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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 22 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.96% 2.31% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 3.13% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £175 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% -64.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £361
% change year-on-year
- +10.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
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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
154 128 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 75.49% 73.99% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 48 66
Average daily rate £475 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £205 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
2 3 (37.50%) New Media
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) CMS
3 2 (25.00%) Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Apache
3 2 (25.00%) B2C
3 2 (25.00%) SSL
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (25.00%) SaaS
3 2 (25.00%) PaaS
3 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) Jetty
2 1 (12.50%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) IMAP
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) OpenVPN
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (12.50%) SNMP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (12.50%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (37.50%) SpecFlow
2 3 (37.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) JProfiler
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) JConsole
3 1 (12.50%) VisualVM
3 1 (12.50%) YourKit
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) JMS
1 1 (12.50%) CGI
1 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) New Media
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) SUSE
1 1 (12.50%) Debian
1 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
1 1 (12.50%) CentOS
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) B2C
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Cyber Security
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
1 1 (12.50%) Varnish
1 1 (12.50%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
1 1 (12.50%) Cacti
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) logstash
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (12.50%) SaltStack
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Dell