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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 48 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.81% 1.30% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.20% 5.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.68% +16.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +31.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
125 111 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.35% 24.03% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 41 52
Average daily rate £384 £365 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% +23.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £414 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 33
Average hourly rate £28.50 £22.66 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.77% -17.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.57 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.15 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
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 25 July 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
Basildon -2 1 - -
Colchester - 1 £350 -
Harlow - - - -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (44.44%) J2EE
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) Information Management
2 3 (33.33%) SSH
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) NAS
2 3 (33.33%) AccuRev
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) SOA
2 3 (33.33%) NFS
2 3 (33.33%) SNMP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) SSH
2 3 (33.33%) NAS
2 3 (33.33%) SNMP
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) WebFOCUS
1 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Gradle
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Operations Manager
2 3 (33.33%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Swing
3 1 (11.11%) JMS
3 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) EMV
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 3 (33.33%) Information Management
2 3 (33.33%) SOA
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) OOP
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) NFS
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
1 3 (33.33%) AccuRev
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss