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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 18 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.17% 1.14% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 1.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+143.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
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
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
148 128 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.31% 72.73% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 65
Average daily rate £500 £355 £437
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -18.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £106.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 4 (44.44%) Big Data
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Ruby
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) MySQL
3 3 (33.33%) Apache
3 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (33.33%) SSL
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) New Media
3 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) Cacti
4 2 (22.22%) nginx
4 2 (22.22%) CentOS
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) JProfiler
4 2 (22.22%) Varnish
4 2 (22.22%) OpenVPN

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) Jetty
2 2 (22.22%) nginx
3 1 (11.11%) Confluence
3 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
1 2 (22.22%) PaaS
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (22.22%) IPsec
2 2 (22.22%) IMAP
2 2 (22.22%) OpenVPN
2 2 (22.22%) SMTP
2 2 (22.22%) SNMP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Big Data
2 3 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 3 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 2 (22.22%) Couchbase
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Cucumber
2 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (22.22%) JProfiler
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (22.22%) JMeter
3 2 (22.22%) Subversion
3 2 (22.22%) JConsole
3 2 (22.22%) VisualVM
3 2 (22.22%) YourKit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Change Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) JMS
1 2 (22.22%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (22.22%) Java EE
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (11.11%) CGI
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) New Media
2 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Debian
1 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
1 2 (22.22%) CentOS
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Load Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) B2C
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) NFS
1 2 (22.22%) Varnish
1 2 (22.22%) FreeRADIUS
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) logstash
2 2 (22.22%) Nagios
2 2 (22.22%) Cacti
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (22.22%) Dell
2 2 (22.22%) SaltStack
3 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft