The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 34 36 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.95% 1.05% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.80% 4.48% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£320 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
Open Source
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
79 67 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.08% 23.43% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 50
Average daily rate £375 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £211 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -8.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous 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 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) DSDM
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Content Management
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) LAMP
2 2 (40.00%) Internet of Things
3 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (20.00%) OAuth
3 1 (20.00%) OpenID
3 1 (20.00%) OpenSSO
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) LAMP
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) OAuth
2 1 (20.00%) OpenID
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) DSDM
1 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Content Management
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Tcl
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle