The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 47 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.62% 2.54% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.94% 10.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
Open Source
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
102 117 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.07% 24.79% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 73 43
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £13.38 £25.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.50% +63.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.33 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the South Wales region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 1 £400 -8.57% 1
Glamorgan - 1 £225 -
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (70.45%) Java
3 24 (54.55%) Scrum
4 23 (52.27%) Jenkins
5 22 (50.00%) .NET
6 21 (47.73%) JIRA
6 21 (47.73%) Selenium
7 20 (45.45%) Subversion
8 19 (43.18%) C#
9 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
9 18 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (38.64%) TDD
10 17 (38.64%) .NET Framework
11 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
11 15 (34.09%) BDD
12 14 (31.82%) HTML
12 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
12 14 (31.82%) Test Scripting
13 13 (29.55%) Kanban
13 13 (29.55%) Load Testing
13 13 (29.55%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (29.55%) Software Testing
13 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
13 13 (29.55%) Bugzilla
13 13 (29.55%) JMeter
13 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
13 13 (29.55%) ISEB
13 13 (29.55%) WebDriver
13 13 (29.55%) Automation Testing
14 12 (27.27%) SOA

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
2 7 (15.91%) JBoss
2 7 (15.91%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.82%) FileNet
3 3 (6.82%) Confluence
4 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.27%) LiveCycle
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
1 2 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) MongoDB
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.82%) MySQL
5 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (52.27%) Jenkins
2 21 (47.73%) JIRA
2 21 (47.73%) Selenium
3 20 (45.45%) Subversion
4 18 (40.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (29.55%) WebDriver
5 13 (29.55%) JMeter
5 13 (29.55%) Bugzilla
6 12 (27.27%) TortoiseSVN
7 11 (25.00%) Maven
8 8 (18.18%) Ant
8 8 (18.18%) JUnit
9 7 (15.91%) TestNG
9 7 (15.91%) SoapUI
10 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
10 6 (13.64%) Eclipse
11 5 (11.36%) ReSharper
11 5 (11.36%) Gradle
11 5 (11.36%) Artifactory
12 3 (6.82%) Hudson
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Tester
3 9 (20.45%) Java Developer
4 7 (15.91%) Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Technical Architect
5 6 (13.64%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) UI Designer
7 2 (4.55%) Ruby Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Designer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.27%) DBA
8 1 (2.27%) Design Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Technical Developer
8 1 (2.27%) .NET Designer
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (50.00%) .NET
2 17 (38.64%) .NET Framework
3 14 (31.82%) HTML
4 12 (27.27%) Spring
5 10 (22.73%) SOAP
6 9 (20.45%) CSS
6 9 (20.45%) REST
6 9 (20.45%) HTML5
7 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (18.18%) CSS3
7 8 (18.18%) jQuery
7 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 8 (18.18%) XML
8 7 (15.91%) Spring MVC
9 6 (13.64%) RESTful
9 6 (13.64%) Java SE
9 6 (13.64%) Web Services
10 4 (9.09%) J2EE
10 4 (9.09%) Hibernate
11 3 (6.82%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Replication
2 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) CentOS
1 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (54.55%) Scrum
3 17 (38.64%) TDD
4 15 (34.09%) BDD
5 14 (31.82%) Test Scripting
6 13 (29.55%) Kanban
6 13 (29.55%) Software Testing
6 13 (29.55%) Load Testing
6 13 (29.55%) Automation Testing
7 12 (27.27%) Test Management
7 12 (27.27%) SOA
8 10 (22.73%) MVC
9 8 (18.18%) Project Management
10 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
12 4 (9.09%) UML
12 4 (9.09%) DevOps
13 3 (6.82%) OO
13 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
13 3 (6.82%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) Java
2 19 (43.18%) C#
3 5 (11.36%) PHP
4 4 (9.09%) Python
4 4 (9.09%) Ruby
5 3 (6.82%) SQL
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) Scala
7 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) SC Cleared
3 13 (29.55%) ISEB
3 13 (29.55%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) vCloud
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.55%) Puppet
2 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.55%) StatsD
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
2 2 (4.55%) Graphite
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) Twitter
4 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) Kofax
5 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) ILOG
5 1 (2.27%) Splunk