The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 102 167
Rank change year-on-year -10 +65  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 153 184 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.95% 1.98% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 2.44% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 82 59
Median daily rate £481 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.31% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £317 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6397 7548 7900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.64% 81.37% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 4640 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 272 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the South East

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in the South East

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in the South East

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in the South East

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Open Source in the South East

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex -12 44 £500 +17.64% 2
Hampshire +23 33 £465 +47.61% 9
Surrey +12 21 £528 +43.05% 5
Berkshire +10 16 £500 +18.34% 10
Buckinghamshire -1 14 £388 +9.15% 3
Oxfordshire -8 9 £450 +5.88% 3
East Sussex +6 4 £500 +53.84% 2
Middlesex - 3 £380 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 173 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (50.57%) Java
3 127 (48.66%) Linux
4 98 (37.55%) JavaScript
5 75 (28.74%) HTML
6 74 (28.35%) Python
7 72 (27.59%) Git (software)
8 71 (27.20%) Unix
9 67 (25.67%) MongoDB
10 63 (24.14%) Jenkins
11 62 (23.75%) Security Cleared
12 61 (23.37%) JSON
13 60 (22.99%) CSS
14 59 (22.61%) NoSQL
15 57 (21.84%) Tomcat
16 56 (21.46%) REST
16 56 (21.46%) Continuous Integration
16 56 (21.46%) Scala
17 52 (19.92%) SQL
17 52 (19.92%) Docker
18 51 (19.54%) DevOps
19 49 (18.77%) XML
19 49 (18.77%) Apache
20 48 (18.39%) Ruby
21 47 (18.01%) SC Cleared
21 47 (18.01%) Node.js
22 46 (17.62%) JIRA
22 46 (17.62%) Scrum
22 46 (17.62%) Windows
23 45 (17.24%) Oracle

