The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
England / East of England
Rank 64 84 99
Rank change year-on-year +20 +15  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 65 38 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.03% 1.56% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 1.93% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 17
Median daily rate £524 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £512
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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1766 1974 2026
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.45% 80.90% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1078 1178 1183
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 136 156
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £56.00 £42.50
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 of England

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

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in the East of England

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in the East of England

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in the East of England

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 22 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
Essex +6 36 £523 +24.77% 4
Hertfordshire +6 23 £538 +99.07% 9
Cambridgeshire +8 2 - - 9
Norfolk +3 2 £375 -28.57% 3
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 of England region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 79 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (63.64%) Java
3 47 (42.73%) TDD
3 47 (42.73%) DevOps
4 39 (35.45%) SOA
5 37 (33.64%) Jenkins
6 36 (32.73%) Scrum
7 35 (31.82%) Linux
8 34 (30.91%) OO
8 34 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (27.27%) Git (software)
10 28 (25.45%) Kanban
10 28 (25.45%) Apache
10 28 (25.45%) J2EE
10 28 (25.45%) Configuration Management
10 28 (25.45%) Big Data
11 26 (23.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 25 (22.73%) Middleware
13 24 (21.82%) .NET
13 24 (21.82%) Oracle
13 24 (21.82%) HTTP
14 23 (20.91%) JSON
15 22 (20.00%) Puppet
15 22 (20.00%) Mentoring
16 21 (19.09%) Opscode Chef
16 21 (19.09%) TCP/IP
16 21 (19.09%) SSL
17 20 (18.18%) Relational Database
17 20 (18.18%) WSO2
18 19 (17.27%) Microservices

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 28 (25.45%) Apache
2 16 (14.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (13.64%) JBoss
4 11 (10.00%) Confluence
5 10 (9.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (8.18%) Tomcat
6 9 (8.18%) WebSphere
7 7 (6.36%) Apache Spark
7 7 (6.36%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.64%) Apache Pig
9 3 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (2.73%) IIS
9 3 (2.73%) Jetty
9 3 (2.73%) Mongrel
9 3 (2.73%) nginx
10 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.82%) CMS
10 2 (1.82%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.82%) SAS
10 2 (1.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Adobe Campaign
2 8 (7.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (3.64%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (3.64%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.91%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.64%) Boomi
3 4 (3.64%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.73%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.82%) G Suite
5 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.82%) Veeva
6 1 (0.91%) GitHub
6 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.82%) HTTP
2 21 (19.09%) SSL
2 21 (19.09%) TCP/IP
3 10 (9.09%) SMS
4 6 (5.45%) Intranet
5 3 (2.73%) DHCP
5 3 (2.73%) DNS
5 3 (2.73%) FTP
5 3 (2.73%) IPsec
6 2 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.45%) Big Data
2 20 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 15 (13.64%) NoSQL
4 10 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 9 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (6.36%) HBase
7 6 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (4.55%) Hadoop
9 4 (3.64%) Apache Hive
9 4 (3.64%) Data Lake
9 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.91%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.91%) MySQL
10 1 (0.91%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.91%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 37 (33.64%) Jenkins
2 30 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 16 (14.55%) JIRA
4 15 (13.64%) Selenium
5 12 (10.91%) Maven
5 12 (10.91%) SoapUI
5 12 (10.91%) Subversion
6 10 (9.09%) JUnit
7 8 (7.27%) Cucumber
7 8 (7.27%) JBehave
7 8 (7.27%) Mockito
7 8 (7.27%) WebDriver
8 7 (6.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (6.36%) XDoclet
9 6 (5.45%) JIRA Agile
9 6 (5.45%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (4.55%) Mercurial
11 4 (3.64%) IntelliJ
11 4 (3.64%) WebStorm
12 3 (2.73%) Travis CI
General
1 18 (16.36%) Marketing
2 12 (10.91%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Manufacturing
3 10 (9.09%) Legal
4 9 (8.18%) Telecoms
5 8 (7.27%) Electronics
6 2 (1.82%) Automotive
6 2 (1.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (37.27%) Developer
2 22 (20.00%) Architect
3 20 (18.18%) Java Developer
4 14 (12.73%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) Digital Architect
5 10 (9.09%) Digital Marketing Architect
6 8 (7.27%) Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.36%) Lead DevOps
7 7 (6.36%) SOA Architect
7 7 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.45%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.45%) Integration Developer
8 6 (5.45%) IT Architect
8 6 (5.45%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.55%) Hadoop Developer
9 5 (4.55%) Scrum Master
9 5 (4.55%) WebSphere Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.45%) J2EE
2 25 (22.73%) Middleware
3 24 (21.82%) .NET
4 23 (20.91%) JSON
5 18 (16.36%) Spring
6 17 (15.45%) RESTful
7 15 (13.64%) XML
8 12 (10.91%) XSLT
9 11 (10.00%) Hibernate
10 9 (8.18%) Web Services
11 8 (7.27%) Gherkin
11 8 (7.27%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (7.27%) REST
12 7 (6.36%) EJB
12 7 (6.36%) Java EE
12 7 (6.36%) Kafka
13 6 (5.45%) HTML
13 6 (5.45%) Play Framework
13 6 (5.45%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (5.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Virtual Team
2 10 (9.09%) Social Media
3 7 (6.36%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.45%) DataPower
5 5 (4.55%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.73%) iPad
8 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.91%) Clustering
9 1 (0.91%) e-Health
9 1 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.91%) RIA
9 1 (0.91%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.91%) User Experience
9 1 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Linux
2 15 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (1.82%) CentOS
4 2 (1.82%) Fedora
5 1 (0.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (71.82%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (42.73%) DevOps
2 47 (42.73%) TDD
3 39 (35.45%) SOA
4 36 (32.73%) Scrum
5 34 (30.91%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (30.91%) OO
6 28 (25.45%) Configuration Management
6 28 (25.45%) Kanban
7 26 (23.64%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 19 (17.27%) Microservices
10 18 (16.36%) Analytics
10 18 (16.36%) Coaching
10 18 (16.36%) Digital Marketing
11 17 (15.45%) API Design
12 16 (14.55%) BDD
12 16 (14.55%) User Stories
13 15 (13.64%) Software Engineering
14 14 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 70 (63.64%) Java
2 17 (15.45%) Perl
3 16 (14.55%) SQL
4 14 (12.73%) C
4 14 (12.73%) Python
5 13 (11.82%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.00%) Groovy
7 10 (9.09%) Scala
8 8 (7.27%) Ruby
9 6 (5.45%) XPath
10 5 (4.55%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.82%) C++
11 2 (1.82%) PHP
12 1 (0.91%) Go
12 1 (0.91%) Haskell
12 1 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.73%) Degree
4 1 (0.91%) CISA
4 1 (0.91%) CISM
4 1 (0.91%) CISSP
4 1 (0.91%) GSEC
4 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.82%) SDET
3 1 (0.91%) CDISC
3 1 (0.91%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (15.45%) Docker
2 7 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.64%) Xen
4 1 (0.91%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.91%) HDFS
4 1 (0.91%) KVM
4 1 (0.91%) LXC
4 1 (0.91%) Slurm Workload Manager
4 1 (0.91%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 22 (20.00%) Puppet
2 21 (19.09%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.45%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 5 (4.55%) Ansible
5 4 (3.64%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.91%) Kibana
6 1 (0.91%) Mesos
6 1 (0.91%) Packer
6 1 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (21.82%) Oracle
2 20 (18.18%) WSO2
3 12 (10.91%) SAP
4 10 (9.09%) Adobe
5 8 (7.27%) IBM
6 7 (6.36%) Atlassian
6 7 (6.36%) VMware
7 6 (5.45%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.45%) Talend
8 5 (4.55%) Google
9 4 (3.64%) Dell
9 4 (3.64%) Hortonworks
10 3 (2.73%) Cloudera
10 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.82%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.82%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.91%) Pegasus
12 1 (0.91%) Zend
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