The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 44 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.96% 0.31% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.83% 1.61% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Average daily rate £438 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
93 62 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.61% 19.20% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 36 33
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -50.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Open Source
Wales

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 8 £406 - 2
Newport - 5 £500 - 4
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) Ruby
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Spring
3 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 4 (28.57%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) CSS
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) Software Packaging
3 4 (28.57%) CentOS
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) SaaS
3 4 (28.57%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) Memcached
3 4 (28.57%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) Puppet
3 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 4 (28.57%) IaaS
3 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) SaaS
1 4 (28.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (7.14%) eggPlant
3 1 (7.14%) Robotium
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) JBehave
3 1 (7.14%) RubyMine
3 1 (7.14%) Calabash
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Scala Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Functional Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Functional Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Spring
1 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) Software Packaging
1 4 (28.57%) HTML5
1 4 (28.57%) Memcached
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) Akka
2 3 (21.43%) Play Framework
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) JSON
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (7.14%) JSP
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) CentOS
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) TDD
1 4 (28.57%) Scrum
1 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 4 (28.57%) SOA
1 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (28.57%) BDD
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (21.43%) OO
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Kanban
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) Ruby
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Scala
5 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.14%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
1 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (28.57%) StatsD
1 4 (28.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) Zend
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
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