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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 54 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 0.13% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.19% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.11% +13.49%
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
535 526 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 72.01% 68.13% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 308 303
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -88.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) REST
4 3 (37.50%) PHP
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) OO PHP
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) JSON
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
6 1 (12.50%) WordPress
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps Architect
3 2 (25.00%) AWS Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Magento Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) JMS
3 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) OO PHP
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Security
6 1 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) MVC
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PHP
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) Scala
2 1 (12.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA