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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 64 92 87
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 63 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.34% 0.88% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.16% 3.41% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 12 7
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£400 £428 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £308 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
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
688 615 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.54% 25.73% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 284 175
Average daily rate £358 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £175 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 50
Average hourly rate £23.25 £31.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.25 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Open Source Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 - 40 £400 -
Staffordshire +2 15 £400 - 3
Warwickshire 0 6 - - 2
Birmingham -3 3 £425 -15.00% 9
Worcestershire +3 1 - -
Coventry -6 1 - - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.04%) Linux
3 32 (27.83%) Red Hat
4 31 (26.96%) Java
4 31 (26.96%) Oracle
5 28 (24.35%) Scrum
6 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
7 24 (20.87%) Apache
7 24 (20.87%) Windows
8 22 (19.13%) Configuration Management
8 22 (19.13%) DevOps
9 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
10 20 (17.39%) .NET
10 20 (17.39%) MongoDB
11 19 (16.52%) Puppet
11 19 (16.52%) Jenkins
11 19 (16.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (16.52%) MySQL
12 17 (14.78%) Web Services
12 17 (14.78%) XML
12 17 (14.78%) HTML
13 16 (13.91%) Perl
13 16 (13.91%) J2EE
13 16 (13.91%) UNIX
13 16 (13.91%) CSS
13 16 (13.91%) JBoss
13 16 (13.91%) N-Tier
13 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
13 16 (13.91%) Web Development
14 15 (13.04%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 24 (20.87%) Apache
2 16 (13.91%) JBoss
3 14 (12.17%) WebLogic
3 14 (12.17%) Confluence
4 9 (7.83%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.74%) CMS
5 2 (1.74%) SAS
5 2 (1.74%) Drupal
5 2 (1.74%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.87%) Liferay
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) Internet
2 9 (7.83%) Firewall
3 8 (6.96%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.09%) SSL
5 6 (5.22%) HTTP
6 4 (3.48%) Network Security
7 1 (0.87%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.87%) LAN
7 1 (0.87%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.39%) MongoDB
3 19 (16.52%) MySQL
4 12 (10.43%) Hadoop
5 11 (9.57%) Oracle Database
5 11 (9.57%) Big Data
6 8 (6.96%) Data Mining
7 6 (5.22%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.35%) HBase
8 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.87%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 19 (16.52%) Jenkins
2 15 (13.04%) Subversion
3 14 (12.17%) JIRA
4 13 (11.30%) Hudson
4 13 (11.30%) Maven
5 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.61%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.87%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.87%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.87%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.87%) NUnit
General
1 13 (11.30%) Finance
2 3 (2.61%) Legal
2 3 (2.61%) Publishing
3 2 (1.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Local Government
4 1 (0.87%) Automotive
4 1 (0.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (33.91%) Architect
2 38 (33.04%) Developer
3 15 (13.04%) Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (11.30%) Software Development Team Leader
5 13 (11.30%) Software Team Leader
5 13 (11.30%) Team Leader
5 13 (11.30%) Development Team Leader
6 12 (10.43%) Business Analyst
6 12 (10.43%) Platform Architect
7 10 (8.70%) .NET Team Leader
8 8 (6.96%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Hadoop Developer
10 6 (5.22%) Systems Architect
10 6 (5.22%) DBA
10 6 (5.22%) Website Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Technical Architect
11 5 (4.35%) Web Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Consultant
11 5 (4.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) .NET
2 17 (14.78%) Web Services
2 17 (14.78%) XML
2 17 (14.78%) HTML
3 16 (13.91%) J2EE
3 16 (13.91%) CSS
4 14 (12.17%) .NET Framework
5 11 (9.57%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (9.57%) Ruby on Rails
6 10 (8.70%) REST
7 9 (7.83%) JSON
8 8 (6.96%) D3.js
8 8 (6.96%) Flot
9 7 (6.09%) CGI
10 3 (2.61%) HTML5
10 3 (2.61%) SOAP
10 3 (2.61%) WinForms
11 2 (1.74%) Cocoa
11 2 (1.74%) XHTML
11 2 (1.74%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.91%) N-Tier
2 11 (9.57%) Visualisation
3 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.83%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.22%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.61%) User Experience
6 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.74%) iPad
7 2 (1.74%) Animation
7 2 (1.74%) iPhone
8 1 (0.87%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.87%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.04%) Linux
2 24 (20.87%) Windows
3 19 (16.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (13.91%) UNIX
5 13 (11.30%) SUSE
6 11 (9.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 11 (9.57%) AIX
6 11 (9.57%) Solaris
7 3 (2.61%) Android
7 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.87%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.35%) Scrum
3 22 (19.13%) Configuration Management
3 22 (19.13%) DevOps
4 16 (13.91%) Web Development
5 12 (10.43%) Resource Management
6 11 (9.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 11 (9.57%) TOGAF
7 10 (8.70%) Kanban
7 10 (8.70%) Analytics
8 9 (7.83%) Security Architecture
8 9 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.96%) OOP
9 8 (6.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (6.96%) Test Strategy
10 7 (6.09%) Workflow
11 6 (5.22%) Web Design
11 6 (5.22%) SOA
11 6 (5.22%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.22%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.96%) Java
2 16 (13.91%) Perl
3 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.57%) Ruby
4 11 (9.57%) C#
5 10 (8.70%) SQL
6 9 (7.83%) PHP
7 8 (6.96%) VB
8 6 (5.22%) Python
9 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.74%) C
10 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.87%) PHP5
11 1 (0.87%) XQuery
11 1 (0.87%) C++
11 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.57%) Degree
2 11 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) CCNP
4 1 (0.87%) CCNA
4 1 (0.87%) ISEB
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.87%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.87%) QA
1 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) Squid
2 5 (4.35%) Docker
3 4 (3.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.87%) KVM
4 1 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (16.52%) Puppet
2 8 (6.96%) Kibana
3 5 (4.35%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.61%) Ansible
6 1 (0.87%) Salt
Vendors
1 32 (27.83%) Red Hat
2 31 (26.96%) Oracle
3 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.83%) BEA
5 8 (6.96%) Informatica
6 5 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 5 (4.35%) webMethods
7 4 (3.48%) VMware
7 4 (3.48%) SAP
7 4 (3.48%) IBM
8 1 (0.87%) Pega
8 1 (0.87%) Zend
8 1 (0.87%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.87%) Motorola
8 1 (0.87%) i2
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