Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Source
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 56 66
Rank change year-on-year -23 +10 +19
Contract jobs citing Open Source 22 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.54% 3.01% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 3.65% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 25
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £475 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -4.26% +68.90%
10th Percentile £307 £309 £313
90th Percentile £563 £575 £590
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £488 £481
% change year-on-year -8.79% +1.38% +20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.95 -
% change year-on-year +7.51% - -

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,180 1,232 1,303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.63% 82.52% 83.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 901 852
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £238 £250
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 18 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.61 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% -2.62% -30.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.88 £10.62
90th Percentile £23.53 £46.40 £37.18
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.99 £17.50
% change year-on-year -39.98% +42.80% -18.60%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Birmingham

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Birmingham

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Birmingham

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Open Source in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (50.00%) Web Services
4 10 (45.45%) Java
4 10 (45.45%) Scrum
4 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
5 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
5 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
5 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 9 (40.91%) BDD
6 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (36.36%) SOAP
7 7 (31.82%) RESTful
8 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
8 6 (27.27%) Maven
8 6 (27.27%) SQL
8 6 (27.27%) Kanban
9 5 (22.73%) Mockito
9 5 (22.73%) DbUnit
9 5 (22.73%) Apache Camel
9 5 (22.73%) PowerMock
9 5 (22.73%) SonarQube
9 5 (22.73%) Spring Boot
9 5 (22.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 5 (22.73%) J2EE
9 5 (22.73%) JUnit
9 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (22.73%) NHS
9 5 (22.73%) VMware

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (22.73%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SMS
1 2 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (4.55%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
2 1 (4.55%) GSM
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) MPLS
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (4.55%) PBX
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) VoIP
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
3 6 (27.27%) Maven
4 5 (22.73%) DbUnit
4 5 (22.73%) jMock
4 5 (22.73%) JUnit
4 5 (22.73%) Mockito
4 5 (22.73%) SonarQube
5 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 4 (18.18%) JIRA
5 4 (18.18%) Selenium
6 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
6 3 (13.64%) PHPUnit
6 3 (13.64%) Sahi
6 3 (13.64%) WATIR
7 2 (9.09%) Protractor
7 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
8 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (22.73%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 4 (18.18%) J2EE Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Backend Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 2 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Developer
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Technical Architect
6 1 (4.55%) iOS Android Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Backend Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Web Services
2 8 (36.36%) SOAP
3 7 (31.82%) RESTful
4 5 (22.73%) Apache Camel
4 5 (22.73%) J2EE
4 5 (22.73%) PowerMock
4 5 (22.73%) Spring
4 5 (22.73%) Spring Boot
5 4 (18.18%) .NET
5 4 (18.18%) XML
6 3 (13.64%) Behat
6 3 (13.64%) Doctrine
6 3 (13.64%) JMS
6 3 (13.64%) REST
7 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
7 2 (9.09%) HTML
7 2 (9.09%) HTML5
7 2 (9.09%) JPA
7 2 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) NHS
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Unix
3 2 (9.09%) Android
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (45.45%) Scrum
4 9 (40.91%) BDD
4 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 6 (27.27%) Kanban
5 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
6 5 (22.73%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (18.18%) DevOps
7 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
8 3 (13.64%) API Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Case Management
8 3 (13.64%) Line Management
8 3 (13.64%) OO
8 3 (13.64%) OO PHP
9 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Ruby
4 4 (18.18%) PHP
5 2 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) PHP 7
6 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 4 (18.18%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (22.73%) vSphere
2 2 (9.09%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) iptables
3 1 (4.55%) Postfix
3 1 (4.55%) Samba
3 1 (4.55%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Ansible
2 1 (4.55%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.55%) Nessus
2 1 (4.55%) Nmap
2 1 (4.55%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Zend
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) NEC
3 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Xamarin