The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 28 54 31
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -23
Contract jobs citing Open Source 17 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.75% 1.60% 4.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.57% 1.98% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 11
Median daily rate £369 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £343 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -43.66%
Open Source
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
305 404 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.20% 80.80% 73.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 293 222
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +90.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £15.77 £18.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies 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 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 22 (84.62%) SQL
1 22 (84.62%) Linux
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (65.38%) Unix
3 14 (53.85%) Red Hat
4 13 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 13 (50.00%) Nagios
4 13 (50.00%) DNS
4 13 (50.00%) Solaris
4 13 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (50.00%) OSSEC
4 13 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (50.00%) iptables
5 12 (46.15%) LogRhythm
5 12 (46.15%) Puppet
5 12 (46.15%) High Availability
5 12 (46.15%) TippingPoint
5 12 (46.15%) EMC
5 12 (46.15%) SAN
5 12 (46.15%) Oracle
5 12 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (46.15%) Firewall
5 12 (46.15%) Virtual Environments
6 11 (42.31%) Configuration Management
6 11 (42.31%) Windows
6 11 (42.31%) ITIL
6 11 (42.31%) PL/SQL
6 11 (42.31%) SolarWinds
6 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
6 11 (42.31%) Splunk

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) nginx
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) GitHub
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) DNS
2 12 (46.15%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) SSL
4 2 (7.69%) Bluetooth
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
2 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) JIRA
2 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
4 4 (15.38%) Maven
5 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (11.54%) JUnit
5 3 (11.54%) Mercurial
5 3 (11.54%) Mockito
6 2 (7.69%) IntelliJ
6 2 (7.69%) Robot Framework
6 2 (7.69%) Selenium
6 2 (7.69%) WebStorm
7 1 (3.85%) Hudson
7 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 2 (7.69%) Banking
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Administrator
2 11 (42.31%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (34.62%) Developer
4 8 (30.77%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (26.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
6 5 (19.23%) Senior Software Developer
6 5 (19.23%) Software Developer
6 5 (19.23%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (19.23%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (7.69%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
9 1 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
9 1 (3.85%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
1 3 (11.54%) JPA
1 3 (11.54%) REST
1 3 (11.54%) Spring
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) HTML5
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 2 (7.69%) JSON
2 2 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) XML Schema
3 1 (3.85%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.85%) LAMP
3 1 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (19.23%) Biology
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
1 5 (19.23%) Informatics
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Unix
3 13 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (50.00%) Solaris
4 11 (42.31%) Windows
5 2 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (46.15%) High Availability
3 12 (46.15%) Virtual Environments
4 11 (42.31%) Configuration Management
4 11 (42.31%) ITIL
4 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
5 10 (38.46%) Change Control
5 10 (38.46%) Incident Management
6 8 (30.77%) OO
6 8 (30.77%) TDD
7 5 (19.23%) Open Source Development
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (15.38%) DevOps
9 3 (11.54%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (11.54%) MVC
10 2 (7.69%) BDD
10 2 (7.69%) BPMN
10 2 (7.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 11 (42.31%) PL/SQL
4 9 (34.62%) Python
5 8 (30.77%) Perl
6 5 (19.23%) C
7 3 (11.54%) Java
7 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 2 (7.69%) Groovy
8 2 (7.69%) Scala
9 1 (3.85%) C++
9 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
9 1 (3.85%) PHP
9 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) iptables
2 10 (38.46%) Postfix
2 10 (38.46%) Sendmail
2 10 (38.46%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (38.46%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (50.00%) Nagios
1 13 (50.00%) OSSEC
2 12 (46.15%) Puppet
3 10 (38.46%) Cobbler
4 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 12 (46.15%) EMC
2 12 (46.15%) LogRhythm
2 12 (46.15%) Oracle
2 12 (46.15%) TippingPoint
3 11 (42.31%) SolarWinds
3 11 (42.31%) Splunk
4 10 (38.46%) HP
4 10 (38.46%) ServiceNow