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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 49 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 12 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.31% 3.00% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.11% 14.29% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 0
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£344 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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
148 133 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.52% 20.98% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 71 51
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 £200 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Newport -11 7 £325 -3.70%
Cardiff +7 3 £375 -20.00%
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Java
3 9 (60.00%) .NET
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (53.33%) TDD
4 8 (53.33%) Selenium
5 7 (46.67%) Subversion
5 7 (46.67%) Client/Server
5 7 (46.67%) Load Testing
5 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
5 7 (46.67%) Automation Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (40.00%) BDD
6 6 (40.00%) Test Management
6 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) TestNG
6 6 (40.00%) C#
6 6 (40.00%) JUnit
6 6 (40.00%) Bugzilla
6 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
6 6 (40.00%) JIRA
6 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (40.00%) JMeter
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (20.00%) PHP
9 3 (20.00%) Maven
9 3 (20.00%) HTML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) nginx
3 1 (6.67%) Node.js
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (6.67%) ArcSDE
3 1 (6.67%) Drupal
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (6.67%) ArcGIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (53.33%) Selenium
3 7 (46.67%) Subversion
3 7 (46.67%) WebDriver
4 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (40.00%) TestNG
4 6 (40.00%) JUnit
4 6 (40.00%) Bugzilla
4 6 (40.00%) JIRA
4 6 (40.00%) JMeter
5 3 (20.00%) Maven
6 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
7 1 (6.67%) MSBuild
7 1 (6.67%) Gradle
7 1 (6.67%) Artifactory
7 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 1 (6.67%) Hudson
7 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Security Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) GIS Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Product Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) SOAP
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) REST
5 1 (6.67%) CSS3
5 1 (6.67%) PostGIS
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) Dojo
5 1 (6.67%) Java EE
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) LAMP
5 1 (6.67%) JSF
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Scrum
3 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (53.33%) TDD
4 7 (46.67%) Load Testing
4 7 (46.67%) Automation Testing
5 6 (40.00%) BDD
5 6 (40.00%) Test Management
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.67%) User Stories
8 1 (6.67%) DevOps
8 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
8 1 (6.67%) Project Management
8 1 (6.67%) Data Management
8 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) Scala
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.67%) Jython
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) HP
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (6.67%) Mapinfo
1 1 (6.67%) ESRI