Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 63 62
Rank change year-on-year -16 -1 +16
Contract jobs citing Open Source 18 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.28% 2.27% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 2.73% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 22
Birmingham median daily rate £439 £460 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% -7.29% -9.79%
10th Percentile £303 £234 £428
90th Percentile £493 £575 £598
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £495
% change year-on-year -5.26% -4.04% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.26% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.41 -
% change year-on-year +127.20% - -

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 1,177 1,353 1,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.42% 82.90% 83.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 995 770
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £224 £229 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.45% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.77 £9.69 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.25 £51.20 £32.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

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 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) Web Services
2 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
3 9 (50.00%) BDD
3 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
4 8 (44.44%) SOAP
5 7 (38.89%) RESTful
6 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (33.33%) Maven
7 5 (27.78%) Spring
7 5 (27.78%) Retail
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (27.78%) NHS
7 5 (27.78%) JUnit
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) J2EE
7 5 (27.78%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (27.78%) DbUnit
7 5 (27.78%) vSphere
7 5 (27.78%) Mockito
7 5 (27.78%) Kanban
7 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (27.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 9 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (33.33%) Maven
4 5 (27.78%) DbUnit
4 5 (27.78%) jMock
4 5 (27.78%) JUnit
4 5 (27.78%) Mockito
4 5 (27.78%) SonarQube
5 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (22.22%) Selenium
6 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 3 (16.67%) PHPUnit
6 3 (16.67%) Sahi
6 3 (16.67%) WATIR
7 2 (11.11%) Protractor
7 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 1 (5.56%) JMeter
8 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
8 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) J2EE Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Backend Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 2 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Android Developer
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Developer
6 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Backend Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) Web Services
2 8 (44.44%) SOAP
3 7 (38.89%) RESTful
4 5 (27.78%) Apache Camel
4 5 (27.78%) J2EE
4 5 (27.78%) PowerMock
4 5 (27.78%) Spring
4 5 (27.78%) Spring Boot
5 4 (22.22%) .NET
5 4 (22.22%) XML
6 3 (16.67%) Behat
6 3 (16.67%) Doctrine
6 3 (16.67%) JMS
7 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.11%) Hibernate
7 2 (11.11%) JPA
7 2 (11.11%) REST
8 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.56%) HTML5
8 1 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Android
2 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) CentOS
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (50.00%) BDD
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
5 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (27.78%) Kanban
6 5 (27.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 3 (16.67%) API Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Case Management
8 3 (16.67%) OO
8 3 (16.67%) OO PHP
9 2 (11.11%) Android Development
9 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
9 2 (11.11%) DevOps
9 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
9 2 (11.11%) Line Management
9 2 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) PHP
3 3 (16.67%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) PHP 7
5 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 4 (22.22%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (27.78%) vSphere
2 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) Zend
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Xamarin