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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 78 103 85
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -18
Contract jobs citing Open Source 41 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.74% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 0.85% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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
1754 1766 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.45% 75.37% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 927 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 137 61
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.32 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.78% -9.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +17 22 £405 - 4
Staffordshire +2 9 £400 +128.57% 3
Birmingham -1 3 £331 - 6
Coventry +7 2 £319 -19.04% 1
Warwickshire -5 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £238 - 3
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 33 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.80%) Java
2 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
3 25 (25.77%) HTML
3 25 (25.77%) Linux
4 23 (23.71%) Scrum
5 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
6 21 (21.65%) .NET
6 21 (21.65%) MongoDB
7 20 (20.62%) Configuration Management
8 19 (19.59%) MySQL
9 18 (18.56%) Oracle
10 17 (17.53%) Apache
10 17 (17.53%) CSS
10 17 (17.53%) XML
11 16 (16.49%) Windows
11 16 (16.49%) Web Development
12 15 (15.46%) .NET Framework
12 15 (15.46%) Resource Management
12 15 (15.46%) DevOps
12 15 (15.46%) SQL
12 15 (15.46%) JavaScript
12 15 (15.46%) Red Hat
12 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
12 15 (15.46%) N-Tier
13 14 (14.43%) WebLogic
13 14 (14.43%) Security Architecture
13 14 (14.43%) REST
14 13 (13.40%) Big Data
14 13 (13.40%) SUSE

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (17.53%) Apache
2 14 (14.43%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.22%) Confluence
4 5 (5.15%) JBoss
5 3 (3.09%) SAS
5 3 (3.09%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.03%) CMS
6 1 (1.03%) WordPress
6 1 (1.03%) Liferay
6 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Open Workbench
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.03%) Office 365
3 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.40%) Firewall
2 9 (9.28%) Internet
3 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.22%) SSL
4 6 (6.19%) HTTP
5 3 (3.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
2 21 (21.65%) MongoDB
3 19 (19.59%) MySQL
4 13 (13.40%) Big Data
5 12 (12.37%) Hadoop
6 10 (10.31%) Data Mining
7 8 (8.25%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (6.19%) Relational Database
9 5 (5.15%) HBase
10 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.03%) MarkLogic
11 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Eclipse
2 7 (7.22%) JUnit
2 7 (7.22%) JIRA
2 7 (7.22%) Selenium
3 6 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.12%) ClearCase
5 3 (3.09%) IntelliJ
5 3 (3.09%) Subversion
6 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.03%) CA Gen
7 1 (1.03%) Maven
7 1 (1.03%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.03%) Hudson
General
1 8 (8.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Legal
2 3 (3.09%) Publishing
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 1 (1.03%) Local Government
3 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.03%) Electronics
3 1 (1.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.03%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 39 (40.21%) Architect
2 36 (37.11%) Developer
3 15 (15.46%) Team Leader
3 15 (15.46%) Development Team Leader
3 15 (15.46%) Software Development Team Leader
3 15 (15.46%) Software Team Leader
4 12 (12.37%) .NET Team Leader
5 8 (8.25%) Hadoop Developer
6 7 (7.22%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.19%) DBA
7 6 (6.19%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.19%) Web Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Consultant
7 6 (6.19%) Systems Architect
7 6 (6.19%) Website Developer
8 5 (5.15%) AWS Architect
8 5 (5.15%) Administrator
8 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (4.12%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.77%) HTML
2 21 (21.65%) .NET
3 17 (17.53%) CSS
3 17 (17.53%) XML
4 15 (15.46%) .NET Framework
5 14 (14.43%) REST
6 12 (12.37%) JSON
7 11 (11.34%) HTML5
7 11 (11.34%) Ruby on Rails
8 10 (10.31%) J2EE
9 8 (8.25%) SOAP
9 8 (8.25%) D3.js
9 8 (8.25%) Flot
9 8 (8.25%) Spring
10 7 (7.22%) J2SE
10 7 (7.22%) CGI
10 7 (7.22%) Hibernate
11 4 (4.12%) Play Framework
12 3 (3.09%) EJB
12 3 (3.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) N-Tier
2 11 (11.34%) Visualisation
3 6 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.06%) iPad
5 2 (2.06%) iPhone
5 2 (2.06%) User Experience
5 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.06%) Animation
6 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.03%) GIS
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.77%) Linux
2 16 (16.49%) Windows
3 13 (13.40%) SUSE
4 10 (10.31%) UNIX
5 9 (9.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.19%) AIX
6 6 (6.19%) Solaris
7 3 (3.09%) Android
7 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.06%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.03%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.71%) Scrum
3 20 (20.62%) Configuration Management
4 16 (16.49%) Web Development
5 15 (15.46%) Resource Management
5 15 (15.46%) DevOps
6 14 (14.43%) Security Architecture
7 12 (12.37%) TOGAF
8 11 (11.34%) Analytics
8 11 (11.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (10.31%) SDLC
9 10 (10.31%) Microservices
9 10 (10.31%) Test Strategy
9 10 (10.31%) OOP
10 9 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (8.25%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (8.25%) Software Architecture
11 8 (8.25%) CRM
11 8 (8.25%) SOA
12 7 (7.22%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) Java
2 15 (15.46%) JavaScript
2 15 (15.46%) SQL
3 12 (12.37%) C#
4 11 (11.34%) Ruby
5 10 (10.31%) VB
6 6 (6.19%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.15%) Python
8 3 (3.09%) C
8 3 (3.09%) Scala
8 3 (3.09%) Perl
9 2 (2.06%) PHP
9 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.06%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.03%) XQuery
10 1 (1.03%) PHP5
10 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Docker
2 5 (5.15%) PowerHA
3 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) Firmware
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) Kibana
2 6 (6.19%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (26.80%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.56%) Oracle
3 15 (15.46%) Red Hat
4 10 (10.31%) webMethods
4 10 (10.31%) Informatica
5 6 (6.19%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.03%) SAP
6 1 (1.03%) Cognos
6 1 (1.03%) IBM
6 1 (1.03%) Zend
6 1 (1.03%) Pega
6 1 (1.03%) BEA
6 1 (1.03%) i2
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