The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 46 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 0.24% 0.35% 1.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 2.44% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£475 - £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Open Source
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East Sussex region.

Miscellaneous Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
84 41 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 20.14% 14.34% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 38
Average daily rate £260 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.96% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £331 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £37.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
Brighton - - - - 2
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 19 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 3 (75.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) PHP5
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (50.00%) Node.js
2 2 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 2 (50.00%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) PHP5
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Vagrant