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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 27 51 50
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 50 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.79% 0.18% 0.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 24.27% 0.76% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 0 3
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
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
206 132 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.99% 23.24% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 66 79
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £241 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Average hourly rate £20.85 £14.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.79% -73.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.83 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.69 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +11 23 £400 - 10
West Wales - 2 - - 16
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 59 (80.82%) Java
2 54 (73.97%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (72.60%) Security Cleared
4 49 (67.12%) SC Cleared
5 45 (61.64%) Scrum
6 39 (53.42%) JIRA
7 38 (52.05%) TDD
7 38 (52.05%) Jenkins
8 36 (49.32%) Subversion
9 35 (47.95%) Maven
10 30 (41.10%) Web Services
11 27 (36.99%) Spring
11 27 (36.99%) Hibernate
12 25 (34.25%) .NET
12 25 (34.25%) J2EE
12 25 (34.25%) Kanban
13 24 (32.88%) Selenium
13 24 (32.88%) Test Management
13 24 (32.88%) C#
13 24 (32.88%) JUnit
13 24 (32.88%) Automation Testing
13 24 (32.88%) WebDriver
14 23 (31.51%) SharePoint
14 23 (31.51%) JMeter
14 23 (31.51%) ISEB
14 23 (31.51%) Test Scripting
14 23 (31.51%) Load Testing
14 23 (31.51%) ISTQB
15 22 (30.14%) Software Testing
15 22 (30.14%) TestNG

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 23 (31.51%) SharePoint
2 14 (19.18%) FileNet
2 14 (19.18%) Confluence
3 3 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.74%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) Apache
5 1 (1.37%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) SaaS
1 3 (4.11%) IaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.03%) MongoDB
2 18 (24.66%) SQL Server
3 14 (19.18%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (19.18%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 39 (53.42%) JIRA
2 38 (52.05%) Jenkins
3 36 (49.32%) Subversion
4 35 (47.95%) Maven
5 24 (32.88%) WebDriver
5 24 (32.88%) Selenium
5 24 (32.88%) JUnit
6 23 (31.51%) JMeter
7 22 (30.14%) Bugzilla
7 22 (30.14%) TestNG
7 22 (30.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (30.14%) TortoiseSVN
8 21 (28.77%) Ant
9 14 (19.18%) Hudson
10 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.37%) Robotium
11 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.37%) JBehave
11 1 (1.37%) Calabash
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (43.84%) Developer
2 29 (39.73%) Java Developer
3 12 (16.44%) Tester
4 8 (10.96%) Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Test Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Architect
6 6 (8.22%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Automation Tester
8 2 (2.74%) Ruby Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Security Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.74%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (1.37%) Senior Security Analyst
9 1 (1.37%) Java Technical Architect
9 1 (1.37%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (41.10%) Web Services
2 27 (36.99%) Hibernate
2 27 (36.99%) Spring
3 25 (34.25%) .NET
3 25 (34.25%) J2EE
4 20 (27.40%) XML
4 20 (27.40%) .NET Framework
5 19 (26.03%) SOAP
6 14 (19.18%) JSF
6 14 (19.18%) XSLT
6 14 (19.18%) AngularJS
6 14 (19.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (8.22%) REST
8 3 (4.11%) Software Packaging
8 3 (4.11%) Memcached
8 3 (4.11%) HTML
9 2 (2.74%) JSON
9 2 (2.74%) iXBRL
9 2 (2.74%) RESTful
9 2 (2.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.74%) iSeries
2 2 (2.74%) GIS
2 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.74%) AS400
3 1 (1.37%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Linux
1 4 (5.48%) CentOS
2 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (4.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (73.97%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (61.64%) Scrum
3 38 (52.05%) TDD
4 25 (34.25%) Kanban
5 24 (32.88%) Automation Testing
5 24 (32.88%) Test Management
6 23 (31.51%) Test Scripting
6 23 (31.51%) Load Testing
7 22 (30.14%) Software Testing
7 22 (30.14%) BDD
8 20 (27.40%) Configuration Management
9 19 (26.03%) DevOps
10 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (20.55%) Release Management
11 15 (20.55%) OO
12 14 (19.18%) RUP
12 14 (19.18%) DSDM
12 14 (19.18%) Pair Programming
12 14 (19.18%) OOA/OOD
13 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (80.82%) Java
2 24 (32.88%) C#
3 6 (8.22%) Python
3 6 (8.22%) Ruby
4 4 (5.48%) PHP
5 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.74%) Scala
6 1 (1.37%) SQL
6 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (72.60%) Security Cleared
2 49 (67.12%) SC Cleared
3 23 (31.51%) ISEB
3 23 (31.51%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 22 (30.14%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.85%) Puppet
3 4 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.11%) StatsD
4 3 (4.11%) Ansible
5 1 (1.37%) Nagios
5 1 (1.37%) Cacti
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.92%) IBM
3 14 (19.18%) Twitter
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle
5 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.74%) Informatica
7 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.37%) ESRI
7 1 (1.37%) Percona
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