The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 52 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Open Source 16 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.24% 0.76% 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 0.99% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 7
Median daily rate £500 £650 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £610 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £690 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £65.00 £56.75
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +14.53%
Open Source
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
583 507 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.54% 76.70% 71.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 323 312
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) DevOps
3 22 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (58.33%) Configuration Management
5 19 (52.78%) Java
6 15 (41.67%) JBoss
6 15 (41.67%) JSON
6 15 (41.67%) RESTful
6 15 (41.67%) Apache ServiceMix
6 15 (41.67%) MuleSoft
6 15 (41.67%) API Development
7 14 (38.89%) Python
7 14 (38.89%) OO
8 13 (36.11%) Release Management
9 12 (33.33%) Mule
9 12 (33.33%) Ansible
9 12 (33.33%) Linux
10 11 (30.56%) HTTP
10 11 (30.56%) SSL
11 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
11 10 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (27.78%) Jenkins
11 10 (27.78%) Git (software)
11 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (27.78%) Puppet
12 9 (25.00%) Subversion
12 9 (25.00%) Ruby
12 9 (25.00%) PHP
12 9 (25.00%) Web Services

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 15 (41.67%) Apache ServiceMix
1 15 (41.67%) JBoss
2 12 (33.33%) Mule
3 7 (19.44%) Apache
4 3 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (8.33%) Mule ESB
4 3 (8.33%) nginx
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.56%) MindAlign
5 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.78%) CMS
6 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (8.33%) GitHub
2 3 (8.33%) Route 53
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) HTTP
1 11 (30.56%) SSL
2 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.33%) IMAP
3 3 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (8.33%) SMTP
4 2 (5.56%) Internet
4 2 (5.56%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 8 (22.22%) MySQL
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Git (software)
1 10 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 9 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.78%) PhpStorm
3 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Developer
2 8 (22.22%) Architect
2 8 (22.22%) MuleSoft Developer
3 5 (13.89%) MuleSoft Architect
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Django Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (8.33%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (8.33%) WebOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Magento Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Python/Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (41.67%) JSON
1 15 (41.67%) RESTful
2 9 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (11.11%) CSS
3 4 (11.11%) HTML
4 3 (8.33%) Celery
4 3 (8.33%) Django
4 3 (8.33%) ELK Stack
4 3 (8.33%) Flask
4 3 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (8.33%) Sensu
5 2 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (2.78%) .NET
6 1 (2.78%) CSS3
6 1 (2.78%) HTML5
6 1 (2.78%) jQuery
6 1 (2.78%) LAMP
6 1 (2.78%) SOAP
6 1 (2.78%) XML
6 1 (2.78%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (5.56%) CentOS
3 2 (5.56%) Solaris
3 2 (5.56%) SUSE
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) DevOps
3 22 (61.11%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (58.33%) Configuration Management
5 15 (41.67%) API Development
6 14 (38.89%) OO
7 13 (36.11%) Release Management
8 7 (19.44%) Web Operations
9 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.33%) TDD
10 2 (5.56%) Change Management
10 2 (5.56%) Coaching
10 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
10 2 (5.56%) Migration
10 2 (5.56%) Software Delivery
10 2 (5.56%) User Stories
11 1 (2.78%) Analytics
11 1 (2.78%) Case Management
11 1 (2.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 1 (2.78%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) Java
2 14 (38.89%) Python
3 9 (25.00%) PHP
3 9 (25.00%) Ruby
4 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Sendmail
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) Ansible
2 10 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (27.78%) Puppet
3 8 (22.22%) Salt
4 3 (8.33%) collectd
4 3 (8.33%) Kibana
4 3 (8.33%) logstash
4 3 (8.33%) StatsD
4 3 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) MuleSoft
2 8 (22.22%) Rackspace
3 6 (16.67%) WSO2
4 3 (8.33%) Proofpoint
4 3 (8.33%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.78%) CA
5 1 (2.78%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Zend