Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 63 78
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15 -3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 38 39 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.38% 2.56% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 3.15% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 12
Birmingham median daily rate £460 £496 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.29% +24.04% -11.11%
10th Percentile £234 £425 £219
90th Percentile £573 £593 £695
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 - £32.10

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 1294 1239 1037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.13% 81.46% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 801 647
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £230
90th Percentile £525 £550 £503
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -

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 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
4 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 19 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (44.74%) Java
6 16 (42.11%) Python
7 14 (36.84%) Linux
7 14 (36.84%) Web Services
8 13 (34.21%) MySQL
8 13 (34.21%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (34.21%) Spring
8 13 (34.21%) DevOps
9 12 (31.58%) Salt
9 12 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
9 12 (31.58%) Puppet
9 12 (31.58%) MongoDB
9 12 (31.58%) Scrum
9 12 (31.58%) PHP
9 12 (31.58%) Web Operations
10 11 (28.95%) Configuration Management
10 11 (28.95%) SSL
10 11 (28.95%) Ruby
10 11 (28.95%) Docker
11 10 (26.32%) Ansible
11 10 (26.32%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (26.32%) HTTP
11 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
11 10 (26.32%) SQL

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 10 (26.32%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (10.53%) nginx
3 2 (5.26%) JBoss
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.63%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 19 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (21.05%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (18.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (13.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (13.16%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (13.16%) Amazon S3
4 5 (13.16%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (13.16%) Route 53
4 5 (13.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (10.53%) GitHub
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (10.53%) PaaS
6 2 (5.26%) Heroku
6 2 (5.26%) IaaS
6 2 (5.26%) Office 365
6 2 (5.26%) OpenShift
6 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) SSL
2 10 (26.32%) HTTP
2 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) DWDM
4 1 (2.63%) FTP
4 1 (2.63%) GSM
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) MPLS
4 1 (2.63%) PBX
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) MySQL
1 13 (34.21%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (31.58%) MongoDB
3 6 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (13.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 4 (10.53%) Power BI
5 4 (10.53%) QlikView
5 4 (10.53%) Spotfire
6 2 (5.26%) MariaDB
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.63%) Big Data
7 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.63%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.63%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
2 19 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (23.68%) Subversion
4 6 (15.79%) JUnit
4 6 (15.79%) Maven
4 6 (15.79%) Mockito
5 5 (13.16%) DbUnit
5 5 (13.16%) jMock
5 5 (13.16%) SonarQube
6 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.26%) GitLab
6 2 (5.26%) JHipster
6 2 (5.26%) Liquibase
7 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.63%) Metasploit
7 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (2.63%) WebStorm
General
1 2 (5.26%) Billing
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) WebOps Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Architect
4 6 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Data Scientist
5 3 (7.89%) Python Developer
5 3 (7.89%) R Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Web Services
2 13 (34.21%) Spring
3 9 (23.68%) Spring Boot
4 8 (21.05%) Sensu
5 7 (18.42%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (18.42%) REST
5 7 (18.42%) SOAP
6 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
7 5 (13.16%) Apache Camel
7 5 (13.16%) D3.js
7 5 (13.16%) HTML
7 5 (13.16%) HTML5
7 5 (13.16%) jQuery
7 5 (13.16%) JSON
7 5 (13.16%) Node.js
7 5 (13.16%) PowerMock
7 5 (13.16%) RESTful
7 5 (13.16%) XML
8 4 (10.53%) CSS
8 4 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.26%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) CentOS
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (34.21%) DevOps
4 12 (31.58%) Scrum
4 12 (31.58%) Web Operations
5 11 (28.95%) Configuration Management
6 9 (23.68%) Kanban
6 9 (23.68%) TDD
6 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
7 7 (18.42%) BDD
8 5 (13.16%) Analytics
8 5 (13.16%) Information Security
8 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
8 5 (13.16%) OO
8 5 (13.16%) Open Source Development
8 5 (13.16%) Process Architecture
8 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.53%) Microservices
9 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
2 16 (42.11%) Python
3 12 (31.58%) PHP
4 11 (28.95%) Ruby
5 10 (26.32%) SQL
6 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
7 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
8 4 (10.53%) C#
8 4 (10.53%) Scala
9 3 (7.89%) GraphQL
9 3 (7.89%) R
10 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.63%) Groovy
11 1 (2.63%) Jython
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.26%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Docker
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) iptables
4 1 (2.63%) Postfix
4 1 (2.63%) Samba
4 1 (2.63%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (31.58%) Puppet
1 12 (31.58%) Salt
2 10 (26.32%) Ansible
3 8 (21.05%) Terraform
4 6 (15.79%) collectd
4 6 (15.79%) Kibana
4 6 (15.79%) logstash
4 6 (15.79%) StatsD
5 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (2.63%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (2.63%) Nessus
6 1 (2.63%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Rackspace
2 5 (13.16%) SaltStack
2 5 (13.16%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Tableau
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.26%) Apigee
5 2 (5.26%) EMC
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) MuleSoft
5 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.26%) Zend
6 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) Dell
6 1 (2.63%) F5
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Splunk
6 1 (2.63%) Talend
6 1 (2.63%) TIBCO