The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OSGi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSGi over the 3 months to 27 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.

OSGi
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 626 601
Rank change year-on-year +33 -25  
Contract jobs citing OSGi 17 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.052% 0.074%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 23
Median daily rate £400 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £450 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -9.09% -  

OSGi is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15079 15377 15197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 28.48% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10419 10829 10153
Median daily rate £430 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 188 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

OSGi
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OSGi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for OSGi in the UK

OSGi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSGi in the UK

OSGi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSGi in the UK

OSGi
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSGi within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +7 12 £420 -16.00% 7
North West - 7 £450 - 1
Manchester - 6 - - 1
Scotland - 5 £400 - 2
South East +16 3 £390 -
Berkshire - 3 £390 -
Stockport - 3 - - 1
London -19 2 - - 2
Aberdeenshire - 2 £400 - 2
Reading - 2 - -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Moray - 1 £488 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OSGi 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 OSGi.

1 46 (77.97%) Java
2 36 (61.02%) J2EE
3 35 (59.32%) JavaScript
4 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (50.85%) HTML
6 25 (42.37%) SOAP
7 24 (40.68%) Apache Camel
8 23 (38.98%) REST
8 23 (38.98%) Maven
9 20 (33.90%) SQL
10 19 (32.20%) CSS
10 19 (32.20%) Linux
10 19 (32.20%) JBoss
11 17 (28.81%) Scrum
11 17 (28.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 16 (27.12%) Jenkins
12 16 (27.12%) SOA
12 16 (27.12%) Adobe
12 16 (27.12%) Apache
12 16 (27.12%) JIRA
13 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
13 15 (25.42%) Web Services
13 15 (25.42%) XML
13 15 (25.42%) AngularJS
14 14 (23.73%) Microservices
14 14 (23.73%) OO
15 13 (22.03%) Java EE
16 12 (20.34%) Pair Programming
16 12 (20.34%) Apache CXF
16 12 (20.34%) Eclipse

OSGi
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 19 (32.20%) JBoss
2 17 (28.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 16 (27.12%) Apache
4 7 (11.86%) WebSphere
4 7 (11.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (10.17%) CMS
6 4 (6.78%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (5.08%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.69%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.69%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Sage X3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.78%) DB2
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.39%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.69%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.69%) Big Data
5 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.69%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 23 (38.98%) Maven
2 16 (27.12%) Jenkins
2 16 (27.12%) JIRA
3 15 (25.42%) Git (software)
4 12 (20.34%) Eclipse
5 11 (18.64%) Cucumber
6 10 (16.95%) Gradle
7 7 (11.86%) Subversion
8 6 (10.17%) JUnit
9 4 (6.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (6.78%) Rational Application Developer
10 2 (3.39%) AccuRev
10 2 (3.39%) Ant
10 2 (3.39%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (3.39%) Selenium
10 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Automotive
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
2 2 (3.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (83.05%) Developer
2 30 (50.85%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (11.86%) Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Java Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Java Technical Architect
7 3 (5.08%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Angular Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Agile Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Integration Developer
9 1 (1.69%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Java Scala Developer
9 1 (1.69%) JavaScript Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Agile Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (61.02%) J2EE
2 30 (50.85%) HTML
3 25 (42.37%) SOAP
4 24 (40.68%) Apache Camel
5 23 (38.98%) REST
6 19 (32.20%) CSS
7 15 (25.42%) AngularJS
7 15 (25.42%) Web Services
7 15 (25.42%) XML
8 13 (22.03%) Java EE
9 12 (20.34%) Apache CXF
9 12 (20.34%) Gherkin
9 12 (20.34%) JDBC
9 12 (20.34%) JMS
10 11 (18.64%) SAML
11 9 (15.25%) Ehcache
11 9 (15.25%) Play Framework
12 8 (13.56%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (13.56%) HTML5
12 8 (13.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.08%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.69%) DataPower
4 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Windows
3 2 (3.39%) Solaris
3 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) Scrum
3 16 (27.12%) SOA
4 14 (23.73%) Microservices
4 14 (23.73%) OO
5 12 (20.34%) MVC
5 12 (20.34%) Pair Programming
6 9 (15.25%) Front End Development
6 9 (15.25%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (15.25%) Web Design
7 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.17%) OOP
9 5 (8.47%) TDD
9 5 (8.47%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Web Application Development
10 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.78%) OOD
10 4 (6.78%) RAD
10 4 (6.78%) UML
10 4 (6.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 46 (77.97%) Java
2 35 (59.32%) JavaScript
3 20 (33.90%) SQL
4 11 (18.64%) Scala
5 1 (1.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Adobe
2 6 (10.17%) IBM
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.78%) Splunk
4 1 (1.69%) Apigee
4 1 (1.69%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (1.69%) Mashery
4 1 (1.69%) Sage
4 1 (1.69%) Talend
4 1 (1.69%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) WSO2
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