The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 Open Source over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 85 93 97
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 48 50 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.61% 1.67% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.98% 6.47% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 44 12
Average daily rate
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£485 £413 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.57% +48.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £283 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
Open Source
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
688 773 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.06% 25.80% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 479 259
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £504 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 41
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £23.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.38 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the South West region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Open Source
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 Open Source within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Bristol +5 27 £400 +6.66% 15
Somerset - 12 £545 - 6
Devon -2 4 £500 +53.84% 1
Dorset -3 2 £500 +53.84% 4
Wiltshire +1 1 £425 +6.25% 2
Gloucestershire -20 1 £348 -22.77% 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 67 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (30.70%) Security Cleared
3 34 (29.82%) Java
4 28 (24.56%) MongoDB
5 25 (21.93%) Scrum
5 25 (21.93%) Web Services
6 23 (20.18%) NoSQL
7 22 (19.30%) Linux
7 22 (19.30%) HTML
7 22 (19.30%) SQL
8 21 (18.42%) SC Cleared
9 20 (17.54%) PHP
10 19 (16.67%) TDD
11 16 (14.04%) Configuration Management
11 16 (14.04%) MySQL
11 16 (14.04%) CSS
12 15 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (12.28%) SQL Server
13 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
13 14 (12.28%) Data Management
14 13 (11.40%) Puppet
14 13 (11.40%) Waterfall
14 13 (11.40%) Big Data
14 13 (11.40%) User Experience
15 12 (10.53%) PostGIS
15 12 (10.53%) Analytics
15 12 (10.53%) Relational Database
15 12 (10.53%) Finance
15 12 (10.53%) Apache Solr
15 12 (10.53%) Hadoop

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (10.53%) Apache Solr
2 10 (8.77%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (7.02%) Drupal
4 3 (2.63%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.75%) CMS
6 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.88%) Liferay
6 1 (0.88%) WordPress
6 1 (0.88%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.88%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.88%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.63%) PaaS
3 2 (1.75%) SaaS
3 2 (1.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) HTTP
2 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.88%) SSH
3 1 (0.88%) VoIP
3 1 (0.88%) SMTP
3 1 (0.88%) DNS
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.56%) MongoDB
2 23 (20.18%) NoSQL
3 16 (14.04%) MySQL
4 15 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (12.28%) SQL Server
6 13 (11.40%) Big Data
7 12 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 12 (10.53%) Hadoop
8 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (9.65%) MS Access
9 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (3.51%) SQLite
10 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.77%) Git (software)
3 7 (6.14%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.39%) Selenium
5 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.63%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.63%) Subversion
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.75%) JMeter
6 2 (1.75%) WATIR
6 2 (1.75%) Maven
6 2 (1.75%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.88%) JBehave
7 1 (0.88%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (10.53%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Law
3 3 (2.63%) Publishing
4 2 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (24.56%) Developer
2 25 (21.93%) Architect
3 20 (17.54%) Analyst
4 14 (12.28%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (11.40%) DBA
6 11 (9.65%) PHP Developer
6 11 (9.65%) Administrator
7 10 (8.77%) Business Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Programmer
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (4.39%) Drupal Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Senior PHP Developer
11 4 (3.51%) Applications Architect
11 4 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.51%) Android Developer
12 3 (2.63%) Web Engineer
12 3 (2.63%) Database Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.93%) Web Services
2 22 (19.30%) HTML
3 16 (14.04%) CSS
4 12 (10.53%) PostGIS
5 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET
5 11 (9.65%) .NET
6 9 (7.89%) HTML5
7 7 (6.14%) J2EE
8 6 (5.26%) RESTful
9 5 (4.39%) jQuery
10 3 (2.63%) CSS3
10 3 (2.63%) XHTML
11 2 (1.75%) Middleware
11 2 (1.75%) XML
11 2 (1.75%) SOAP
11 2 (1.75%) JSON
11 2 (1.75%) Zend Framework
11 2 (1.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) User Experience
2 11 (9.65%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.51%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.75%) GIS
5 2 (1.75%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Derivative
6 1 (0.88%) Photography
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.30%) Linux
2 8 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.51%) UNIX
3 4 (3.51%) Windows
3 4 (3.51%) Android
4 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.88%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (58.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.93%) Scrum
3 19 (16.67%) TDD
4 16 (14.04%) Configuration Management
5 14 (12.28%) Data Management
6 13 (11.40%) Waterfall
7 12 (10.53%) Analytics
8 11 (9.65%) User Stories
9 10 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (8.77%) DevOps
9 10 (8.77%) Business Analysis
9 10 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (7.89%) V-Model
10 9 (7.89%) Project Management
11 8 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (7.02%) Data Architecture
12 7 (6.14%) Data Analysis
12 7 (6.14%) Software Engineering
12 7 (6.14%) Database Tuning
12 7 (6.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.82%) Java
2 22 (19.30%) SQL
3 20 (17.54%) PHP
4 11 (9.65%) Ruby
4 11 (9.65%) VB.NET
4 11 (9.65%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.77%) VBA
6 6 (5.26%) Python
7 5 (4.39%) C#
8 3 (2.63%) Scala
8 3 (2.63%) PHP5
8 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.88%) VB6
9 1 (0.88%) VB
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (30.70%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.75%) CITP
4 2 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) HND
5 1 (0.88%) MCSE
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) CCIE
5 1 (0.88%) CCNP
5 1 (0.88%) CCNA
5 1 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) BS25999
2 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (11.40%) Puppet
2 10 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.14%) Ansible
4 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.75%) Salt
5 1 (0.88%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) VMware
3 8 (7.02%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.14%) Oracle
5 3 (2.63%) Cisco
5 3 (2.63%) Adobe
5 3 (2.63%) HP
6 2 (1.75%) Zend
7 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.88%) F5
7 1 (0.88%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (0.88%) SAP
7 1 (0.88%) Juniper
7 1 (0.88%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.88%) ESRI
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix
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