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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 42 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 18 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.16% 0.30% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.65% 1.52% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 1
Average daily rate £370 - £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
102 66 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.89% 20.12% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 39 34
Average daily rate £373 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £17.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -12.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
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 24 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 24 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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Vacancies
Newport - 11 £350 -
Cardiff - 8 £406 - 2
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 14 (63.64%) Java
2 12 (54.55%) Scrum
3 11 (50.00%) TDD
3 11 (50.00%) BDD
3 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (36.36%) Automation Testing
4 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
4 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 8 (36.36%) Kanban
4 8 (36.36%) Selenium
4 8 (36.36%) Test Management
4 8 (36.36%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) .NET
4 8 (36.36%) JUnit
5 7 (31.82%) Ant
5 7 (31.82%) Client/Server
5 7 (31.82%) ISEB
5 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
5 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
5 7 (31.82%) JIRA
5 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
5 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
5 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
5 7 (31.82%) Subversion
5 7 (31.82%) Maven
5 7 (31.82%) JMeter
5 7 (31.82%) Bugzilla
5 7 (31.82%) TestNG
5 7 (31.82%) Load Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) SaaS
1 4 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (36.36%) WebDriver
2 8 (36.36%) JUnit
2 8 (36.36%) Selenium
3 7 (31.82%) TestNG
3 7 (31.82%) JMeter
3 7 (31.82%) Bugzilla
3 7 (31.82%) Subversion
3 7 (31.82%) Maven
3 7 (31.82%) JIRA
3 7 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (31.82%) TortoiseSVN
3 7 (31.82%) Ant
4 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 3 (13.64%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (4.55%) JBehave
6 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.55%) Robotium
6 1 (4.55%) RubyMine
6 1 (4.55%) Calabash
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Tester
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Functional Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Java Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Functional Tester
3 3 (13.64%) Scala Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
3 4 (18.18%) Software Packaging
3 4 (18.18%) HTML5
3 4 (18.18%) Memcached
3 4 (18.18%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
3 4 (18.18%) Spring
4 3 (13.64%) J2EE
4 3 (13.64%) REST
4 3 (13.64%) Akka
4 3 (13.64%) Play Framework
4 3 (13.64%) JSON
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.55%) JSP
5 1 (4.55%) SOAP
5 1 (4.55%) Ajax
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) CentOS
2 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Scrum
2 11 (50.00%) TDD
2 11 (50.00%) BDD
3 8 (36.36%) Automation Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Kanban
3 8 (36.36%) Test Management
4 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
4 7 (31.82%) Software Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Load Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) SOA
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) OO
6 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) C#
3 5 (22.73%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) Ruby
4 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.64%) Scala
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (18.18%) Puppet
2 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (18.18%) StatsD
2 4 (18.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.64%) Zend
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
DP Connect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago