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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 111 94 99
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 9 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 1.03% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 1.45% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 14
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£388 £335 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% -18.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £240 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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
1845 1796 1652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.01% 71.24% 68.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 878 677
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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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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
Maidenhead +2 2 £345 +53.33% 1
Reading -13 2 £425 +26.86% 8
Bracknell - 2 £538 -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 22 (50.00%) Linux
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) HTML
3 13 (29.55%) Java
3 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
4 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) DV Cleared
5 10 (22.73%) PHP
6 8 (18.18%) J2EE
6 8 (18.18%) CSS
6 8 (18.18%) Web Services
6 8 (18.18%) TDD
6 8 (18.18%) Application Packaging
7 6 (13.64%) Subversion
7 6 (13.64%) Finance
7 6 (13.64%) Windows
7 6 (13.64%) JBoss
7 6 (13.64%) Apache
7 6 (13.64%) Tomcat
7 6 (13.64%) Oracle
7 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
7 6 (13.64%) Project Management
8 5 (11.36%) Adobe
8 5 (11.36%) UNIX
8 5 (11.36%) OO
8 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
8 5 (11.36%) Pair Programming
8 5 (11.36%) JIRA
8 5 (11.36%) Drupal
8 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6 (13.64%) JBoss
1 6 (13.64%) Apache
1 6 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.36%) Drupal
2 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
3 4 (9.09%) CMS
3 4 (9.09%) Confluence
4 3 (6.82%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.55%) Node.js
6 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.27%) GlassFish
6 1 (2.27%) Alfresco
6 1 (2.27%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
1 1 (2.27%) PaaS
1 1 (2.27%) GitHub
1 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) SSL
1 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.82%) SSH
3 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) SS7
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) Software-Defined Radio
4 1 (2.27%) DNS
4 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) DB2
4 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Subversion
2 5 (11.36%) JIRA
2 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.55%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.55%) PHPUnit
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.55%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.27%) Ant
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) Gradle
5 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.27%) BitKeeper
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Applications Packager
3 5 (11.36%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
4 4 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Junior
6 2 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) GIS Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Senior PHP Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Junior PHP Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) HTML
2 8 (18.18%) J2EE
2 8 (18.18%) CSS
2 8 (18.18%) Web Services
2 8 (18.18%) Application Packaging
3 4 (9.09%) Middleware
3 4 (9.09%) jQuery
4 3 (6.82%) Ajax
4 3 (6.82%) HTML5
4 3 (6.82%) CSS3
4 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.82%) SOAP
4 3 (6.82%) Spring
4 3 (6.82%) XML
5 2 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (4.55%) Struts
5 2 (4.55%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.55%) PostGIS
5 2 (4.55%) Laravel
5 2 (4.55%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (4.55%) GIS
2 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (2.27%) BeagleBone
3 1 (2.27%) DTV
3 1 (2.27%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) UNIX
4 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (18.18%) TDD
3 6 (13.64%) Project Management
4 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
4 5 (11.36%) Pair Programming
4 5 (11.36%) OO
4 5 (11.36%) User Stories
5 4 (9.09%) Analytics
5 4 (9.09%) SEO
5 4 (9.09%) Scrum
6 3 (6.82%) Release Management
6 3 (6.82%) Migration
6 3 (6.82%) BDD
6 3 (6.82%) Kanban
6 3 (6.82%) MVC
7 2 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.55%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) Java
2 10 (22.73%) PHP
3 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.09%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) Python
5 3 (6.82%) C++
6 2 (4.55%) C
6 2 (4.55%) Perl
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
6 2 (4.55%) Erlang
6 2 (4.55%) Groovy
7 1 (2.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.73%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) Adobe
3 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.82%) Sun
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Huawei
5 1 (2.27%) GigaSpaces