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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 83 83 104
Rank change year-on-year
0 +21
Contract jobs citing Open Source 61 48 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.98% 1.67% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.22% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £585 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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
2330 2162 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.60% 75.36% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1557 1439 915
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 64
Average hourly rate £38.00 £33.84 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +31.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.87 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -4 25 £456 +21.66% 11
Devon - 19 £450 - 2
Somerset - 5 £500 - 4
Wiltshire +4 4 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire -12 3 £400 -20.00% 1
Dorset -2 1 £500 +53.84% 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 58 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (36.21%) Linux
3 39 (33.62%) Java
4 36 (31.03%) Security Cleared
5 31 (26.72%) Web Services
6 26 (22.41%) Configuration Management
7 25 (21.55%) Red Hat
7 25 (21.55%) MongoDB
8 24 (20.69%) Puppet
9 23 (19.83%) DevOps
10 22 (18.97%) NoSQL
11 19 (16.38%) Scrum
11 19 (16.38%) IBM
11 19 (16.38%) SC Cleared
11 19 (16.38%) Java EE
12 18 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (15.52%) TDD
12 18 (15.52%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (14.66%) Relational Database
13 17 (14.66%) Git (software)
14 16 (13.79%) Mobile App
14 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
14 16 (13.79%) Ansible
14 16 (13.79%) Jenkins
15 14 (12.07%) Big Data
15 14 (12.07%) JBoss
16 13 (11.21%) HTML
16 13 (11.21%) SOA
16 13 (11.21%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (11.21%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 14 (12.07%) JBoss
2 13 (11.21%) WebSphere
3 12 (10.34%) Apache Solr
4 10 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (7.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (6.03%) Drupal
7 5 (4.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.86%) CMS
8 1 (0.86%) WordPress
8 1 (0.86%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.86%) Liferay
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.72%) GitHub
3 1 (0.86%) IaaS
3 1 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.76%) SSL
2 9 (7.76%) HTTP
3 3 (2.59%) VPN
3 3 (2.59%) ATM
3 3 (2.59%) ISDN
3 3 (2.59%) LAN
3 3 (2.59%) WAN
3 3 (2.59%) SONET
3 3 (2.59%) MPLS
3 3 (2.59%) DSL
3 3 (2.59%) Wireless
3 3 (2.59%) Frame Relay
3 3 (2.59%) Ethereal
3 3 (2.59%) Network Security
3 3 (2.59%) tcpdump
4 2 (1.72%) DHCP
4 2 (1.72%) DNS
5 1 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.55%) MongoDB
2 22 (18.97%) NoSQL
3 17 (14.66%) Relational Database
4 14 (12.07%) Big Data
5 13 (11.21%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (10.34%) Hadoop
7 8 (6.90%) MySQL
8 7 (6.03%) SQL Server
9 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (5.17%) MS Access
10 5 (4.31%) RDBMS
10 5 (4.31%) DB2
10 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (3.45%) SQLite
12 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (14.66%) Git (software)
2 16 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.90%) Subversion
4 6 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.86%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.86%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.86%) JBehave
6 1 (0.86%) Maven
6 1 (0.86%) JIRA
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.86%) Selenium
General
1 9 (7.76%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Publishing
3 3 (2.59%) Law
4 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.86%) Games
5 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (17.24%) Architect
1 20 (17.24%) Developer
2 18 (15.52%) Analyst
3 16 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (10.34%) Designer
4 12 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 12 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (10.34%) Solutions Designer
5 11 (9.48%) DBA
6 9 (7.76%) Administrator
6 9 (7.76%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (6.03%) Senior Designer
8 6 (5.17%) Web Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Drupal Developer
9 5 (4.31%) PHP Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.45%) Web Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Android Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.59%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.72%) Web Services
2 19 (16.38%) Java EE
3 13 (11.21%) JSR 168
3 13 (11.21%) HTML
4 12 (10.34%) CSS
4 12 (10.34%) PostGIS
5 11 (9.48%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (9.48%) Middleware
6 10 (8.62%) Struts
7 7 (6.03%) .NET
8 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (5.17%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (5.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (4.31%) jQuery
9 5 (4.31%) RESTful
9 5 (4.31%) HTML5
10 4 (3.45%) CSS3
11 3 (2.59%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.48%) User Experience
3 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.17%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.31%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.45%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.72%) iPad
7 2 (1.72%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.86%) Derivative
8 1 (0.86%) Photography
8 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.86%) NHS
8 1 (0.86%) GIS
8 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 42 (36.21%) Linux
2 11 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (3.45%) Android
4 3 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.72%) UNIX
5 2 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.86%) Windows
6 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.41%) Configuration Management
3 23 (19.83%) DevOps
4 19 (16.38%) Scrum
5 18 (15.52%) TDD
5 18 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 13 (11.21%) Data Management
7 13 (11.21%) SOA
7 13 (11.21%) Analytics
8 12 (10.34%) Business Analysis
9 10 (8.62%) Migration
10 9 (7.76%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (7.76%) Incident Management
11 8 (6.90%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.90%) User Stories
11 8 (6.90%) Data Architecture
12 7 (6.03%) Database Tuning
12 7 (6.03%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.17%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 39 (33.62%) Java
2 9 (7.76%) PHP
2 9 (7.76%) Ruby
3 7 (6.03%) SQL
4 6 (5.17%) VB.NET
4 6 (5.17%) VBA
4 6 (5.17%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.45%) Python
5 4 (3.45%) C++
5 4 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.59%) PHP5
6 3 (2.59%) C#
7 2 (1.72%) C
7 2 (1.72%) Scala
8 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.86%) Perl
8 1 (0.86%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) MCSE
4 3 (2.59%) CCNP
4 3 (2.59%) CCNA
4 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.72%) Degree
6 1 (0.86%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) HL7
1 1 (0.86%) BS25999
System Software
1 6 (5.17%) VirtualBox
1 6 (5.17%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (20.69%) Puppet
2 18 (15.52%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (13.79%) Ansible
4 6 (5.17%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.72%) Salt
6 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (21.55%) Red Hat
2 19 (16.38%) IBM
3 11 (9.48%) VMware
4 9 (7.76%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.31%) Oracle
6 4 (3.45%) Cisco
7 3 (2.59%) Juniper
7 3 (2.59%) NetQoS
8 2 (1.72%) Zend
8 2 (1.72%) HP
9 1 (0.86%) Citrix
9 1 (0.86%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.86%) i2
9 1 (0.86%) Adobe
9 1 (0.86%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.86%) TIBCO
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