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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 54 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.14% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.20% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£394 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £401 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.31% +10.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
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
558 498 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.70% 69.85% 69.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 308 240
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 2
Average hourly rate £27.25 £15.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.66% -91.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source.

1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) Go
3 1 (20.00%) WordPress
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Magento
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps Architect
2 2 (40.00%) AWS Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Magento Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) Go
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA