Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 150 125
Rank change year-on-year +4 -25 -4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 83 239 321
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.17% 1.63% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.86% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 140 198
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
10th Percentile £356 £300 £355
90th Percentile £650 £619 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £36.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.76% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 5,949 12,822 14,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.92% 87.43% 85.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,472 7,706 8,534
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +4.22%
10th Percentile £263 £281 £275
90th Percentile £613 £610 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 465 471
Median hourly rate £26.71 £29.36 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.03% +24.94% +17.50%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £28.75 £24.91 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.42% +10.71% -10.00%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Open Source as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Open Source in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Open Source in the South East

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Open Source in the South East over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Open Source in the South East

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Open Source in the South East.

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 29 May 2020. 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
Surrey +37 24 £475 -1.61% 2
Thames Valley +17 19 £425 -5.56% 13
East Sussex +18 17 £425 -10.53%
Hampshire +29 13 £475 -2.56% 7
Berkshire +32 8 £325 -35.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £439 +42.71% 3
West Sussex -2 6 £400 -13.51%
Kent +27 4 £325 - 2
Oxfordshire +23 3 £425 -8.11% 4
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.14%) AWS
3 28 (33.73%) Java
4 25 (30.12%) Test Automation
5 23 (27.71%) Security Cleared
6 20 (24.10%) SC Cleared
6 20 (24.10%) Linux
6 20 (24.10%) Scrum
7 19 (22.89%) Python
8 18 (21.69%) Git (software)
9 17 (20.48%) Mobile App
9 17 (20.48%) React Native
10 15 (18.07%) Kotlin
10 15 (18.07%) Apple Swift
10 15 (18.07%) Jenkins
10 15 (18.07%) Apple iOS
10 15 (18.07%) Android
10 15 (18.07%) Objective-C
11 14 (16.87%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (15.66%) Serverless
12 13 (15.66%) Terraform
12 13 (15.66%) Ansible
12 13 (15.66%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
12 13 (15.66%) Selenium
13 12 (14.46%) DevOps
14 11 (13.25%) Big Data
14 11 (13.25%) Tomcat
15 10 (12.05%) SQL
15 10 (12.05%) QA

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 11 (13.25%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.23%) Confluence
2 6 (7.23%) JBoss
3 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.02%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.82%) Apache Geronimo
4 4 (4.82%) Apache TomEE
4 4 (4.82%) Drupal
4 4 (4.82%) GeoServer
5 2 (2.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.41%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.41%) CMS
5 2 (2.41%) Jupyter
5 2 (2.41%) nginx
5 2 (2.41%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.20%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 30 (36.14%) AWS
2 13 (15.66%) AWS Lambda
2 13 (15.66%) Serverless
3 8 (9.64%) Azure
4 7 (8.43%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (8.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (6.02%) AWS Step Functions
5 5 (6.02%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (6.02%) Route 53
6 4 (4.82%) Amazon ECS
6 4 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (4.82%) Heroku
7 3 (3.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (2.41%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (2.41%) Apigee
8 2 (2.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (2.41%) GitHub
8 2 (2.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) VPN
2 4 (4.82%) DNS
2 4 (4.82%) Firewall
3 3 (3.61%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.41%) MQTT
4 2 (2.41%) SSH
4 2 (2.41%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.20%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (1.20%) DMZ
5 1 (1.20%) HTTP
5 1 (1.20%) Intranet
5 1 (1.20%) Network Security
5 1 (1.20%) PBX
5 1 (1.20%) SSL
5 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.20%) Wireless
5 1 (1.20%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) Big Data
2 6 (7.23%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.02%) Cloudera CDH
3 5 (6.02%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.82%) MySQL
5 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.41%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.41%) Redis
7 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.20%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (21.69%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.07%) Jenkins
3 13 (15.66%) Selenium
4 7 (8.43%) JIRA
4 7 (8.43%) Maven
4 7 (8.43%) Subversion
5 6 (7.23%) Mocha
6 5 (6.02%) Bitbucket
6 5 (6.02%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.02%) FindBugs
6 5 (6.02%) Log4j
6 5 (6.02%) Mercurial
6 5 (6.02%) SonarQube
7 3 (3.61%) Gatling
7 3 (3.61%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.20%) AppScan
9 1 (1.20%) Cypress.io
9 1 (1.20%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (6.02%) Marketing
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Legal
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.61%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.41%) Electronics
4 2 (2.41%) Law
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Police
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Developer
2 8 (9.64%) Analyst
2 8 (9.64%) Architect
2 8 (9.64%) Software Developer
3 7 (8.43%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (6.02%) Security Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) AWS Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.82%) QA Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Tester
6 3 (3.61%) Data Scientist
6 3 (3.61%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 3 (3.61%) Software Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.61%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.48%) React Native
2 10 (12.05%) Node.js
2 10 (12.05%) REST
3 9 (10.84%) Web Services
4 8 (9.64%) HTML
5 7 (8.43%) CSS
6 6 (7.23%) Spring
7 5 (6.02%) HTML5
7 5 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (6.02%) SOAP
7 5 (6.02%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (4.82%) Ajax
8 4 (4.82%) CSS3
8 4 (4.82%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (4.82%) Mapnik
8 4 (4.82%) PostGIS
8 4 (4.82%) RESTful
8 4 (4.82%) XML
9 3 (3.61%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.61%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Mobile App
2 14 (16.87%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (3.61%) User Experience
5 2 (2.41%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.41%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.20%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.20%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.20%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.20%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Industry 4.0
6 1 (1.20%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Linux
2 15 (18.07%) Android
2 15 (18.07%) Apple iOS
3 9 (10.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.02%) CentOS
4 5 (6.02%) Debian
4 5 (6.02%) Ubuntu
4 5 (6.02%) Windows
5 4 (4.82%) Unix
6 1 (1.20%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) Test Automation
3 20 (24.10%) Scrum
4 12 (14.46%) DevOps
5 10 (12.05%) Analytics
5 10 (12.05%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.84%) Security Testing
6 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.43%) Identity Management
8 6 (7.23%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.23%) Kanban
8 6 (7.23%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 5 (6.02%) Load Testing
9 5 (6.02%) Project Delivery
9 5 (6.02%) System Testing
9 5 (6.02%) TDD
10 4 (4.82%) Data Science
10 4 (4.82%) Front End Development
10 4 (4.82%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.73%) Java
2 19 (22.89%) Python
3 15 (18.07%) Apple Swift
3 15 (18.07%) Kotlin
3 15 (18.07%) Objective-C
4 13 (15.66%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.05%) SQL
6 7 (8.43%) Ruby
7 6 (7.23%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.23%) C++
8 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.82%) C#
10 3 (3.61%) C
10 3 (3.61%) ES6
10 3 (3.61%) PHP
11 1 (1.20%) F#
11 1 (1.20%) R
11 1 (1.20%) Scala
11 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (27.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (24.10%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) ISEB
3 6 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (2.41%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.41%) GIAC
5 2 (2.41%) OSCP
6 1 (1.20%) CEH
6 1 (1.20%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.20%) CHECK Team Member
6 1 (1.20%) CISA
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.20%) CREST Certified
6 1 (1.20%) GPEN
6 1 (1.20%) OSCE
6 1 (1.20%) SANS
6 1 (1.20%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) NIST
System Software
1 10 (12.05%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) Ansible
1 13 (15.66%) Terraform
2 7 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.82%) Consul
3 4 (4.82%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.82%) Packer
4 3 (3.61%) Puppet
5 2 (2.41%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.41%) HP Fortify
5 2 (2.41%) Istio
5 2 (2.41%) QRadar
5 2 (2.41%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.20%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.20%) Nessus
6 1 (1.20%) Nmap
6 1 (1.20%) Salt
6 1 (1.20%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 6 (7.23%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (6.02%) Cloudera
2 5 (6.02%) IBM
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.61%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.61%) Google
4 3 (3.61%) SAP
5 2 (2.41%) AlienVault
5 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.41%) HP
5 2 (2.41%) Splunk
6 1 (1.20%) Adobe
6 1 (1.20%) Black Duck
6 1 (1.20%) hybris
6 1 (1.20%) OutSystems
6 1 (1.20%) Qualys
6 1 (1.20%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.20%) Xamarin