Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 76 114
Rank change year-on-year -61 +38 +39
Contract jobs citing Open Source 76 124 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.47% 2.54% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 3.13% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 76 82
East of England median daily rate £500 £415 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -17.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £365 £269 £325
90th Percentile £609 £575 £600
England median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
East of England median hourly rate - £42.75 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.23% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% -1.12% +4.71%

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 4265 3967 4640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.39% 78.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2460 2302 2704
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £233
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 320 400
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.95 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +35.24% -1.56%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -22 35 £525 +21.98% 3
Hertfordshire -13 24 £450 +13.92% 7
Cambridgeshire -35 9 £305 -26.95% 12
Bedfordshire -9 5 £550 +62.96% 1
Suffolk -3 1 £450 +7.14%
Norfolk -5 1 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 57 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (56.58%) DevOps
3 41 (53.95%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (52.63%) Linux
5 35 (46.05%) Test Automation
5 35 (46.05%) Jenkins
6 34 (44.74%) TDD
7 31 (40.79%) Scrum
7 31 (40.79%) Git (software)
7 31 (40.79%) Kanban
8 30 (39.47%) Middleware
9 29 (38.16%) Configuration Management
9 29 (38.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (36.84%) Java
11 27 (35.53%) SOA
11 27 (35.53%) Relational Database
12 26 (34.21%) Mentoring
13 25 (32.89%) HTTP
13 25 (32.89%) TCP/IP
13 25 (32.89%) SSL
14 24 (31.58%) Puppet
15 23 (30.26%) Ansible
15 23 (30.26%) User Stories
16 22 (28.95%) Apache
17 21 (27.63%) Docker
18 20 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
18 20 (26.32%) Coaching
18 20 (26.32%) API Design
18 20 (26.32%) Oracle
18 20 (26.32%) Subversion

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 22 (28.95%) Apache
2 19 (25.00%) JBoss
2 19 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (7.89%) Confluence
3 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.95%) nginx
4 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.63%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.32%) IIS
6 1 (1.32%) Jetty
6 1 (1.32%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.63%) Magento
1 2 (2.63%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (2.63%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.37%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.89%) GitHub
4 2 (2.63%) Boomi
4 2 (2.63%) Office 365
4 2 (2.63%) SaaS
4 2 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.32%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.89%) HTTP
1 25 (32.89%) SSL
1 25 (32.89%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.32%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.32%) DHCP
2 1 (1.32%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (1.32%) DNS
2 1 (1.32%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) FTP
2 1 (1.32%) IPsec
2 1 (1.32%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.53%) Relational Database
2 11 (14.47%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (9.21%) Redis
4 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.26%) MySQL
6 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.32%) DB2
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (46.05%) Jenkins
2 31 (40.79%) Git (software)
3 20 (26.32%) Subversion
4 10 (13.16%) JIRA
5 9 (11.84%) Selenium
6 8 (10.53%) Cucumber
6 8 (10.53%) Maven
7 7 (9.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (9.21%) JUnit
8 6 (7.89%) JBehave
8 6 (7.89%) SoapUI
8 6 (7.89%) WebDriver
9 4 (5.26%) GitLab
9 4 (5.26%) JMeter
9 4 (5.26%) NUnit
9 4 (5.26%) TeamCity
10 3 (3.95%) FitNesse
10 3 (3.95%) Mockito
10 3 (3.95%) Robot Framework
10 3 (3.95%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Billing
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (21.05%) Developer
3 13 (17.11%) Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 8 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 8 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 4 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (5.26%) Integration Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Ruby Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Data Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Data Scientist
8 3 (3.95%) Digital Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.95%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (39.47%) Middleware
2 19 (25.00%) J2EE
3 10 (13.16%) RESTful
4 8 (10.53%) .NET
4 8 (10.53%) Spring
4 8 (10.53%) XML
5 7 (9.21%) JSON
6 6 (7.89%) Gherkin
6 6 (7.89%) React
6 6 (7.89%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (6.58%) HTML
7 5 (6.58%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (6.58%) Web Services
7 5 (6.58%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (6.58%) XSLT
8 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
9 3 (3.95%) CSS
9 3 (3.95%) HTML5
9 3 (3.95%) jQuery
9 3 (3.95%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.58%) DataPower
2 4 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.95%) Blog
3 3 (3.95%) User Experience
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Fintech
4 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) RIA
5 1 (1.32%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.32%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 40 (52.63%) Linux
2 29 (38.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (11.84%) Unix
4 6 (7.89%) Mac OS X
5 4 (5.26%) Solaris
6 2 (2.63%) Windows
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (56.58%) DevOps
3 41 (53.95%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (46.05%) Test Automation
5 34 (44.74%) TDD
6 31 (40.79%) Kanban
6 31 (40.79%) Scrum
7 29 (38.16%) Configuration Management
8 27 (35.53%) SOA
9 26 (34.21%) Mentoring
10 23 (30.26%) User Stories
11 20 (26.32%) API Design
11 20 (26.32%) Coaching
11 20 (26.32%) Software Engineering
12 18 (23.68%) Microservices
13 15 (19.74%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (15.79%) OO
15 10 (13.16%) BDD
15 10 (13.16%) Continuous Deployment
16 7 (9.21%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) Java
2 17 (22.37%) Perl
3 15 (19.74%) Python
3 15 (19.74%) Ruby
4 11 (14.47%) C
5 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 9 (11.84%) SQL
7 6 (7.89%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.95%) Groovy
9 3 (3.95%) R
9 3 (3.95%) Scala
10 2 (2.63%) PHP
10 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.32%) C#
11 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) PhD
2 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.32%) RHCA
4 1 (1.32%) RHCE
4 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (27.63%) Docker
2 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.32%) vSphere
4 1 (1.32%) Xen
4 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (31.58%) Puppet
2 23 (30.26%) Ansible
3 20 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.58%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.32%) Grafana
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) Oracle
2 18 (23.68%) WSO2
3 10 (13.16%) Atlassian
4 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.89%) VMware
5 5 (6.58%) IBM
6 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.63%) Dell
7 2 (2.63%) SAP
7 2 (2.63%) Splunk
7 2 (2.63%) Zend
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix
8 1 (1.32%) Dynatrace
8 1 (1.32%) Google
8 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.32%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.32%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.32%) Sonatype
8 1 (1.32%) Xamarin