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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 75 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.21% 1.35% 1.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 4.96% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 6
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£425 £335 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -18.78%
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 £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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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
248 282 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.59% 27.27% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 132 97
Average daily rate £400 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £181 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 19
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £9.19 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £22.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 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 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) PHP
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) JBoss
3 4 (36.36%) Apache
3 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
3 4 (36.36%) J2EE
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) PKI
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) User Stories
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
4 3 (27.27%) Release Management
4 3 (27.27%) SSH
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Sun

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (36.36%) WebLogic
1 4 (36.36%) JBoss
1 4 (36.36%) Apache
1 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (9.09%) Drupal
3 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 4 (36.36%) SSL
2 3 (27.27%) SSH
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Bugzilla
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) J2EE
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
2 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) CSS3
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) User Stories
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Use Case
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Bug Management
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
1 5 (45.45%) PHP
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) C++
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Sun