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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 52 62 86
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Contract jobs citing Open Source 15 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.70% 1.51% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.52% 6.70% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 1
Average daily rate
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£374 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +12.89%
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%
Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
176 209 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.98% 22.55% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 91 97
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Average hourly rate £15.88 £13.50 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.59% -8.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £8.00 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.85 £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
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 31 July 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (41.38%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) HTML
4 9 (31.03%) Web Services
5 8 (27.59%) Linux
6 7 (24.14%) CSS
7 6 (20.69%) CMS
7 6 (20.69%) Maven
7 6 (20.69%) JSON
7 6 (20.69%) Selenium
7 6 (20.69%) jQuery
7 6 (20.69%) HTML5
8 5 (17.24%) SaaS
8 5 (17.24%) CSS3
8 5 (17.24%) HTTP
8 5 (17.24%) JUnit
8 5 (17.24%) PHP
9 4 (13.79%) MySQL
9 4 (13.79%) Python
9 4 (13.79%) XHTML
9 4 (13.79%) JMS
9 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
9 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
9 4 (13.79%) VXML
9 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
9 4 (13.79%) Document Management
9 4 (13.79%) Spring
9 4 (13.79%) CCXML
9 4 (13.79%) Sass

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (20.69%) CMS
2 3 (10.34%) Alfresco
3 2 (6.90%) Drupal
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.45%) WordPress
4 1 (3.45%) nginx
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) GitHub
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) MS Access
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Maven
1 6 (20.69%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) JUnit
3 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
3 4 (13.79%) JBehave
4 3 (10.34%) Ant
4 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.34%) Grunt
4 3 (10.34%) Gradle
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (3.45%) Subversion
6 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.45%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (3.45%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Publishing
2 1 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.90%) PHP Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (3.45%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (3.45%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (3.45%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) HTML
1 9 (31.03%) Web Services
2 7 (24.14%) CSS
3 6 (20.69%) JSON
3 6 (20.69%) jQuery
3 6 (20.69%) HTML5
4 5 (17.24%) CSS3
5 4 (13.79%) Sass
5 4 (13.79%) CCXML
5 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
5 4 (13.79%) Spring
5 4 (13.79%) XHTML
5 4 (13.79%) JMS
5 4 (13.79%) VXML
6 3 (10.34%) Gherkin
6 3 (10.34%) RESTful
7 2 (6.90%) .NET
7 2 (6.90%) J2EE
7 2 (6.90%) Ajax
8 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
1 3 (10.34%) GIS
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Document Management
3 3 (10.34%) SOA
3 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.90%) BDD
4 2 (6.90%) Scrum
4 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.90%) User Stories
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) MVC
4 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Web Development
5 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.45%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) PHP
4 4 (13.79%) Python
4 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.34%) Ruby
6 2 (6.90%) SQL
7 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) Cacti
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) JBoss
1 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.45%) Akamai
2 1 (3.45%) Appcelerator
2 1 (3.45%) Percona
2 1 (3.45%) Twitter
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
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