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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 50 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 12 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.88% 0.91% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.66% 3.04% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
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£394 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% +5.55%
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
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
212 230 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 33.28% 29.79% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 113 69
Average daily rate £375 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +116.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £37.50 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 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
Watford - 5 £388 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 3
Stevenage - - - -
Open Source
East of England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 12 (60.00%) Scrum
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) UNIX
3 7 (35.00%) Web Services
3 7 (35.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (25.00%) Clustering
5 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 5 (25.00%) Spring
5 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 5 (25.00%) Java EE
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle
5 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (25.00%) Struts
5 5 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) JMS
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (25.00%) OWASP
5 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
5 5 (25.00%) RESTful
5 5 (25.00%) Struts2
5 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) RUP
6 4 (20.00%) DSDM

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Alfresco
3 1 (5.00%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (5.00%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (15.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (15.00%) Maven
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Java Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Test Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Magento Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) JMS
2 5 (25.00%) Struts
2 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 5 (25.00%) Spring
2 5 (25.00%) RESTful
2 5 (25.00%) Struts2
2 5 (25.00%) Java EE
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) XSL
4 2 (10.00%) XHTML
4 2 (10.00%) LAMP
4 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (5.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (5.00%) Play Framework
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) Django
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware
5 1 (5.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) CMDB
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) UNIX
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Scrum
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (25.00%) OWASP
3 4 (20.00%) RUP
3 4 (20.00%) DSDM
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Security
4 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) BDD
4 2 (10.00%) OO PHP
5 1 (5.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) PHP
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Scala
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) ZABBIX
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
1 5 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Zend
3 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco