The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 35 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 11 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.07% 0.30% 2.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.02% 1.49% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £305 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.73% +16.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
Open Source
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Miscellaneous Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
122 67 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 34.08% 20.06% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 41 48
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.22% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.25 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.00 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Southampton region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Southampton region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Web Services
3 15 (53.57%) VMware
3 15 (53.57%) Puppet
3 15 (53.57%) Jenkins
4 14 (50.00%) Linux
4 14 (50.00%) Maven
5 13 (46.43%) Apache
5 13 (46.43%) Internet
5 13 (46.43%) PostGIS
6 12 (42.86%) Scrum
6 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 12 (42.86%) CSS
7 11 (39.29%) Java
7 11 (39.29%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
8 10 (35.71%) TDD
8 10 (35.71%) Web Development
8 10 (35.71%) Node.js
9 9 (32.14%) vCloud
9 9 (32.14%) Vagrant
9 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
9 9 (32.14%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (32.14%) Amazon S3
9 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (32.14%) RSpec
9 9 (32.14%) RESTful
9 9 (32.14%) CentOS
9 9 (32.14%) EMC
9 9 (32.14%) HTML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 13 (46.43%) Apache
2 10 (35.71%) Node.js
3 7 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (21.43%) Apache Solr
4 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
5 2 (7.14%) WordPress
6 1 (3.57%) CMS
6 1 (3.57%) Joomla!
6 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon S3
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (21.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (25.00%) Redis
3 6 (21.43%) MySQL
4 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
4 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Jenkins
2 14 (50.00%) Maven
3 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
4 9 (32.14%) Cucumber
4 9 (32.14%) RSpec
5 7 (25.00%) JIRA
6 6 (21.43%) FitNesse
7 3 (10.71%) Selenium
7 3 (10.71%) Mockito
7 3 (10.71%) Grunt
8 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) Architect
2 10 (35.71%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (32.14%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (25.00%) Programmer
4 7 (25.00%) Web Programmer
4 7 (25.00%) Web Developer
5 5 (17.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.57%) WordPress Developer
7 1 (3.57%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) Web Services
2 13 (46.43%) PostGIS
3 12 (42.86%) CSS
4 9 (32.14%) HTML
4 9 (32.14%) RESTful
5 8 (28.57%) J2EE
6 7 (25.00%) HTML5
6 7 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (25.00%) CSS3
6 7 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (25.00%) Ember.js
6 7 (25.00%) AngularJS
7 6 (21.43%) SOAP
8 5 (17.86%) Spring
9 4 (14.29%) Ajax
9 4 (14.29%) jQuery
10 3 (10.71%) JPA
10 3 (10.71%) JTS
10 3 (10.71%) JSON
10 3 (10.71%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Wiki
2 3 (10.71%) Linked Data
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (42.86%) Scrum
3 10 (35.71%) TDD
3 10 (35.71%) Web Development
4 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 7 (25.00%) BDD
4 7 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 7 (25.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 6 (21.43%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) Content Management
6 4 (14.29%) SOA
7 3 (10.71%) MVC
7 3 (10.71%) Kanban
7 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.57%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 11 (39.29%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) vCloud
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (53.57%) Puppet
2 9 (32.14%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) EMC
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Tripwire
4 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.57%) Facebook
4 1 (3.57%) Twitter