Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 108 149
Rank change year-on-year 0 +41 -21
Contract jobs citing Open Source 152 195 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.85% 2.00% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.42% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 125 44
Midlands median daily rate £475 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +16.88%
10th Percentile £346 £331 £219
90th Percentile £575 £611 £643
England median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 - £32.10
10th Percentile £12.93 - £29.52
90th Percentile £50.00 - £33.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% -1.12% +4.71%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6824 8073 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.99% 82.62% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4344 4930 3923
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 213 260
Midlands median hourly rate £20.89 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.90% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.67
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the Midlands

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in the Midlands

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in the Midlands

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in the Midlands

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Open Source in the Midlands

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +3 110 £475 -2.56% 11
East Midlands -15 42 £450 +9.09% 10
Open Source
England

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 Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 105 (69.08%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (44.74%) Java
3 62 (40.79%) Linux
4 55 (36.18%) Amazon AWS
5 53 (34.87%) DevOps
6 52 (34.21%) Jenkins
6 52 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (33.55%) Git (software)
8 49 (32.24%) Configuration Management
9 48 (31.58%) Python
10 46 (30.26%) Scrum
11 44 (28.95%) Puppet
12 43 (28.29%) Test Automation
13 38 (25.00%) MongoDB
14 37 (24.34%) Ruby
15 34 (22.37%) TDD
16 32 (21.05%) JSON
16 32 (21.05%) MySQL
16 32 (21.05%) Scala
17 31 (20.39%) HTML
17 31 (20.39%) CSS
18 30 (19.74%) Subversion
18 30 (19.74%) Docker
19 29 (19.08%) Spring
20 28 (18.42%) Windows
21 27 (17.76%) REST
22 26 (17.11%) HTML5
22 26 (17.11%) Kanban
22 26 (17.11%) HTTP
23 24 (15.79%) SSL

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 19 (12.50%) Apache
2 18 (11.84%) Confluence
3 13 (8.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (7.24%) nginx
4 11 (7.24%) Tomcat
5 10 (6.58%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (5.26%) JBoss
7 6 (3.95%) WebLogic
8 5 (3.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (2.63%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.97%) CMS
10 3 (1.97%) Drupal
10 3 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.97%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.32%) Alfresco
11 2 (1.32%) Liferay
12 1 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.66%) Kentico
12 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.66%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 55 (36.18%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (7.24%) GitHub
4 9 (5.92%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.92%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (4.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (4.61%) Heroku
6 6 (3.95%) G Suite
6 6 (3.95%) PaaS
6 6 (3.95%) SaaS
7 5 (3.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (3.29%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (3.29%) Amazon S3
7 5 (3.29%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (3.29%) IaaS
7 5 (3.29%) Route 53
7 5 (3.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.97%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.97%) Office 365
8 3 (1.97%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.11%) HTTP
2 24 (15.79%) SSL
3 23 (15.13%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.89%) Firewall
5 10 (6.58%) DNS
6 7 (4.61%) Internet
7 6 (3.95%) Network Security
7 6 (3.95%) VPN
8 5 (3.29%) LAN
8 5 (3.29%) WAN
9 4 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.63%) FTP
9 4 (2.63%) GSM
9 4 (2.63%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.63%) LDAP
9 4 (2.63%) MPLS
9 4 (2.63%) PBX
9 4 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (2.63%) VoIP
9 4 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 32 (21.05%) MySQL
3 22 (14.47%) NoSQL
3 22 (14.47%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (7.24%) Oracle Database
5 8 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.29%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.63%) Power BI
8 4 (2.63%) QlikView
8 4 (2.63%) Spotfire
9 3 (1.97%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.32%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 52 (34.21%) Jenkins
2 51 (33.55%) Git (software)
3 30 (19.74%) Subversion
4 22 (14.47%) Selenium
5 20 (13.16%) JUnit
6 19 (12.50%) JIRA
6 19 (12.50%) Maven
7 13 (8.55%) Cucumber
7 13 (8.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (7.89%) IntelliJ
8 12 (7.89%) WebDriver
9 7 (4.61%) Mockito
10 6 (3.95%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.95%) Grunt
10 6 (3.95%) jMock
10 6 (3.95%) TeamCity
11 5 (3.29%) DbUnit
11 5 (3.29%) FitNesse
11 5 (3.29%) GitLab
11 5 (3.29%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (7.89%) Finance
2 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.63%) Retail
4 3 (1.97%) Banking
4 3 (1.97%) Billing
4 3 (1.97%) Publishing
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (31.58%) Developer
2 23 (15.13%) Architect
2 23 (15.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (8.55%) Java Developer
3 13 (8.55%) Scala Developer
4 10 (6.58%) WebOps Engineer
5 8 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 7 (4.61%) Designer
6 7 (4.61%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 6 (3.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (3.95%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (3.95%) Test Leader
8 5 (3.29%) Analyst
8 5 (3.29%) Digital Architect
8 5 (3.29%) Java Architect
8 5 (3.29%) Java Scala Developer
9 4 (2.63%) Agile Developer
9 4 (2.63%) Infrastructure Designer
9 4 (2.63%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.63%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.05%) JSON
2 31 (20.39%) CSS
2 31 (20.39%) HTML
3 29 (19.08%) Spring
4 27 (17.76%) REST
5 26 (17.11%) HTML5
6 23 (15.13%) Play Framework
7 22 (14.47%) Web Services
8 19 (12.50%) CSS3
9 16 (10.53%) SOAP
9 16 (10.53%) XML
10 15 (9.87%) Node.js
11 14 (9.21%) RESTful
12 12 (7.89%) Ajax
12 12 (7.89%) jQuery
12 12 (7.89%) Middleware
13 11 (7.24%) AngularJS
13 11 (7.24%) Spring Boot
14 10 (6.58%) Django
14 10 (6.58%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.61%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.29%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.63%) PKI
6 4 (2.63%) User Experience
7 3 (1.97%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.97%) iPad
7 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.32%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.32%) SCADA
9 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.66%) iPhone
9 1 (0.66%) RIA
9 1 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 62 (40.79%) Linux
2 28 (18.42%) Windows
3 19 (12.50%) Unix
4 13 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.61%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.97%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.66%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (69.08%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (34.87%) DevOps
3 52 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (32.24%) Configuration Management
5 46 (30.26%) Scrum
6 43 (28.29%) Test Automation
7 34 (22.37%) TDD
8 26 (17.11%) Kanban
9 23 (15.13%) Microservices
10 22 (14.47%) SDLC
11 20 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (12.50%) SOA
13 15 (9.87%) BDD
14 14 (9.21%) Server Virtualisation
15 13 (8.55%) Web Operations
16 12 (7.89%) User Stories
17 11 (7.24%) OO
18 10 (6.58%) Task Automation
19 9 (5.92%) Load Balancing
19 9 (5.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (44.74%) Java
2 48 (31.58%) Python
3 37 (24.34%) Ruby
4 32 (21.05%) Scala
5 24 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.79%) SQL
6 21 (13.82%) PHP
7 18 (11.84%) Perl
8 13 (8.55%) C#
9 6 (3.95%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.63%) Groovy
10 4 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.97%) GraphQL
11 3 (1.97%) Haskell
11 3 (1.97%) R
12 2 (1.32%) Clojure
12 2 (1.32%) Go
13 1 (0.66%) Jython
13 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.89%) Degree
3 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.97%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.97%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.97%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.32%) CCIE
6 2 (1.32%) CCIE Security
6 2 (1.32%) CCNA
6 2 (1.32%) CCNP
6 2 (1.32%) CEH
6 2 (1.32%) CISM
6 2 (1.32%) CISSP
6 2 (1.32%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.32%) GCIA
6 2 (1.32%) GIAC
6 2 (1.32%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) QA
2 6 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.97%) COBIT
4 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (19.74%) Docker
2 7 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.63%) iptables
3 4 (2.63%) Postfix
3 4 (2.63%) Samba
3 4 (2.63%) Squid
4 3 (1.97%) vSphere
5 2 (1.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 44 (28.95%) Puppet
2 20 (13.16%) Ansible
3 19 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (8.55%) Salt
5 11 (7.24%) Terraform
6 10 (6.58%) ZABBIX
7 9 (5.92%) Kibana
8 6 (3.95%) collectd
8 6 (3.95%) Kubernetes
8 6 (3.95%) logstash
8 6 (3.95%) StatsD
9 4 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (2.63%) Nessus
9 4 (2.63%) Nmap
10 3 (1.97%) Grafana
10 3 (1.97%) Mesos
11 2 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.66%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 18 (11.84%) Oracle
1 18 (11.84%) Red Hat
2 17 (11.18%) Google
3 13 (8.55%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.58%) Cisco
4 10 (6.58%) Rackspace
5 7 (4.61%) VMware
6 6 (3.95%) webMethods
7 5 (3.29%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.63%) NEC
8 4 (2.63%) Tableau
9 3 (1.97%) Apigee
9 3 (1.97%) IBM
9 3 (1.97%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.32%) Adobe
10 2 (1.32%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.32%) HP
10 2 (1.32%) Lancope
10 2 (1.32%) SAP