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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 40 41 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 8 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.75% 2.24% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.40% 10.53% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
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£325 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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 £39.90 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +6.25%
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
125 114 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.29% 21.27% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 68 39
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £200 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +62.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -24.98%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Glamorgan - 1 £225 -
Cardiff - - - - 2
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (77.78%) .NET
3 20 (74.07%) Selenium
4 19 (70.37%) Scrum
5 18 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 18 (66.67%) C#
5 18 (66.67%) Java
5 18 (66.67%) Jenkins
6 17 (62.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (62.96%) JIRA
7 16 (59.26%) Subversion
8 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
8 14 (51.85%) BDD
9 13 (48.15%) WebDriver
9 13 (48.15%) Automation Testing
9 13 (48.15%) Load Testing
10 12 (44.44%) SharePoint
10 12 (44.44%) Client/Server
10 12 (44.44%) HTML
10 12 (44.44%) TDD
10 12 (44.44%) Bugzilla
10 12 (44.44%) JMeter
11 11 (40.74%) Test Management
11 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
12 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
13 9 (33.33%) HTML5
13 9 (33.33%) MVC
13 9 (33.33%) CSS
13 9 (33.33%) SOA
14 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 12 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (22.22%) JBoss
2 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Selenium
2 18 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 17 (62.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (62.96%) JIRA
4 16 (59.26%) Subversion
5 13 (48.15%) WebDriver
6 12 (44.44%) Bugzilla
6 12 (44.44%) JMeter
7 7 (25.93%) SoapUI
8 6 (22.22%) JUnit
8 6 (22.22%) TortoiseSVN
8 6 (22.22%) TestNG
9 5 (18.52%) Gradle
9 5 (18.52%) Artifactory
9 5 (18.52%) ReSharper
9 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
9 5 (18.52%) Eclipse
10 2 (7.41%) Maven
11 1 (3.70%) Ant
11 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 2 (7.41%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.41%) UI Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) .NET
2 18 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 12 (44.44%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) HTML5
4 9 (33.33%) CSS
5 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET
5 8 (29.63%) Spring
5 8 (29.63%) CSS3
5 8 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (25.93%) Spring MVC
6 7 (25.93%) jQuery
7 6 (22.22%) Java SE
7 6 (22.22%) RESTful
8 3 (11.11%) REST
9 2 (7.41%) JSON
9 2 (7.41%) SOAP
10 1 (3.70%) J2EE
10 1 (3.70%) Web Services
10 1 (3.70%) XML
10 1 (3.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (70.37%) Scrum
3 14 (51.85%) Test Scripting
3 14 (51.85%) BDD
4 13 (48.15%) Automation Testing
4 13 (48.15%) Load Testing
5 12 (44.44%) TDD
6 11 (40.74%) Test Management
7 9 (33.33%) MVC
7 9 (33.33%) SOA
8 7 (25.93%) Kanban
8 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Project Management
10 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
11 1 (3.70%) OO
11 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
11 1 (3.70%) CRM
11 1 (3.70%) Web Development
11 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) C#
1 18 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) Scala
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
3 7 (25.93%) ISEB
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) vCloud
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (3.70%) HP
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