The 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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 56 47 70
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Contract jobs citing Open Source 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.27% 1.35% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.24% 5.98% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 7
Average daily rate
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£455 £280 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -39.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £280 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £280 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.57% +7.69%
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%
Open Source
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
191 117 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.27% 22.63% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 57 83
Average daily rate £280 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £265 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 17
Average hourly rate £20.25 £40.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.30% +126.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.43 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £50.00 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 September 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
St Albans - 3 £450 -
Watford - - - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Subversion
3 6 (54.55%) Apache
4 5 (45.45%) Ant
4 5 (45.45%) HTML
4 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 5 (45.45%) CSS
4 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
5 4 (36.36%) lighttpd
5 4 (36.36%) HTML5
5 4 (36.36%) BDD
5 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (36.36%) Grunt
5 4 (36.36%) Marketing
5 4 (36.36%) Node.js
5 4 (36.36%) CSS3
5 4 (36.36%) Web Development
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) Internet
5 4 (36.36%) Web Design
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
6 3 (27.27%) L2TP
6 3 (27.27%) Project Management
6 3 (27.27%) Python
6 3 (27.27%) ADSL
6 3 (27.27%) FreeRADIUS
6 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (54.55%) Apache
2 4 (36.36%) lighttpd
2 4 (36.36%) Node.js
3 1 (9.09%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (9.09%) Liferay
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) L2TP
2 3 (27.27%) ADSL
3 1 (9.09%) Bluetooth
3 1 (9.09%) CDMA
3 1 (9.09%) SMS
3 1 (9.09%) UMTS
3 1 (9.09%) WCDMA
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (9.09%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Subversion
2 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (45.45%) Ant
3 4 (36.36%) Grunt
4 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
4 2 (18.18%) Maven
5 1 (9.09%) Jtest
5 1 (9.09%) GDB
5 1 (9.09%) JDeveloper
5 1 (9.09%) JUnit
General
1 4 (36.36%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Front-End Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (27.27%) Consultant
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) CSS
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) HTML5
2 4 (36.36%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) Dalvik
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) DHTML
3 1 (9.09%) JSP
3 1 (9.09%) Struts
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (9.09%) XML Schema
3 1 (9.09%) OpenGL
3 1 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) JSF
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) GIS
1 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Web Development
2 4 (36.36%) Web Design
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) OO
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) RAD
4 1 (9.09%) RUP
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 2 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) FreeRADIUS
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
2 1 (9.09%) ATG
2 1 (9.09%) hybris