The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Bedfordshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 49 28 43
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +15
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.21% 1.34% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.06% 6.12% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£575 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £360 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.45% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +27.38%
Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
94 49 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.34% 21.88% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 26 29
Average daily rate £425 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £240 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £549 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Open Source
East of England

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 Miscellaneous 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 23 July 2014. 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
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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 -15 1 £575 -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) B2B
1 1 (50.00%) B2C
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) BPR
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
1 1 (50.00%) IaaS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) B2B
1 1 (50.00%) B2C
1 1 (50.00%) BPR
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP