The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.22% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.11% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
Open Source
West Midlands

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

Miscellaneous Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
37 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.41% 25.74% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 26
Average daily rate £400 £303 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £204 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £429 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £15.41
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 - £8.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 Miscellaneous 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 27 February 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
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 4
Open Source
West Midlands

Open Source
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Online Gambling
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) VCP4
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (25.00%) User Experience

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Team Leader
1 3 (75.00%) Development Team Leader
1 3 (75.00%) Software Development Team Leader
1 3 (75.00%) Software Team Leader
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Team Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Online Gambling
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) VCP4
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft