The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 109 108 93
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing Open Source 36 41 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.15% 1.31% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.68% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £455 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2362 2436 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.73% 77.65% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1457 874
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 150 124
Average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.64 £43.54 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Essex +1 12 £500 +42.85% 5
Cambridgeshire -18 11 £375 -6.25% 19
Suffolk - 6 £475 - 3
Hertfordshire -3 4 £500 +9.89% 10
Norfolk +13 2 £230 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.10%) Linux
3 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
3 20 (31.75%) MySQL
4 18 (28.57%) Java
5 17 (26.98%) PHP
6 16 (25.40%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (23.81%) Puppet
7 15 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (23.81%) TDD
8 14 (22.22%) HTML
8 14 (22.22%) SOA
8 14 (22.22%) DevOps
8 14 (22.22%) Jenkins
8 14 (22.22%) jQuery
9 13 (20.63%) SQL
10 12 (19.05%) CSS
11 11 (17.46%) Scrum
11 11 (17.46%) Zend
12 10 (15.87%) REST
13 9 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (14.29%) JSON
13 9 (14.29%) OOP
13 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
14 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
14 8 (12.70%) Data Modelling
14 8 (12.70%) OO
14 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
14 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
14 8 (12.70%) Twitter Bootstrap

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (9.52%) CMS
2 4 (6.35%) WordPress
2 4 (6.35%) Apache
2 4 (6.35%) Drupal
3 3 (4.76%) Node.js
3 3 (4.76%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.17%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (3.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (3.17%) Confluence
4 2 (3.17%) Jetty
4 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.59%) JBoss
5 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.59%) Mule
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (4.76%) Rackspace Cloud
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) HTTP
2 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.17%) SMTP
2 2 (3.17%) SSL
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.59%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.59%) snoop
3 1 (1.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.75%) MySQL
2 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.94%) MongoDB
5 4 (6.35%) NoSQL
5 4 (6.35%) QlikView
5 4 (6.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.59%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) DTS
6 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.94%) Maven
4 3 (4.76%) Subversion
5 2 (3.17%) JIRA
5 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.59%) Ant
6 1 (1.59%) JUnit
6 1 (1.59%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.59%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.59%) Mockito
6 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.59%) WebStorm
General
1 4 (6.35%) Publishing
2 1 (1.59%) Games
2 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (44.44%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Java Developer
3 12 (19.05%) PHP Developer
3 12 (19.05%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Administrator
4 8 (12.70%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (12.70%) Architect
5 7 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (9.52%) Senior PHP Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Designer
9 3 (4.76%) Magento Developer
9 3 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.17%) Consultant
11 1 (1.59%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.22%) HTML
1 14 (22.22%) jQuery
2 12 (19.05%) CSS
3 10 (15.87%) REST
4 9 (14.29%) JSON
5 8 (12.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (11.11%) Ajax
6 7 (11.11%) Web Services
7 6 (9.52%) XHTML
7 6 (9.52%) HTML5
7 6 (9.52%) RESTful
8 5 (7.94%) Java EE
8 5 (7.94%) CSS3
8 5 (7.94%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (7.94%) SOAP
8 5 (7.94%) .NET
8 5 (7.94%) J2EE
9 4 (6.35%) XML
9 4 (6.35%) LAMP
9 4 (6.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Data Integration
2 4 (6.35%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
4 2 (3.17%) CMDB
4 2 (3.17%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) RMADS
5 1 (1.59%) CESG
5 1 (1.59%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.10%) Linux
2 9 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Windows
4 5 (7.94%) UNIX
5 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.17%) Debian
7 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.40%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (23.81%) TDD
4 14 (22.22%) SOA
4 14 (22.22%) DevOps
5 11 (17.46%) Scrum
6 9 (14.29%) OOP
6 9 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 8 (12.70%) OO
7 8 (12.70%) Data Modelling
8 6 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 5 (7.94%) MVC
10 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.35%) Web Design
10 4 (6.35%) Kanban
10 4 (6.35%) BDD
10 4 (6.35%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (6.35%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.35%) Analytics
11 3 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
2 18 (28.57%) Java
3 17 (26.98%) PHP
4 13 (20.63%) SQL
5 6 (9.52%) Scala
6 5 (7.94%) Ruby
7 4 (6.35%) C#
8 2 (3.17%) Perl
8 2 (3.17%) VB
8 2 (3.17%) Python
8 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.59%) Groovy
9 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.17%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Samba
2 1 (1.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Puppet
1 15 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.76%) Ansible
3 2 (3.17%) logstash
3 2 (3.17%) Kibana
3 2 (3.17%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.17%) OSSEC
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Zend
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.11%) Oracle
4 5 (7.94%) VMware
5 4 (6.35%) Google
5 4 (6.35%) Tableau
6 3 (4.76%) Rackspace
6 3 (4.76%) WSO2
6 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.17%) IBM
7 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.17%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.59%) Sencha
8 1 (1.59%) F5
8 1 (1.59%) SAP
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco
8 1 (1.59%) Juniper