The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 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 Hertfordshire 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 57 51 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing Open Source 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.75% 0.81% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.68% 3.21% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £334 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.83% -16.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
136 156 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.42% 25.32% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 71 91
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £230 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £496 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 16
Average hourly rate £27.75 £35.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £13.47 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £46.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Hertfordshire region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Abbots Langley - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
Watford - - - - 3
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) XML Schema
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) N-Tier
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 3 (27.27%) Taxonomies
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
3 3 (27.27%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) XSD
3 3 (27.27%) MySQL
3 3 (27.27%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) L2TP
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) ADSL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Node.js
2 1 (9.09%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) ADSL
1 3 (27.27%) L2TP
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) LTE
2 1 (9.09%) Bluetooth
2 1 (9.09%) CDMA
2 1 (9.09%) SMS
2 1 (9.09%) UMTS
2 1 (9.09%) WCDMA
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
3 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (9.09%) DB2
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
4 1 (9.09%) JasperReports
4 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
2 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) JDeveloper
3 1 (9.09%) Ant
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Jtest
3 1 (9.09%) GDB
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Architect
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) XML Schema
1 4 (36.36%) XML
2 3 (27.27%) XSD
2 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
3 2 (18.18%) Akka
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) RESTful
4 1 (9.09%) Struts2
4 1 (9.09%) WSDL
4 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
4 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) JSF
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) N-Tier
1 3 (27.27%) Taxonomies
1 3 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) W3C
3 1 (9.09%) GIS
3 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
3 1 (9.09%) Statistics
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) SOA
1 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) UML
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) OWASP
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) RAD
4 1 (9.09%) RUP
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) RHCE
3 1 (9.09%) RHCA
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (9.09%) RHEV
2 1 (9.09%) Samba
2 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 1 (9.09%) ATG
2 1 (9.09%) hybris