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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 49 61 81
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +20
Contract jobs citing Open Source 19 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.18% 1.46% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.92% 6.61% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 1
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.49% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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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
174 227 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.98% 22.17% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 122 91
Average daily rate £361 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.68% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £266 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 5
Average hourly rate £15.63 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £8.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £28.00 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 10 (32.26%) HTML
4 9 (29.03%) Java
5 8 (25.81%) CSS
5 8 (25.81%) Web Services
5 8 (25.81%) CMS
5 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) HTML5
6 7 (22.58%) JSON
6 7 (22.58%) jQuery
6 7 (22.58%) CSS3
7 6 (19.35%) Sass
7 6 (19.35%) AIX
7 6 (19.35%) Brocade
8 5 (16.13%) SaaS
8 5 (16.13%) Selenium
8 5 (16.13%) XHTML
8 5 (16.13%) PHP
8 5 (16.13%) Grunt
9 4 (12.90%) Analytics
9 4 (12.90%) MySQL
9 4 (12.90%) JUnit
9 4 (12.90%) JMS
9 4 (12.90%) Eclipse
9 4 (12.90%) HTTP
9 4 (12.90%) IBM
9 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
9 4 (12.90%) VXML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (25.81%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Drupal
3 1 (3.23%) Alfresco
3 1 (3.23%) WordPress
3 1 (3.23%) nginx
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (3.23%) GitHub
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) MS Access
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Selenium
1 5 (16.13%) Grunt
2 4 (12.90%) JBehave
2 4 (12.90%) JUnit
2 4 (12.90%) Eclipse
2 4 (12.90%) Maven
3 3 (9.68%) Ant
3 3 (9.68%) Gradle
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Senior Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 4 (12.90%) Server Specialist
7 3 (9.68%) Java Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (6.45%) PHP Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (3.23%) PHP Web Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Java Team Leader
9 1 (3.23%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
9 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) HTML
2 8 (25.81%) CSS
2 8 (25.81%) Web Services
2 8 (25.81%) HTML5
3 7 (22.58%) CSS3
3 7 (22.58%) JSON
3 7 (22.58%) jQuery
4 6 (19.35%) Sass
5 5 (16.13%) XHTML
6 4 (12.90%) JMS
6 4 (12.90%) VXML
6 4 (12.90%) CCXML
7 2 (6.45%) .NET
7 2 (6.45%) RESTful
7 2 (6.45%) Ajax
7 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
7 2 (6.45%) Spring
8 1 (3.23%) JSF
8 1 (3.23%) XML
8 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Client/Server
1 3 (9.68%) GIS
2 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) AIX
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) UNIX
5 1 (3.23%) Windows
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) CentOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Analytics
3 3 (9.68%) Document Management
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.23%) MVC
5 1 (3.23%) SEO
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Web Development
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.23%) BDD
5 1 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (29.03%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) PHP
4 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.68%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) Ruby
6 2 (6.45%) SQL
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) C
7 1 (3.23%) C++
7 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (12.90%) Cobbler
2 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.23%) Nagios
2 1 (3.23%) Cacti
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Brocade
2 4 (12.90%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) Akamai
3 1 (3.23%) Appcelerator
3 1 (3.23%) Percona
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter