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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank - 14 23
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 7.25% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 9.40% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 1
Median daily rate - £400 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +128.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -36.61%
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
126 149 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.78% 77.20% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 94 66
Median daily rate £350 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £456 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 10
Median hourly rate £10.96 £16.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.53% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.20 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £23.50 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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