The first 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 16 April 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 West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 91 109 128
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +19
Contract jobs citing Open Source 51 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.52% 0.75% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.62% 3.56% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 12 10
Average daily rate £350 £296 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% -20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £113 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
770 505 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.92% 21.16% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 263 369
Average daily rate £350 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £191 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 73
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.39 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.79% -31.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Open Source
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol 0 20 £350 +12.00% 9
Wiltshire -15 9 £400 +21.85%
Devon - 9 £313 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £450 - 7
Dorset -7 2 £325 +209.52% 6
Somerset - - - - 6
Avon - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 23 (31.51%) MySQL
2 20 (27.40%) HTML
2 20 (27.40%) Linux
3 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
4 17 (23.29%) PHP
4 17 (23.29%) Java
5 16 (21.92%) Scrum
5 16 (21.92%) Drupal
6 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (20.55%) Oracle
7 14 (19.18%) CSS
7 14 (19.18%) OO
8 13 (17.81%) Selenium
8 13 (17.81%) HTML5
9 11 (15.07%) Python
9 11 (15.07%) jQuery
10 10 (13.70%) Windows
10 10 (13.70%) SNMP
10 10 (13.70%) CMS
11 9 (12.33%) Web Services
11 9 (12.33%) Apache
11 9 (12.33%) CSS3
12 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
12 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
12 8 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (10.96%) JMeter
13 7 (9.59%) Finance
13 7 (9.59%) Content Management
13 7 (9.59%) SSH
13 7 (9.59%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 16 (21.92%) Drupal
2 10 (13.70%) CMS
3 9 (12.33%) Apache
4 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.22%) Alfresco
5 5 (6.85%) ColdFusion
6 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.74%) nginx
7 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) SaaS
2 2 (2.74%) PaaS
2 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) SNMP
2 7 (9.59%) SSH
3 5 (6.85%) Intranet
4 3 (4.11%) Internet
4 3 (4.11%) OSPF
4 3 (4.11%) BGP
4 3 (4.11%) EIGRP
4 3 (4.11%) LDAP
4 3 (4.11%) VoIP
5 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) MySQL
2 8 (10.96%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Selenium
2 8 (10.96%) JMeter
3 6 (8.22%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.85%) Hudson
4 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.85%) Eclipse
4 5 (6.85%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.48%) JUnit
5 4 (5.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (5.48%) jMock
5 4 (5.48%) JBehave
5 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.11%) WATIR
7 2 (2.74%) JIRA
7 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.37%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.37%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.37%) NUnit
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Publishing
2 3 (4.11%) Military
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Developer
2 12 (16.44%) Architect
3 10 (13.70%) Tester
4 9 (12.33%) PHP Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Drupal Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Python Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (8.22%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Administrator
7 6 (8.22%) PHP Web Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Web Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (5.48%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Technical Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Java Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.40%) HTML
2 14 (19.18%) CSS
3 13 (17.81%) HTML5
4 11 (15.07%) jQuery
5 9 (12.33%) Web Services
5 9 (12.33%) CSS3
6 7 (9.59%) Ajax
7 5 (6.85%) Spring
7 5 (6.85%) LAMP
8 4 (5.48%) JSON
9 3 (4.11%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.11%) XHTML
9 3 (4.11%) .NET
9 3 (4.11%) J2EE
9 3 (4.11%) REST
9 3 (4.11%) Akka
9 3 (4.11%) Play Framework
9 3 (4.11%) Zend Framework
10 2 (2.74%) SOAP
10 2 (2.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Digital Media
2 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.37%) Replication
3 1 (1.37%) Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.40%) Linux
2 10 (13.70%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) CentOS
3 3 (4.11%) UNIX
4 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Solaris
4 1 (1.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Scrum
2 15 (20.55%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (19.18%) OO
4 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
5 7 (9.59%) ITIL
5 7 (9.59%) Content Management
5 7 (9.59%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.22%) Knowledge Management
6 6 (8.22%) Performance Testing
6 6 (8.22%) UML
6 6 (8.22%) Information Architecture
6 6 (8.22%) User Experience Design
6 6 (8.22%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.48%) BDD
7 4 (5.48%) SOA
7 4 (5.48%) TDD
7 4 (5.48%) MVC
7 4 (5.48%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.48%) Time Management
7 4 (5.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
2 17 (23.29%) PHP
2 17 (23.29%) Java
3 11 (15.07%) Python
4 7 (9.59%) Perl
4 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.48%) PHP5
5 4 (5.48%) C#
6 3 (4.11%) SQL
6 3 (4.11%) Scala
6 3 (4.11%) Ruby
7 2 (2.74%) C++
8 1 (1.37%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) CCNP
2 3 (4.11%) CCNA
2 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.74%) ISEB
3 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.59%) QA
2 5 (6.85%) ISO 9001
2 5 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.48%) SLA
4 3 (4.11%) JSP 440
5 2 (2.74%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) WhatsUp Gold
1 3 (4.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.74%) Puppet
2 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.74%) Nagios
2 2 (2.74%) Cacti
3 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Oracle
2 7 (9.59%) Zend
3 6 (8.22%) Atlassian
3 6 (8.22%) Open Text
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.48%) HP
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.74%) Citrix
7 2 (2.74%) Capita
7 2 (2.74%) Percona
8 1 (1.37%) VMware
8 1 (1.37%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.37%) Cordys
8 1 (1.37%) Adobe
8 1 (1.37%) JBoss
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago