Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 6 months to 25 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Source
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 84 155
Rank change year-on-year -1 +71 -4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2362 2715 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.69% 2.68% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 3.20% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1769 1289
England median daily rate £500 £475 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +3.53%
10th Percentile £370 £335 £300
90th Percentile £650 £640 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 18
England median hourly rate £44.75 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.86% -22.22% +9.09%
10th Percentile £35.00 £22.75 £33.37
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.00 £59.00
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £33.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +32.59% -25.00% -36.62%

Open Source is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74041 84848 83593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.47% 83.60% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 48879 56636 53949
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £261
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1864 1970 2380
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.87% +6.86%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.60 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in England

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in England

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in England

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in England

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Open Source in England

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the England region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -4 1285 £525 +5.00% 219
North of England +3 387 £455 -4.21% 62
South East -7 312 £475 +11.76% 57
Yorkshire +1 176 £465 -7.00% 13
Midlands -2 160 £476 +4.51% 11
North West -7 130 £475 - 46
West Midlands 0 123 £494 +4.58% 6
South West +20 102 £401 +2.36% 30
East of England -31 92 £525 +47.37% 19
North East +34 87 £450 -5.26% 3
East Midlands -16 29 £463 +11.45% 4
Open Source
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 1438 (60.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1184 (50.13%) Java
3 846 (35.82%) Linux
4 792 (33.53%) DevOps
5 644 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 640 (27.10%) Python
7 586 (24.81%) Git (software)
8 585 (24.77%) Continuous Integration
9 527 (22.31%) TDD
10 522 (22.10%) Puppet
11 509 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
12 506 (21.42%) Test Automation
13 489 (20.70%) Scrum
14 464 (19.64%) Microservices
15 447 (18.92%) Docker
16 438 (18.54%) Spring
17 436 (18.46%) JavaScript
18 427 (18.08%) HTML
19 426 (18.04%) Configuration Management
20 420 (17.78%) CSS
21 382 (16.17%) REST
22 373 (15.79%) MongoDB
23 369 (15.62%) Scala
24 362 (15.33%) Ansible
25 337 (14.27%) SQL
25 337 (14.27%) JSON
26 331 (14.01%) JIRA
27 323 (13.67%) Unix
28 319 (13.51%) Finance
28 319 (13.51%) Ruby

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 250 (10.58%) Apache
2 225 (9.53%) Confluence
3 127 (5.38%) Tomcat
4 123 (5.21%) Apache Spark
5 122 (5.17%) nginx
6 121 (5.12%) JBoss
7 98 (4.15%) WebLogic
8 89 (3.77%) OpenStack
9 87 (3.68%) Cloud Foundry
10 76 (3.22%) WebSphere
11 64 (2.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 60 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
13 41 (1.74%) CMS
14 40 (1.69%) IIS
15 28 (1.19%) Apache Pig
16 26 (1.10%) Mule
17 25 (1.06%) Apache Solr
18 24 (1.02%) Drupal
18 24 (1.02%) SharePoint
19 21 (0.89%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (0.59%) MS Visio
2 12 (0.51%) SPSS
3 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.21%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.17%) HipChat
7 2 (0.085%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.085%) Stata
8 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.042%) InVision
8 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.042%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 18 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 12 (0.51%) Magento
3 8 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.25%) Fredhopper
5 4 (0.17%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.13%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.042%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.042%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 509 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
2 175 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 142 (6.01%) PaaS
4 100 (4.23%) GitHub
5 78 (3.30%) SaaS
6 69 (2.92%) IaaS
7 55 (2.33%) OpenShift
8 48 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
9 39 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
10 37 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
11 27 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (1.06%) Office 365
12 25 (1.06%) Trello
13 20 (0.85%) Datadog
14 19 (0.80%) Slack
15 16 (0.68%) Google App Engine
16 14 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
16 14 (0.59%) Heroku
17 12 (0.51%) Google Analytics
18 11 (0.47%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 247 (10.46%) HTTP
2 178 (7.54%) TCP/IP
3 137 (5.80%) SSL
4 100 (4.23%) DNS
5 89 (3.77%) Firewall
6 72 (3.05%) Internet
7 54 (2.29%) WAN
8 48 (2.03%) LAN
9 41 (1.74%) VPN
10 38 (1.61%) LDAP
11 33 (1.40%) DHCP
12 28 (1.19%) Kerberos
12 28 (1.19%) VoIP
13 25 (1.06%) Network Security
14 18 (0.76%) FTP
15 17 (0.72%) IPsec
16 15 (0.64%) SAN
17 13 (0.55%) HTTPS
18 12 (0.51%) SSH
19 11 (0.47%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 311 (13.17%) NoSQL
3 231 (9.78%) Big Data
4 200 (8.47%) MySQL
4 200 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
5 191 (8.09%) Hadoop
6 180 (7.62%) Relational Database
7 134 (5.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 99 (4.19%) SQL Server
9 89 (3.77%) Apache Hive
10 52 (2.20%) HBase
11 51 (2.16%) Redis
12 50 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
13 41 (1.74%) Oracle Database
14 40 (1.69%) RDBMS
15 37 (1.57%) Impala
16 31 (1.31%) Sqoop
17 30 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
18 18 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 17 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 644 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 586 (24.81%) Git (software)
3 331 (14.01%) JIRA
4 210 (8.89%) JUnit
5 189 (8.00%) Subversion
6 157 (6.65%) Selenium
7 148 (6.27%) Maven
8 123 (5.21%) Cucumber
9 113 (4.78%) IntelliJ
10 77 (3.26%) TeamCity
11 64 (2.71%) Sonatype Nexus
12 63 (2.67%) Eclipse
13 57 (2.41%) Mockito
14 56 (2.37%) gulp
15 55 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 55 (2.33%) GitLab
15 55 (2.33%) Vagrant
16 52 (2.20%) Ant
17 48 (2.03%) Gradle
18 47 (1.99%) Bitbucket
General
1 319 (13.51%) Finance
2 214 (9.06%) Banking
3 72 (3.05%) Marketing
3 72 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 66 (2.79%) Retail
5 56 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 38 (1.61%) Electronics
6 38 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.14%) Games
8 26 (1.10%) Billing
9 23 (0.97%) Front Office
10 21 (0.89%) Legal
11 20 (0.85%) Publishing
12 11 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
13 10 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.34%) Back Office
14 8 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.21%) Law
16 4 (0.17%) Advertising
17 3 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 921 (38.99%) Developer
2 350 (14.82%) Architect
3 349 (14.78%) Java Developer
4 336 (14.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 160 (6.77%) Scala Developer
6 121 (5.12%) Senior Developer
7 114 (4.83%) Technical Architect
8 110 (4.66%) Analyst
9 79 (3.34%) AWS DevOps
10 73 (3.09%) Agile Developer
10 73 (3.09%) JavaScript Developer
11 69 (2.92%) Consultant
11 69 (2.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 69 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
12 68 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
13 61 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
13 61 (2.58%) Software Engineer
14 56 (2.37%) Full Stack Developer
15 54 (2.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 54 (2.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 438 (18.54%) Spring
2 427 (18.08%) HTML
3 420 (17.78%) CSS
4 382 (16.17%) REST
5 337 (14.27%) JSON
6 310 (13.12%) Web Services
7 299 (12.66%) RESTful
8 274 (11.60%) Node.js
9 263 (11.13%) HTML5
10 219 (9.27%) XML
11 218 (9.23%) AngularJS
12 217 (9.19%) Play Framework
13 204 (8.64%) CSS3
14 177 (7.49%) SOAP
15 170 (7.20%) .NET
16 159 (6.73%) J2EE
17 139 (5.88%) React
18 132 (5.59%) Hibernate
19 120 (5.08%) Ajax
