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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 62 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Open Source 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.90% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.98% 3.09% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
176 97 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.68% 15.35% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 62 87
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £272 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 16
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.20 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
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
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead -1 2 £475 -
Hertford - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Web Services
3 5 (38.46%) XML
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Node.js
4 4 (30.77%) SOA
4 4 (30.77%) XML Schema
4 4 (30.77%) Apache
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) MySQL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Ant
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (23.08%) UML
5 3 (23.08%) OO
5 3 (23.08%) XSD
5 3 (23.08%) UNIX
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) CSS3
5 3 (23.08%) HTML5
5 3 (23.08%) NoSQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (30.77%) Node.js
1 4 (30.77%) Apache
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (7.69%) Liferay
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.69%) DB2
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.69%) JasperReports
5 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Ant
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
2 2 (15.38%) Grunt
2 2 (15.38%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) JUnit
3 1 (7.69%) ClearCase
3 1 (7.69%) JDeveloper
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) ClearQuest
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Jtest
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
1 5 (38.46%) Web Services
1 5 (38.46%) XML
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 4 (30.77%) XML Schema
2 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 3 (23.08%) XSD
3 3 (23.08%) CSS3
3 3 (23.08%) HTML5
3 3 (23.08%) RESTful
4 2 (15.38%) Akka
4 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (15.38%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) DHTML
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE
5 1 (7.69%) JSP
5 1 (7.69%) Struts
5 1 (7.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Taxonomies
1 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) W3C
3 1 (7.69%) GIS
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) UML
3 3 (23.08%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) User Stories
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) OWASP
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) RUP
5 1 (7.69%) RAD
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) RHCA
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) RHCE
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Samba
1 2 (15.38%) XenServer
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
1 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) JBoss
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) hybris
3 1 (7.69%) ATG