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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 97 113 120
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 28 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.08% 0.67% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 2.32% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 8
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£400 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £358 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £41.25 £67.50
% change year-on-year
+37.57% -38.88%
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
785 733 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.20% 29.05% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 392 246
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 39
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £38.50 £48.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +24 13 £400 +45.45% 10
Maidenhead +4 7 - -
Slough -12 2 £333 +11.00%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Newbury - 1 £425 - 2
Ascot - - - -
Windsor - - - - 3
Wokingham - - - -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (51.52%) Linux
3 27 (40.91%) Java
4 23 (34.85%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (31.82%) Scrum
6 19 (28.79%) HTML
6 19 (28.79%) Apache
7 18 (27.27%) XML
7 18 (27.27%) TDD
8 17 (25.76%) PHP
8 17 (25.76%) Git (software)
9 16 (24.24%) Drupal
9 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
10 15 (22.73%) Jenkins
11 14 (21.21%) CSS
12 13 (19.70%) LAMP
13 12 (18.18%) Pair Programming
13 12 (18.18%) REST
13 12 (18.18%) Groovy
14 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
14 11 (16.67%) SOA
14 11 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (16.67%) DevOps
15 10 (15.15%) KVM
15 10 (15.15%) Performance Analysis
15 10 (15.15%) ITIL
15 10 (15.15%) SOAP
15 10 (15.15%) MySQL
15 10 (15.15%) Identity Management
15 10 (15.15%) ITIL Certification

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (28.79%) Apache
2 16 (24.24%) Drupal
3 8 (12.12%) CMS
4 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.06%) Liferay
4 4 (6.06%) Confluence
4 4 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.55%) LiveCycle
5 3 (4.55%) Alfresco
6 2 (3.03%) WordPress
6 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.03%) IIS
7 1 (1.52%) JBoss
7 1 (1.52%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.52%) nginx
7 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.52%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) SaaS
2 3 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (1.52%) PaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) HTTP
2 3 (4.55%) Internet
3 2 (3.03%) FTP
3 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 2 (3.03%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.03%) SSL
3 2 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) MySQL
2 8 (12.12%) MongoDB
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.52%) MS Access
6 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (25.76%) Git (software)
2 15 (22.73%) Jenkins
3 10 (15.15%) Bitbucket
3 10 (15.15%) Subversion
4 8 (12.12%) JIRA
5 7 (10.61%) Eclipse
5 7 (10.61%) Gradle
6 6 (9.09%) JUnit
7 4 (6.06%) Maven
7 4 (6.06%) Mercurial
7 4 (6.06%) JBehave
7 4 (6.06%) Selenium
7 4 (6.06%) Grunt
8 3 (4.55%) Ant
8 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (4.55%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
1 6 (9.09%) Marketing
2 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Server Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.03%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) HTML
2 18 (27.27%) XML
3 14 (21.21%) CSS
4 13 (19.70%) LAMP
5 12 (18.18%) REST
6 10 (15.15%) SOAP
7 9 (13.64%) RESTful
7 9 (13.64%) Web Services
8 8 (12.12%) J2EE
8 8 (12.12%) XHTML
9 7 (10.61%) .NET
9 7 (10.61%) jQuery
10 6 (9.09%) HTML5
10 6 (9.09%) JMS
11 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
11 5 (7.58%) Struts
11 5 (7.58%) JSON
11 5 (7.58%) Spring
11 5 (7.58%) CSS3
11 5 (7.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) User Experience
2 3 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.03%) DTV
3 2 (3.03%) GIS
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) FMCG
4 1 (1.52%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 34 (51.52%) Linux
2 7 (10.61%) UNIX
2 7 (10.61%) AIX
2 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (9.09%) Android
4 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) Solaris
5 3 (4.55%) Windows
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.52%) CentOS
7 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (31.82%) Scrum
4 18 (27.27%) TDD
5 12 (18.18%) Pair Programming
6 11 (16.67%) SOA
6 11 (16.67%) DevOps
7 10 (15.15%) Performance Analysis
7 10 (15.15%) ITIL
7 10 (15.15%) Identity Management
8 9 (13.64%) Analytics
9 8 (12.12%) OO
10 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
11 6 (9.09%) OOP
11 6 (9.09%) Product Management
12 5 (7.58%) MVC
13 4 (6.06%) SEO
13 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
13 4 (6.06%) Mentoring
13 4 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) Java
2 17 (25.76%) PHP
3 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
4 12 (18.18%) Groovy
5 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 10 (15.15%) Scala
7 7 (10.61%) SQL
8 5 (7.58%) Python
9 4 (6.06%) Shell Script
9 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.55%) C#
11 2 (3.03%) C++
11 2 (3.03%) Ruby
11 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.52%) C
12 1 (1.52%) PHP5
12 1 (1.52%) PHP4
12 1 (1.52%) Perl
12 1 (1.52%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) KVM
2 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (15.15%) Vagrant
2 10 (15.15%) Puppet
3 5 (7.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (7.58%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.52%) Nagios
4 1 (1.52%) Cacti
4 1 (1.52%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 7 (10.61%) Brocade
2 6 (9.09%) Adobe
3 5 (7.58%) Oracle
3 5 (7.58%) IBM
4 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.55%) SAP
5 3 (4.55%) GigaSpaces
5 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Akamai
6 1 (1.52%) Percona
6 1 (1.52%) Rackspace