The 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.72% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.11% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£563 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
36 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 24.49% 21.18% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 16
Average daily rate £444 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £200 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £530 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -6.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (75.00%) Big Data
2 2 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) B2C
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (25.00%) SUSE
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) CGI
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) SaaS
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
General
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) DBA
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Change Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) CGI
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) SUSE
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) B2C
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
1 2 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Database Security
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com