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 57 (21.84%) Tomcat
2 49 (18.77%) Apache
3 33 (12.64%) Confluence
4 30 (11.49%) JBoss
5 28 (10.73%) nginx
6 26 (9.96%) WebLogic
7 24 (9.20%) WebSphere
8 20 (7.66%) Apache Geronimo
8 20 (7.66%) Apache TomEE
9 19 (7.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (2.68%) Apache Spark
11 6 (2.30%) CMS
12 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
13 4 (1.53%) Apache Pig
13 4 (1.53%) ArcGIS
13 4 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (1.53%) OpenStack
14 3 (1.15%) Apache Solr
14 3 (1.15%) GlassFish
14 3 (1.15%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Magento
2 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.66%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.90%) GitHub
3 9 (3.45%) Google Analytics
4 7 (2.68%) SaaS
5 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.30%) PaaS
6 5 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.15%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.77%) Heroku
8 2 (0.77%) IaaS
8 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.26%) HTTP
2 18 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.21%) SSH
3 11 (4.21%) SSL
4 7 (2.68%) ICMP
5 5 (1.92%) Firewall
5 5 (1.92%) LAN
5 5 (1.92%) WAN
6 4 (1.53%) DNS
7 2 (0.77%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.77%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.77%) Internet
7 2 (0.77%) Intranet
7 2 (0.77%) Network Security
7 2 (0.77%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (0.77%) VPN
8 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.38%) DMVPN
8 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.67%) MongoDB
2 59 (22.61%) NoSQL
3 28 (10.73%) Big Data
4 24 (9.20%) Hadoop
5 22 (8.43%) Relational Database
6 17 (6.51%) SQL Server
7 9 (3.45%) MySQL
8 6 (2.30%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.53%) Neo4j
11 3 (1.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.15%) Apache Accumulo
11 3 (1.15%) HBase
11 3 (1.15%) OrientDB
11 3 (1.15%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.77%) DB2
12 2 (0.77%) GIS
12 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.77%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 72 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 63 (24.14%) Jenkins
3 46 (17.62%) JIRA
4 29 (11.11%) IntelliJ
5 27 (10.34%) Selenium
6 22 (8.43%) Subversion
7 20 (7.66%) Cucumber
7 20 (7.66%) JUnit
8 18 (6.90%) ProC
9 15 (5.75%) Eclipse
10 14 (5.36%) Ant
10 14 (5.36%) Gatling
11 13 (4.98%) gulp
12 11 (4.21%) Gradle
13 9 (3.45%) Grunt
13 9 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (3.45%) Sublime Text
14 6 (2.30%) Hudson
15 5 (1.92%) SoapUI
16 4 (1.53%) Jasmine
General
1 13 (4.98%) Finance
2 6 (2.30%) Publishing
2 6 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.15%) Marketing
4 2 (0.77%) Banking
4 2 (0.77%) Billing
4 2 (0.77%) Electronics
4 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.77%) Retail
5 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.38%) Local Government
5 1 (0.38%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 129 (49.43%) Developer
2 44 (16.86%) Java Developer
3 41 (15.71%) Scala Developer
4 35 (13.41%) Architect
5 31 (11.88%) JavaScript Developer
6 24 (9.20%) Node.js Developer
7 19 (7.28%) Oracle Architect
8 16 (6.13%) Open Source Developer
9 15 (5.75%) Java Scala Developer
10 13 (4.98%) Programmer
11 12 (4.60%) Tester
12 11 (4.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 11 (4.21%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.83%) Senior Developer
13 10 (3.83%) Unix Architect
14 9 (3.45%) Agile Developer
14 9 (3.45%) Consultant
14 9 (3.45%) Linux Developer
14 9 (3.45%) MongoDB Developer
14 9 (3.45%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (28.74%) HTML
2 61 (23.37%) JSON
3 60 (22.99%) CSS
4 56 (21.46%) REST
5 49 (18.77%) XML
6 47 (18.01%) Node.js
7 37 (14.18%) Spring
8 35 (13.41%) Play Framework
9 34 (13.03%) HTML5
10 31 (11.88%) AngularJS
11 26 (9.96%) CSS3
12 24 (9.20%) Web Services
13 19 (7.28%) Express
13 19 (7.28%) IBM Integration Bus
13 19 (7.28%) J2EE
13 19 (7.28%) RESTful
14 18 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
15 17 (6.51%) Django
15 17 (6.51%) SOAP
16 15 (5.75%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.43%) User Experience
2 12 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (2.68%) Algorithms
5 6 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.15%) Minimum Viable Product
6 3 (1.15%) Wiki
7 2 (0.77%) Clustering
7 2 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.77%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.77%) Replication
7 2 (0.77%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 127 (48.66%) Linux
2 71 (27.20%) Unix
3 46 (17.62%) Windows
4 37 (14.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (7.66%) Ubuntu
6 19 (7.28%) AIX
7 12 (4.60%) CentOS
8 11 (4.21%) Debian
9 7 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.53%) Android
10 4 (1.53%) Solaris
10 4 (1.53%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.38%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (66.28%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (21.46%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (19.54%) DevOps
4 46 (17.62%) Scrum
5 40 (15.33%) Configuration Management
6 39 (14.94%) Microservices
7 37 (14.18%) TDD
8 34 (13.03%) OO
9 32 (12.26%) Pair Programming
10 31 (11.88%) Automated Testing
11 30 (11.49%) MVC
12 29 (11.11%) Analytics
13 28 (10.73%) Continuous Delivery
13 28 (10.73%) Waterfall
14 25 (9.58%) SDLC
14 25 (9.58%) Software Engineering
15 21 (8.05%) OOD
16 20 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
18 17 (6.51%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 132 (50.57%) Java
2 98 (37.55%) JavaScript
3 74 (28.35%) Python
4 56 (21.46%) Scala
5 52 (19.92%) SQL
6 48 (18.39%) Ruby
7 37 (14.18%) Perl
8 34 (13.03%) Bash Shell
9 31 (11.88%) C
10 29 (11.11%) C#
11 25 (9.58%) PHP
12 23 (8.81%) Shell Script
13 19 (7.28%) Groovy
14 9 (3.45%) C++
14 9 (3.45%) Haskell
15 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.53%) VB.NET
16 3 (1.15%) VB
17 2 (0.77%) ECMAScript
17 2 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (23.75%) Security Cleared
2 47 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.73%) Degree
4 11 (4.21%) ISEB
5 10 (3.83%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.45%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.38%) CISSP
8 1 (0.38%) GCIA
8 1 (0.38%) GCIH
8 1 (0.38%) MCITP
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.38%) RHCA
8 1 (0.38%) RHCE
8 1 (0.38%) SANS
8 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.13%) QA
2 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) RMADS
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (19.92%) Docker
2 13 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.68%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (1.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.77%) vCloud
7 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.77%) XenServer
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.38%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) vSphere
8 1 (0.38%) Xen
8 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (11.88%) Puppet
2 12 (4.60%) Ansible
3 11 (4.21%) SELinux
4 9 (3.45%) Grafana
4 9 (3.45%) Kibana
5 7 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.92%) Mesos
7 4 (1.53%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (1.53%) Terraform
8 3 (1.15%) Marathon
8 3 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.15%) SCCM
8 3 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.77%) Oozie
10 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.38%) Nagios
10 1 (0.38%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.38%) SCOM
10 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 45 (17.24%) Oracle
2 29 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 22 (8.43%) Google
4 21 (8.05%) IBM
5 19 (7.28%) Microsoft
6 17 (6.51%) VMware
7 12 (4.60%) Cisco
8 7 (2.68%) Juniper
8 7 (2.68%) webMethods
9 5 (1.92%) HP
10 4 (1.53%) Hortonworks
10 4 (1.53%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.15%) Adobe
11 3 (1.15%) GigaSpaces
11 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.15%) SaltStack
11 3 (1.15%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.77%) Mapinfo
12 2 (0.77%) SAP
12 2 (0.77%) Teradata
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