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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 15 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.35% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.32% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.51% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%
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
161 140 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.24% 22.62% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 91 36
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -28.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.95 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £15.90 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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
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 17 December 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Scrum
2 12 (75.00%) Kanban
3 10 (62.50%) Coaching
3 10 (62.50%) Web Services
4 5 (31.25%) User Stories
4 5 (31.25%) Data Governance
4 5 (31.25%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (6.25%) Sendmail
5 1 (6.25%) Product Management
5 1 (6.25%) Proofpoint
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) PKI
5 1 (6.25%) IMAP
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (6.25%) Finance
5 1 (6.25%) SUSE
5 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Apache
5 1 (6.25%) Python

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (6.25%) IMAP
1 1 (6.25%) SMTP
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) S/MIME
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Business Analyst
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Business Analyst
3 8 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (50.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Coach
5 1 (6.25%) Web Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Web Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
1 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) CentOS
1 1 (6.25%) SUSE
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Solaris
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Scrum
2 12 (75.00%) Kanban
3 10 (62.50%) Coaching
4 5 (31.25%) User Stories
4 5 (31.25%) Data Governance
4 5 (31.25%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Product Management
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Sendmail
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Proofpoint