The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -47.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
140 117 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 74.07% 80.69% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 87 62
Median daily rate £338 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+223.52% +17.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Staffordshire region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire