Period
to 16 October 2017

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 6 months to 16 October 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 64 60
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +11
Contract jobs citing Open Source 36 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.97% 3.48% 3.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 4.12% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 38
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +25.71%
10th Percentile £375 £338 £400
90th Percentile £625 £508 £450
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -30.00% +82.48%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1009 1067 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 83.18% 84.28% 80.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 766 822
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +4.06% +14.29%
10th Percentile £293 £239 £240
90th Percentile £580 £538 £510
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 41
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -18.18% +57.14%
10th Percentile £11.92 £13.84 £13.18
90th Percentile £77.50 £47.60 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £24.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year -5.55% +1.58% +37.83%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 16 October 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
Oxford -9 29 £450 - 3
Bicester - 2 £313 -
Kidlington - 1 £425 -
Open Source
South East

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 24 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (47.22%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (44.44%) Linux
5 15 (41.67%) JIRA
5 15 (41.67%) DevOps
6 13 (36.11%) NoSQL
7 12 (33.33%) Terraform
8 11 (30.56%) TDD
8 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (27.78%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (25.00%) ITIL
10 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (25.00%) PHP
10 9 (25.00%) HTML
10 9 (25.00%) CSS
10 9 (25.00%) Scrum
10 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
10 9 (25.00%) Regression Testing
10 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
10 9 (25.00%) Docker
10 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 9 (25.00%) CSS3
10 9 (25.00%) Web Development
10 9 (25.00%) Test Management
10 9 (25.00%) SaaS
10 9 (25.00%) Confluence
10 9 (25.00%) Kanban
11 8 (22.22%) Puppet
11 8 (22.22%) Jenkins

Open Source
Co-occurring 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 9 (25.00%) Confluence
2 8 (22.22%) Apache
3 6 (16.67%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) JBoss
4 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (47.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (25.00%) SaaS
3 6 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (13.89%) PaaS
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
5 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (8.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) NoSQL
2 5 (13.89%) Big Data
3 4 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
4 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) JIRA
2 8 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.33%) Artifactory
3 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.33%) Maven
3 3 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 6 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Agile Developer
3 7 (19.44%) AWS Developer
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Node.js Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Test Manager
4 6 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce Developer
5 4 (11.11%) HTML CSS Developer
5 4 (11.11%) HTML Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Angular Developer
6 3 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 9 (25.00%) CSS
1 9 (25.00%) CSS3
1 9 (25.00%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) Web Services
3 7 (19.44%) JSON
3 7 (19.44%) LESS
3 7 (19.44%) Node.js
3 7 (19.44%) Sass
4 5 (13.89%) LAMP
4 5 (13.89%) Middleware
5 4 (11.11%) Spring
6 2 (5.56%) HTML5
6 2 (5.56%) Hystrix
6 2 (5.56%) jQuery
6 2 (5.56%) Laravel
6 2 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Fintech
4 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.11%) Unix
5 2 (5.56%) CentOS
5 2 (5.56%) Debian
5 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (41.67%) DevOps
4 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (30.56%) TDD
5 9 (25.00%) ITIL
5 9 (25.00%) Kanban
5 9 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Scrum
5 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (25.00%) Test Management
5 9 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 9 (25.00%) Web Development
6 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
6 8 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
7 7 (19.44%) Matrix Management
7 7 (19.44%) Pair Programming
7 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (25.00%) PHP
2 7 (19.44%) Java
3 3 (8.33%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) PHP 7
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
4 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) ISEB
1 7 (19.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) Terraform
2 8 (22.22%) Puppet
3 6 (16.67%) Ansible
3 6 (16.67%) Kubernetes
4 5 (13.89%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (8.33%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (5.56%) HAProxy
6 2 (5.56%) SELinux
6 2 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (13.89%) Google
3 4 (11.11%) Infor
4 2 (5.56%) Splunk
5 1 (2.78%) New Relic