The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 97 89 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +30
Contract jobs citing Open Source 26 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 1.40% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.91% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 13
Average daily rate £425 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-33.80% +80.89%
Open Source
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1992 1941 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.39% 73.33% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1061 988 1018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 36 58
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 23 £425 +1.19% 7
Newbury - 2 £375 - 1
Bracknell -17 1 £300 - 1
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (30.19%) Oracle
1 16 (30.19%) Linux
1 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database
5 10 (18.87%) Unix
6 9 (16.98%) VMware
6 9 (16.98%) TOGAF
6 9 (16.98%) DevOps
7 8 (15.09%) GIS
8 7 (13.21%) Migration
8 7 (13.21%) SQL
8 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
9 6 (11.32%) OpenStack
9 6 (11.32%) Big Data
9 6 (11.32%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (11.32%) Public Cloud
9 6 (11.32%) Adobe
9 6 (11.32%) Internet
9 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (11.32%) IBM
10 5 (9.43%) Java
10 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
10 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
10 5 (9.43%) OO
10 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (11.32%) Cloud Foundry
1 6 (11.32%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (7.55%) Apache
2 4 (7.55%) CMS
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Spatial
2 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.77%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.89%) Drupal
4 1 (1.89%) Node.js
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Internet
2 3 (5.66%) Firewall
2 3 (5.66%) LAN
2 3 (5.66%) WAN
3 1 (1.89%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database
3 8 (15.09%) GIS
4 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (13.21%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (11.32%) Big Data
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.77%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (3.77%) Datazen
8 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
8 2 (3.77%) MySQL
8 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.77%) Ant
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (3.77%) Maven
2 2 (3.77%) Subversion
3 1 (1.89%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Selenium
3 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (3.77%) Electronics
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
1 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Billing
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
2 1 (1.89%) Publishing
2 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Architect
1 10 (18.87%) DBA
2 9 (16.98%) Consultant
2 9 (16.98%) Oracle DBA
3 8 (15.09%) GIS Consultant
3 8 (15.09%) PostgreSQL DBA
4 7 (13.21%) Developer
5 6 (11.32%) PostgreSQL Specialist
6 5 (9.43%) Oracle Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Business Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) CSS
1 4 (7.55%) HTML
1 4 (7.55%) XML
2 3 (5.66%) HTML5
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.77%) ADO
3 2 (3.77%) ADO.NET
3 2 (3.77%) Apache Flex
3 2 (3.77%) Autofac
3 2 (3.77%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (3.77%) Dojo
3 2 (3.77%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.77%) JPA
3 2 (3.77%) jQuery
3 2 (3.77%) ODBC
3 2 (3.77%) REST
3 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
3 2 (3.77%) Spring Web Flow
3 2 (3.77%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Internet of Things
3 2 (3.77%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.89%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.89%) Life Science
4 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Linux
2 10 (18.87%) Unix
3 4 (7.55%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) Android
4 1 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.98%) DevOps
2 9 (16.98%) TOGAF
3 7 (13.21%) Migration
4 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.43%) Data Management
5 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.43%) OO
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
5 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
5 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (9.43%) Scrum
6 4 (7.55%) MVC
6 4 (7.55%) OOD
7 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.66%) Content Management
7 3 (5.66%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) Product Management
7 3 (5.66%) UML
7 3 (5.66%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) Java
2 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.55%) Python
4 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.77%) C
5 2 (3.77%) C#
5 2 (3.77%) C++
5 2 (3.77%) PHP
5 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.89%) R
6 1 (1.89%) Scala
6 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.43%) Degree
3 4 (7.55%) MCSD
3 4 (7.55%) MCSE
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Ansible
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Oracle
2 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.98%) VMware
4 6 (11.32%) Adobe
4 6 (11.32%) IBM
5 2 (3.77%) Remedy
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Zend