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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 32 49 39
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing Open Source 28 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.90% 0.23% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.07% 1.01% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 0 2
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£375 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
164 99 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.67% 22.45% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 58 67
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £415 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -76.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.35 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.38 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 - 16 £400 - 7
Newport - 9 £345 - 2
Torfaen - 1 £375 -
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (77.08%) Java
3 32 (66.67%) Scrum
4 28 (58.33%) Security Cleared
5 25 (52.08%) JIRA
5 25 (52.08%) TDD
6 24 (50.00%) Kanban
6 24 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 23 (47.92%) Automation Testing
7 23 (47.92%) WebDriver
7 23 (47.92%) Test Management
7 23 (47.92%) Selenium
7 23 (47.92%) JUnit
8 22 (45.83%) C#
8 22 (45.83%) .NET
8 22 (45.83%) SharePoint
8 22 (45.83%) JMeter
8 22 (45.83%) ISEB
8 22 (45.83%) Test Scripting
8 22 (45.83%) Subversion
8 22 (45.83%) ISTQB
8 22 (45.83%) Load Testing
9 21 (43.75%) TestNG
9 21 (43.75%) BDD
9 21 (43.75%) Software Testing
9 21 (43.75%) Maven
9 21 (43.75%) Bugzilla
9 21 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (43.75%) HP Quality Center

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (45.83%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) FileNet
4 1 (2.08%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
1 3 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.42%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (52.08%) JIRA
2 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 23 (47.92%) WebDriver
3 23 (47.92%) Selenium
3 23 (47.92%) JUnit
4 22 (45.83%) JMeter
4 22 (45.83%) Subversion
5 21 (43.75%) TestNG
5 21 (43.75%) Maven
5 21 (43.75%) Bugzilla
5 21 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (43.75%) TortoiseSVN
6 20 (41.67%) Ant
7 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.08%) JBehave
8 1 (2.08%) Hudson
8 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.08%) Calabash
8 1 (2.08%) Robotium
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Tester
2 9 (18.75%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Technical Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.08%) DBA
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (45.83%) .NET
2 19 (39.58%) .NET Framework
3 8 (16.67%) XML
4 7 (14.58%) REST
4 7 (14.58%) SOAP
5 6 (12.50%) Web Services
6 5 (10.42%) Spring
7 4 (8.33%) Hibernate
8 3 (6.25%) HTML
8 3 (6.25%) JSON
8 3 (6.25%) Software Packaging
8 3 (6.25%) Memcached
9 2 (4.17%) iXBRL
9 2 (4.17%) HTML5
9 2 (4.17%) RESTful
9 2 (4.17%) Middleware
9 2 (4.17%) J2EE
10 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
10 1 (2.08%) CSS
10 1 (2.08%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) iSeries
3 2 (4.17%) AS400
4 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) CentOS
1 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.25%) UNIX
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (85.42%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (66.67%) Scrum
3 25 (52.08%) TDD
4 24 (50.00%) Kanban
5 23 (47.92%) Automation Testing
5 23 (47.92%) Test Management
6 22 (45.83%) Test Scripting
6 22 (45.83%) Load Testing
7 21 (43.75%) BDD
7 21 (43.75%) Software Testing
8 10 (20.83%) Automated Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 6 (12.50%) Project Management
10 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.42%) DevOps
11 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 4 (8.33%) SOA
11 4 (8.33%) UML
12 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 37 (77.08%) Java
2 22 (45.83%) C#
3 5 (10.42%) Python
3 5 (10.42%) Ruby
4 4 (8.33%) SQL
5 3 (6.25%) PHP
6 2 (4.17%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (45.83%) ISEB
3 22 (45.83%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 21 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.33%) Puppet
3 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.25%) StatsD
3 3 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.25%) IBM
3 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.17%) Informatica
5 1 (2.08%) Twitter
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