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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank - 20 22
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 7.49% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 9.55% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -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
115 178 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 77.18% 78.41% 67.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 119 56
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 9
Median hourly rate £10.96 £16.00 £16.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.53% -1.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £10.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £25.00 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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