The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 63 64 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.12% 0.66% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 3.47% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £286 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.27% -17.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +37.93%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Miscellaneous Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
173 144 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.64% 19.00% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 67 52
Average daily rate £376 £364 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £12.55 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £20.80 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 Miscellaneous 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 12 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby