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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 29 42 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Contract jobs citing Open Source 15 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.23% 0.58% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.27% 1.52% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
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£350 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
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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
113 132 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 31.83% 38.37% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 61 70
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 29
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 October 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 27 (77.14%) PHP
2 24 (68.57%) Perl
2 24 (68.57%) Oracle
3 20 (57.14%) HTML
3 20 (57.14%) Tcl
4 19 (54.29%) HTML5
5 18 (51.43%) jQuery
5 18 (51.43%) CSS
6 17 (48.57%) OpenID
6 17 (48.57%) OpenSSO
6 17 (48.57%) OAuth
6 17 (48.57%) CSS3
7 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
7 13 (37.14%) SMTP
8 11 (31.43%) Linux
8 11 (31.43%) Java
8 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
9 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (25.71%) SQL
10 9 (25.71%) OO
11 7 (20.00%) Python
11 7 (20.00%) Internet
11 7 (20.00%) Ruby
12 6 (17.14%) Finance
12 6 (17.14%) Scrum
12 6 (17.14%) J2SE
12 6 (17.14%) UNIX
13 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 5 (14.29%) C
13 5 (14.29%) MySQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.57%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) osCommerce
1 1 (2.86%) Magento
1 1 (2.86%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) SMTP
2 7 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (5.71%) Triplestore
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Maven
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Web Developer
3 5 (14.29%) PHP Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Principal Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Perl Developer
5 2 (5.71%) DevOps Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) PHP Web Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Programmer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Development Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) HTML
2 19 (54.29%) HTML5
3 18 (51.43%) jQuery
3 18 (51.43%) CSS
4 17 (48.57%) OAuth
4 17 (48.57%) OpenID
4 17 (48.57%) CSS3
5 6 (17.14%) J2SE
6 5 (14.29%) LAMP
7 4 (11.43%) J2EE
8 2 (5.71%) Apache Jena
9 1 (2.86%) Web Services
9 1 (2.86%) XML
9 1 (2.86%) XML-RPC
9 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (2.86%) Zend Framework
9 1 (2.86%) CakePHP
9 1 (2.86%) Ember.js
9 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
9 1 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) Mathematics
3 3 (8.57%) Internet of Things
4 2 (5.71%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (5.71%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) UNIX
3 4 (11.43%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Solaris
4 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) OO
3 6 (17.14%) Scrum
4 5 (14.29%) DevOps
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.43%) Multithreading
5 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
5 4 (11.43%) UML
5 4 (11.43%) OOA/OOD
5 4 (11.43%) TDD
5 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.57%) Data Management
7 2 (5.71%) RDF
7 2 (5.71%) Line Management
8 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (77.14%) PHP
2 24 (68.57%) Perl
3 20 (57.14%) Tcl
4 11 (31.43%) Java
5 9 (25.71%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) Python
6 7 (20.00%) Ruby
7 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 5 (14.29%) C
8 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
9 2 (5.71%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 17 (48.57%) OpenSSO
2 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Oracle
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Sun
3 4 (11.43%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.86%) Zend