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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 98 104 112
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Open Source 30 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.17% 1.05% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.82% 3.93% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £190 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £425 £733
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
623 610 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.35% 26.74% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 293 285
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £143 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 69 67
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% -37.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.93 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 January 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 January 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 +4 8 £363 +7.40% 4
Suffolk - 6 £413 - 1
Cambridgeshire -17 5 £410 -0.60% 19
Norfolk - 5 £300 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £625 -
Essex - - - - 11
Open Source
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (41.54%) Java
2 23 (35.38%) CSS
3 22 (33.85%) HTML
4 20 (30.77%) Git (software)
5 18 (27.69%) HTML5
5 18 (27.69%) Scrum
5 18 (27.69%) OO
6 17 (26.15%) PHP
6 17 (26.15%) CSS3
7 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
7 16 (24.62%) Oracle
7 16 (24.62%) Linux
8 14 (21.54%) Apache
8 14 (21.54%) TDD
8 14 (21.54%) REST
8 14 (21.54%) jQuery
8 14 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (20.00%) MySQL
9 13 (20.00%) Perl
10 12 (18.46%) Internet
11 11 (16.92%) SQL
11 11 (16.92%) J2EE
11 11 (16.92%) Tcl
12 10 (15.38%) Spring
12 10 (15.38%) Web Design
12 10 (15.38%) Python
12 10 (15.38%) Unit Testing
13 9 (13.85%) Node.js
13 9 (13.85%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (21.54%) Apache
2 9 (13.85%) Node.js
3 7 (10.77%) lighttpd
4 6 (9.23%) Mule
5 5 (7.69%) Tomcat
6 4 (6.15%) MS Exchange
6 4 (6.15%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (3.08%) JBoss
7 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
7 2 (3.08%) Confluence
7 2 (3.08%) Liferay
7 2 (3.08%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.54%) Facebook Platform
8 1 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (1.54%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.54%) WordPress
8 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.54%) CMS
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Magento
2 1 (1.54%) Zen Cart
2 1 (1.54%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) Internet
2 4 (6.15%) SMTP
2 4 (6.15%) HTTP
3 1 (1.54%) WAAS
3 1 (1.54%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.54%) snoop
3 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.54%) VPN
3 1 (1.54%) LAN
3 1 (1.54%) WLAN
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
3 1 (1.54%) Wireless
3 1 (1.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) MySQL
2 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.62%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
5 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.54%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) DB2
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.85%) Subversion
3 8 (12.31%) Ant
3 8 (12.31%) JIRA
4 7 (10.77%) Grunt
5 6 (9.23%) Selenium
6 4 (6.15%) Maven
7 3 (4.62%) WebDriver
8 2 (3.08%) Firebug
8 2 (3.08%) Mockito
8 2 (3.08%) Hamcrest
8 2 (3.08%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.54%) Hudson
9 1 (1.54%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.54%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Marketing
3 2 (3.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (47.69%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) Architect
3 10 (15.38%) Web Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Front-End Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 6 (9.23%) PHP Developer
6 6 (9.23%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Integration Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Data Integration Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Design Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Perl Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Test Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (35.38%) CSS
2 22 (33.85%) HTML
3 18 (27.69%) HTML5
4 17 (26.15%) CSS3
5 14 (21.54%) REST
5 14 (21.54%) jQuery
6 11 (16.92%) J2EE
7 10 (15.38%) Spring
8 8 (12.31%) OpenID
8 8 (12.31%) OAuth
9 6 (9.23%) XML
9 6 (9.23%) AngularJS
10 5 (7.69%) Web Services
10 5 (7.69%) LAMP
11 4 (6.15%) .NET
11 4 (6.15%) Backbone.js
11 4 (6.15%) Spring Integration
12 3 (4.62%) Apache Camel
12 3 (4.62%) Ajax
12 3 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (13.85%) Clustering
2 4 (6.15%) Data Integration
2 4 (6.15%) Mathematics
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.15%) User Experience
3 2 (3.08%) Life Science
3 2 (3.08%) Biology
3 2 (3.08%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.08%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
4 1 (1.54%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) UNIX
3 2 (3.08%) Debian
3 2 (3.08%) Solaris
3 2 (3.08%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.69%) Scrum
2 18 (27.69%) OO
3 14 (21.54%) TDD
3 14 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (15.38%) Web Design
4 10 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 9 (13.85%) BDD
5 9 (13.85%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (12.31%) Web Development
7 7 (10.77%) TOGAF
8 6 (9.23%) DSDM
8 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
8 6 (9.23%) SOA
8 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (7.69%) UML
9 5 (7.69%) RUP
9 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.69%) MVC
10 4 (6.15%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (41.54%) Java
2 17 (26.15%) PHP
3 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.00%) Perl
5 11 (16.92%) SQL
5 11 (16.92%) Tcl
6 10 (15.38%) Python
7 3 (4.62%) Ruby
7 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) C
8 1 (1.54%) C#
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) ISEB
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.54%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) MCSE
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.54%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) OpenSSO
2 6 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Oracle
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Twitter
3 3 (4.62%) WSO2
3 3 (4.62%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.08%) Sun
4 2 (3.08%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.54%) Facebook
5 1 (1.54%) F5
5 1 (1.54%) Zend
5 1 (1.54%) Google
5 1 (1.54%) Juniper
5 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
5 1 (1.54%) Adobe
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