Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 67 44
Rank change year-on-year +17 -23 +38
Contract jobs citing Open Source 45 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.24% 2.28% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 2.75% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 38
Birmingham median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +1.78%
10th Percentile £282 £413 £425
90th Percentile £550 £573 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £13.75 -
% change year-on-year +154.55% - -

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 1,167 1,272 1,071
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.90% 82.81% 83.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 860 715
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £248 £253 £263
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 20
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.53 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.87% +5.52% -6.79%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.08 £11.13
90th Percentile £39.38 £42.50 £41.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.21 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +62.66% -22.50% +10.42%

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 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Birmingham

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, 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 37 (82.22%) Continuous Integration
2 36 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 33 (73.33%) Java
4 31 (68.89%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
6 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (53.33%) Web Services
8 24 (53.33%) Git (software)
9 22 (48.89%) RESTful
9 22 (48.89%) DbUnit
9 22 (48.89%) Mockito
9 22 (48.89%) ActiveMQ
9 22 (48.89%) Spring
9 22 (48.89%) Maven
9 22 (48.89%) jMock
9 22 (48.89%) SOAP
9 22 (48.89%) JUnit
9 22 (48.89%) PowerMock
9 22 (48.89%) SonarQube
10 20 (44.44%) TDD
10 20 (44.44%) BDD
11 19 (42.22%) Amazon SQS
11 19 (42.22%) Kanban
11 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
11 19 (42.22%) Scrum
11 19 (42.22%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (42.22%) Spring Cloud
12 18 (40.00%) Postfix
13 16 (35.56%) SC Cleared

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 12 (26.67%) Apache
1 12 (26.67%) IIS
2 10 (22.22%) Jetty
2 10 (22.22%) Mongrel
2 10 (22.22%) nginx
2 10 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 10 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) CMS
3 2 (4.44%) DNN
3 2 (4.44%) Drupal
3 2 (4.44%) Mailman
4 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 31 (68.89%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (66.67%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (42.22%) Amazon SQS
4 10 (22.22%) Google App Engine
4 10 (22.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (6.67%) PaaS
6 3 (6.67%) Power Platform
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.22%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (2.22%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (2.22%) CloudFront
7 1 (2.22%) IaaS
7 1 (2.22%) Office 365
7 1 (2.22%) SaaS
7 1 (2.22%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 10 (22.22%) DHCP
2 10 (22.22%) DNS
2 10 (22.22%) FTP
2 10 (22.22%) HTTP
2 10 (22.22%) IPsec
2 10 (22.22%) SSL
3 2 (4.44%) DKIM
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) IMAP
3 2 (4.44%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (4.44%) SMTP
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
4 1 (2.22%) S/MIME
4 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (42.22%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) Power BI
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 24 (53.33%) Git (software)
3 22 (48.89%) DbUnit
3 22 (48.89%) jMock
3 22 (48.89%) JUnit
3 22 (48.89%) Maven
3 22 (48.89%) Mockito
3 22 (48.89%) SonarQube
4 10 (22.22%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Developer
2 22 (48.89%) Java Developer
3 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 5 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) AWS Developer
5 3 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.44%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (4.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) WebOps Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (2.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (53.33%) Web Services
2 22 (48.89%) ActiveMQ
2 22 (48.89%) PowerMock
2 22 (48.89%) RESTful
2 22 (48.89%) SOAP
2 22 (48.89%) Spring
3 19 (42.22%) Spring Cloud
4 13 (28.89%) .NET
4 13 (28.89%) J2EE
5 12 (26.67%) AngularJS
6 10 (22.22%) Hibernate
6 10 (22.22%) JPA
6 10 (22.22%) Servlets
7 9 (20.00%) REST
8 5 (11.11%) CSS
8 5 (11.11%) HTML
9 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
9 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) NHS
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.44%) SUSE
3 2 (4.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.22%) CentOS
4 1 (2.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (82.22%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (44.44%) BDD
3 20 (44.44%) TDD
4 19 (42.22%) Kanban
4 19 (42.22%) Scrum
5 15 (33.33%) DevOps
6 12 (26.67%) Configuration Management
7 10 (22.22%) Microservices
8 9 (20.00%) BPMN
8 9 (20.00%) Migration
9 5 (11.11%) MVC
10 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (6.67%) Technical Debt
11 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.67%) Web Design
12 2 (4.44%) Biometrics
12 2 (4.44%) Information Security
12 2 (4.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) Java
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.89%) Python
5 3 (6.67%) C#
5 3 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
2 16 (35.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (40.00%) Postfix
2 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (22.22%) Xen
3 8 (17.78%) Docker
4 2 (4.44%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Puppet
2 6 (13.33%) Terraform
3 4 (8.89%) Ansible
4 2 (4.44%) Kibana
5 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.22%) Mesos
5 1 (2.22%) rkt
5 1 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Google
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 10 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (4.44%) Proofpoint