The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 61 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.66% 0.49% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.01% 2.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £650 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
166 93 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.93% 22.63% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 51 52
Average daily rate £350 £300 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £190 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £453 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 11
Average hourly rate £26.00 £28.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Essex region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon - 3 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Colchester - - - - 2
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) OO
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Retail
4 4 (30.77%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
4 4 (30.77%) Information Management
4 4 (30.77%) Logistics
4 4 (30.77%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Ruby
4 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Marketing
4 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (30.77%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) J2EE
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) PHP
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) Linux

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) NAS
2 3 (23.08%) SNMP
2 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) SSH
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) WebFOCUS
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Web Developer
3 3 (23.08%) IT Operations Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Operations Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (30.77%) J2EE
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) MVC
3 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 4 (30.77%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
3 4 (30.77%) Information Management
3 4 (30.77%) Logistics
3 4 (30.77%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) ERP
3 4 (30.77%) OOD
3 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 4 (30.77%) Product Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
2 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) PHP
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) NFS
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Foglight
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) AccuRev
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle