The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
England / West Midlands
Rank 57 90 57
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -33
Contract jobs citing Open Source 72 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.99% 1.17% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.77% 1.43% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 5 30
Median daily rate £450 £550 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £440 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £660 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £46.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-14.51% +11.37%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1909 1954 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.24% 81.48% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1188 1058 939
Median daily rate £417 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 66 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.43 £11.08 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.65 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +29 21 £458 -16.81% 3
Coventry -11 19 £506 - 1
Birmingham -2 8 £379 -36.87% 4
Wolverhampton - 3 £450 -
Worcestershire - 3 £363 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 - 1
Warwickshire -3 1 £425 -15.00% 1
Solihull - 1 £375 - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 90 (75.63%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (41.18%) Java
3 44 (36.97%) Linux
3 44 (36.97%) MongoDB
4 41 (34.45%) Web Services
5 40 (33.61%) Git (software)
6 36 (30.25%) Python
7 35 (29.41%) Puppet
8 34 (28.57%) Scala
8 34 (28.57%) CSS
9 32 (26.89%) Ruby
10 30 (25.21%) Scrum
10 30 (25.21%) Jenkins
11 27 (22.69%) DevOps
11 27 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (21.85%) HTML
12 26 (21.85%) HTTP
13 25 (21.01%) JSON
14 23 (19.33%) Configuration Management
15 22 (18.49%) NoSQL
16 21 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (16.81%) JIRA
17 20 (16.81%) Selenium
17 20 (16.81%) PostgreSQL
17 20 (16.81%) Play Framework
18 19 (15.97%) Opscode Chef
18 19 (15.97%) Subversion
18 19 (15.97%) JavaScript
18 19 (15.97%) Automated Testing
18 19 (15.97%) HTML5

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (15.13%) Confluence
2 8 (6.72%) nginx
3 6 (5.04%) Apache
4 5 (4.20%) Documentum
4 5 (4.20%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.52%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.68%) JBoss
6 2 (1.68%) MindAlign
6 2 (1.68%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.68%) SAS
7 1 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.84%) CMS
7 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.84%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.84%) HipChat
2 1 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.76%) GitHub
3 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (5.04%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.52%) Route 53
5 3 (2.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.68%) IaaS
6 2 (1.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.85%) HTTP
2 17 (14.29%) SSL
2 17 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.52%) IMAP
3 3 (2.52%) Internet
3 3 (2.52%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (2.52%) SMTP
4 2 (1.68%) S/MIME
5 1 (0.84%) DNS
5 1 (0.84%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.97%) MongoDB
2 22 (18.49%) NoSQL
3 20 (16.81%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (11.76%) MySQL
5 9 (7.56%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.72%) Hadoop
7 7 (5.88%) Big Data
8 5 (4.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (3.36%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (2.52%) Pentaho
11 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 2 (1.68%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 1 (0.84%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.84%) Riak
Development Applications
1 40 (33.61%) Git (software)
2 30 (25.21%) Jenkins
3 20 (16.81%) JIRA
3 20 (16.81%) Selenium
4 19 (15.97%) Subversion
5 18 (15.13%) Cucumber
6 16 (13.45%) IntelliJ
7 13 (10.92%) JUnit
8 9 (7.56%) Ant
8 9 (7.56%) gulp
9 7 (5.88%) Gatling
9 7 (5.88%) Grunt
9 7 (5.88%) Maven
9 7 (5.88%) Travis CI
10 6 (5.04%) Protractor
10 6 (5.04%) SonarQube
10 6 (5.04%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (4.20%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (4.20%) Sublime Text
12 4 (3.36%) SoapUI
General
1 18 (15.13%) Finance
2 2 (1.68%) Advertising
2 2 (1.68%) Retail
3 1 (0.84%) Banking
3 1 (0.84%) Games
3 1 (0.84%) Legal
3 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (36.97%) Developer
2 25 (21.01%) Analyst
3 24 (20.17%) Architect
4 20 (16.81%) Business Analyst
5 18 (15.13%) Java Developer
5 18 (15.13%) Scala Developer
6 17 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
7 16 (13.45%) Digital Business Analyst
8 13 (10.92%) Technical Architect
9 12 (10.08%) Agile Business Analyst
10 9 (7.56%) MongoDB Developer
10 9 (7.56%) Programmer
10 9 (7.56%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (7.56%) Senior Business Analyst
11 7 (5.88%) Java Programmer
11 7 (5.88%) Java Scala Developer
11 7 (5.88%) Linux Developer
12 6 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (5.04%) Java Architect
13 5 (4.20%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (34.45%) Web Services
2 34 (28.57%) CSS
3 26 (21.85%) HTML
4 25 (21.01%) JSON
5 20 (16.81%) Play Framework
6 19 (15.97%) HTML5
7 18 (15.13%) XML
8 17 (14.29%) CSS3
8 17 (14.29%) REST
8 17 (14.29%) RESTful
9 14 (11.76%) Spring
10 13 (10.92%) AngularJS
11 12 (10.08%) Django
12 11 (9.24%) Node.js
12 11 (9.24%) Ruby on Rails
13 9 (7.56%) Ajax
13 9 (7.56%) jQuery
14 5 (4.20%) Gherkin
14 5 (4.20%) J2EE
14 5 (4.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) User Experience
2 10 (8.40%) Visualisation
3 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.52%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.52%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.52%) PKI
5 2 (1.68%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.68%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.84%) RIA
6 1 (0.84%) Social Media
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (36.97%) Linux
2 10 (8.40%) Unix
3 8 (6.72%) Windows
4 5 (4.20%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.36%) SUSE
6 3 (2.52%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.52%) Solaris
7 2 (1.68%) CentOS
8 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (75.63%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.21%) Scrum
3 27 (22.69%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (22.69%) DevOps
4 23 (19.33%) Configuration Management
5 19 (15.97%) Automated Testing
6 16 (13.45%) Analytics
6 16 (13.45%) Microservices
7 14 (11.76%) BDD
8 13 (10.92%) TDD
8 13 (10.92%) Web Operations
9 12 (10.08%) Project Management
10 11 (9.24%) Kanban
10 11 (9.24%) OO
10 11 (9.24%) User Stories
10 11 (9.24%) Waterfall
11 10 (8.40%) Business Analysis
12 9 (7.56%) Test Automation
13 8 (6.72%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (6.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (41.18%) Java
2 36 (30.25%) Python
3 34 (28.57%) Scala
4 32 (26.89%) Ruby
5 19 (15.97%) JavaScript
6 15 (12.61%) PHP
7 11 (9.24%) SQL
8 10 (8.40%) Perl
9 9 (7.56%) C#
10 6 (5.04%) Groovy
11 5 (4.20%) Haskell
12 3 (2.52%) Bash Shell
12 3 (2.52%) R
13 1 (0.84%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.36%) Degree
4 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.68%) ISEB
4 2 (1.68%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.68%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (11.76%) Docker
2 3 (2.52%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (29.41%) Puppet
2 19 (15.97%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (11.76%) Ansible
4 10 (8.40%) Salt
5 8 (6.72%) Kibana
6 6 (5.04%) Grafana
7 3 (2.52%) collectd
7 3 (2.52%) logstash
7 3 (2.52%) StatsD
7 3 (2.52%) Terraform
8 1 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 10 (8.40%) Google
1 10 (8.40%) Rackspace
2 8 (6.72%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.72%) Oracle
3 4 (3.36%) WSO2
4 3 (2.52%) F5
4 3 (2.52%) Informatica
4 3 (2.52%) Proofpoint
4 3 (2.52%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.52%) Talend
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.68%) Teradata
5 2 (1.68%) VMware
6 1 (0.84%) CA
6 1 (0.84%) HP
6 1 (0.84%) IBM
6 1 (0.84%) Splunk
6 1 (0.84%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.84%) webMethods
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