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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 14 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 7.14% 9.26% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 50.00% 55.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%
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
10 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 14.29% 16.67% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £538 £350 £164
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% +112.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
3 28 (52.83%) MongoDB
4 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (47.17%) Java
5 25 (47.17%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (43.40%) Relational Database
6 23 (43.40%) Spring
7 22 (41.51%) RabbitMQ
8 21 (39.62%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (39.62%) Scrum
9 20 (37.74%) RDBMS
9 20 (37.74%) SQL
10 17 (32.08%) SQL Server
10 17 (32.08%) UNIX
11 16 (30.19%) SOA
11 16 (30.19%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (28.30%) AMQP
12 15 (28.30%) Jenkins
13 14 (26.42%) GitHub
13 14 (26.42%) GitLab
13 14 (26.42%) MVC
13 14 (26.42%) TDD
14 13 (24.53%) Apache Camel
14 13 (24.53%) Spring MVC
15 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
15 12 (22.64%) Red Hat
16 11 (20.75%) VMware

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) AMQP
2 10 (18.87%) Firewall
2 10 (18.87%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (52.83%) 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 2012
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) Jenkins
2 14 (26.42%) GitLab
3 11 (20.75%) Maven
3 11 (20.75%) Selenium
3 11 (20.75%) Cucumber
4 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%) Java Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Build Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.89%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Business Manager
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%) XML
7 8 (15.09%) Web Services
8 1 (1.89%) HTML
8 1 (1.89%) J2EE
8 1 (1.89%) CSS
8 1 (1.89%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.89%) HTML5
8 1 (1.89%) Play Framework
8 1 (1.89%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Clustering
2 9 (16.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) UNIX
3 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (11.32%) CentOS
6 1 (1.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (39.62%) Scrum
4 16 (30.19%) SOA
5 14 (26.42%) MVC
5 14 (26.42%) TDD
6 12 (22.64%) Test Scripting
7 10 (18.87%) Waterfall
7 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
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%) Disaster Recovery
13 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (3.77%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) Java
2 20 (37.74%) SQL
3 10 (18.87%) Scala
4 5 (9.43%) C
5 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) Ruby
6 1 (1.89%) Clojure
6 1 (1.89%) C#
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%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Red Hat
2 11 (20.75%) HP
2 11 (20.75%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) BMC
4 6 (11.32%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com