The first 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Wales region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 44 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 22 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.97% 0.23% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.49% 1.15% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 0 2
Average daily rate £375 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
119 87 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.06% 20.09% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 44 55
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £412 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.25 £17.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -19.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Open Source
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -4 18 £370 - 4
West Wales - 4 £500 -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 16 (57.14%) Java
2 15 (53.57%) Scrum
3 13 (46.43%) TDD
4 12 (42.86%) BDD
4 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
5 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
5 11 (39.29%) .NET
6 10 (35.71%) Kanban
7 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
7 9 (32.14%) Test Management
7 9 (32.14%) JIRA
7 9 (32.14%) Selenium
7 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (32.14%) WebDriver
7 9 (32.14%) Automation Testing
7 9 (32.14%) C#
7 9 (32.14%) JUnit
8 8 (28.57%) Ant
8 8 (28.57%) Client/Server
8 8 (28.57%) ISEB
8 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 8 (28.57%) Subversion
8 8 (28.57%) Maven
8 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
8 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
8 8 (28.57%) JMeter
8 8 (28.57%) Bugzilla
8 8 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (28.57%) TortoiseSVN
8 8 (28.57%) TestNG

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) ArcGIS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) IaaS
1 4 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 9 (32.14%) JIRA
2 9 (32.14%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (32.14%) WebDriver
2 9 (32.14%) JUnit
3 8 (28.57%) Ant
3 8 (28.57%) Subversion
3 8 (28.57%) Maven
3 8 (28.57%) JMeter
3 8 (28.57%) Bugzilla
3 8 (28.57%) TortoiseSVN
3 8 (28.57%) TestNG
4 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 3 (10.71%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (3.57%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.57%) RubyMine
6 1 (3.57%) Calabash
6 1 (3.57%) Robotium
6 1 (3.57%) JBehave
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
1 7 (25.00%) Tester
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Java Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Functional Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Scala Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) GIS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 5 (17.86%) HTML
3 5 (17.86%) CSS
3 5 (17.86%) REST
3 5 (17.86%) HTML5
4 4 (14.29%) Memcached
4 4 (14.29%) Software Packaging
4 4 (14.29%) Web Services
4 4 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 4 (14.29%) Spring
5 3 (10.71%) J2EE
5 3 (10.71%) JSON
5 3 (10.71%) Akka
5 3 (10.71%) Play Framework
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 2 (7.14%) SOAP
6 2 (7.14%) Ajax
6 2 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (3.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) Grid Computing
2 1 (3.57%) GIS
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) CentOS
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Scrum
2 13 (46.43%) TDD
3 12 (42.86%) BDD
4 10 (35.71%) Kanban
5 9 (32.14%) Test Management
5 9 (32.14%) Automation Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Load Testing
6 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.29%) OO
8 4 (14.29%) SOA
8 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.71%) MVC
10 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
11 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
11 1 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Java
2 9 (32.14%) C#
3 7 (25.00%) Ruby
3 7 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (17.86%) Scala
6 3 (10.71%) PHP
7 1 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) ISEB
3 8 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (14.29%) Puppet
2 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (14.29%) StatsD
2 4 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.71%) Zend
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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