The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 45 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 12 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.86% 1.67% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.11% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £350 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
481 379 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.57% 79.29% 72.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 191 164
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 44
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £27.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +11.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £41.95 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £450 -
Colchester +5 1 £350 - 2
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 16 (76.19%) Linux
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (57.14%) Puppet
2 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 12 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (57.14%) DevOps
3 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 7 (33.33%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) HTML
6 5 (23.81%) CSS
6 5 (23.81%) Ruby
6 5 (23.81%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (23.81%) Scala
6 5 (23.81%) HTML5
6 5 (23.81%) REST
6 5 (23.81%) CSS3
7 4 (19.05%) Play Framework
7 4 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
7 4 (19.05%) JSON
7 4 (19.05%) Ajax
7 4 (19.05%) Django
7 4 (19.05%) Kanban
7 4 (19.05%) Web Design
7 4 (19.05%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) SOA
8 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) DTS
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Administrator
1 8 (38.10%) Linux Administrator
2 7 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 7 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Java Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Advisor
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Coach
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 5 (23.81%) CSS
2 5 (23.81%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (23.81%) HTML5
2 5 (23.81%) REST
2 5 (23.81%) CSS3
3 4 (19.05%) Ajax
3 4 (19.05%) Play Framework
3 4 (19.05%) JSON
3 4 (19.05%) Django
4 3 (14.29%) Middleware
5 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
5 1 (4.76%) Sencha Touch
5 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.76%) JAX-RS
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) Ext JS
5 1 (4.76%) Web Services
5 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) CESG
2 1 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (4.76%) RMADS
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 2 (9.52%) Debian
4 2 (9.52%) UNIX
5 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (57.14%) DevOps
3 9 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) Kanban
4 4 (19.05%) Web Design
4 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) SOA
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (19.05%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (14.29%) Coaching
5 3 (14.29%) User Stories
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Critical Success Factor
6 2 (9.52%) API Design
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Customer Insight
7 1 (4.76%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Ruby
2 5 (23.81%) Scala
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) Puppet
1 12 (57.14%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (14.29%) Ansible
3 2 (9.52%) logstash
3 2 (9.52%) Kibana
3 2 (9.52%) OSSEC
4 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) WSO2
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) Sencha