The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 36 48 54
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 41 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.80% 2.24% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.37% 8.96% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 4
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£400 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
Open Source
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
236 212 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.60% 24.94% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 150 89
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £520 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £53.75 £37.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.27% +121.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £11.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £86.75 £47.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Bristol region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Bristol region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 56 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (51.35%) Java
3 25 (33.78%) Scrum
4 20 (27.03%) HTML
4 20 (27.03%) PHP
5 19 (25.68%) SQL
6 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
7 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
7 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
8 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
8 12 (16.22%) CSS
8 12 (16.22%) TDD
9 11 (14.86%) Linux
9 11 (14.86%) MySQL
9 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
10 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (13.51%) HTML5
10 10 (13.51%) Waterfall
10 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 10 (13.51%) Agile Project Management
10 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
10 10 (13.51%) .NET
10 10 (13.51%) Visual Studio
10 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
10 10 (13.51%) MS Access
10 10 (13.51%) Project Management
11 9 (12.16%) Risk Management
11 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
11 9 (12.16%) J2EE

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (4.05%) LiveCycle
1 3 (4.05%) Drupal
2 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.35%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.35%) ArcSDE
2 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.70%) GitHub
2 2 (2.70%) SaaS
2 2 (2.70%) PaaS
3 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (2.70%) AMQP
1 2 (2.70%) Firewall
1 2 (2.70%) HTTP
2 1 (1.35%) DNS
2 1 (1.35%) SMTP
2 1 (1.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.86%) MySQL
3 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (13.51%) MS Access
4 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Visual Studio
2 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (10.81%) Selenium
4 6 (8.11%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.76%) JMeter
5 5 (6.76%) WATIR
5 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.05%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.70%) GitLab
7 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.70%) Maven
8 1 (1.35%) JUnit
8 1 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.35%) Subversion
8 1 (1.35%) FitNesse
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Law
3 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Developer
2 17 (22.97%) Architect
3 10 (13.51%) PHP Developer
3 10 (13.51%) Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Programme Manager
4 7 (9.46%) Programmer
5 6 (8.11%) Senior Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (6.76%) Tester
6 5 (6.76%) Applications Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Senior PHP Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Tester
7 4 (5.41%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (4.05%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.03%) HTML
2 12 (16.22%) CSS
3 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (13.51%) HTML5
3 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 10 (13.51%) .NET
3 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
4 9 (12.16%) J2EE
5 8 (10.81%) Web Services
6 6 (8.11%) RESTful
7 5 (6.76%) JSON
7 5 (6.76%) REST
8 4 (5.41%) jQuery
8 4 (5.41%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (5.41%) Spring
8 4 (5.41%) SOAP
9 3 (4.05%) XML
9 3 (4.05%) Middleware
9 3 (4.05%) Ajax
10 2 (2.70%) BSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) User Experience
2 3 (4.05%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) GIS
3 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (75.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Scrum
3 12 (16.22%) TDD
4 10 (13.51%) Waterfall
4 10 (13.51%) Agile Project Management
4 10 (13.51%) Project Management
5 9 (12.16%) Risk Management
6 8 (10.81%) V-Model
6 8 (10.81%) User Stories
6 8 (10.81%) OO
7 7 (9.46%) Data Analysis
8 6 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.76%) SOA
9 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.76%) Performance Testing
9 5 (6.76%) Integration Testing
9 5 (6.76%) DevOps
9 5 (6.76%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 38 (51.35%) Java
2 20 (27.03%) PHP
3 19 (25.68%) SQL
4 12 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
6 9 (12.16%) VBA
7 7 (9.46%) Ruby
8 4 (5.41%) C#
9 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.70%) PHP5
10 2 (2.70%) Scala
10 2 (2.70%) Python
11 1 (1.35%) VB
11 1 (1.35%) VB6
11 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Degree
3 2 (2.70%) CITP
3 2 (2.70%) CCIE
3 2 (2.70%) CCNP
3 2 (2.70%) CCNA
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.35%) HND
4 1 (1.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) BS25999
2 2 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.41%) Puppet
2 3 (4.05%) Ansible
3 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.35%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) VMware
4 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.05%) Adobe
5 2 (2.70%) Zend
5 2 (2.70%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (2.70%) F5
5 2 (2.70%) HP
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco
5 2 (2.70%) Juniper
6 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.35%) ESRI
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