Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 136 131
Rank change year-on-year +32 -5 +52
Contract jobs citing Open Source 407 306 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.41% 1.82% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.16% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 187 184
South East median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £323
90th Percentile £638 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £503 £480
% change year-on-year +4.48% +4.69% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
South East median hourly rate £47.25 £45.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.45% -13.00%
10th Percentile £43.08 £42.50 £35.35
90th Percentile £50.43 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +9.09%

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 14,646 14,195 13,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.74% 84.49% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,809 8,538 8,088
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £569
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 461 565
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.04% -4.77% -4.84%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.05 £50.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.25% +4.98%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +22 143 £500 +11.11% 45
Surrey +39 82 £500 +5.26% 16
West Sussex -5 79 £485 +2.11% 6
Berkshire -4 77 £525 +30.84% 31
Hampshire +7 58 £500 -2.44% 20
Oxfordshire +15 33 £475 -5.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +22 32 £450 -10.00% 7
East Sussex +10 31 £550 +76.00% 4
Middlesex +21 9 £500 -9.09%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 235 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (43.49%) Java
3 142 (34.89%) Continuous Integration
4 141 (34.64%) Test Automation
5 133 (32.68%) Python
6 121 (29.73%) Linux
7 118 (28.99%) Jenkins
8 111 (27.27%) Scrum
9 109 (26.78%) DevOps
10 104 (25.55%) Git (software)
11 97 (23.83%) Spring
12 91 (22.36%) SQL
13 90 (22.11%) JSON
14 87 (21.38%) HTTP
15 85 (20.88%) Ruby
16 84 (20.64%) Scala
16 84 (20.64%) Problem-Solving
17 79 (19.41%) JavaScript
18 77 (18.92%) Microservices
19 76 (18.67%) Docker
20 73 (17.94%) C#
20 73 (17.94%) Configuration Management
21 72 (17.69%) TDD
21 72 (17.69%) REST
22 71 (17.44%) NoSQL
23 69 (16.95%) Analytics
24 68 (16.71%) MongoDB
25 67 (16.46%) JIRA
25 67 (16.46%) JUnit
26 66 (16.22%) RESTful

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 57 (14.00%) Confluence
2 47 (11.55%) Apache
3 46 (11.30%) Apache Spark
4 40 (9.83%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (7.86%) nginx
5 32 (7.86%) Tomcat
6 19 (4.67%) JBoss
7 17 (4.18%) WebLogic
8 14 (3.44%) Apache Solr
9 13 (3.19%) OpenStack
10 10 (2.46%) Jupyter
11 7 (1.72%) Traefik
12 6 (1.47%) Apache Pig
12 6 (1.47%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.98%) CMS
13 4 (0.98%) Totara
14 3 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
15 2 (0.49%) GemFire
15 2 (0.49%) IIS
15 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 61 (14.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (7.86%) GitHub
4 22 (5.41%) Google Analytics
5 13 (3.19%) BrowserStack
6 11 (2.70%) PaaS
6 11 (2.70%) SaaS
7 10 (2.46%) IaaS
7 10 (2.46%) OpenShift
8 8 (1.97%) Azure Data Factory
9 7 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.23%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 5 (1.23%) TestFlight
12 4 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.98%) Office 365
12 4 (0.98%) Serverless
13 3 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 87 (21.38%) HTTP
2 58 (14.25%) TCP/IP
3 29 (7.13%) Firewall
3 29 (7.13%) SSL
4 27 (6.63%) Internet
5 19 (4.67%) SSH
6 18 (4.42%) DNS
7 9 (2.21%) DHCP
7 9 (2.21%) MPLS
8 7 (1.72%) DAB
8 7 (1.72%) L2TP
9 6 (1.47%) WAN
10 4 (0.98%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.98%) LAN
11 3 (0.74%) MQTT
11 3 (0.74%) Network Security
12 2 (0.49%) BGP
12 2 (0.49%) Cisco ISE
12 2 (0.49%) OSPF
13 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (17.44%) NoSQL
2 68 (16.71%) MongoDB
3 61 (14.99%) Big Data
3 61 (14.99%) Hadoop
4 53 (13.02%) Relational Database
5 35 (8.60%) MySQL
6 34 (8.35%) SQL Server
7 31 (7.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 30 (7.37%) Apache Hive
9 29 (7.13%) Redis
10 19 (4.67%) Flink
11 17 (4.18%) Neo4j
12 16 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (3.69%) Data Lake
14 10 (2.46%) Cosmos DB
15 9 (2.21%) Impala
15 9 (2.21%) RDBMS
16 8 (1.97%) Data Mining
17 7 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 118 (28.99%) Jenkins
2 104 (25.55%) Git (software)
3 67 (16.46%) JIRA
3 67 (16.46%) JUnit
4 63 (15.48%) Selenium
5 45 (11.06%) Cucumber
6 36 (8.85%) Subversion
7 29 (7.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 28 (6.88%) IntelliJ
9 26 (6.39%) Gatling
10 24 (5.90%) Ant
11 23 (5.65%) Hudson
12 21 (5.16%) Maven
13 20 (4.91%) SoapUI
14 19 (4.67%) Eclipse
14 19 (4.67%) Karma Test Runner
15 18 (4.42%) Grunt
15 18 (4.42%) gulp
15 18 (4.42%) Sublime Text
16 17 (4.18%) MSBuild
General
1 27 (6.63%) Legal
2 26 (6.39%) Finance
3 15 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.70%) Banking
5 10 (2.46%) Games
5 10 (2.46%) Retail
6 3 (0.74%) Billing
6 3 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (0.74%) Publishing
7 2 (0.49%) Advertising
7 2 (0.49%) Back Office
7 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 170 (41.77%) Developer
2 49 (12.04%) Architect
3 48 (11.79%) Java Developer
4 46 (11.30%) Scala Developer
5 42 (10.32%) Tester
6 37 (9.09%) Automation Tester
7 30 (7.37%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (5.65%) Software Engineer
9 22 (5.41%) Agile Developer
10 21 (5.16%) Big Data Developer
11 19 (4.67%) Analyst
11 19 (4.67%) Software Developer
11 19 (4.67%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (3.69%) Analytics Developer
12 15 (3.69%) QA Tester
12 15 (3.69%) Technical Architect
13 14 (3.44%) QA Automation Tester
14 12 (2.95%) .NET Developer
15 11 (2.70%) Senior Developer
16 10 (2.46%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (23.83%) Spring
2 90 (22.11%) JSON
3 72 (17.69%) REST
4 66 (16.22%) RESTful
5 60 (14.74%) Play Framework
6 56 (13.76%) CSS
7 55 (13.51%) Web Services
8 52 (12.78%) Kafka
9 51 (12.53%) HTML
10 47 (11.55%) AngularJS
11 44 (10.81%) XML
12 43 (10.57%) Django
13 41 (10.07%) Node.js
13 41 (10.07%) SOAP
14 39 (9.58%) HTML5
15 38 (9.34%) Ruby on Rails
16 37 (9.09%) .NET
16 37 (9.09%) Gherkin
17 35 (8.60%) Guice
18 33 (8.11%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (4.67%) User Experience
4 13 (3.19%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.70%) Cloud Native
6 10 (2.46%) Data Centre
7 9 (2.21%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.21%) Blog
8 6 (1.47%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.47%) Fintech
8 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.98%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.98%) Social Media
9 4 (0.98%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.74%) Smart Home
10 3 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (29.73%) Linux
2 55 (13.51%) Windows
3 39 (9.58%) Unix
4 25 (6.14%) Ubuntu
5 17 (4.18%) Android
6 11 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.97%) Windows 10
8 6 (1.47%) CentOS
8 6 (1.47%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.98%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.49%) Debian
12 2 (0.49%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.49%) Solaris
12 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (34.89%) Continuous Integration
3 141 (34.64%) Test Automation
4 111 (27.27%) Scrum
5 109 (26.78%) DevOps
6 84 (20.64%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (18.92%) Microservices
8 73 (17.94%) Configuration Management
9 72 (17.69%) TDD
10 69 (16.95%) Analytics
11 60 (14.74%) MVC
12 53 (13.02%) BDD
12 53 (13.02%) Kanban
13 52 (12.78%) Continuous Delivery
14 48 (11.79%) OO
15 45 (11.06%) Web Development
16 44 (10.81%) OWASP
17 39 (9.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 39 (9.58%) Responsive Web Design
18 36 (8.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 177 (43.49%) Java
2 133 (32.68%) Python
3 91 (22.36%) SQL
4 85 (20.88%) Ruby
5 84 (20.64%) Scala
6 79 (19.41%) JavaScript
7 73 (17.94%) C#
8 36 (8.85%) Perl
9 27 (6.63%) C++
10 25 (6.14%) Groovy
11 23 (5.65%) Haskell
12 22 (5.41%) Bash Shell
13 18 (4.42%) Java 8
14 15 (3.69%) PHP
15 10 (2.46%) R
16 9 (2.21%) Apple Swift
16 9 (2.21%) PowerShell
16 9 (2.21%) Shell Script
17 7 (1.72%) C
17 7 (1.72%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 45 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 21 (5.16%) Degree
5 12 (2.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.72%) ISEB
6 7 (1.72%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (1.23%) CISSP
8 5 (1.23%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.98%) SSCP
10 3 (0.74%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.49%) PMP
12 1 (0.25%) MCP
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.09%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (0.74%) WCAG
4 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.49%) OASIS TOSCA
4 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (18.67%) Docker
2 12 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.97%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.72%) HDFS
5 6 (1.47%) KVM
6 5 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.23%) Xen
7 3 (0.74%) vSphere
8 2 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.49%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (12.29%) Puppet
2 36 (8.85%) Kibana
3 29 (7.13%) Kubernetes
4 27 (6.63%) Grafana
5 26 (6.39%) Ansible
6 18 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.95%) logstash
8 6 (1.47%) Terraform
9 5 (1.23%) Nagios
9 5 (1.23%) SCCM
10 4 (0.98%) Consul
10 4 (0.98%) Graphite
10 4 (0.98%) Netcool
10 4 (0.98%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.98%) Uchiwa
11 3 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 3 (0.74%) CSIRT
11 3 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 62 (15.23%) Google
2 61 (14.99%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.63%) Oracle
4 18 (4.42%) Adobe
5 16 (3.93%) Red Hat
5 16 (3.93%) webMethods
6 13 (3.19%) VMware
7 9 (2.21%) Rackspace
7 9 (2.21%) Splunk
8 8 (1.97%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.97%) IBM
8 8 (1.97%) Tableau
9 5 (1.23%) Cloudera
9 5 (1.23%) Databricks
9 5 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.98%) Automation Anywhere
10 4 (0.98%) SaltStack
10 4 (0.98%) SAP
10 4 (0.98%) UiPath
11 3 (0.74%) HP