The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Birmingham region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank - 56 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.49% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 2.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +17.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
155 121 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.71% 19.90% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 60 39
Average daily rate £300 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £270 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £94.05 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+623.46% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.13 £12.10 £8.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £16.50 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Open Source
West Midlands

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 Miscellaneous 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 28 July 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) PHP5
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Magento
4 2 (28.57%) Scala
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) CMS
4 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
4 2 (28.57%) WordPress
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) REST
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) CMS
1 2 (28.57%) WordPress
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Photoshop
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Magento
2 1 (14.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) RubyGems
1 1 (14.29%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Scala Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) CSS3
3 2 (28.57%) Akka
3 2 (28.57%) Play Framework
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) Symfony
4 1 (14.29%) SVG
4 1 (14.29%) Backbone.js
4 1 (14.29%) Sinatra
4 1 (14.29%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Fedora
1 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) OO
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) SEO
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience Design
3 1 (14.29%) Memory Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) Ruby
3 2 (28.57%) PHP5
3 2 (28.57%) Scala
3 2 (28.57%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Perl
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe
1 1 (14.29%) Sony