The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon 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 17 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 6.19% 2.46% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 29.17% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£683 £625 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.51% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Croydon region.

Miscellaneous Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
24 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 21.24% 27.05% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 19
Average daily rate £413 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.62% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £597 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.92 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.75% +9.16%
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 Croydon

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 7 (77.78%) JBoss
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Java EE
2 6 (66.67%) AMQP
3 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 2 (22.22%) Software Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (11.11%) PaaS
6 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 1 (11.11%) User Experience
6 1 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (11.11%) Introscope
6 1 (11.11%) Apache
6 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 1 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) LDAP
6 1 (11.11%) CA
6 1 (11.11%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (11.11%) Middleware
6 1 (11.11%) Mule
6 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Ruby

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (77.78%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) Mule
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) AMQP
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Introscope
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Architect
2 6 (66.67%) Senior Architect
2 6 (66.67%) Digital Architect
3 5 (55.56%) Senior Digital Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Technical Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Architect
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
5 1 (11.11%) IT Architect
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 6 (66.67%) Java EE
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Software Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) CA