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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 32 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.62% 0.90% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£238 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
West Midlands

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
133 68 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 82.61% 61.26% 68.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 45 53
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £15.70 £8.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £22.00 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Stafford - 1 £238 -
Open Source
West Midlands

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (84.62%) .NET
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) .NET Framework
2 10 (76.92%) Resource Management
2 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) N-Tier
3 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
3 9 (69.23%) C#
4 8 (61.54%) VB
4 8 (61.54%) OOP
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 2 (15.38%) Web Services
6 2 (15.38%) XML
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) PHP
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) WinForms
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) Magento
6 2 (15.38%) MySQL
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
7 1 (7.69%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) CSS3
7 1 (7.69%) MarkLogic
7 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (7.69%) WordPress

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.69%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
1 1 (7.69%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Team Leader
1 10 (76.92%) Development Team Leader
1 10 (76.92%) Software Development Team Leader
1 10 (76.92%) Software Team Leader
2 9 (69.23%) .NET Team Leader
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Rapid Application Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Magento Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 10 (76.92%) .NET Framework
3 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) WinForms
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (7.69%) CSS3
4 1 (7.69%) SOAP
4 1 (7.69%) J2EE
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) N-Tier
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Resource Management
2 8 (61.54%) OOP
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) RAD
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (7.69%) EAI
5 1 (7.69%) SOA
5 1 (7.69%) Process Management
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) XQuery
4 1 (7.69%) PHP5
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) i2
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Zend