The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 2 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 51 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 38.06% 7.84% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 77.27% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 0 0
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£404 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £41.25 -
% change year-on-year
+37.57% -
Open Source
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
66 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 49.25% 15.69% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 1 1
Average daily rate £388 £200 £164
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% +21.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the West Wales region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in West Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
Swansea +14 51 £404 -
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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 32 (60.38%) JSON
1 32 (60.38%) REST
2 31 (58.49%) SOAP
3 28 (52.83%) Windows
4 27 (50.94%) MongoDB
5 25 (47.17%) Java
5 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (45.28%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (43.40%) Relational Database
7 23 (43.40%) Spring
8 22 (41.51%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (39.62%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (39.62%) Scrum
10 20 (37.74%) RDBMS
10 20 (37.74%) SQL
11 18 (33.96%) UNIX
12 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
13 16 (30.19%) SOA
13 16 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (28.30%) AMQP
15 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
15 14 (26.42%) GitHub
15 14 (26.42%) MVC
15 14 (26.42%) TDD
16 13 (24.53%) Apache Camel
16 13 (24.53%) Spring MVC
17 12 (22.64%) Red Hat
18 11 (20.75%) VMware
18 11 (20.75%) Maven
18 11 (20.75%) HP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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 11 (20.75%) IIS
2 8 (15.09%) JBoss
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) GitHub
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) AMQP
2 10 (18.87%) Firewall
3 9 (16.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (50.94%) MongoDB
2 23 (43.40%) Relational Database
3 21 (39.62%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (37.74%) RDBMS
5 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
6 16 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
2 11 (20.75%) Maven
2 11 (20.75%) Selenium
2 11 (20.75%) Cucumber
3 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) DBA
4 5 (9.43%) Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.55%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Build Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.89%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Lead Developer
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (60.38%) JSON
1 32 (60.38%) REST
2 31 (58.49%) SOAP
3 23 (43.40%) Spring
4 22 (41.51%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (24.53%) Apache Camel
5 13 (24.53%) Spring MVC
6 9 (16.98%) Web Services
6 9 (16.98%) XML
7 1 (1.89%) HTML
7 1 (1.89%) CSS
7 1 (1.89%) J2EE
7 1 (1.89%) LAMP
7 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.89%) Akka
7 1 (1.89%) Play Framework
7 1 (1.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Clustering
2 9 (16.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) UNIX
3 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) CentOS
5 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (39.62%) Scrum
4 16 (30.19%) SOA
5 14 (26.42%) MVC
5 14 (26.42%) TDD
6 11 (20.75%) Load Balancing
6 11 (20.75%) Test Scripting
7 10 (18.87%) Waterfall
8 9 (16.98%) Data Modelling
9 8 (15.09%) User Stories
9 8 (15.09%) DevOps
10 6 (11.32%) Database Tuning
10 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
10 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.43%) Test Strategy
12 4 (7.55%) Service Management
13 2 (3.77%) High Availability
13 2 (3.77%) BDD
13 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) Java
2 20 (37.74%) SQL
3 10 (18.87%) Scala
4 4 (7.55%) C
5 2 (3.77%) Ruby
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) C#
6 1 (1.89%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) Hyperic
2 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.89%) Nagios
3 1 (1.89%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) Cacti
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Red Hat
2 11 (20.75%) VMware
2 11 (20.75%) HP
3 8 (15.09%) BMC
4 6 (11.32%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.89%) Percona