The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 31 45 28
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing Open Source 13 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.66% 0.51% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 0.68% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 12
Median daily rate £340 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.79% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £334 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £404 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -36.61%
Open Source
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
292 294 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.25% 75.19% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 212 192
Median daily rate £413 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 30
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.50 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 14 (87.50%) SQL
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 9 (56.25%) DNS
4 9 (56.25%) Solaris
4 9 (56.25%) Unix
4 9 (56.25%) Oracle
4 9 (56.25%) Shell Script
4 9 (56.25%) Nagios
4 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (56.25%) OSSEC
4 9 (56.25%) Puppet
4 9 (56.25%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (56.25%) iptables
5 8 (50.00%) High Availability
5 8 (50.00%) Splunk
5 8 (50.00%) LogRhythm
5 8 (50.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (50.00%) Load Balancing
5 8 (50.00%) TippingPoint
5 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) PL/SQL
5 8 (50.00%) ITIL
5 8 (50.00%) EMC
5 8 (50.00%) SAN
6 7 (43.75%) HP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) nginx
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
1 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) SSL
4 2 (12.50%) Bluetooth
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MongoDB
1 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
1 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
2 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (25.00%) Maven
4 3 (18.75%) IntelliJ
4 3 (18.75%) JUnit
4 3 (18.75%) Mercurial
4 3 (18.75%) Mockito
4 3 (18.75%) WebStorm
5 2 (12.50%) Robot Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Selenium
6 1 (6.25%) Hudson
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Administrator
2 7 (43.75%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (31.25%) Unix Administrator
3 5 (31.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 4 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (18.75%) Developer
5 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (12.50%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Solaris Administrator
7 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) HTML5
1 3 (18.75%) JPA
1 3 (18.75%) jQuery
1 3 (18.75%) JSON
1 3 (18.75%) REST
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
1 3 (18.75%) XML
1 3 (18.75%) XML Schema
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Solaris
2 9 (56.25%) Unix
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (50.00%) High Availability
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (43.75%) Change Control
4 7 (43.75%) Incident Management
5 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) DevOps
7 3 (18.75%) BDD
7 3 (18.75%) BPMN
7 3 (18.75%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (18.75%) Information Security
7 3 (18.75%) MVC
7 3 (18.75%) OO
7 3 (18.75%) TDD
8 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Shell Script
3 8 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) Groovy
5 3 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) Perl
5 3 (18.75%) Scala
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) iptables
2 7 (43.75%) Postfix
2 7 (43.75%) Sendmail
2 7 (43.75%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Nagios
1 9 (56.25%) OSSEC
1 9 (56.25%) Puppet
2 7 (43.75%) Cobbler
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
3 8 (50.00%) EMC
3 8 (50.00%) LogRhythm
3 8 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 8 (50.00%) Splunk
3 8 (50.00%) TippingPoint
4 7 (43.75%) HP
4 7 (43.75%) ServiceNow