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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 69 97 103
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 78 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.31% 0.65% 1.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.36% 2.78% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 10 23
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£550 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £282 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £412 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
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
833 504 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.71% 23.45% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 302 390
Average daily rate £375 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 56
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -50.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.75 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £31.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 54 £563 - 18
Devon -13 10 £575 +58.62% 4
Wiltshire -11 4 £400 +41.59% 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £475 - 3
Somerset -9 1 £500 +5.26% 4
Dorset - 1 £225 - 1
Avon - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 67 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.40%) Java
3 32 (25.60%) Finance
4 27 (21.60%) Oracle
5 25 (20.00%) MySQL
5 25 (20.00%) Scrum
6 23 (18.40%) PHP
7 22 (17.60%) Linux
7 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
8 21 (16.80%) Web Services
9 20 (16.00%) Python
10 19 (15.20%) UNIX
10 19 (15.20%) Project Management
11 18 (14.40%) SC Cleared
12 17 (13.60%) Selenium
12 17 (13.60%) LAMP
12 17 (13.60%) Windows
12 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
13 16 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (12.80%) DevOps
14 15 (12.00%) Apache
14 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
15 13 (10.40%) JMeter
15 13 (10.40%) WATIR
15 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
15 13 (10.40%) WebDriver
16 12 (9.60%) SOA
16 12 (9.60%) C#
17 11 (8.80%) Client/Server
17 11 (8.80%) Sun

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (12.00%) Apache
2 9 (7.20%) nginx
3 6 (4.80%) Drupal
4 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.20%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.40%) Magnolia
6 2 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.80%) JBoss
7 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.80%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 6 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.80%) Cordys
1 1 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.20%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (7.20%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.20%) SaaS
2 4 (3.20%) PaaS
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) LDAP
1 6 (4.80%) SNMP
1 6 (4.80%) SSH
2 4 (3.20%) Internet
3 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.40%) Firewall
3 3 (2.40%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (1.60%) Wireless
4 2 (1.60%) Frame Relay
4 2 (1.60%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.60%) VLAN
4 2 (1.60%) Ethereal
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (1.60%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.60%) VPN
4 2 (1.60%) DNS
4 2 (1.60%) SSL
4 2 (1.60%) SONET
4 2 (1.60%) MPLS
4 2 (1.60%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.00%) MySQL
2 7 (5.60%) DB2
2 7 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.20%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.40%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.40%) Jackrabbit
5 3 (2.40%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.40%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.80%) MS Access
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.80%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (13.60%) Selenium
2 13 (10.40%) WebDriver
2 13 (10.40%) JMeter
2 13 (10.40%) WATIR
3 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.40%) JIRA
5 2 (1.60%) JUnit
5 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.60%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 32 (25.60%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.40%) Publishing
3 3 (2.40%) Back Office
4 2 (1.60%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Electronics
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (29.60%) Developer
2 28 (22.40%) Architect
3 14 (11.20%) Tester
4 12 (9.60%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.00%) Senior Manager
6 9 (7.20%) Senior Project Manager
6 9 (7.20%) PHP Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Architect
7 8 (6.40%) Technical Architect
7 8 (6.40%) Technical Developer
8 7 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Programme Manager
8 7 (5.60%) Technical Tester
8 7 (5.60%) Lead Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Python Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.80%) Web Services
2 17 (13.60%) LAMP
3 8 (6.40%) HTML
3 8 (6.40%) .NET
4 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.60%) Java EE
4 7 (5.60%) JSON
4 7 (5.60%) REST
4 7 (5.60%) HTML5
5 6 (4.80%) jQuery
5 6 (4.80%) J2EE
6 5 (4.00%) CSS
6 5 (4.00%) XML
6 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.20%) Silverlight
8 3 (2.40%) Spring
8 3 (2.40%) Ajax
8 3 (2.40%) Middleware
8 3 (2.40%) CSS3
9 2 (1.60%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Client/Server
2 9 (7.20%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.20%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.20%) Social Media
4 4 (3.20%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.40%) Mashup
5 3 (2.40%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.40%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.40%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.60%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.80%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.80%) Remote Sensing
7 1 (0.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.60%) Linux
2 19 (15.20%) UNIX
3 17 (13.60%) Windows
4 9 (7.20%) CentOS
5 7 (5.60%) zOS
6 2 (1.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.80%) Debian
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (53.60%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (20.00%) Scrum
3 19 (15.20%) Project Management
4 16 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (12.80%) DevOps
5 13 (10.40%) Performance Testing
6 12 (9.60%) SOA
7 11 (8.80%) Migration
7 11 (8.80%) Load Balancing
8 10 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 10 (8.00%) TOGAF
8 10 (8.00%) OO
9 9 (7.20%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.20%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (7.20%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (6.40%) Problem Management
10 8 (6.40%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.80%) MVC
11 6 (4.80%) Content Management
11 6 (4.80%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.40%) Java
2 23 (18.40%) PHP
3 20 (16.00%) Python
4 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.60%) C#
6 10 (8.00%) Ruby
6 10 (8.00%) SQL
7 8 (6.40%) Perl
8 7 (5.60%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.00%) Delphi
10 3 (2.40%) R
11 2 (1.60%) C++
12 1 (0.80%) C
12 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.80%) VBA
12 1 (0.80%) PHP5
12 1 (0.80%) Erlang
12 1 (0.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (17.60%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.20%) Degree
4 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.40%) CCNP
6 2 (1.60%) CCNA
7 1 (0.80%) HND
7 1 (0.80%) CCIE
7 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (8.00%) Puppet
2 9 (7.20%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (7.20%) Nagios
2 9 (7.20%) Cacti
3 1 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 27 (21.60%) Oracle
2 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.80%) Sun
4 10 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (7.20%) Percona
6 8 (6.40%) SAP
7 7 (5.60%) IBM
8 6 (4.80%) Zend
9 3 (2.40%) ForgeRock
9 3 (2.40%) F5
9 3 (2.40%) Juniper
9 3 (2.40%) Cisco
10 2 (1.60%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.60%) NetQoS
11 1 (0.80%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (0.80%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.80%) Adobe
11 1 (0.80%) HP
11 1 (0.80%) Citrix
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