The first 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 97 86 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.66% 0.089%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.30% 3.79% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 2
Average daily rate £428 £438 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £269 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
488 317 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.14% 17.41% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 154 163
Average daily rate £325 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 34 29
Average hourly rate £31.00 £15.50 £15.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.95 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Open Source
England

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 April 2014.

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 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -2 6 £325 - 1
Birmingham -8 6 £500 +14.28%
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 10 (37.04%) Web Services
2 8 (29.63%) Ruby on Rails
2 8 (29.63%) Ruby
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 5 (18.52%) HTML
5 5 (18.52%) Java
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) CSS
5 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (18.52%) HTML5
5 5 (18.52%) REST
6 4 (14.81%) OAuth2
6 4 (14.81%) OAuth
6 4 (14.81%) Scrum
6 4 (14.81%) Document Management
6 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) MVC
6 4 (14.81%) Workflow
6 4 (14.81%) LDAP
6 4 (14.81%) MySQL
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
7 3 (11.11%) C#
7 3 (11.11%) PHP
7 3 (11.11%) SOAP
7 3 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (11.11%) SAP
7 3 (11.11%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
1 1 (3.70%) NetWeaver
1 1 (3.70%) Drupal
1 1 (3.70%) Alfresco
1 1 (3.70%) WordPress
1 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) MySQL
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.41%) Pentaho
3 2 (7.41%) JasperReports
3 2 (7.41%) Data Mining
3 2 (7.41%) OLAP
4 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.70%) SAP BW
4 1 (3.70%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
1 1 (3.70%) RubyGems
1 1 (3.70%) Grunt
1 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Architect
2 9 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Scala Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Business Architect
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Java Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) Web Services
2 8 (29.63%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (22.22%) .NET
4 5 (18.52%) HTML
4 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) HTML5
4 5 (18.52%) REST
5 4 (14.81%) OAuth2
5 4 (14.81%) OAuth
6 3 (11.11%) SOAP
6 3 (11.11%) OpenID
6 3 (11.11%) CSS3
7 2 (7.41%) Akka
7 2 (7.41%) Play Framework
7 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (7.41%) jQuery
7 2 (7.41%) Spring
7 2 (7.41%) JSON
7 2 (7.41%) Middleware
7 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Fedora
2 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.70%) Android
2 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (14.81%) Scrum
3 4 (14.81%) Document Management
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (14.81%) MVC
3 4 (14.81%) Workflow
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 3 (11.11%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Network Management
5 2 (7.41%) BDD
5 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.41%) Data Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Ruby
2 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 3 (11.11%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (7.41%) Scala
5 2 (7.41%) PHP5
5 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) PeopleSoft
2 3 (11.11%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.70%) Sony
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe