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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSGi
Rank 566 513 533
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +20
Contract jobs citing OSGi 26 57 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.11% 0.057%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.40% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 41 11
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£425 £400 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -26.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £325 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £502 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £550
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -

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
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 24 December 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 19 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 24 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
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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 -55 24 £425 +6.25% 2
London +2 18 £438 +14.75%
City of London +7 5 £450 -2.17%
East of England -8 3 £425 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £425 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £425 - 1
West Midlands -7 1 £300 -
South East -36 1 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands - 1 £225 -
North West - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

OSGi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 69 (85.19%) Java
2 48 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (50.62%) JBoss
4 39 (48.15%) Apache
4 39 (48.15%) Maven
4 39 (48.15%) Apache Camel
5 37 (45.68%) XML
6 35 (43.21%) JSON
7 34 (41.98%) Scrum
8 33 (40.74%) SOA
9 32 (39.51%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (35.80%) TDD
11 28 (34.57%) SOAP
11 28 (34.57%) Jenkins
12 27 (33.33%) jQuery
12 27 (33.33%) JavaScript
12 27 (33.33%) JIRA
13 26 (32.10%) HTML
13 26 (32.10%) Web Services
14 25 (30.86%) DevOps
15 24 (29.63%) Puppet
16 23 (28.40%) CSS
17 22 (27.16%) Configuration Management
17 22 (27.16%) Spring
17 22 (27.16%) Git (software)
18 21 (25.93%) Apache CXF
18 21 (25.93%) OO
18 21 (25.93%) J2EE
19 20 (24.69%) Middleware
19 20 (24.69%) Apache ServiceMix

OSGi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (50.62%) JBoss
2 39 (48.15%) Apache
3 20 (24.69%) Apache ServiceMix
4 16 (19.75%) Confluence
5 12 (14.81%) Adobe CQ
6 8 (9.88%) Node.js
7 7 (8.64%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (6.17%) CMS
9 4 (4.94%) IIS
10 3 (3.70%) AquaLogic
10 3 (3.70%) Apache Solr
11 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
11 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
12 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
12 1 (1.23%) Magnolia
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.23%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Cordys
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.23%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.94%) PaaS
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.47%) SaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.47%) IaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.23%) Office 365
5 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.47%) Internet
2 2 (2.47%) ZigBee
2 2 (2.47%) AMQP
3 1 (1.23%) SMS
3 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) NoSQL
2 8 (9.88%) Big Data
3 3 (3.70%) MarkLogic
3 3 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (2.47%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.23%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 39 (48.15%) Maven
2 28 (34.57%) Jenkins
3 27 (33.33%) JIRA
4 22 (27.16%) Git (software)
5 11 (13.58%) Hudson
6 9 (11.11%) Subversion
7 6 (7.41%) Eclipse
8 5 (6.17%) Mercurial
9 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.70%) Redmine
9 3 (3.70%) JUnit
9 3 (3.70%) Bugzilla
9 3 (3.70%) Lombardi
10 2 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.23%) PowerBuilder
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Publishing
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (72.84%) Developer
2 32 (39.51%) Java Developer
3 16 (19.75%) Middleware Developer
4 10 (12.35%) Architect
5 6 (7.41%) Web Developer
5 6 (7.41%) Java Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Lead Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Support Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) J2EE Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Development Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (3.70%) Java Web Developer
9 2 (2.47%) Web Administrator
9 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Data Architect
9 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (2.47%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (48.15%) Apache Camel
2 37 (45.68%) XML
3 35 (43.21%) JSON
4 28 (34.57%) SOAP
5 27 (33.33%) jQuery
6 26 (32.10%) HTML
6 26 (32.10%) Web Services
7 23 (28.40%) CSS
8 22 (27.16%) Spring
9 21 (25.93%) J2EE
9 21 (25.93%) Apache CXF
10 20 (24.69%) Middleware
11 18 (22.22%) ActiveMQ
11 18 (22.22%) REST
12 17 (20.99%) JMS
12 17 (20.99%) XSD
13 16 (19.75%) Java EE
14 12 (14.81%) Struts
14 12 (14.81%) Hibernate
15 11 (13.58%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 10 (12.35%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (8.64%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Open Source
5 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.70%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.23%) Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) DataPower
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Linux
2 9 (11.11%) UNIX
3 3 (3.70%) Windows
4 2 (2.47%) CentOS
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (41.98%) Scrum
3 33 (40.74%) SOA
4 32 (39.51%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (35.80%) TDD
6 25 (30.86%) DevOps
7 22 (27.16%) Configuration Management
8 21 (25.93%) OO
9 18 (22.22%) RUP
10 17 (20.99%) UML
11 16 (19.75%) DSDM
11 16 (19.75%) Pair Programming
11 16 (19.75%) Requirements Analysis
11 16 (19.75%) Release Management
12 11 (13.58%) Data Modelling
13 10 (12.35%) MVC
13 10 (12.35%) Analytics
14 9 (11.11%) OOP
15 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
15 7 (8.64%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 69 (85.19%) Java
2 27 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.35%) SQL
4 3 (3.70%) C
5 2 (2.47%) C++
5 2 (2.47%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) Degree
2 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) QA
2 3 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (29.63%) Puppet
2 10 (12.35%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.47%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Atlassian
2 13 (16.05%) Adobe
3 12 (14.81%) Oracle
4 7 (8.64%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.17%) IBM
6 3 (3.70%) Metastorm
6 3 (3.70%) Open Text
6 3 (3.70%) Google
6 3 (3.70%) Pega
7 2 (2.47%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.23%) Twitter
8 1 (1.23%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.23%) Intel