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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 94 95 111
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Open Source 47 50 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 1.51% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.19% 5.64% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 12
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£449 £356 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.96% +20.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £275 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
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
759 887 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.82% 26.74% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 520 316
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £242 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 50 51
Average hourly rate £32.25 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.41% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +4 25 £375 +7.14% 9
Somerset - 9 £545 - 3
Devon +3 7 £400 +28.00% 1
Dorset +1 3 - -
Wiltshire +1 1 £425 +6.25% 5
Gloucestershire -17 1 £348 -22.77% 5
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 63 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 38 (33.33%) Java
3 28 (24.56%) Scrum
4 26 (22.81%) SQL
4 26 (22.81%) MongoDB
5 25 (21.93%) SC Cleared
5 25 (21.93%) PHP
6 23 (20.18%) HTML
6 23 (20.18%) Linux
7 20 (17.54%) NoSQL
8 19 (16.67%) Web Services
9 17 (14.91%) MySQL
9 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
10 16 (14.04%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (13.16%) CSS
11 15 (13.16%) TDD
12 13 (11.40%) Waterfall
12 13 (11.40%) Puppet
12 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
12 13 (11.40%) Finance
12 13 (11.40%) Configuration Management
13 12 (10.53%) JavaScript
13 12 (10.53%) Data Management
13 12 (10.53%) Relational Database
13 12 (10.53%) DevOps
14 11 (9.65%) Ruby
14 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (9.65%) HTML5
14 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (7.89%) Drupal
1 9 (7.89%) Apache Solr
2 8 (7.02%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.39%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.63%) LiveCycle
5 2 (1.75%) CMS
6 1 (0.88%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.88%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.88%) Liferay
6 1 (0.88%) WordPress
6 1 (0.88%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.63%) PaaS
2 3 (2.63%) GitHub
3 2 (1.75%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) VoIP
2 3 (2.63%) HTTP
3 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.75%) SSL
4 1 (0.88%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) Firewall
4 1 (0.88%) SSH
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.88%) AMQP
4 1 (0.88%) DNS
4 1 (0.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.81%) MongoDB
2 20 (17.54%) NoSQL
3 17 (14.91%) MySQL
4 16 (14.04%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
6 12 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 11 (9.65%) MS Access
7 11 (9.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (8.77%) Big Data
9 9 (7.89%) Hadoop
10 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database
12 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.02%) Selenium
5 6 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.39%) WATIR
6 5 (4.39%) JMeter
7 3 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.75%) Subversion
8 2 (1.75%) Maven
8 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.75%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.88%) GitLab
9 1 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.88%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.88%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (11.40%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Publishing
3 3 (2.63%) Military
3 3 (2.63%) Law
4 2 (1.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Developer
2 23 (20.18%) Architect
3 18 (15.79%) Analyst
4 13 (11.40%) DBA
5 12 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (10.53%) PHP Developer
6 11 (9.65%) Administrator
7 8 (7.02%) Business Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
8 7 (6.14%) Programmer
8 7 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Drupal Developer
9 6 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
10 5 (4.39%) Tester
10 5 (4.39%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (4.39%) Applications Architect
10 5 (4.39%) Senior PHP Developer
11 4 (3.51%) Technical Tester
11 4 (3.51%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.18%) HTML
2 19 (16.67%) Web Services
3 15 (13.16%) CSS
4 11 (9.65%) .NET
4 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET
4 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (9.65%) HTML5
4 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 9 (7.89%) PostGIS
6 7 (6.14%) J2EE
7 6 (5.26%) jQuery
7 6 (5.26%) RESTful
8 3 (2.63%) JSON
8 3 (2.63%) XHTML
8 3 (2.63%) Middleware
8 3 (2.63%) Ajax
8 3 (2.63%) SOAP
8 3 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.63%) REST
8 3 (2.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) User Experience
2 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.39%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.75%) GIS
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Derivative
6 1 (0.88%) Photography
6 1 (0.88%) SCADA
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.88%) DTV
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.18%) Linux
2 10 (8.77%) Windows
3 9 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.63%) UNIX
6 2 (1.75%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.88%) CentOS
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.56%) Scrum
3 15 (13.16%) TDD
4 13 (11.40%) Configuration Management
4 13 (11.40%) Waterfall
5 12 (10.53%) DevOps
5 12 (10.53%) Data Management
6 10 (8.77%) Analytics
6 10 (8.77%) User Stories
6 10 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (7.89%) V-Model
8 8 (7.02%) Business Analysis
8 8 (7.02%) Project Management
8 8 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.14%) OO
9 7 (6.14%) Data Analysis
9 7 (6.14%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.14%) Database Tuning
9 7 (6.14%) Data Architecture
10 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.33%) Java
2 26 (22.81%) SQL
3 25 (21.93%) PHP
4 12 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.65%) VB.NET
5 11 (9.65%) Ruby
6 10 (8.77%) VBA
7 6 (5.26%) Python
8 4 (3.51%) C#
9 3 (2.63%) PHP5
9 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.75%) Scala
10 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.88%) VB
11 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 38 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.51%) MCSE
5 2 (1.75%) CCNA
5 2 (1.75%) Degree
5 2 (1.75%) CITP
6 1 (0.88%) ISEB
6 1 (0.88%) CCIE
6 1 (0.88%) CCNP
6 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.63%) BS25999
3 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) NFS
1 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (11.40%) Puppet
2 10 (8.77%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.14%) Ansible
4 2 (1.75%) Salt
4 2 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.88%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 17 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) VMware
3 8 (7.02%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.14%) Cisco
5 6 (5.26%) Oracle
6 3 (2.63%) Adobe
6 3 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (1.75%) Zend
8 1 (0.88%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.88%) F5
8 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.88%) Citrix
8 1 (0.88%) Juniper
8 1 (0.88%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.88%) ESRI
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