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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 50 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 11 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.82% 0.23% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.03% 0.95% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +12.89%
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%
Miscellaneous Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
137 105 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.68% 24.48% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 58 42
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.82% -3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.75 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.80 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Newport - 6 £325 -
Torfaen - 1 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £475 - 5
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (78.13%) Scrum
2 20 (62.50%) Java
3 18 (56.25%) TDD
3 18 (56.25%) JIRA
3 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 18 (56.25%) BDD
3 18 (56.25%) Jenkins
4 17 (53.13%) WebDriver
4 17 (53.13%) Automation Testing
4 17 (53.13%) Test Management
4 17 (53.13%) Selenium
4 17 (53.13%) JUnit
5 16 (50.00%) C#
5 16 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 16 (50.00%) JMeter
5 16 (50.00%) ISEB
5 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
5 16 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 16 (50.00%) Kanban
5 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 16 (50.00%) Load Testing
6 15 (46.88%) TestNG
6 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (46.88%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (46.88%) TortoiseSVN
6 15 (46.88%) .NET Framework
6 15 (46.88%) Software Testing
6 15 (46.88%) Bugzilla
6 15 (46.88%) Subversion
6 15 (46.88%) .NET

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 16 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) IaaS
1 4 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) JIRA
1 18 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 17 (53.13%) WebDriver
2 17 (53.13%) Selenium
2 17 (53.13%) JUnit
3 16 (50.00%) JMeter
4 15 (46.88%) TestNG
4 15 (46.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (46.88%) TortoiseSVN
4 15 (46.88%) Bugzilla
4 15 (46.88%) Subversion
5 14 (43.75%) Maven
5 14 (43.75%) Ant
6 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.13%) eggPlant
7 1 (3.13%) Calabash
7 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.13%) JBehave
7 1 (3.13%) Robotium
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Tester
2 5 (15.63%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Java Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Scala Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET Framework
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) Memcached
2 4 (12.50%) Software Packaging
2 4 (12.50%) HTML
2 4 (12.50%) CSS
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) J2EE
3 3 (9.38%) Hibernate
3 3 (9.38%) Spring
3 3 (9.38%) JSON
3 3 (9.38%) Akka
3 3 (9.38%) Play Framework
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 3 (9.38%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) XHTML
4 1 (3.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) iSeries
2 2 (6.25%) AS400
3 1 (3.13%) Grid Computing
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) CentOS
1 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Scrum
2 18 (56.25%) TDD
2 18 (56.25%) BDD
3 17 (53.13%) Automation Testing
3 17 (53.13%) Test Management
4 16 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 16 (50.00%) Kanban
4 16 (50.00%) Load Testing
5 15 (46.88%) Software Testing
6 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
9 5 (15.63%) DevOps
10 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.50%) MVC
10 4 (12.50%) OO
10 4 (12.50%) SOA
10 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) Ruby
3 4 (12.50%) Python
3 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.38%) Scala
5 2 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) ISEB
2 16 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (46.88%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (15.63%) Puppet
3 4 (12.50%) StatsD
3 4 (12.50%) Ansible
3 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.38%) Zend
3 2 (6.25%) Informatica
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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