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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 110 120 92
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -28
Contract jobs citing Open Source 18 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.65% 0.79% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.46% 3.08% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 8
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£406 £463 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +33.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £285 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £560 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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
732 778 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.55% 25.56% 25.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 415 269
Average daily rate £364 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 55 63
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 +12 14 £400 -20.00% 9
Bedfordshire -1 2 - -
Suffolk +2 1 - - 4
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £413 -2.94% 20
Open Source
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (46.00%) Java
3 18 (36.00%) Scrum
4 12 (24.00%) Spring
5 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 10 (20.00%) MySQL
5 10 (20.00%) Web Services
5 10 (20.00%) UNIX
6 9 (18.00%) Linux
6 9 (18.00%) Clustering
6 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
7 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.00%) Mule
8 7 (14.00%) Finance
8 7 (14.00%) JIRA
9 6 (12.00%) Atlassian
9 6 (12.00%) Java EE
9 6 (12.00%) Hibernate
9 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (12.00%) JMS
9 6 (12.00%) DSDM
9 6 (12.00%) Oracle
9 6 (12.00%) RESTful
9 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
9 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
9 6 (12.00%) REST
10 5 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (10.00%) Struts2
10 5 (10.00%) OWASP
10 5 (10.00%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 7 (14.00%) Mule
2 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.00%) Apache
4 3 (6.00%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (4.00%) Confluence
6 1 (2.00%) Jetty
6 1 (2.00%) Alfresco
6 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Internet
2 3 (6.00%) HTTP
3 2 (4.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.00%) snoop
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) MySQL
2 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (10.00%) Selenium
4 4 (8.00%) Maven
4 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.00%) TestNG
6 2 (4.00%) Appium
6 2 (4.00%) Calabash
6 2 (4.00%) Robotium
7 1 (2.00%) Hudson
7 1 (2.00%) TestLink
7 1 (2.00%) Robot Framework
7 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (2.00%) Subversion
7 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Architect
2 13 (26.00%) Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Business Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Integration Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Java Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Technical Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Magento Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Data Integration Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Systems Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Data Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) Spring
2 10 (20.00%) Web Services
3 6 (12.00%) Java EE
3 6 (12.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (12.00%) JMS
3 6 (12.00%) RESTful
3 6 (12.00%) REST
4 5 (10.00%) Struts2
4 5 (10.00%) J2EE
4 5 (10.00%) Struts
4 5 (10.00%) HTML
4 5 (10.00%) CSS
4 5 (10.00%) LAMP
5 4 (8.00%) Apache Camel
5 4 (8.00%) Spring Integration
6 3 (6.00%) SOAP
6 3 (6.00%) XHTML
6 3 (6.00%) XSL
7 2 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (4.00%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Clustering
2 4 (8.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) CMDB
4 2 (4.00%) Internet of Things
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) UNIX
2 9 (18.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Debian
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) Scrum
3 10 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.00%) DSDM
6 5 (10.00%) OWASP
6 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.00%) OO
6 5 (10.00%) SOA
6 5 (10.00%) Project Management
6 5 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 4 (8.00%) MVC
7 4 (8.00%) TDD
7 4 (8.00%) RUP
8 3 (6.00%) OO PHP
8 3 (6.00%) ETL
8 3 (6.00%) Content Management
8 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) Java
2 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.00%) PHP
2 5 (10.00%) Python
3 4 (8.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) Ruby
5 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.00%) Scala
6 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) iptables
1 1 (2.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Iperf
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Atlassian
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) Zend
4 3 (6.00%) WSO2
5 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.00%) F5
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Agilent
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