The table below looks at the statistics for OSGi skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSGi over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSGi
Rank 551 555 567
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing OSGi 49 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.037% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £618 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £348 £278
% change year-on-year
+22.30% +25.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15459 15268 15752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.81% 28.61% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9792 9812 9695
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 270 375
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

OSGi
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSGi within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

OSGi Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OSGi
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSGi within the UK.

OSGi Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OSGi
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSGi within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

OSGi Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OSGi
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSGi within the UK.

OSGi Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OSGi
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSGi within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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 +1 35 £390 -22.00% 6
London -1 17 £388 -26.19% 4
Scotland - 14 £425 - 1
North West +4 11 £385 +20.31%
Cheshire - 11 £385 -
Glasgow - 3 £350 -
South East -9 2 £675 - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Leeds - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

OSGi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OSGi 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 OSGi.

1 53 (67.09%) Java
2 47 (59.49%) Maven
3 39 (49.37%) JBoss
4 30 (37.97%) Apache
4 30 (37.97%) SOA
5 29 (36.71%) Jenkins
6 22 (27.85%) Apache Camel
7 21 (26.58%) DevOps
7 21 (26.58%) XML
7 21 (26.58%) Apache CXF
8 20 (25.32%) Git (software)
8 20 (25.32%) JIRA
9 19 (24.05%) SOAP
10 18 (22.78%) Java EE
10 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (21.52%) JSON
11 17 (21.52%) Web Services
11 17 (21.52%) Scrum
11 17 (21.52%) OO
11 17 (21.52%) Confluence
12 16 (20.25%) Adobe
12 16 (20.25%) J2EE
13 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
13 15 (18.99%) MVC
13 15 (18.99%) ActiveMQ
13 15 (18.99%) JPA
14 14 (17.72%) TDD
14 14 (17.72%) UML
14 14 (17.72%) Adobe CQ
15 13 (16.46%) Middleware

OSGi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OSGi 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 OSGi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (37.97%) Apache
2 17 (21.52%) Confluence
3 14 (17.72%) Adobe CQ
4 12 (15.19%) Apache ServiceMix
5 4 (5.06%) CMS
6 2 (2.53%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.53%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.06%) InterSystems Cache
2 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.53%) CouchDB
3 2 (2.53%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.53%) Big Data
3 2 (2.53%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.53%) Impala
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 47 (59.49%) Maven
2 29 (36.71%) Jenkins
3 20 (25.32%) JIRA
3 20 (25.32%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.86%) Subversion
4 7 (8.86%) Hudson
5 6 (7.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (6.33%) Eclipse
7 4 (5.06%) Mercurial
8 3 (3.80%) JUnit
9 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.27%) Redmine
General
1 11 (13.92%) Marketing
2 3 (3.80%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (56.96%) Developer
2 25 (31.65%) Architect
3 21 (26.58%) Java Developer
4 14 (17.72%) Java Architect
5 12 (15.19%) Applications Architect
6 10 (12.66%) Middleware Developer
7 9 (11.39%) Java Applications Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Configuration Engineer
8 4 (5.06%) J2EE Architect
8 4 (5.06%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Deployment Engineer
10 2 (2.53%) Data Architect
10 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Architect
10 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Data Architect
11 1 (1.27%) Build Engineer
11 1 (1.27%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) Apache Camel
2 21 (26.58%) Apache CXF
2 21 (26.58%) XML
3 19 (24.05%) SOAP
4 18 (22.78%) Java EE
5 17 (21.52%) JSON
5 17 (21.52%) Web Services
6 16 (20.25%) J2EE
7 15 (18.99%) ActiveMQ
7 15 (18.99%) JPA
8 13 (16.46%) Middleware
9 12 (15.19%) Hibernate
9 12 (15.19%) JSF
9 12 (15.19%) Apache OpenJPA
9 12 (15.19%) REST
10 11 (13.92%) AngularJS
10 11 (13.92%) RESTful
10 11 (13.92%) XSD
11 10 (12.66%) jQuery
12 9 (11.39%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Open Source
2 3 (3.80%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.27%) iPad
3 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.33%) UNIX
2 4 (5.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.97%) SOA
2 21 (26.58%) DevOps
3 18 (22.78%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (21.52%) Scrum
4 17 (21.52%) OO
5 15 (18.99%) Configuration Management
5 15 (18.99%) MVC
6 14 (17.72%) UML
6 14 (17.72%) TDD
7 11 (13.92%) Pair Programming
7 11 (13.92%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (13.92%) Release Management
7 11 (13.92%) RUP
7 11 (13.92%) DSDM
8 9 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.13%) OOP
10 7 (8.86%) Software Architecture
11 5 (6.33%) Content Management
12 4 (5.06%) Workflow
13 3 (3.80%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 53 (67.09%) Java
2 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.86%) SQL
4 5 (6.33%) C
5 4 (5.06%) C++
5 4 (5.06%) Embedded C
6 2 (2.53%) XPath
7 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Puppet
2 2 (2.53%) MOM
Vendors
1 39 (49.37%) JBoss
2 16 (20.25%) Adobe
3 11 (13.92%) Atlassian
3 11 (13.92%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.53%) Google
6 1 (1.27%) Twitter
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