The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 115 101 121
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +20
Contract jobs citing Open Source 23 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.80% 1.15% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.84% 3.97% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 12
Average daily rate
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£453 £300 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.83% -35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £158 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £373 £718
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £304 £350
% change year-on-year
+31.68% -13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £41.25 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+37.57% -48.43%
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 of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
809 705 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.22% 28.96% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 343 363
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 99 91
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.75 £21.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.88% +50.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.50 £40.00
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 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 Miscellaneous 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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire -10 9 £465 +55.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -13 6 £350 -12.50% 13
Suffolk - 4 £406 - 2
Essex -21 2 - - 5
Norfolk - 2 £513 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Open Source
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 30 (47.62%) HTML
1 30 (47.62%) CSS
2 24 (38.10%) Java
2 24 (38.10%) Oracle
2 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.10%) HTML5
3 23 (36.51%) PHP
3 23 (36.51%) OO
4 22 (34.92%) CSS3
4 22 (34.92%) Git (software)
5 21 (33.33%) Linux
6 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
6 20 (31.75%) Perl
7 19 (30.16%) jQuery
8 16 (25.40%) SQL
8 16 (25.40%) TDD
8 16 (25.40%) Tcl
9 15 (23.81%) Apache
10 13 (20.63%) MySQL
10 13 (20.63%) Internet
10 13 (20.63%) Unit Testing
10 13 (20.63%) OAuth
10 13 (20.63%) OpenID
10 13 (20.63%) OpenSSO
11 12 (19.05%) Subversion
11 12 (19.05%) J2EE
12 11 (17.46%) Scrum
12 11 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (15.87%) BDD
13 10 (15.87%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 15 (23.81%) Apache
2 9 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.29%) Node.js
3 7 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 7 (11.11%) lighttpd
4 5 (7.94%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.76%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.76%) Liferay
6 2 (3.17%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (3.17%) GlassFish
6 2 (3.17%) JBoss
6 2 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.59%) CMS
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.59%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (1.59%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.59%) WordPress
7 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
1 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Magento
2 1 (1.59%) Zen Cart
2 1 (1.59%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) GitHub
1 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.63%) Internet
2 9 (14.29%) SMTP
3 4 (6.35%) HTTP
4 3 (4.76%) L2TP
4 3 (4.76%) ADSL
5 2 (3.17%) Wireless
6 1 (1.59%) Firewall
6 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.59%) VPN
6 1 (1.59%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.59%) CDMA
6 1 (1.59%) LAN
6 1 (1.59%) SMS
6 1 (1.59%) UMTS
6 1 (1.59%) WLAN
6 1 (1.59%) WAN
6 1 (1.59%) WCDMA
6 1 (1.59%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.59%) snoop
6 1 (1.59%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) MySQL
2 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.35%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.17%) Triplestore
5 2 (3.17%) JasperReports
5 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.59%) DB2
6 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.59%) Big Data
6 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (34.92%) Git (software)
2 12 (19.05%) Subversion
3 9 (14.29%) Ant
4 7 (11.11%) JIRA
4 7 (11.11%) Maven
4 7 (11.11%) Grunt
5 6 (9.52%) Selenium
6 3 (4.76%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.17%) Firebug
7 2 (3.17%) Mockito
7 2 (3.17%) Hamcrest
7 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.59%) Behat
8 1 (1.59%) GDB
8 1 (1.59%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.59%) Gradle
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Developer
2 12 (19.05%) Architect
3 10 (15.87%) Web Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Java Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Consultant
8 4 (6.35%) Principal Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Design Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Administrator
10 2 (3.17%) PHP Web Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Python Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (3.17%) Java Architect
10 2 (3.17%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (47.62%) HTML
1 30 (47.62%) CSS
2 24 (38.10%) HTML5
3 22 (34.92%) CSS3
4 19 (30.16%) jQuery
5 13 (20.63%) OAuth
5 13 (20.63%) OpenID
6 12 (19.05%) J2EE
7 10 (15.87%) REST
8 7 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 6 (9.52%) J2SE
9 6 (9.52%) XML
10 5 (7.94%) LAMP
10 5 (7.94%) Web Services
10 5 (7.94%) Spring
11 4 (6.35%) Ajax
11 4 (6.35%) Backbone.js
11 4 (6.35%) .NET
11 4 (6.35%) Hibernate
12 3 (4.76%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Clustering
1 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.52%) Mathematics
2 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) User Experience
3 2 (3.17%) Ontologies
3 2 (3.17%) Biology
3 2 (3.17%) Life Science
3 2 (3.17%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.17%) GIS
4 1 (1.59%) EMV
4 1 (1.59%) Social Media
4 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) UNIX
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Solaris
4 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.17%) Android
4 2 (3.17%) Windows
4 2 (3.17%) Debian
5 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) OO
3 16 (25.40%) TDD
4 13 (20.63%) Unit Testing
5 11 (17.46%) Scrum
5 11 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (15.87%) BDD
6 10 (15.87%) Web Design
7 9 (14.29%) UML
7 9 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (14.29%) Web Development
8 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (9.52%) Performance Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Project Management
9 6 (9.52%) MVC
10 5 (7.94%) Validation
10 5 (7.94%) SOA
10 5 (7.94%) TOGAF
11 4 (6.35%) Zachman Framework
11 4 (6.35%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) Java
2 23 (36.51%) PHP
3 20 (31.75%) JavaScript
3 20 (31.75%) Perl
4 16 (25.40%) SQL
4 16 (25.40%) Tcl
5 10 (15.87%) Python
6 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.76%) Ruby
8 2 (3.17%) SPARQL
8 2 (3.17%) C
8 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.59%) C#
9 1 (1.59%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) ISEB
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (1.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) OpenSSO
2 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (38.10%) Oracle
2 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.35%) Atlassian
3 4 (6.35%) AccuRev
3 4 (6.35%) Sun
4 3 (4.76%) Twitter
5 2 (3.17%) Zend
6 1 (1.59%) Juniper
6 1 (1.59%) CA
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco
6 1 (1.59%) Adobe
6 1 (1.59%) F5
6 1 (1.59%) Facebook
6 1 (1.59%) Google