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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £405 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-47.18% +80.89%
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
106 92 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.62% 69.17% 73.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 30 51
Average daily rate £500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Node.js
3 2 (50.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Big Data
4 1 (25.00%) Couchbase
4 1 (25.00%) SaltStack
4 1 (25.00%) YourKit
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (25.00%) JConsole
4 1 (25.00%) VisualVM
4 1 (25.00%) Docker
4 1 (25.00%) logstash

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) Jetty
2 1 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) IMAP
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) OpenVPN
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
1 1 (25.00%) SNMP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) JConsole
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) VisualVM
2 1 (25.00%) YourKit
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SOA Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) Java EE
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) LAMP
3 1 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Debian
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
1 1 (25.00%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
1 1 (25.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Cacti
2 1 (25.00%) logstash
2 1 (25.00%) Nagios
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) yum
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) SaltStack