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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 35 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.72% 1.24% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.39% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £500 £575 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -8.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.46%

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
250 287 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 90.25% 89.13% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 197 266
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +111.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Umbraco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Management
2 2 (66.67%) Bower
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) 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 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Umbraco
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Bower
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Dependency Management
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft