The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 27 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.50% 2.70% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 3.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £500 £563 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.90 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-24.81% -43.80%
Open Source
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
158 121 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.22% 81.76% 74.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 51 49
Average daily rate £475 £470 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Open Source
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Play Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) SSL
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) IntelliJ
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Play Framework
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet