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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 39 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.61% 2.74% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.25% 8.57% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£285 - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.51% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%
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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
89 105 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.97% 31.91% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 38 72
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £700 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 20
Average hourly rate £44.25 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 2014, 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 18 (78.26%) Perl
1 18 (78.26%) Oracle
2 15 (65.22%) PHP
3 14 (60.87%) HTML
3 14 (60.87%) Tcl
4 13 (56.52%) HTML5
5 12 (52.17%) jQuery
5 12 (52.17%) CSS
6 11 (47.83%) OAuth
6 11 (47.83%) CSS3
6 11 (47.83%) OpenID
6 11 (47.83%) OpenSSO
7 9 (39.13%) SQL
8 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
8 7 (30.43%) SMTP
8 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
9 6 (26.09%) Java
9 6 (26.09%) Degree
10 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) LAMP
10 5 (21.74%) Scrum
10 5 (21.74%) Clustering
10 5 (21.74%) Internet
10 5 (21.74%) Linux
10 5 (21.74%) J2SE
11 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
11 4 (17.39%) UML
11 4 (17.39%) OOA/OOD

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
2 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) osCommerce
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
1 1 (4.35%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) SMTP
2 5 (21.74%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) Triplestore
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Web Developer
3 5 (21.74%) PHP Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Design Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Perl Developer
5 2 (8.70%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) HTML
2 13 (56.52%) HTML5
3 12 (52.17%) jQuery
3 12 (52.17%) CSS
4 11 (47.83%) OAuth
4 11 (47.83%) CSS3
4 11 (47.83%) OpenID
5 5 (21.74%) LAMP
5 5 (21.74%) J2SE
6 4 (17.39%) J2EE
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) Zend Framework
7 1 (4.35%) CakePHP
7 1 (4.35%) Ext JS
7 1 (4.35%) Ember.js
7 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.35%) Apache Jena
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (4.35%) XML-RPC
7 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.35%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
2 4 (17.39%) Solaris
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (21.74%) Scrum
2 4 (17.39%) UML
2 4 (17.39%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (17.39%) OO
2 4 (17.39%) TDD
2 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
2 4 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
2 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
2 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Perl
2 15 (65.22%) PHP
3 14 (60.87%) Tcl
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Java
6 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
7 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (8.70%) Python
8 1 (4.35%) SPARQL
8 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Sun
3 4 (17.39%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Zend
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