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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 31 31 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.45% 0.64% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.75% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £386
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £32.10 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-19.00% -54.78%
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
187 133 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 84.62% 85.26% 62.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 87 54
Median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £420 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.35 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.91% -39.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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

Open Source
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) WSO2
1 1 (100.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (100.00%) WSO2