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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 11 August 2022 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
11 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 100 73 85
Rank change year-on-year -27 +12 +42
Contract jobs citing Open Source 36 59 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.43% 2.63% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 3.07% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 16
10th Percentile £488 £413 £329
25th Percentile £512 £500 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% +16.67%
75th Percentile £578 £613 £650
90th Percentile £711 - -
England median daily rate £575 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +4.55% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £17.38 - -
Median hourly rate £18.25 - -
75th Percentile £19.13 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £58.75 £8.00 £51.25
% change year-on-year +634.38% -84.39% +76.72%

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 2,124 1,924 1,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.49% 85.78% 83.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,344 1,135 824
10th Percentile £230 £159 £250
25th Percentile £385 £305 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +16.47% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £538 £531
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 226 73
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £12.56 £14.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £16.00 £23.08
Median % change year-on-year +68.75% -30.66% +31.86%
75th Percentile £56.00 £32.90 £47.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £51.61 £59.30
England median hourly rate £30.50 £22.72 £25.00
% change year-on-year +34.27% -9.14% +8.70%

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 11 August 2022.

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 11 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -6 21 £544 -5.48% 6
Cambridgeshire -9 12 £525 -12.50% 25
Essex -1 3 £443 -17.20%
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2022, 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 24 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 23 (63.89%) Software Engineering
2 23 (63.89%) Python
2 23 (63.89%) Agile
3 22 (61.11%) Azure
4 20 (55.56%) DevOps
5 19 (52.78%) C++
6 18 (50.00%) Apache Spark
6 18 (50.00%) Data Science
7 16 (44.44%) Cloud Operations
7 16 (44.44%) Infrastructure as Code
7 16 (44.44%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (44.44%) Go
7 16 (44.44%) Kafka
7 16 (44.44%) Kubernetes
7 16 (44.44%) Data Engineering
7 16 (44.44%) Scala
7 16 (44.44%) Degree
8 14 (38.89%) MLOps
9 13 (36.11%) AWS
10 12 (33.33%) Use Case
10 12 (33.33%) PhD
10 12 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (33.33%) DataOps
11 11 (30.56%) Java
11 11 (30.56%) JIRA
12 10 (27.78%) Jenkins
13 9 (25.00%) Azure DevOps
14 8 (22.22%) CircleCI

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 18 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (8.33%) Apache
2 3 (8.33%) Confluence
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 22 (61.11%) Azure
2 13 (36.11%) AWS
3 9 (25.00%) Azure DevOps
4 8 (22.22%) GCP
5 5 (13.89%) Amazon S3
6 2 (5.56%) GitHub
6 2 (5.56%) Serverless
7 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (22.22%) Presto
3 4 (11.11%) Data Lake
4 2 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 2 (5.56%) Big Data
4 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.78%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) JIRA
2 10 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 8 (22.22%) CircleCI
4 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) Automake
5 2 (5.56%) CMake
5 2 (5.56%) JMeter
5 2 (5.56%) JUnit
5 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.56%) Selenium
5 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.78%) Mocha
6 1 (2.78%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (22.22%) Publishing
3 4 (11.11%) Social Skills
4 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.56%) Retail
6 1 (2.78%) Dutch Language
6 1 (2.78%) Electronics
6 1 (2.78%) French Language
6 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.78%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
6 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.78%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Data Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Operations Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Platform Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Data Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) React Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Science Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Research Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Developer
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) Kafka
2 7 (19.44%) JSON
3 4 (11.11%) CSS
3 4 (11.11%) HTML
3 4 (11.11%) Lucene
3 4 (11.11%) React
4 3 (8.33%) GraphQL
4 3 (8.33%) REST
4 3 (8.33%) YAML
4 3 (8.33%) Yocto
5 2 (5.56%) JMS
5 2 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (5.56%) Next.js
5 2 (5.56%) Node.js
5 2 (5.56%) OpenEmbedded
5 2 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (5.56%) SOAP
5 2 (5.56%) Spring
5 2 (5.56%) Spring Batch
5 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Cloud Native
1 8 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 4 (11.11%) Data Fabric
2 4 (11.11%) Wiki
3 3 (8.33%) IoT
3 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 3 (8.33%) Virtual Team
4 2 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.56%) FPGA
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.78%) ARM Cortex
5 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.78%) e-Health
5 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
3 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.78%) OpenBSD
3 1 (2.78%) Tizen
3 1 (2.78%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 23 (63.89%) Agile
2 23 (63.89%) Software Engineering
3 20 (55.56%) DevOps
4 18 (50.00%) Data Science
5 16 (44.44%) Cloud Operations
5 16 (44.44%) Data Engineering
5 16 (44.44%) Infrastructure as Code
6 14 (38.89%) MLOps
7 12 (33.33%) DataOps
7 12 (33.33%) Use Case
8 8 (22.22%) Data Architecture
8 8 (22.22%) Data Governance
8 8 (22.22%) Data Ingestion
8 8 (22.22%) Platform Engineering
9 6 (16.67%) Scrum
10 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
11 4 (11.11%) CI/CD
11 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) Python
2 19 (52.78%) C++
3 16 (44.44%) Go
3 16 (44.44%) Scala
4 11 (30.56%) Java
5 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.89%) C#
7 3 (8.33%) C
8 2 (5.56%) SQL
8 2 (5.56%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.78%) Bash
9 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.78%) SystemVerilog
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Degree
2 12 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 12 (33.33%) PhD
3 4 (11.11%) Master's Degree
4 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) COBIT
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Docker
2 3 (8.33%) Firmware
3 1 (2.78%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 16 (44.44%) Kubernetes
2 3 (8.33%) Ansible
3 2 (5.56%) Grafana
4 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) AppDynamics
1 2 (5.56%) Linaro
1 2 (5.56%) Splunk
2 1 (2.78%) Cadence
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle