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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 34 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.18% 0.53% 2.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.22% 2.11% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
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£400 £250 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £250 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +37.93%
Open Source
Cambridgeshire

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
138 95 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.49% 25.07% 31.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 65
Average daily rate £325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £468 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 36
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.53% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 31 (75.61%) PHP
2 29 (70.73%) Perl
2 29 (70.73%) Oracle
3 25 (60.98%) HTML
3 25 (60.98%) HTML5
4 24 (58.54%) Tcl
5 23 (56.10%) jQuery
6 22 (53.66%) OpenID
6 22 (53.66%) OpenSSO
6 22 (53.66%) OAuth
6 22 (53.66%) CSS3
6 22 (53.66%) CSS
7 19 (46.34%) MS Exchange
7 19 (46.34%) SMTP
8 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
8 13 (31.71%) Java
9 12 (29.27%) Linux
10 10 (24.39%) OO
10 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (21.95%) SQL
12 8 (19.51%) Internet
12 8 (19.51%) Finance
13 7 (17.07%) UNIX
13 7 (17.07%) J2SE
14 6 (14.63%) Python
14 6 (14.63%) Scrum
14 6 (14.63%) Clustering
14 6 (14.63%) Ruby
14 6 (14.63%) DevOps
14 6 (14.63%) Git (software)

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (46.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) osCommerce
1 1 (2.44%) Magento
1 1 (2.44%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (46.34%) SMTP
2 8 (19.51%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) Triplestore
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) Maven
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Continuum
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (70.73%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Web Developer
3 5 (12.20%) PHP Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Design Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Perl Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Java/J2EE Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (60.98%) HTML
1 25 (60.98%) HTML5
2 23 (56.10%) jQuery
3 22 (53.66%) OpenID
3 22 (53.66%) OAuth
3 22 (53.66%) CSS3
3 22 (53.66%) CSS
4 7 (17.07%) J2SE
5 5 (12.20%) J2EE
6 4 (9.76%) LAMP
7 2 (4.88%) Apache Jena
7 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.44%) REST
8 1 (2.44%) Zend Framework
8 1 (2.44%) CakePHP
8 1 (2.44%) Ext JS
8 1 (2.44%) Kendo UI
8 1 (2.44%) PhoneGap
8 1 (2.44%) Sencha Touch
8 1 (2.44%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.32%) Internet of Things
4 2 (4.88%) Ontologies
4 2 (4.88%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) UNIX
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Linux
3 5 (12.20%) Solaris
4 3 (7.32%) Windows
5 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Android
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) OO
1 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (14.63%) Scrum
2 6 (14.63%) DevOps
3 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
3 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
3 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (12.20%) Multithreading
3 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.20%) Test Strategy
3 5 (12.20%) TDD
3 5 (12.20%) UML
3 5 (12.20%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.32%) Data Management
6 2 (4.88%) RDF
7 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (75.61%) PHP
2 29 (70.73%) Perl
3 24 (58.54%) Tcl
4 13 (31.71%) Java
5 9 (21.95%) SQL
6 6 (14.63%) Python
6 6 (14.63%) Ruby
7 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.20%) C
8 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.88%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
1 3 (7.32%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (53.66%) OpenSSO
2 3 (7.32%) Puppet
2 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Oracle
2 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Atlassian
3 5 (12.20%) Sun
4 1 (2.44%) Sencha
4 1 (2.44%) Zend
4 1 (2.44%) Facebook
4 1 (2.44%) Sybase
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