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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 58 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 5 20 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.84% 3.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 3.91% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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
468 512 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.05% 79.26% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 337 173
Average daily rate £361 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.86% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 12
Average hourly rate £13.70 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £12.95 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £25.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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
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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -2 2 £400 -30.43% 1
Newport -23 1 £325 -
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Java
3 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
4 8 (57.14%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) Subversion
5 7 (50.00%) Selenium
5 7 (50.00%) Client/Server
5 7 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (50.00%) Load Testing
5 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (42.86%) BDD
6 6 (42.86%) Test Management
6 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) TestNG
6 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
6 6 (42.86%) C#
6 6 (42.86%) JUnit
6 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
6 6 (42.86%) JIRA
6 6 (42.86%) Bugzilla
6 6 (42.86%) JMeter
7 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (21.43%) HTML
8 3 (21.43%) PHP
8 3 (21.43%) Web Services

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) nginx
3 1 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (7.14%) ArcGIS
3 1 (7.14%) CMS
3 1 (7.14%) ArcSDE
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Jenkins
2 7 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (50.00%) Subversion
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) TestNG
3 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (42.86%) JUnit
3 6 (42.86%) JMeter
3 6 (42.86%) Bugzilla
4 2 (14.29%) Maven
4 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.14%) Hudson
5 1 (7.14%) MSBuild
5 1 (7.14%) Gradle
5 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.14%) GIS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Product Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Security Tester
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) CSS
5 1 (7.14%) JSP
5 1 (7.14%) XML
5 1 (7.14%) XSLT
5 1 (7.14%) LAMP
5 1 (7.14%) JSF
5 1 (7.14%) Ajax
5 1 (7.14%) Java EE
5 1 (7.14%) JSON
5 1 (7.14%) Dojo
5 1 (7.14%) jQuery
5 1 (7.14%) RESTful
5 1 (7.14%) HTML5
5 1 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.14%) CentOS
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Scrum
3 8 (57.14%) TDD
4 7 (50.00%) Load Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (42.86%) Test Management
5 6 (42.86%) BDD
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 1 (7.14%) RUP
8 1 (7.14%) DSDM
8 1 (7.14%) CRM
8 1 (7.14%) Data Management
8 1 (7.14%) Web Development
8 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
8 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) Jython
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
1 1 (7.14%) Mapinfo
1 1 (7.14%) ESRI