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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 46 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 5 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.84% 1.43% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.82% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £370 £600 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +29.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £420 £411
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £46.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +11.37%

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
471 495 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.76% 78.70% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 313 266
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 13
Median hourly rate £19.61 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.67% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (56.00%) Python
3 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (48.00%) Ansible
4 12 (48.00%) Linux
5 11 (44.00%) HTTP
5 11 (44.00%) SSL
5 11 (44.00%) DevOps
6 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 10 (40.00%) Puppet
6 10 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (36.00%) Subversion
7 9 (36.00%) Ruby
7 9 (36.00%) Web Services
7 9 (36.00%) PHP
8 8 (32.00%) MySQL
8 8 (32.00%) CSS
8 8 (32.00%) HTML
8 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
8 8 (32.00%) MongoDB
8 8 (32.00%) Rackspace
8 8 (32.00%) Salt
9 7 (28.00%) Web Operations
10 6 (24.00%) GitHub
11 5 (20.00%) CSS3
11 5 (20.00%) HTML5

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 3 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (12.00%) nginx
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.00%) MindAlign
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (24.00%) GitHub
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (12.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (12.00%) Route 53
3 3 (12.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) HTTP
1 11 (44.00%) SSL
2 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.00%) IMAP
3 3 (12.00%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (12.00%) SMTP
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (32.00%) MongoDB
2 8 (32.00%) MySQL
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (36.00%) Subversion
4 3 (12.00%) gulp
4 3 (12.00%) JHipster
4 3 (12.00%) Protractor
5 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (4.00%) PhpStorm
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) VersionOne
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Angular Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Django Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Senior DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) WebOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Web Services
2 8 (32.00%) CSS
2 8 (32.00%) HTML
3 5 (20.00%) CSS3
3 5 (20.00%) HTML5
3 5 (20.00%) XML
4 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (16.00%) jQuery
4 4 (16.00%) JSON
5 3 (12.00%) Angular 2
5 3 (12.00%) Celery
5 3 (12.00%) Django
5 3 (12.00%) ELK Stack
5 3 (12.00%) Flask
5 3 (12.00%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (12.00%) Node.js
5 3 (12.00%) REST
5 3 (12.00%) Sensu
5 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (8.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Unix
3 2 (8.00%) CentOS
3 2 (8.00%) Solaris
3 2 (8.00%) SUSE
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) DevOps
3 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (32.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (28.00%) Web Operations
6 5 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 5 (20.00%) OO
6 5 (20.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Kanban
7 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.00%) TDD
9 2 (8.00%) Change Management
9 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
9 2 (8.00%) Migration
9 2 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Python
2 9 (36.00%) PHP
2 9 (36.00%) Ruby
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Docker
2 3 (12.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) Ansible
2 10 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (40.00%) Puppet
3 8 (32.00%) Salt
4 3 (12.00%) collectd
4 3 (12.00%) Kibana
4 3 (12.00%) logstash
4 3 (12.00%) StatsD
4 3 (12.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (12.00%) Proofpoint
2 3 (12.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (4.00%) CA
3 1 (4.00%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Zend