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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 36 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 32 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.53% 0.17% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.51% 0.81% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 5
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£375 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
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
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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
164 124 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.23% 21.45% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 68 71
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 9
Average hourly rate £19.90 £14.75 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.91% -73.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.57 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.80 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 +5 16 £350 - 8
West Wales - 2 - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 35 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 34 (69.39%) Java
3 33 (67.35%) SC Cleared
4 31 (63.27%) Scrum
5 25 (51.02%) JIRA
6 23 (46.94%) TDD
6 23 (46.94%) Jenkins
7 21 (42.86%) Subversion
8 20 (40.82%) Maven
8 20 (40.82%) Kanban
8 20 (40.82%) .NET
9 19 (38.78%) C#
9 19 (38.78%) JUnit
9 19 (38.78%) Test Management
9 19 (38.78%) Selenium
9 19 (38.78%) Automation Testing
9 19 (38.78%) WebDriver
10 18 (36.73%) Test Scripting
10 18 (36.73%) Load Testing
10 18 (36.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (36.73%) ISTQB
10 18 (36.73%) SharePoint
10 18 (36.73%) JMeter
10 18 (36.73%) ISEB
11 17 (34.69%) Bugzilla
11 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
11 17 (34.69%) .NET Framework
11 17 (34.69%) TestNG
11 17 (34.69%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (34.69%) TortoiseSVN

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 18 (36.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.16%) FileNet
2 4 (8.16%) Confluence
3 3 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.08%) ArcGIS
4 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.04%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) SaaS
1 3 (6.12%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) JIRA
2 23 (46.94%) Jenkins
3 21 (42.86%) Subversion
4 20 (40.82%) Maven
5 19 (38.78%) WebDriver
5 19 (38.78%) Selenium
5 19 (38.78%) JUnit
6 18 (36.73%) JMeter
6 18 (36.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (34.69%) TortoiseSVN
7 17 (34.69%) Bugzilla
7 17 (34.69%) TestNG
8 16 (32.65%) Ant
9 4 (8.16%) Hudson
10 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
11 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.04%) Robotium
11 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
11 1 (2.04%) JBehave
11 1 (2.04%) Calabash
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Java Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Tester
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.08%) ScrumMaster
7 2 (4.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Security Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Java Technical Architect
8 1 (2.04%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) .NET
2 17 (34.69%) .NET Framework
3 15 (30.61%) Spring
3 15 (30.61%) Hibernate
3 15 (30.61%) Web Services
4 13 (26.53%) J2EE
5 7 (14.29%) XML
6 6 (12.24%) SOAP
7 4 (8.16%) JSF
7 4 (8.16%) XSLT
7 4 (8.16%) AngularJS
7 4 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (6.12%) REST
8 3 (6.12%) Software Packaging
8 3 (6.12%) Memcached
8 3 (6.12%) HTML
9 2 (4.08%) JSON
9 2 (4.08%) iXBRL
9 2 (4.08%) RESTful
9 2 (4.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.08%) GIS
2 2 (4.08%) AS400
2 2 (4.08%) iSeries
3 1 (2.04%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
1 4 (8.16%) CentOS
2 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.12%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Scrum
2 23 (46.94%) TDD
3 20 (40.82%) Kanban
4 19 (38.78%) Test Management
4 19 (38.78%) Automation Testing
5 18 (36.73%) Test Scripting
5 18 (36.73%) Load Testing
6 17 (34.69%) BDD
6 17 (34.69%) Software Testing
7 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (20.41%) Configuration Management
9 9 (18.37%) DevOps
10 8 (16.33%) Automated Testing
11 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (10.20%) Release Management
12 5 (10.20%) OO
12 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
13 4 (8.16%) OOA/OOD
13 4 (8.16%) RUP
13 4 (8.16%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 34 (69.39%) Java
2 19 (38.78%) C#
3 4 (8.16%) Python
3 4 (8.16%) Ruby
4 3 (6.12%) PHP
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) Scala
6 1 (2.04%) SQL
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 33 (67.35%) SC Cleared
3 18 (36.73%) ISEB
3 18 (36.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (34.69%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.20%) Puppet
3 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.12%) StatsD
4 3 (6.12%) Ansible
5 1 (2.04%) Nagios
5 1 (2.04%) Cacti
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) IBM
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Twitter
3 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.08%) Informatica
5 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.04%) ESRI
5 1 (2.04%) Percona
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