The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 57 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 16 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.08% 3.03% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.44% 15.71% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 0
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£331 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
Open Source
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
215 140 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.89% 19.28% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 78 55
Average daily rate £350 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £226 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +75.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Wales region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Wales region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales -8 11 £325 -12.16% 1
West Wales +4 4 £450 -10.00%
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) Java
3 12 (52.17%) Scrum
4 11 (47.83%) TDD
4 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
4 11 (47.83%) Jenkins
5 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (43.48%) Subversion
5 10 (43.48%) .NET
6 9 (39.13%) JIRA
7 8 (34.78%) Selenium
7 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
7 8 (34.78%) Linux
8 7 (30.43%) C#
8 7 (30.43%) Client/Server
8 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (30.43%) Load Testing
8 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
8 7 (30.43%) BDD
8 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
9 6 (26.09%) DevOps
9 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (26.09%) Test Management
9 6 (26.09%) TestNG
9 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
9 6 (26.09%) Bugzilla
9 6 (26.09%) JMeter
9 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
9 6 (26.09%) JUnit
9 6 (26.09%) SOAP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Tomcat
3 3 (13.04%) Confluence
4 2 (8.70%) ArcSDE
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 2 (8.70%) nginx
4 2 (8.70%) ArcGIS
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.70%) JBoss
4 2 (8.70%) Apache
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js
5 1 (4.35%) FileNet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Jenkins
2 10 (43.48%) Subversion
3 9 (39.13%) JIRA
4 8 (34.78%) Selenium
5 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
6 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (26.09%) TestNG
6 6 (26.09%) Bugzilla
6 6 (26.09%) JMeter
6 6 (26.09%) JUnit
7 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
8 3 (13.04%) Maven
9 2 (8.70%) Hudson
10 1 (4.35%) Gradle
10 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
10 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
10 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
10 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Tester
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Database Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) GIS Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Security Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Deployment Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
2 6 (26.09%) SOAP
2 6 (26.09%) XML
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) JSON
4 4 (17.39%) jQuery
4 4 (17.39%) HTML
5 3 (13.04%) REST
5 3 (13.04%) XSLT
5 3 (13.04%) JSF
6 2 (8.70%) Ajax
6 2 (8.70%) Dojo
6 2 (8.70%) Java EE
6 2 (8.70%) HTML5
6 2 (8.70%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) VXML
6 2 (8.70%) CSS
6 2 (8.70%) JSP
6 2 (8.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Client/Server
2 4 (17.39%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) IVR
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) GIS
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) TDD
3 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
4 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (30.43%) Load Testing
4 7 (30.43%) BDD
4 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
5 6 (26.09%) DevOps
5 6 (26.09%) Test Management
6 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.04%) DSDM
7 3 (13.04%) RUP
7 3 (13.04%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
8 2 (8.70%) Data Management
8 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.70%) SOA
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) PHP
4 3 (13.04%) Scala
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Perl
5 2 (8.70%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) Jython
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) SELinux
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) ESRI
2 2 (8.70%) Avaya
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.70%) Mapinfo
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft