The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 71 81 59
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs citing Open Source 17 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.32% 0.26% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.92% 1.05% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
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£369 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
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 Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
434 286 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 33.67% 24.34% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 143 98
Average daily rate £350 £375 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £484 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 14
Average hourly rate £21.75 £13.93 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.19% -15.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.55 £108.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 4 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
Milton Keynes +7 15 £369 -26.25% 2
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (40.00%) Java
2 12 (40.00%) CSS
2 12 (40.00%) JSON
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) TDD
3 11 (36.67%) OO
4 10 (33.33%) Windows
4 10 (33.33%) Linux
4 10 (33.33%) HTML
5 9 (30.00%) J2EE
5 9 (30.00%) JMS
6 8 (26.67%) Scrum
6 8 (26.67%) jQuery
7 7 (23.33%) Ant
7 7 (23.33%) JUnit
8 6 (20.00%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) Web Services
8 6 (20.00%) XML
8 6 (20.00%) Oracle
8 6 (20.00%) Finance
8 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.00%) Subversion
8 6 (20.00%) JIRA
8 6 (20.00%) User Stories
9 5 (16.67%) Big Data
9 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
9 5 (16.67%) MapReduce
9 5 (16.67%) D3.js

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 4 (13.33%) WebLogic
1 4 (13.33%) Confluence
2 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) SaaS
2 2 (6.67%) PaaS
2 2 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
1 5 (16.67%) HTTP
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 4 (13.33%) AMQP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Big Data
1 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.33%) HBase
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Ant
1 7 (23.33%) JUnit
2 6 (20.00%) Subversion
2 6 (20.00%) JIRA
3 4 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 4 (13.33%) Mocha
3 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.33%) PhantomJS
3 4 (13.33%) QUnit
3 4 (13.33%) Mercurial
3 4 (13.33%) Gradle
4 3 (10.00%) Maven
5 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.67%) Selenium
5 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.33%) Grunt
6 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Programmer
4 4 (13.33%) Security Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Malware Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Big Data Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) CSS
1 12 (40.00%) JSON
2 10 (33.33%) HTML
3 9 (30.00%) J2EE
3 9 (30.00%) JMS
4 8 (26.67%) jQuery
5 6 (20.00%) Web Services
5 6 (20.00%) XML
6 5 (16.67%) D3.js
6 5 (16.67%) Hibernate
6 5 (16.67%) Spring
6 5 (16.67%) Java EE
6 5 (16.67%) JDBC
6 5 (16.67%) JSP
6 5 (16.67%) Servlets
6 5 (16.67%) Struts
6 5 (16.67%) DHTML
7 4 (13.33%) EJB
7 4 (13.33%) HTML5
7 4 (13.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Visualisation
1 4 (13.33%) User Experience
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) BYOD
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.00%) BlackBerry OS
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (36.67%) TDD
1 11 (36.67%) OO
2 8 (26.67%) Scrum
3 6 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (20.00%) User Stories
4 5 (16.67%) MapReduce
4 5 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (40.00%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) PHP
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Vagrant
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (10.00%) MobileIron
3 3 (10.00%) IBM
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
4 1 (3.33%) Northgate
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe