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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 51 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 10 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.40% 2.45% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.99% 10.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
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
167 133 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.32% 23.29% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 81 47
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 16
Average hourly rate £13.63 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.06% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £25.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Wales -9 5 £494 -1.25%
South Wales -8 3 £313 -16.66%
North Wales - - - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 76 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (58.93%) Java
3 60 (53.57%) Scrum
4 51 (45.54%) SOAP
4 51 (45.54%) Jenkins
5 46 (41.07%) TDD
5 46 (41.07%) Spring
5 46 (41.07%) MongoDB
6 43 (38.39%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (37.50%) SQL Server
8 40 (35.71%) REST
9 37 (33.04%) JSON
10 36 (32.14%) JIRA
11 35 (31.25%) Subversion
12 34 (30.36%) Selenium
13 33 (29.46%) Maven
14 31 (27.68%) Windows
14 31 (27.68%) Security Cleared
15 29 (25.89%) Test Scripting
16 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
16 28 (25.00%) Relational Database
16 28 (25.00%) XML
16 28 (25.00%) SOA
17 27 (24.11%) DevOps
18 25 (22.32%) SQL
19 24 (21.43%) Web Services
19 24 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
19 24 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
20 23 (20.54%) MVC
20 23 (20.54%) Configuration Management

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 16 (14.29%) Confluence
2 15 (13.39%) JBoss
2 15 (13.39%) SharePoint
3 14 (12.50%) FileNet
4 12 (10.71%) IIS
5 9 (8.04%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.89%) Apache
7 1 (0.89%) LiveCycle
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.50%) GitHub
2 2 (1.79%) IaaS
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.29%) AMQP
2 12 (10.71%) HTTP
3 11 (9.82%) Firewall
4 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.79%) SSL
5 1 (0.89%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (41.07%) MongoDB
2 42 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 28 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 24 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (19.64%) RDBMS
6 17 (15.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (13.39%) NoSQL
8 13 (11.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (11.61%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database
11 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (5.36%) Oracle9i Database
12 5 (4.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (45.54%) Jenkins
2 36 (32.14%) JIRA
3 35 (31.25%) Subversion
4 34 (30.36%) Selenium
5 33 (29.46%) Maven
6 20 (17.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 15 (13.39%) Bugzilla
8 15 (13.39%) WebDriver
9 14 (12.50%) Hudson
9 14 (12.50%) TortoiseSVN
9 14 (12.50%) GitLab
10 13 (11.61%) JMeter
11 12 (10.71%) Cucumber
12 8 (7.14%) Ant
12 8 (7.14%) JUnit
13 7 (6.25%) TestNG
14 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
14 6 (5.36%) Eclipse
14 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (4.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (41.96%) Developer
2 22 (19.64%) Java Developer
3 17 (15.18%) Analyst
4 16 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 14 (12.50%) Tester
6 9 (8.04%) DBA
7 6 (5.36%) Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.46%) Administrator
9 4 (3.57%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.57%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.68%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Integration Test Analyst
10 3 (2.68%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.68%) Lead Software Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) SQL DBA
10 3 (2.68%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.68%) Build Engineer
10 3 (2.68%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (45.54%) SOAP
2 46 (41.07%) Spring
3 40 (35.71%) REST
4 37 (33.04%) JSON
5 28 (25.00%) XML
6 24 (21.43%) Web Services
6 24 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
7 21 (18.75%) .NET
8 20 (17.86%) Spring MVC
9 18 (16.07%) .NET Framework
10 16 (14.29%) Hibernate
10 16 (14.29%) J2EE
11 15 (13.39%) HTML
12 14 (12.50%) AngularJS
12 14 (12.50%) JSF
13 13 (11.61%) XSLT
13 13 (11.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 13 (11.61%) Apache Camel
14 10 (8.93%) jQuery
14 10 (8.93%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Client/Server
1 11 (9.82%) Replication
2 10 (8.93%) Clustering
3 3 (2.68%) User Experience
4 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.79%) IVR
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Windows
2 18 (16.07%) UNIX
3 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (8.04%) CentOS
5 8 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (53.57%) Scrum
3 46 (41.07%) TDD
4 43 (38.39%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (25.89%) Test Scripting
6 28 (25.00%) SOA
7 27 (24.11%) DevOps
8 23 (20.54%) MVC
8 23 (20.54%) Configuration Management
9 18 (16.07%) BDD
10 15 (13.39%) Software Testing
10 15 (13.39%) Kanban
11 14 (12.50%) Load Testing
11 14 (12.50%) Test Management
11 14 (12.50%) Automation Testing
11 14 (12.50%) Pair Programming
11 14 (12.50%) OO
12 13 (11.61%) DSDM
12 13 (11.61%) Project Management
12 13 (11.61%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 66 (58.93%) Java
2 25 (22.32%) SQL
3 20 (17.86%) C#
4 12 (10.71%) Scala
5 6 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.46%) C
6 5 (4.46%) Ruby
7 4 (3.57%) PHP
8 3 (2.68%) Python
9 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.89%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 31 (27.68%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.39%) ISEB
3 15 (13.39%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.89%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (9.82%) Hyperic
3 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.57%) Puppet
4 3 (2.68%) Ansible
5 2 (1.79%) Graphite
5 2 (1.79%) StatsD
6 1 (0.89%) SELinux
Vendors
1 15 (13.39%) Red Hat
2 14 (12.50%) VMware
2 14 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.61%) IBM
3 13 (11.61%) Twitter
4 12 (10.71%) HP
5 10 (8.93%) Oracle
6 8 (7.14%) BMC
7 2 (1.79%) Avaya
8 1 (0.89%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.89%) Adobe
8 1 (0.89%) ILOG
8 1 (0.89%) Kofax
8 1 (0.89%) Splunk