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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
UK
Rank 81 92 164
Rank change year-on-year +11 +72  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1251 1212 756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.76% 2.29% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 2.76% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 751 509
Median daily rate £500 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £325 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +12.12% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 4
Median hourly rate £47.00 £32.50 £39.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.61% -18.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £24.50 £32.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £42.50 £63.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

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 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in the UK

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 March 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 +12 1183 £500 +5.26% 421
London +7 610 £525 +5.00% 231
South East +6 155 £475 +18.75% 41
City of London +38 87 £525 +5.00% 50
Yorkshire 0 83 £480 -7.69% 41
North East 0 73 £425 -5.55% 4
Tyne and Wear +5 71 £425 -5.55% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 71 £425 -5.55% 3
North West +52 68 £450 +5.88% 35
West Midlands +32 68 £465 +16.25% 6
East of England +24 65 £524 +39.66% 20
West Yorkshire +8 60 £490 -2.00% 25
Leeds +2 50 £480 -7.69% 20
West Sussex -12 45 £500 +17.64% 4
South West -22 42 £380 +4.82% 30
Essex +7 36 £523 +24.77% 4
Hampshire +24 34 £450 +42.85% 8
Manchester +16 32 £450 +5.88% 29
Scotland -17 30 £341 -13.60% 15
Shropshire +27 25 £475 +18.75% 1
Surrey +13 24 £500 +48.14% 6
Hertfordshire +16 23 £538 +99.07% 6
Telford +36 22 £475 +18.75% 1
Southend-on-Sea -3 22 £500 +14.17%
Berkshire +10 17 £500 +18.34% 14
Sheffield -6 17 £475 -29.62% 2
Worthing -6 17 £506 +9.35% 3
South Yorkshire -14 17 £475 -29.62% 6
Devon - 17 £543 - 1
Renfrewshire - 16 £338 -

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1497 (58.36%) Agile Software Development
2 1222 (47.64%) Java
3 888 (34.62%) Linux
4 770 (30.02%) DevOps
5 693 (27.02%) Jenkins
6 678 (26.43%) Python
7 621 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
8 563 (21.95%) Git (software)
9 531 (20.70%) JavaScript
10 490 (19.10%) Amazon AWS
11 489 (19.06%) TDD
12 471 (18.36%) Scrum
13 467 (18.21%) Puppet
14 457 (17.82%) HTML
15 451 (17.58%) Web Services
16 445 (17.35%) Configuration Management
17 434 (16.92%) MongoDB
18 419 (16.34%) REST
19 402 (15.67%) Ruby
20 399 (15.56%) Security Cleared
21 395 (15.40%) CSS
22 375 (14.62%) Spring
23 360 (14.04%) NoSQL
24 355 (13.84%) SQL
25 350 (13.65%) Unix
26 349 (13.61%) Scala
27 341 (13.29%) Docker
28 339 (13.22%) Finance
29 334 (13.02%) Ansible
30 329 (12.83%) JIRA

Open Source
Top Related 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
1 245 (9.55%) Apache
2 241 (9.40%) Confluence
3 185 (7.21%) Tomcat
4 132 (5.15%) nginx
5 131 (5.11%) Apache Spark
6 128 (4.99%) WebSphere
7 127 (4.95%) JBoss
8 101 (3.94%) WebLogic
9 93 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
10 63 (2.46%) OpenStack
11 58 (2.26%) Apache Pig
12 55 (2.14%) IIS
13 50 (1.95%) Cloud Foundry
14 49 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 37 (1.44%) Apache Solr
15 37 (1.44%) CMS
16 31 (1.21%) Jetty
17 29 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 29 (1.13%) SAS
18 25 (0.97%) Mongrel
Applications
1 102 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 53 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (0.43%) SPSS
4 7 (0.27%) MS Office
4 7 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) HipChat
5 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.039%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.039%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.039%) MS Project
7 1 (0.039%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.039%) Stata
Business Applications
1 38 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 23 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
6 8 (0.31%) Magento
7 5 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (0.16%) Fredhopper
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.16%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.039%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.039%) OpenCart
11 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.039%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 490 (19.10%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (7.72%) PaaS
3 193 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 160 (6.24%) IaaS
5 146 (5.69%) SaaS
6 119 (4.64%) GitHub
7 61 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
8 40 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 40 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 30 (1.17%) Trello
10 29 (1.13%) Office 365
11 26 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (0.97%) Google App Engine
12 25 (0.97%) Slack
13 21 (0.82%) Amazon S3
13 21 (0.82%) Google Analytics
14 18 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 16 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
16 15 (0.58%) Amazon SQS
17 14 (0.55%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 292 (11.38%) HTTP
2 218 (8.50%) TCP/IP
3 163 (6.35%) SSL
4 83 (3.24%) DNS
5 76 (2.96%) Internet
6 56 (2.18%) Firewall
7 51 (1.99%) LDAP
8 44 (1.72%) DHCP
9 41 (1.60%) VPN
10 35 (1.36%) Kerberos
11 33 (1.29%) LAN
11 33 (1.29%) WAN
12 31 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
13 30 (1.17%) FTP
14 29 (1.13%) IPsec
15 28 (1.09%) Network Security
16 22 (0.86%) SAN
16 22 (0.86%) VoIP
17 21 (0.82%) SSH
18 14 (0.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (16.92%) MongoDB
2 360 (14.04%) NoSQL
3 278 (10.84%) Big Data
4 270 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
5 235 (9.16%) Relational Database
6 233 (9.08%) MySQL
7 215 (8.38%) Hadoop
8 155 (6.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 105 (4.09%) SQL Server
10 89 (3.47%) Apache Hive
11 65 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
12 63 (2.46%) Redis
13 58 (2.26%) HBase
14 57 (2.22%) Oracle Database
15 43 (1.68%) RDBMS
16 30 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
17 29 (1.13%) DB2
18 25 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
19 24 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
20 23 (0.90%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 693 (27.02%) Jenkins
2 563 (21.95%) Git (software)
3 329 (12.83%) JIRA
4 220 (8.58%) Selenium
5 206 (8.03%) Subversion
6 200 (7.80%) Cucumber
7 173 (6.74%) JUnit
8 157 (6.12%) Maven
9 104 (4.05%) Gradle
10 84 (3.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 69 (2.69%) Ant
11 69 (2.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 68 (2.65%) IntelliJ
13 57 (2.22%) TeamCity
14 55 (2.14%) gulp
15 53 (2.07%) Travis CI
16 52 (2.03%) WebDriver
17 50 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
18 49 (1.91%) Vagrant
19 46 (1.79%) Eclipse
General
1 339 (13.22%) Finance
2 161 (6.28%) Banking
3 69 (2.69%) Marketing
4 61 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 45 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 43 (1.68%) Electronics
6 43 (1.68%) Retail
7 42 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.05%) Legal
9 21 (0.82%) Front Office
10 18 (0.70%) Advertising
10 18 (0.70%) Games
11 12 (0.47%) Publishing
12 9 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.31%) Billing
14 4 (0.16%) Automotive
14 4 (0.16%) Back Office
14 4 (0.16%) Law
15 3 (0.12%) Military
16 2 (0.078%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 934 (36.41%) Developer
2 394 (15.36%) Architect
3 364 (14.19%) Java Developer
4 291 (11.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 142 (5.54%) Analyst
6 138 (5.38%) Scala Developer
7 130 (5.07%) Technical Architect
8 110 (4.29%) JavaScript Developer
9 100 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 87 (3.39%) Software Engineer
11 80 (3.12%) Linux Engineer
12 74 (2.88%) Business Analyst
13 66 (2.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 64 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
15 62 (2.42%) Agile Developer
16 61 (2.38%) Tester
17 60 (2.34%) Consultant
17 60 (2.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 60 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
18 59 (2.30%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (17.82%) HTML
2 451 (17.58%) Web Services
3 419 (16.34%) REST
4 395 (15.40%) CSS
5 375 (14.62%) Spring
6 291 (11.35%) JSON
7 279 (10.88%) RESTful
8 270 (10.53%) HTML5
9 250 (9.75%) AngularJS
10 247 (9.63%) Node.js
11 230 (8.97%) XML
12 219 (8.54%) .NET
13 203 (7.91%) CSS3
14 171 (6.67%) Play Framework
15 156 (6.08%) J2EE
16 137 (5.34%) SOAP
17 135 (5.26%) Hibernate
18 133 (5.19%) Django
19 111 (4.33%) Ruby on Rails
20 110 (4.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 174 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (6.74%) User Experience
3 107 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 48 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 47 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 40 (1.56%) Algorithms
7 37 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 36 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 27 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
10 26 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 25 (0.97%) Public Cloud
11 25 (0.97%) Social Media
12 22 (0.86%) Data Centre
12 22 (0.86%) RIA
12 22 (0.86%) Tandem
13 19 (0.74%) NHS
14 18 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 17 (0.66%) Private Cloud
16 16 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 888 (34.62%) Linux
2 350 (13.65%) Unix
3 295 (11.50%) Windows
