The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 27 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.

Open Source
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 69 40
Rank change year-on-year +22 -29  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 9 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.61% 0.17% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 0.20% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Median daily rate £463 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +85.00% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £250 £344
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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 467 497 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.69% 86.28% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 343 239
Median daily rate £388 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 17
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.75 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +57.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £13.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in South Wales

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
Cardiff +25 5 £438 +75.00% 1
Newport - 4 £488 -
Open Source
Wales

Open Source
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (76.67%) Java
3 19 (63.33%) Jenkins
4 17 (56.67%) DevOps
5 16 (53.33%) Web Services
6 14 (46.67%) TDD
6 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
7 13 (43.33%) BDD
7 13 (43.33%) RESTful
8 12 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (40.00%) REST
8 12 (40.00%) Scrum
9 11 (36.67%) Python
9 11 (36.67%) Kanban
9 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
9 11 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (33.33%) MongoDB
10 10 (33.33%) Ansible
11 9 (30.00%) NoSQL
11 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
11 9 (30.00%) Linux
12 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
12 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
13 7 (23.33%) Scala
13 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
13 7 (23.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (23.33%) High Availability
14 6 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
14 6 (20.00%) SQL
14 6 (20.00%) PostgreSQL

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 4 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (10.00%) Apache
2 3 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) Jetty
2 3 (10.00%) Liferay
2 3 (10.00%) Mongrel
2 3 (10.00%) nginx
2 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (10.00%) Google App Engine
2 3 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.33%) Route 53
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) DHCP
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
1 3 (10.00%) DSL
1 3 (10.00%) FTP
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
1 3 (10.00%) IPsec
1 3 (10.00%) SSL
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 9 (30.00%) NoSQL
3 7 (23.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.67%) Big Data
5 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.33%) HBase
6 1 (3.33%) Neo4j
6 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Jenkins
2 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.00%) JUnit
3 3 (10.00%) Maven
3 3 (10.00%) Travis CI
4 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Cloud Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (10.00%) AWS Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Java Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Scala Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) Web Services
2 13 (43.33%) RESTful
3 12 (40.00%) REST
4 5 (16.67%) Spring
5 4 (13.33%) CSS
5 4 (13.33%) HTML
6 3 (10.00%) .NET
6 3 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (10.00%) J2EE
6 3 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (10.00%) Servlets
7 2 (6.67%) Node.js
7 2 (6.67%) Spring MVC
7 2 (6.67%) Swagger
8 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
8 1 (3.33%) HTML5
8 1 (3.33%) jQuery
8 1 (3.33%) Kafka
8 1 (3.33%) React
8 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (56.67%) DevOps
3 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
3 14 (46.67%) TDD
4 13 (43.33%) BDD
5 12 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (40.00%) Scrum
6 11 (36.67%) Kanban
7 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 7 (23.33%) High Availability
9 6 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (20.00%) Microservices
10 5 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
11 4 (13.33%) Dependency Management
11 4 (13.33%) SOA
12 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
12 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (10.00%) Data Analysis
12 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) Python
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (23.33%) Scala
5 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.67%) Ruby
8 1 (3.33%) Go
8 1 (3.33%) Perl
8 1 (3.33%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.00%) Xen
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
2 1 (3.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) Ansible
2 5 (16.67%) Puppet
3 4 (13.33%) Terraform
4 3 (10.00%) Marathon
4 3 (10.00%) Mesos
4 3 (10.00%) Rundeck
5 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (3.33%) Fluentd
6 1 (3.33%) Grafana
6 1 (3.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Google
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.00%) SAP
1 3 (10.00%) Splunk
1 3 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
2 1 (3.33%) Hortonworks
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle