The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 51 42 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.92% 0.55% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.81% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £635 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
455 248 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 83.64% 67.76% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 170 197
Average daily rate £400 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.82 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.67% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £22.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gatwick - 3 - -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) HTTP
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) Snort
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Ubuntu
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) Black-Box Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) CSS
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) HTTP
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) NeoLoad
2 1 (12.50%) Zephyr
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Black-Box Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C++
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) C
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Snort
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cerner