The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 11 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 Middlesex 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 25 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.90% 0.85% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.77% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+67.05% +10.38%
Miscellaneous Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
53 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 23.77% 23.08% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 18
Average daily rate £375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £230 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £508 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.33% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £37.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £37.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Electronics
2 4 (66.67%) Android
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Marketing
3 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) C
4 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (33.33%) Android Development
4 2 (33.33%) Android NDK
4 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (16.67%) HTML5
5 1 (16.67%) Varnish
5 1 (16.67%) Puppet
5 1 (16.67%) CSS3
5 1 (16.67%) WebKit
5 1 (16.67%) CentOS
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) ZABBIX
5 1 (16.67%) Cacti
5 1 (16.67%) Munin
5 1 (16.67%) nginx

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Route 53
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (66.67%) Electronics
2 3 (50.00%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Android Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Android NDK
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) DOM
2 1 (16.67%) XSL
2 1 (16.67%) XHTML
2 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) W3C
2 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Android Development
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) C
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) sed
4 1 (16.67%) AWK
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) ZABBIX
1 1 (16.67%) Cacti
1 1 (16.67%) Munin
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle