The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 25 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 Northamptonshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 27 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 12 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.33% 2.61% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.22% 11.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.68% +16.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +31.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
54 60 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 15.00% 22.39% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 29
Average daily rate £325 £458 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.96% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £291 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Open Source
East Midlands

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +6 12 £225 - 3
Towcester - - - -
Open Source
East Midlands

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 9 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (53.33%) Retail
3 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 7 (46.67%) Selenium
3 7 (46.67%) Test Management
3 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) Apache
3 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
3 7 (46.67%) MySQL
3 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
3 7 (46.67%) BDD
4 6 (40.00%) Google Apps
4 6 (40.00%) Google
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) XenServer
5 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (33.33%) CentOS
5 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (33.33%) UNIX
5 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
6 4 (26.67%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Banking
8 2 (13.33%) VMware

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 7 (46.67%) Apache
1 7 (46.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) WordPress
2 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Google Apps
2 1 (6.67%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Selenium
1 7 (46.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 2 (13.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (53.33%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Server Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Server Support
4 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Storage Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Server Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Storage Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) PHP Magento Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Magento Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Designer
6 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (33.33%) CentOS
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (13.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
2 7 (46.67%) Test Management
2 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) BDD
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) ATDD
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 5 (33.33%) XenServer
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Google
2 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
4 2 (13.33%) hybris
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) HP