The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
OSGi
Rank 555 525 562
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +37
Contract jobs citing OSGi 32 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 22
Average daily rate £408 £428 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.67% -25.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £485 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £440 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.11% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 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 24 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -80 24 £390 -8.77% 12
London -23 14 £375 -11.76% 7
South East -9 7 £413 -6.25%
Berkshire -8 3 £375 -14.77%
Reading - 3 £375 -
City of London -14 1 £375 -21.05% 4
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £475 - 1
Ipswich - 1 £475 -
Suffolk - 1 £475 -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - - 4
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Newbury - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 4
Cambridge - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

OSGi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 65 (74.71%) Java
2 33 (37.93%) Adobe CQ
3 30 (34.48%) Apache
3 30 (34.48%) Maven
4 26 (29.89%) Adobe
4 26 (29.89%) Git (software)
5 25 (28.74%) Web Services
6 23 (26.44%) J2EE
7 22 (25.29%) JSON
8 20 (22.99%) XML
8 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (21.84%) JIRA
9 19 (21.84%) HTML
9 19 (21.84%) JBoss
9 19 (21.84%) SOA
9 19 (21.84%) Confluence
10 18 (20.69%) RESTful
10 18 (20.69%) Oracle
11 17 (19.54%) CSS
11 17 (19.54%) Hibernate
12 16 (18.39%) JPA
12 16 (18.39%) Tomcat
12 16 (18.39%) REST
13 15 (17.24%) Apache Camel
13 15 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (17.24%) Java EE
14 14 (16.09%) WebSphere
14 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
15 13 (14.94%) Eclipse
15 13 (14.94%) MySQL

OSGi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (37.93%) Adobe CQ
2 30 (34.48%) Apache
3 19 (21.84%) Confluence
4 16 (18.39%) Tomcat
5 14 (16.09%) WebSphere
6 6 (6.90%) WebLogic
7 4 (4.60%) Apache Solr
7 4 (4.60%) CMS
7 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (3.45%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (2.30%) Jetty
10 1 (1.15%) Drupal
10 1 (1.15%) Apache Pig
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) MySQL
2 9 (10.34%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.20%) Jackrabbit
4 5 (5.75%) MongoDB
5 4 (4.60%) IBM InfoSphere
5 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.60%) DB2
6 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.15%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.15%) Big Data
8 1 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (34.48%) Maven
2 26 (29.89%) Git (software)
3 19 (21.84%) JIRA
4 15 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (14.94%) Eclipse
6 8 (9.20%) Ant
7 5 (5.75%) Log4j
7 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.15%) JUnit
8 1 (1.15%) Gradle
General
1 8 (9.20%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.15%) Marketing
3 1 (1.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.15%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 49 (56.32%) Developer
2 21 (24.14%) Architect
3 19 (21.84%) Java Developer
4 14 (16.09%) Consultant
5 8 (9.20%) Configuration Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Java Architect
6 7 (8.05%) Applications Architect
7 6 (6.90%) Java Applications Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Middleware Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Build Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) SOA Developer
10 2 (2.30%) Software Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Software Architect
10 2 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.30%) Java Consultant
10 2 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
11 1 (1.15%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (28.74%) Web Services
2 23 (26.44%) J2EE
3 22 (25.29%) JSON
4 20 (22.99%) XML
5 19 (21.84%) HTML
6 18 (20.69%) RESTful
7 17 (19.54%) CSS
7 17 (19.54%) Hibernate
8 16 (18.39%) JPA
8 16 (18.39%) REST
9 15 (17.24%) Apache Camel
9 15 (17.24%) Java EE
10 12 (13.79%) SOAP
11 11 (12.64%) JSP
11 11 (12.64%) Ajax
12 10 (11.49%) JSF
12 10 (11.49%) JMS
13 9 (10.34%) jQuery
13 9 (10.34%) Spring
14 8 (9.20%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Open Source
2 8 (9.20%) Clustering
3 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.15%) DataPower
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.15%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.15%) Derivative
5 1 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.34%) Linux
2 5 (5.75%) UNIX
3 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (21.84%) SOA
3 13 (14.94%) TDD
4 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.20%) Web Development
5 8 (9.20%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.05%) EAI
6 7 (8.05%) UML
6 7 (8.05%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 6 (6.90%) BPEL
8 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.75%) Web Application Development
9 4 (4.60%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.60%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (4.60%) Release Management
9 4 (4.60%) Workflow
9 4 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.60%) Scrum
9 4 (4.60%) Content Management
9 4 (4.60%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 65 (74.71%) Java
2 14 (16.09%) JavaScript
3 11 (12.64%) SQL
4 4 (4.60%) Groovy
5 3 (3.45%) PHP
5 3 (3.45%) Python
5 3 (3.45%) Scala
6 2 (2.30%) C#
7 1 (1.15%) XPath
7 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.15%) C
7 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) MOM
Vendors
1 26 (29.89%) Adobe
2 19 (21.84%) JBoss
3 18 (20.69%) Oracle
4 8 (9.20%) IBM
5 6 (6.90%) WSO2
6 5 (5.75%) Atlassian
7 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.60%) BEA
8 2 (2.30%) TIBCO