The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 51 37 60
Rank change year-on-year -14 +23  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 9 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.65% 3.00% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 3.83% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 5
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +11.51% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 432 392 574
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.12% 78.40% 84.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 308 373
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 35
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Oxfordshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Oxford -12 5 £475 +11.76% 3
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 9 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 8 (44.44%) Node.js
4 7 (38.89%) Publishing
4 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (33.33%) Docker
5 6 (33.33%) TDD
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
6 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
6 5 (27.78%) HTML
6 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
7 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
7 4 (22.22%) REST
7 4 (22.22%) CSS3
7 4 (22.22%) Express
7 4 (22.22%) GitHub
7 4 (22.22%) Sass
7 4 (22.22%) Ember.js
7 4 (22.22%) Vagrant
7 4 (22.22%) React
7 4 (22.22%) Meteor
7 4 (22.22%) Heroku
7 4 (22.22%) BDD
7 4 (22.22%) CSS
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) Python
7 4 (22.22%) Ruby
7 4 (22.22%) Pair Programming

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 3 (16.67%) Confluence
2 2 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (11.11%) Jetty
2 2 (11.11%) nginx
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Solr
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Drupal
3 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) Joomla!
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (22.22%) GitHub
2 4 (22.22%) Heroku
3 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MongoDB
2 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 3 (16.67%) Big Data
4 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Vagrant
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (16.67%) Maven
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) Gradle
3 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.11%) Subversion
4 1 (5.56%) JUnit
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 7 (38.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) JavaScript Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Node.js Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Angular Developer
3 4 (22.22%) AWS Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (22.22%) HTML Developer
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce Developer
4 3 (16.67%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Developer
6 1 (5.56%) MongoDB Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 8 (44.44%) Node.js
3 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 4 (22.22%) CSS
4 4 (22.22%) CSS3
4 4 (22.22%) Ember.js
4 4 (22.22%) Express
4 4 (22.22%) MEAN Stack
4 4 (22.22%) Meteor
4 4 (22.22%) React
4 4 (22.22%) REST
4 4 (22.22%) Sass
5 3 (16.67%) JSON
5 3 (16.67%) LESS
6 2 (11.11%) .NET
6 2 (11.11%) HTML5
6 2 (11.11%) RESTful
6 2 (11.11%) Spring
7 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.11%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) Pair Programming
5 3 (16.67%) API Development
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) Kanban
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Management
5 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) Web Development
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) Python
2 4 (22.22%) Ruby
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Docker
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Terraform
2 3 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.56%) EMC
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Isilon
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat