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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 19 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.87% - 1.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.17% - 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
24 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 20.87% 13.45% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 25
Average daily rate £310 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £269 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.26 £27.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.61% -58.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £10.45 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £11.70 £35.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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
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 2 September 2014. 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 - 1 - - 4
Stafford - - - - 1
Open Source
West Midlands

Open Source
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) PowerPivot
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Local Government
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) AccuRev
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Development Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) .NET Team Leader
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Development Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) AccuRev