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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 55 38 42
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.57% 1.23% 1.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 5.43% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
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£225 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
113 92 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.61% 22.55% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 51 57
Average daily rate £325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £251 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Average hourly rate £18.88 £15.00 £13.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% +8.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £9.99 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £53.20 £15.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 - 2 £300 - 6
Glamorgan - 1 £225 -
Newport - - - -
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (68.75%) Java
3 26 (54.17%) Scrum
4 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 22 (45.83%) .NET
6 21 (43.75%) JIRA
6 21 (43.75%) Selenium
7 20 (41.67%) Subversion
8 19 (39.58%) TDD
8 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
8 19 (39.58%) C#
9 18 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (35.42%) .NET Framework
11 16 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 16 (33.33%) HTML
12 15 (31.25%) Kanban
12 15 (31.25%) Spring
12 15 (31.25%) BDD
13 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
13 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
14 13 (27.08%) JMeter
14 13 (27.08%) SharePoint
14 13 (27.08%) ISEB
14 13 (27.08%) Load Testing
14 13 (27.08%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (27.08%) WebDriver
14 13 (27.08%) Software Testing
14 13 (27.08%) ISTQB
14 13 (27.08%) Bugzilla
14 13 (27.08%) Automation Testing

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (27.08%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.58%) JBoss
2 7 (14.58%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (6.25%) Confluence
4 3 (6.25%) FileNet
5 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.08%) LiveCycle
6 1 (2.08%) Apache
6 1 (2.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
1 4 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) AMQP
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.92%) MongoDB
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.25%) MySQL
6 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (43.75%) JIRA
2 21 (43.75%) Selenium
3 20 (41.67%) Subversion
4 18 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (27.08%) JMeter
5 13 (27.08%) WebDriver
5 13 (27.08%) Bugzilla
6 12 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
7 11 (22.92%) Maven
8 8 (16.67%) Ant
8 8 (16.67%) JUnit
9 7 (14.58%) SoapUI
9 7 (14.58%) TestNG
10 6 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 6 (12.50%) Eclipse
11 5 (10.42%) Gradle
11 5 (10.42%) Artifactory
11 5 (10.42%) ReSharper
12 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Java Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Tester
3 8 (16.67%) Architect
3 8 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.25%) PHP Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Designer
7 2 (4.17%) Java Architect
7 2 (4.17%) UI Designer
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Lead Tester
8 1 (2.08%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (45.83%) .NET
2 17 (35.42%) .NET Framework
3 16 (33.33%) HTML
4 15 (31.25%) Spring
5 11 (22.92%) HTML5
6 10 (20.83%) REST
6 10 (20.83%) XML
7 9 (18.75%) CSS
7 9 (18.75%) SOAP
8 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (16.67%) RESTful
8 8 (16.67%) CSS3
8 8 (16.67%) jQuery
9 7 (14.58%) Spring MVC
9 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
9 7 (14.58%) Web Services
10 6 (12.50%) Java SE
11 5 (10.42%) JSON
11 5 (10.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
2 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) CentOS
1 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (54.17%) Scrum
3 19 (39.58%) TDD
4 15 (31.25%) Kanban
4 15 (31.25%) BDD
5 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
6 13 (27.08%) Load Testing
6 13 (27.08%) Software Testing
6 13 (27.08%) Automation Testing
7 12 (25.00%) Test Management
7 12 (25.00%) SOA
8 10 (20.83%) MVC
9 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 8 (16.67%) Project Management
10 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.50%) DevOps
12 4 (8.33%) UML
12 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (6.25%) Document Management
13 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 33 (68.75%) Java
2 19 (39.58%) C#
3 6 (12.50%) Python
3 6 (12.50%) Ruby
4 5 (10.42%) PHP
5 3 (6.25%) Scala
5 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
2 16 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (27.08%) ISEB
3 13 (27.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) vCloud
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.33%) Puppet
2 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.33%) StatsD
2 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 4 (8.33%) Graphite
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
5 2 (4.17%) Twitter
6 1 (2.08%) Splunk
6 1 (2.08%) Adobe
6 1 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) ILOG
6 1 (2.08%) Kofax
6 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
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