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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank - 17 25
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 3.05% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.59% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £500 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +143.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £391
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £32.10 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-47.04% -54.78%
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
153 167 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 80.53% 84.77% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 70 47
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £320 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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