20 110 (4.66%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 147 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (5.55%) User Experience
3 117 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
4 109 (4.61%) Computer Science
5 83 (3.51%) Mobile App
6 51 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 43 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 39 (1.65%) Client/Server
10 38 (1.61%) Data Centre
11 37 (1.57%) Algorithms
12 36 (1.52%) Public Cloud
13 31 (1.31%) Data Structures
14 29 (1.23%) Cloud Native
15 27 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
15 27 (1.14%) PKI
16 25 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 23 (0.97%) Video on Demand
18 22 (0.93%) Fintech
19 21 (0.89%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 846 (35.82%) Linux
2 323 (13.67%) Unix
3 180 (7.62%) Windows
4 179 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 68 (2.88%) Android
5 68 (2.88%) CentOS
6 60 (2.54%) Windows Server
7 54 (2.29%) Apple iOS
8 46 (1.95%) Ubuntu
9 23 (0.97%) AIX
10 20 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 12 (0.51%) CoreOS
11 12 (0.51%) Mac OS
11 12 (0.51%) Solaris
12 11 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.38%) VMS
13 9 (0.38%) Windows 10
14 7 (0.30%) Debian
15 4 (0.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1438 (60.88%) Agile Software Development
2 792 (33.53%) DevOps
3 585 (24.77%) Continuous Integration
4 527 (22.31%) TDD
5 506 (21.42%) Test Automation
6 489 (20.70%) Scrum
7 464 (19.64%) Microservices
8 426 (18.04%) Configuration Management
9 247 (10.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 228 (9.65%) Software Engineering
11 212 (8.98%) BDD
12 190 (8.04%) Mentoring
13 189 (8.00%) Kanban
13 189 (8.00%) OO
14 169 (7.15%) SOA
15 164 (6.94%) High Availability
16 160 (6.77%) SDLC
17 142 (6.01%) MVC
18 131 (5.55%) User Stories
19 121 (5.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1184 (50.13%) Java
2 640 (27.10%) Python
3 436 (18.46%) JavaScript
4 369 (15.62%) Scala
5 337 (14.27%) SQL
6 319 (13.51%) Ruby
7 177 (7.49%) C#
8 167 (7.07%) Perl
9 123 (5.21%) Bash Shell
10 117 (4.95%) PHP
11 95 (4.02%) Groovy
12 93 (3.94%) Shell Script
13 73 (3.09%) C
14 72 (3.05%) C++
15 70 (2.96%) Go
16 63 (2.67%) PowerShell
17 34 (1.44%) R
18 26 (1.10%) ES6
19 22 (0.93%) Apple Swift
20 18 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 291 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 227 (9.61%) SC Cleared
3 160 (6.77%) Degree
4 34 (1.44%) DV Cleared
5 33 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
6 30 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 28 (1.19%) CISSP
8 27 (1.14%) ISTQB
9 23 (0.97%) Master's Degree
10 21 (0.89%) ISEB
11 16 (0.68%) RHCE
12 15 (0.64%) AWS Certification
12 15 (0.64%) SANS
13 13 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
14 12 (0.51%) SSCP
15 11 (0.47%) OCPJP
16 10 (0.42%) CISM
17 8 (0.34%) CISA
17 8 (0.34%) RHCA
17 8 (0.34%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (7.62%) QA
2 17 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.51%) SLA
4 9 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.21%) FedRAMP
5 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.17%) GCP
7 3 (0.13%) COBIT
7 3 (0.13%) WCAG
8 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.085%) MiFID
9 1 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.042%) GDPR
9 1 (0.042%) HL7
9 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 447 (18.92%) Docker
2 92 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (2.37%) Active Directory
4 35 (1.48%) Apache Flume
5 33 (1.40%) Xen
6 25 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (1.02%) HDFS
8 23 (0.97%) KVM
9 15 (0.64%) VirtualBox
10 11 (0.47%) vCloud
10 11 (0.47%) vSphere
11 9 (0.38%) Hyper-V
11 9 (0.38%) NFS
11 9 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.30%) etcd
12 7 (0.30%) flannel
13 6 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 6 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.21%) OpenIDM
14 5 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 522 (22.10%) Puppet
2 362 (15.33%) Ansible
3 297 (12.57%) Opscode Chef
4 154 (6.52%) Kubernetes
5 108 (4.57%) Terraform
6 63 (2.67%) logstash
7 60 (2.54%) Kibana
8 45 (1.91%) Grafana
8 45 (1.91%) Salt
9 33 (1.40%) Nagios
10 25 (1.06%) Dollar Universe
11 23 (0.97%) Mesos
12 22 (0.93%) HAProxy
13 21 (0.89%) ZABBIX
14 20 (0.85%) Oozie
15 19 (0.80%) Prometheus
16 18 (0.76%) Consul
17 17 (0.72%) Graphite
18 15 (0.64%) Packer
19 14 (0.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 239 (10.12%) Oracle
2 189 (8.00%) Google
3 165 (6.99%) Red Hat
4 138 (5.84%) Microsoft
5 120 (5.08%) VMware
6 109 (4.61%) IBM
7 55 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
7 55 (2.33%) Splunk
8 52 (2.20%) SAP
9 49 (2.07%) Atlassian
9 49 (2.07%) TIBCO
10 42 (1.78%) SaltStack
11 37 (1.57%) MuleSoft
12 34 (1.44%) HP
13 32 (1.35%) WSO2
14 30 (1.27%) Adobe
15 28 (1.19%) webMethods
16 25 (1.06%) Apple
16 25 (1.06%) Cisco
16 25 (1.06%) Citrix
South West London
Endell
Rate: From £350 to £475 per day dependent on seniority
Posted: 1 hour ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £570 to £639 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £530 to £574 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £530 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wiltshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £630 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £560 to £594 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day - 6 months
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £700 to £766 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago