The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 25 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 31 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 11 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.29% 1.66% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.75% 2.16% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Median daily rate £416 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £349 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £375 £545
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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 163 185 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.37% 76.76% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 95 152
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £305
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 15 26 29
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -0.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £21.83 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.45 £55.00
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 Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Somerset

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in Somerset

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 10 £410 -
Open Source
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 17 (94.44%) Java
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 12 (66.67%) Hadoop
4 11 (61.11%) .NET
5 10 (55.56%) SQL
5 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 10 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (50.00%) TDD
6 9 (50.00%) Scrum
7 8 (44.44%) Linux
7 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (38.89%) Cloudera
9 6 (33.33%) Big Data
9 6 (33.33%) Oozie
9 6 (33.33%) Apache Spark
9 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (33.33%) Apache Hive
9 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
10 5 (27.78%) Ruby
10 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
10 5 (27.78%) Web Services
10 5 (27.78%) XML
10 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
10 5 (27.78%) BDD
10 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
10 5 (27.78%) Gherkin

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 6 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 4 (22.22%) Apache Pig
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) Jetty
3 1 (5.56%) Mongrel
3 1 (5.56%) nginx
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.56%) Google App Engine
3 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) FTP
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) IPsec
1 1 (5.56%) SSL
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 6 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 6 (33.33%) Big Data
3 4 (22.22%) Apache Accumulo
3 4 (22.22%) HBase
4 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (11.11%) QGIS
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 5 (27.78%) HP UFT
2 5 (27.78%) Sahi
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) SpecFlow
2 5 (27.78%) WATIR
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) Vagrant
4 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.56%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Hadoop Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Java Hadoop Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Developer in Test
5 2 (11.11%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Hadoop Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Framework
2 5 (27.78%) Gherkin
2 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 5 (27.78%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (11.11%) Apache Camel
3 2 (11.11%) PostGIS
4 1 (5.56%) J2EE
4 1 (5.56%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 10 (55.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (50.00%) Scrum
4 9 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 5 (27.78%) BDD
7 5 (27.78%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
8 4 (22.22%) Analytics
8 4 (22.22%) Data Analytics
8 4 (22.22%) Machine Learning
9 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 2 (11.11%) DevOps
9 2 (11.11%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
10 1 (5.56%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Oozie
2 5 (27.78%) Ansible
3 2 (11.11%) Puppet
4 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cloudera
2 1 (5.56%) Google
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) VMware