Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 118 113
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5 +111
Contract jobs citing Open Source 344 316 383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.01% 1.99% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.39% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 206 170
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +7.59%
10th Percentile £350 £359 £308
90th Percentile £575 £553 £550
England median daily rate £515 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.90% +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +66.67% -55.00%
10th Percentile £48.25 £28.25 £21.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £42.75 £23.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year -17.65% +25.93% -25.00%

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 14,534 13,245 15,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.00% 83.34% 82.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,627 7,677 9,486
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 511 573
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.66 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.16% -18.29% +11.65%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.60 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +12.02%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -3 115 £450 +5.88% 61
Surrey +27 78 £488 +2.63% 14
West Sussex -13 68 £493 +1.03% 8
Berkshire +9 54 £456 +1.39% 37
Hampshire -2 47 £475 -2.56% 29
Buckinghamshire +5 38 £458 +22.00% 11
Oxfordshire -13 23 £415 -7.78% 13
East Sussex +1 18 £463 -5.13% 10
Middlesex +10 11 £445 +17.11%
Kent +12 2 £288 -21.70% 3
Sussex -4 1 £665 +43.78%
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 198 (57.56%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (47.67%) Java
3 116 (33.72%) Linux
4 105 (30.52%) Git (software)
5 103 (29.94%) Python
6 95 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
7 93 (27.03%) DevOps
8 91 (26.45%) JavaScript
9 89 (25.87%) Jenkins
10 79 (22.97%) TDD
11 72 (20.93%) Scrum
11 72 (20.93%) Test Automation
11 72 (20.93%) Microservices
12 70 (20.35%) REST
12 70 (20.35%) Spring
13 69 (20.06%) Docker
14 68 (19.77%) Analytics
14 68 (19.77%) SQL
14 68 (19.77%) Ruby
15 66 (19.19%) Configuration Management
16 60 (17.44%) HTML
17 59 (17.15%) Security Cleared
18 58 (16.86%) JSON
18 58 (16.86%) Continuous Improvement
19 56 (16.28%) Web Services
20 52 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
21 51 (14.83%) Big Data
21 51 (14.83%) Puppet
22 50 (14.53%) MongoDB
22 50 (14.53%) CSS

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 34 (9.88%) Apache
1 34 (9.88%) Confluence
1 34 (9.88%) Tomcat
2 26 (7.56%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (4.94%) nginx
4 14 (4.07%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (3.78%) Jupyter
6 12 (3.49%) Apache Solr
7 10 (2.91%) Apache Spark
8 8 (2.33%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.03%) JBoss
10 6 (1.74%) Apache Pig
10 6 (1.74%) CMS
11 5 (1.45%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.87%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.87%) IIS
12 3 (0.87%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.58%) Drupal
13 2 (0.58%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (13.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (8.14%) GitHub
4 20 (5.81%) PaaS
5 16 (4.65%) OpenShift
6 13 (3.78%) Google Analytics
7 11 (3.20%) IaaS
7 11 (3.20%) SaaS
8 9 (2.62%) TestFlight
9 8 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (2.33%) Serverless
10 6 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.74%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 5 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.87%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.87%) npm
12 3 (0.87%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.95%) HTTP
2 29 (8.43%) TCP/IP
3 20 (5.81%) SSL
4 9 (2.62%) DNS
5 7 (2.03%) Internet
6 5 (1.45%) LAN
6 5 (1.45%) MPLS
6 5 (1.45%) WAN
7 4 (1.16%) Firewall
7 4 (1.16%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.87%) BGP
8 3 (0.87%) OSPF
8 3 (0.87%) SSH
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.58%) DHCP
9 2 (0.58%) DSL
9 2 (0.58%) L2TP
9 2 (0.58%) MQTT
9 2 (0.58%) SMS
10 1 (0.29%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.83%) Big Data
2 50 (14.53%) MongoDB
3 48 (13.95%) NoSQL
4 41 (11.92%) Hadoop
5 32 (9.30%) MySQL
6 31 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (8.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (7.56%) Relational Database
8 26 (7.56%) SQL Server
9 24 (6.98%) Redis
10 15 (4.36%) Data Mining
11 14 (4.07%) Data Lake
11 14 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (2.91%) Azure SQL Database
13 9 (2.62%) Cosmos DB
13 9 (2.62%) RDBMS
14 8 (2.33%) Apache Hive
14 8 (2.33%) Geospatial Data
14 8 (2.33%) NuoDB
15 7 (2.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 105 (30.52%) Git (software)
2 89 (25.87%) Jenkins
3 46 (13.37%) JIRA
4 31 (9.01%) Selenium
5 28 (8.14%) JUnit
6 23 (6.69%) Cucumber
7 22 (6.40%) Subversion
8 18 (5.23%) Ant
8 18 (5.23%) IntelliJ
9 16 (4.65%) Gatling
10 14 (4.07%) Eclipse
11 13 (3.78%) Bitbucket
11 13 (3.78%) SoapUI
12 11 (3.20%) gulp
13 10 (2.91%) Grunt
13 10 (2.91%) JMeter
13 10 (2.91%) TeamCity
13 10 (2.91%) Xcode
14 9 (2.62%) CocoaPods
14 9 (2.62%) Maven
General
1 22 (6.40%) Finance
2 16 (4.65%) Games
3 10 (2.91%) Banking
4 9 (2.62%) Retail
5 5 (1.45%) Marketing
6 4 (1.16%) Law
7 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 145 (42.15%) Developer
2 63 (18.31%) Java Developer
3 41 (11.92%) Architect
3 41 (11.92%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (7.85%) Scala Developer
5 23 (6.69%) Analyst
6 18 (5.23%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (4.94%) Tester
8 14 (4.07%) Data Scientist
9 13 (3.78%) Consultant
10 12 (3.49%) Agile Developer
10 12 (3.49%) iOS Developer
10 12 (3.49%) Lead Developer
10 12 (3.49%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.20%) Senior Developer
12 10 (2.91%) Big Data Developer
13 9 (2.62%) Lead Java Developer
13 9 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
14 8 (2.33%) Technical Architect
14 8 (2.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (20.35%) REST
1 70 (20.35%) Spring
2 60 (17.44%) HTML
3 58 (16.86%) JSON
4 56 (16.28%) Web Services
5 50 (14.53%) CSS
6 46 (13.37%) SOAP
6 46 (13.37%) XML
7 44 (12.79%) RESTful
8 41 (11.92%) Kafka
9 40 (11.63%) Spring Boot
10 29 (8.43%) jQuery
11 28 (8.14%) .NET
11 28 (8.14%) AngularJS
12 27 (7.85%) HTML5
12 27 (7.85%) Node.js
13 26 (7.56%) Play Framework
14 21 (6.10%) Ajax
15 19 (5.52%) React
15 19 (5.52%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.01%) User Experience
2 29 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.52%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.52%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.23%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (3.20%) Blog
6 10 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.33%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.03%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.74%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.45%) Wiki
11 4 (1.16%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (1.16%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.87%) e-Health
12 3 (0.87%) Fintech
12 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 116 (33.72%) Linux
2 50 (14.53%) Windows
3 25 (7.27%) Unix
4 21 (6.10%) Apple iOS
4 21 (6.10%) CentOS
5 16 (4.65%) Ubuntu
6 15 (4.36%) Android
7 7 (2.03%) Debian
8 6 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.16%) Solaris
11 3 (0.87%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.87%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.58%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.58%) DC/OS
12 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.29%) AIX
13 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (57.56%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
3 93 (27.03%) DevOps
4 79 (22.97%) TDD
5 72 (20.93%) Microservices
5 72 (20.93%) Scrum
5 72 (20.93%) Test Automation
6 68 (19.77%) Analytics
7 66 (19.19%) Configuration Management
8 58 (16.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 52 (15.12%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (11.34%) Continuous Delivery
11 33 (9.59%) Software Engineering
12 31 (9.01%) Data Analytics
12 31 (9.01%) Deployment Automation
12 31 (9.01%) Kanban
12 31 (9.01%) MVC
13 29 (8.43%) OO
14 25 (7.27%) Data Analysis
15 24 (6.98%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 164 (47.67%) Java
2 103 (29.94%) Python
3 91 (26.45%) JavaScript
4 68 (19.77%) Ruby
4 68 (19.77%) SQL
5 45 (13.08%) C#
6 44 (12.79%) Scala
7 37 (10.76%) Bash Shell
8 34 (9.88%) Perl
9 28 (8.14%) Java 8
10 21 (6.10%) C++
10 21 (6.10%) PHP
10 21 (6.10%) PowerShell
11 20 (5.81%) R
12 19 (5.52%) Groovy
13 17 (4.94%) Apple Swift
14 14 (4.07%) Haskell
15 9 (2.62%) Objective-C
16 8 (2.33%) C
17 5 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (17.15%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.30%) Degree
4 15 (4.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.91%) BC Cleared
7 6 (1.74%) ISEB
7 6 (1.74%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.87%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.29%) CISSP
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.29%) SSCP
10 1 (0.29%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.56%) QA
2 6 (1.74%) GCP
3 3 (0.87%) PMO
4 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 69 (20.06%) Docker
2 12 (3.49%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.74%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (1.45%) HDFS
5 5 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.45%) Xen
6 4 (1.16%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.16%) KVM
7 1 (0.29%) GPFS
7 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (14.83%) Puppet
2 44 (12.79%) Ansible
3 26 (7.56%) Kubernetes
3 26 (7.56%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (6.10%) Kibana
5 18 (5.23%) Grafana
6 11 (3.20%) Terraform
7 8 (2.33%) logstash
7 8 (2.33%) Mesos
8 7 (2.03%) SELinux
9 6 (1.74%) Nagios
10 5 (1.45%) HAProxy
10 5 (1.45%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 4 (1.16%) CSIRT
11 4 (1.16%) Salt
11 4 (1.16%) SCCM
12 3 (0.87%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.87%) Oozie
12 3 (0.87%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 42 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.85%) Oracle
3 26 (7.56%) Google
4 13 (3.78%) IBM
5 12 (3.49%) SAP
5 12 (3.49%) Tableau
6 11 (3.20%) Cloudera
7 10 (2.91%) Adobe
7 10 (2.91%) VMware
8 9 (2.62%) Splunk
9 7 (2.03%) Cisco
9 7 (2.03%) Databricks
9 7 (2.03%) webMethods
10 6 (1.74%) AppDynamics
10 6 (1.74%) Dynatrace
10 6 (1.74%) Hortonworks
10 6 (1.74%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.74%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.45%) MapR
11 5 (1.45%) SOASTA, Inc