4 181 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (2.92%) AIX
6 70 (2.73%) Windows Server
7 54 (2.11%) CentOS
8 49 (1.91%) Ubuntu
9 47 (1.83%) Android
10 45 (1.75%) Windows XP
11 40 (1.56%) Windows 2000
12 29 (1.13%) Apple iOS
13 27 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (0.78%) Solaris
15 17 (0.66%) CoreOS
15 17 (0.66%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (0.62%) Debian
17 15 (0.58%) Windows 10
18 12 (0.47%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1497 (58.36%) Agile Software Development
2 770 (30.02%) DevOps
3 621 (24.21%) Continuous Integration
4 489 (19.06%) TDD
5 471 (18.36%) Scrum
6 445 (17.35%) Configuration Management
7 312 (12.16%) Microservices
8 268 (10.45%) BDD
9 256 (9.98%) Continuous Delivery
10 230 (8.97%) Software Engineering
11 215 (8.38%) OO
12 211 (8.23%) High Availability
13 199 (7.76%) Kanban
14 185 (7.21%) Automated Testing
15 155 (6.04%) ITIL
16 154 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 148 (5.77%) Analytics
17 148 (5.77%) Mentoring
18 142 (5.54%) SOA
19 140 (5.46%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1222 (47.64%) Java
2 678 (26.43%) Python
3 531 (20.70%) JavaScript
4 402 (15.67%) Ruby
5 355 (13.84%) SQL
6 349 (13.61%) Scala
7 173 (6.74%) C#
8 167 (6.51%) Perl
9 154 (6.00%) Bash Shell
10 114 (4.44%) PHP
11 105 (4.09%) C
12 100 (3.90%) Groovy
13 88 (3.43%) PowerShell
13 88 (3.43%) Shell Script
14 69 (2.69%) Go
15 62 (2.42%) R
16 59 (2.30%) C++
17 18 (0.70%) Haskell
17 18 (0.70%) XAML
18 16 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 399 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 296 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 174 (6.78%) Degree
4 62 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 37 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 24 (0.94%) CISSP
7 23 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 20 (0.78%) ISEB
9 17 (0.66%) CESG Certified Professional
9 17 (0.66%) PhD
10 13 (0.51%) SANS
11 11 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.43%) SSCP
12 9 (0.35%) RHCA
12 9 (0.35%) RHCE
13 7 (0.27%) CCNA
13 7 (0.27%) CISA
13 7 (0.27%) CISM
13 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.27%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (6.67%) QA
2 61 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 38 (1.48%) SLA
4 14 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.35%) SDET
6 6 (0.23%) WCAG
7 5 (0.19%) RMADS
8 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.12%) FedRAMP
9 3 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.078%) GCP
10 2 (0.078%) HL7
10 2 (0.078%) MiFID
11 1 (0.039%) CDISC
11 1 (0.039%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.039%) EMIR
11 1 (0.039%) SAS 70
System Software
1 341 (13.29%) Docker
2 86 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.73%) Active Directory
4 35 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (1.33%) HDFS
5 34 (1.33%) Xen
6 21 (0.82%) vCloud
7 17 (0.66%) Apache Flume
7 17 (0.66%) Snort
8 16 (0.62%) KVM
9 12 (0.47%) LXC
9 12 (0.47%) NFS
10 11 (0.43%) Hyper-V
10 11 (0.43%) XenServer
11 10 (0.39%) Samba
12 9 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (0.31%) vSphere
14 7 (0.27%) Squid
14 7 (0.27%) VMware ESX
15 6 (0.23%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 467 (18.21%) Puppet
2 334 (13.02%) Ansible
3 280 (10.92%) Opscode Chef
4 78 (3.04%) Kubernetes
5 74 (2.88%) Terraform
6 73 (2.85%) Salt
7 71 (2.77%) Kibana
8 62 (2.42%) logstash
9 54 (2.11%) Nagios
10 43 (1.68%) Hadoop YARN
11 37 (1.44%) Grafana
11 37 (1.44%) Graphite
12 23 (0.90%) Dollar Universe
13 20 (0.78%) Mesos
14 17 (0.66%) SCCM
15 15 (0.58%) Consul
16 14 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
17 13 (0.51%) QRadar
18 12 (0.47%) Oozie
18 12 (0.47%) SELinux
Vendors
1 278 (10.84%) Oracle
2 203 (7.91%) Microsoft
3 160 (6.24%) Google
3 160 (6.24%) Red Hat
4 128 (4.99%) VMware
5 101 (3.94%) IBM
6 73 (2.85%) Atlassian
7 58 (2.26%) Splunk
8 52 (2.03%) SAP
9 39 (1.52%) Adobe
10 34 (1.33%) Cisco
10 34 (1.33%) Cloudera
10 34 (1.33%) TIBCO
11 33 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 32 (1.25%) HP
12 32 (1.25%) Rackspace
13 30 (1.17%) Hortonworks
14 28 (1.09%) MuleSoft
15 25 (0.97%) Citrix
15 25 (0.97%) SaltStack
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
UK
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable - outside of IR35
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
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London
AMS contingency
Posted: Yesterday
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
The Bridge Ltd
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London
IntaPeople
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Isleworth, Middlesex
PCR
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £500 - £635 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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