The first 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 18 April 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 Southampton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 34 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.09% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.99% 3.17% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £300 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +42.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
89 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.30% 23.51% 22.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 39 25
Average daily rate £300 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 12
Average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.02 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Open Source
Hampshire

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 18 April 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 6 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) Puppet
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (50.00%) Big Data
3 4 (50.00%) PHP
3 4 (50.00%) LAMP
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (12.50%) CentOS
6 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
6 1 (12.50%) PostGIS
6 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Change Control
6 1 (12.50%) Spring
6 1 (12.50%) Maven
6 1 (12.50%) JasperReports
6 1 (12.50%) Java EE
6 1 (12.50%) Django

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) JasperReports
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) LAMP
3 1 (12.50%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (12.50%) PostGIS
3 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) Java EE
3 1 (12.50%) Django
3 1 (12.50%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
1 1 (12.50%) Change Control
1 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (12.50%) Scrum
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) SOA
1 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) PHP
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) C++
5 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Puppet
2 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle