The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.63% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.97% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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%
Open Source
Hertfordshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
67 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 44.08% 26.21% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 9
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £424 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) LAMP
2 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Zend
2 3 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (50.00%) OWASP
2 3 (50.00%) Magento
2 3 (50.00%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) Struts2
2 3 (50.00%) XSL
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) Apache
2 3 (50.00%) XHTML
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) JMS
2 3 (50.00%) HTTP
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) MySQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) WebLogic

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 3 (50.00%) Apache
1 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (50.00%) MySQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Magento Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) LAMP
2 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (50.00%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) Struts2
2 3 (50.00%) XSL
2 3 (50.00%) XHTML
2 3 (50.00%) JMS
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Struts
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) OWASP
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) OO PHP
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Zend
1 3 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle