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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 79 98 121
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +23
Contract jobs citing Open Source 65 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.07% 1.23% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.11% 4.81% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 8
Average daily rate
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£390 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £488 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
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
801 727 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.51% 25.53% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 421 374
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 59
Average hourly rate £28.00 £15.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.60% -10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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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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 +17 44 £413 +26.92% 19
Devon -4 13 £363 +20.83% 5
Dorset - 3 - - 2
Wiltshire -6 1 £400 +45.45% 2
Cornwall - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Somerset - - - - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 72 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (43.09%) Java
3 34 (27.64%) SQL
4 28 (22.76%) PHP
5 26 (21.14%) Scrum
5 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
6 25 (20.33%) HTML
7 21 (17.07%) Microsoft
8 20 (16.26%) JavaScript
9 19 (15.45%) SC Cleared
10 18 (14.63%) MySQL
11 17 (13.82%) Windows
12 16 (13.01%) CSS
12 16 (13.01%) Linux
12 16 (13.01%) Project Management
13 15 (12.20%) Finance
13 15 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (12.20%) Oracle
13 15 (12.20%) MongoDB
14 14 (11.38%) HTML5
15 13 (10.57%) SQL Server
15 13 (10.57%) Web Services
15 13 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (10.57%) TDD
16 12 (9.76%) Selenium
16 12 (9.76%) UNIX
16 12 (9.76%) NoSQL
16 12 (9.76%) Relational Database
17 11 (8.94%) Waterfall
17 11 (8.94%) Enterprise Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 8 (6.50%) Drupal
2 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.07%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.07%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.44%) LiveCycle
4 2 (1.63%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) WordPress
5 1 (0.81%) CMS
5 1 (0.81%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.81%) nginx
5 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.25%) SaaS
1 4 (3.25%) PaaS
2 2 (1.63%) GitHub
3 1 (0.81%) IaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) VoIP
2 3 (2.44%) HTTP
3 2 (1.63%) DNS
3 2 (1.63%) Firewall
3 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.63%) AMQP
4 1 (0.81%) LDAP
4 1 (0.81%) SSH
4 1 (0.81%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.81%) SMTP
4 1 (0.81%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.63%) MySQL
2 15 (12.20%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (12.20%) MongoDB
3 13 (10.57%) SQL Server
4 12 (9.76%) NoSQL
4 12 (9.76%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (8.13%) MS Access
6 7 (5.69%) DB2
6 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (9.76%) Selenium
2 10 (8.13%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.69%) WebDriver
5 6 (4.88%) WATIR
5 6 (4.88%) JMeter
5 6 (4.88%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.63%) Maven
7 2 (1.63%) JUnit
7 2 (1.63%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.63%) GitLab
8 1 (0.81%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.81%) JIRA
8 1 (0.81%) Subversion
8 1 (0.81%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (12.20%) Finance
2 5 (4.07%) Publishing
3 3 (2.44%) Military
3 3 (2.44%) Law
4 2 (1.63%) Electronics
4 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.58%) Architect
2 28 (22.76%) Developer
3 16 (13.01%) Analyst
4 12 (9.76%) DBA
4 12 (9.76%) PHP Developer
5 11 (8.94%) Administrator
6 9 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.50%) Technical Architect
8 7 (5.69%) Tester
8 7 (5.69%) Programme Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Programmer
8 7 (5.69%) Drupal Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (4.07%) Applications Architect
11 4 (3.25%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (3.25%) Technical Tester
11 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.25%) Senior PHP Developer
11 4 (3.25%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.33%) HTML
2 16 (13.01%) CSS
3 14 (11.38%) HTML5
4 13 (10.57%) Web Services
5 10 (8.13%) .NET
5 10 (8.13%) J2EE
5 10 (8.13%) ASP.NET
5 10 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (8.13%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 8 (6.50%) jQuery
7 6 (4.88%) RESTful
8 5 (4.07%) REST
8 5 (4.07%) JSON
9 4 (3.25%) Spring
9 4 (3.25%) Ajax
9 4 (3.25%) SOAP
9 4 (3.25%) Middleware
9 4 (3.25%) CSS3
9 4 (3.25%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Digital Media
2 5 (4.07%) User Experience
2 5 (4.07%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.44%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.63%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) DTV
6 1 (0.81%) GIS
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) Photography
6 1 (0.81%) SCADA
6 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.81%) Remote Sensing
6 1 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.82%) Windows
2 16 (13.01%) Linux
3 12 (9.76%) UNIX
4 7 (5.69%) zOS
5 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.81%) Solaris
7 1 (0.81%) Debian
7 1 (0.81%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.14%) Scrum
3 16 (13.01%) Project Management
4 13 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (10.57%) TDD
5 11 (8.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (8.94%) Waterfall
6 10 (8.13%) Agile Project Management
7 9 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (7.32%) Software Engineering
7 9 (7.32%) TOGAF
7 9 (7.32%) Risk Management
7 9 (7.32%) OO
8 8 (6.50%) V-Model
9 7 (5.69%) Database Tuning
9 7 (5.69%) Data Analysis
9 7 (5.69%) SOA
9 7 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (5.69%) User Stories
9 7 (5.69%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 53 (43.09%) Java
2 34 (27.64%) SQL
3 28 (22.76%) PHP
4 20 (16.26%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.13%) C#
5 10 (8.13%) Ruby
5 10 (8.13%) VB.NET
6 9 (7.32%) VBA
6 9 (7.32%) Python
7 5 (4.07%) Delphi
8 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.44%) Scala
8 3 (2.44%) R
9 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.63%) PHP5
10 1 (0.81%) Erlang
10 1 (0.81%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) VB6
10 1 (0.81%) Perl
10 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.45%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.25%) Degree
4 4 (3.25%) MCSE
4 4 (3.25%) CCNA
4 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.63%) CCIE
5 2 (1.63%) CCNP
5 2 (1.63%) CITP
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) VCP4
6 1 (0.81%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) QA
1 4 (3.25%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.44%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) Puppet
2 5 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.44%) Ansible
4 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.81%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.81%) Cacti
Vendors
1 21 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.20%) Oracle
3 8 (6.50%) SAP
3 8 (6.50%) Sun
4 7 (5.69%) Cisco
4 7 (5.69%) IBM
5 5 (4.07%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.07%) VMware
6 3 (2.44%) HP
6 3 (2.44%) Adobe
7 2 (1.63%) Juniper
7 2 (1.63%) Zend
7 2 (1.63%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (1.63%) F5
8 1 (0.81%) Percona
8 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.81%) ESRI
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