The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 61 61 67
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 12 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.12% 1.17% 1.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.45% 5.00% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Average daily rate £335 £413 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
220 180 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.48% 23.32% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 65 107
Average daily rate £350 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £211 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Open Source
Berkshire

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) jQuery
2 6 (40.00%) HTML5
3 5 (33.33%) PHP
3 5 (33.33%) MySQL
4 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Drupal
5 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) CMS
5 3 (20.00%) Games
5 3 (20.00%) CSS3
6 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
6 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (13.33%) XHTML
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 2 (13.33%) Document Management
6 2 (13.33%) Spring
6 2 (13.33%) Maven
6 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Alfresco
6 2 (13.33%) Git (software)

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (26.67%) Drupal
2 3 (20.00%) CMS
3 2 (13.33%) Alfresco
4 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) Maven
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Grunt
2 1 (6.67%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
2 1 (6.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 3 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Drupal Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) jQuery
2 6 (40.00%) HTML5
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) Ajax
4 3 (20.00%) CSS3
5 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
5 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
5 2 (13.33%) XHTML
5 2 (13.33%) Spring
5 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) Spring MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Spring Security
6 1 (6.67%) J2EE
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) UML
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) Document Management
2 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) User Stories
3 1 (6.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) PHP
3 4 (26.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) Twitter
1 1 (6.67%) Appcelerator
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