The first 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 11 July 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 West Midlands 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 96 89 106
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing Open Source 20 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.76% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.46% 3.77% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £283 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £415
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 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+67.05% +10.38%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
448 371 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.98% 20.01% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 182 178
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 35
Average hourly rate £34.50 £21.50 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.46% +25.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £10.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.20 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Open Source
England

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 11 July 2014.

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
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 11 July 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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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
Warwickshire +3 6 £325 -
Coventry -10 4 £394 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £175 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £528 - 1
Birmingham -8 1 - - 5
Solihull - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
3 8 (20.51%) Web Services
3 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.95%) HTML
4 7 (17.95%) Java
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
4 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
5 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 6 (15.38%) CSS
5 6 (15.38%) REST
6 5 (12.82%) Analytics
6 5 (12.82%) HTML5
6 5 (12.82%) Linux
6 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
6 5 (12.82%) MVC
6 5 (12.82%) Finance
6 5 (12.82%) Ruby
6 5 (12.82%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (10.26%) Degree
7 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
7 4 (10.26%) Project Management
7 4 (10.26%) Workflow
7 4 (10.26%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) IBM
7 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) Alfresco
3 2 (5.13%) WordPress
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.13%) Drupal
4 1 (2.56%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.56%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
3 2 (5.13%) PowerPivot
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Magento
2 1 (2.56%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) LDAP
2 2 (5.13%) Broadband
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.26%) MySQL
3 3 (7.69%) Data Mining
3 3 (7.69%) OLAP
4 2 (5.13%) Big Data
5 1 (2.56%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Maven
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) RubyGems
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) Grunt
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Automotive
2 2 (5.13%) Local Government
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Architect
2 10 (25.64%) Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Data Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Developer
8 2 (5.13%) .NET Team Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Java Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Web Services
2 7 (17.95%) HTML
3 6 (15.38%) CSS
3 6 (15.38%) REST
4 5 (12.82%) HTML5
4 5 (12.82%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (10.26%) SOAP
5 4 (10.26%) .NET
6 3 (7.69%) J2EE
6 3 (7.69%) OAuth
6 3 (7.69%) Middleware
6 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 3 (7.69%) Spring
6 3 (7.69%) jQuery
6 3 (7.69%) Google Maps API
6 3 (7.69%) CSS3
6 3 (7.69%) OAuth2
7 2 (5.13%) Akka
7 2 (5.13%) Play Framework
7 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) AIX
2 2 (5.13%) Solaris
3 1 (2.56%) Fedora
3 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) Data Modelling
3 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.82%) MVC
3 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
3 5 (12.82%) Analytics
4 4 (10.26%) Data Architecture
4 4 (10.26%) Workflow
4 4 (10.26%) Scrum
4 4 (10.26%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) SOA
5 3 (7.69%) ETL
5 3 (7.69%) OO
5 3 (7.69%) RUP
5 3 (7.69%) CRM
5 3 (7.69%) CMMI
5 3 (7.69%) Information Security
5 3 (7.69%) TDD
5 3 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) Java
4 5 (12.82%) Ruby
5 4 (10.26%) PHP
6 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.13%) PHP5
6 2 (5.13%) Scala
6 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) CITP
2 1 (2.56%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Puppet
1 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) PeopleSoft
2 4 (10.26%) SAP
2 4 (10.26%) IBM
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) Google
3 3 (7.69%) Tableau
4 1 (2.56%) Adobe
4 1 (2.56%) Sony
4 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
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