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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 48 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 10 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.49% 1.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £600 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £411 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-33.09% +80.89%
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
521 428 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.76% 69.93% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 264 243
Average daily rate £376 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.00 £9.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £15.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) PHP
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) VoIP
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) .NET
3 4 (30.77%) MySQL
3 4 (30.77%) JSON
4 3 (23.08%) Ruby
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) TDD
4 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) SOA
5 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
5 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
5 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) OAuth
5 2 (15.38%) Ajax
5 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) Big Data
3 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) VoIP Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Applications Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) REST
2 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 4 (30.77%) JSON
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
3 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) Ajax
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) CSS3
4 2 (15.38%) OAuth
4 2 (15.38%) OAuth2
5 1 (7.69%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (7.69%) Apache Camel
5 1 (7.69%) Apache CXF
5 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
5 1 (7.69%) JMS
5 1 (7.69%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) Spring
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) SOA
1 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) OO PHP
2 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) PHP
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Kamailio
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Talend