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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 97 118 112
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 30 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.14% 0.69% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.42% 2.64% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 7
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£388 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +6.25%
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
679 758 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.86% 26.30% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 390 265
Average daily rate £375 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £186 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 46 55
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -45.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £39.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Hertfordshire +15 12 £388 -18.42% 4
Essex +9 5 £460 +22.66% 4
Bedfordshire +3 5 £600 +106.89%
Norfolk - 4 £300 -
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £320 -32.63% 11
Suffolk -2 1 £250 -
Open Source
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) Java
3 19 (37.25%) Scrum
4 11 (21.57%) Clustering
4 11 (21.57%) Spring
4 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
5 10 (19.61%) JIRA
5 10 (19.61%) Finance
6 9 (17.65%) REST
7 8 (15.69%) UNIX
8 7 (13.73%) Linux
8 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
8 7 (13.73%) MySQL
8 7 (13.73%) Oracle
8 7 (13.73%) Selenium
8 7 (13.73%) Mule
9 6 (11.76%) Atlassian
9 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
9 6 (11.76%) BDD
9 6 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
9 6 (11.76%) Relational Database
9 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (11.76%) Hibernate
9 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (11.76%) Web Services
9 6 (11.76%) JMS
9 6 (11.76%) DSDM
9 6 (11.76%) Internet

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (13.73%) Mule
2 5 (9.80%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.88%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (5.88%) Apache
4 2 (3.92%) lighttpd
4 2 (3.92%) Confluence
4 2 (3.92%) Node.js
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.96%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Internet
2 3 (5.88%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.92%) Firewall
3 2 (3.92%) tcpdump
3 2 (3.92%) snoop
3 2 (3.92%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) Wireless
4 1 (1.96%) WAAS
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) WLAN
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) SMTP
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) MySQL
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) JIRA
1 10 (19.61%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.73%) Selenium
3 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (7.84%) Maven
6 3 (5.88%) Subversion
6 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.92%) Calabash
7 2 (3.92%) Grunt
7 2 (3.92%) Appium
7 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.92%) Robotium
7 2 (3.92%) Ant
7 2 (3.92%) TestNG
8 1 (1.96%) Hudson
8 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Electronics
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Architect
2 11 (21.57%) Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Java Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Integration Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Data Integration Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Data Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) Spring
2 9 (17.65%) REST
3 6 (11.76%) Hibernate
3 6 (11.76%) Web Services
3 6 (11.76%) JMS
4 5 (9.80%) HTML
4 5 (9.80%) J2EE
4 5 (9.80%) CSS
4 5 (9.80%) Struts
4 5 (9.80%) Java EE
4 5 (9.80%) RESTful
4 5 (9.80%) Struts2
5 4 (7.84%) Apache Camel
5 4 (7.84%) Spring Integration
5 4 (7.84%) CSS3
5 4 (7.84%) HTML5
6 2 (3.92%) Django
6 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.92%) LAMP
6 2 (3.92%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Clustering
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Internet of Things
4 2 (3.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) UNIX
2 7 (13.73%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Debian
4 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.96%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (37.25%) Scrum
3 11 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
5 6 (11.76%) DSDM
5 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (11.76%) BDD
6 5 (9.80%) OWASP
6 5 (9.80%) Waterfall
6 5 (9.80%) TDD
6 5 (9.80%) TOGAF
6 5 (9.80%) Project Management
7 4 (7.84%) SOA
7 4 (7.84%) OO
7 4 (7.84%) RUP
8 3 (5.88%) ETL
8 3 (5.88%) Content Management
8 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.92%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) Java
2 5 (9.80%) Python
3 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.88%) C#
4 2 (3.92%) PHP
4 2 (3.92%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) Scala
5 1 (1.96%) Tcl
5 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
1 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.92%) ISEB
2 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Snort
2 1 (1.96%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Iperf
2 1 (1.96%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle
2 6 (11.76%) Atlassian
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) WSO2
5 2 (3.92%) Juniper
5 2 (3.92%) F5
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.96%) VMware
6 1 (1.96%) Agilent