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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 24 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.71% 1.91% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.52% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£581 £175 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+232.14% -64.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £175 £442
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £175 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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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
129 119 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 73.71% 75.80% 62.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 51
Average daily rate £550 £400 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -6.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £520 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £103.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 (60.00%) Big Data
2 2 (40.00%) Cyber Security
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 2 (40.00%) B2C
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) CMS
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (20.00%) SUSE
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) CGI
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (40.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Change Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) CGI
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) SUSE
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) CRM
1 2 (40.00%) B2C
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Cyber Security
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Database Security
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com