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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.71% - 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £500 - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

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 256 273 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.46% 87.78% 84.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 182 268
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Umbraco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Management
2 2 (66.67%) Bower
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

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 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Umbraco
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Bower
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Lead DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Dependency Management
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft