The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 35 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.74% 2.89% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.70% 12.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
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
South Wales

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

Miscellaneous Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
74 85 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.31% 22.37% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 33
Average daily rate £318 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.13 £12.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Cardiff region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) TestNG
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) TestNG
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Security Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP