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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 72 95 110
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +15
Contract jobs citing Open Source 72 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.29% 1.04% 0.60%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.85% 4.48% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 21 10
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£400 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
814 581 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.90% 23.33% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 357 338
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 £235 £221 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 40 68
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -45.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.98 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 January 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 29 January 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 +18 49 £413 +26.92% 17
Devon +4 10 £356 - 1
Wiltshire -3 5 £363 -9.93% 2
Cornwall - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - - 5
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 3
Somerset - - - - 9
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 81 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (41.06%) Java
3 33 (21.85%) Security Cleared
4 32 (21.19%) PHP
4 32 (21.19%) SQL
5 30 (19.87%) Oracle
5 30 (19.87%) Finance
6 28 (18.54%) Scrum
7 23 (15.23%) SC Cleared
8 22 (14.57%) MySQL
8 22 (14.57%) JavaScript
9 19 (12.58%) Linux
10 18 (11.92%) Windows
10 18 (11.92%) HTML
10 18 (11.92%) Project Management
10 18 (11.92%) Microsoft
10 18 (11.92%) MongoDB
11 16 (10.60%) Relational Database
11 16 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (9.93%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (9.93%) Selenium
12 15 (9.93%) Web Services
12 15 (9.93%) UNIX
12 15 (9.93%) NoSQL
13 13 (8.61%) J2EE
13 13 (8.61%) Software Engineering
14 12 (7.95%) Ruby
14 12 (7.95%) Migration
15 11 (7.28%) Sun
15 11 (7.28%) Client/Server

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (5.30%) Drupal
2 5 (3.31%) ArcGIS
2 5 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.65%) Apache
4 3 (1.99%) LiveCycle
4 3 (1.99%) nginx
4 3 (1.99%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.66%) WordPress
5 1 (0.66%) ArcSDE
5 1 (0.66%) CMS
5 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Magento
1 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.97%) SaaS
1 6 (3.97%) PaaS
1 6 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.99%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.99%) IaaS
3 2 (1.32%) GitHub
4 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) LDAP
2 5 (3.31%) VoIP
3 4 (2.65%) Internet
4 3 (1.99%) HTTP
4 3 (1.99%) DNS
4 3 (1.99%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (1.32%) AMQP
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.32%) DHCP
5 2 (1.32%) Firewall
6 1 (0.66%) Intranet
6 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.66%) SMTP
6 1 (0.66%) NAS
6 1 (0.66%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.57%) MySQL
2 18 (11.92%) MongoDB
3 16 (10.60%) Relational Database
4 15 (9.93%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (9.93%) NoSQL
5 9 (5.96%) SQL Server
6 7 (4.64%) DB2
7 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (3.97%) MS Access
8 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.65%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.99%) Jackrabbit
9 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.99%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.99%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 15 (9.93%) Selenium
2 10 (6.62%) WebDriver
3 9 (5.96%) JMeter
3 9 (5.96%) WATIR
4 6 (3.97%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.97%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.99%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.99%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.32%) GitLab
7 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.32%) Maven
7 2 (1.32%) JUnit
7 2 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.66%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.66%) JIRA
8 1 (0.66%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 30 (19.87%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.99%) Back Office
3 3 (1.99%) Military
3 3 (1.99%) Publishing
3 3 (1.99%) Law
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (25.17%) Architect
2 27 (17.88%) Developer
3 15 (9.93%) PHP Developer
4 12 (7.95%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.95%) Administrator
4 12 (7.95%) DBA
4 12 (7.95%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (7.28%) Analyst
6 10 (6.62%) Enterprise Architect
6 10 (6.62%) Tester
6 10 (6.62%) Senior Manager
7 9 (5.96%) Senior Project Manager
8 8 (5.30%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Programme Manager
9 7 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.97%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.31%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.31%) Analyst Programmer
11 5 (3.31%) Programmer
11 5 (3.31%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.92%) HTML
2 15 (9.93%) Web Services
3 13 (8.61%) J2EE
4 11 (7.28%) LAMP
4 11 (7.28%) HTML5
5 10 (6.62%) CSS
6 8 (5.30%) Java EE
6 8 (5.30%) JSON
7 7 (4.64%) .NET
8 6 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (3.97%) RESTful
8 6 (3.97%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.97%) XML
8 6 (3.97%) Middleware
9 5 (3.31%) jQuery
9 5 (3.31%) REST
10 4 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.65%) Spring
10 4 (2.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.28%) Client/Server
2 8 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.31%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.31%) User Experience
4 4 (2.65%) Social Media
4 4 (2.65%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.99%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.99%) Mashup
5 3 (1.99%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.99%) Digital Media
5 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.32%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.66%) DTV
7 1 (0.66%) GIS
7 1 (0.66%) Photography
7 1 (0.66%) SCADA
7 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.58%) Linux
2 18 (11.92%) Windows
3 15 (9.93%) UNIX
4 7 (4.64%) zOS
5 5 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.31%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.99%) CentOS
7 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.54%) Scrum
3 18 (11.92%) Project Management
4 16 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (8.61%) Software Engineering
6 12 (7.95%) Migration
7 11 (7.28%) OO
7 11 (7.28%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (7.28%) TOGAF
8 10 (6.62%) Waterfall
8 10 (6.62%) Agile Project Management
8 10 (6.62%) SOA
9 9 (5.96%) Risk Management
9 9 (5.96%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.96%) TDD
9 9 (5.96%) Performance Testing
9 9 (5.96%) DevOps
9 9 (5.96%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.64%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.64%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 62 (41.06%) Java
2 32 (21.19%) PHP
2 32 (21.19%) SQL
3 22 (14.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.95%) Ruby
5 11 (7.28%) Python
6 10 (6.62%) C#
7 6 (3.97%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.31%) VBA
8 5 (3.31%) Delphi
9 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.99%) Scala
9 3 (1.99%) R
10 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.66%) Perl
11 1 (0.66%) C
11 1 (0.66%) C++
11 1 (0.66%) VB
11 1 (0.66%) Erlang
11 1 (0.66%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 33 (21.85%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.23%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.96%) Degree
4 7 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.65%) MCSE
5 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.65%) CCNA
6 2 (1.32%) CITP
6 2 (1.32%) HND
6 2 (1.32%) CCIE
6 2 (1.32%) CCNP
7 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.64%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.99%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.30%) Puppet
2 7 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.99%) Nagios
3 3 (1.99%) Cacti
3 3 (1.99%) Ansible
4 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.66%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (19.87%) Oracle
2 18 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.28%) Sun
4 8 (5.30%) SAP
5 7 (4.64%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.64%) Cisco
5 7 (4.64%) IBM
6 6 (3.97%) Zend
7 5 (3.31%) VMware
8 3 (1.99%) HP
8 3 (1.99%) Adobe
8 3 (1.99%) Percona
8 3 (1.99%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.32%) F5
9 2 (1.32%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.32%) Juniper
10 1 (0.66%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.66%) Citrix
10 1 (0.66%) ESRI
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