Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 2019 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 127 127
Rank change year-on-year -19 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 265 324 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.72% 1.93% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.27% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 197 180
South East median daily rate £464 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -2.63% +18.75%
10th Percentile £300 £358 £361
90th Percentile £635 £575 £551
England median daily rate £525 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
South East median hourly rate £39.95 - £37.50
10th Percentile £25.25 - £32.25
90th Percentile £63.63 - £45.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +16.13%

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 13,397 14,277 12,904
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.07% 85.25% 83.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,100 8,427 7,494
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £281 £260
90th Percentile £606 £588 £569
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 443 512
South East median hourly rate £24.71 £21.50 £22.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.91% -4.49% -16.01%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -11.76% +10.87%

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 26 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the South East over the 6 months to 26 April 2019.

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 6 months to 26 April 2019. 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 -29 68 £450 - 17
Surrey +22 62 £460 -3.16% 2
Hampshire +17 56 £500 +16.82% 14
West Sussex -20 42 £463 -7.35%
East Sussex +10 34 £475 +1.33%
Berkshire -40 34 £456 +1.39% 8
Buckinghamshire +32 24 £306 -33.11% 3
Oxfordshire +8 10 £450 - 6
Middlesex +1 3 £425 -7.10%
Kent - 1 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, 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.

1 160 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (46.42%) Java
3 97 (36.60%) Linux
4 91 (34.34%) Test Automation
5 88 (33.21%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (29.43%) Jenkins
6 78 (29.43%) DevOps
7 74 (27.92%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (27.55%) Python
9 72 (27.17%) Amazon AWS
10 68 (25.66%) JavaScript
11 67 (25.28%) Scrum
12 65 (24.53%) SQL
12 65 (24.53%) Git (software)
12 65 (24.53%) Docker
13 59 (22.26%) Microsoft Azure
14 57 (21.51%) Spring
15 54 (20.38%) CSS
16 53 (20.00%) REST
17 52 (19.62%) TDD
18 51 (19.25%) HTML
19 48 (18.11%) Google
20 47 (17.74%) JUnit
20 47 (17.74%) Unix
20 47 (17.74%) Microsoft
20 47 (17.74%) Analytics
20 47 (17.74%) Microservices
21 45 (16.98%) Scala
21 45 (16.98%) JIRA
21 45 (16.98%) 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 (13.58%) Apache
2 35 (13.21%) Confluence
3 30 (11.32%) Apache Spark
4 28 (10.57%) nginx
5 26 (9.81%) JBoss
6 25 (9.43%) Tomcat
7 23 (8.68%) WebLogic
8 13 (4.91%) Drupal
8 13 (4.91%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (4.15%) Apache Airflow
9 11 (4.15%) CMS
10 10 (3.77%) Luigi
10 10 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (2.64%) Traefik
12 6 (2.26%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.89%) Apache Pig
13 5 (1.89%) Apache ServiceMix
13 5 (1.89%) GlassFish
13 5 (1.89%) JRun
13 5 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.89%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 72 (27.17%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (22.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (13.58%) GitHub
4 22 (8.30%) Google Analytics
5 17 (6.42%) PaaS
6 15 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (5.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (4.53%) Amazon SQS
8 12 (4.53%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (4.53%) Serverless
9 11 (4.15%) Amazon EMR
9 11 (4.15%) Amazon S3
10 10 (3.77%) Amazon Kinesis
10 10 (3.77%) OpenShift
11 9 (3.40%) BrowserStack
12 6 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (1.89%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 5 (1.89%) TestFlight
14 4 (1.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.85%) HTTP
2 28 (10.57%) TCP/IP
3 20 (7.55%) SSL
4 13 (4.91%) Firewall
5 12 (4.53%) MQTT
6 11 (4.15%) DNS
7 8 (3.02%) LAN
7 8 (3.02%) WAN
8 6 (2.26%) Internet
9 5 (1.89%) SSH
10 4 (1.51%) DHCP
10 4 (1.51%) L2TP
10 4 (1.51%) MPLS
11 3 (1.13%) Extranet
12 2 (0.75%) Bluetooth
13 1 (0.38%) DAB
13 1 (0.38%) DMZ
13 1 (0.38%) H.323
13 1 (0.38%) Megaco
13 1 (0.38%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.23%) NoSQL
2 39 (14.72%) Hadoop
3 37 (13.96%) Big Data
4 36 (13.58%) MongoDB
5 29 (10.94%) MySQL
6 28 (10.57%) Relational Database
7 26 (9.81%) SQL Server
8 24 (9.06%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (4.15%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (4.15%) Amazon Redshift
10 11 (4.15%) Apache Hive
11 10 (3.77%) Amazon Athena
11 10 (3.77%) Amazon Aurora
11 10 (3.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (3.77%) Azkaban
12 8 (3.02%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (2.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 7 (2.64%) Data Lake
13 7 (2.64%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 78 (29.43%) Jenkins
2 65 (24.53%) Git (software)
3 47 (17.74%) JUnit
4 45 (16.98%) JIRA
5 41 (15.47%) Selenium
6 36 (13.58%) Cucumber
7 23 (8.68%) Gatling
8 19 (7.17%) Grunt
8 19 (7.17%) gulp
8 19 (7.17%) IntelliJ
8 19 (7.17%) Karma Test Runner
9 18 (6.79%) Eclipse
10 17 (6.42%) Ant
10 17 (6.42%) Sublime Text
10 17 (6.42%) Subversion
11 15 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (4.91%) Maven
12 13 (4.91%) SonarQube
13 11 (4.15%) JMeter
14 10 (3.77%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (4.15%) Telecoms
2 7 (2.64%) Marketing
2 7 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (2.26%) Finance
4 5 (1.89%) Legal
5 3 (1.13%) Back Office
5 3 (1.13%) Games
5 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.13%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Advertising
6 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.38%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.38%) Billing
6 1 (0.38%) Electronics
6 1 (0.38%) French Language
6 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.38%) Local Government
6 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 112 (42.26%) Developer
2 27 (10.19%) Architect
3 23 (8.68%) Scala Developer
4 21 (7.92%) Analyst
5 15 (5.66%) .NET Developer
5 15 (5.66%) Data Engineer
5 15 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (5.66%) Tester
6 14 (5.28%) Java Developer
7 12 (4.53%) Automation Tester
7 12 (4.53%) Software Developer
7 12 (4.53%) Software Engineer
8 11 (4.15%) Technical Architect
8 11 (4.15%) Technical Leader
9 10 (3.77%) Big Data Developer
9 10 (3.77%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (3.40%) QA Tester
11 8 (3.02%) C# Developer
11 8 (3.02%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (21.51%) Spring
2 54 (20.38%) CSS
3 53 (20.00%) REST
4 51 (19.25%) HTML
5 43 (16.23%) HTML5
6 42 (15.85%) JSON
7 40 (15.09%) AngularJS
8 35 (13.21%) Play Framework
9 32 (12.08%) Node.js
10 31 (11.70%) .NET
11 30 (11.32%) J2EE
11 30 (11.32%) XML
12 29 (10.94%) SOAP
13 28 (10.57%) Kafka
14 27 (10.19%) Gherkin
14 27 (10.19%) RESTful
15 26 (9.81%) Web Services
16 24 (9.06%) CSS3
17 22 (8.30%) jQuery
18 21 (7.92%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.55%) Data Centre
3 19 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (5.66%) Cloud Native
5 13 (4.91%) Client/Server
6 9 (3.40%) Algorithms
7 8 (3.02%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.64%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.64%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.64%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.26%) User Experience
10 5 (1.89%) Animation
10 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.51%) e-Learning
12 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
13 2 (0.75%) Fintech
13 2 (0.75%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 97 (36.60%) Linux
2 47 (17.74%) Unix
3 31 (11.70%) Windows
4 22 (8.30%) Ubuntu
5 12 (4.53%) Android
6 9 (3.40%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.51%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (34.34%) Test Automation
3 88 (33.21%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (29.43%) DevOps
5 74 (27.92%) Problem-Solving
6 67 (25.28%) Scrum
7 52 (19.62%) TDD
8 47 (17.74%) Analytics
8 47 (17.74%) Microservices
9 45 (16.98%) Configuration Management
10 41 (15.47%) Web Development
11 36 (13.58%) OO
12 31 (11.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 30 (11.32%) BDD
14 27 (10.19%) OWASP
15 25 (9.43%) MVC
16 23 (8.68%) Responsive Web Design
17 22 (8.30%) Mentoring
18 20 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
19 19 (7.17%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 123 (46.42%) Java
2 73 (27.55%) Python
3 68 (25.66%) JavaScript
4 65 (24.53%) SQL
5 45 (16.98%) Ruby
5 45 (16.98%) Scala
6 41 (15.47%) C#
7 21 (7.92%) Perl
8 17 (6.42%) Groovy
8 17 (6.42%) Haskell
8 17 (6.42%) PHP
9 11 (4.15%) VB.NET
10 9 (3.40%) Bash Shell
10 9 (3.40%) C++
11 7 (2.64%) Apple Swift
11 7 (2.64%) Kotlin
11 7 (2.64%) PHP 7
12 6 (2.26%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.89%) C
13 5 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (7.92%) Degree
2 18 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (2.64%) CCNP
7 7 (2.64%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.89%) CCIE
8 5 (1.89%) CCNA
9 4 (1.51%) ISEB
9 4 (1.51%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.38%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.66%) QA
2 7 (2.64%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.64%) SLA
3 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.51%) GDPR
5 3 (1.13%) GxP
6 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 65 (24.53%) Docker
2 10 (3.77%) Apache Flume
3 8 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.51%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.51%) KVM
4 4 (1.51%) vSphere
5 2 (0.75%) HDFS
5 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) Firmware
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (12.83%) Puppet
2 22 (8.30%) Kibana
3 21 (7.92%) Grafana
4 18 (6.79%) Kubernetes
5 16 (6.04%) Ansible
6 7 (2.64%) Nagios
7 6 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.26%) Terraform
8 5 (1.89%) Graphite
8 5 (1.89%) Netcool
9 2 (0.75%) BMC Performance Manager
10 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.38%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.38%) logstash
10 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.38%) Webmin
Vendors
1 48 (18.11%) Google
2 47 (17.74%) Microsoft
3 38 (14.34%) Oracle
4 17 (6.42%) VMware
5 13 (4.91%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.91%) webMethods
6 12 (4.53%) IBM
7 10 (3.77%) Adobe
7 10 (3.77%) Atlassian
8 9 (3.40%) Black Duck
8 9 (3.40%) Cisco
9 8 (3.02%) Apple
10 7 (2.64%) AppDynamics
10 7 (2.64%) Aruba
10 7 (2.64%) BMC
10 7 (2.64%) CA
10 7 (2.64%) Juniper
10 7 (2.64%) SAP
11 6 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.26%) Yahoo!