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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 43 56 56
Rank change year-on-year +13 0  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 14 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.20% 0.31% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 0.38% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Median daily rate £484 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +10.71% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £39.90
% change year-on-year +33.33% -24.81%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 514 526 568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.94% 81.55% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 329 359
Median daily rate £421 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (70.00%) Ruby
2 21 (70.00%) Python
3 19 (63.33%) Git (software)
4 18 (60.00%) DevOps
5 17 (56.67%) Jenkins
5 17 (56.67%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (56.67%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (56.67%) Puppet
6 16 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (53.33%) Ansible
6 16 (53.33%) Linux
6 16 (53.33%) Subversion
7 15 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (50.00%) Web Services
7 15 (50.00%) PHP
7 15 (50.00%) MySQL
7 15 (50.00%) HTTP
7 15 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 15 (50.00%) SSL
7 15 (50.00%) Configuration Management
7 15 (50.00%) Salt
7 15 (50.00%) MongoDB
8 14 (46.67%) Rackspace
8 14 (46.67%) Web Operations
9 8 (26.67%) User Experience
9 8 (26.67%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
10 7 (23.33%) Java
10 7 (23.33%) SDLC

Open Source
Top Related 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 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (10.00%) nginx
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.00%) GitHub
2 3 (10.00%) Route 53
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (50.00%) HTTP
1 15 (50.00%) SSL
1 15 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 15 (50.00%) MySQL
1 15 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (16.67%) EDRMS
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Git (software)
2 17 (56.67%) Jenkins
3 16 (53.33%) Subversion
4 6 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (10.00%) gulp
5 3 (10.00%) JHipster
5 3 (10.00%) Protractor
6 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (3.33%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Senior DevOps
2 6 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Head of Application Development
3 5 (16.67%) Head of Applications
3 5 (16.67%) Head of Development
4 4 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (13.33%) Head of Support
5 3 (10.00%) Angular Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (10.00%) WebOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (20.00%) .NET
3 5 (16.67%) XML
4 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 4 (13.33%) CSS
4 4 (13.33%) CSS3
4 4 (13.33%) HTML
4 4 (13.33%) HTML5
4 4 (13.33%) JSON
4 4 (13.33%) REST
5 3 (10.00%) Angular 2
5 3 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (10.00%) jQuery
5 3 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (10.00%) Node.js
5 3 (10.00%) Sensu
5 3 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.33%) Java EE
6 1 (3.33%) JPA
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) User Experience
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (60.00%) DevOps
3 17 (56.67%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 14 (46.67%) Web Operations
6 7 (23.33%) Data Modelling
6 7 (23.33%) SDLC
7 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (20.00%) Change Management
7 6 (20.00%) Data Management
7 6 (20.00%) Scrum
8 5 (16.67%) Case Management
8 5 (16.67%) CRM
8 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (16.67%) IT Strategy
8 5 (16.67%) Workflow
9 4 (13.33%) Front End Development
9 4 (13.33%) Kanban
9 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
9 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) Python
1 21 (70.00%) Ruby
2 15 (50.00%) PHP
3 7 (23.33%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) Scala
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.00%) C
7 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (56.67%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (56.67%) Puppet
2 16 (53.33%) Ansible
3 15 (50.00%) Salt
4 3 (10.00%) collectd
4 3 (10.00%) Kibana
4 3 (10.00%) logstash
4 3 (10.00%) StatsD
4 3 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Rackspace
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) SaltStack
4 1 (3.33%) CA
4 1 (3.33%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle