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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 91 75 92
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing Open Source 58 72 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.74% 2.22% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 3.02% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 47 12
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£450 £475 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
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
2514 2381 1594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.54% 73.33% 72.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1570 1057
Average daily rate £400 £399 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +7.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 92 76
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 September 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 September 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 -21 28 £463 +5.71% 4
Devon +17 15 £463 -22.91% 1
Gloucestershire -5 7 £388 -18.42% 2
Wiltshire -3 2 £350 - 2
Somerset - 2 £350 - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (49.14%) Linux
2 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (36.21%) Java
4 37 (31.90%) Configuration Management
5 34 (29.31%) Web Services
5 34 (29.31%) Security Cleared
6 33 (28.45%) Red Hat
7 32 (27.59%) Puppet
8 31 (26.72%) DevOps
9 25 (21.55%) Opscode Chef
9 25 (21.55%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (20.69%) MongoDB
10 24 (20.69%) Ansible
10 24 (20.69%) Jenkins
11 22 (18.97%) Java EE
11 22 (18.97%) IBM
12 21 (18.10%) VMware
13 20 (17.24%) SOA
13 20 (17.24%) Git (software)
14 18 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (15.52%) Scrum
15 17 (14.66%) MySQL
15 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (14.66%) Mobile App
15 17 (14.66%) Big Data
16 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
17 15 (12.93%) Data Management
17 15 (12.93%) Ruby
17 15 (12.93%) JBoss
18 14 (12.07%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (12.93%) JBoss
2 14 (12.07%) WebSphere
3 13 (11.21%) Apache Solr
4 10 (8.62%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (6.03%) Apache
6 6 (5.17%) Confluence
7 5 (4.31%) nginx
8 3 (2.59%) Drupal
9 2 (1.72%) CMS
10 1 (0.86%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.86%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.86%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.86%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.72%) PaaS
2 2 (1.72%) IaaS
3 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.21%) HTTP
2 12 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.62%) SSL
4 7 (6.03%) DHCP
4 7 (6.03%) DNS
5 6 (5.17%) SSH
6 5 (4.31%) IPsec
6 5 (4.31%) OpenVPN
6 5 (4.31%) IPv6
6 5 (4.31%) OSPF
7 3 (2.59%) DSL
7 3 (2.59%) Wireless
7 3 (2.59%) Frame Relay
7 3 (2.59%) SONET
7 3 (2.59%) MPLS
7 3 (2.59%) VPN
7 3 (2.59%) ATM
7 3 (2.59%) ISDN
7 3 (2.59%) LAN
7 3 (2.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.69%) MongoDB
2 17 (14.66%) Big Data
2 17 (14.66%) MySQL
3 13 (11.21%) Hadoop
4 12 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (10.34%) NoSQL
5 11 (9.48%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.03%) RDBMS
7 5 (4.31%) DB2
7 5 (4.31%) MariaDB
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (3.45%) SQLite
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.59%) SQL Server
10 2 (1.72%) MS Access
10 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 24 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 20 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.48%) Subversion
4 8 (6.90%) JIRA
5 5 (4.31%) RSpec
5 5 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (4.31%) GitLab
6 3 (2.59%) Selenium
7 2 (1.72%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.72%) Maven
7 2 (1.72%) Ant
7 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.72%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.86%) JBehave
8 1 (0.86%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (4.31%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Law
3 2 (1.72%) Legal
3 2 (1.72%) Billing
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.86%) Publishing
4 1 (0.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (17.24%) Developer
2 19 (16.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (14.66%) Architect
4 14 (12.07%) Designer
5 13 (11.21%) Analyst
5 13 (11.21%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (11.21%) Solutions Designer
6 10 (8.62%) DBA
7 9 (7.76%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Senior Designer
8 8 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (6.03%) Web Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) MySQL DBA
10 5 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (3.45%) SQL DBA
11 4 (3.45%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.45%) Android Developer
12 3 (2.59%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 3 (2.59%) Network Engineer
12 3 (2.59%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (29.31%) Web Services
2 22 (18.97%) Java EE
3 14 (12.07%) JSR 168
4 13 (11.21%) PostGIS
5 10 (8.62%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (8.62%) Middleware
5 10 (8.62%) Struts
6 7 (6.03%) HTML
6 7 (6.03%) CSS
7 6 (5.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (5.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 6 (5.17%) REST
8 5 (4.31%) RESTful
8 5 (4.31%) MCollective
9 4 (3.45%) BSON
9 4 (3.45%) .NET
10 3 (2.59%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.72%) Ajax
11 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
11 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.62%) User Experience
3 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.17%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.45%) Replication
5 4 (3.45%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.59%) GIS
7 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.72%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.72%) iPad
7 2 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.86%) NHS
8 1 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.86%) Derivative
8 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (49.14%) Linux
2 18 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.17%) UNIX
4 5 (4.31%) Windows
4 5 (4.31%) SmartOS
4 5 (4.31%) CoreOS
5 4 (3.45%) Android
6 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.72%) CentOS
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.90%) Configuration Management
3 31 (26.72%) DevOps
4 25 (21.55%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (17.24%) SOA
6 18 (15.52%) Scrum
7 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (12.93%) Data Management
9 14 (12.07%) TDD
9 14 (12.07%) Migration
9 14 (12.07%) Analytics
10 8 (6.90%) Data Architecture
10 8 (6.90%) Business Analysis
10 8 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (6.03%) Software Engineering
11 7 (6.03%) User Stories
12 6 (5.17%) Incident Management
13 5 (4.31%) Service Delivery
13 5 (4.31%) ETL
13 5 (4.31%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.21%) Java
2 15 (12.93%) Ruby
3 11 (9.48%) Python
4 10 (8.62%) SQL
5 8 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.17%) PHP
7 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.45%) C++
9 3 (2.59%) Scala
9 3 (2.59%) Perl
9 3 (2.59%) C#
10 2 (1.72%) C
10 2 (1.72%) Lua
10 2 (1.72%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.72%) VBA
11 1 (0.86%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.86%) PHP5
11 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (29.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.59%) MCSE
4 3 (2.59%) CCNP
4 3 (2.59%) CCNA
5 2 (1.72%) Degree
6 1 (0.86%) ISEB
6 1 (0.86%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) HL7
1 1 (0.86%) BS25999
System Software
1 13 (11.21%) Docker
2 8 (6.90%) VirtualBox
3 5 (4.31%) vCloud
3 5 (4.31%) KVM
3 5 (4.31%) Snort
3 5 (4.31%) Squid
3 5 (4.31%) LXC
3 5 (4.31%) iptables
3 5 (4.31%) Btrfs
3 5 (4.31%) Varnish
4 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (27.59%) Puppet
2 25 (21.55%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (20.69%) Ansible
4 8 (6.90%) Vagrant
5 5 (4.31%) CFEngine
5 5 (4.31%) Nessus
5 5 (4.31%) systemd
5 5 (4.31%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.31%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.72%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.86%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.86%) Zenoss
7 1 (0.86%) logstash
7 1 (0.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 33 (28.45%) Red Hat
2 22 (18.97%) IBM
3 21 (18.10%) VMware
4 9 (7.76%) Oracle
5 5 (4.31%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.31%) SaltStack
6 4 (3.45%) Cisco
6 4 (3.45%) Percona
7 3 (2.59%) CA
7 3 (2.59%) Juniper
7 3 (2.59%) NetQoS
8 1 (0.86%) BMC
8 1 (0.86%) Adobe
8 1 (0.86%) Sun
8 1 (0.86%) HP
8 1 (0.86%) Citrix
8 1 (0.86%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.86%) i2
8 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.86%) ESRI
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