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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 76 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 37 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 0.93% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.28% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 3
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£445 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.85% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.11% +13.49%
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
1875 1870 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 75.15% 72.12% 68.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1110 989 753
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 126 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
Shropshire +8 20 £438 -18.83%
Birmingham +12 5 £450 - 5
Coventry +2 1 £238 -40.62%
Warwickshire +2 1 - - 2
Staffordshire -13 1 £238 -
Worcestershire - 1 £238 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (34.83%) Linux
2 29 (32.58%) HTML
3 27 (30.34%) Java
4 23 (25.84%) MongoDB
5 21 (23.60%) Oracle
5 21 (23.60%) Windows
6 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
7 19 (21.35%) CSS
7 19 (21.35%) MySQL
7 19 (21.35%) Security Architecture
8 18 (20.22%) REST
8 18 (20.22%) WebLogic
8 18 (20.22%) Firewall
9 17 (19.10%) Configuration Management
9 17 (19.10%) XML
9 17 (19.10%) Apache
9 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
10 15 (16.85%) .NET
10 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
10 15 (16.85%) Scrum
10 15 (16.85%) HTML5
10 15 (16.85%) Web Development
11 14 (15.73%) DevOps
11 14 (15.73%) SQL
11 14 (15.73%) Red Hat
12 13 (14.61%) SUSE
12 13 (14.61%) Big Data
12 13 (14.61%) Analytics
13 12 (13.48%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 18 (20.22%) WebLogic
2 17 (19.10%) Apache
3 5 (5.62%) SAS
4 4 (4.49%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (4.49%) JBoss
5 3 (3.37%) Confluence
6 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.12%) CMS
7 1 (1.12%) WordPress
7 1 (1.12%) Liferay
7 1 (1.12%) Moodle
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Open Workbench
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Magento
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.99%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) IaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.22%) Firewall
2 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.87%) SSL
2 7 (7.87%) Internet
3 6 (6.74%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.84%) MongoDB
2 19 (21.35%) MySQL
3 17 (19.10%) SQL Server
4 13 (14.61%) Big Data
5 10 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (7.87%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (6.74%) Relational Database
8 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
9 4 (4.49%) Data Mining
10 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
11 2 (2.25%) HBase
12 1 (1.12%) Pentaho
12 1 (1.12%) MarkLogic
12 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.11%) Eclipse
3 8 (8.99%) JUnit
3 8 (8.99%) Selenium
4 6 (6.74%) Subversion
5 5 (5.62%) JIRA
5 5 (5.62%) ClearCase
6 3 (3.37%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.12%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.12%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (3.37%) Finance
1 3 (3.37%) Legal
1 3 (3.37%) Publishing
2 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.12%) Local Government
3 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Automotive
3 1 (1.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (42.70%) Architect
2 34 (38.20%) Developer
3 10 (11.24%) Team Leader
3 10 (11.24%) Development Team Leader
3 10 (11.24%) Software Development Team Leader
3 10 (11.24%) Software Team Leader
4 9 (10.11%) .NET Team Leader
4 9 (10.11%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.74%) DBA
5 6 (6.74%) Website Developer
6 5 (5.62%) iOS Developer
6 5 (5.62%) AWS Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Administrator
6 5 (5.62%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Web Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Software Architect
7 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (4.49%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (32.58%) HTML
2 19 (21.35%) CSS
3 18 (20.22%) REST
4 17 (19.10%) XML
5 15 (16.85%) .NET
5 15 (16.85%) HTML5
6 12 (13.48%) JSON
7 10 (11.24%) .NET Framework
7 10 (11.24%) J2EE
7 10 (11.24%) Spring
8 9 (10.11%) Hibernate
8 9 (10.11%) SOAP
9 8 (8.99%) J2SE
9 8 (8.99%) D3.js
9 8 (8.99%) Flot
10 7 (7.87%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (7.87%) CGI
11 5 (5.62%) Cocoa
11 5 (5.62%) Core Animation
11 5 (5.62%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Visualisation
2 10 (11.24%) N-Tier
3 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.62%) Animation
4 5 (5.62%) iPad
4 5 (5.62%) iPhone
5 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Linux
2 21 (23.60%) Windows
3 13 (14.61%) SUSE
4 10 (11.24%) AIX
4 10 (11.24%) Solaris
5 9 (10.11%) UNIX
6 8 (8.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.62%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Phone
8 3 (3.37%) Android
9 1 (1.12%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.35%) Security Architecture
3 17 (19.10%) Configuration Management
4 15 (16.85%) Scrum
4 15 (16.85%) Web Development
5 14 (15.73%) DevOps
6 13 (14.61%) Analytics
7 12 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (13.48%) SOA
8 11 (12.36%) Migration
8 11 (12.36%) Resource Management
8 11 (12.36%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (11.24%) Microservices
9 10 (11.24%) TOGAF
9 10 (11.24%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (11.24%) CRM
10 9 (10.11%) Content Management
11 8 (8.99%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (8.99%) OOP
11 8 (8.99%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.34%) Java
2 15 (16.85%) JavaScript
3 14 (15.73%) SQL
4 10 (11.24%) C#
5 8 (8.99%) VB
5 8 (8.99%) Ruby
6 6 (6.74%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.62%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.62%) PHP
8 4 (4.49%) Scala
9 2 (2.25%) Python
9 2 (2.25%) C
10 1 (1.12%) XQuery
10 1 (1.12%) Go
10 1 (1.12%) PHP5
10 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.12%) C++
10 1 (1.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.87%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) PowerHA
2 5 (5.62%) Docker
3 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) Kibana
2 5 (5.62%) Puppet
3 1 (1.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (23.60%) Oracle
2 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.73%) Red Hat
4 11 (12.36%) Informatica
5 9 (10.11%) webMethods
6 1 (1.12%) Zend
6 1 (1.12%) i2
6 1 (1.12%) SAP
6 1 (1.12%) Cognos
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
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