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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 36 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 16 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.71% 0.93% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.66% 1.22% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £460 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +22.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £361
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -36.61%
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
343 411 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 79.58% 76.82% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 226 317
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 33 34
Median hourly rate £19.00 £40.60 £35.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.20% +13.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £32.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 29 (65.91%) SOA
2 27 (61.36%) Web Services
2 27 (61.36%) REST
3 26 (59.09%) WSO2
4 25 (56.82%) Google
5 22 (50.00%) XML
5 22 (50.00%) XSD
5 22 (50.00%) SOAP
5 22 (50.00%) Apache Camel
5 22 (50.00%) JSON
6 21 (47.73%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (43.18%) XSLT
7 19 (43.18%) MySQL
7 19 (43.18%) Java
8 18 (40.91%) Oracle
8 18 (40.91%) Middleware
8 18 (40.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 18 (40.91%) Apache ServiceMix
9 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (31.82%) Scrum
11 13 (29.55%) Puppet
12 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
12 12 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (22.73%) Oracle BPM
13 10 (22.73%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (22.73%) Mockito
13 10 (22.73%) EasyMock
14 9 (20.45%) DevOps
14 9 (20.45%) Linux
14 9 (20.45%) HTTP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (40.91%) Apache ServiceMix
1 18 (40.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (22.73%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (13.64%) Apache
4 2 (4.55%) IIS
4 2 (4.55%) Jetty
4 2 (4.55%) nginx
4 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.27%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.82%) Google App Engine
1 3 (6.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) HTTP
1 9 (20.45%) SSL
1 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) DHCP
2 2 (4.55%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) FTP
2 2 (4.55%) IPsec
3 1 (2.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 10 (22.73%) EasyMock
2 10 (22.73%) Mockito
3 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.09%) Subversion
4 3 (6.82%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) SOA Developer
3 13 (29.55%) Java Developer
4 11 (25.00%) XML Developer
5 5 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Scrum Master
6 4 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (9.09%) XML XSLT Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (6.82%) Oracle SOA Developer
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) REST
1 27 (61.36%) Web Services
2 22 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 22 (50.00%) JSON
2 22 (50.00%) SOAP
2 22 (50.00%) XML
2 22 (50.00%) XSD
3 19 (43.18%) XSLT
4 18 (40.91%) Middleware
5 8 (18.18%) .NET
6 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
6 5 (11.36%) J2EE
7 3 (6.82%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.55%) Servlets
9 1 (2.27%) CSS
9 1 (2.27%) HTML
9 1 (2.27%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) SOA
2 21 (47.73%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (31.82%) Scrum
5 9 (20.45%) DevOps
6 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
7 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.36%) Coaching
8 5 (11.36%) Process Management
9 4 (9.09%) Kanban
9 4 (9.09%) OO
9 4 (9.09%) TDD
10 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (6.82%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (4.55%) MVC
12 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1 (2.27%) Front End Development
12 1 (2.27%) Open Source Development
12 1 (2.27%) TOGAF
12 1 (2.27%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) Java
2 8 (18.18%) Perl
3 4 (9.09%) C
4 2 (4.55%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) Puppet
2 12 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Cacti
3 1 (2.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) WSO2
2 25 (56.82%) Google
3 18 (40.91%) Oracle
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.27%) Adobe