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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 40 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 18 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.80% 1.08% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 1.35% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 0
Median daily rate £475 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.46%

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
512 519 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.63% 79.72% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 337 272
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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
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 22 February 2017.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (63.89%) Python
3 21 (58.33%) Ruby
4 20 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 19 (52.78%) Linux
6 18 (50.00%) SSL
6 18 (50.00%) DevOps
7 17 (47.22%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (47.22%) Jenkins
7 17 (47.22%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (47.22%) TCP/IP
7 17 (47.22%) Puppet
7 17 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (44.44%) Subversion
8 16 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (44.44%) PHP
8 16 (44.44%) Web Services
8 16 (44.44%) Ansible
9 15 (41.67%) Salt
9 15 (41.67%) MySQL
9 15 (41.67%) HTTP
9 15 (41.67%) Configuration Management
9 15 (41.67%) MongoDB
10 14 (38.89%) Rackspace
10 14 (38.89%) Web Operations
11 10 (27.78%) Java
12 8 (22.22%) Change Management
12 8 (22.22%) Finance
12 8 (22.22%) User Experience
13 7 (19.44%) SDLC

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 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (8.33%) nginx
2 2 (5.56%) Apache
2 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.56%) MindAlign
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (8.33%) GitHub
2 3 (8.33%) Route 53
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) SSL
2 17 (47.22%) TCP/IP
3 15 (41.67%) HTTP
4 3 (8.33%) IMAP
4 3 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (8.33%) SMTP
5 2 (5.56%) Internet
5 2 (5.56%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (41.67%) MongoDB
2 15 (41.67%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) EDRMS
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 17 (47.22%) Jenkins
3 16 (44.44%) Subversion
4 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (8.33%) gulp
5 3 (8.33%) JHipster
5 3 (8.33%) Protractor
6 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.78%) JIRA
6 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
6 1 (2.78%) PhpStorm
6 1 (2.78%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (16.67%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Applications Support
3 5 (13.89%) Head of Application Development
3 5 (13.89%) Head of Applications
3 5 (13.89%) Head of Development
4 4 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (11.11%) Head of Support
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Angular Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (8.33%) WebOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) Web Services
2 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) XML
3 5 (13.89%) CSS
3 5 (13.89%) CSS3
3 5 (13.89%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) HTML5
4 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 4 (11.11%) jQuery
4 4 (11.11%) JSON
4 4 (11.11%) REST
5 3 (8.33%) Angular 2
5 3 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (8.33%) Node.js
5 3 (8.33%) Sensu
5 3 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (5.56%) SOAP
7 1 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) User Experience
2 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.33%) PKI
5 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (5.56%) CentOS
3 2 (5.56%) Solaris
3 2 (5.56%) SUSE
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (50.00%) DevOps
3 17 (47.22%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (41.67%) Configuration Management
5 14 (38.89%) Web Operations
6 8 (22.22%) Change Management
7 7 (19.44%) Data Modelling
7 7 (19.44%) SDLC
8 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (16.67%) Case Management
8 6 (16.67%) Data Management
8 6 (16.67%) Scrum
9 5 (13.89%) CRM
9 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (13.89%) Front End Development
9 5 (13.89%) OO
9 5 (13.89%) Workflow
10 4 (11.11%) Project Management
10 4 (11.11%) Service Management
10 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) Python
2 21 (58.33%) Ruby
3 16 (44.44%) PHP
4 10 (27.78%) Java
5 5 (13.89%) Scala
6 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 3 (8.33%) C
8 2 (5.56%) Perl
9 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Docker
2 3 (8.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 17 (47.22%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (47.22%) Puppet
2 16 (44.44%) Ansible
3 15 (41.67%) Salt
4 3 (8.33%) collectd
4 3 (8.33%) Kibana
4 3 (8.33%) logstash
4 3 (8.33%) StatsD
4 3 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Rackspace
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Proofpoint
3 3 (8.33%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.78%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Zend