The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
England / East Midlands
Rank 93 74 69
Rank change year-on-year -19 -5  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.41% 1.43% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.77% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 20
Median daily rate £395 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.84% +18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +11.51% +3.12%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1190 1296 1239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 80.41% 80.35% 76.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 802 701
Median daily rate £380 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 40
Median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +118.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in the East Midlands

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in the East Midlands

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Derbyshire - 2 - - 3
Northamptonshire -4 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -16 1 - - 7
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 23 (82.14%) Java
2 16 (57.14%) Subversion
3 15 (53.57%) J2EE
4 14 (50.00%) Web Services
4 14 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 14 (50.00%) Spring
5 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (46.43%) CSS
5 13 (46.43%) SOAP
5 13 (46.43%) JavaScript
5 13 (46.43%) HTML
6 11 (39.29%) SQL
6 11 (39.29%) XML
6 11 (39.29%) XSLT
6 11 (39.29%) Performance Testing
7 10 (35.71%) jQuery
7 10 (35.71%) Apache Flex
7 10 (35.71%) Maven
7 10 (35.71%) DB2 UDB
7 10 (35.71%) Struts2
7 10 (35.71%) XHTML
7 10 (35.71%) Struts
7 10 (35.71%) JSP
7 10 (35.71%) DB2
7 10 (35.71%) Ant
7 10 (35.71%) WSDL
7 10 (35.71%) XML Schema
7 10 (35.71%) UDDI
7 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
8 9 (32.14%) Oracle

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (21.43%) JBoss
2 5 (17.86%) Apache
2 5 (17.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) DB2
1 10 (35.71%) DB2 UDB
2 5 (17.86%) Endeca
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) HBase
3 1 (3.57%) Mahout
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (57.14%) Subversion
2 10 (35.71%) Ant
2 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
2 10 (35.71%) Maven
3 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.71%) jMock
5 3 (10.71%) JUnit
6 2 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.57%) JBehave
7 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.57%) Selenium
7 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 13 (46.43%) Java Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Applications Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Java Applications Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Azure Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (7.14%) UI Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Manager
8 1 (3.57%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Scrum Master
8 1 (3.57%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) J2EE
2 14 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 14 (50.00%) Spring
2 14 (50.00%) Web Services
3 13 (46.43%) CSS
3 13 (46.43%) HTML
3 13 (46.43%) SOAP
4 11 (39.29%) XML
4 11 (39.29%) XSLT
5 10 (35.71%) Apache Flex
5 10 (35.71%) jQuery
5 10 (35.71%) JSP
5 10 (35.71%) Struts
5 10 (35.71%) Struts2
5 10 (35.71%) UDDI
5 10 (35.71%) WSDL
5 10 (35.71%) XHTML
5 10 (35.71%) XML Schema
6 4 (14.29%) Java EE
7 3 (10.71%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) AIX
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Performance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) E-Commerce
3 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (10.71%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (10.71%) OO
4 3 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
4 3 (10.71%) OOD
4 3 (10.71%) UML
4 3 (10.71%) Use Case
5 2 (7.14%) BDD
5 2 (7.14%) Data Management
5 2 (7.14%) Open Source Development
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.14%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Web Development
6 1 (3.57%) Prototyping
6 1 (3.57%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 23 (82.14%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) JavaScript
3 11 (39.29%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Sun Certification
3 2 (7.14%) OCMJD
3 2 (7.14%) OCPJWCD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Squid
2 1 (3.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Graphite
1 5 (17.86%) logstash
2 1 (3.57%) Ambari
2 1 (3.57%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) Zend