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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 59 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.87% 1.22% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.11% 5.31% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
146 113 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.16% 22.92% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 54 58
Average daily rate £325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.23 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.07% -21.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.10 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -5 2 £569 +13.75%
South Wales -13 2 £300 -7.69% 7
North Wales - - - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 82 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (60.98%) Java
3 64 (52.03%) Scrum
4 56 (45.53%) SOAP
5 55 (44.72%) Spring
5 55 (44.72%) Jenkins
6 53 (43.09%) MongoDB
7 50 (40.65%) TDD
8 47 (38.21%) SQL Server
8 47 (38.21%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (34.96%) REST
10 38 (30.89%) Security Cleared
10 38 (30.89%) JIRA
11 37 (30.08%) JSON
11 37 (30.08%) Maven
11 37 (30.08%) Subversion
12 35 (28.46%) XML
12 35 (28.46%) SC Cleared
13 34 (27.64%) Selenium
14 33 (26.83%) Web Services
15 30 (24.39%) DevOps
16 29 (23.58%) Relational Database
16 29 (23.58%) Windows
16 29 (23.58%) Configuration Management
17 27 (21.95%) SOA
17 27 (21.95%) Test Scripting
18 25 (20.33%) .NET
18 25 (20.33%) Hibernate
19 24 (19.51%) PostgreSQL
20 23 (18.70%) MVC

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 18 (14.63%) FileNet
1 18 (14.63%) Confluence
2 15 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.20%) JBoss
3 12 (9.76%) IIS
4 7 (5.69%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.81%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.38%) GitHub
2 4 (3.25%) IaaS
2 4 (3.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.01%) AMQP
2 11 (8.94%) Firewall
2 11 (8.94%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (43.09%) MongoDB
2 47 (38.21%) SQL Server
3 29 (23.58%) Relational Database
4 24 (19.51%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (17.89%) RDBMS
6 19 (15.45%) NoSQL
7 17 (13.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (13.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (10.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (6.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database
11 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (4.88%) Oracle9i Database
12 3 (2.44%) MySQL
13 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (44.72%) Jenkins
2 38 (30.89%) JIRA
3 37 (30.08%) Subversion
3 37 (30.08%) Maven
4 34 (27.64%) Selenium
5 20 (16.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (14.63%) Hudson
7 16 (13.01%) SoapUI
8 15 (12.20%) WebDriver
8 15 (12.20%) Bugzilla
9 14 (11.38%) TortoiseSVN
9 14 (11.38%) GitLab
10 13 (10.57%) JMeter
11 12 (9.76%) Cucumber
12 8 (6.50%) Ant
12 8 (6.50%) JUnit
13 7 (5.69%) TestNG
14 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
14 6 (4.88%) Eclipse
15 5 (4.07%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (3.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 55 (44.72%) Developer
2 30 (24.39%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.01%) Analyst
3 16 (13.01%) Test Analyst
4 14 (11.38%) Tester
5 12 (9.76%) Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Technical Architect
7 9 (7.32%) DBA
8 5 (4.07%) Administrator
8 5 (4.07%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Automation Tester
10 3 (2.44%) Integration Analyst
10 3 (2.44%) Build Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) Senior Developer
10 3 (2.44%) SQL DBA
10 3 (2.44%) PHP Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.44%) Integration Test Analyst
11 2 (1.63%) Database Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (45.53%) SOAP
2 55 (44.72%) Spring
3 43 (34.96%) REST
4 37 (30.08%) JSON
5 35 (28.46%) XML
6 33 (26.83%) Web Services
7 25 (20.33%) .NET
7 25 (20.33%) Hibernate
8 23 (18.70%) J2EE
8 23 (18.70%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (16.26%) Spring MVC
10 18 (14.63%) .NET Framework
10 18 (14.63%) AngularJS
10 18 (14.63%) JSF
11 17 (13.82%) XSLT
11 17 (13.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 16 (13.01%) HTML
13 13 (10.57%) Apache Camel
14 12 (9.76%) HTML5
15 10 (8.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Client/Server
1 11 (8.94%) Replication
2 10 (8.13%) Clustering
3 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.81%) User Experience
4 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.81%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.58%) Windows
2 18 (14.63%) UNIX
3 12 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.94%) CentOS
5 7 (5.69%) Linux
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (52.03%) Scrum
3 50 (40.65%) TDD
4 47 (38.21%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (24.39%) DevOps
6 29 (23.58%) Configuration Management
7 27 (21.95%) SOA
7 27 (21.95%) Test Scripting
8 23 (18.70%) MVC
9 18 (14.63%) OO
9 18 (14.63%) Pair Programming
9 18 (14.63%) BDD
10 17 (13.82%) Release Management
10 17 (13.82%) Kanban
10 17 (13.82%) RUP
10 17 (13.82%) DSDM
10 17 (13.82%) OOA/OOD
11 15 (12.20%) Software Testing
12 14 (11.38%) Load Testing
12 14 (11.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (60.98%) Java
2 23 (18.70%) SQL
3 21 (17.07%) C#
4 12 (9.76%) Scala
5 8 (6.50%) Ruby
6 6 (4.88%) Python
7 5 (4.07%) PHP
7 5 (4.07%) C
8 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 38 (30.89%) Security Cleared
2 35 (28.46%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.20%) ISEB
3 15 (12.20%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (16.26%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (8.94%) Hyperic
3 5 (4.07%) Puppet
3 5 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.25%) StatsD
4 4 (3.25%) Ansible
4 4 (3.25%) Graphite
Vendors
1 21 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.82%) IBM
2 17 (13.82%) Twitter
3 16 (13.01%) Red Hat
4 15 (12.20%) Oracle
5 14 (11.38%) VMware
6 12 (9.76%) HP
7 8 (6.50%) BMC
8 1 (0.81%) ILOG
8 1 (0.81%) ESRI
8 1 (0.81%) Kofax
8 1 (0.81%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.81%) Adobe
8 1 (0.81%) Splunk
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