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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 77 103 101
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 69 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.10% 0.85% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.26% 3.67% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 18
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£450 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £475 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.51% -8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%
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
835 545 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.36% 23.07% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 345 342
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.98% -7.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 56 63
Average hourly rate £26.50 £23.13 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.59% -39.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +22 53 £488 +50.00% 12
Wiltshire -12 7 £375 +9.48% 6
Devon -6 3 £550 +51.72% 2
Cornwall - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
Somerset - - - - 6
Dorset - - - - 5
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 78 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (43.97%) Java
3 31 (21.99%) Oracle
3 31 (21.99%) Scrum
4 30 (21.28%) Finance
4 30 (21.28%) Security Cleared
4 30 (21.28%) PHP
5 28 (19.86%) SQL
6 23 (16.31%) JavaScript
6 23 (16.31%) Microsoft
7 20 (14.18%) MySQL
7 20 (14.18%) Windows
7 20 (14.18%) Linux
7 20 (14.18%) SC Cleared
8 19 (13.48%) Web Services
9 18 (12.77%) HTML
10 17 (12.06%) Project Management
11 16 (11.35%) Selenium
12 15 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (10.64%) C#
12 15 (10.64%) UNIX
13 14 (9.93%) Ruby
14 13 (9.22%) LAMP
14 13 (9.22%) .NET
14 13 (9.22%) Python
14 13 (9.22%) SOA
15 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET
15 12 (8.51%) Migration
15 12 (8.51%) Software Engineering
15 12 (8.51%) WebDriver

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.96%) Drupal
3 5 (3.55%) nginx
3 5 (3.55%) ArcGIS
3 5 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.55%) Apache
4 3 (2.13%) Magnolia
4 3 (2.13%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.42%) IIS
5 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.71%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.71%) Cordys
1 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.55%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.55%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.84%) SaaS
3 4 (2.84%) PaaS
4 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.13%) IaaS
5 2 (1.42%) GitHub
6 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) LDAP
2 5 (3.55%) VoIP
3 4 (2.84%) Internet
4 3 (2.13%) DNS
4 3 (2.13%) HTTP
4 3 (2.13%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.42%) DHCP
5 2 (1.42%) Firewall
5 2 (1.42%) AMQP
6 1 (0.71%) Intranet
6 1 (0.71%) SMTP
6 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.71%) SSH
6 1 (0.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) MySQL
2 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.96%) DB2
4 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (4.26%) MS Access
4 6 (4.26%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.84%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.13%) Aerospike
6 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.13%) Couchbase
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.13%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Selenium
2 12 (8.51%) WebDriver
3 11 (7.80%) WATIR
3 11 (7.80%) JMeter
4 10 (7.09%) Visual Studio
5 9 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.42%) JUnit
8 2 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.42%) GitLab
8 2 (1.42%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.71%) Subversion
9 1 (0.71%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.71%) JIRA
9 1 (0.71%) FitNesse
General
1 30 (21.28%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.13%) Back Office
3 3 (2.13%) Military
4 2 (1.42%) Law
4 2 (1.42%) Publishing
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (23.40%) Architect
2 32 (22.70%) Developer
3 12 (8.51%) Project Manager
3 12 (8.51%) Tester
3 12 (8.51%) PHP Developer
4 11 (7.80%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (7.09%) Senior Manager
5 10 (7.09%) Analyst
6 9 (6.38%) Enterprise Architect
6 9 (6.38%) Senior Project Manager
7 8 (5.67%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.96%) Programme Manager
9 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.55%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (3.55%) Programmer
10 5 (3.55%) Applications Architect
10 5 (3.55%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.55%) Technical Tester
11 4 (2.84%) Front-End Developer
11 4 (2.84%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.48%) Web Services
2 18 (12.77%) HTML
3 13 (9.22%) LAMP
3 13 (9.22%) .NET
4 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 12 (8.51%) HTML5
5 11 (7.80%) J2EE
6 10 (7.09%) CSS
6 10 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (5.67%) JSON
7 8 (5.67%) Java EE
7 8 (5.67%) REST
8 6 (4.26%) jQuery
8 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (3.55%) RESTful
9 5 (3.55%) XML
10 4 (2.84%) Silverlight
10 4 (2.84%) Spring
10 4 (2.84%) Middleware
11 3 (2.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Client/Server
2 8 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.55%) User Experience
3 5 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.84%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (2.84%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.84%) Social Media
5 3 (2.13%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.13%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.13%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.13%) Mashup
6 2 (1.42%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.71%) GIS
7 1 (0.71%) DTV
7 1 (0.71%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.18%) Windows
1 20 (14.18%) Linux
2 15 (10.64%) UNIX
3 7 (4.96%) zOS
4 5 (3.55%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.55%) CentOS
4 5 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.42%) Solaris
5 2 (1.42%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.71%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.99%) Scrum
3 17 (12.06%) Project Management
4 15 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (9.22%) SOA
6 12 (8.51%) Migration
6 12 (8.51%) Software Engineering
7 11 (7.80%) TOGAF
7 11 (7.80%) Performance Testing
8 10 (7.09%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.09%) DevOps
9 9 (6.38%) Agile Project Management
9 9 (6.38%) OO
9 9 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (5.67%) Risk Management
10 8 (5.67%) TDD
10 8 (5.67%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.67%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.96%) MVC
12 6 (4.26%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.97%) Java
2 30 (21.28%) PHP
3 28 (19.86%) SQL
4 23 (16.31%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.64%) C#
6 14 (9.93%) Ruby
7 13 (9.22%) Python
8 6 (4.26%) VB.NET
9 5 (3.55%) VBA
9 5 (3.55%) Delphi
10 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.13%) R
10 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.42%) Perl
11 2 (1.42%) C++
11 2 (1.42%) Scala
12 1 (0.71%) C
12 1 (0.71%) VB
12 1 (0.71%) VB6
12 1 (0.71%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 30 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) Degree
4 7 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.84%) MCSE
5 4 (2.84%) CCNA
5 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.42%) CCIE
6 2 (1.42%) CCNP
7 1 (0.71%) ISEB
7 1 (0.71%) HND
7 1 (0.71%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.42%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) Puppet
2 9 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.55%) Nagios
3 5 (3.55%) Cacti
4 3 (2.13%) Ansible
5 1 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.71%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 31 (21.99%) Oracle
2 23 (16.31%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.80%) Sun
4 9 (6.38%) Red Hat
5 8 (5.67%) SAP
6 7 (4.96%) Cisco
6 7 (4.96%) IBM
7 5 (3.55%) Percona
7 5 (3.55%) VMware
7 5 (3.55%) Zend
8 3 (2.13%) ForgeRock
8 3 (2.13%) Adobe
9 2 (1.42%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.42%) Juniper
9 2 (1.42%) F5
10 1 (0.71%) ESRI
10 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.71%) HP
10 1 (0.71%) Citrix
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