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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
England / West Midlands
Rank 49 95 65
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -30
Contract jobs citing Open Source 80 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.32% 1.41% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.20% 1.71% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 9 26
Median daily rate £460 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £386 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £518 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.46%

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
1903 2158 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.03% 82.46% 72.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 1222 943
Median daily rate £425 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 51 104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +28 26 £453 -0.54% 1
Birmingham +12 18 £475 +18.75% 2
Coventry +3 13 £471 - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £675 -
Warwickshire 0 1 £425 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £225 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 111 (77.62%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (46.15%) Java
3 59 (41.26%) MongoDB
4 57 (39.86%) Linux
5 50 (34.97%) Web Services
5 50 (34.97%) Scala
6 48 (33.57%) Python
7 47 (32.87%) Ruby
8 44 (30.77%) Git (software)
9 42 (29.37%) Puppet
10 41 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (26.57%) CSS
12 37 (25.87%) DevOps
13 36 (25.17%) Jenkins
14 35 (24.48%) JSON
15 33 (23.08%) HTTP
15 33 (23.08%) Scrum
16 31 (21.68%) Configuration Management
17 29 (20.28%) NoSQL
18 28 (19.58%) Finance
19 27 (18.88%) PostgreSQL
19 27 (18.88%) Subversion
19 27 (18.88%) Amazon AWS
20 26 (18.18%) TCP/IP
20 26 (18.18%) SSL
20 26 (18.18%) HTML
20 26 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
21 25 (17.48%) Play Framework
22 24 (16.78%) Microservices
23 23 (16.08%) REST

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.39%) Confluence
2 9 (6.29%) nginx
3 8 (5.59%) Apache
3 8 (5.59%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.10%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.10%) Documentum
4 3 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.40%) JBoss
5 2 (1.40%) MindAlign
5 2 (1.40%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.40%) SAS
6 1 (0.70%) CMS
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) HipChat
2 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.88%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.39%) GitHub
3 7 (4.90%) Google Analytics
3 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (2.10%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.10%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.10%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.10%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.10%) Route 53
4 3 (2.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.40%) IaaS
5 2 (1.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (23.08%) HTTP
2 26 (18.18%) SSL
2 26 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.10%) IMAP
3 3 (2.10%) Internet
3 3 (2.10%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (2.10%) SMTP
4 2 (1.40%) S/MIME
5 1 (0.70%) DNS
5 1 (0.70%) Firewall
5 1 (0.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (41.26%) MongoDB
2 29 (20.28%) NoSQL
3 27 (18.88%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (15.38%) MySQL
5 10 (6.99%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.59%) Hadoop
7 7 (4.90%) Big Data
8 5 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (3.50%) EDRMS
9 3 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.10%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.70%) Riak
11 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 36 (25.17%) Jenkins
3 27 (18.88%) Subversion
4 21 (14.69%) IntelliJ
5 18 (12.59%) Selenium
6 15 (10.49%) Cucumber
7 14 (9.79%) JIRA
8 12 (8.39%) JUnit
9 10 (6.99%) gulp
10 8 (5.59%) Ant
11 7 (4.90%) Gatling
11 7 (4.90%) Grunt
12 6 (4.20%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (4.20%) Sublime Text
12 6 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (3.50%) Protractor
14 4 (2.80%) RSpec
14 4 (2.80%) Travis CI
15 3 (2.10%) Capybara
15 3 (2.10%) JHipster
General
1 28 (19.58%) Finance
2 2 (1.40%) Advertising
2 2 (1.40%) Retail
3 1 (0.70%) Banking
3 1 (0.70%) Games
3 1 (0.70%) Legal
3 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (39.86%) Developer
2 30 (20.98%) Java Developer
3 29 (20.28%) Scala Developer
4 26 (18.18%) Analyst
5 22 (15.38%) Business Analyst
6 19 (13.29%) Architect
7 18 (12.59%) Digital Analyst
7 18 (12.59%) Digital Business Analyst
8 16 (11.19%) MongoDB Developer
9 14 (9.79%) Agile Business Analyst
9 14 (9.79%) Java Scala Developer
9 14 (9.79%) Programmer
10 12 (8.39%) Java Programmer
10 12 (8.39%) Linux Developer
11 10 (6.99%) Open Source Developer
11 10 (6.99%) Technical Architect
12 9 (6.29%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (6.29%) Senior Business Analyst
13 8 (5.59%) Senior DevOps
14 7 (4.90%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (34.97%) Web Services
2 38 (26.57%) CSS
3 35 (24.48%) JSON
4 26 (18.18%) HTML
5 25 (17.48%) Play Framework
6 23 (16.08%) REST
6 23 (16.08%) XML
7 19 (13.29%) HTML5
7 19 (13.29%) RESTful
8 17 (11.89%) CSS3
9 14 (9.79%) AngularJS
10 12 (8.39%) Node.js
10 12 (8.39%) Ruby on Rails
11 11 (7.69%) Spring
12 10 (6.99%) Ajax
12 10 (6.99%) Django
12 10 (6.99%) jQuery
13 9 (6.29%) .NET
14 6 (4.20%) Gherkin
14 6 (4.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) User Experience
2 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.10%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.10%) PKI
5 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.40%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.40%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) Replication
6 1 (0.70%) RIA
6 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (39.86%) Linux
2 9 (6.29%) Unix
2 9 (6.29%) Windows
3 6 (4.20%) Ubuntu
4 4 (2.80%) SUSE
5 3 (2.10%) CentOS
5 3 (2.10%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.10%) Solaris
6 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (77.62%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.67%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (25.87%) DevOps
4 33 (23.08%) Scrum
5 31 (21.68%) Configuration Management
6 24 (16.78%) Microservices
7 20 (13.99%) Web Operations
8 19 (13.29%) Project Management
9 18 (12.59%) Automated Testing
10 17 (11.89%) Analytics
11 15 (10.49%) TDD
12 14 (9.79%) User Stories
13 13 (9.09%) BDD
13 13 (9.09%) Change Management
14 11 (7.69%) Business Analysis
14 11 (7.69%) Data Modelling
15 10 (6.99%) Service Design
15 10 (6.99%) Test Automation
15 10 (6.99%) Visualisation
15 10 (6.99%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 66 (46.15%) Java
2 50 (34.97%) Scala
3 48 (33.57%) Python
4 47 (32.87%) Ruby
5 22 (15.38%) PHP
6 19 (13.29%) JavaScript
7 12 (8.39%) C#
8 11 (7.69%) Perl
9 9 (6.29%) SQL
10 7 (4.90%) Groovy
11 6 (4.20%) Haskell
12 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.10%) C
13 3 (2.10%) R
14 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.70%) VB
14 1 (0.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.80%) Degree
5 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.40%) SAS Certification
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.70%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.19%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (13.99%) Docker
2 3 (2.10%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 42 (29.37%) Puppet
2 26 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (12.59%) Ansible
4 17 (11.89%) Salt
5 9 (6.29%) Kibana
6 7 (4.90%) Grafana
7 3 (2.10%) collectd
7 3 (2.10%) logstash
7 3 (2.10%) StatsD
7 3 (2.10%) Terraform
8 1 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.70%) Webmin
Vendors
1 16 (11.19%) Rackspace
2 12 (8.39%) Google
2 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.50%) Oracle
4 3 (2.10%) F5
4 3 (2.10%) Informatica
4 3 (2.10%) Proofpoint
4 3 (2.10%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.10%) Talend
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco
5 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.40%) Teradata
5 2 (1.40%) VMware
6 1 (0.70%) Adobe
6 1 (0.70%) CA
6 1 (0.70%) HP
6 1 (0.70%) IBM
6 1 (0.70%) Pega
6 1 (0.70%) webMethods
6 1 (0.70%) Zend
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