The 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 62 44 46
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 8 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.06% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.51% 0.87% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
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£338 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £306 £350
% change year-on-year
+30.61% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £41.25 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+37.57% -48.43%
Open Source
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
228 115 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 30.20% 27.45% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 54 58
Average daily rate £390 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £224 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 18
Average hourly rate £18.94 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.29% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £9.78 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £33.75 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 November 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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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
Oxford - 4 £313 - 7
Wallingford - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 7 (63.64%) Web Services
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) WCF
2 5 (45.45%) WPF
2 5 (45.45%) Silverlight
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (45.45%) REST
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) PHP
3 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (36.36%) Puppet
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 3 (27.27%) Social Media
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) GIS
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) Jenkins

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (9.09%) WordPress
1 1 (9.09%) Joomla!
1 1 (9.09%) Drupal
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) GIS Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) WCF
2 5 (45.45%) WPF
2 5 (45.45%) Silverlight
2 5 (45.45%) REST
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) J2EE
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) XSLT
5 1 (9.09%) Flash
5 1 (9.09%) LAMP
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Social Media
2 2 (18.18%) GIS
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Content Management
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) OOD
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) PHP
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (36.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
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