Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 20 November 2019 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 79 59
Rank change year-on-year -8 -20 +30
Contract jobs citing Open Source 19 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.30% 1.00% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.16% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 22
Reading median daily rate £450 £444 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% +21.58% +2.10%
10th Percentile £332 £317 £355
90th Percentile £500 £521 £425
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £516 £403
% change year-on-year -15.25% +28.26% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,257 1,295 1,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 85.74% 86.51% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 694 628
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £271
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 16 43
Reading median hourly rate £63.75 £32.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +124.14% -35.56%
10th Percentile £17.83 £20.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £64.25 £39.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £43.25 £21.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +105.95% +44.83% -19.44%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Reading

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Reading

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Reading over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 15 (78.95%) Java
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) TDD
2 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
3 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (57.89%) C#
5 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
6 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
6 9 (47.37%) .NET
6 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
6 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (42.11%) SonarQube
7 8 (42.11%) .NET Core
7 8 (42.11%) GitHub
8 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
9 5 (26.32%) Workflow
9 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
9 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
9 5 (26.32%) RESTful
9 5 (26.32%) AWS
9 5 (26.32%) Cosmos DB
9 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
10 4 (21.05%) Azure
10 4 (21.05%) Docker
10 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
10 4 (21.05%) Scrum
10 4 (21.05%) Python
11 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
11 3 (15.79%) J2EE
11 3 (15.79%) VMware

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
1 1 (5.26%) Drupal
1 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.26%) Hyperledger
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) GitHub
2 5 (26.32%) AWS
3 4 (21.05%) Azure
4 3 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) SMTP
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (26.32%) NoSQL
2 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) Blockchain
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
2 8 (42.11%) SonarQube
3 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
4 3 (15.79%) DbUnit
4 3 (15.79%) jMock
4 3 (15.79%) JUnit
4 3 (15.79%) Maven
4 3 (15.79%) Mockito
5 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (5.26%) Appium
6 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium
6 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.26%) Games
1 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Software Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) J2EE Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Lead Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Lead Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior J2EE Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Web Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
1 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
1 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Core
3 5 (26.32%) RESTful
4 3 (15.79%) Apache Camel
4 3 (15.79%) J2EE
4 3 (15.79%) PowerMock
4 3 (15.79%) SOAP
4 3 (15.79%) Spring
4 3 (15.79%) Web Services
5 2 (10.53%) CSS
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
6 1 (5.26%) Akka
6 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.26%) HTML5
6 1 (5.26%) Kafka
6 1 (5.26%) OAuth
6 1 (5.26%) SAML
6 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) TDD
3 12 (63.16%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (52.63%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Workflow
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.79%) BDD
7 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.79%) DevOps
7 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
7 3 (15.79%) Kanban
7 3 (15.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) Microservices
8 2 (10.53%) OO
8 2 (10.53%) OOD
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Measurement
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 1 (5.26%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Java
2 11 (57.89%) C#
3 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) Python
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.26%) Go
6 1 (5.26%) Scala
6 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
1 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
1 2 (10.53%) Terraform
2 1 (5.26%) Kibana
2 1 (5.26%) logstash
2 1 (5.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat