The table below looks at the statistics for GitHub skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GitHub over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GitHub
Rank 130 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing GitHub 15 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.13% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.10% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+45.45% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.00 -
GitHub
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Cloud Services Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
124 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.75% 1.44% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 18 8
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £145 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -56.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -36.66%

GitHub
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GitHub across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

GitHub Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

GitHub
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GitHub across the South West region.

GitHub Daily Rate Trend in the South West

GitHub
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GitHub across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

GitHub Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

GitHub
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GitHub within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
Wiltshire - 13 £375 -
Somerset - 1 £450 -
Dorset - - - -
GitHub
England

GitHub
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing GitHub 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 GitHub.

1 16 (94.12%) HTML
2 15 (88.24%) JavaScript
2 15 (88.24%) CSS
3 14 (82.35%) Scrum
3 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (82.35%) HTML5
4 10 (58.82%) Ruby
5 9 (52.94%) Ruby on Rails
5 9 (52.94%) TDD
5 9 (52.94%) Linux
5 9 (52.94%) Photoshop
6 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 8 (47.06%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (47.06%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (47.06%) SSH
6 8 (47.06%) Heroku
6 8 (47.06%) RSpec
6 8 (47.06%) Amazon S3
6 8 (47.06%) Mac OS
6 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
6 8 (47.06%) MongoDB
6 8 (47.06%) Backbone.js
6 8 (47.06%) Karma Test Runner
6 8 (47.06%) Sublime Text
6 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
7 7 (41.18%) CSS3
7 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
7 7 (41.18%) Java
8 6 (35.29%) MVC
8 6 (35.29%) jQuery

GitHub
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing GitHub 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 GitHub. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) ColdFusion
1 5 (29.41%) Railo
2 3 (17.65%) CMS
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) GlassFish
3 1 (5.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Photoshop
2 8 (47.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Heroku
1 8 (47.06%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) SSH
2 1 (5.88%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (47.06%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) RSpec
1 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
1 8 (47.06%) Karma Test Runner
1 8 (47.06%) Sublime Text
2 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
3 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) HTML
2 15 (88.24%) CSS
3 14 (82.35%) HTML5
4 9 (52.94%) Ruby on Rails
5 8 (47.06%) Backbone.js
5 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
6 7 (41.18%) CSS3
7 6 (35.29%) jQuery
8 5 (29.41%) ColdBox
9 4 (23.53%) XML
10 3 (17.65%) XHTML
10 3 (17.65%) Ajax
10 3 (17.65%) Sass
11 2 (11.76%) .NET
12 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
12 1 (5.88%) SOAP
12 1 (5.88%) Web Services
12 1 (5.88%) DHTML
12 1 (5.88%) Spring
12 1 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) Mac OS
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Scrum
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) MVC
4 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) Content Management
6 1 (5.88%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) JavaScript
2 10 (58.82%) Ruby
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) CFML
5 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
6 2 (11.76%) PHP
6 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.88%) VB
7 1 (5.88%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) C++
7 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle