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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 107 190
Rank change year-on-year +5 +83  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 175 193 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.25% 2.14% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 2.61% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 77 48
Median daily rate £475 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +16.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £314 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £31.22 £47.50
% change year-on-year +52.13% -34.26%  

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 6447 7396 7617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.98% 81.98% 80.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3769 4529 4403
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 274 265
Median hourly rate £31.00 £30.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +18.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 +1 53 £482 +7.02% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 29 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire +1 24 £450 +20.00% 3
Hampshire +3 23 £500 +51.51% 7
Berkshire -7 18 £475 +5.55% 10
East Sussex +9 14 £475 +35.71% 4
Sussex - 7 £463 - 1
Surrey -11 5 £450 - 6
Kent +1 1 £368 -18.33% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 239 (72.42%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (53.03%) Java
3 172 (52.12%) Linux
4 107 (32.42%) Git (software)
5 105 (31.82%) JSON
6 101 (30.61%) Test Automation
7 99 (30.00%) CSS
7 99 (30.00%) Docker
8 93 (28.18%) JavaScript
9 92 (27.88%) Python
10 91 (27.58%) HTML
11 87 (26.36%) MongoDB
12 84 (25.45%) Jenkins
13 83 (25.15%) Scala
13 83 (25.15%) DevOps
14 80 (24.24%) NoSQL
15 79 (23.94%) REST
16 75 (22.73%) Play Framework
17 73 (22.12%) Puppet
17 73 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
18 72 (21.82%) Microservices
19 71 (21.52%) Unix
20 67 (20.30%) SQL
21 65 (19.70%) Apache
21 65 (19.70%) Configuration Management
21 65 (19.70%) Node.js
22 61 (18.48%) XML
22 61 (18.48%) Spring
23 60 (18.18%) Scrum
23 60 (18.18%) HTTP

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 65 (19.70%) Apache
2 48 (14.55%) Tomcat
3 42 (12.73%) Confluence
4 37 (11.21%) WebLogic
5 35 (10.61%) JBoss
6 32 (9.70%) nginx
7 24 (7.27%) OpenStack
8 18 (5.45%) WebSphere
9 14 (4.24%) WebSphere Application Server
10 13 (3.94%) Apache Geronimo
10 13 (3.94%) Apache TomEE
11 10 (3.03%) Alfresco
11 10 (3.03%) CMS
12 9 (2.73%) Mule
13 8 (2.42%) ArcGIS
13 8 (2.42%) Mule ESB
13 8 (2.42%) SharePoint
14 6 (1.82%) Drupal
14 6 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (1.52%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.33%) Magento
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.06%) SaaS
3 17 (5.15%) GitHub
4 13 (3.94%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.12%) OpenShift
6 6 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.52%) PaaS
8 4 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.21%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.30%) IaaS
10 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (18.18%) HTTP
2 36 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 25 (7.58%) SSL
4 19 (5.76%) WAN
5 18 (5.45%) DNS
6 17 (5.15%) Firewall
7 12 (3.64%) LAN
8 11 (3.33%) HTTPS
9 8 (2.42%) SSH
10 7 (2.12%) Internet
10 7 (2.12%) LTE
10 7 (2.12%) VoIP
11 6 (1.82%) ICMP
12 5 (1.52%) 3GPP
12 5 (1.52%) Diameter Protocol
12 5 (1.52%) SIGTRAN
13 4 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.21%) MQTT
13 4 (1.21%) Network Security
14 3 (0.91%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (26.36%) MongoDB
2 80 (24.24%) NoSQL
3 33 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 31 (9.39%) Big Data
5 18 (5.45%) Hadoop
6 17 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (4.24%) MySQL
8 13 (3.94%) SQL Server
9 8 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.82%) Geospatial Data
10 6 (1.82%) GIS
11 5 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.52%) Redis
12 2 (0.61%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.30%) Apache Accumulo
13 1 (0.30%) Mahout
13 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.30%) OrientDB
13 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 107 (32.42%) Git (software)
2 84 (25.45%) Jenkins
3 55 (16.67%) JIRA
4 54 (16.36%) IntelliJ
5 34 (10.30%) Selenium
6 32 (9.70%) JUnit
7 31 (9.39%) Subversion
8 19 (5.76%) Eclipse
9 18 (5.45%) Karma Test Runner
9 18 (5.45%) ProC
10 15 (4.55%) Ant
10 15 (4.55%) Cucumber
11 14 (4.24%) Grunt
11 14 (4.24%) gulp
12 13 (3.94%) Gatling
12 13 (3.94%) Sublime Text
13 8 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (2.12%) Calabash
15 6 (1.82%) Gradle
15 6 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (6.06%) Finance
2 18 (5.45%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.55%) Banking
4 12 (3.64%) Retail
5 11 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
5 11 (3.33%) Publishing
6 9 (2.73%) Marketing
7 5 (1.52%) Billing
8 2 (0.61%) Electronics
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 160 (48.48%) Developer
2 69 (20.91%) Scala Developer
3 44 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 43 (13.03%) Architect
5 29 (8.79%) JavaScript Developer
6 22 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
7 21 (6.36%) Analyst
7 21 (6.36%) Java Scala Developer
8 19 (5.76%) Oracle Architect
8 19 (5.76%) Programmer
9 18 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
10 16 (4.85%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.55%) Agile Developer
11 15 (4.55%) Consultant
11 15 (4.55%) Java Programmer
12 14 (4.24%) Open Source Developer
13 13 (3.94%) Tester
14 11 (3.33%) Test Analyst
15 10 (3.03%) Linux Developer
15 10 (3.03%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (31.82%) JSON
2 99 (30.00%) CSS
3 91 (27.58%) HTML
4 79 (23.94%) REST
5 75 (22.73%) Play Framework
6 65 (19.70%) Node.js
7 61 (18.48%) Spring
7 61 (18.48%) XML
8 51 (15.45%) HTML5
8 51 (15.45%) SOAP
9 42 (12.73%) AngularJS
9 42 (12.73%) CSS3
10 41 (12.42%) RESTful
11 28 (8.48%) Web Services
12 26 (7.88%) Ajax
12 26 (7.88%) J2EE
13 25 (7.58%) Django
14 24 (7.27%) Ruby on Rails
15 23 (6.97%) Guice
16 20 (6.06%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.76%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.24%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.24%) User Experience
3 13 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (3.33%) Video on Demand
5 9 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.21%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.91%) Minimum Viable Product
8 3 (0.91%) Semantic Web
9 2 (0.61%) Clustering
9 2 (0.61%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.61%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.30%) NHS
10 1 (0.30%) Replication
10 1 (0.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 172 (52.12%) Linux
2 71 (21.52%) Unix
3 38 (11.52%) Windows
4 37 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (6.97%) CentOS
6 21 (6.36%) AIX
6 21 (6.36%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.73%) Android
8 8 (2.42%) Apple iOS
8 8 (2.42%) Debian
8 8 (2.42%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.82%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.91%) Solaris
12 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.30%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (72.42%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (30.61%) Test Automation
3 83 (25.15%) DevOps
4 73 (22.12%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (21.82%) Microservices
6 65 (19.70%) Configuration Management
7 60 (18.18%) Scrum
8 44 (13.33%) TDD
9 40 (12.12%) Waterfall
10 36 (10.91%) Software Engineering
11 32 (9.70%) Web Development
12 31 (9.39%) SDLC
13 29 (8.79%) Responsive Web Design
14 27 (8.18%) MVC
15 26 (7.88%) Analytics
15 26 (7.88%) OO
16 25 (7.58%) Web Design
17 23 (6.97%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (6.97%) OWASP
18 20 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 175 (53.03%) Java
2 93 (28.18%) JavaScript
3 92 (27.88%) Python
4 83 (25.15%) Scala
5 67 (20.30%) SQL
6 55 (16.67%) Ruby
7 50 (15.15%) Perl
8 47 (14.24%) PHP
9 42 (12.73%) C#
10 27 (8.18%) C
11 24 (7.27%) Bash Shell
12 19 (5.76%) Shell Script
13 14 (4.24%) Groovy
14 13 (3.94%) Haskell
15 8 (2.42%) C++
16 7 (2.12%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
18 2 (0.61%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.61%) R
18 2 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 37 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 30 (9.09%) Degree
4 12 (3.64%) ISEB
5 11 (3.33%) ISTQB
6 6 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.21%) CISSP
7 4 (1.21%) GCIA
7 4 (1.21%) GCIH
7 4 (1.21%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.30%) RHCA
9 1 (0.30%) RHCE
9 1 (0.30%) SANS
9 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.79%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 99 (30.00%) Docker
2 22 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.94%) KVM
3 13 (3.94%) Xen
4 6 (1.82%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.61%) vCloud
6 2 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.61%) XenServer
7 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.30%) HDFS
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.30%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.30%) vSphere
7 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 73 (22.12%) Puppet
2 25 (7.58%) Grafana
3 24 (7.27%) Ansible
4 19 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (4.24%) Kubernetes
6 13 (3.94%) Kibana
7 12 (3.64%) logstash
8 11 (3.33%) Terraform
9 8 (2.42%) SELinux
10 5 (1.52%) Mesos
11 3 (0.91%) Marathon
12 2 (0.61%) Cobbler
13 1 (0.30%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
13 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.30%) Nagios
13 1 (0.30%) PowerCLI
13 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
13 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 1 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 47 (14.24%) Oracle
2 42 (12.73%) Red Hat
3 38 (11.52%) Google
4 30 (9.09%) IBM
5 26 (7.88%) VMware
6 22 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 17 (5.15%) webMethods
8 13 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (3.64%) SaltStack
9 12 (3.64%) Splunk
10 9 (2.73%) HP
10 9 (2.73%) MuleSoft
11 7 (2.12%) Adobe
12 6 (1.82%) Cisco
12 6 (1.82%) Mapinfo
13 5 (1.52%) ArcSight
13 5 (1.52%) OpenText
13 5 (1.52%) WSO2
14 4 (1.21%) Infor
14 4 (1.21%) ServiceNow
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