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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 116 99 103
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 14 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.96% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.88% 3.59% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 11
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£350 £329 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -30.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
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
744 725 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.37% 26.87% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 342 218
Average daily rate £400 £364 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 34
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.73 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 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
Bracknell +1 3 £469 +108.33%
Maidenhead 0 2 £345 +53.33% 1
Reading -12 2 £425 +26.86% 6
Slough -7 1 - -
Thatcham - 1 £163 -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 27 (54.00%) Linux
2 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (28.00%) HTML
5 14 (28.00%) Java
6 12 (24.00%) PHP
6 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
7 9 (18.00%) Application Packaging
8 8 (16.00%) TDD
8 8 (16.00%) Subversion
8 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (16.00%) J2EE
8 8 (16.00%) CSS
8 8 (16.00%) Web Services
9 7 (14.00%) Apache
10 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
10 6 (12.00%) Windows
10 6 (12.00%) Oracle
10 6 (12.00%) OO
10 6 (12.00%) JBoss
10 6 (12.00%) Project Management
10 6 (12.00%) JIRA
10 6 (12.00%) Finance
10 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
11 5 (10.00%) Drupal
11 5 (10.00%) jQuery
11 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.00%) Jenkins

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 7 (14.00%) Apache
2 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (12.00%) JBoss
3 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (10.00%) Drupal
4 4 (8.00%) Confluence
4 4 (8.00%) CMS
5 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.00%) Node.js
6 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.00%) GlassFish
7 1 (2.00%) Alfresco
7 1 (2.00%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
1 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (8.00%) SSL
2 3 (6.00%) SSH
3 2 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) SS7
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) PBX
4 1 (2.00%) VoIP
4 1 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (2.00%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) DB2
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Subversion
2 6 (12.00%) JIRA
2 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.00%) Mercurial
4 3 (6.00%) PHPUnit
5 2 (4.00%) Selenium
5 2 (4.00%) Maven
5 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.00%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.00%) Ant
6 1 (2.00%) JUnit
6 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.00%) Hudson
6 1 (2.00%) Gradle
6 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.00%) BitKeeper
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Developer
2 6 (12.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Applications Packager
3 5 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Digital Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.00%) GIS Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Junior PHP Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
6 2 (4.00%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) HTML
2 9 (18.00%) Application Packaging
3 8 (16.00%) J2EE
3 8 (16.00%) CSS
3 8 (16.00%) Web Services
4 5 (10.00%) jQuery
5 4 (8.00%) HTML5
5 4 (8.00%) SOAP
5 4 (8.00%) Middleware
6 3 (6.00%) Spring
6 3 (6.00%) Ajax
6 3 (6.00%) XML
6 3 (6.00%) CSS3
6 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.00%) RESTful
7 2 (4.00%) PostGIS
7 2 (4.00%) Laravel
7 2 (4.00%) Yii
7 2 (4.00%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (4.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) PKI
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.00%) GIS
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (2.00%) BeagleBone
3 1 (2.00%) FMCG
3 1 (2.00%) EFT
3 1 (2.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) UNIX
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.00%) TDD
3 6 (12.00%) OO
3 6 (12.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) Scrum
4 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 5 (10.00%) Analytics
4 5 (10.00%) User Stories
5 4 (8.00%) BDD
5 4 (8.00%) SEO
6 3 (6.00%) Migration
6 3 (6.00%) Release Management
6 3 (6.00%) Kanban
6 3 (6.00%) MVC
6 3 (6.00%) OO PHP
6 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.00%) DevOps
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) Java
2 12 (24.00%) PHP
3 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) C++
5 4 (8.00%) SQL
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby
7 2 (4.00%) Erlang
7 2 (4.00%) Groovy
7 2 (4.00%) C
7 2 (4.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) vSphere
1 1 (2.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Adobe
3 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Huawei
5 1 (2.00%) GigaSpaces
5 1 (2.00%) Zend