The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 60 38 61
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing Open Source 24 34 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.58% 4.82% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 6.33% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 0
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£355 £383 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.11% +13.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
Open Source
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
725 537 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 78.04% 76.17% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 378 283
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.15 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.76% +47.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.30 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.65 £65.50 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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
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 2 September 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 -11 22 £355 -2.06%
West Wales -4 2 - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 33 (78.57%) Java
2 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (66.67%) Jenkins
4 24 (57.14%) Scrum
5 22 (52.38%) TDD
5 22 (52.38%) Security Cleared
6 21 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 21 (50.00%) HTML
6 21 (50.00%) DevOps
7 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
8 19 (45.24%) CSS
9 18 (42.86%) Selenium
9 18 (42.86%) Subversion
9 18 (42.86%) MongoDB
10 17 (40.48%) JIRA
10 17 (40.48%) Web Services
10 17 (40.48%) J2EE
11 16 (38.10%) Hudson
12 15 (35.71%) JSF
12 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
12 15 (35.71%) SOAP
12 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
13 14 (33.33%) OO
13 14 (33.33%) .NET
13 14 (33.33%) Maven
13 14 (33.33%) Hibernate
13 14 (33.33%) Spring
13 14 (33.33%) AngularJS
14 13 (30.95%) RUP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (26.19%) Confluence
2 10 (23.81%) Apache
3 7 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 7 (16.67%) nginx
3 7 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 6 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 4 (9.52%) IIS
5 4 (9.52%) Jetty
6 3 (7.14%) JBoss
7 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (4.76%) ArcGIS
7 2 (4.76%) CMS
7 2 (4.76%) ArcSDE
7 2 (4.76%) Node.js
7 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (2.38%) WordPress
8 1 (2.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.76%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) HTTP
2 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.90%) SSL
3 3 (7.14%) IPsec
3 3 (7.14%) DNS
3 3 (7.14%) DHCP
3 3 (7.14%) FTP
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 15 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 12 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 11 (26.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.14%) MySQL
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 18 (42.86%) Subversion
2 18 (42.86%) Selenium
3 17 (40.48%) JIRA
4 16 (38.10%) Hudson
5 14 (33.33%) Maven
6 11 (26.19%) Spock
6 11 (26.19%) Geb
7 7 (16.67%) WebDriver
8 6 (14.29%) JUnit
8 6 (14.29%) JMeter
8 6 (14.29%) Bugzilla
8 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (14.29%) TestNG
9 4 (9.52%) MSBuild
9 4 (9.52%) Artifactory
10 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
11 1 (2.38%) Gradle
11 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) Java Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Tester
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) GIS Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Agile Java Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Security Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Product Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Deployment Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) HTML
2 19 (45.24%) CSS
3 17 (40.48%) J2EE
3 17 (40.48%) Web Services
4 15 (35.71%) JSF
4 15 (35.71%) SOAP
5 14 (33.33%) .NET
5 14 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 14 (33.33%) Spring
5 14 (33.33%) AngularJS
6 13 (30.95%) XML
6 13 (30.95%) XSLT
7 12 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 4 (9.52%) Servlets
10 3 (7.14%) JSON
10 3 (7.14%) jQuery
11 2 (4.76%) RESTful
11 2 (4.76%) HTML5
11 2 (4.76%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (4.76%) GIS
4 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Java Card
4 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.38%) CentOS
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (57.14%) Scrum
3 22 (52.38%) TDD
4 21 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (50.00%) DevOps
5 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
6 14 (33.33%) OO
7 13 (30.95%) RUP
7 13 (30.95%) DSDM
8 11 (26.19%) Pair Programming
8 11 (26.19%) SDLC
8 11 (26.19%) Test Automation
8 11 (26.19%) OOA/OOD
8 11 (26.19%) Release Management
9 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
10 7 (16.67%) Load Testing
10 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
11 6 (14.29%) BDD
11 6 (14.29%) Test Management
12 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (78.57%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) PL/SQL
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (14.29%) C#
4 5 (11.90%) PHP
5 3 (7.14%) Perl
5 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.76%) Scala
6 2 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) Jython
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 21 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.76%) Ansible
4 1 (2.38%) Salt
4 1 (2.38%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Twitter
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Google
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Mapinfo
4 2 (4.76%) ESRI
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) RightScale