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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 61 83 104
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +21
Contract jobs citing Open Source 86 39 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.88% 1.65% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 2.16% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 21 9
Median daily rate £449 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £450 £400
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 £31.22 £42.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-26.53% -40.14%
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
2443 1803 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.84% 76.37% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1465 1118 966
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 129
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £40.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 55 £451 +12.81%
Warwickshire +1 9 £355 - 2
Coventry -2 8 £483 +51.37% 1
Birmingham -2 7 £325 -1.88% 3
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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.

1 101 (79.53%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (62.20%) Java
3 74 (58.27%) MongoDB
4 64 (50.39%) Puppet
5 59 (46.46%) DevOps
6 55 (43.31%) Scala
7 54 (42.52%) Linux
8 53 (41.73%) Play Framework
9 52 (40.94%) Microservices
10 51 (40.16%) JSON
11 47 (37.01%) Spring
12 42 (33.07%) Git (software)
13 39 (30.71%) Docker
14 36 (28.35%) XML
15 33 (25.98%) Software Engineering
16 32 (25.20%) REST
17 30 (23.62%) SQL
17 30 (23.62%) J2EE
18 29 (22.83%) Unix
19 28 (22.05%) Selenium
20 27 (21.26%) Software Architecture
20 27 (21.26%) WebLogic
20 27 (21.26%) J2SE
21 25 (19.69%) Scrum
21 25 (19.69%) Continuous Delivery
22 24 (18.90%) Jenkins
22 24 (18.90%) HTML
22 24 (18.90%) SOAP
23 23 (18.11%) Maven
24 22 (17.32%) webMethods

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 27 (21.26%) WebLogic
2 12 (9.45%) JBoss
3 11 (8.66%) Apache
4 10 (7.87%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (4.72%) nginx
6 5 (3.94%) Liferay
6 5 (3.94%) OpenStack
6 5 (3.94%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.36%) Confluence
9 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.79%) CMS
10 1 (0.79%) Drupal
10 1 (0.79%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.79%) SAS
10 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) MS Office
2 2 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.30%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (6.30%) Google App Engine
3 8 (6.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.15%) GitHub
5 3 (2.36%) Heroku
6 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.54%) HTTP
2 13 (10.24%) TCP/IP
3 12 (9.45%) SSL
4 6 (4.72%) Network Security
5 5 (3.94%) IMAP
5 5 (3.94%) Internet
5 5 (3.94%) OpenLDAP
5 5 (3.94%) SMTP
6 2 (1.57%) DNS
6 2 (1.57%) ICMP
6 2 (1.57%) S/MIME
6 2 (1.57%) VLAN
6 2 (1.57%) VPN
7 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (58.27%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.72%) Big Data
2 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.94%) MariaDB
3 5 (3.94%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.15%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.36%) MySQL
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.36%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.79%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 42 (33.07%) Git (software)
2 28 (22.05%) Selenium
3 24 (18.90%) Jenkins
4 23 (18.11%) Maven
5 20 (15.75%) WebDriver
6 19 (14.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (13.39%) JUnit
8 12 (9.45%) IntelliJ
8 12 (9.45%) SoapUI
9 11 (8.66%) Eclipse
10 7 (5.51%) Appium
10 7 (5.51%) Vagrant
11 5 (3.94%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (2.36%) ClearQuest
12 3 (2.36%) JIRA
12 3 (2.36%) NUnit
13 2 (1.57%) GoCD
13 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.79%) Grunt
General
1 5 (3.94%) Finance
2 2 (1.57%) Legal
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (34.65%) Developer
2 41 (32.28%) Architect
3 33 (25.98%) Software Architect
4 28 (22.05%) Software Engineer
5 23 (18.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (16.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 21 (16.54%) Java Developer
7 19 (14.96%) Java Architect
8 18 (14.17%) Java Software Architect
9 17 (13.39%) Digital Architect
10 15 (11.81%) Scala Developer
11 14 (11.02%) Java Engineer
11 14 (11.02%) Java Scala Developer
11 14 (11.02%) Java Software Developer
11 14 (11.02%) Java Software Engineer
12 13 (10.24%) Java Scala Software Engineer
12 13 (10.24%) Scala Software Engineer
13 10 (7.87%) Lead DevOps
13 10 (7.87%) Lead DevOps Engineer
13 10 (7.87%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (41.73%) Play Framework
2 51 (40.16%) JSON
3 47 (37.01%) Spring
4 36 (28.35%) XML
5 32 (25.20%) REST
6 30 (23.62%) J2EE
7 27 (21.26%) J2SE
8 24 (18.90%) HTML
8 24 (18.90%) SOAP
9 20 (15.75%) HTML5
10 19 (14.96%) CSS
10 19 (14.96%) Hibernate
10 19 (14.96%) Spring Boot
11 18 (14.17%) RabbitMQ
12 15 (11.81%) ELK Stack
13 14 (11.02%) Node.js
14 12 (9.45%) Hystrix
14 12 (9.45%) Web Services
14 12 (9.45%) WireMock
15 11 (8.66%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.51%) Data Centre
1 7 (5.51%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.36%) PKI
3 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.79%) Clustering
3 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
3 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (42.52%) Linux
2 29 (22.83%) Unix
3 4 (3.15%) AIX
4 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.79%) Solaris
5 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (79.53%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (46.46%) DevOps
3 52 (40.94%) Microservices
4 33 (25.98%) Software Engineering
5 27 (21.26%) Software Architecture
6 25 (19.69%) Continuous Delivery
6 25 (19.69%) Scrum
7 20 (15.75%) TDD
8 18 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (13.39%) Configuration Management
10 10 (7.87%) Service Management
11 9 (7.09%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.30%) Automated Testing
13 7 (5.51%) Waterfall
14 6 (4.72%) Migration
14 6 (4.72%) TOGAF
15 5 (3.94%) Business Analysis
15 5 (3.94%) RUP
16 4 (3.15%) Security Architecture
16 4 (3.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 79 (62.20%) Java
2 55 (43.31%) Scala
3 30 (23.62%) SQL
4 22 (17.32%) JavaScript
5 14 (11.02%) C#
6 9 (7.09%) Ruby
7 8 (6.30%) Haskell
8 5 (3.94%) Perl
8 5 (3.94%) Python
8 5 (3.94%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.36%) PHP
9 3 (2.36%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.57%) XAML
11 1 (0.79%) Groovy
11 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (30.71%) Docker
2 4 (3.15%) Sendmail
3 3 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.79%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 64 (50.39%) Puppet
2 15 (11.81%) Graphite
3 14 (11.02%) Consul
4 8 (6.30%) Terraform
5 7 (5.51%) Packer
6 6 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (3.15%) Grafana
8 3 (2.36%) Kibana
8 3 (2.36%) Uchiwa
9 2 (1.57%) Ansible
9 2 (1.57%) logstash
9 2 (1.57%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (17.32%) webMethods
2 14 (11.02%) Adobe
2 14 (11.02%) Google
3 12 (9.45%) Oracle
4 9 (7.09%) MuleSoft
5 7 (5.51%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.15%) ForgeRock
6 4 (3.15%) Proofpoint
7 3 (2.36%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.36%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.36%) WSO2
8 2 (1.57%) Splunk
9 1 (0.79%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.79%) Informatica
9 1 (0.79%) Talend
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