Period
to 5 July 2020

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 6 months to 5 July 2020 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
England > East of England
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 92 120 106
Rank change year-on-year +28 -14 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 30 73 99
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.48% 1.70% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 2.00% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 54
Median daily rate £450 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.20% -0.10%
10th Percentile £357 £359 £344
90th Percentile £650 £625 £664
England median daily rate £550 £538 £513
% change year-on-year +2.33% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,677 3,641 3,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.77% 84.91% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,005 2,114 2,246
Median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £250 £283 £237
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £480 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.05% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 200 247
Median hourly rate £23.08 £17.50 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.86% +1.04% -45.02%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.14 £11.22
90th Percentile £59.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% +13.64% -12.00%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the East of England

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Open Source in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Open Source in the East of England

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Open Source in the East of England over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Open Source in the East of England

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Open Source in the East of England.

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 6 months to 5 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +29 13 £450 -5.26% 2
Cambridgeshire +10 13 £413 -8.33% 8
Hertfordshire +21 4 £513 +13.89% 2
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (33.33%) AWS
4 10 (33.33%) DevOps
4 10 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (30.00%) Scrum
5 9 (30.00%) HTTP
5 9 (30.00%) Docker
6 8 (26.67%) Kubernetes
6 8 (26.67%) Terraform
6 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 8 (26.67%) Web Services
6 8 (26.67%) Linux
6 8 (26.67%) JIRA
7 6 (20.00%) Test Management
7 6 (20.00%) Selenium
7 6 (20.00%) Python
7 6 (20.00%) C
7 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 6 (20.00%) BDD
8 5 (16.67%) Azure
8 5 (16.67%) Confluence
8 5 (16.67%) Mocha
8 5 (16.67%) nginx
8 5 (16.67%) Express
8 5 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (16.67%) Vagrant

Open Source
Co-occurring 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 5 (16.67%) Confluence
1 5 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (16.67%) nginx
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
3 2 (6.67%) JBoss
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.67%) Magento
1 2 (6.67%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Azure
2 5 (16.67%) Loggly
3 3 (10.00%) GitHub
3 3 (10.00%) Office 365
4 2 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (6.67%) GCP
4 2 (6.67%) OneDrive
4 2 (6.67%) PaaS
4 2 (6.67%) SaaS
5 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) HTTP
2 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) 802.11
3 3 (10.00%) Broadband
3 3 (10.00%) DOCSIS
3 3 (10.00%) DSL
3 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) HTTPS
3 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 3 (10.00%) IPv4
3 3 (10.00%) IPv6
3 3 (10.00%) SSL
3 3 (10.00%) Telnet
3 3 (10.00%) UPnP
3 3 (10.00%) Wireless
3 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
3 3 (10.00%) WLAN
3 3 (10.00%) WPA
3 3 (10.00%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) BigQuery
1 5 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
1 8 (26.67%) JIRA
2 6 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.00%) Selenium
3 5 (16.67%) Mocha
3 5 (16.67%) Travis CI
3 5 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 5 (16.67%) webpack
4 4 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 4 (13.33%) Subversion
5 2 (6.67%) CMake
5 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.67%) JMeter
5 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.67%) Xcode
5 2 (6.67%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.33%) GitLab
6 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Publishing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Node.js Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) C Developer
4 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Linux Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Magento Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Web Services
2 5 (16.67%) Express
2 5 (16.67%) GraphQL
2 5 (16.67%) Node.js
2 5 (16.67%) Sass
3 4 (13.33%) CSS
3 4 (13.33%) HTML
3 4 (13.33%) XML
4 3 (10.00%) 802.1X
4 3 (10.00%) Middleware
4 3 (10.00%) React
4 3 (10.00%) SOAP
4 3 (10.00%) XHTML
5 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 2 (6.67%) Direct3D
5 2 (6.67%) LAMP
5 2 (6.67%) OpenGL
5 2 (6.67%) REST
5 2 (6.67%) RESTful
5 2 (6.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (10.00%) IPTV
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Life Science
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Android
2 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (33.33%) DevOps
4 10 (33.33%) TDD
5 9 (30.00%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) BDD
6 6 (20.00%) Test Management
7 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (13.33%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
8 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 4 (13.33%) User Stories
9 3 (10.00%) Open Source Development
9 3 (10.00%) Product Backlog
9 3 (10.00%) Product Roadmap
9 3 (10.00%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C
1 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (20.00%) Python
2 5 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) TypeScript
3 4 (13.33%) Perl
4 3 (10.00%) C#
4 3 (10.00%) PHP
4 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) CISSP
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) APMG
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) NCSC
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Docker
2 4 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Kubernetes
1 8 (26.67%) Terraform
2 5 (16.67%) Ansible
3 3 (10.00%) HP ALM
3 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (3.33%) Rancher
4 1 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) New Relic
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) Adobe
3 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.67%) JD Edwards
3 2 (6.67%) WSO2
3 2 (6.67%) Zend
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.33%) SAP