The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 49 42 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Open Source 22 20 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.27% 3.44% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.07% 4.55% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 0
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£355 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £391 £351
% change year-on-year
+8.62% +11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
540 440 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.24% 75.60% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 320 235
Average daily rate £355 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 12
Average hourly rate £15.88 £23.75 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.15% +52.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.90 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.25 £66.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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
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 3 September 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 -4 16 £375 -6.25%
Newport -5 6 £350 +7.69%
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 29 (85.29%) Java
2 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (67.65%) Jenkins
4 21 (61.76%) TDD
4 21 (61.76%) Scrum
5 20 (58.82%) HTML
5 20 (58.82%) Security Cleared
6 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
7 18 (52.94%) Subversion
7 18 (52.94%) Selenium
7 18 (52.94%) CSS
8 17 (50.00%) JIRA
8 17 (50.00%) DevOps
9 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (47.06%) MongoDB
10 15 (44.12%) J2EE
10 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
11 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
11 14 (41.18%) Web Services
11 14 (41.18%) OO
11 14 (41.18%) Hibernate
11 14 (41.18%) Spring
11 14 (41.18%) JSF
11 14 (41.18%) Maven
11 14 (41.18%) AngularJS
11 14 (41.18%) Hudson
12 13 (38.24%) SOAP
12 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
13 12 (35.29%) XML
13 12 (35.29%) XSLT

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 11 (32.35%) Confluence
2 6 (17.65%) Apache
2 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 4 (11.76%) nginx
4 2 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 2 (5.88%) Jetty
4 2 (5.88%) IIS
4 2 (5.88%) JBoss
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.94%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.94%) WordPress
5 1 (2.94%) Node.js
5 1 (2.94%) ArcSDE
5 1 (2.94%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) SSL
3 1 (2.94%) IPsec
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (47.06%) MongoDB
2 14 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 12 (35.29%) NoSQL
4 11 (32.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (67.65%) Jenkins
2 18 (52.94%) Subversion
2 18 (52.94%) Selenium
3 17 (50.00%) JIRA
4 14 (41.18%) Maven
4 14 (41.18%) Hudson
5 11 (32.35%) Spock
5 11 (32.35%) Geb
6 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
7 6 (17.65%) JUnit
7 6 (17.65%) JMeter
7 6 (17.65%) Bugzilla
7 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (17.65%) TestNG
8 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 2 (5.88%) MSBuild
8 2 (5.88%) Artifactory
9 1 (2.94%) Gradle
9 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Developer
2 16 (47.06%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Security Tester
6 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) DevOps Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.94%) GIS Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) HTML
2 18 (52.94%) CSS
3 15 (44.12%) J2EE
4 14 (41.18%) Web Services
4 14 (41.18%) Hibernate
4 14 (41.18%) Spring
4 14 (41.18%) JSF
4 14 (41.18%) AngularJS
5 13 (38.24%) SOAP
6 12 (35.29%) XML
6 12 (35.29%) XSLT
6 12 (35.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 11 (32.35%) .NET
8 6 (17.65%) .NET Framework
9 2 (5.88%) JSON
9 2 (5.88%) jQuery
9 2 (5.88%) Servlets
10 1 (2.94%) JSP
10 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) GIS
3 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.94%) CentOS
3 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (61.76%) TDD
2 21 (61.76%) Scrum
3 17 (50.00%) DevOps
4 16 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
6 14 (41.18%) OO
7 12 (35.29%) RUP
7 12 (35.29%) DSDM
8 11 (32.35%) Pair Programming
8 11 (32.35%) Release Management
8 11 (32.35%) OOA/OOD
8 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
8 11 (32.35%) SDLC
9 7 (20.59%) Automation Testing
9 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
9 7 (20.59%) Load Testing
10 6 (17.65%) Test Management
10 6 (17.65%) BDD
11 2 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 29 (85.29%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) PL/SQL
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) C#
4 5 (14.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.82%) PHP
6 2 (5.88%) Perl
6 2 (5.88%) Jython
6 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.94%) Scala
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
7 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Twitter
3 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.94%) ESRI