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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 90 65 101
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +36
Contract jobs citing Open Source 32 45 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 2.04% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 2.91% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 27 6
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £461 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £405 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-47.18% +80.89%
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 13 £455 +7.05% 2
Coventry -2 9 - - 3
Birmingham 0 8 £400 -11.11% 4
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 4
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) Java
3 21 (34.43%) Linux
4 20 (32.79%) DevOps
5 16 (26.23%) Docker
6 15 (24.59%) TDD
7 14 (22.95%) Unix
7 14 (22.95%) HTML
7 14 (22.95%) JSON
8 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
8 12 (19.67%) WebLogic
8 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
8 12 (19.67%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (18.03%) PHP
9 11 (18.03%) SQL
9 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
10 10 (16.39%) HTML5
10 10 (16.39%) Puppet
10 10 (16.39%) REST
10 10 (16.39%) Oracle
10 10 (16.39%) Scrum
11 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
11 9 (14.75%) CSS
11 9 (14.75%) Windows
11 9 (14.75%) Internet
11 9 (14.75%) MongoDB
12 8 (13.11%) GitHub
12 8 (13.11%) Scala
12 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (19.67%) WebLogic
2 7 (11.48%) Apache
3 3 (4.92%) Confluence
3 3 (4.92%) JBoss
3 3 (4.92%) Node.js
4 2 (3.28%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.28%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.64%) CMS
5 1 (1.64%) Drupal
5 1 (1.64%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.64%) Liferay
5 1 (1.64%) Mule
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Fireworks
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
1 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) GitHub
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.64%) Heroku
4 1 (1.64%) IaaS
4 1 (1.64%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) Internet
2 7 (11.48%) Firewall
3 5 (8.20%) VoIP
4 4 (6.56%) HTTP
4 4 (6.56%) SSL
4 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.28%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) MongoDB
2 8 (13.11%) MySQL
3 3 (4.92%) Big Data
3 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.28%) HBase
4 2 (3.28%) MariaDB
4 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.48%) Selenium
4 6 (9.84%) JIRA
5 5 (8.20%) Eclipse
5 5 (8.20%) JUnit
6 4 (6.56%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.92%) IntelliJ
8 2 (3.28%) AccuRev
8 2 (3.28%) ClearCase
8 2 (3.28%) Subversion
8 2 (3.28%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.64%) Hudson
9 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.64%) NSubstitute
9 1 (1.64%) NuGet
9 1 (1.64%) NUnit
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (1.64%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Back Office
2 1 (1.64%) Banking
2 1 (1.64%) Billing
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Architect
2 16 (26.23%) Developer
3 11 (18.03%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Digital Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Consultant
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Software Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.56%) VoIP Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Digital Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Big Data Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Big Data Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) HTML
1 14 (22.95%) JSON
2 10 (16.39%) HTML5
2 10 (16.39%) REST
3 9 (14.75%) CSS
4 8 (13.11%) J2EE
5 6 (9.84%) .NET
5 6 (9.84%) Hibernate
5 6 (9.84%) Play Framework
5 6 (9.84%) SOAP
5 6 (9.84%) Spring
5 6 (9.84%) XML
6 5 (8.20%) J2SE
7 3 (4.92%) EJB
7 3 (4.92%) jQuery
7 3 (4.92%) OAuth
7 3 (4.92%) Web Services
8 2 (3.28%) Ajax
8 2 (3.28%) CSS3
8 2 (3.28%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) User Experience
2 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) Animation
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.64%) iPad
3 1 (1.64%) iPhone
3 1 (1.64%) Linked Data
3 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.64%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Linux
2 14 (22.95%) Unix
3 9 (14.75%) Windows
4 7 (11.48%) Solaris
5 6 (9.84%) AIX
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.79%) DevOps
3 15 (24.59%) TDD
4 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
5 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (16.39%) Scrum
7 8 (13.11%) Migration
7 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
8 7 (11.48%) Security Architecture
9 6 (9.84%) Microservices
10 5 (8.20%) OO
10 5 (8.20%) Re-Platforming
11 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
11 4 (6.56%) Process Improvement
11 4 (6.56%) SDLC
11 4 (6.56%) SOA
11 4 (6.56%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (6.56%) Test Scripting
11 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
11 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) Java
2 11 (18.03%) PHP
2 11 (18.03%) SQL
3 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.11%) Scala
5 6 (9.84%) C#
5 6 (9.84%) Ruby
6 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.92%) Haskell
7 3 (4.92%) Python
8 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.64%) C
9 1 (1.64%) C++
9 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.64%) Perl
9 1 (1.64%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.64%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Degree
1 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.64%) CSSLP
2 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 16 (26.23%) Docker
2 5 (8.20%) PowerHA
3 2 (3.28%) Kamailio
4 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (16.39%) Puppet
3 2 (3.28%) Packer
3 2 (3.28%) Terraform
4 1 (1.64%) Grafana
4 1 (1.64%) Graphite
4 1 (1.64%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle
2 5 (8.20%) webMethods
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco
4 3 (4.92%) Adobe
4 3 (4.92%) Informatica
5 2 (3.28%) Google
6 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.64%) BEA
6 1 (1.64%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.64%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.64%) Talend
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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