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 28 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 45 61
Rank change year-on-year -6 +16  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.75% 2.11% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 2.67% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
Median daily rate £350 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.31% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £470
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 £29.97 £42.50
% change year-on-year +58.47% -29.47%  

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 459 374 484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.44% 79.07% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 267 373
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 18
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.70 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 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
Cardiff -9 2 £338 -28.94% 1
Newport - 2 £550 -
Open Source
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (53.85%) DevOps
4 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
4 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
5 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (38.46%) MongoDB
5 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 4 (30.77%) Python
6 4 (30.77%) Apache
6 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (30.77%) High Availability
6 4 (30.77%) Ansible
6 4 (30.77%) Terraform
6 4 (30.77%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (30.77%) Microservices
7 3 (23.08%) Travis CI
7 3 (23.08%) Marathon
7 3 (23.08%) Mongrel
7 3 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (23.08%) Rundeck
7 3 (23.08%) REST
7 3 (23.08%) Mesos
7 3 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
7 3 (23.08%) Google App Engine

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 (30.77%) Apache
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 3 (23.08%) Jetty
2 3 (23.08%) Mongrel
2 3 (23.08%) nginx
2 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
3 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
4 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
2 3 (23.08%) Google App Engine
2 3 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.69%) Route 53
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) DSL
1 3 (23.08%) FTP
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
1 3 (23.08%) IPsec
1 3 (23.08%) SSL
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
2 5 (38.46%) MongoDB
3 3 (23.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (15.38%) Big Data
4 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
4 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (7.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (7.69%) HBase
5 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (23.08%) Travis CI
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
5 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
5 1 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Java Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Java Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 3 (23.08%) REST
2 3 (23.08%) RESTful
2 3 (23.08%) Servlets
3 2 (15.38%) Kafka
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.69%) Java EE
4 1 (7.69%) JSON
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) PySpark
4 1 (7.69%) Spring
4 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) DevOps
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) High Availability
4 4 (30.77%) Microservices
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) BDD
5 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (23.08%) Kanban
6 2 (15.38%) Business Process Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Data Management
6 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) ETL
6 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (15.38%) SOA
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) R
4 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (23.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
1 4 (30.77%) Terraform
2 3 (23.08%) Marathon
2 3 (23.08%) Mesos
2 3 (23.08%) Puppet
2 3 (23.08%) Rundeck
3 1 (7.69%) Fluentd
3 1 (7.69%) Grafana
3 1 (7.69%) Kibana
3 1 (7.69%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Google
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle