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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 37 26 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.90% 2.95% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.95% 9.20% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£320 - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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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
76 87 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.89% 32.10% 35.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 64
Average daily rate £400 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £750 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 19
Average hourly rate £44.25 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.23% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 14 (73.68%) Perl
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle
2 13 (68.42%) PHP
3 12 (63.16%) Tcl
4 11 (57.89%) HTML
5 10 (52.63%) CSS
5 10 (52.63%) jQuery
5 10 (52.63%) HTML5
6 9 (47.37%) OpenID
6 9 (47.37%) OpenSSO
6 9 (47.37%) OAuth
6 9 (47.37%) CSS3
7 8 (42.11%) SQL
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
9 5 (26.32%) SMTP
9 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
9 5 (26.32%) Java
9 5 (26.32%) LAMP
9 5 (26.32%) Degree
10 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (21.05%) Scrum
10 4 (21.05%) Python
10 4 (21.05%) Internet
11 3 (15.79%) MySQL
11 3 (15.79%) Apache
11 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
11 3 (15.79%) Linux
11 3 (15.79%) Clustering
11 3 (15.79%) Finance
11 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Apache
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) osCommerce
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
1 1 (5.26%) Zen Cart
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) SMTP
2 4 (21.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) Web Developer
3 5 (26.32%) PHP Developer
4 2 (10.53%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Perl Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Programmer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 10 (52.63%) CSS
2 10 (52.63%) jQuery
2 10 (52.63%) HTML5
3 9 (47.37%) CSS3
3 9 (47.37%) OAuth
3 9 (47.37%) OpenID
4 5 (26.32%) LAMP
5 2 (10.53%) .NET
5 2 (10.53%) J2EE
5 2 (10.53%) J2SE
6 1 (5.26%) REST
6 1 (5.26%) Ext JS
6 1 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (5.26%) XML-RPC
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (5.26%) Zend Framework
6 1 (5.26%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (21.05%) Scrum
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Content Management
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Multithreading
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) UML
3 2 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Perl
2 13 (68.42%) PHP
3 12 (63.16%) Tcl
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) Python
7 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
8 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Sun
3 2 (10.53%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.26%) Zend
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