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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 82 102 117
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +15
Contract jobs citing Open Source 38 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.54% 1.07% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.05% 5.09% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 10
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£350 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
539 530 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.89% 20.91% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 266 249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 23
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -51.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.68 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £38.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +13 19 £350 -12.50% 3
Slough +7 9 £296 -9.00% 1
Maidenhead +4 8 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (39.06%) JavaScript
2 22 (34.38%) HTML
3 21 (32.81%) Linux
4 20 (31.25%) Java
5 17 (26.56%) CSS
5 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (23.44%) HTML5
7 15 (23.44%) CMS
8 14 (21.88%) Scrum
8 14 (21.88%) jQuery
9 13 (20.31%) CSS3
10 12 (18.75%) Web Services
10 12 (18.75%) XHTML
11 11 (17.19%) TDD
11 11 (17.19%) JSON
11 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
12 10 (15.63%) Drupal
12 10 (15.63%) Groovy
12 10 (15.63%) Git (software)
12 10 (15.63%) Pair Programming
12 10 (15.63%) PHP
12 10 (15.63%) MySQL
13 9 (14.06%) XML
13 9 (14.06%) SOAP
13 9 (14.06%) SOA
13 9 (14.06%) Scala
13 9 (14.06%) RESTful
13 9 (14.06%) Grunt
13 9 (14.06%) Sass

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (23.44%) CMS
2 10 (15.63%) Drupal
3 8 (12.50%) Apache
4 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.69%) Confluence
4 3 (4.69%) Liferay
4 3 (4.69%) Alfresco
5 2 (3.13%) WordPress
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.56%) nginx
6 1 (1.56%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) SaaS
2 3 (4.69%) GitHub
3 1 (1.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) MySQL
2 6 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.13%) Pentaho
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.56%) MS Access
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Jenkins
2 10 (15.63%) Git (software)
3 9 (14.06%) Grunt
4 8 (12.50%) Subversion
5 7 (10.94%) Selenium
6 6 (9.38%) JIRA
6 6 (9.38%) Gradle
6 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
7 4 (6.25%) Mercurial
7 4 (6.25%) JBehave
7 4 (6.25%) Bitbucket
7 4 (6.25%) JUnit
7 4 (6.25%) Maven
8 3 (4.69%) Ant
9 2 (3.13%) Ranorex
9 2 (3.13%) WinRunner
9 2 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (3.13%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Marketing
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Games
3 1 (1.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (57.81%) Developer
2 14 (21.88%) Senior Developer
2 14 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 13 (20.31%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (18.75%) Front-End Developer
5 9 (14.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 9 (14.06%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Server Specialist
6 5 (7.81%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.69%) PHP Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Digital Project Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.38%) HTML
2 17 (26.56%) CSS
3 15 (23.44%) HTML5
4 14 (21.88%) jQuery
5 13 (20.31%) CSS3
6 12 (18.75%) Web Services
6 12 (18.75%) XHTML
7 11 (17.19%) JSON
8 9 (14.06%) XML
8 9 (14.06%) SOAP
8 9 (14.06%) RESTful
8 9 (14.06%) Sass
9 5 (7.81%) LAMP
9 5 (7.81%) Spring
9 5 (7.81%) REST
10 4 (6.25%) CCXML
10 4 (6.25%) Struts
10 4 (6.25%) J2EE
10 4 (6.25%) JMS
10 4 (6.25%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) GIS
2 3 (4.69%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.56%) DTV
4 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Linux
2 7 (10.94%) AIX
3 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Android
4 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.69%) UNIX
6 2 (3.13%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) Windows
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.56%) CentOS
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (21.88%) Scrum
4 11 (17.19%) TDD
5 10 (15.63%) Pair Programming
6 9 (14.06%) SOA
7 7 (10.94%) Analytics
8 6 (9.38%) User Stories
8 6 (9.38%) DevOps
8 6 (9.38%) OO
9 5 (7.81%) MVC
9 5 (7.81%) Project Management
10 4 (6.25%) Product Management
10 4 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (6.25%) ITIL
10 4 (6.25%) OOP
10 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 4 (6.25%) Identity Management
11 3 (4.69%) Migration
11 3 (4.69%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.06%) JavaScript
2 20 (31.25%) Java
3 10 (15.63%) Groovy
3 10 (15.63%) PHP
4 9 (14.06%) Scala
5 5 (7.81%) SQL
5 5 (7.81%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.69%) Python
7 3 (4.69%) C#
8 2 (3.13%) Ruby
9 1 (1.56%) C++
9 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (1.56%) C
9 1 (1.56%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.56%) PHP5
9 1 (1.56%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (7.81%) Cobbler
2 5 (7.81%) Puppet
3 4 (6.25%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.56%) Nagios
4 1 (1.56%) CFEngine
4 1 (1.56%) Cacti
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) Brocade
2 5 (7.81%) IBM
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 2 (3.13%) GigaSpaces
4 2 (3.13%) SAP
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe
4 2 (3.13%) JBoss
4 2 (3.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.56%) Akamai
5 1 (1.56%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.56%) Percona
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter
5 1 (1.56%) Rackspace