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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 118 193 230
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +37
Contract jobs citing Open Source 996 557 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.81% 1.08% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.97% 3.47% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 396 255
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.51% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 4
Average hourly rate £56.75 £39.75 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.76% +15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.50 £33.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £59.75 £40.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%

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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +72 904 £425 +6.25% 290
London +20 430 £425 - 121
South East +85 146 £350 +14.28% 63
City of London +16 76 £450 +12.50% 47
South West +26 69 £450 +33.33% 35
West Midlands +34 60 £418 +28.61% 13
Yorkshire +27 56 £513 +93.39% 11
North West +16 54 £425 +19.29% 19
West Yorkshire +22 53 £543 +110.67% 5
Bristol +22 53 £488 +50.00% 12
Leeds +28 51 £560 +98.93% 3
Wales +16 48 £350 -8.19% 5
North East - 47 £475 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 46 £475 - 5
Berkshire +35 44 £445 +31.85% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 42 £494 - 5
Hampshire +16 38 £400 - 9
Manchester +5 34 £375 - 10
Scotland +20 32 £320 -16.91% 9
Surrey +14 28 £300 +9.09% 11
South Wales +1 23 £334 +27.14% 4
East of England -24 22 £444 +61.36% 19
Edinburgh +7 21 £310 -31.11% 4
East Midlands +11 20 £388 +55.00%
Birmingham - 15 £450 - 2
Bracknell - 15 - -
Reading +26 14 £440 +60.00% 6
Coventry - 13 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 12 £313 +48.80% 5
Lancashire -12 12 £500 - 2

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1174 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 804 (39.84%) Java
3 691 (34.24%) Linux
4 465 (23.04%) TDD
5 462 (22.89%) Scrum
6 458 (22.70%) Web Services
7 414 (20.52%) JavaScript
8 393 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
9 386 (19.13%) HTML
10 376 (18.63%) Ruby
11 357 (17.69%) PHP
12 338 (16.75%) Jenkins
13 336 (16.65%) DevOps
13 336 (16.65%) Puppet
14 326 (16.15%) CSS
15 323 (16.01%) SQL
16 314 (15.56%) MySQL
17 294 (14.57%) Git (software)
18 292 (14.47%) Python
19 270 (13.38%) MongoDB
20 264 (13.08%) Apache
21 255 (12.64%) BDD
22 253 (12.54%) .NET
23 247 (12.24%) UNIX
24 243 (12.04%) Security Cleared
25 238 (11.79%) Oracle
26 234 (11.60%) OO
27 228 (11.30%) Configuration Management
28 227 (11.25%) NoSQL
29 226 (11.20%) Selenium

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 264 (13.08%) Apache
2 161 (7.98%) Tomcat
3 87 (4.31%) Node.js
4 81 (4.01%) Drupal
5 77 (3.82%) JBoss
6 73 (3.62%) Confluence
7 71 (3.52%) CMS
8 66 (3.27%) OpenStack
9 56 (2.78%) nginx
9 56 (2.78%) Apache Solr
10 50 (2.48%) SharePoint
11 48 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
12 43 (2.13%) IIS
13 42 (2.08%) WebLogic
14 26 (1.29%) WordPress
15 25 (1.24%) WebSphere
16 20 (0.99%) FileNet
17 18 (0.89%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
19 15 (0.74%) Mule
Applications
1 61 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.64%) MS Office
3 8 (0.40%) MS Project
4 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.15%) InDesign
6 3 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.099%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.050%) FastStats
8 1 (0.050%) GIMP
8 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.050%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.050%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (0.55%) Magento
2 4 (0.20%) Tridion
3 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.099%) Summit
5 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.050%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.050%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.050%) Cordys
5 1 (0.050%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.050%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.050%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.050%) Zen Cart
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 114 (5.65%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
3 57 (2.82%) GitHub
4 48 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 45 (2.23%) SaaS
6 31 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (1.49%) PaaS
8 21 (1.04%) IaaS
9 20 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.64%) Google Apps
11 11 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.55%) Joyent
12 9 (0.45%) Google App Engine
13 8 (0.40%) Route 53
13 8 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.35%) Heroku
15 5 (0.25%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.15%) CloudBees
17 2 (0.099%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 129 (6.39%) HTTP
2 110 (5.45%) Internet
3 81 (4.01%) SSL
4 74 (3.67%) TCP/IP
5 63 (3.12%) Firewall
6 58 (2.87%) DNS
7 39 (1.93%) AMQP
8 36 (1.78%) LDAP
9 29 (1.44%) SAN
10 24 (1.19%) DHCP
10 24 (1.19%) WAN
11 22 (1.09%) LAN
12 17 (0.84%) VPN
13 14 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (0.64%) VoIP
15 12 (0.59%) SMTP
16 11 (0.55%) OpenLDAP
17 10 (0.50%) Intranet
17 10 (0.50%) FTP
18 9 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (15.56%) MySQL
2 270 (13.38%) MongoDB
3 227 (11.25%) NoSQL
4 175 (8.67%) SQL Server
5 150 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
6 115 (5.70%) Relational Database
7 104 (5.15%) Hadoop
8 98 (4.86%) Big Data
9 97 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 64 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
11 61 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 59 (2.92%) Oracle Database
13 55 (2.73%) Redis
14 39 (1.93%) RDBMS
15 36 (1.78%) Apache Hive
16 33 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
17 25 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 21 (1.04%) HBase
20 19 (0.94%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 338 (16.75%) Jenkins
2 294 (14.57%) Git (software)
3 226 (11.20%) Selenium
4 215 (10.65%) Maven
5 192 (9.51%) Subversion
6 169 (8.37%) JIRA
7 159 (7.88%) Cucumber
8 109 (5.40%) JUnit
9 75 (3.72%) Hudson
10 66 (3.27%) WebDriver
11 64 (3.17%) Eclipse
12 59 (2.92%) JMeter
13 54 (2.68%) WATIR
14 47 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 47 (2.33%) Visual Studio
15 43 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
16 39 (1.93%) Mockito
17 37 (1.83%) Ant
18 36 (1.78%) PHPUnit
19 34 (1.68%) Sahi
General
1 197 (9.76%) Finance
2 55 (2.73%) Banking
3 52 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 39 (1.93%) Marketing
5 26 (1.29%) Retail
6 25 (1.24%) Law
7 24 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 19 (0.94%) Games
9 18 (0.89%) Publishing
10 17 (0.84%) Legal
11 16 (0.79%) Front Office
12 13 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.59%) Back Office
14 9 (0.45%) Electronics
14 9 (0.45%) Advertising
15 5 (0.25%) Military
16 4 (0.20%) Local Government
16 4 (0.20%) German Language
17 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
18 2 (0.099%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 755 (37.41%) Developer
2 304 (15.06%) Architect
3 220 (10.90%) Java Developer
4 169 (8.37%) Analyst
5 136 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 123 (6.10%) Senior Developer
7 97 (4.81%) PHP Developer
8 89 (4.41%) Business Analyst
9 87 (4.31%) Technical Architect
10 79 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
11 68 (3.37%) Web Developer
12 63 (3.12%) Tester
13 57 (2.82%) Front-End Developer
14 44 (2.18%) Digital Architect
15 43 (2.13%) Software Engineer
15 43 (2.13%) Consultant
16 42 (2.08%) Agile Business Analyst
17 39 (1.93%) Test Analyst
18 35 (1.73%) Project Manager
18 35 (1.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 458 (22.70%) Web Services
2 386 (19.13%) HTML
3 326 (16.15%) CSS
4 253 (12.54%) .NET
5 222 (11.00%) Spring
6 220 (10.90%) HTML5
7 219 (10.85%) REST
8 217 (10.75%) XML
9 176 (8.72%) jQuery
10 165 (8.18%) J2EE
11 162 (8.03%) SOAP
12 155 (7.68%) JSON
13 151 (7.48%) LAMP
13 151 (7.48%) RESTful
14 145 (7.19%) CSS3
15 122 (6.05%) Hibernate
16 119 (5.90%) AngularJS
17 79 (3.91%) RabbitMQ
18 77 (3.82%) Ruby on Rails
19 73 (3.62%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 84 (4.16%) Computer Science
2 82 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (3.47%) Mobile App
4 61 (3.02%) User Experience
5 39 (1.93%) Management Information System
5 39 (1.93%) Clustering
6 34 (1.68%) Data Structures
7 31 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 30 (1.49%) Algorithms
9 26 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.09%) Replication
11 21 (1.04%) Mathematics
12 20 (0.99%) GIS
13 19 (0.94%) Data Integration
13 19 (0.94%) Social Media
14 17 (0.84%) Visualisation
15 16 (0.79%) N-Tier
16 15 (0.74%) Taxonomies
17 14 (0.69%) Digital Media
17 14 (0.69%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 691 (34.24%) Linux
2 247 (12.24%) UNIX
3 182 (9.02%) Windows
4 108 (5.35%) CentOS
5 96 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 68 (3.37%) Ubuntu
7 43 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 43 (2.13%) Solaris
8 37 (1.83%) Android
9 35 (1.73%) AIX
10 30 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (1.34%) Debian
12 17 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (0.79%) Mac OS X
13 16 (0.79%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.50%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.45%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1174 (58.18%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (23.04%) TDD
3 462 (22.89%) Scrum
4 393 (19.47%) Continuous Integration
5 336 (16.65%) DevOps
6 255 (12.64%) BDD
7 234 (11.60%) OO
8 228 (11.30%) Configuration Management
9 189 (9.37%) Project Management
10 159 (7.88%) MVC
11 152 (7.53%) SOA
12 136 (6.74%) Pair Programming
13 127 (6.29%) Kanban
14 123 (6.10%) Software Engineering
15 105 (5.20%) E-Commerce
16 102 (5.05%) Mentoring
17 96 (4.76%) Web Development
17 96 (4.76%) Waterfall
18 94 (4.66%) Test Automation
19 81 (4.01%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 804 (39.84%) Java
2 414 (20.52%) JavaScript
3 376 (18.63%) Ruby
4 357 (17.69%) PHP
5 323 (16.01%) SQL
6 292 (14.47%) Python
7 171 (8.47%) C#
8 140 (6.94%) Scala
9 127 (6.29%) Perl
10 94 (4.66%) C++
11 69 (3.42%) Bash Shell
12 61 (3.02%) Shell Script
13 47 (2.33%) PowerShell
14 43 (2.13%) C
15 42 (2.08%) PL/SQL
16 29 (1.44%) VB
17 24 (1.19%) Groovy
18 21 (1.04%) VBScript
19 19 (0.94%) Clojure
20 18 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 243 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 164 (8.13%) Degree
3 145 (7.19%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 37 (1.83%) ISEB
6 23 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.64%) RHCE
9 12 (0.59%) CCNA
10 11 (0.55%) CISSP
11 10 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.45%) BC Cleared
12 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.40%) RHCSA
13 8 (0.40%) CCNP
13 8 (0.40%) MCSE
14 7 (0.35%) RHCA
14 7 (0.35%) CCIE
15 5 (0.25%) CCSP
16 4 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (9.86%) QA
2 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.20%) SLA
3 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.15%) SNOMED CT
4 3 (0.15%) HL7
4 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.099%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.099%) BS25999
System Software
1 88 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (1.93%) vCloud
3 30 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 23 (1.14%) Varnish
5 22 (1.09%) KVM
6 16 (0.79%) NFS
7 13 (0.64%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.59%) Xen
9 11 (0.55%) Squid
9 11 (0.55%) vSphere
9 11 (0.55%) Docker
9 11 (0.55%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.45%) XenServer
10 9 (0.45%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.45%) HDFS
10 9 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.40%) Apache Flume
11 8 (0.40%) Snort
12 6 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.25%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 336 (16.65%) Puppet
2 222 (11.00%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (4.71%) Nagios
4 51 (2.53%) Vagrant
5 38 (1.88%) Ansible
6 31 (1.54%) Kibana
6 31 (1.54%) Graphite
7 29 (1.44%) Graylog2
8 26 (1.29%) ZABBIX
9 25 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (1.14%) Cacti
11 20 (0.99%) Oozie
11 20 (0.99%) Zenoss
12 17 (0.84%) Salt
13 13 (0.64%) logstash
14 11 (0.55%) OpenSSO
14 11 (0.55%) SCCM
14 11 (0.55%) Hyperic
15 10 (0.50%) yum
16 9 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 238 (11.79%) Oracle
2 194 (9.61%) Microsoft
3 178 (8.82%) Red Hat
4 140 (6.94%) VMware
5 72 (3.57%) IBM
6 66 (3.27%) Zend
7 41 (2.03%) Google
8 39 (1.93%) Cisco
9 33 (1.64%) SAP
10 32 (1.59%) HP
11 31 (1.54%) Rackspace
12 30 (1.49%) Twitter
13 29 (1.44%) Adobe
14 21 (1.04%) Splunk
15 20 (0.99%) Percona
15 20 (0.99%) Perforce
16 19 (0.94%) Atlassian
16 19 (0.94%) SaltStack
17 18 (0.89%) Sun
18 16 (0.79%) DigitalOcean
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
83Zero
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £1,000 to £1,200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Linux Recruit
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago