The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 70 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 55 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.16% 0.68% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.36% 2.78% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 4
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£400 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £430 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
Open Source
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
658 575 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.81% 24.60% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 264 176
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £168 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 29
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £14.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the West Midlands region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the West Midlands region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Open Source
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Open Source Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Shropshire - 36 £400 -
Staffordshire +4 15 £400 - 1
Warwickshire +1 5 - - 2
Birmingham -8 3 £425 - 20
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.28%) Linux
2 28 (28.28%) Microsoft
3 25 (25.25%) Oracle
4 24 (24.24%) Java
5 22 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 22 (22.22%) Scrum
6 21 (21.21%) Configuration Management
6 21 (21.21%) .NET
6 21 (21.21%) Red Hat
7 20 (20.20%) MongoDB
8 19 (19.19%) Windows
9 18 (18.18%) MySQL
10 17 (17.17%) HTML
10 17 (17.17%) N-Tier
11 16 (16.16%) CSS
11 16 (16.16%) Web Development
12 15 (15.15%) .NET Framework
12 15 (15.15%) Resource Management
12 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
12 15 (15.15%) XML
12 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
12 15 (15.15%) Apache
12 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
13 14 (14.14%) TOGAF
13 14 (14.14%) Hadoop
14 13 (13.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (13.13%) Security Architecture
14 13 (13.13%) Big Data
14 13 (13.13%) DevOps

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 15 (15.15%) Apache
2 9 (9.09%) Confluence
2 9 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.07%) JBoss
4 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.03%) SAS
6 1 (1.01%) Liferay
6 1 (1.01%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.01%) Drupal
6 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.01%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) Open Workbench
2 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) IaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) Internet
2 10 (10.10%) Firewall
3 7 (7.07%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.07%) SSL
4 6 (6.06%) HTTP
5 5 (5.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 20 (20.20%) MongoDB
3 18 (18.18%) MySQL
4 14 (14.14%) Hadoop
5 13 (13.13%) Big Data
6 9 (9.09%) Data Mining
7 8 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
8 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
9 5 (5.05%) HBase
10 1 (1.01%) MarkLogic
10 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (9.09%) JIRA
2 8 (8.08%) Subversion
2 8 (8.08%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.06%) Maven
3 6 (6.06%) Hudson
4 4 (4.04%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.03%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.01%) CA Gen
6 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.01%) NetBeans
General
1 13 (13.13%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Legal
2 3 (3.03%) Publishing
3 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Local Government
4 1 (1.01%) Automotive
4 1 (1.01%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (37.37%) Developer
2 32 (32.32%) Architect
3 15 (15.15%) Software Team Leader
3 15 (15.15%) Software Development Team Leader
3 15 (15.15%) Team Leader
3 15 (15.15%) Development Team Leader
4 12 (12.12%) .NET Team Leader
5 8 (8.08%) Analyst
5 8 (8.08%) Hadoop Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Systems Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Consultant
7 6 (6.06%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.06%) DBA
7 6 (6.06%) Website Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Platform Architect
8 5 (5.05%) AWS Architect
8 5 (5.05%) Administrator
8 5 (5.05%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.21%) .NET
2 17 (17.17%) HTML
3 16 (16.16%) CSS
4 15 (15.15%) .NET Framework
4 15 (15.15%) XML
5 11 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
6 10 (10.10%) REST
7 9 (9.09%) JSON
7 9 (9.09%) Web Services
8 8 (8.08%) J2EE
8 8 (8.08%) D3.js
8 8 (8.08%) Flot
9 7 (7.07%) CGI
10 5 (5.05%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (3.03%) HTML5
11 3 (3.03%) WinForms
12 2 (2.02%) Cocoa
12 2 (2.02%) XHTML
12 2 (2.02%) Ajax
12 2 (2.02%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.17%) N-Tier
2 11 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 8 (8.08%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) Animation
7 2 (2.02%) iPhone
7 2 (2.02%) User Experience
7 2 (2.02%) iPad
8 1 (1.01%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.28%) Linux
2 19 (19.19%) Windows
3 13 (13.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (13.13%) SUSE
4 8 (8.08%) UNIX
5 7 (7.07%) AIX
5 7 (7.07%) Solaris
6 5 (5.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.03%) Android
8 2 (2.02%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.01%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) Scrum
3 21 (21.21%) Configuration Management
4 16 (16.16%) Web Development
5 15 (15.15%) Resource Management
6 14 (14.14%) TOGAF
7 13 (13.13%) Security Architecture
7 13 (13.13%) DevOps
8 11 (11.11%) Analytics
9 10 (10.10%) OOP
10 9 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 9 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (8.08%) SOA
11 8 (8.08%) CRM
12 7 (7.07%) Content Management
13 6 (6.06%) Web Design
13 6 (6.06%) E-Commerce
13 6 (6.06%) Microservices
13 6 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.24%) Java
2 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.12%) C#
4 11 (11.11%) Ruby
5 10 (10.10%) SQL
5 10 (10.10%) VB
6 7 (7.07%) Perl
7 5 (5.05%) Python
7 5 (5.05%) PHP
8 4 (4.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.02%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.02%) C
10 1 (1.01%) PHP5
10 1 (1.01%) XQuery
10 1 (1.01%) C++
10 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.10%) Degree
4 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) Docker
2 3 (3.03%) Squid
2 3 (3.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (2.02%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.01%) Firmware
4 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) Puppet
1 8 (8.08%) Kibana
2 4 (4.04%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.01%) Ansible
3 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.01%) SCOM
3 1 (1.01%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 28 (28.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.25%) Oracle
3 21 (21.21%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.09%) Informatica
5 7 (7.07%) Business Objects
6 5 (5.05%) webMethods
7 4 (4.04%) BEA
8 3 (3.03%) IBM
8 3 (3.03%) SAP
9 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.01%) Pega
9 1 (1.01%) Zend
9 1 (1.01%) i2
9 1 (1.01%) VMware
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