The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 36 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.46% 1.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £575 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.47% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £32.10 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-19.00% -54.78%
Open Source
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
286 286 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.38% 81.48% 90.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 185 319
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bedford - 1 £350 -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Selenium
2 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Xamarin
4 1 (16.67%) WSO2
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
4 1 (16.67%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) Mule
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) AOP
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (16.67%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (16.67%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Architect
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
3 1 (16.67%) SOA Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Automation Testing
1 5 (83.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) AOP
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Process Management
3 1 (16.67%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (16.67%) WSO2