The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 23 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.79% 0.90% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.89% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£175 £490 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £360 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.45% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +27.38%
Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
38 20 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 22.62% 9.01% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 15
Average daily rate £325 £390 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £288 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £550 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 14
Average hourly rate £97.50 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 - £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.50 - £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Open Source
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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 Miscellaneous 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 11 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
2 2 (66.67%) PowerPivot
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Data Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft