Period
to 15 December 2017

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 December 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 132 175
Rank change year-on-year -5 +43 -27
Contract jobs citing Open Source 307 284 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.82% 1.74% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.11% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 185 182
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +7.74%
10th Percentile £355 £320 £310
90th Percentile £575 £575 £488
England median daily rate £503 £480 £463
% change year-on-year +4.69% +3.78% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -13.00% +82.48%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +9.09% -2.94%

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 13981 13449 15605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.89% 82.47% 80.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8430 8064 9385
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +3.14% +6.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £571 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 543 624
South East median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.92% -6.02% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £11.31
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

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 December 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 6 months to 15 December 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
Thames Valley +2 144 £450 +2.86% 29
West Sussex +26 76 £475 -1.30% 1
Berkshire 0 74 £401 +0.19% 17
Buckinghamshire -8 36 £500 +33.33% 4
Oxfordshire +4 34 £500 +5.26% 8
Surrey -54 29 £475 +2.70% 5
Hampshire -12 24 £513 +7.89% 16
East Sussex +6 7 £313 -30.56%
Kent - 6 £650 -
Sussex -1 4 £525 +50.00%
Middlesex 0 2 £550 +22.22%
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 204 (66.45%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (39.74%) Java
3 103 (33.55%) CSS
4 101 (32.90%) Scrum
4 101 (32.90%) Continuous Integration
5 95 (30.94%) Test Automation
6 90 (29.32%) Linux
7 83 (27.04%) HTML
8 77 (25.08%) TDD
9 70 (22.80%) JSON
9 70 (22.80%) Jenkins
9 70 (22.80%) Microservices
10 68 (22.15%) JavaScript
11 66 (21.50%) Scala
11 66 (21.50%) Docker
12 63 (20.52%) HTML5
12 63 (20.52%) Git (software)
13 60 (19.54%) NoSQL
13 60 (19.54%) DevOps
14 55 (17.92%) AngularJS
15 53 (17.26%) Play Framework
16 52 (16.94%) Python
17 51 (16.61%) Spring
17 51 (16.61%) MongoDB
18 50 (16.29%) Ruby
19 49 (15.96%) REST
20 47 (15.31%) Puppet
20 47 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
21 46 (14.98%) Degree
22 45 (14.66%) Web Services

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 24 (7.82%) Confluence
2 20 (6.51%) Apache
3 17 (5.54%) Tomcat
3 17 (5.54%) WebLogic
4 16 (5.21%) JBoss
5 12 (3.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (3.58%) Apache Spark
7 10 (3.26%) CMS
7 10 (3.26%) Jupyter
8 9 (2.93%) Alfresco
8 9 (2.93%) Drupal
8 9 (2.93%) Liferay
9 8 (2.61%) nginx
10 7 (2.28%) IIS
11 6 (1.95%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.30%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 9 (2.93%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (9.12%) npm
3 19 (6.19%) PaaS
4 14 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (4.23%) GitHub
6 11 (3.58%) IaaS
7 10 (3.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (3.26%) AWS Lambda
7 10 (3.26%) Serverless
8 8 (2.61%) Amazon S3
9 7 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.28%) Google Analytics
9 7 (2.28%) SaaS
10 6 (1.95%) Sauce Labs
11 5 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (1.63%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.30%) Bluemix
12 4 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.98%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.42%) HTTP
2 12 (3.91%) Firewall
3 10 (3.26%) Internet
4 8 (2.61%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.28%) DNS
5 7 (2.28%) SSL
6 5 (1.63%) SAN
7 4 (1.30%) Network Security
8 3 (0.98%) 3GPP
8 3 (0.98%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (0.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.98%) SIGTRAN
9 2 (0.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.65%) IPsec
9 2 (0.65%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.65%) VPN
10 1 (0.33%) NAS
10 1 (0.33%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (19.54%) NoSQL
2 51 (16.61%) MongoDB
3 38 (12.38%) MySQL
4 28 (9.12%) Relational Database
5 20 (6.51%) Big Data
6 18 (5.86%) Hadoop
7 15 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (4.56%) RDBMS
9 12 (3.91%) Oracle Database
9 12 (3.91%) SQL Server
10 11 (3.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (3.26%) Data Mining
11 10 (3.26%) Redis
12 8 (2.61%) Apache Hive
13 7 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.95%) Datazen
14 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (22.80%) Jenkins
2 63 (20.52%) Git (software)
3 37 (12.05%) JIRA
4 36 (11.73%) gulp
4 36 (11.73%) Karma Test Runner
5 31 (10.10%) Selenium
6 30 (9.77%) IntelliJ
7 29 (9.45%) webpack
8 28 (9.12%) Protractor
9 27 (8.79%) Jasmine
10 25 (8.14%) Cucumber
11 23 (7.49%) JUnit
12 17 (5.54%) Subversion
13 12 (3.91%) Maven
14 11 (3.58%) Appium
14 11 (3.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (3.58%) Grunt
15 10 (3.26%) Bitbucket
15 10 (3.26%) Gatling
15 10 (3.26%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (7.17%) Finance
2 20 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.58%) Games
4 8 (2.61%) Banking
5 7 (2.28%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.95%) Retail
7 4 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.30%) Hindi Language
7 4 (1.30%) Japanese Language
7 4 (1.30%) Marketing
8 3 (0.98%) Billing
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 2 (0.65%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 153 (49.84%) Developer
2 38 (12.38%) Scala Developer
3 35 (11.40%) Java Developer
4 34 (11.07%) Architect
5 26 (8.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 23 (7.49%) JavaScript Developer
7 22 (7.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.21%) Analyst
9 15 (4.89%) AWS Engineer
10 14 (4.56%) Tester
11 11 (3.58%) Angular Developer
11 11 (3.58%) Automation Tester
12 10 (3.26%) Data Scientist
13 9 (2.93%) Administrator
13 9 (2.93%) Agile Developer
13 9 (2.93%) Node.js Developer
13 9 (2.93%) QA Automation Tester
13 9 (2.93%) QA Tester
13 9 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (2.93%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (33.55%) CSS
2 83 (27.04%) HTML
3 70 (22.80%) JSON
4 63 (20.52%) HTML5
5 55 (17.92%) AngularJS
6 53 (17.26%) Play Framework
7 51 (16.61%) Spring
8 49 (15.96%) REST
9 45 (14.66%) Web Services
10 41 (13.36%) CSS3
11 39 (12.70%) Sass
12 33 (10.75%) XML
13 30 (9.77%) Ajax
13 30 (9.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 29 (9.45%) Ruby on Rails
15 28 (9.12%) Django
16 25 (8.14%) Node.js
17 22 (7.17%) RESTful
18 21 (6.84%) Guice
19 20 (6.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (13.36%) Computer Science
2 34 (11.07%) User Experience
3 18 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.56%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.95%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.95%) Cloud Native
5 6 (1.95%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (0.98%) Animation
7 3 (0.98%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 90 (29.32%) Linux
2 36 (11.73%) Windows
3 23 (7.49%) Unix
4 18 (5.86%) Android
5 17 (5.54%) Apple iOS
6 11 (3.58%) Ubuntu
7 10 (3.26%) Windows Server
8 9 (2.93%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.28%) CentOS
10 6 (1.95%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.63%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.98%) Debian
12 3 (0.98%) Solaris
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (66.45%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (32.90%) Continuous Integration
2 101 (32.90%) Scrum
3 95 (30.94%) Test Automation
4 77 (25.08%) TDD
5 70 (22.80%) Microservices
6 60 (19.54%) DevOps
7 41 (13.36%) Configuration Management
8 38 (12.38%) BDD
9 37 (12.05%) CRM
10 35 (11.40%) Front End Development
11 34 (11.07%) Continuous Delivery
12 32 (10.42%) Kanban
13 31 (10.10%) Software Engineering
13 31 (10.10%) Web Development
14 26 (8.47%) Analytics
14 26 (8.47%) Mentoring
15 23 (7.49%) Open Source Development
16 22 (7.17%) API Development
16 22 (7.17%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 122 (39.74%) Java
2 68 (22.15%) JavaScript
3 66 (21.50%) Scala
4 52 (16.94%) Python
5 50 (16.29%) Ruby
6 37 (12.05%) SQL
7 29 (9.45%) ES6
8 27 (8.79%) ECMAScript
9 25 (8.14%) C#
10 21 (6.84%) PHP
11 15 (4.89%) Perl
12 12 (3.91%) C++
12 12 (3.91%) Shell Script
13 10 (3.26%) Apple Swift
13 10 (3.26%) R
14 9 (2.93%) Groovy
14 9 (2.93%) VB.NET
15 7 (2.28%) Haskell
16 6 (1.95%) C
17 4 (1.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (14.98%) Degree
2 27 (8.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 27 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.51%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.63%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.63%) ISEB
5 3 (0.98%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.65%) CCNA
6 2 (0.65%) CCSP
6 2 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.65%) CISSP
6 2 (0.65%) ISSAP
6 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.33%) MCITP
7 1 (0.33%) MCSE
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.33%) MySQL Certification
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.19%) QA
2 4 (1.30%) GDPR
2 4 (1.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) GCP
3 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 66 (21.50%) Docker
2 6 (1.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.30%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.30%) HDFS
3 4 (1.30%) KVM
4 2 (0.65%) XenServer
5 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (15.31%) Puppet
2 22 (7.17%) Terraform
3 10 (3.26%) Ansible
3 10 (3.26%) Kubernetes
4 9 (2.93%) Grafana
4 9 (2.93%) Kibana
5 7 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.95%) Ambari
7 5 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.63%) Nagios
7 5 (1.63%) Oozie
7 5 (1.63%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (1.30%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.98%) EnCase
9 3 (0.98%) SELinux
10 2 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.65%) Cacti
10 2 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 43 (14.01%) Oracle
2 32 (10.42%) Google
3 27 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 27 (8.79%) Twitter
4 19 (6.19%) IBM
5 13 (4.23%) Tableau
6 9 (2.93%) OpenText
7 8 (2.61%) Splunk
8 7 (2.28%) HP
9 6 (1.95%) Apple
9 6 (1.95%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.95%) Sybase
9 6 (1.95%) VMware
10 5 (1.63%) Citrix
10 5 (1.63%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.63%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.63%) WSO2
11 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.98%) SAP
12 2 (0.65%) EMC