The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 50 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 14 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.76% 0.98% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.32% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
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£500 £463 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +19.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
598 455 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 75.22% 74.59% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 218 255
Average daily rate £395 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 27 22
Average hourly rate £33.00 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £14.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 7 July 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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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
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £500 - 2
Watford - 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - - 3
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) MySQL
3 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 11 (40.74%) PHP
3 11 (40.74%) Zend
4 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
5 9 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (33.33%) SOA
6 8 (29.63%) SQL
6 8 (29.63%) Web Services
6 8 (29.63%) OOP
6 8 (29.63%) jQuery
6 8 (29.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
7 7 (25.93%) Clustering
7 7 (25.93%) UNIX
7 7 (25.93%) Java
8 5 (18.52%) Spring
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) JMS
8 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
8 5 (18.52%) Struts
8 5 (18.52%) RESTful
8 5 (18.52%) Struts2
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
8 5 (18.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (18.52%) Atlassian

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Alfresco
3 1 (3.70%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.70%) tcpdump
2 1 (3.70%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) MySQL
2 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
2 3 (11.11%) Maven
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) Architect
3 8 (29.63%) Senior Developer
3 8 (29.63%) PHP Developer
4 6 (22.22%) Senior PHP Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Java Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Magento Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Java Technical Architect
8 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Web Services
1 8 (29.63%) jQuery
1 8 (29.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (18.52%) Java EE
2 5 (18.52%) RESTful
2 5 (18.52%) Struts2
2 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
2 5 (18.52%) Spring
2 5 (18.52%) JMS
2 5 (18.52%) Struts
3 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) CSS
4 3 (11.11%) XSL
4 3 (11.11%) XHTML
4 3 (11.11%) LAMP
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) Ajax
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) CMDB
2 2 (7.41%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) UNIX
2 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Scrum
3 9 (33.33%) TDD
3 9 (33.33%) SOA
4 8 (29.63%) OOP
5 5 (18.52%) OWASP
6 4 (14.81%) RUP
6 4 (14.81%) DSDM
6 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.11%) OO
7 3 (11.11%) OO PHP
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (7.41%) Service Management
8 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (7.41%) Data Security
8 2 (7.41%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
1 11 (40.74%) PHP
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) Scala
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) ZABBIX
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
1 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Zend
2 5 (18.52%) Atlassian
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco