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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 59 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.05% 0.30% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.57% 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
Open Source
Berkshire

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
197 292 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.91% 29.52% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 143 60
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £211 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £492 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 15
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
3 9 (32.14%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) Web Services
5 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 6 (21.43%) UNIX
5 6 (21.43%) AIX
5 6 (21.43%) CSS
5 6 (21.43%) Brocade
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (17.86%) HTML5
6 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
6 5 (17.86%) User Stories
6 5 (17.86%) Analytics
6 5 (17.86%) jQuery
7 4 (14.29%) Finance
7 4 (14.29%) IBM
7 4 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 4 (14.29%) Apache
7 4 (14.29%) PHP
7 4 (14.29%) J2EE
7 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) CSS3
7 4 (14.29%) Cobbler
7 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) User Experience
8 3 (10.71%) Sass
8 3 (10.71%) Grunt

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (14.29%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.14%) Drupal
4 1 (3.57%) LiveCycle
4 1 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.57%) WordPress
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) SSH
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Grunt
2 2 (7.14%) JUnit
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.57%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Server Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.71%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Middleware Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Android Developer
7 1 (3.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) HTML
2 7 (25.00%) Web Services
3 6 (21.43%) CSS
4 5 (17.86%) HTML5
4 5 (17.86%) jQuery
5 4 (14.29%) J2EE
5 4 (14.29%) CSS3
6 3 (10.71%) Sass
6 3 (10.71%) JSON
6 3 (10.71%) XHTML
7 2 (7.14%) Middleware
7 2 (7.14%) JMS
7 2 (7.14%) XML
7 2 (7.14%) Apache Camel
7 2 (7.14%) REST
8 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.57%) Ext JS
8 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
8 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) User Experience
2 2 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) EFT
3 1 (3.57%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) UNIX
2 6 (21.43%) AIX
2 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
2 5 (17.86%) User Stories
2 5 (17.86%) Analytics
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (7.14%) OOP
5 2 (7.14%) OO
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (3.57%) Android Development
6 1 (3.57%) DevOps
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) V-Model
6 1 (3.57%) Bug Management
6 1 (3.57%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (14.29%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Brocade
2 4 (14.29%) IBM
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) Sun