The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 51 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.21% 2.30% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 8.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
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£348 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
Open Source
South West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
103 103 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 21.24% 26.28% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 49 47
Average daily rate £375 £325 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Average hourly rate £44.50 £14.63 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+204.27% -53.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £11.35 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -12.47%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 20 April 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
Cheltenham - 1 £348 - 3
Gloucester - - - - 1
Open Source
South West

Open Source
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Metasploit
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) SCADA
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Cyber Security
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared