The 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 64 45 44
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.13% 1.84% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.03% 5.29% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
Open Source
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
198 189 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.22% 34.81% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 93 55
Average daily rate £395 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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
Saffron Walden - 4 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Colchester - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (90.00%) Java
1 9 (90.00%) OO
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) J2EE
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) HTTP
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) SOA
4 4 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (40.00%) Information Management
4 4 (40.00%) Validation
4 4 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
4 4 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) Web Development
4 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (40.00%) AccuRev
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) REST
4 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (30.00%) Maven
5 3 (30.00%) Ajax
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) SQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Solr
1 2 (20.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (20.00%) Mockito
2 2 (20.00%) Hamcrest
3 1 (10.00%) Gradle
3 1 (10.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) J2EE
1 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) REST
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
2 4 (40.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) Ajax
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) Dojo
4 2 (20.00%) YUI
4 2 (20.00%) Lucene
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) JDBC
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) Guava
4 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (20.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) Life Science
2 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (20.00%) Biology
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) EMV
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) OO
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (40.00%) Information Management
3 4 (40.00%) Bioinformatics
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
3 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (40.00%) Validation
3 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) AccuRev
2 2 (20.00%) Twitter
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) CA