The 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 29 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank - 31 44
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.15% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 5.26% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
80 57 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.53% 21.76% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 26 42
Average daily rate £425 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £380 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -26.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) BPR
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (100.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) IaaS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
1 1 (100.00%) BPR
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP