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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 69 91 93
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 45 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.99% 0.77% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.80% 3.06% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 5
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£400 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
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
577 556 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.46% 25.16% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 309 198
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 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 42 69
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £32.70 £34.50
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 27 February 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 27 February 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 - 25 £438 - 1
Warwickshire -4 6 £360 +10.76% 4
Coventry 0 4 £300 -36.84% 3
Birmingham -1 4 - - 6
Staffordshire - 3 £400 - 4
Solihull - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 52 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.71%) Scrum
3 28 (30.11%) Web Services
4 25 (26.88%) Java
5 24 (25.81%) Oracle
6 21 (22.58%) Linux
7 19 (20.43%) Puppet
7 19 (20.43%) Jenkins
8 18 (19.35%) Red Hat
9 17 (18.28%) DevOps
10 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
10 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
10 16 (17.20%) UNIX
10 16 (17.20%) .NET
11 15 (16.13%) J2EE
11 15 (16.13%) Perl
11 15 (16.13%) Windows
11 15 (16.13%) JBoss
11 15 (16.13%) Apache
12 14 (15.05%) WebLogic
12 14 (15.05%) Finance
12 14 (15.05%) Kanban
12 14 (15.05%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (13.98%) Hudson
13 13 (13.98%) Confluence
13 13 (13.98%) JIRA
13 13 (13.98%) Subversion
13 13 (13.98%) Maven
14 11 (11.83%) Coaching
14 11 (11.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (16.13%) JBoss
1 15 (16.13%) Apache
2 14 (15.05%) WebLogic
3 13 (13.98%) Confluence
4 9 (9.68%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.23%) CMS
5 3 (3.23%) Drupal
5 3 (3.23%) Alfresco
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Internet
1 4 (4.30%) Network Security
2 1 (1.08%) Firewall
2 1 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.08%) LAN
2 1 (1.08%) WAN
2 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) Hadoop
1 11 (11.83%) Oracle Database
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) Data Mining
3 5 (5.38%) Big Data
4 4 (4.30%) MySQL
4 4 (4.30%) HBase
5 3 (3.23%) Redis
5 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (20.43%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.98%) Hudson
2 13 (13.98%) Subversion
2 13 (13.98%) Maven
2 13 (13.98%) JIRA
3 8 (8.60%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.53%) NUnit
5 5 (5.38%) MSBuild
5 5 (5.38%) SpecFlow
5 5 (5.38%) NuGet
5 5 (5.38%) ReSharper
5 5 (5.38%) NCover
5 5 (5.38%) StyleCop
5 5 (5.38%) MSTest
5 5 (5.38%) NDepend
6 4 (4.30%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.23%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.08%) CA Gen
General
1 14 (15.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Games
3 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (34.41%) Architect
2 24 (25.81%) Developer
3 22 (23.66%) Analyst
4 20 (21.51%) Business Analyst
5 13 (13.98%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (13.98%) Agile Business Analyst
6 12 (12.90%) Platform Architect
7 8 (8.60%) Senior Business Analyst
7 8 (8.60%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Hadoop Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Systems Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Security Architect
10 4 (4.30%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.30%) Technical Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Software Development Team Leader
11 3 (3.23%) Software Team Leader
11 3 (3.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.11%) Web Services
2 16 (17.20%) .NET
3 15 (16.13%) J2EE
4 14 (15.05%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (11.83%) .NET Framework
6 9 (9.68%) XML
7 7 (7.53%) JSON
8 6 (6.45%) WCF
8 6 (6.45%) REST
9 5 (5.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (5.38%) NHibernate
10 4 (4.30%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (3.23%) SOAP
11 3 (3.23%) XSLT
11 3 (3.23%) WF
12 2 (2.15%) Spring.NET
13 1 (1.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.53%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.38%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.30%) User Experience
5 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.08%) Replication
6 1 (1.08%) GIS
6 1 (1.08%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Linux
2 16 (17.20%) UNIX
3 15 (16.13%) Windows
4 11 (11.83%) AIX
4 11 (11.83%) Solaris
4 11 (11.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (11.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (55.91%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (38.71%) Scrum
3 17 (18.28%) DevOps
4 14 (15.05%) Kanban
5 11 (11.83%) Coaching
5 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (9.68%) User Stories
6 9 (9.68%) TDD
7 8 (8.60%) CRM
7 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (8.60%) Waterfall
8 7 (7.53%) Test Strategy
8 7 (7.53%) TOGAF
9 6 (6.45%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.45%) ATDD
9 6 (6.45%) BDD
10 5 (5.38%) Business Transformation
10 5 (5.38%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
10 5 (5.38%) Data Governance
10 5 (5.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.88%) Java
2 15 (16.13%) Perl
3 10 (10.75%) C#
4 8 (8.60%) PHP
5 7 (7.53%) SQL
6 5 (5.38%) Python
6 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.30%) Ruby
7 4 (4.30%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.15%) VB
8 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.15%) C
8 2 (2.15%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.08%) C++
9 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) VCP4
5 1 (1.08%) CCNP
5 1 (1.08%) CCNA
5 1 (1.08%) ISEB
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) Squid
2 4 (4.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (4.30%) Docker
3 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.08%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (20.43%) Puppet
2 5 (5.38%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.30%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.23%) Ansible
5 1 (1.08%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (25.81%) Oracle
2 18 (19.35%) Red Hat
3 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.68%) BEA
5 6 (6.45%) Informatica
6 5 (5.38%) webMethods
7 4 (4.30%) VMware
8 3 (3.23%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.23%) SAP
8 3 (3.23%) IBM
9 2 (2.15%) Motorola
10 1 (1.08%) Pega
10 1 (1.08%) Cloudera
10 1 (1.08%) CODA
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