The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 44 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.58% 0.84% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.27% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£435 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% +5.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £234 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £426 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
Open Source
Oxfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
272 157 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 79.07% 66.24% 74.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 87 111
Average daily rate £412 £340 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.02% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) WPF
3 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Puppet
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) Social Media
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Sass
4 1 (16.67%) Varnish
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Drupal
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
1 2 (33.33%) WPF
1 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) CSS3
2 1 (16.67%) Sass
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
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