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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 65 63
Rank change year-on-year +33 -2  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 20 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.25% 0.86% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 1.03% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 2
Median daily rate £550 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -1.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £31.22 £42.50
% change year-on-year +52.13% -26.53%  

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 503 677 577
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.66% 83.07% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 475 382
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (70.59%) Java
3 23 (67.65%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (58.82%) Linux
5 19 (55.88%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (55.88%) DevOps
6 15 (44.12%) Git (software)
6 15 (44.12%) Python
6 15 (44.12%) SOAP
6 15 (44.12%) Spring
6 15 (44.12%) Ruby
7 14 (41.18%) Jenkins
8 13 (38.24%) Docker
8 13 (38.24%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (35.29%) Spring Boot
10 11 (32.35%) Microservices
10 11 (32.35%) Web Services
10 11 (32.35%) PHP
10 11 (32.35%) REST
11 10 (29.41%) Ansible
11 10 (29.41%) IaaS
11 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (29.41%) Puppet
11 10 (29.41%) SSL
11 10 (29.41%) Configuration Management
11 10 (29.41%) Kubernetes
12 9 (26.47%) GitLab
12 9 (26.47%) API Development
12 9 (26.47%) API Design
12 9 (26.47%) API Integration

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 9 (26.47%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (5.88%) JBoss
3 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 19 (55.88%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (29.41%) IaaS
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (26.47%) GitHub
3 9 (26.47%) Heroku
3 9 (26.47%) OpenShift
3 9 (26.47%) PaaS
3 9 (26.47%) SaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.94%) Route 53
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) SSL
2 9 (26.47%) HTTP
2 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) MongoDB
1 9 (26.47%) MySQL
1 9 (26.47%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (14.71%) EDRMS
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Git (software)
2 14 (41.18%) Jenkins
3 9 (26.47%) Bitbucket
3 9 (26.47%) GitLab
3 9 (26.47%) Subversion
4 5 (14.71%) jMock
4 5 (14.71%) JUnit
4 5 (14.71%) Mockito
4 5 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (11.76%) DbUnit
5 4 (11.76%) Maven
5 4 (11.76%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (26.47%) Billing
2 6 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Architect
1 9 (26.47%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Senior DevOps
3 5 (14.71%) Applications Support
3 5 (14.71%) Head of Application Development
3 5 (14.71%) Head of Applications
3 5 (14.71%) Head of Development
4 4 (11.76%) DevOps Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Head of Support
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 3 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Java Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Digital Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Digital Transformation
6 2 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) SOAP
1 15 (44.12%) Spring
2 12 (35.29%) Spring Boot
3 11 (32.35%) REST
3 11 (32.35%) Web Services
4 5 (14.71%) .NET
4 5 (14.71%) RESTful
5 4 (11.76%) PowerMock
6 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.88%) HTML
6 2 (5.88%) Node.js
6 2 (5.88%) React
7 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (2.94%) J2EE
7 1 (2.94%) Sensu
7 1 (2.94%) spray
7 1 (2.94%) XML
7 1 (2.94%) XSD
7 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) User Experience
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (55.88%) DevOps
4 13 (38.24%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (32.35%) Microservices
6 10 (29.41%) Configuration Management
7 9 (26.47%) API Design
7 9 (26.47%) API Development
7 9 (26.47%) API Integration
7 9 (26.47%) Web Operations
8 7 (20.59%) Data Modelling
8 7 (20.59%) Scrum
8 7 (20.59%) SDLC
9 6 (17.65%) Case Management
9 6 (17.65%) Change Management
9 6 (17.65%) Data Management
9 6 (17.65%) TDD
10 5 (14.71%) CRM
10 5 (14.71%) IT Strategy
10 5 (14.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (70.59%) Java
2 15 (44.12%) Python
2 15 (44.12%) Ruby
3 11 (32.35%) PHP
4 7 (20.59%) Scala
5 3 (8.82%) C
6 2 (5.88%) SQL
7 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (38.24%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) Ansible
1 10 (29.41%) Kubernetes
1 10 (29.41%) Puppet
2 9 (26.47%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (26.47%) Salt
3 1 (2.94%) collectd
3 1 (2.94%) Kibana
3 1 (2.94%) logstash
3 1 (2.94%) StatsD
3 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Apigee
1 9 (26.47%) MuleSoft
1 9 (26.47%) Red Hat
1 9 (26.47%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (23.53%) Rackspace
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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