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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 72 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 73 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.26% 0.81% 1.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.34% 4.28% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 12 18
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£488 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £327 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £507 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
644 421 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.96% 19.02% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 255 315
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 30 52
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.72 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -58.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £16.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 52 £513 -7.65% 11
Wiltshire -13 9 £350 -12.50% 2
Devon -11 6 £575 +58.62% 4
Gloucestershire - 2 £300 - 1
Dorset - 1 £225 -
Somerset - - - - 10
Avon - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 39 (31.45%) MySQL
2 34 (27.42%) Linux
3 31 (25.00%) PHP
3 31 (25.00%) Finance
4 28 (22.58%) Python
5 25 (20.16%) Apache
5 25 (20.16%) Oracle
5 25 (20.16%) DevOps
6 24 (19.35%) Java
7 23 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (17.74%) Scrum
8 22 (17.74%) Windows
9 21 (16.94%) Security Cleared
10 19 (15.32%) LAMP
10 19 (15.32%) Web Services
11 18 (14.52%) OO
12 17 (13.71%) JMeter
12 17 (13.71%) Selenium
12 17 (13.71%) Performance Testing
12 17 (13.71%) SC Cleared
13 16 (12.90%) UNIX
14 15 (12.10%) JavaScript
14 15 (12.10%) Perl
14 15 (12.10%) Bash Shell
14 15 (12.10%) Problem Management
15 14 (11.29%) SSH
15 14 (11.29%) WATIR
15 14 (11.29%) WebDriver
15 14 (11.29%) SNMP
15 14 (11.29%) PostgreSQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 25 (20.16%) Apache
2 12 (9.68%) Drupal
3 11 (8.87%) nginx
4 7 (5.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.42%) Magnolia
5 3 (2.42%) Alfresco
5 3 (2.42%) CMS
5 3 (2.42%) IIS
6 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.81%) Cordys
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (8.87%) Amazon S3
1 11 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.42%) IaaS
3 3 (2.42%) SaaS
3 3 (2.42%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.29%) SSH
1 14 (11.29%) SNMP
2 5 (4.03%) LDAP
3 4 (3.23%) Intranet
3 4 (3.23%) Internet
4 3 (2.42%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.61%) SSL
5 2 (1.61%) PPP
5 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.61%) VPN
5 2 (1.61%) ATM
5 2 (1.61%) ISDN
5 2 (1.61%) LAN
5 2 (1.61%) WAN
5 2 (1.61%) Frame Relay
5 2 (1.61%) Firewall
5 2 (1.61%) Wireless
5 2 (1.61%) EIGRP
5 2 (1.61%) SONET
5 2 (1.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (31.45%) MySQL
2 14 (11.29%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.84%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.23%) DB2
4 4 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.23%) Couchbase
4 4 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.42%) Jackrabbit
5 3 (2.42%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.81%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.81%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 17 (13.71%) JMeter
1 17 (13.71%) Selenium
2 14 (11.29%) WATIR
2 14 (11.29%) WebDriver
3 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.03%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.23%) LoadRunner
4 4 (3.23%) JIRA
5 3 (2.42%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.81%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.81%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.81%) Hudson
7 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.81%) JUnit
General
1 31 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.23%) Publishing
4 3 (2.42%) Back Office
5 2 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Marketing
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (37.90%) Developer
2 22 (17.74%) Architect
3 18 (14.52%) Tester
4 15 (12.10%) PHP Developer
5 14 (11.29%) Python Developer
5 14 (11.29%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (8.87%) Project Manager
7 9 (7.26%) Technical Tester
7 9 (7.26%) Senior Project Manager
7 9 (7.26%) Senior Manager
8 8 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (5.65%) Technical Developer
9 7 (5.65%) Lead Developer
9 7 (5.65%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.84%) Web Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Administrator
10 6 (4.84%) PHP Web Developer
10 6 (4.84%) Drupal Developer
10 6 (4.84%) PHP Drupal Developer
11 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.32%) LAMP
1 19 (15.32%) Web Services
2 10 (8.06%) .NET
2 10 (8.06%) HTML
2 10 (8.06%) jQuery
3 8 (6.45%) HTML5
4 7 (5.65%) Java EE
4 7 (5.65%) Ajax
5 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET
6 5 (4.03%) REST
6 5 (4.03%) Zend Framework
6 5 (4.03%) JSON
7 4 (3.23%) J2EE
7 4 (3.23%) CSS
7 4 (3.23%) XML
7 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.23%) Silverlight
8 3 (2.42%) CSS3
8 3 (2.42%) Middleware
9 2 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Client/Server
2 9 (7.26%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.84%) Digital Media
4 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.23%) Social Media
6 3 (2.42%) Taxonomies
6 3 (2.42%) Mashup
7 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.81%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.42%) Linux
2 22 (17.74%) Windows
3 16 (12.90%) UNIX
4 11 (8.87%) CentOS
5 4 (3.23%) zOS
6 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.16%) DevOps
2 23 (18.55%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (17.74%) Scrum
4 18 (14.52%) OO
5 17 (13.71%) Performance Testing
6 15 (12.10%) Problem Management
7 14 (11.29%) Project Management
8 12 (9.68%) Configuration Management
9 11 (8.87%) Load Balancing
9 11 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.06%) Migration
11 9 (7.26%) SOA
12 7 (5.65%) TOGAF
13 6 (4.84%) UML
13 6 (4.84%) Content Management
13 6 (4.84%) Software Engineering
14 5 (4.03%) Waterfall
14 5 (4.03%) Test Automation
14 5 (4.03%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (4.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.00%) PHP
2 28 (22.58%) Python
3 24 (19.35%) Java
4 15 (12.10%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.10%) Perl
4 15 (12.10%) Bash Shell
5 12 (9.68%) Ruby
6 10 (8.06%) C#
7 7 (5.65%) SQL
8 4 (3.23%) PHP5
9 3 (2.42%) C++
9 3 (2.42%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 21 (16.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.65%) Degree
4 2 (1.61%) CCNP
4 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.81%) ISEB
5 1 (0.81%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.26%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) Puppet
2 11 (8.87%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (8.87%) Cacti
2 11 (8.87%) Nagios
3 3 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (20.16%) Oracle
2 13 (10.48%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.87%) Percona
3 11 (8.87%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.26%) Zend
5 7 (5.65%) Sun
6 5 (4.03%) SAP
7 4 (3.23%) IBM
8 3 (2.42%) ForgeRock
8 3 (2.42%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.42%) HP
8 3 (2.42%) Citrix
8 3 (2.42%) Open Text
9 2 (1.61%) Cisco
9 2 (1.61%) Juniper
9 2 (1.61%) Capita
9 2 (1.61%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.61%) F5
9 2 (1.61%) NetQoS
10 1 (0.81%) Akamai
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Posted: 2 days ago
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