The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source 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 Open Source over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 83 103 98
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 64 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.95% 1.31% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.78% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £225 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £600 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
England

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2478 2250 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.66% 73.92% 71.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1662 1500 993
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 102 68
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +93.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +1 27 £463 +27.58% 12
Devon - 22 £450 - 2
Wiltshire -3 4 £350 - 3
Gloucestershire -7 4 £425 -29.16% 1
Somerset - 2 £350 - 4
Dorset - 1 £500 - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 57 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (45.54%) Linux
3 44 (39.29%) Java
4 35 (31.25%) Web Services
5 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
6 33 (29.46%) Configuration Management
7 30 (26.79%) Red Hat
7 30 (26.79%) Puppet
8 29 (25.89%) DevOps
9 23 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
9 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (19.64%) Java EE
10 22 (19.64%) IBM
11 21 (18.75%) Ansible
11 21 (18.75%) Jenkins
12 20 (17.86%) MongoDB
12 20 (17.86%) Scrum
13 19 (16.96%) TDD
13 19 (16.96%) Git (software)
14 17 (15.18%) Mobile App
14 17 (15.18%) VMware
15 16 (14.29%) SOA
15 16 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
16 15 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (13.39%) Big Data
16 15 (13.39%) JBoss
17 14 (12.50%) MySQL
17 14 (12.50%) Data Management
17 14 (12.50%) SC Cleared
17 14 (12.50%) Amazon AWS

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 15 (13.39%) JBoss
2 14 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 12 (10.71%) Apache Solr
4 10 (8.93%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (8.93%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (5.36%) Apache
6 5 (4.46%) Drupal
7 3 (2.68%) Confluence
8 2 (1.79%) nginx
9 1 (0.89%) Liferay
9 1 (0.89%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.89%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.89%) CMS
9 1 (0.89%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.79%) GitHub
3 1 (0.89%) IaaS
3 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.82%) HTTP
3 10 (8.93%) SSL
4 4 (3.57%) DNS
4 4 (3.57%) DHCP
5 3 (2.68%) VPN
5 3 (2.68%) ATM
5 3 (2.68%) ISDN
5 3 (2.68%) LAN
5 3 (2.68%) WAN
5 3 (2.68%) SONET
5 3 (2.68%) MPLS
5 3 (2.68%) DSL
5 3 (2.68%) SSH
5 3 (2.68%) Ethereal
5 3 (2.68%) Network Security
5 3 (2.68%) tcpdump
5 3 (2.68%) Wireless
5 3 (2.68%) Frame Relay
6 2 (1.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.86%) MongoDB
2 15 (13.39%) Big Data
3 14 (12.50%) MySQL
4 12 (10.71%) Hadoop
5 11 (9.82%) NoSQL
6 9 (8.04%) Relational Database
6 9 (8.04%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
7 7 (6.25%) RDBMS
8 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (5.36%) MS Access
9 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (4.46%) DB2
10 4 (3.57%) SQLite
11 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.79%) MariaDB
12 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 19 (16.96%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.04%) Subversion
4 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.57%) JIRA
6 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.79%) RSpec
6 2 (1.79%) GitLab
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.89%) JBehave
7 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.89%) Ant
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.89%) Selenium
7 1 (0.89%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.89%) Maven
General
1 8 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Law
2 3 (2.68%) Publishing
3 2 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Games
4 1 (0.89%) Billing
4 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (16.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (15.18%) Developer
2 17 (15.18%) Analyst
2 17 (15.18%) Architect
3 13 (11.61%) Solutions Designer
3 13 (11.61%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (11.61%) Designer
4 12 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Agile Business Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Senior Designer
7 7 (6.25%) Web Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) DBA
8 4 (3.57%) Android Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) MySQL DBA
9 3 (2.68%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (2.68%) Programmer
9 3 (2.68%) SQL DBA
9 3 (2.68%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.25%) Web Services
2 22 (19.64%) Java EE
3 14 (12.50%) JSR 168
4 12 (10.71%) PostGIS
5 11 (9.82%) HTML
5 11 (9.82%) CSS
6 10 (8.93%) Struts
6 10 (8.93%) Middleware
6 10 (8.93%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (6.25%) .NET
8 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (5.36%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (4.46%) RESTful
10 3 (2.68%) HTML5
10 3 (2.68%) REST
10 3 (2.68%) CSS3
10 3 (2.68%) BSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.82%) User Experience
3 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.36%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.68%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.79%) GIS
6 2 (1.79%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.79%) iPad
6 2 (1.79%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.89%) Derivative
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 51 (45.54%) Linux
2 15 (13.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.57%) Android
3 4 (3.57%) Windows
4 3 (2.68%) UNIX
4 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.79%) SmartOS
5 2 (1.79%) CoreOS
5 2 (1.79%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.89%) CentOS
6 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (50.89%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (29.46%) Configuration Management
3 29 (25.89%) DevOps
4 23 (20.54%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (17.86%) Scrum
6 19 (16.96%) TDD
7 16 (14.29%) SOA
7 16 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (12.50%) Data Management
9 13 (11.61%) Analytics
10 12 (10.71%) Business Analysis
10 12 (10.71%) Migration
11 8 (7.14%) Software Engineering
11 8 (7.14%) Data Architecture
11 8 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (6.25%) Waterfall
12 7 (6.25%) User Stories
13 6 (5.36%) V-Model
13 6 (5.36%) Incident Management
13 6 (5.36%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (39.29%) Java
2 11 (9.82%) Ruby
3 10 (8.93%) SQL
4 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.36%) PHP
5 6 (5.36%) VB.NET
5 6 (5.36%) VBA
5 6 (5.36%) Python
6 5 (4.46%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.57%) C++
8 3 (2.68%) C#
9 2 (1.79%) C
9 2 (1.79%) Perl
10 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.89%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.89%) Lua
10 1 (0.89%) PHP5
10 1 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.68%) MCSE
4 3 (2.68%) CCNP
4 3 (2.68%) CCNA
5 2 (1.79%) Degree
6 1 (0.89%) ISEB
6 1 (0.89%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) HL7
1 1 (0.89%) BS25999
System Software
1 10 (8.93%) Docker
2 8 (7.14%) VirtualBox
3 2 (1.79%) vCloud
3 2 (1.79%) KVM
3 2 (1.79%) Snort
3 2 (1.79%) Squid
3 2 (1.79%) LXC
3 2 (1.79%) iptables
3 2 (1.79%) Btrfs
3 2 (1.79%) Varnish
4 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (26.79%) Puppet
2 23 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (18.75%) Ansible
4 8 (7.14%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.79%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.79%) CFEngine
5 2 (1.79%) Nessus
5 2 (1.79%) Salt
5 2 (1.79%) systemd
5 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.89%) logstash
6 1 (0.89%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.89%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 30 (26.79%) Red Hat
2 22 (19.64%) IBM
3 17 (15.18%) VMware
4 9 (8.04%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.14%) Oracle
6 4 (3.57%) Cisco
7 3 (2.68%) Juniper
7 3 (2.68%) NetQoS
8 2 (1.79%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.79%) Percona
9 1 (0.89%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.89%) Splunk
9 1 (0.89%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.89%) ESRI
9 1 (0.89%) BMC
9 1 (0.89%) CA
9 1 (0.89%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.89%) i2
9 1 (0.89%) Adobe
9 1 (0.89%) Sun
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