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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 29 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.87% 0.86% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.92% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +12.89%
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%
Miscellaneous Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
51 54 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.17% 23.18% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 21
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 £316 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £514 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £36.65 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
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 30 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 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Android
2 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (20.00%) AWK
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) XML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Route 53
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (60.00%) Electronics
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Web Team Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) DOM
1 1 (20.00%) XSL
1 1 (20.00%) XHTML
1 1 (20.00%) OpenGL
1 1 (20.00%) Android NDK
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
1 1 (20.00%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (20.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) AWK
3 1 (20.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Salt
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) ZABBIX
1 1 (20.00%) Cacti
1 1 (20.00%) Munin
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle