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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 74 144 130
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -14
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1537 895 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.87% 1.59% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.49% 2.00% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 642 610
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Median hourly rate £29.97 £45.00 £71.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.39% -36.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £40.00 £47.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.99 £71.00 £112.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.97 £42.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-29.47% -40.14%

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
44001 44737 42259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.29% 79.69% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29186 28814 26448
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1191 1229
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 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
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 1 July 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 1 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 +69 1413 £480 +12.94% 353
London +52 719 £500 +5.26% 173
South East +90 192 £435 +16.00% 57
North West +23 130 £475 +20.63% 21
City of London +43 126 £475 -5.00% 43
Yorkshire +38 117 £475 +35.71% 16
West Yorkshire +32 102 £475 +35.71% 12
Scotland +52 99 £423 +35.20% 14
Leeds +30 91 £488 +39.28% 12
West Midlands +21 91 £475 +18.75% 9
Edinburgh +48 77 £425 +44.68% 3
East of England +30 62 £345 -13.75% 22
Manchester +29 57 £500 +7.52% 13
Shropshire -4 57 £450 +12.50% 1
Telford -4 54 £450 - 1
North East -56 54 £495 +32.00% 7
West Sussex +35 51 £450 +30.90%
Tyne and Wear -55 51 £493 +31.33% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -56 51 £493 +31.33% 5
Berkshire +38 46 £450 +12.50% 13
Worthing - 43 £450 -
South West -25 39 £425 -5.55% 42
Cheshire -5 36 £475 +18.75% 5
Hampshire +10 32 £330 - 13
Warrington +8 31 £488 -7.14% 4
Cambridgeshire +28 22 £345 -8.00% 15
Surrey +16 22 £455 - 9
Lancashire -3 22 £450 +28.57% 2
Croydon -2 20 £419 -11.14%
Cambridge +28 19 £340 -6.20% 15

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 1722 (61.85%) Agile Software Development
2 1263 (45.37%) Java
3 955 (34.30%) Linux
4 691 (24.82%) DevOps
5 651 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
6 640 (22.99%) Python
7 609 (21.88%) Scrum
8 592 (21.26%) TDD
9 589 (21.16%) JavaScript
10 566 (20.33%) Git (software)
11 561 (20.15%) HTML
12 554 (19.90%) Puppet
13 532 (19.11%) REST
14 518 (18.61%) Jenkins
15 487 (17.49%) Web Services
16 456 (16.38%) CSS
17 442 (15.88%) Configuration Management
18 440 (15.80%) Spring
19 428 (15.37%) Ruby
20 408 (14.66%) MongoDB
21 398 (14.30%) Amazon AWS
21 398 (14.30%) SQL
22 395 (14.19%) JSON
23 384 (13.79%) HTML5
24 382 (13.72%) Finance
25 376 (13.51%) Scala
26 353 (12.68%) Security Cleared
27 340 (12.21%) Oracle
28 326 (11.71%) NoSQL
29 325 (11.67%) HTTP

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
1 207 (7.44%) Apache
2 153 (5.50%) Tomcat
3 150 (5.39%) Confluence
4 115 (4.13%) JBoss
5 109 (3.92%) OpenStack
6 81 (2.91%) nginx
7 78 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
8 73 (2.62%) GeoServer
9 63 (2.26%) WebLogic
10 58 (2.08%) SAS
11 52 (1.87%) Apache Spark
12 49 (1.76%) CMS
13 44 (1.58%) WebSphere
14 37 (1.33%) Mule
15 33 (1.19%) Apache ServiceMix
16 30 (1.08%) Drupal
17 29 (1.04%) Apache Solr
17 29 (1.04%) WordPress
18 27 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
18 27 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 53 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 24 (0.86%) MS Office
3 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.14%) GIMP
5 4 (0.14%) HipChat
5 4 (0.14%) MS Project
5 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.14%) SPSS
5 4 (0.14%) Weka
6 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.11%) FrameMaker
6 3 (0.11%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.072%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.036%) InVision
Business Applications
1 26 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
2 21 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
3 18 (0.65%) Magento
4 11 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.11%) Beauchamp
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.072%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.072%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.072%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.072%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.072%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.036%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.036%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.036%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.036%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 398 (14.30%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (6.90%) GitHub
3 142 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 124 (4.45%) PaaS
5 121 (4.35%) IaaS
6 96 (3.45%) SaaS
7 51 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
8 44 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 42 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (1.22%) Google App Engine
11 26 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (0.86%) Amazon S3
13 19 (0.68%) Google Analytics
14 17 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 10 (0.36%) Office 365
18 9 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
19 8 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
19 8 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 325 (11.67%) HTTP
2 147 (5.28%) TCP/IP
3 132 (4.74%) DNS
4 94 (3.38%) SSL
5 76 (2.73%) Firewall
6 69 (2.48%) Internet
7 52 (1.87%) DHCP
8 49 (1.76%) VPN
9 41 (1.47%) SAN
10 34 (1.22%) WAN
11 30 (1.08%) LAN
11 30 (1.08%) Network Security
12 28 (1.01%) FTP
13 23 (0.83%) IPsec
14 21 (0.75%) LDAP
14 21 (0.75%) SSH
14 21 (0.75%) VLAN
15 19 (0.68%) SMTP
16 18 (0.65%) Intranet
16 18 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (14.66%) MongoDB
2 326 (11.71%) NoSQL
3 290 (10.42%) MySQL
4 273 (9.81%) PostgreSQL
5 204 (7.33%) Big Data
6 182 (6.54%) Relational Database
7 176 (6.32%) Hadoop
8 121 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 106 (3.81%) SQL Server
10 89 (3.20%) GIS
11 88 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
12 73 (2.62%) Apache Hive
13 67 (2.41%) HBase
14 49 (1.76%) Redis
15 45 (1.62%) Pentaho
16 43 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
16 43 (1.54%) Oracle Database
17 39 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
18 38 (1.36%) RDBMS
19 32 (1.15%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 566 (20.33%) Git (software)
2 518 (18.61%) Jenkins
3 284 (10.20%) JIRA
4 236 (8.48%) Maven
5 209 (7.51%) JUnit
6 206 (7.40%) Selenium
7 195 (7.00%) Subversion
8 177 (6.36%) Cucumber
9 103 (3.70%) Gradle
10 58 (2.08%) JBehave
11 55 (1.98%) Artifactory
12 54 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 51 (1.83%) Mockito
14 47 (1.69%) WebDriver
15 46 (1.65%) Eclipse
16 42 (1.51%) Mercurial
16 42 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
16 42 (1.51%) TeamCity
17 41 (1.47%) Hudson
18 40 (1.44%) GitLab
General
1 382 (13.72%) Finance
2 133 (4.78%) Banking
3 64 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 58 (2.08%) Marketing
5 52 (1.87%) Retail
6 40 (1.44%) Law
7 37 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.33%) Legal
8 26 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 26 (0.93%) Front Office
8 26 (0.93%) Publishing
9 23 (0.83%) Games
10 13 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.43%) Advertising
12 11 (0.40%) Back Office
12 11 (0.40%) Electronics
13 5 (0.18%) Billing
13 5 (0.18%) Local Government
14 4 (0.14%) Military
15 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1063 (38.18%) Developer
2 435 (15.63%) Architect
3 424 (15.23%) Java Developer
4 295 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 175 (6.29%) Senior Developer
6 169 (6.07%) Scala Developer
7 151 (5.42%) Analyst
8 132 (4.74%) Technical Architect
9 118 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
10 112 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
11 107 (3.84%) Agile Developer
12 104 (3.74%) Java Scala Developer
13 101 (3.63%) Administrator
14 93 (3.34%) Consultant
15 89 (3.20%) Business Analyst
16 86 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 86 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
17 81 (2.91%) Digital Architect
18 79 (2.84%) Software Engineer
19 77 (2.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 561 (20.15%) HTML
2 532 (19.11%) REST
3 487 (17.49%) Web Services
4 456 (16.38%) CSS
5 440 (15.80%) Spring
6 395 (14.19%) JSON
7 384 (13.79%) HTML5
8 321 (11.53%) AngularJS
9 289 (10.38%) CSS3
10 281 (10.09%) RESTful
11 259 (9.30%) XML
12 219 (7.87%) Node.js
13 211 (7.58%) .NET
14 207 (7.44%) Play Framework
15 187 (6.72%) SOAP
16 180 (6.47%) Hibernate
17 162 (5.82%) Ajax
18 144 (5.17%) Ruby on Rails
19 142 (5.10%) J2EE
20 132 (4.74%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 225 (8.08%) User Experience
2 155 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (3.59%) Mobile App
4 96 (3.45%) Visualisation
5 75 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
6 74 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 67 (2.41%) Algorithms
8 64 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 60 (2.16%) Data Centre
10 41 (1.47%) Data Integration
11 37 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 33 (1.19%) Social Media
13 32 (1.15%) Public Cloud
14 30 (1.08%) Blog
15 26 (0.93%) Private Cloud
16 23 (0.83%) Data Structures
17 21 (0.75%) CESG
17 21 (0.75%) Wiki
18 18 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 17 (0.61%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 955 (34.30%) Linux
2 296 (10.63%) Unix
3 248 (8.91%) Windows
4 95 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 79 (2.84%) CentOS
6 71 (2.55%) Android
7 64 (2.30%) Windows Server
8 53 (1.90%) Ubuntu
9 51 (1.83%) Apple iOS
10 39 (1.40%) Mac OS X
11 38 (1.36%) Solaris
12 31 (1.11%) CoreOS
13 28 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (0.97%) AIX
15 18 (0.65%) Fedora
16 17 (0.61%) Debian
17 15 (0.54%) Windows 7
18 14 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (0.47%) VMS
20 9 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1722 (61.85%) Agile Software Development
2 691 (24.82%) DevOps
3 651 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
4 609 (21.88%) Scrum
5 592 (21.26%) TDD
6 442 (15.88%) Configuration Management
7 306 (10.99%) OO
8 278 (9.99%) Microservices
9 256 (9.20%) SOA
10 236 (8.48%) BDD
11 217 (7.79%) Web Development
12 195 (7.00%) Mentoring
12 195 (7.00%) Software Engineering
13 191 (6.86%) High Availability
14 190 (6.82%) Automated Testing
15 176 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
16 174 (6.25%) Pair Programming
17 164 (5.89%) E-Commerce
17 164 (5.89%) SDLC
18 157 (5.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1263 (45.37%) Java
2 640 (22.99%) Python
3 589 (21.16%) JavaScript
4 428 (15.37%) Ruby
5 398 (14.30%) SQL
6 376 (13.51%) Scala
7 205 (7.36%) C#
8 174 (6.25%) PHP
9 163 (5.85%) Bash Shell
10 157 (5.64%) Perl
11 132 (4.74%) C++
12 106 (3.81%) Shell Script
13 103 (3.70%) PowerShell
14 94 (3.38%) Groovy
15 88 (3.16%) C
16 73 (2.62%) Go
17 53 (1.90%) Clojure
18 40 (1.44%) R
19 38 (1.36%) PL/SQL
20 30 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 353 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 222 (7.97%) SC Cleared
3 144 (5.17%) Degree
4 71 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 50 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.01%) ISEB
7 20 (0.72%) CISSP
8 16 (0.57%) IBM AIX Certification
8 16 (0.57%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.54%) BC Cleared
10 13 (0.47%) RHCA
10 13 (0.47%) RHCE
11 10 (0.36%) CCNA
11 10 (0.36%) CEH
11 10 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.29%) CREST Certified
13 7 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.18%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 220 (7.90%) QA
2 71 (2.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 27 (0.97%) WCAG
4 22 (0.79%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.40%) SDET
6 10 (0.36%) SLA
7 7 (0.25%) COBIT
8 6 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.11%) GxP
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 14001
10 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.072%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.036%) BS25999
12 1 (0.036%) GPG13
12 1 (0.036%) MiFID
System Software
1 302 (10.85%) Docker
2 142 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
4 55 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 52 (1.87%) Active Directory
6 35 (1.26%) etcd
7 33 (1.19%) flannel
7 33 (1.19%) vSphere
8 30 (1.08%) Ceph
9 29 (1.04%) NFS
10 26 (0.93%) iptables
11 25 (0.90%) GlusterFS
12 24 (0.86%) KVM
13 20 (0.72%) Sendmail
13 20 (0.72%) Xen
14 18 (0.65%) HDFS
14 18 (0.65%) vCloud
14 18 (0.65%) VMware ESX
14 18 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
15 16 (0.57%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 554 (19.90%) Puppet
2 285 (10.24%) Opscode Chef
3 257 (9.23%) Ansible
4 82 (2.95%) Nagios
5 71 (2.55%) logstash
6 61 (2.19%) Kubernetes
7 46 (1.65%) Terraform
8 43 (1.54%) Kibana
9 42 (1.51%) Graphite
9 42 (1.51%) HAProxy
10 36 (1.29%) Salt
11 32 (1.15%) Packer
12 31 (1.11%) rkt
13 27 (0.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 27 (0.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 25 (0.90%) Consul
15 21 (0.75%) Cobbler
16 20 (0.72%) Grafana
17 19 (0.68%) Cacti
17 19 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 340 (12.21%) Oracle
2 221 (7.94%) VMware
3 220 (7.90%) Google
4 219 (7.87%) Microsoft
5 195 (7.00%) Red Hat
6 79 (2.84%) HP
7 77 (2.77%) IBM
8 60 (2.16%) ESRI
9 59 (2.12%) Atlassian
10 58 (2.08%) Cisco
11 52 (1.87%) Splunk
12 44 (1.58%) MuleSoft
12 44 (1.58%) Tableau
13 43 (1.54%) CA
13 43 (1.54%) EMC
14 42 (1.51%) Informatica
15 38 (1.36%) Rackspace
16 37 (1.33%) Adobe
17 33 (1.19%) WSO2
18 32 (1.15%) webMethods
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