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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 61 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.81% 0.39% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.70% 1.56% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
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£425 £210 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.86% -40.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £210 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
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
222 128 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 30.08% 25.00% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 81 53
Average daily rate £365 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £190 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 15
Average hourly rate £13.35 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.77 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -11 4 £325 +55.13% 6
Abingdon - 2 £450 -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) Puppet
2 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (44.44%) Social Media
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) REST
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) .NET
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) WCF
3 4 (44.44%) WPF
3 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
4 3 (33.33%) PHP
5 2 (22.22%) MySQL
5 2 (22.22%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Drupal
5 2 (22.22%) Content Management
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) CSS3
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
6 1 (11.11%) Sass

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (22.22%) Drupal
2 1 (11.11%) WordPress
2 1 (11.11%) MODX
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) MySQL
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
2 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) REST
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) WCF
2 4 (44.44%) WPF
2 4 (44.44%) Silverlight
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) CSS3
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) Sass
4 1 (11.11%) LAMP
4 1 (11.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Social Media
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Content Management
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) B2B
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
1 4 (44.44%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Varnish
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Puppet
1 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle