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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
South West / Somerset
Rank 30 33 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 7 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.30% 1.51% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 1.87% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
Median daily rate £266 £375 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.20% -31.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £355 £493
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +10.41% +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 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 166 214 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.30% 80.75% 76.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 109 176
Median daily rate £365 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £710
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 16
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Somerset over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Somerset

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -3 5 £241 -33.65%
Open Source
South West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

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

1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Ruby
3 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) QA
3 5 (71.43%) WATIR
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
3 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
3 5 (71.43%) Sahi
3 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
3 5 (71.43%) BDD
3 5 (71.43%) TDD
3 5 (71.43%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) HP UFT
3 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 5 (71.43%) XML
3 5 (71.43%) SpecFlow
3 5 (71.43%) Gherkin
3 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
4 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (28.57%) QGIS
5 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Big Data

Open Source
Top Related 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 2 (28.57%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Hive
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 2 (28.57%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
1 5 (71.43%) HP UFT
1 5 (71.43%) Sahi
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
1 5 (71.43%) SpecFlow
1 5 (71.43%) WATIR
2 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer in Test
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Hadoop Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Hadoop Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
1 5 (71.43%) Gherkin
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
1 5 (71.43%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (28.57%) Apache Camel
2 2 (28.57%) PostGIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) BDD
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) Ruby
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cloudera