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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 73 91 96
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 72 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.16% 0.75% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.77% 3.33% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 12 23
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£488 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £327 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £507 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £46.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.51% +23.33%
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
821 510 715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.61% 22.59% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 314 413
Average daily rate £375 £338 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 38 57
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 September 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 22 September 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
Bristol +23 47 £438 -21.17% 19
Wiltshire -4 9 £350 -12.50% 2
Devon -13 7 £600 +65.51% 2
Gloucestershire - 4 £475 - 1
Somerset -11 1 £500 +5.26% 8
Dorset - 1 £225 - 3
Avon - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 54 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (29.41%) MySQL
3 32 (26.89%) Linux
3 32 (26.89%) Finance
4 27 (22.69%) PHP
5 26 (21.85%) Java
6 25 (21.01%) Python
7 24 (20.17%) Oracle
8 23 (19.33%) Apache
8 23 (19.33%) DevOps
9 22 (18.49%) Windows
9 22 (18.49%) Scrum
10 20 (16.81%) Security Cleared
11 19 (15.97%) Web Services
12 18 (15.13%) LAMP
12 18 (15.13%) Selenium
13 17 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 17 (14.29%) UNIX
14 16 (13.45%) OO
15 15 (12.61%) Perl
15 15 (12.61%) Project Management
15 15 (12.61%) JMeter
15 15 (12.61%) Problem Management
15 15 (12.61%) Performance Testing
16 14 (11.76%) WATIR
16 14 (11.76%) WebDriver
16 14 (11.76%) Bash Shell
16 14 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
16 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (19.33%) Apache
2 10 (8.40%) nginx
3 8 (6.72%) Drupal
4 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.52%) IIS
5 3 (2.52%) Magnolia
6 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.84%) CMS
7 1 (0.84%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.84%) Cordys
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (8.40%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (8.40%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.52%) IaaS
3 3 (2.52%) SaaS
3 3 (2.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.84%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.92%) SNMP
1 13 (10.92%) SSH
2 6 (5.04%) LDAP
3 5 (4.20%) Internet
4 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.52%) Firewall
4 3 (2.52%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.68%) Wireless
5 2 (1.68%) Frame Relay
5 2 (1.68%) BIG-IP
5 2 (1.68%) VLAN
5 2 (1.68%) Ethereal
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (1.68%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.68%) VPN
5 2 (1.68%) DNS
5 2 (1.68%) SSL
5 2 (1.68%) SONET
5 2 (1.68%) MPLS
5 2 (1.68%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.41%) MySQL
2 14 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.20%) DB2
4 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.36%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.36%) Couchbase
4 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.52%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.52%) Jackrabbit
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.84%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.84%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 18 (15.13%) Selenium
2 15 (12.61%) JMeter
3 14 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 14 (11.76%) WATIR
4 5 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.68%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.68%) JUnit
5 2 (1.68%) JIRA
5 2 (1.68%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.84%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.84%) Subversion
6 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
General
1 32 (26.89%) Finance
2 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.52%) Publishing
3 3 (2.52%) Back Office
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (36.97%) Developer
2 21 (17.65%) Architect
3 17 (14.29%) Tester
4 13 (10.92%) Python Developer
4 13 (10.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (10.08%) Project Manager
5 12 (10.08%) PHP Developer
6 9 (7.56%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (7.56%) Senior Project Manager
6 9 (7.56%) Senior Manager
7 8 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.72%) Technical Tester
8 7 (5.88%) Lead Developer
8 7 (5.88%) Technical Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.20%) Drupal Developer
10 5 (4.20%) PHP Drupal Developer
10 5 (4.20%) PHP Web Developer
10 5 (4.20%) Administrator
10 5 (4.20%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.97%) Web Services
2 18 (15.13%) LAMP
3 8 (6.72%) HTML
3 8 (6.72%) .NET
3 8 (6.72%) jQuery
4 7 (5.88%) Java EE
5 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
5 6 (5.04%) HTML5
6 5 (4.20%) REST
6 5 (4.20%) J2EE
6 5 (4.20%) XML
6 5 (4.20%) JSON
6 5 (4.20%) Ajax
7 4 (3.36%) Silverlight
7 4 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (2.52%) Middleware
8 3 (2.52%) Zend Framework
8 3 (2.52%) CSS
9 2 (1.68%) CSS3
10 1 (0.84%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.24%) Client/Server
3 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.20%) Digital Media
4 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.36%) Social Media
6 3 (2.52%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.52%) Taxonomies
6 3 (2.52%) Mashup
6 3 (2.52%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.84%) Clustering
7 1 (0.84%) DTV
7 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.89%) Linux
2 22 (18.49%) Windows
3 17 (14.29%) UNIX
4 10 (8.40%) CentOS
5 5 (4.20%) zOS
6 2 (1.68%) Solaris
7 1 (0.84%) Debian
7 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (45.38%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.33%) DevOps
3 22 (18.49%) Scrum
4 16 (13.45%) OO
5 15 (12.61%) Project Management
5 15 (12.61%) Problem Management
5 15 (12.61%) Performance Testing
6 12 (10.08%) Load Balancing
7 11 (9.24%) Configuration Management
7 11 (9.24%) Migration
7 11 (9.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (8.40%) SOA
9 8 (6.72%) TOGAF
10 7 (5.88%) Software Engineering
11 6 (5.04%) Service Delivery
11 6 (5.04%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (4.20%) Process Improvement
12 5 (4.20%) Data Modelling
12 5 (4.20%) B2B
12 5 (4.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.69%) PHP
2 26 (21.85%) Java
3 25 (21.01%) Python
4 15 (12.61%) Perl
5 14 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 14 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.24%) Ruby
7 10 (8.40%) C#
8 7 (5.88%) SQL
9 4 (3.36%) Delphi
10 2 (1.68%) C++
10 2 (1.68%) PHP5
11 1 (0.84%) Erlang
11 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (16.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.88%) Degree
4 4 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.52%) CCNP
6 2 (1.68%) CCNA
7 1 (0.84%) ISEB
7 1 (0.84%) HND
7 1 (0.84%) CCIE
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.24%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (9.24%) Puppet
2 10 (8.40%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (8.40%) Nagios
2 10 (8.40%) Cacti
3 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (20.17%) Oracle
2 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.24%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.40%) Percona
5 9 (7.56%) Sun
6 7 (5.88%) Zend
7 6 (5.04%) SAP
8 5 (4.20%) IBM
9 3 (2.52%) Cisco
9 3 (2.52%) ForgeRock
9 3 (2.52%) Juniper
9 3 (2.52%) F5
10 2 (1.68%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.68%) NetQoS
11 1 (0.84%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (0.84%) Akamai
11 1 (0.84%) Alterian
11 1 (0.84%) JBoss
11 1 (0.84%) HP
11 1 (0.84%) Citrix
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