The 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 65 57 40
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.37% 0.62% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.52% 2.40% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£425 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
Open Source
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
197 167 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.23% 26.05% 24.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 99 52
Average daily rate £350 £290 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £123 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £31.50 £64.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (85.71%) Scrum
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) RUP
2 4 (57.14%) DSDM
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) TOGAF
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Data Security
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
4 2 (28.57%) User Experience
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Security
5 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps Architect
2 2 (28.57%) AWS Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Scrum
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (57.14%) RUP
2 4 (57.14%) DSDM
2 4 (57.14%) TOGAF
3 2 (28.57%) Data Security
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Security
4 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA