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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
OSGi
Rank 598 605 537
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -68
Contract jobs citing OSGi 28 7 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.014% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.050% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 33
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 2016.

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 14 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 11 February 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
(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 +18 28 £425 - 4
London +18 12 £475 - 2
North West - 6 £388 -
Manchester - 5 £400 -
East of England +1 4 £450 -2.70%
Essex - 4 £450 -
Dorset - 4 £400 -
Bournemouth - 4 £400 -
South West - 4 £400 - 2
Telford - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
City of London - 1 £525 -

OSGi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 52 (86.67%) Java
2 39 (65.00%) Maven
3 34 (56.67%) J2EE
4 27 (45.00%) JavaScript
5 26 (43.33%) JBoss
6 24 (40.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 23 (38.33%) Apache Camel
8 20 (33.33%) Apache
9 19 (31.67%) Adobe
10 18 (30.00%) CMS
10 18 (30.00%) AngularJS
11 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
12 14 (23.33%) XML
13 13 (21.67%) SOAP
14 12 (20.00%) Oracle
14 12 (20.00%) REST
15 11 (18.33%) Linux
15 11 (18.33%) Web Services
15 11 (18.33%) Finance
15 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (16.67%) PaaS
16 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (15.00%) ActiveMQ
18 8 (13.33%) Banking
18 8 (13.33%) Spring
18 8 (13.33%) Apache CXF
18 8 (13.33%) HTML
18 8 (13.33%) CSS
19 7 (11.67%) Unix
19 7 (11.67%) Clustering

OSGi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 26 (43.33%) JBoss
2 24 (40.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 20 (33.33%) Apache
4 18 (30.00%) CMS
5 6 (10.00%) WebLogic
6 4 (6.67%) GlassFish
6 4 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 4 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
8 2 (3.33%) Confluence
9 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.67%) Mule
9 1 (1.67%) Mule ESB
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.00%) PowerCenter
4 2 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (65.00%) Maven
2 16 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.67%) Eclipse
4 6 (10.00%) Gradle
4 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.00%) Subversion
5 4 (6.67%) Ant
5 4 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.00%) GitLab
7 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.33%) JIRA
7 2 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.67%) FishEye
8 1 (1.67%) JUnit
8 1 (1.67%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.67%) Mockito
8 1 (1.67%) Selenium
8 1 (1.67%) Spock
8 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Legal
3 4 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (80.00%) Developer
2 36 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (8.33%) Designer
4 4 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 4 (6.67%) C++/Java Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Integration Developer
4 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Administrator
5 3 (5.00%) Informatica Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Applications Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Java Applications Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Java Middleware Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Lead Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Middleware Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Agile Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Core Java Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Senior Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (56.67%) J2EE
2 23 (38.33%) Apache Camel
3 18 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 14 (23.33%) XML
5 13 (21.67%) SOAP
6 12 (20.00%) REST
7 11 (18.33%) Web Services
8 9 (15.00%) ActiveMQ
9 8 (13.33%) Apache CXF
9 8 (13.33%) CSS
9 8 (13.33%) HTML
9 8 (13.33%) Spring
10 7 (11.67%) jQuery
11 5 (8.33%) Ajax
11 5 (8.33%) EJB
11 5 (8.33%) JMS
11 5 (8.33%) JSON
11 5 (8.33%) JSR 170
11 5 (8.33%) Struts
12 4 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Clustering
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Replication
2 5 (8.33%) User Experience
3 4 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Unix
3 4 (6.67%) Solaris
3 4 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.67%) SOA
4 6 (10.00%) BDD
4 6 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 6 (10.00%) Scrum
4 6 (10.00%) TDD
5 5 (8.33%) CRM
5 5 (8.33%) Kanban
5 5 (8.33%) Microservices
5 5 (8.33%) SDLC
6 4 (6.67%) B2C
6 4 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (6.67%) Information Management
6 4 (6.67%) MVC
6 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.67%) User Stories
7 3 (5.00%) Complex Event Processing
7 3 (5.00%) Data Transformation
7 3 (5.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 52 (86.67%) Java
2 27 (45.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.33%) SQL
4 4 (6.67%) C++
4 4 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Adobe
2 12 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Informatica
4 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.33%) Talend
4 2 (3.33%) WSO2
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com