The 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 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 74 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.099% 0.98% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 3.44% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £329 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -20.30%
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
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
234 291 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.19% 28.61% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 135 64
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £546 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.81% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.23 £23.15
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 5 (29.41%) User Stories
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) Apache
6 4 (23.53%) UNIX
6 4 (23.53%) PHP
6 4 (23.53%) J2EE
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 3 (17.65%) CSS
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 2 (11.76%) PKI
8 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (11.76%) REST
8 2 (11.76%) Drupal
8 2 (11.76%) jQuery
8 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
8 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
8 2 (11.76%) HTML5
8 2 (11.76%) Middleware
8 2 (11.76%) SOA
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (23.53%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) Drupal
2 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.76%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) WordPress
3 1 (5.88%) LiveCycle
3 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.88%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) SSH
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JUnit
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Business Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
2 6 (35.29%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) J2EE
4 3 (17.65%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
5 2 (11.76%) jQuery
5 2 (11.76%) HTML5
5 2 (11.76%) REST
5 2 (11.76%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) JMS
5 2 (11.76%) Middleware
6 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.88%) .NET
6 1 (5.88%) CSS3
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.88%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
2 5 (29.41%) User Stories
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) OOP
5 2 (11.76%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) DSDM
6 1 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) V-Model
6 1 (5.88%) Analytics
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (5.88%) Sun