The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 74 93 88
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 22 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.39% 0.44% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.19% 1.93% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 1
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£366 £309 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.62% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.14% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+67.05% +13.33%
Open Source
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
424 362 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 26.85% 22.90% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 184 141
Average daily rate £345 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £428 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £7.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Northamptonshire +14 15 £400 +33.33% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 4 £250 -13.41% 1
Leicestershire - 3 £395 -
Derbyshire - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 19 (59.38%) Linux
2 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (43.75%) Windows
3 14 (43.75%) E-Commerce
3 14 (43.75%) Java
4 13 (40.63%) MySQL
5 12 (37.50%) Apache
5 12 (37.50%) Tomcat
6 11 (34.38%) Google
6 11 (34.38%) Google Apps
7 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
7 10 (31.25%) Selenium
7 10 (31.25%) Oracle
8 9 (28.13%) Retail
8 9 (28.13%) hybris
9 8 (25.00%) HTML
10 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
10 7 (21.88%) LAN
10 7 (21.88%) WAN
10 7 (21.88%) Cisco
10 7 (21.88%) SAN
11 6 (18.75%) JMS
11 6 (18.75%) SOA
11 6 (18.75%) UNIX
11 6 (18.75%) CSS
11 6 (18.75%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (18.75%) TDD
11 6 (18.75%) ServiceNow
12 5 (15.63%) HTML5
12 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 12 (37.50%) Apache
1 12 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.38%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.25%) NetWeaver
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.25%) CMS
4 1 (3.13%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.13%) WordPress
4 1 (3.13%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (34.38%) Google Apps
2 3 (9.38%) IaaS
2 3 (9.38%) SaaS
2 3 (9.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) LAN
1 7 (21.88%) WAN
1 7 (21.88%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) DMZ
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) MySQL
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) DB2
4 1 (3.13%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Cucumber
1 10 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 4 (12.50%) Mockito
2 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (3.13%) NUnit
4 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (28.13%) Retail
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Server Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Developer
5 6 (18.75%) Storage Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
7 4 (12.50%) Server Support
7 4 (12.50%) Hybris Developer
8 3 (9.38%) Designer
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (9.38%) Server Support Analyst
8 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
8 3 (9.38%) Architect
9 2 (6.25%) Tester
9 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Tester
9 2 (6.25%) Lead Architect
9 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
9 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (6.25%) Storage Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) JMS
2 6 (18.75%) CSS
2 6 (18.75%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (15.63%) HTML5
3 5 (15.63%) CSS3
3 5 (15.63%) Spring
3 5 (15.63%) jQuery
4 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 4 (12.50%) RESTful
4 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 4 (12.50%) Spring Integration
5 3 (9.38%) XML
5 3 (9.38%) .NET
5 3 (9.38%) Middleware
6 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (6.25%) XSD
6 2 (6.25%) WSDL
6 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 2 (6.25%) Clustering
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Linux
2 14 (43.75%) Windows
3 6 (18.75%) UNIX
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) CentOS
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (43.75%) E-Commerce
3 6 (18.75%) SOA
3 6 (18.75%) TDD
4 5 (15.63%) BDD
4 5 (15.63%) Test Management
4 5 (15.63%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (6.25%) Validation
7 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.25%) MVC
7 2 (6.25%) Release Management
7 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
1 5 (15.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Google
2 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 9 (28.13%) hybris
4 7 (21.88%) Cisco
5 6 (18.75%) ServiceNow
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
6 5 (15.63%) HP
6 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
7 4 (12.50%) Citrix
8 3 (9.38%) SAP
9 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (6.25%) Software AG
9 2 (6.25%) Intel
9 2 (6.25%) IBM
10 1 (3.13%) Talend
10 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.13%) Motorola