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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 37 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.80% - 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% - 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£575 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
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
293 418 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 78.13% 88.37% 66.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 299 77
Average daily rate £425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.85% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015. 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 - 2 £575 -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (100.00%) Mule
1 3 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) WSO2
1 3 (100.00%) Data Transformation
1 3 (100.00%) Low Latency
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Camel
1 3 (100.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (66.67%) AOP
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Mule
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
1 3 (100.00%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Data Transformation
1 3 (100.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (66.67%) AOP
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (100.00%) WSO2