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 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
England / Midlands
Rank 20 30 24
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.61% 0.48% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 0.61% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £500 £500
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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 98 163 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 85.22% 78.37% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 80 50
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
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 the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

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 Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (55.56%) Scala
3 5 (55.56%) Django
3 5 (55.56%) HTML5
3 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
3 5 (55.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (55.56%) NoSQL
3 5 (55.56%) REST
3 5 (55.56%) CSS3
3 5 (55.56%) Play Framework
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) MySQL
3 5 (55.56%) CSS
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 5 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (55.56%) Ruby
3 5 (55.56%) Ajax
3 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
3 5 (55.56%) JSON
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) Mentoring

Open Source
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (55.56%) MongoDB
1 5 (55.56%) MySQL
1 5 (55.56%) NoSQL
1 5 (55.56%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Architect
2 5 (55.56%) C# Architect
2 5 (55.56%) Technical Architect
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Architect
3 4 (44.44%) .NET Technical Architect
3 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 4 (44.44%) Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Lead Architect
4 3 (33.33%) Lead C# Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Ajax
2 5 (55.56%) CSS
2 5 (55.56%) CSS3
2 5 (55.56%) Django
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) HTML5
2 5 (55.56%) JSON
2 5 (55.56%) Play Framework
2 5 (55.56%) REST
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blog
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Data Governance
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
5 1 (11.11%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby
2 5 (55.56%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft