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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 43 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.31% 0.51% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.62% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.90 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-24.81% -43.80%
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
280 323 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.63% 83.03% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 224 214
Average daily rate £475 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £638 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 11
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 1 - - 1
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source.

1 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (83.33%) Data Architecture
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (66.67%) Middleware
3 4 (66.67%) Java
4 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) SaaS
5 1 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) WSO2
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
5 1 (16.67%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) People Management
5 1 (16.67%) Microservices
5 1 (16.67%) API Design
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) Mule
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) AOP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (16.67%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) SaaS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Architect
2 5 (83.33%) Integration Architect
2 5 (83.33%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (66.67%) Data Architect
3 4 (66.67%) Data Integration Architect
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Architect
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Technical Architect
4 1 (16.67%) SOA Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Camel
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (83.33%) Data Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) AOP
4 1 (16.67%) API Design
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) People Management
4 1 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) WSO2