The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 34 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.67% 0.70% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.87% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £625 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £405 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-47.18% +80.89%
Open Source
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
247 344 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 82.33% 80.37% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 228 145
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Average hourly rate £10.00 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.75 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £16.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 Processes & Methodologies 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
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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 2 £625 +47.05% 2
Open Source
East Midlands

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) QA
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) Docker
3 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (40.00%) Rackspace
3 2 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Microservices
4 1 (20.00%) API Development
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Clojure
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) Confluence
1 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (20.00%) JMS
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) API Development
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Clojure
3 1 (20.00%) Haskell
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (40.00%) Rackspace