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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 41 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.10% - 2.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.77% - 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +6.25%
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
106 38 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 29.04% 18.72% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 23 23
Average daily rate £365 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.18% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £12.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +65.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.45 £17.60 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Social Media
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Content Management
3 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
3 2 (28.57%) Drupal
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (28.57%) Drupal
2 1 (14.29%) WordPress
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Solr
2 1 (14.29%) MODX
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (28.57%) WPF
2 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
2 2 (28.57%) HTML5
2 2 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) Sass
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Content Management
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) B2B
3 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 2 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco