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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 56 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 52 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.41% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.01% 1.19% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 1
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£418 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.61% +14.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
577 505 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.73% 24.23% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 296 200
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £214 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 37 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.29 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.71 £34.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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
Birmingham - 12 £463 - 2
Warwickshire +2 7 £360 +10.76% 2
Coventry +5 4 £300 - 1
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 50 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.59%) Scrum
2 30 (36.59%) Web Services
3 24 (29.27%) Linux
4 23 (28.05%) Oracle
5 21 (25.61%) Puppet
6 20 (24.39%) Jenkins
6 20 (24.39%) Java
6 20 (24.39%) Red Hat
7 18 (21.95%) DevOps
8 16 (19.51%) UNIX
8 16 (19.51%) Apache
9 15 (18.29%) JBoss
9 15 (18.29%) Windows
9 15 (18.29%) Perl
9 15 (18.29%) Finance
10 14 (17.07%) J2EE
10 14 (17.07%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (15.85%) Hudson
11 13 (15.85%) Kanban
11 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
11 13 (15.85%) .NET
11 13 (15.85%) WebLogic
11 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
11 13 (15.85%) Subversion
11 13 (15.85%) Maven
12 12 (14.63%) Solaris
13 11 (13.41%) Infrastructure Management
13 11 (13.41%) Oracle Database
13 11 (13.41%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (19.51%) Apache
2 15 (18.29%) JBoss
3 13 (15.85%) WebLogic
4 9 (10.98%) Tomcat
4 9 (10.98%) Confluence
5 4 (4.88%) CMS
5 4 (4.88%) Drupal
5 4 (4.88%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Internet
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.44%) Network Security
3 1 (1.22%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.22%) SSL
3 1 (1.22%) S/MIME
3 1 (1.22%) LAN
3 1 (1.22%) WAN
3 1 (1.22%) SMTP
3 1 (1.22%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.22%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.88%) MySQL
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.66%) Redis
4 3 (3.66%) Big Data
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (24.39%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.85%) Hudson
2 13 (15.85%) Subversion
2 13 (15.85%) Maven
3 10 (12.20%) JIRA
4 8 (9.76%) Visual Studio
5 7 (8.54%) NUnit
6 5 (6.10%) MSBuild
6 5 (6.10%) SpecFlow
6 5 (6.10%) NuGet
6 5 (6.10%) ReSharper
6 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.10%) NCover
6 5 (6.10%) StyleCop
6 5 (6.10%) MSTest
6 5 (6.10%) NDepend
7 3 (3.66%) PHPUnit
General
1 15 (18.29%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Games
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (36.59%) Architect
2 21 (25.61%) Analyst
3 20 (24.39%) Business Analyst
4 13 (15.85%) Developer
4 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (15.85%) Agile Business Analyst
5 12 (14.63%) Platform Architect
6 8 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.66%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Agile Project Manager
10 2 (2.44%) Systems Architect
10 2 (2.44%) Agile Coach
10 2 (2.44%) Big Data Architect
10 2 (2.44%) Security Architect
10 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.59%) Web Services
2 14 (17.07%) J2EE
2 14 (17.07%) RabbitMQ
3 13 (15.85%) .NET
4 9 (10.98%) XML
4 9 (10.98%) .NET Framework
5 6 (7.32%) WCF
5 6 (7.32%) REST
6 5 (6.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (6.10%) NHibernate
7 3 (3.66%) SOAP
7 3 (3.66%) XSLT
7 3 (3.66%) WF
7 3 (3.66%) JSON
8 2 (2.44%) Spring.NET
9 1 (1.22%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.10%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.10%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.88%) User Experience
5 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.22%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.22%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.27%) Linux
2 16 (19.51%) UNIX
3 15 (18.29%) Windows
4 12 (14.63%) Solaris
5 11 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (13.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 11 (13.41%) AIX
6 1 (1.22%) SUSE
6 1 (1.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.59%) Scrum
3 18 (21.95%) DevOps
4 13 (15.85%) Kanban
5 11 (13.41%) Coaching
5 11 (13.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (10.98%) User Stories
7 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
7 8 (9.76%) TDD
7 8 (9.76%) CRM
8 7 (8.54%) Workflow
9 6 (7.32%) Project Management
9 6 (7.32%) TOGAF
9 6 (7.32%) ATDD
10 5 (6.10%) Data Governance
10 5 (6.10%) Business Transformation
10 5 (6.10%) Use Case
10 5 (6.10%) BDD
10 5 (6.10%) Domain-Driven Design
10 5 (6.10%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.39%) Java
2 15 (18.29%) Perl
3 10 (12.20%) PHP
4 8 (9.76%) C#
5 7 (8.54%) SQL
6 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.44%) Python
8 2 (2.44%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.22%) C
9 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.22%) C++
9 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) CCNP
5 1 (1.22%) CCNA
5 1 (1.22%) ISEB
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Squid
2 4 (4.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (25.61%) Puppet
2 6 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.10%) Ansible
3 5 (6.10%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (28.05%) Oracle
2 20 (24.39%) Red Hat
3 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.98%) BEA
5 6 (7.32%) VMware
6 5 (6.10%) Informatica
7 4 (4.88%) webMethods
8 3 (3.66%) SAP
8 3 (3.66%) IBM
9 2 (2.44%) Motorola
10 1 (1.22%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.22%) CODA
10 1 (1.22%) AccuRev
10 1 (1.22%) Proofpoint
10 1 (1.22%) Cloudera