The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 49 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 22 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.73% 2.60% 2.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.15% 10.56% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £466 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.20% +16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £358 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £468 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.68% +16.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +31.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
181 180 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 22.43% 24.62% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 78 87
Average daily rate £350 £365 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £154 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £459 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 39
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 £11.40 £14.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £47.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Cambridgeshire region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Cambridgeshire region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +10 21 £400 +60.00% 14
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 22 (70.97%) PHP
2 18 (58.06%) Perl
2 18 (58.06%) Oracle
3 17 (54.84%) HTML
3 17 (54.84%) HTML5
4 15 (48.39%) CSS3
4 15 (48.39%) jQuery
4 15 (48.39%) OAuth
4 15 (48.39%) OpenID
4 15 (48.39%) OpenSSO
4 15 (48.39%) CSS
4 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
4 15 (48.39%) SMTP
4 15 (48.39%) Tcl
5 12 (38.71%) Java
6 10 (32.26%) Linux
7 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (25.81%) OO
9 7 (22.58%) Python
10 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
10 6 (19.35%) Ruby
10 6 (19.35%) Internet
10 6 (19.35%) Finance
10 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (19.35%) DevOps
11 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
11 5 (16.13%) Scrum
11 5 (16.13%) C
11 5 (16.13%) UNIX

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (48.39%) SMTP
2 6 (19.35%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) ZigBee
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) Triplestore
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.68%) Maven
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium
5 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.23%) IntelliJ
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Continuum
5 1 (3.23%) PhoneGap
5 1 (3.23%) Behat
5 1 (3.23%) Robotium
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 3 (9.68%) Web Developer
3 2 (6.45%) Design Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Java Developer
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (6.45%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (3.23%) Lead PHP Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Development Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.23%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 1 (3.23%) Java Architect
4 1 (3.23%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (3.23%) PHP Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Lead Developer
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (54.84%) HTML
1 17 (54.84%) HTML5
2 15 (48.39%) jQuery
2 15 (48.39%) OAuth
2 15 (48.39%) CSS3
2 15 (48.39%) CSS
2 15 (48.39%) OpenID
3 5 (16.13%) J2SE
4 3 (9.68%) LAMP
4 3 (9.68%) J2EE
5 2 (6.45%) Apache Jena
5 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.23%) Kendo UI
6 1 (3.23%) Web Services
6 1 (3.23%) Symfony
6 1 (3.23%) CGI
6 1 (3.23%) Sencha Touch
6 1 (3.23%) Gearman
6 1 (3.23%) Ember.js
6 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Clustering
1 3 (9.68%) Internet of Things
2 2 (6.45%) Machine to Machine
2 2 (6.45%) Ontologies
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) UNIX
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Solaris
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) OO
3 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (19.35%) DevOps
4 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 4 (12.90%) UML
5 4 (12.90%) TDD
6 3 (9.68%) Data Management
6 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
6 3 (9.68%) OOA/OOD
6 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Multithreading
7 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.45%) RDF
7 2 (6.45%) Project Management
7 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (3.23%) Web Development
8 1 (3.23%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) PHP
2 18 (58.06%) Perl
3 15 (48.39%) Tcl
4 12 (38.71%) Java
5 7 (22.58%) Python
6 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 6 (19.35%) Ruby
7 5 (16.13%) C
8 3 (9.68%) SQL
9 2 (6.45%) SPARQL
10 1 (3.23%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (48.39%) OpenSSO
2 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Oracle
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Sun
3 3 (9.68%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.23%) Sencha
4 1 (3.23%) Facebook
4 1 (3.23%) Sybase
4 1 (3.23%) Perforce
4 1 (3.23%) Zend