The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 24 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 35 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.26% 1.60% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 1.83% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 13
Median daily rate - £750 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +8.00% +9.37%  
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 313 328 390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 79.85% 87.70% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 246 257
Median daily rate £415 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.82% +19.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £11.00 £9.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.00 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Northamptonshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Northampton -5 1 - - 1
Open Source
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) JBoss
2 5 (71.43%) Apache
2 5 (71.43%) Tomcat
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
2 5 (71.43%) Subversion
2 5 (71.43%) Endeca
2 5 (71.43%) Squid
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) J2EE
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
2 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) logstash
2 5 (71.43%) Graphite
2 5 (71.43%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (71.43%) Apache
1 5 (71.43%) JBoss
1 5 (71.43%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (71.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (71.43%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Azure Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Graphite
1 5 (71.43%) logstash
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat