The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 63 59 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.79% 1.65% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 2.09% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
Average daily rate £373 £385 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.24% -23.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.90 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-24.81% -43.80%
Open Source
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
634 716 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.86% 78.94% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 371 365
Average daily rate £410 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 16
Average hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +150.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 14 (82.35%) CSS
1 14 (82.35%) JDBC
1 14 (82.35%) JSP
1 14 (82.35%) Servlets
1 14 (82.35%) Struts
1 14 (82.35%) XML
1 14 (82.35%) DHTML
1 14 (82.35%) HTML
1 14 (82.35%) Java
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
1 14 (82.35%) JMS
1 14 (82.35%) HTTP
1 14 (82.35%) TCP/IP
1 14 (82.35%) OOA/OOD
1 14 (82.35%) OO
1 14 (82.35%) Hibernate
1 14 (82.35%) Spring
1 14 (82.35%) Use Case
1 14 (82.35%) Software Architecture
2 12 (70.59%) J2EE
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Java SE
4 2 (11.76%) MS Project
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) HTTP
1 14 (82.35%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
1 14 (82.35%) Java Developer
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript Developer
1 14 (82.35%) Senior Developer
1 14 (82.35%) Senior Java Developer
1 14 (82.35%) Senior JavaScript Developer
2 12 (70.59%) J2EE Developer
2 12 (70.59%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 12 (70.59%) Senior J2EE Developer
2 12 (70.59%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) CSS
1 14 (82.35%) DHTML
1 14 (82.35%) Hibernate
1 14 (82.35%) HTML
1 14 (82.35%) JDBC
1 14 (82.35%) JMS
1 14 (82.35%) JSP
1 14 (82.35%) Servlets
1 14 (82.35%) Spring
1 14 (82.35%) Struts
1 14 (82.35%) XML
2 12 (70.59%) J2EE
3 2 (11.76%) Java SE
4 1 (5.88%) JSF
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) OO
1 14 (82.35%) OOA/OOD
1 14 (82.35%) Software Architecture
1 14 (82.35%) Use Case
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Java
1 14 (82.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) HNC
3 1 (5.88%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft