The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 25 June 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 78 151
Rank change year-on-year -12 +73  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1223 1484 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.64% 2.80% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.36% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 809 969 649
Median daily rate £498 £480 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.64% +12.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Median hourly rate £47.00 £31.22 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.53% -30.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £20.20 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.24 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £31.22 £42.50
% change year-on-year +52.13% -26.53%  

Open Source is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 1156 £500 +2.56% 361
London -12 615 £525 +5.00% 184
South East +15 169 £475 +11.76% 37
City of London +2 113 £510 +7.36% 50
Yorkshire +1 81 £428 -14.50% 22
West Yorkshire +2 66 £430 -14.00% 17
North West -24 65 £475 - 30
West Midlands +4 61 £518 +15.25% 16
South West +23 58 £420 -6.66% 30
East of England -4 52 £500 +47.05% 21
West Sussex +10 49 £475 +5.55% 1
Leeds -10 49 £425 -15.00% 16
Essex +5 32 £500 +48.14%
Worthing +2 29 £500 +11.73%
Buckinghamshire +13 28 £375 - 2
Devon +14 27 £425 +11.11% 1
Shropshire -5 26 £528 +16.89% 3
Milton Keynes +12 25 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire -1 24 £450 +20.00% 2
Telford -9 23 £528 +17.22% 3
Hampshire -2 22 £500 +51.51% 7
Manchester -20 22 £519 +3.75% 21
Southend-on-Sea -12 21 £500 -
Scotland -24 21 £409 -6.57% 17
Cheshire +7 20 £500 +5.26% 7
North East +30 19 £428 -14.40% 5
Birmingham +28 19 £550 +69.23% 3
Oxford +3 19 £450 +20.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +42 18 £428 -13.96% 5
Tyne and Wear +38 18 £428 -13.96% 5

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for Open Source.

1 1510 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1224 (49.47%) Java
3 918 (37.11%) Linux
4 800 (32.34%) DevOps
5 704 (28.46%) Jenkins
6 659 (26.64%) Python
7 648 (26.19%) Git (software)
8 637 (25.75%) Continuous Integration
9 557 (22.51%) TDD
10 556 (22.47%) Test Automation
11 545 (22.03%) Puppet
12 506 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
13 501 (20.25%) Scrum
14 492 (19.89%) HTML
15 478 (19.32%) CSS
16 469 (18.96%) JavaScript
16 469 (18.96%) Microservices
17 457 (18.47%) Docker
18 448 (18.11%) Spring
19 442 (17.87%) Configuration Management
20 411 (16.61%) MongoDB
21 402 (16.25%) REST
22 384 (15.52%) Scala
23 381 (15.40%) JSON
24 349 (14.11%) Ruby
25 343 (13.86%) Web Services
26 339 (13.70%) SQL
26 339 (13.70%) JIRA
27 335 (13.54%) NoSQL
28 334 (13.50%) Ansible

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 266 (10.75%) Apache
2 244 (9.86%) Confluence
3 158 (6.39%) Tomcat
4 140 (5.66%) JBoss
5 130 (5.25%) nginx
6 115 (4.65%) WebLogic
7 100 (4.04%) Apache Spark
8 98 (3.96%) WebSphere
9 81 (3.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 69 (2.79%) OpenStack
11 67 (2.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 62 (2.51%) IIS
13 61 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
14 45 (1.82%) CMS
15 29 (1.17%) Apache Pig
16 28 (1.13%) Jetty
17 26 (1.05%) Apache Solr
17 26 (1.05%) Mule
18 24 (0.97%) SAS
19 23 (0.93%) Mongrel
Applications
1 13 (0.53%) MS Visio
1 13 (0.53%) SPSS
2 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.081%) HipChat
4 2 (0.081%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.040%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.040%) Stata
Business Applications
1 25 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 11 (0.44%) Magento
4 10 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
6 6 (0.24%) Fredhopper
7 4 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.16%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.12%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.081%) Pega PRPC
9 2 (0.081%) Siebel CRM
10 1 (0.040%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 506 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
2 159 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 149 (6.02%) PaaS
4 85 (3.44%) GitHub
5 79 (3.19%) SaaS
6 60 (2.43%) IaaS
7 49 (1.98%) OpenShift
8 47 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
9 41 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
10 38 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 24 (0.97%) Trello
12 23 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (0.93%) Google App Engine
13 21 (0.85%) Google Analytics
13 21 (0.85%) Office 365
14 19 (0.77%) Datadog
15 17 (0.69%) Slack
16 16 (0.65%) Heroku
17 14 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
18 11 (0.44%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 305 (12.33%) HTTP
2 217 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 173 (6.99%) SSL
4 97 (3.92%) DNS
5 78 (3.15%) Internet
6 76 (3.07%) Firewall
7 44 (1.78%) WAN
8 39 (1.58%) LDAP
9 36 (1.46%) DHCP
9 36 (1.46%) LAN
10 28 (1.13%) VPN
11 26 (1.05%) FTP
11 26 (1.05%) VoIP
12 25 (1.01%) Kerberos
13 24 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
13 24 (0.97%) Network Security
14 23 (0.93%) IPsec
15 18 (0.73%) SSH
16 14 (0.57%) SAN
17 12 (0.49%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (16.61%) MongoDB
2 335 (13.54%) NoSQL
3 226 (9.14%) Big Data
4 224 (9.05%) Relational Database
5 215 (8.69%) MySQL
6 205 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
7 179 (7.24%) Hadoop
8 139 (5.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 90 (3.64%) SQL Server
10 70 (2.83%) Apache Hive
11 61 (2.47%) Redis
12 53 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
13 44 (1.78%) Oracle Database
14 37 (1.50%) RDBMS
15 30 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
16 27 (1.09%) HBase
17 16 (0.65%) Impala
18 13 (0.53%) MariaDB
18 13 (0.53%) Neo4j
19 12 (0.49%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 704 (28.46%) Jenkins
2 648 (26.19%) Git (software)
3 339 (13.70%) JIRA
4 235 (9.50%) JUnit
5 226 (9.14%) Subversion
6 182 (7.36%) Selenium
7 171 (6.91%) Maven
8 132 (5.34%) Cucumber
9 130 (5.25%) IntelliJ
10 69 (2.79%) Eclipse
11 67 (2.71%) Ant
11 67 (2.71%) TeamCity
12 65 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 64 (2.59%) Sonatype Nexus
14 59 (2.38%) Gradle
15 57 (2.30%) GitLab
15 57 (2.30%) Mockito
16 56 (2.26%) Bitbucket
16 56 (2.26%) gulp
17 54 (2.18%) Vagrant
General
1 298 (12.05%) Finance
2 192 (7.76%) Banking
3 58 (2.34%) Marketing
4 54 (2.18%) Retail
4 54 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 45 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.21%) Electronics
7 28 (1.13%) Games
8 27 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.85%) Publishing
10 20 (0.81%) Billing
10 20 (0.81%) Front Office
11 17 (0.69%) Legal
12 11 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
13 9 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.28%) Advertising
16 6 (0.24%) Back Office
17 3 (0.12%) International Banking
18 2 (0.081%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 965 (39.01%) Developer
2 377 (15.24%) Java Developer
3 340 (13.74%) Architect
4 325 (13.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 180 (7.28%) Scala Developer
6 123 (4.97%) Analyst
7 117 (4.73%) Senior Developer
8 108 (4.37%) Technical Architect
9 87 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
10 82 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
11 74 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
11 74 (2.99%) Programmer
12 72 (2.91%) Software Engineer
13 71 (2.87%) Linux Engineer
14 67 (2.71%) Consultant
15 65 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 63 (2.55%) Java Scala Developer
17 60 (2.43%) Agile Developer
18 59 (2.38%) Business Analyst
19 57 (2.30%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 492 (19.89%) HTML
2 478 (19.32%) CSS
3 448 (18.11%) Spring
4 402 (16.25%) REST
5 381 (15.40%) JSON
6 343 (13.86%) Web Services
7 323 (13.06%) RESTful
8 300 (12.13%) Node.js
9 293 (11.84%) HTML5
10 242 (9.78%) Play Framework
11 239 (9.66%) XML
12 227 (9.18%) AngularJS
13 218 (8.81%) CSS3
14 207 (8.37%) .NET
15 185 (7.48%) SOAP
16 178 (7.19%) J2EE
17 139 (5.62%) Ajax
18 131 (5.30%) Django
19 130 (5.25%) Hibernate
20 125 (5.05%) React
Miscellaneous
1 140 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (5.42%) User Experience
3 127 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
4 110 (4.45%) Computer Science
5 73 (2.95%) Mobile App
6 56 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
7 45 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 40 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 36 (1.46%) Algorithms
10 35 (1.41%) Data Centre
11 34 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
12 33 (1.33%) Client/Server
13 31 (1.25%) Data Structures
14 27 (1.09%) Public Cloud
15 23 (0.93%) Video on Demand
16 20 (0.81%) Social Media
17 19 (0.77%) Blog
17 19 (0.77%) Cloud Native
17 19 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 18 (0.73%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 918 (37.11%) Linux
2 325 (13.14%) Unix
3 212 (8.57%) Windows
4 197 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 73 (2.95%) Windows Server
6 63 (2.55%) Android
7 62 (2.51%) CentOS
8 52 (2.10%) Ubuntu
9 43 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 31 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (0.97%) AIX
12 20 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 16 (0.65%) Solaris
14 12 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.44%) Debian
16 10 (0.40%) CoreOS
16 10 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (0.36%) Windows 10
18 8 (0.32%) FreeBSD
19 7 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1510 (61.03%) Agile Software Development
2 800 (32.34%) DevOps
3 637 (25.75%) Continuous Integration
4 557 (22.51%) TDD
5 556 (22.47%) Test Automation
6 501 (20.25%) Scrum
7 469 (18.96%) Microservices
8 442 (17.87%) Configuration Management
9 267 (10.79%) Continuous Delivery
10 240 (9.70%) Software Engineering
11 220 (8.89%) Kanban
12 217 (8.77%) BDD
13 199 (8.04%) Mentoring
13 199 (8.04%) OO
14 185 (7.48%) SOA
15 179 (7.24%) High Availability
16 162 (6.55%) MVC
17 144 (5.82%) User Stories
18 130 (5.25%) SDLC
19 126 (5.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1224 (49.47%) Java
2 659 (26.64%) Python
3 469 (18.96%) JavaScript
4 384 (15.52%) Scala
5 349 (14.11%) Ruby
6 339 (13.70%) SQL
7 218 (8.81%) C#
8 186 (7.52%) Perl
9 139 (5.62%) Bash Shell
10 111 (4.49%) PHP
11 107 (4.32%) Groovy
12 91 (3.68%) C
13 83 (3.35%) PowerShell
14 82 (3.31%) Shell Script
15 69 (2.79%) C++
16 68 (2.75%) Go
17 39 (1.58%) R
18 22 (0.89%) XAML
19 21 (0.85%) Haskell
19 21 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 301 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 231 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 176 (7.11%) Degree
4 41 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 40 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 29 (1.17%) DV Cleared
6 29 (1.17%) ISTQB
7 27 (1.09%) CISSP
8 21 (0.85%) ISEB
8 21 (0.85%) Master's Degree
9 19 (0.77%) RHCE
10 14 (0.57%) OCPJP
11 13 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
12 12 (0.49%) RHCA
12 12 (0.49%) SANS
13 10 (0.40%) AWS Certification
13 10 (0.40%) SSCP
14 9 (0.36%) CISM
15 8 (0.32%) CISA
15 8 (0.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (6.99%) QA
2 27 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.40%) SLA
4 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.20%) FedRAMP
7 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.16%) WCAG
8 3 (0.12%) GCP
9 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.081%) MiFID
9 2 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.040%) COBIT
10 1 (0.040%) GDPR
10 1 (0.040%) HL7
System Software
1 457 (18.47%) Docker
2 97 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 40 (1.62%) Xen
5 26 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (0.97%) KVM
7 21 (0.85%) HDFS
8 15 (0.61%) Apache Flume
9 14 (0.57%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.49%) Snort
11 11 (0.44%) vSphere
12 10 (0.40%) Hyper-V
13 9 (0.36%) NFS
14 8 (0.32%) Samba
14 8 (0.32%) vCloud
14 8 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.28%) etcd
15 7 (0.28%) flannel
15 7 (0.28%) LXC
16 5 (0.20%) iptables
Systems Management
1 545 (22.03%) Puppet
2 334 (13.50%) Ansible
3 293 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
4 145 (5.86%) Kubernetes
5 93 (3.76%) Terraform
6 63 (2.55%) Kibana
7 58 (2.34%) logstash
8 51 (2.06%) Salt
9 49 (1.98%) Grafana
10 35 (1.41%) Nagios
11 29 (1.17%) Mesos
12 24 (0.97%) Dollar Universe
13 23 (0.93%) Graphite
13 23 (0.93%) Oozie
14 19 (0.77%) HAProxy
15 18 (0.73%) Consul
16 17 (0.69%) ZABBIX
17 12 (0.49%) QRadar
17 12 (0.49%) Rundeck
18 11 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 254 (10.27%) Oracle
2 209 (8.45%) Google
3 180 (7.28%) Red Hat
4 157 (6.35%) Microsoft
5 126 (5.09%) VMware
6 120 (4.85%) IBM
7 55 (2.22%) Atlassian
8 54 (2.18%) Splunk
9 51 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
10 44 (1.78%) TIBCO
11 38 (1.54%) SAP
11 38 (1.54%) WSO2
12 33 (1.33%) HP
12 33 (1.33%) SaltStack
13 30 (1.21%) Adobe
13 30 (1.21%) webMethods
14 28 (1.13%) MuleSoft
15 23 (0.93%) Apple
15 23 (0.93%) Cisco
16 22 (0.89%) Cloudera
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £470 per day + 6 months
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Interact Consulting
Rate: 500-575pd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £630 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £640.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Trust In Soda
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Several Roles
Posted: 5 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago