The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire 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 48 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.41% 0.81% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.02% 4.60% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£450 £275 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -7.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.68% +16.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +31.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
99 87 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 20.45% 17.68% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 41 46
Average daily rate £304 £336 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.66% +1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £161 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% -23.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.25 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.50 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire 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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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
Oxford -3 1 £450 +125.00% 4
Banbury - 1 - -
Kidlington - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Flash
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Joomla!
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) WordPress
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Moodle

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Joomla!
1 1 (25.00%) Drupal
1 1 (25.00%) WordPress
1 1 (25.00%) Moodle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Developer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Editor
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Assistant Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) Flash
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
1 1 (25.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Content Management
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle