The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 29 April 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 63 61
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 12 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.56% 0.79% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.94% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 12
Median daily rate £300 £373 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.46% -3.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £355 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £413 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £39.90
% change year-on-year +41.66% -24.81%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 655 637 727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 84.95% 84.26% 80.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 372 376
Median daily rate £420 £410 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.58% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Milton Keynes

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) DevOps
3 6 (42.86%) Java
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Big Data
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (28.57%) Ruby
5 4 (28.57%) Service Design
6 3 (21.43%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (21.43%) JIRA
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
6 3 (21.43%) Calabash
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) REST
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 3 (21.43%) XML
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) SQL

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Redis
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) Calabash
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Ant
3 1 (7.14%) Appium
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
3 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) Gradle
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Corporate Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Technical Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) PHP Software Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) REST
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) Java EE
2 2 (14.29%) JMS
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) XSLT
3 1 (7.14%) EJB
3 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (7.14%) Java SE
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) LAMP
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (7.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) DevOps
3 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Service Design
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) OO
6 3 (21.43%) Scrum
6 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
7 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) OOP
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
8 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) Ruby
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (7.14%) Apple Swift
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) GCIA
3 1 (7.14%) GCIH
3 1 (7.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Mesos
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) VMware