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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 82 112 120
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +8
Contract jobs citing Open Source 41 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.64% 0.84% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.34% 3.13% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 11
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£360 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
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
768 703 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.67% 26.85% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 369 280
Average daily rate £388 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 33
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 20 £350 +7.69% 12
Maidenhead +9 12 - - 1
Slough -8 3 £312 +4.08% 4
Newbury - 1 £425 - 1
Ascot - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (42.47%) Linux
3 28 (38.36%) Java
4 24 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (30.14%) Scrum
6 21 (28.77%) JavaScript
6 21 (28.77%) HTML
7 19 (26.03%) Apache
8 18 (24.66%) XML
8 18 (24.66%) TDD
9 17 (23.29%) PHP
9 17 (23.29%) Jenkins
10 16 (21.92%) CSS
10 16 (21.92%) Drupal
10 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
11 14 (19.18%) Web Services
12 13 (17.81%) LAMP
12 13 (17.81%) REST
13 12 (16.44%) Groovy
13 12 (16.44%) Pair Programming
13 12 (16.44%) SOA
13 12 (16.44%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (16.44%) DevOps
14 11 (15.07%) MySQL
14 11 (15.07%) Bash Shell
14 11 (15.07%) Puppet
15 10 (13.70%) Bitbucket
15 10 (13.70%) Scala
15 10 (13.70%) RESTful
15 10 (13.70%) SOAP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 19 (26.03%) Apache
2 16 (21.92%) Drupal
3 9 (12.33%) CMS
4 4 (5.48%) Alfresco
4 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
4 4 (5.48%) Liferay
4 4 (5.48%) Confluence
4 4 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.11%) LiveCycle
6 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.74%) IIS
6 2 (2.74%) JBoss
6 2 (2.74%) WordPress
7 1 (1.37%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.37%) nginx
7 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.37%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) SaaS
2 3 (4.11%) GitHub
3 1 (1.37%) PaaS
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) Internet
3 2 (2.74%) FTP
3 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.74%) DNS
3 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.74%) SSL
3 2 (2.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) MySQL
2 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) MongoDB
3 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.37%) MS Access
7 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Jenkins
2 16 (21.92%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.70%) Bitbucket
4 9 (12.33%) Subversion
5 8 (10.96%) JIRA
6 7 (9.59%) Eclipse
6 7 (9.59%) Gradle
7 6 (8.22%) JUnit
7 6 (8.22%) Selenium
8 5 (6.85%) Grunt
9 4 (5.48%) Mercurial
9 4 (5.48%) JBehave
9 4 (5.48%) Maven
10 3 (4.11%) IntelliJ
10 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (4.11%) Ant
10 3 (4.11%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (1.37%) WinRunner
11 1 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Marketing
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.74%) Electronics
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Developer
2 18 (24.66%) Java Developer
3 10 (13.70%) Senior Developer
4 9 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (10.96%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Architect
7 6 (8.22%) Front-End Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Agile Java Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Server Specialist
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.48%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (4.11%) Digital Project Manager
10 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.77%) HTML
2 18 (24.66%) XML
3 16 (21.92%) CSS
4 14 (19.18%) Web Services
5 13 (17.81%) REST
5 13 (17.81%) LAMP
6 10 (13.70%) SOAP
6 10 (13.70%) RESTful
7 9 (12.33%) XHTML
8 8 (10.96%) .NET
8 8 (10.96%) J2EE
8 8 (10.96%) jQuery
9 7 (9.59%) HTML5
9 7 (9.59%) JSON
10 6 (8.22%) Spring
10 6 (8.22%) CSS3
10 6 (8.22%) JMS
10 6 (8.22%) Sass
11 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
11 5 (6.85%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) User Experience
2 5 (6.85%) GIS
3 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.74%) DTV
5 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.37%) FMCG
5 1 (1.37%) Social Media
5 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (42.47%) Linux
2 7 (9.59%) UNIX
2 7 (9.59%) AIX
2 7 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.22%) Android
4 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.11%) Solaris
5 3 (4.11%) Windows
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (63.01%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (30.14%) Scrum
4 18 (24.66%) TDD
5 12 (16.44%) Pair Programming
5 12 (16.44%) SOA
5 12 (16.44%) DevOps
6 10 (13.70%) Performance Analysis
6 10 (13.70%) ITIL
6 10 (13.70%) Identity Management
7 8 (10.96%) OO
7 8 (10.96%) Analytics
8 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.22%) OOP
9 6 (8.22%) MVC
9 6 (8.22%) User Stories
9 6 (8.22%) Product Management
10 5 (6.85%) Waterfall
11 4 (5.48%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) Java
2 21 (28.77%) JavaScript
3 17 (23.29%) PHP
4 12 (16.44%) Groovy
5 11 (15.07%) Bash Shell
6 10 (13.70%) Scala
7 9 (12.33%) SQL
8 5 (6.85%) C#
9 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.48%) Python
9 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
10 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.74%) Ruby
12 1 (1.37%) PHP5
12 1 (1.37%) PHP4
12 1 (1.37%) C
12 1 (1.37%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.37%) C++
12 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) KVM
2 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (16.44%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (15.07%) Puppet
3 10 (13.70%) Vagrant
4 5 (6.85%) Cobbler
4 5 (6.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.37%) Nagios
5 1 (1.37%) Cacti
5 1 (1.37%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 7 (9.59%) Brocade
2 6 (8.22%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) Adobe
3 5 (6.85%) IBM
4 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.11%) SAP
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.11%) GigaSpaces
6 1 (1.37%) Akamai
6 1 (1.37%) Percona
6 1 (1.37%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.37%) VMware
6 1 (1.37%) HP