The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 81 122 104
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -18
Contract jobs citing Open Source 46 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.74% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.13% 1.52% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 5
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£433 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%
Open Source
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
751 787 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.39% 30.06% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 404 211
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 37 46
Average hourly rate £27.83 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £39.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Berkshire region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Berkshire region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 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
Reading +22 16 £425 +54.54% 6
Bracknell +11 15 - -
Slough -6 3 £388 +3.33%
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 44 (55.70%) Linux
2 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.85%) HTML
3 22 (27.85%) PHP
4 21 (26.58%) Java
4 21 (26.58%) Apache
4 21 (26.58%) Scrum
5 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (24.05%) Security Cleared
7 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
8 17 (21.52%) XML
9 16 (20.25%) CSS
9 16 (20.25%) Drupal
9 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
9 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
10 15 (18.99%) Jenkins
11 13 (16.46%) LAMP
11 13 (16.46%) TDD
11 13 (16.46%) DV Cleared
11 13 (16.46%) REST
12 11 (13.92%) Bash Shell
12 11 (13.92%) DevOps
13 10 (12.66%) ITIL
13 10 (12.66%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (12.66%) Identity Management
13 10 (12.66%) Subversion
13 10 (12.66%) Bitbucket
13 10 (12.66%) Vagrant
13 10 (12.66%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (12.66%) Performance Analysis

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 21 (26.58%) Apache
2 16 (20.25%) Drupal
3 8 (10.13%) CMS
4 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.06%) Liferay
5 4 (5.06%) Confluence
6 3 (3.80%) Alfresco
6 3 (3.80%) LiveCycle
6 3 (3.80%) JBoss
6 3 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.53%) IIS
7 2 (2.53%) WordPress
8 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.27%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.27%) Joomla!
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Magento
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) GitHub
2 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.06%) SSL
2 3 (3.80%) HTTP
2 3 (3.80%) Internet
3 2 (2.53%) FTP
3 2 (2.53%) Intranet
3 2 (2.53%) DNS
3 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.27%) PBX
4 1 (1.27%) VoIP
4 1 (1.27%) SSH
4 1 (1.27%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) MySQL
2 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (20.25%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.99%) Jenkins
3 10 (12.66%) Bitbucket
3 10 (12.66%) Subversion
4 8 (10.13%) JIRA
5 4 (5.06%) Grunt
5 4 (5.06%) Mercurial
6 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.80%) Gradle
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.80%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.53%) JUnit
8 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.27%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.27%) Selenium
8 1 (1.27%) BitKeeper
8 1 (1.27%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.27%) Hudson
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.27%) Electronics
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Developer
2 11 (13.92%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.39%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Applications Packager
5 6 (7.59%) Architect
5 6 (7.59%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Server Specialist
7 4 (5.06%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.80%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (3.80%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) HTML
2 17 (21.52%) XML
3 16 (20.25%) CSS
4 13 (16.46%) LAMP
4 13 (16.46%) REST
5 9 (11.39%) J2EE
6 8 (10.13%) Web Services
6 8 (10.13%) jQuery
7 7 (8.86%) Application Packaging
7 7 (8.86%) SOAP
7 7 (8.86%) XHTML
7 7 (8.86%) HTML5
8 6 (7.59%) .NET
9 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
9 5 (6.33%) Struts
9 5 (6.33%) RESTful
9 5 (6.33%) CSS3
9 5 (6.33%) Sass
9 5 (6.33%) JSON
10 4 (5.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) User Experience
2 2 (2.53%) GIS
2 2 (2.53%) PKI
3 1 (1.27%) FMCG
3 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.27%) EFT
3 1 (1.27%) DTV
3 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (55.70%) Linux
2 9 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (10.13%) UNIX
3 8 (10.13%) Windows
4 7 (8.86%) AIX
5 4 (5.06%) Solaris
5 4 (5.06%) Android
6 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (54.43%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.58%) Scrum
3 20 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (16.46%) TDD
5 11 (13.92%) DevOps
6 10 (12.66%) Performance Analysis
6 10 (12.66%) ITIL
6 10 (12.66%) Identity Management
7 9 (11.39%) Analytics
8 8 (10.13%) Pair Programming
8 8 (10.13%) Waterfall
9 7 (8.86%) Project Management
9 7 (8.86%) OO
9 7 (8.86%) SOA
9 7 (8.86%) User Stories
10 6 (7.59%) Product Management
10 6 (7.59%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.06%) OOP
11 4 (5.06%) MVC
11 4 (5.06%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) PHP
2 21 (26.58%) Java
3 18 (22.78%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.92%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.86%) Groovy
6 6 (7.59%) Python
6 6 (7.59%) SQL
6 6 (7.59%) Scala
7 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.06%) C++
8 3 (3.80%) C
8 3 (3.80%) C#
9 2 (2.53%) Erlang
9 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.27%) Ruby
10 1 (1.27%) PHP5
10 1 (1.27%) PHP4
10 1 (1.27%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 19 (24.05%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.46%) DV Cleared
4 10 (12.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.66%) KVM
2 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) Vagrant
1 10 (12.66%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (11.39%) Puppet
3 5 (6.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (6.33%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.27%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.27%) cPanel
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) Oracle
1 7 (8.86%) Brocade
2 6 (7.59%) Adobe
3 5 (6.33%) IBM
4 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.80%) GigaSpaces
6 2 (2.53%) SAP
7 1 (1.27%) Zend
7 1 (1.27%) Akamai
7 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.27%) Sun
7 1 (1.27%) HP
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