Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 132 113
Rank change year-on-year +27 -19 +101
Contract jobs citing Open Source 377 310 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.29% 1.92% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.28% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 191 197
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
South East median hourly rate £47.25 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +28.57% -30.00%
10th Percentile £43.08 £42.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £50.43 £47.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% -9.88% -4.44%

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,129 13,604 14,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.91% 84.28% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,492 8,100 8,639
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £260 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 473 580
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.28 £11.74
90th Percentile £51.18 £49.90 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
Thames Valley +14 143 £475 +8.57% 36
Surrey +31 82 £525 +10.53% 18
West Sussex +1 71 £485 +2.11% 5
Berkshire +3 66 £516 +14.72% 16
Buckinghamshire +7 42 £450 +16.13% 12
Hampshire 0 41 £500 - 22
Oxfordshire +3 34 £450 - 8
East Sussex +4 22 £550 +15.79% 6
Middlesex +17 10 £475 -
Kent 0 2 £288 -43.85% 2
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 210 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (42.97%) Java
3 131 (34.75%) Python
4 125 (33.16%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (31.03%) Linux
6 113 (29.97%) Test Automation
7 108 (28.65%) Jenkins
8 101 (26.79%) Git (software)
9 99 (26.26%) DevOps
10 94 (24.93%) Scrum
11 87 (23.08%) JavaScript
12 81 (21.49%) SQL
12 81 (21.49%) Ruby
13 78 (20.69%) JSON
14 75 (19.89%) Spring
15 73 (19.36%) HTTP
15 73 (19.36%) Analytics
16 72 (19.10%) TDD
16 72 (19.10%) NoSQL
17 71 (18.83%) Scala
18 69 (18.30%) Web Services
18 69 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
19 66 (17.51%) Configuration Management
20 65 (17.24%) Big Data
21 63 (16.71%) Docker
22 61 (16.18%) Windows
23 60 (15.92%) MongoDB
23 60 (15.92%) REST
24 58 (15.38%) RESTful
24 58 (15.38%) Microservices

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 48 (12.73%) Confluence
2 38 (10.08%) Tomcat
3 36 (9.55%) Elasticsearch
4 34 (9.02%) Apache Spark
5 31 (8.22%) Apache
6 20 (5.31%) nginx
7 17 (4.51%) Apache Solr
8 13 (3.45%) OpenStack
9 8 (2.12%) Jupyter
9 8 (2.12%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.86%) JBoss
11 4 (1.06%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.06%) ArcGIS
11 4 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (1.06%) Totara
12 3 (0.80%) CMS
12 3 (0.80%) IIS
13 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.32%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.51%) Google Analytics
3 17 (4.51%) OpenShift
3 17 (4.51%) PaaS
4 16 (4.24%) GitHub
5 15 (3.98%) SaaS
6 10 (2.65%) IaaS
7 7 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.59%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 5 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
9 5 (1.33%) BrowserStack
9 5 (1.33%) Serverless
10 4 (1.06%) Office 365
10 4 (1.06%) TestFlight
11 3 (0.80%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.80%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.80%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 73 (19.36%) HTTP
2 48 (12.73%) TCP/IP
3 24 (6.37%) SSL
4 23 (6.10%) Internet
5 19 (5.04%) Firewall
6 15 (3.98%) DNS
7 14 (3.71%) SSH
8 8 (2.12%) DHCP
8 8 (2.12%) MPLS
8 8 (2.12%) WAN
9 6 (1.59%) L2TP
9 6 (1.59%) LAN
10 5 (1.33%) DAB
10 5 (1.33%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.80%) Network Security
12 2 (0.53%) BGP
12 2 (0.53%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (0.53%) DSL
12 2 (0.53%) MQTT
12 2 (0.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (19.10%) NoSQL
2 65 (17.24%) Big Data
3 60 (15.92%) MongoDB
4 56 (14.85%) Hadoop
5 40 (10.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 38 (10.08%) Relational Database
7 37 (9.81%) Redis
8 31 (8.22%) MySQL
9 23 (6.10%) Apache Hive
9 23 (6.10%) SQL Server
10 21 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (4.77%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (4.24%) Data Lake
13 15 (3.98%) Neo4j
14 14 (3.71%) Flink
15 11 (2.92%) Cosmos DB
16 9 (2.39%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (2.39%) Data Mining
16 9 (2.39%) NuoDB
17 8 (2.12%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 108 (28.65%) Jenkins
2 101 (26.79%) Git (software)
3 57 (15.12%) JIRA
4 46 (12.20%) Selenium
5 40 (10.61%) JUnit
6 32 (8.49%) Cucumber
7 25 (6.63%) Subversion
8 24 (6.37%) Visual Studio Team System
9 21 (5.57%) Gatling
10 20 (5.31%) IntelliJ
11 19 (5.04%) Ant
12 18 (4.77%) SoapUI
13 17 (4.51%) MSBuild
14 16 (4.24%) Hudson
14 16 (4.24%) Maven
15 13 (3.45%) gulp
16 12 (3.18%) Grunt
17 11 (2.92%) Appium
17 11 (2.92%) JMeter
17 11 (2.92%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 31 (8.22%) Finance
2 22 (5.84%) Legal
3 13 (3.45%) Banking
4 11 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.65%) Games
5 10 (2.65%) Retail
6 4 (1.06%) Law
6 4 (1.06%) Marketing
7 3 (0.80%) Billing
7 3 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.53%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (38.73%) Developer
2 51 (13.53%) Java Developer
3 43 (11.41%) Architect
4 38 (10.08%) Scala Developer
5 35 (9.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 32 (8.49%) Tester
7 28 (7.43%) Automation Tester
8 21 (5.57%) Analyst
9 20 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (4.51%) Software Engineer
11 16 (4.24%) Big Data Developer
12 15 (3.98%) Agile Developer
13 13 (3.45%) Technical Architect
14 10 (2.65%) Analytics Developer
14 10 (2.65%) Consultant
14 10 (2.65%) Java Scala Developer
14 10 (2.65%) Senior Developer
14 10 (2.65%) Software Developer
14 10 (2.65%) Test Analyst
15 9 (2.39%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (20.69%) JSON
2 75 (19.89%) Spring
3 69 (18.30%) Web Services
4 60 (15.92%) REST
5 58 (15.38%) RESTful
6 51 (13.53%) Kafka
7 50 (13.26%) HTML
8 45 (11.94%) CSS
9 41 (10.88%) Play Framework
9 41 (10.88%) XML
10 38 (10.08%) Node.js
10 38 (10.08%) SOAP
11 37 (9.81%) AngularJS
12 36 (9.55%) .NET
13 29 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
14 28 (7.43%) Spring Boot
15 27 (7.16%) Django
15 27 (7.16%) HTML5
16 24 (6.37%) Guice
17 23 (6.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 25 (6.63%) User Experience
4 22 (5.84%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
6 12 (3.18%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.12%) Blog
8 5 (1.33%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.33%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.33%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.06%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.06%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.06%) PKI
9 4 (1.06%) Social Media
10 3 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.80%) Fintech
10 3 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.80%) NHS
10 3 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (31.03%) Linux
2 61 (16.18%) Windows
3 23 (6.10%) Unix
4 16 (4.24%) Ubuntu
5 14 (3.71%) Android
6 12 (3.18%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.65%) CentOS
8 8 (2.12%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.59%) Windows Server
10 5 (1.33%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.06%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.53%) Debian
13 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.53%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.53%) Solaris
13 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (55.70%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (33.16%) Continuous Integration
3 113 (29.97%) Test Automation
4 99 (26.26%) DevOps
5 94 (24.93%) Scrum
6 73 (19.36%) Analytics
7 72 (19.10%) TDD
8 69 (18.30%) Problem-Solving
9 66 (17.51%) Configuration Management
10 58 (15.38%) Microservices
11 55 (14.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 55 (14.59%) Kanban
12 49 (13.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 43 (11.41%) MVC
14 42 (11.14%) Data Analytics
15 37 (9.81%) BDD
16 32 (8.49%) OO
16 32 (8.49%) Software Engineering
17 30 (7.96%) Web Development
18 28 (7.43%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 162 (42.97%) Java
2 131 (34.75%) Python
3 87 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 81 (21.49%) Ruby
4 81 (21.49%) SQL
5 71 (18.83%) Scala
6 56 (14.85%) C#
7 38 (10.08%) Perl
8 32 (8.49%) Bash Shell
9 24 (6.37%) Groovy
10 23 (6.10%) C++
11 18 (4.77%) Java 8
12 17 (4.51%) Haskell
13 16 (4.24%) PowerShell
14 12 (3.18%) PHP
15 11 (2.92%) R
16 9 (2.39%) Apple Swift
16 9 (2.39%) Shell Script
17 4 (1.06%) C
17 4 (1.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 50 (13.26%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 20 (5.31%) Degree
5 10 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.39%) BC Cleared
7 7 (1.86%) ISEB
7 7 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.86%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.59%) CISSP
8 6 (1.59%) Master's Degree
9 5 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.33%) SSCP
10 4 (1.06%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.53%) PMP
12 1 (0.27%) MCP
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.55%) QA
2 4 (1.06%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (0.80%) PMO
4 2 (0.53%) OASIS TOSCA
5 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.27%) GDPR
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (16.71%) Docker
2 12 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.86%) KVM
4 6 (1.59%) Xen
5 5 (1.33%) HDFS
5 5 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.53%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.53%) vSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (13.79%) Puppet
2 41 (10.88%) Ansible
3 31 (8.22%) Kubernetes
4 30 (7.96%) Kibana
5 29 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (6.37%) Grafana
7 11 (2.92%) logstash
8 8 (2.12%) Mesos
8 8 (2.12%) Terraform
9 6 (1.59%) Nagios
10 5 (1.33%) Salt
10 5 (1.33%) SCCM
11 4 (1.06%) Consul
11 4 (1.06%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (1.06%) Uchiwa
12 3 (0.80%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 3 (0.80%) CSIRT
12 3 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 2 (0.53%) QRadar
Vendors
1 54 (14.32%) Microsoft
2 44 (11.67%) Google
3 19 (5.04%) Oracle
4 15 (3.98%) IBM
5 14 (3.71%) Adobe
6 13 (3.45%) VMware
7 12 (3.18%) Splunk
8 11 (2.92%) Cloudera
9 9 (2.39%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.12%) Rackspace
11 7 (1.86%) Databricks
11 7 (1.86%) webMethods
12 6 (1.59%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.59%) Dynatrace
13 5 (1.33%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.33%) SOASTA, Inc
14 4 (1.06%) HP
14 4 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (1.06%) SAP
14 4 (1.06%) Tableau