Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 53 76
Rank change year-on-year -26 +23 +12
Contract jobs citing Open Source 25 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.71% 2.64% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 3.18% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 15
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +1.01% +108.42%
10th Percentile £345 £408 £313
90th Percentile £563 £575 £603
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £494 £480
% change year-on-year -6.40% +2.94% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 - -

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 1,190 1,099 1,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.34% 82.88% 83.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 768 858
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £240
90th Percentile £563 £525 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 18 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -11.16% -32.63%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £27.00 £36.80 £38.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -23.75% +17.65% -24.44%

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 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
3 13 (52.00%) Java
4 12 (48.00%) Web Services
4 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (40.00%) TDD
6 10 (40.00%) Scrum
6 10 (40.00%) BDD
7 9 (36.00%) SOAP
8 8 (32.00%) RESTful
9 7 (28.00%) Kanban
9 7 (28.00%) Maven
9 7 (28.00%) Ruby
9 7 (28.00%) Linux
9 7 (28.00%) DevOps
10 6 (24.00%) SonarQube
10 6 (24.00%) Spring Boot
10 6 (24.00%) PowerMock
10 6 (24.00%) Apache Camel
10 6 (24.00%) Docker
10 6 (24.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 6 (24.00%) OO
10 6 (24.00%) Python
10 6 (24.00%) Unix
10 6 (24.00%) JUnit
10 6 (24.00%) 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 1 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Confluence
1 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (24.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SMS
1 2 (8.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) GSM
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.00%) MPLS
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) PABX
2 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (52.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (28.00%) Maven
4 6 (24.00%) DbUnit
4 6 (24.00%) jMock
4 6 (24.00%) JUnit
4 6 (24.00%) Mockito
4 6 (24.00%) SonarQube
5 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (16.00%) JIRA
5 4 (16.00%) Selenium
6 3 (12.00%) HP UFT
6 3 (12.00%) PHPUnit
6 3 (12.00%) Sahi
6 3 (12.00%) WATIR
7 2 (8.00%) Protractor
7 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
8 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (24.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) J2EE Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 4 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (12.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Backend Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) PHP Developer
5 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) Web Services
2 9 (36.00%) SOAP
3 8 (32.00%) RESTful
4 6 (24.00%) Apache Camel
4 6 (24.00%) J2EE
4 6 (24.00%) PowerMock
4 6 (24.00%) Spring
4 6 (24.00%) Spring Boot
5 4 (16.00%) .NET
5 4 (16.00%) XML
6 3 (12.00%) Behat
6 3 (12.00%) CSS
6 3 (12.00%) Doctrine
6 3 (12.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.00%) JMS
6 3 (12.00%) Node.js
6 3 (12.00%) Play Framework
6 3 (12.00%) REST
7 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.00%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) NHS
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Unix
3 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) CentOS
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (40.00%) BDD
3 10 (40.00%) Scrum
3 10 (40.00%) TDD
4 7 (28.00%) DevOps
4 7 (28.00%) Kanban
5 6 (24.00%) OO
5 6 (24.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) API Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Case Management
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (12.00%) Line Management
8 3 (12.00%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) Ruby
3 6 (24.00%) Python
3 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) PHP
5 3 (12.00%) Scala
6 2 (8.00%) C#
7 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (4.00%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (16.00%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Docker
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (24.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) iptables
2 1 (4.00%) Postfix
2 1 (4.00%) Samba
2 1 (4.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Ansible
2 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (12.00%) Terraform
3 1 (4.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.00%) Nessus
3 1 (4.00%) Nmap
3 1 (4.00%) Packer
3 1 (4.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 3 (12.00%) Zend
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) NEC
3 1 (4.00%) Rackspace
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Xamarin