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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 93 96 100
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 24 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.43% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.80% 2.16% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.49% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
500 416 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.29% 19.68% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 216 208
Average daily rate £350 £320 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £194 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 31
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -38.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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
Warwickshire -3 6 £325 -
Shropshire - 6 £539 -
Coventry -9 3 £400 -
Birmingham -6 1 - - 6
Staffordshire - 1 - - 4
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.68%) Analytics
4 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 8 (21.05%) Linux
5 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
6 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
6 6 (15.79%) Big Data
6 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
7 5 (13.16%) Big Data Analytics
7 5 (13.16%) Data Analytics
7 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
7 5 (13.16%) PHP
7 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
7 5 (13.16%) Workflow
7 5 (13.16%) Scrum
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
8 4 (10.53%) Finance
8 4 (10.53%) Service Management
8 4 (10.53%) HTML
8 4 (10.53%) .NET
8 4 (10.53%) Web Services
8 4 (10.53%) Business Analytics
8 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
8 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
8 4 (10.53%) Puppet

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) CMS
2 3 (7.89%) Alfresco
3 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.26%) Drupal
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) WordPress
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
4 1 (2.63%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
3 2 (5.26%) PowerPivot
4 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) WebTrends
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Broadband
1 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) IMAP
2 1 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
2 1 (2.63%) S/MIME
2 1 (2.63%) SMTP
2 1 (2.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (15.79%) Big Data
4 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
5 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
6 3 (7.89%) OLAP
6 3 (7.89%) Data Mining
7 2 (5.26%) MySQL
8 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (2.63%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Grunt
2 1 (2.63%) RubyGems
2 1 (2.63%) Maven
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Architect
2 10 (26.32%) Data Architect
3 6 (15.79%) Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Big Data Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Development Team Leader
8 1 (2.63%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.63%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.63%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) CRM Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) HTML
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.89%) CSS
2 3 (7.89%) Google Maps API
3 2 (5.26%) HTML5
3 2 (5.26%) CSS3
3 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
4 1 (2.63%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.63%) KML
4 1 (2.63%) WPF
4 1 (2.63%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.63%) Symfony
4 1 (2.63%) SVG
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
4 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Solaris
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) UNIX
4 1 (2.63%) SUSE
4 1 (2.63%) Fedora
4 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) CentOS
4 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Analytics
2 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
3 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (13.16%) Scrum
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.16%) TOGAF
4 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (13.16%) Workflow
4 5 (13.16%) Data Analytics
4 5 (13.16%) Big Data Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) Business Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 4 (10.53%) Data Architecture
6 3 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (7.89%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (7.89%) Resource Management
6 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.89%) CMMI
6 3 (7.89%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.16%) PHP
3 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.26%) Ruby
3 2 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) CITP
2 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.63%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Puppet
2 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (7.89%) Ansible
3 2 (5.26%) Salt
4 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.89%) VMware
2 3 (7.89%) Google
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Tableau
3 1 (2.63%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.63%) Proofpoint