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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 1.87% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£394 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
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
48 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 44.86% 37.67% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 11
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) Struts
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (100.00%) OWASP
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Struts2
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Legal

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Java Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Struts
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Atlassian