The 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 25 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.03% - 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.85% - 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.51% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%
Open Source
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
52 61 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 26.67% 27.73% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 25
Average daily rate £350 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £277 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £578 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 4 (66.67%) C++
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Electronics
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
1 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) XHTML
3 2 (33.33%) OpenGL
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (33.33%) Android Development
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) WebKit
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Physics
4 1 (16.67%) Moodle
4 1 (16.67%) WordPress

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Moodle
1 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 4 (66.67%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) XHTML
2 2 (33.33%) OpenGL
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) WebKit
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) DOM
3 1 (16.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Physics
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) SCORM
3 1 (16.67%) VLE
3 1 (16.67%) IPTV
3 1 (16.67%) DTV
3 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Android Development
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C++
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) C
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree