The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Source
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 36 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.98% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £488 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £31.22 £42.50
% change year-on-year +52.13% -26.53%  

Open Source is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 320 256 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.65% 80.50% 85.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 176 209
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.44% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Bedfordshire

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Bedfordshire

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Bedfordshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -1 4 £600 -
Dunstable - 1 - -
Open Source
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 6 (66.67%) Middleware
2 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) Data Integration
2 5 (55.56%) Data Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) SaaS
3 2 (22.22%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Umbraco
3 2 (22.22%) HTTP
3 2 (22.22%) CMS
3 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) SIEM
3 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
3 2 (22.22%) Bower
3 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) SaaS
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Bower
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Data Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Data Integration Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Architect
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (22.22%) Entity Framework
3 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Data Architecture
1 5 (55.56%) Data Integration
1 5 (55.56%) E-Commerce
1 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Security Management
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) People Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Splunk