The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 29 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.23% 1.00% 1.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.69% 3.39% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £188 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £178 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £198 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Open Source
Oxfordshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
64 59 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 26.34% 29.50% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 38
Average daily rate £310 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £511 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.48 £16.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.69 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -35.67%

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 Miscellaneous 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 22 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) GIS
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Moodle
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Moodle
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) GIS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Assistant Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XSLT
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) OOD
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification