire +15 22 £405 - 3
East Midlands +3 22 £500 +122.22% 4
Blackpool +20 21 £350 -43.54%
Manchester -9 20 £490 +30.66% 9
Essex +4 19 £400 +14.28% 8
Devon - 19 £450 - 2
Telford +12 17 £450 - 3
Plymouth - 16 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire -2 14 £500 +8.10% 10
Wales -19 14 £388 +10.71% 4
Scotland -10 13 £313 -22.36% 22
Southend-on-Sea - 13 £400 -

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 976 (56.91%) Agile Software Development
2 764 (44.55%) Java
3 611 (35.63%) Linux
4 436 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
5 392 (22.86%) TDD
6 359 (20.93%) Web Services
7 349 (20.35%) Scrum
8 335 (19.53%) DevOps
9 331 (19.30%) Puppet
10 309 (18.02%) JavaScript
11 307 (17.90%) HTML
12 305 (17.78%) Configuration Management
13 304 (17.73%) Python
14 296 (17.26%) MongoDB
15 288 (16.79%) Jenkins
16 285 (16.62%) Ruby
17 268 (15.63%) SQL
18 264 (15.39%) CSS
18 264 (15.39%) Git (software)
19 252 (14.69%) MySQL
20 237 (13.82%) Opscode Chef
21 225 (13.12%) NoSQL
22 202 (11.78%) BDD
23 196 (11.43%) Oracle
24 195 (11.37%) Finance
25 194 (11.31%) Apache
26 193 (11.25%) Microsoft
27 191 (11.14%) .NET
27 191 (11.14%) UNIX
27 191 (11.14%) Spring

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 194 (11.31%) Apache
2 115 (6.71%) Tomcat
3 82 (4.78%) JBoss
4 75 (4.37%) Node.js
5 72 (4.20%) Confluence
6 71 (4.14%) WebSphere
7 69 (4.02%) OpenStack
8 67 (3.91%) WebLogic
9 46 (2.68%) CMS
10 45 (2.62%) nginx
11 43 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
12 38 (2.22%) Drupal
13 32 (1.87%) Mule
14 31 (1.81%) IIS
15 29 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
16 25 (1.46%) Jetty
17 23 (1.34%) Mule ESB
18 21 (1.22%) Apache Solr
19 20 (1.17%) GlassFish
19 20 (1.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 46 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.41%) MS Project
2 7 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.35%) MS Office
3 6 (0.35%) SPSS
4 3 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.058%) Open Workbench
5 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (1.11%) Magento
2 12 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.41%) Oracle TCA
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.058%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.058%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.058%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.058%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.058%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 181 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
3 64 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (2.68%) PaaS
5 44 (2.57%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (2.22%) SaaS
7 33 (1.92%) GitHub
8 22 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (0.99%) IaaS
10 17 (0.99%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.99%) Google App Engine
11 11 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (0.64%) Google Analytics
11 11 (0.64%) Route 53
12 8 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.41%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.23%) Office 365
14 4 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 177 (10.32%) HTTP
2 157 (9.15%) TCP/IP
3 126 (7.35%) SSL
4 91 (5.31%) Internet
5 82 (4.78%) DNS
6 61 (3.56%) DHCP
7 54 (3.15%) Firewall
8 49 (2.86%) IPsec
9 38 (2.22%) FTP
10 32 (1.87%) VPN
11 28 (1.63%) LDAP
12 23 (1.34%) Network Security
13 20 (1.17%) AMQP
14 17 (0.99%) SAN
15 16 (0.93%) LAN
15 16 (0.93%) Unified Communications
16 15 (0.87%) Converged Networks
17 13 (0.76%) WAN
18 11 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
19 10 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 296 (17.26%) MongoDB
2 252 (14.69%) MySQL
3 225 (13.12%) NoSQL
4 151 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
5 145 (8.45%) Relational Database
6 141 (8.22%) Big Data
7 126 (7.35%) SQL Server
8 111 (6.47%) Hadoop
9 65 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
10 58 (3.38%) RDBMS
11 54 (3.15%) Oracle Database
12 44 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 33 (1.92%) Data Mining
14 32 (1.87%) Redis
15 25 (1.46%) HBase
16 24 (1.40%) DB2
17 16 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
18 15 (0.87%) SQLite
19 11 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
19 11 (0.64%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 288 (16.79%) Jenkins
2 264 (15.39%) Git (software)
3 172 (10.03%) Subversion
4 157 (9.15%) Selenium
5 134 (7.81%) Maven
6 131 (7.64%) JIRA
7 123 (7.17%) Cucumber
8 95 (5.54%) JUnit
9 63 (3.67%) Ant
10 45 (2.62%) Mercurial
11 44 (2.57%) Gradle
11 44 (2.57%) Eclipse
12 41 (2.39%) WebDriver
13 40 (2.33%) Hudson
14 30 (1.75%) Capybara
15 27 (1.57%) JMeter
16 26 (1.52%) IntelliJ
17 25 (1.46%) WATIR
18 24 (1.40%) TeamCity
19 23 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 195 (11.37%) Finance
2 63 (3.67%) Retail
3 47 (2.74%) Marketing
4 46 (2.68%) Banking
5 34 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.52%) Publishing
7 23 (1.34%) Front Office
8 22 (1.28%) Games
8 22 (1.28%) Legal
8 22 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.70%) Billing
10 10 (0.58%) Local Government
11 9 (0.52%) Law
12 7 (0.41%) Electronics
13 4 (0.23%) Back Office
13 4 (0.23%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.23%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.23%) German Language
14 3 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 564 (32.89%) Developer
2 312 (18.19%) Architect
3 175 (10.20%) Java Developer
4 153 (8.92%) Analyst
5 132 (7.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 101 (5.89%) Technical Architect
7 71 (4.14%) Senior Developer
8 69 (4.02%) Business Analyst
9 65 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
10 55 (3.21%) Administrator
11 47 (2.74%) Consultant
12 44 (2.57%) Test Analyst
12 44 (2.57%) PHP Developer
13 37 (2.16%) Tester
14 33 (1.92%) Agile Business Analyst
15 31 (1.81%) Front-End Developer
15 31 (1.81%) Systems Administrator
15 31 (1.81%) Senior Java Developer
16 27 (1.57%) Web Developer
16 27 (1.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (20.93%) Web Services
2 307 (17.90%) HTML
3 264 (15.39%) CSS
4 191 (11.14%) .NET
4 191 (11.14%) Spring
5 189 (11.02%) RESTful
6 166 (9.68%) HTML5
7 148 (8.63%) J2EE
8 143 (8.34%) XML
8 143 (8.34%) JSON
9 132 (7.70%) REST
10 115 (6.71%) Hibernate
11 110 (6.41%) CSS3
12 107 (6.24%) jQuery
13 106 (6.18%) SOAP
14 104 (6.06%) AngularJS
15 90 (5.25%) Middleware
16 89 (5.19%) Java EE
17 79 (4.61%) JMS
18 67 (3.91%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 115 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (5.31%) User Experience
3 81 (4.72%) Mobile App
4 67 (3.91%) Visualisation
5 58 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.51%) Data Centre
7 34 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.46%) N-Tier
9 24 (1.40%) Clustering
10 19 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 16 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.87%) Mathematics
13 14 (0.82%) Data Integration
13 14 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.82%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.76%) Mainframe
14 13 (0.76%) Social Media
15 11 (0.64%) Digital Media
15 11 (0.64%) GIS
15 11 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 611 (35.63%) Linux
2 191 (11.14%) UNIX
3 149 (8.69%) Windows
4 99 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (3.62%) Android
6 59 (3.44%) Apple iOS
7 52 (3.03%) CentOS
8 44 (2.57%) Ubuntu
9 33 (1.92%) Solaris
10 17 (0.99%) Mac OS X
11 16 (0.93%) SUSE
12 15 (0.87%) Mac OS X Server
13 14 (0.82%) AIX
14 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.41%) VME
16 7 (0.41%) MVS
17 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.29%) Windows 7
18 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 976 (56.91%) Agile Software Development
2 436 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
3 392 (22.86%) TDD
4 349 (20.35%) Scrum
5 335 (19.53%) DevOps
6 305 (17.78%) Configuration Management
7 202 (11.78%) BDD
8 166 (9.68%) SOA
9 136 (7.93%) OO
10 124 (7.23%) Web Development
11 118 (6.88%) Project Management
12 117 (6.82%) Software Engineering
13 115 (6.71%) Analytics
14 101 (5.89%) Automated Testing
15 99 (5.77%) MVC
16 96 (5.60%) E-Commerce
16 96 (5.60%) Test Automation
17 93 (5.42%) Kanban
18 89 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
19 82 (4.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 764 (44.55%) Java
2 309 (18.02%) JavaScript
3 304 (17.73%) Python
4 285 (16.62%) Ruby
5 268 (15.63%) SQL
6 183 (10.67%) PHP
7 113 (6.59%) Scala
8 112 (6.53%) C#
9 107 (6.24%) Perl
10 99 (5.77%) Bash Shell
11 51 (2.97%) C++
12 46 (2.68%) C
13 42 (2.45%) Shell Script
14 40 (2.33%) Groovy
15 34 (1.98%) PowerShell
16 33 (1.92%) PL/SQL
17 29 (1.69%) R
18 21 (1.22%) Go
19 15 (0.87%) Clojure
20 12 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 189 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 120 (7.00%) Degree
3 95 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.92%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (0.58%) CCNP
5 10 (0.58%) ISEB
6 9 (0.52%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.41%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.29%) OCPJP
8 5 (0.29%) CISSP
9 4 (0.23%) CCNA
9 4 (0.23%) MCSE
9 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.17%) CEH
10 3 (0.17%) JNCIS
10 3 (0.17%) RHCE
10 3 (0.17%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (9.27%) QA
2 16 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.41%) SLA
4 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.23%) BS25999
6 1 (0.058%) COBIT
6 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.058%) HL7
System Software
1 108 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (3.27%) Docker
3 43 (2.51%) Active Directory
4 32 (1.87%) KVM
5 29 (1.69%) QEMU
6 23 (1.34%) vCloud
7 21 (1.22%) Xen
8 14 (0.82%) Samba
9 10 (0.58%) HDFS
10 9 (0.52%) Varnish
10 9 (0.52%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.47%) Firmware
11 8 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.47%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.41%) NFS
13 6 (0.35%) XenServer
13 6 (0.35%) Snort
13 6 (0.35%) vSphere
13 6 (0.35%) iptables
14 5 (0.29%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 331 (19.30%) Puppet
2 237 (13.82%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (4.90%) Ansible
4 51 (2.97%) Vagrant
5 48 (2.80%) Salt
6 36 (2.10%) Nagios
7 30 (1.75%) Kibana
8 24 (1.40%) ZABBIX
9 22 (1.28%) Graylog
10 19 (1.11%) logstash
11 15 (0.87%) Rundeck
11 15 (0.87%) Cacti
12 14 (0.82%) WSUS
13 13 (0.76%) HAProxy
14 10 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
15 9 (0.52%) CloudHub
16 8 (0.47%) Graphite
17 7 (0.41%) SCOM
18 6 (0.35%) Zenoss
18 6 (0.35%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 196 (11.43%) Oracle
2 193 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 157 (9.15%) VMware
4 146 (8.51%) Red Hat
5 57 (3.32%) IBM
6 45 (2.62%) Google
7 42 (2.45%) Cisco
8 37 (2.16%) Atlassian
9 33 (1.92%) Splunk
10 28 (1.63%) Adobe
11 27 (1.57%) TIBCO
12 26 (1.52%) Zend
13 25 (1.46%) Citrix
13 25 (1.46%) Informatica
14 23 (1.34%) Apple
14 23 (1.34%) HP
15 21 (1.22%) SaltStack
16 20 (1.17%) New Relic
16 20 (1.17%) WSO2
16 20 (1.17%) Tableau
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500.00 - £650 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: Up to £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £410 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £440 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago