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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 84 97 89
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing Open Source 32 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 0.90% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.20% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 3
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£410 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.10 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 19 £418 -22.54% 5
Staffordshire -4 3 £400 +128.57%
Coventry +2 2 £319 -20.31%
Birmingham - 2 £394 - 7
Warwickshire -3 1 - - 4
Worcestershire - 1 £238 - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.08%) HTML
2 26 (27.08%) Linux
2 26 (27.08%) Microsoft
3 24 (25.00%) Java
4 22 (22.92%) SQL Server
5 21 (21.88%) .NET
5 21 (21.88%) MongoDB
6 20 (20.83%) Configuration Management
7 19 (19.79%) MySQL
8 18 (18.75%) Oracle
8 18 (18.75%) CSS
8 18 (18.75%) Scrum
9 17 (17.71%) Windows
10 16 (16.67%) XML
10 16 (16.67%) Apache
10 16 (16.67%) Web Development
10 16 (16.67%) Security Architecture
11 15 (15.63%) .NET Framework
11 15 (15.63%) Resource Management
11 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
11 15 (15.63%) N-Tier
11 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
12 14 (14.58%) Firewall
12 14 (14.58%) SQL
12 14 (14.58%) WebLogic
12 14 (14.58%) Red Hat
12 14 (14.58%) REST
12 14 (14.58%) Big Data
12 14 (14.58%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (16.67%) Apache
2 14 (14.58%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.25%) Confluence
4 4 (4.17%) JBoss
4 4 (4.17%) SAS
5 3 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.04%) CMS
7 1 (1.04%) WordPress
7 1 (1.04%) Liferay
7 1 (1.04%) Moodle
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Open Workbench
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Magento
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.04%) Office 365
3 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.58%) Firewall
2 9 (9.38%) Internet
3 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.29%) SSL
4 6 (6.25%) HTTP
5 3 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 21 (21.88%) MongoDB
3 19 (19.79%) MySQL
4 14 (14.58%) Big Data
5 12 (12.50%) Hadoop
6 10 (10.42%) Data Mining
7 9 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (7.29%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (6.25%) Relational Database
10 5 (5.21%) HBase
11 1 (1.04%) MarkLogic
11 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 8 (8.33%) JIRA
3 7 (7.29%) Selenium
3 7 (7.29%) JUnit
4 5 (5.21%) Subversion
5 4 (4.17%) ClearCase
6 3 (3.13%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.04%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.04%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (4.17%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Legal
2 3 (3.13%) Publishing
2 3 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.04%) Local Government
3 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Automotive
3 1 (1.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (40.63%) Developer
2 36 (37.50%) Architect
3 15 (15.63%) Team Leader
3 15 (15.63%) Development Team Leader
3 15 (15.63%) Software Development Team Leader
3 15 (15.63%) Software Team Leader
4 12 (12.50%) .NET Team Leader
5 8 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (8.33%) Hadoop Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Website Developer
6 6 (6.25%) DBA
6 6 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 6 (6.25%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Consultant
7 5 (5.21%) Administrator
7 5 (5.21%) AWS Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 4 (4.17%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.08%) HTML
2 21 (21.88%) .NET
3 18 (18.75%) CSS
4 16 (16.67%) XML
5 15 (15.63%) .NET Framework
6 14 (14.58%) REST
7 12 (12.50%) JSON
7 12 (12.50%) HTML5
8 11 (11.46%) Ruby on Rails
9 9 (9.38%) J2EE
10 8 (8.33%) SOAP
10 8 (8.33%) Spring
10 8 (8.33%) D3.js
10 8 (8.33%) Flot
11 7 (7.29%) Hibernate
11 7 (7.29%) J2SE
11 7 (7.29%) CGI
12 4 (4.17%) Cocoa
12 4 (4.17%) Play Framework
12 4 (4.17%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) N-Tier
2 11 (11.46%) Visualisation
3 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.17%) iPhone
5 4 (4.17%) iPad
5 4 (4.17%) Animation
6 1 (1.04%) GIS
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.08%) Linux
2 17 (17.71%) Windows
3 13 (13.54%) SUSE
4 9 (9.38%) UNIX
5 8 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.25%) AIX
6 6 (6.25%) Solaris
7 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.17%) Android
9 3 (3.13%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.04%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.83%) Configuration Management
3 18 (18.75%) Scrum
4 16 (16.67%) Web Development
4 16 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 15 (15.63%) Resource Management
6 14 (14.58%) DevOps
7 13 (13.54%) Analytics
8 11 (11.46%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (10.42%) Microservices
9 10 (10.42%) Test Strategy
9 10 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (10.42%) TOGAF
9 10 (10.42%) OOP
10 9 (9.38%) CRM
10 9 (9.38%) SOA
10 9 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (9.38%) SDLC
11 8 (8.33%) Software Architecture
11 8 (8.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.00%) Java
2 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 14 (14.58%) SQL
4 12 (12.50%) C#
5 11 (11.46%) Ruby
6 10 (10.42%) VB
7 6 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.21%) Python
9 4 (4.17%) Objective-C
10 3 (3.13%) Scala
10 3 (3.13%) PHP
10 3 (3.13%) C
11 2 (2.08%) Perl
12 1 (1.04%) C++
12 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.04%) Go
12 1 (1.04%) PHP5
12 1 (1.04%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Degree
2 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) Docker
2 5 (5.21%) PowerHA
3 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (8.33%) Kibana
2 5 (5.21%) Puppet
3 1 (1.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.75%) Oracle
3 14 (14.58%) Red Hat
4 10 (10.42%) Informatica
5 9 (9.38%) webMethods
6 1 (1.04%) Zend
6 1 (1.04%) Pega
6 1 (1.04%) SAP
6 1 (1.04%) Cognos
6 1 (1.04%) IBM
6 1 (1.04%) i2