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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 75 81 100
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +19
Contract jobs citing Open Source 77 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.35% 1.50% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 1.95% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 15
Median daily rate £495 £433 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +33.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £458 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.10 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% -43.66%
Open Source
England

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
2642 1893 1929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.52% 76.58% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1570 1132 1018
Median daily rate £400 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 91 131
Median hourly rate £21.50 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.56% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 37 £469 +7.14%
Birmingham +3 19 £496 +24.03% 1
Coventry -8 8 £491 +54.11% 1
Warwickshire -5 2 £350 - 4
Staffordshire +5 1 - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 124 (83.22%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (64.43%) Java
3 74 (49.66%) MongoDB
4 71 (47.65%) DevOps
5 64 (42.95%) JSON
6 63 (42.28%) Puppet
7 52 (34.90%) Spring
7 52 (34.90%) Linux
8 51 (34.23%) Scala
8 51 (34.23%) Microservices
9 50 (33.56%) Play Framework
10 42 (28.19%) Git (software)
11 41 (27.52%) Docker
12 38 (25.50%) XML
13 37 (24.83%) SQL
14 34 (22.82%) REST
14 34 (22.82%) Selenium
15 33 (22.15%) Software Engineering
16 31 (20.81%) WebLogic
16 31 (20.81%) Unix
17 30 (20.13%) JBoss
17 30 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (19.46%) Maven
18 29 (19.46%) J2EE
19 28 (18.79%) Software Architecture
20 26 (17.45%) MuleSoft
20 26 (17.45%) J2SE
20 26 (17.45%) Configuration Management
21 25 (16.78%) webMethods
21 25 (16.78%) SOAP

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 31 (20.81%) WebLogic
2 30 (20.13%) JBoss
3 18 (12.08%) Apache ServiceMix
4 16 (10.74%) Apache
5 13 (8.72%) Mule
6 12 (8.05%) WebLogic Portal
7 11 (7.38%) Confluence
8 7 (4.70%) Liferay
9 6 (4.03%) nginx
10 5 (3.36%) Tomcat
11 4 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (2.01%) Mule ESB
12 3 (2.01%) SAS
13 2 (1.34%) Documentum
13 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.03%) MS Office
2 4 (2.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.75%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (10.74%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (6.71%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (6.71%) Google App Engine
4 10 (6.71%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.36%) GitHub
6 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.08%) HTTP
2 7 (4.70%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.03%) SSL
4 5 (3.36%) IMAP
4 5 (3.36%) OpenLDAP
4 5 (3.36%) SMTP
5 4 (2.68%) Network Security
5 4 (2.68%) VLAN
6 3 (2.01%) Internet
7 2 (1.34%) DNS
7 2 (1.34%) ICMP
7 2 (1.34%) S/MIME
7 2 (1.34%) VPN
8 1 (0.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (49.66%) MongoDB
2 8 (5.37%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.70%) Oracle OWB
4 6 (4.03%) Big Data
4 6 (4.03%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (4.03%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.36%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (3.36%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.68%) Pentaho
6 4 (2.68%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.01%) MySQL
8 2 (1.34%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.34%) HBase
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 42 (28.19%) Git (software)
2 34 (22.82%) Selenium
3 29 (19.46%) Maven
4 20 (13.42%) Jenkins
5 19 (12.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (10.74%) JUnit
7 15 (10.07%) WebDriver
8 14 (9.40%) IntelliJ
8 14 (9.40%) SoapUI
9 11 (7.38%) Eclipse
9 11 (7.38%) JIRA
10 7 (4.70%) Appium
10 7 (4.70%) ClearQuest
10 7 (4.70%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (3.36%) Cucumber
12 3 (2.01%) NUnit
12 3 (2.01%) SonarQube
12 3 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (2.01%) Travis CI
12 3 (2.01%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (4.70%) Finance
2 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (34.23%) Developer
2 49 (32.89%) Architect
3 34 (22.82%) Software Architect
4 31 (20.81%) Software Engineer
5 27 (18.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 24 (16.11%) Java Architect
7 23 (15.44%) Java Developer
8 22 (14.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 22 (14.77%) Java Software Architect
9 21 (14.09%) Scala Developer
9 21 (14.09%) Scala Software Engineer
10 20 (13.42%) Java Engineer
10 20 (13.42%) Java Software Engineer
11 19 (12.75%) Java Scala Software Engineer
12 18 (12.08%) Java Scala Developer
12 18 (12.08%) Java Software Developer
13 12 (8.05%) Lead Developer
13 12 (8.05%) Lead DevOps Engineer
13 12 (8.05%) Lead Software Developer
13 12 (8.05%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (42.95%) JSON
2 52 (34.90%) Spring
3 50 (33.56%) Play Framework
4 38 (25.50%) XML
5 34 (22.82%) REST
6 29 (19.46%) J2EE
7 26 (17.45%) J2SE
8 25 (16.78%) SOAP
9 24 (16.11%) HTML
10 23 (15.44%) Spring Boot
11 22 (14.77%) RESTful
12 21 (14.09%) Hibernate
13 20 (13.42%) CSS
14 19 (12.75%) RabbitMQ
15 17 (11.41%) HTML5
16 12 (8.05%) ELK Stack
16 12 (8.05%) Hystrix
16 12 (8.05%) Web Services
16 12 (8.05%) WireMock
17 11 (7.38%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.70%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.01%) PKI
3 3 (2.01%) User Experience
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.67%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.67%) Statistics
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.90%) Linux
2 31 (20.81%) Unix
3 6 (4.03%) AIX
4 5 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.67%) Solaris
5 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (83.22%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (47.65%) DevOps
3 51 (34.23%) Microservices
4 33 (22.15%) Software Engineering
5 30 (20.13%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (18.79%) Software Architecture
7 26 (17.45%) Configuration Management
8 25 (16.78%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (16.11%) Scrum
10 22 (14.77%) TDD
11 19 (12.75%) OO
12 18 (12.08%) Release Management
13 17 (11.41%) API Development
14 11 (7.38%) Automated Testing
14 11 (7.38%) Risk Management
15 9 (6.04%) RUP
15 9 (6.04%) Waterfall
16 7 (4.70%) Open Source Development
16 7 (4.70%) Project Planning
17 6 (4.03%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 96 (64.43%) Java
2 51 (34.23%) Scala
3 37 (24.83%) SQL
4 17 (11.41%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.04%) C#
6 8 (5.37%) Python
7 5 (3.36%) Perl
7 5 (3.36%) Ruby
8 3 (2.01%) Haskell
8 3 (2.01%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.34%) PHP
9 2 (1.34%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.34%) XAML
10 1 (0.67%) Groovy
10 1 (0.67%) R
10 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.67%) ISEB
2 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.05%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (27.52%) Docker
2 5 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.68%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.34%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.67%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 63 (42.28%) Puppet
2 12 (8.05%) Graphite
3 10 (6.71%) Consul
4 5 (3.36%) Ansible
5 4 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.68%) Terraform
6 3 (2.01%) Kibana
6 3 (2.01%) Packer
7 2 (1.34%) logstash
7 2 (1.34%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.34%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.67%) Grafana
Vendors
1 26 (17.45%) MuleSoft
2 25 (16.78%) webMethods
3 21 (14.09%) Oracle
4 15 (10.07%) WSO2
5 12 (8.05%) Google
6 11 (7.38%) Adobe
7 8 (5.37%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.36%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.68%) Informatica
9 4 (2.68%) Proofpoint
10 2 (1.34%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.34%) Splunk
11 1 (0.67%) ForgeRock