Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 114 213
Rank change year-on-year -11 +99 -51
Contract jobs citing Open Source 307 348 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.89% 2.05% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.48% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 192 139
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £273
90th Percentile £588 £575 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +82.48%
England median hourly rate £38.75 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -11.93% -2.22% +5.88%

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 13428 14017 15780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.71% 82.54% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8037 8531 9394
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 557 597
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £24.30 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.77% +0.75% +37.83%
10th Percentile £11.64 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.65 £47.63
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -5 146 £425 -5.56% 22
West Sussex +12 69 £475 -1.30% 2
Berkshire -20 61 £438 -2.78% 11
Buckinghamshire +17 48 £388 +3.33% 2
Oxfordshire +7 37 £450 - 9
Surrey -42 27 £475 +2.70% 11
Hampshire -5 23 £488 +8.33% 9
East Sussex +9 14 £475 +35.71%
Sussex +5 10 £463 +32.14%
Kent -2 7 £513 +13.89% 2
Middlesex +4 1 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 200 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (45.93%) Java
3 132 (43.00%) Linux
4 105 (34.20%) CSS
5 94 (30.62%) Test Automation
6 91 (29.64%) JSON
7 86 (28.01%) Docker
8 82 (26.71%) Jenkins
9 80 (26.06%) Scala
10 79 (25.73%) Continuous Integration
11 75 (24.43%) Git (software)
11 75 (24.43%) HTML
12 73 (23.78%) Play Framework
12 73 (23.78%) Microservices
13 72 (23.45%) Scrum
14 69 (22.48%) NoSQL
14 69 (22.48%) MongoDB
15 66 (21.50%) Puppet
16 65 (21.17%) REST
17 61 (19.87%) TDD
18 59 (19.22%) Spring
19 58 (18.89%) DevOps
20 56 (18.24%) HTML5
21 55 (17.92%) JavaScript
22 54 (17.59%) Ruby
23 53 (17.26%) JIRA
23 53 (17.26%) Python
24 52 (16.94%) XML
24 52 (16.94%) SQL
25 51 (16.61%) Configuration Management

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 36 (11.73%) Confluence
2 32 (10.42%) Apache
3 20 (6.51%) JBoss
3 20 (6.51%) OpenStack
4 17 (5.54%) WebLogic
5 13 (4.23%) Tomcat
6 12 (3.91%) Drupal
7 11 (3.58%) Alfresco
7 11 (3.58%) CMS
7 11 (3.58%) Liferay
7 11 (3.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (2.93%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.93%) IIS
9 6 (1.95%) nginx
9 6 (1.95%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.98%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Magento
2 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 48 (15.64%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.56%) npm
3 14 (4.56%) PaaS
4 11 (3.58%) SaaS
5 10 (3.26%) GitHub
6 7 (2.28%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (2.28%) OpenShift
6 7 (2.28%) Serverless
7 6 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.95%) IaaS
8 5 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.63%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.30%) Bluemix
9 4 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (1.30%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.98%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.98%) HTTP
2 22 (7.17%) Firewall
3 18 (5.86%) DNS
4 17 (5.54%) TCP/IP
5 15 (4.89%) WAN
6 13 (4.23%) SSL
7 12 (3.91%) Internet
8 8 (2.61%) HTTPS
8 8 (2.61%) LAN
9 7 (2.28%) LTE
9 7 (2.28%) VoIP
10 6 (1.95%) Network Security
11 5 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.63%) SAN
12 4 (1.30%) 3GPP
12 4 (1.30%) Diameter Protocol
12 4 (1.30%) SIGTRAN
13 3 (0.98%) VPN
14 2 (0.65%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (22.48%) MongoDB
1 69 (22.48%) NoSQL
2 36 (11.73%) MySQL
3 34 (11.07%) Relational Database
4 26 (8.47%) Big Data
5 21 (6.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (5.54%) Hadoop
7 16 (5.21%) SQL Server
8 12 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.91%) Redis
9 11 (3.58%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.95%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.95%) Datazen
11 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.63%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 82 (26.71%) Jenkins
2 75 (24.43%) Git (software)
3 53 (17.26%) JIRA
4 44 (14.33%) IntelliJ
5 35 (11.40%) Selenium
6 28 (9.12%) JUnit
7 25 (8.14%) Subversion
8 19 (6.19%) Karma Test Runner
9 17 (5.54%) Cucumber
10 14 (4.56%) Eclipse
10 14 (4.56%) gulp
10 14 (4.56%) Protractor
11 12 (3.91%) Appium
11 12 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (3.58%) Bitbucket
12 11 (3.58%) WebDriver
13 9 (2.93%) webpack
14 8 (2.61%) Ant
14 8 (2.61%) Grunt
14 8 (2.61%) Jasmine
General
1 24 (7.82%) Finance
1 24 (7.82%) Telecoms
2 17 (5.54%) Retail
3 16 (5.21%) Banking
4 12 (3.91%) Corporate Banking
5 6 (1.95%) Publishing
6 5 (1.63%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.30%) Billing
7 4 (1.30%) Hindi Language
7 4 (1.30%) Japanese Language
8 3 (0.98%) Games
8 3 (0.98%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 145 (47.23%) Developer
2 49 (15.96%) Scala Developer
3 35 (11.40%) Architect
4 33 (10.75%) Java Developer
5 25 (8.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (7.17%) Analyst
7 19 (6.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 18 (5.86%) Tester
9 15 (4.89%) Automation Tester
9 15 (4.89%) JavaScript Developer
10 12 (3.91%) Cloud Architect
10 12 (3.91%) QA Automation Tester
10 12 (3.91%) QA Tester
11 11 (3.58%) AWS Engineer
11 11 (3.58%) Test Analyst
12 10 (3.26%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.93%) Administrator
13 9 (2.93%) Agile Developer
13 9 (2.93%) Lead Developer
13 9 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (34.20%) CSS
2 91 (29.64%) JSON
3 75 (24.43%) HTML
4 73 (23.78%) Play Framework
5 65 (21.17%) REST
6 59 (19.22%) Spring
7 56 (18.24%) HTML5
8 52 (16.94%) XML
9 44 (14.33%) CSS3
10 40 (13.03%) Web Services
11 38 (12.38%) AngularJS
12 37 (12.05%) SOAP
13 35 (11.40%) Ajax
14 34 (11.07%) Node.js
15 32 (10.42%) RESTful
16 31 (10.10%) Ruby on Rails
17 30 (9.77%) Django
18 26 (8.47%) Guice
19 19 (6.19%) .NET
20 17 (5.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.49%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.84%) Mobile App
3 18 (5.86%) User Experience
4 10 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.61%) Video on Demand
6 6 (1.95%) Cloud Native
6 6 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.63%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.63%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.30%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.98%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 132 (43.00%) Linux
2 38 (12.38%) Unix
2 38 (12.38%) Windows
3 20 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (6.19%) Apple iOS
5 18 (5.86%) Android
6 16 (5.21%) CentOS
7 13 (4.23%) Mac OS X
8 10 (3.26%) Windows Server
9 9 (2.93%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.28%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.63%) Solaris
11 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.63%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.98%) Debian
13 2 (0.65%) AIX
13 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (65.15%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (30.62%) Test Automation
3 79 (25.73%) Continuous Integration
4 73 (23.78%) Microservices
5 72 (23.45%) Scrum
6 61 (19.87%) TDD
7 58 (18.89%) DevOps
8 51 (16.61%) Configuration Management
9 34 (11.07%) Web Development
10 30 (9.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 30 (9.77%) Software Engineering
11 27 (8.79%) Responsive Web Design
12 26 (8.47%) Front End Development
12 26 (8.47%) Mentoring
12 26 (8.47%) Web Design
13 23 (7.49%) Kanban
14 21 (6.84%) Product Management
15 20 (6.51%) BDD
15 20 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (6.51%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 141 (45.93%) Java
2 80 (26.06%) Scala
3 55 (17.92%) JavaScript
4 54 (17.59%) Ruby
5 53 (17.26%) Python
6 52 (16.94%) SQL
7 32 (10.42%) C#
8 28 (9.12%) PHP
9 22 (7.17%) Perl
10 16 (5.21%) C++
11 12 (3.91%) Apple Swift
12 10 (3.26%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.26%) VB.NET
13 8 (2.61%) C
13 8 (2.61%) ECMAScript
13 8 (2.61%) ES6
14 7 (2.28%) Groovy
15 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.63%) Haskell
16 4 (1.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 21 (6.84%) Degree
2 20 (6.51%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.26%) ISEB
5 8 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.28%) DV Cleared
6 7 (2.28%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.30%) CISSP
8 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.98%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.65%) CCNA
9 2 (0.65%) CCSP
9 2 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.65%) GCIA
9 2 (0.65%) GCIH
9 2 (0.65%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.33%) CCNP
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.79%) QA
2 5 (1.63%) SLA
3 2 (0.65%) GDPR
4 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) GCP
System Software
1 86 (28.01%) Docker
2 16 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.56%) KVM
4 9 (2.93%) Xen
5 7 (2.28%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.30%) Apache Flume
6 4 (1.30%) HDFS
7 2 (0.65%) XenServer
8 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.33%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 66 (21.50%) Puppet
2 22 (7.17%) Ansible
3 20 (6.51%) Kubernetes
4 17 (5.54%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (4.89%) Grafana
5 15 (4.89%) Terraform
6 10 (3.26%) logstash
7 7 (2.28%) Kibana
8 6 (1.95%) Ambari
8 6 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.63%) Nagios
9 5 (1.63%) Oozie
10 4 (1.30%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (1.30%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.98%) Docker Swarm
11 3 (0.98%) EnCase
11 3 (0.98%) SELinux
12 2 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.65%) Cobbler
12 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 47 (15.31%) Oracle
2 36 (11.73%) Google
3 29 (9.45%) Microsoft
4 27 (8.79%) IBM
5 25 (8.14%) Red Hat
6 16 (5.21%) VMware
7 14 (4.56%) Splunk
8 11 (3.58%) OpenText
9 10 (3.26%) HP
9 10 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.93%) SaltStack
11 8 (2.61%) Twitter
11 8 (2.61%) webMethods
12 7 (2.28%) Apple
13 6 (1.95%) MuleSoft
13 6 (1.95%) Sybase
13 6 (1.95%) WSO2
14 5 (1.63%) Citrix
14 5 (1.63%) Cloudera
15 4 (1.30%) Adobe