The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 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
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 108 80
Rank change year-on-year +29 -28  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 60 35 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.21% 1.17% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.69% 1.48% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 53
Median daily rate £420 £416 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.90% -2.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £548 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £31.22 £40.00
% change year-on-year +52.13% -21.94%  

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 South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2229 2361 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.04% 78.91% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1424 1557 1643
Median daily rate £400 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 108 112
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.40% -3.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in the South West

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in the South West

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in the South West

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Devon +14 29 £425 +11.11% 2
Somerset +1 11 £416 +11.00% 3
Gloucestershire +10 5 - - 5
Wiltshire +1 4 £535 +42.66% 2
Cornwall - 4 £401 - 3
Bristol -9 2 £305 -32.22% 15
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 64 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (60.00%) Java
3 42 (42.00%) Linux
4 40 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 32 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (30.00%) HTML
7 28 (28.00%) JavaScript
7 28 (28.00%) CSS
7 28 (28.00%) Test Automation
8 26 (26.00%) Python
9 25 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 22 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (22.00%) UML
11 21 (21.00%) SQL
11 21 (21.00%) Hadoop
11 21 (21.00%) DevOps
12 19 (19.00%) SC Cleared
12 19 (19.00%) Git (software)
12 19 (19.00%) .NET
13 18 (18.00%) Scrum
13 18 (18.00%) Spring
13 18 (18.00%) Maven
13 18 (18.00%) Software Engineering
13 18 (18.00%) Docker
14 17 (17.00%) Spring Boot
14 17 (17.00%) Vagrant
14 17 (17.00%) TDD
14 17 (17.00%) JUnit
15 16 (16.00%) Unix
15 16 (16.00%) Google

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (11.00%) Apache
1 11 (11.00%) Tomcat
2 9 (9.00%) Apache Spark
3 8 (8.00%) Apache Pig
4 7 (7.00%) IIS
4 7 (7.00%) JBoss
4 7 (7.00%) Jetty
4 7 (7.00%) Mongrel
4 7 (7.00%) nginx
4 7 (7.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.00%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.00%) ArcGIS
6 2 (2.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.00%) Drupal
7 1 (1.00%) CMS
7 1 (1.00%) Confluence
7 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.00%) OpenShift
3 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.00%) Google App Engine
4 6 (6.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.00%) GitHub
6 2 (2.00%) PaaS
7 1 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.00%) HTTP
2 9 (9.00%) DNS
3 8 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.00%) SSL
5 6 (6.00%) DHCP
5 6 (6.00%) FTP
5 6 (6.00%) IPsec
6 3 (3.00%) Internet
6 3 (3.00%) LAN
6 3 (3.00%) WAN
7 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (2.00%) Firewall
7 2 (2.00%) LDAP
7 2 (2.00%) SAN
8 1 (1.00%) Diameter Protocol
8 1 (1.00%) LTE
8 1 (1.00%) PSTN
8 1 (1.00%) SSH
8 1 (1.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.00%) Hadoop
2 12 (12.00%) Big Data
3 10 (10.00%) Apache Hive
4 9 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (8.00%) MySQL
6 5 (5.00%) Apache Accumulo
6 5 (5.00%) HBase
6 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (4.00%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.00%) QGIS
8 3 (3.00%) Redis
9 2 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.00%) GIS
10 1 (1.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 40 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 19 (19.00%) Git (software)
3 18 (18.00%) Maven
4 17 (17.00%) JUnit
4 17 (17.00%) Vagrant
5 10 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (9.00%) JIRA
7 8 (8.00%) Selenium
8 7 (7.00%) Cucumber
8 7 (7.00%) Travis CI
9 5 (5.00%) HP UFT
9 5 (5.00%) Sahi
9 5 (5.00%) SpecFlow
9 5 (5.00%) WATIR
10 3 (3.00%) Ant
10 3 (3.00%) WebDriver
11 2 (2.00%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.00%) Gradle
11 2 (2.00%) Hudson
11 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (4.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Banking
2 3 (3.00%) Games
3 1 (1.00%) Back Office
3 1 (1.00%) Local Government
3 1 (1.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 63 (63.00%) Developer
2 33 (33.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (11.00%) Senior Developer
3 11 (11.00%) Software Developer
4 6 (6.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (6.00%) Angular Developer
4 6 (6.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 6 (6.00%) SQL Developer
5 5 (5.00%) Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (5.00%) Python Developer
6 4 (4.00%) Hadoop Developer
6 4 (4.00%) Java Hadoop Developer
6 4 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.00%) AWS Developer
7 3 (3.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Developer in Test
7 3 (3.00%) Principal Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.00%) HTML
2 28 (28.00%) CSS
3 19 (19.00%) .NET
4 18 (18.00%) Spring
5 17 (17.00%) Spring Boot
6 14 (14.00%) AngularJS
6 14 (14.00%) JSON
7 13 (13.00%) Web Services
8 12 (12.00%) HTML5
8 12 (12.00%) XML
9 11 (11.00%) REST
10 10 (10.00%) CSS3
11 9 (9.00%) GWT
11 9 (9.00%) RabbitMQ
11 9 (9.00%) SQLAlchemy
11 9 (9.00%) Struts
12 8 (8.00%) Dojo
12 8 (8.00%) J2EE
13 7 (7.00%) Servlets
14 6 (6.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (11.00%) Cloud Native
2 3 (3.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (3.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.00%) e-Health
4 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.00%) Linux
2 16 (16.00%) Unix
3 11 (11.00%) Mac OS
4 9 (9.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.00%) Windows
6 3 (3.00%) CentOS
6 3 (3.00%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.00%) Debian
8 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.00%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (28.00%) Test Automation
4 22 (22.00%) UML
5 21 (21.00%) DevOps
6 18 (18.00%) Scrum
6 18 (18.00%) Software Engineering
7 17 (17.00%) TDD
8 14 (14.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (14.00%) Mentoring
9 12 (12.00%) Microservices
10 11 (11.00%) BDD
10 11 (11.00%) OOA/OOD
10 11 (11.00%) OWASP
11 10 (10.00%) Front End Development
12 9 (9.00%) Configuration Management
12 9 (9.00%) Pair Programming
13 8 (8.00%) MVC
14 7 (7.00%) Performance Optimisation
14 7 (7.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 60 (60.00%) Java
2 28 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 26 (26.00%) Python
4 21 (21.00%) SQL
5 10 (10.00%) PHP
6 8 (8.00%) C
6 8 (8.00%) Ruby
7 7 (7.00%) C#
7 7 (7.00%) C++
8 6 (6.00%) Perl
9 4 (4.00%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.00%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.00%) Embedded C++
10 3 (3.00%) Groovy
11 2 (2.00%) R
11 2 (2.00%) Scala
11 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.00%) Clojure
12 1 (1.00%) Go
12 1 (1.00%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 25 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.00%) CISA
6 1 (1.00%) CISM
6 1 (1.00%) CISSP
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.00%) GSEC
6 1 (1.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (18.00%) Docker
2 11 (11.00%) VirtualBox
3 9 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.00%) Xen
5 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.00%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.00%) KVM
7 1 (1.00%) LXC
7 1 (1.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (14.00%) Puppet
2 9 (9.00%) Kubernetes
3 8 (8.00%) Ansible
4 7 (7.00%) Oozie
4 7 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) Google
2 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.00%) VMware
4 8 (8.00%) Cloudera
5 6 (6.00%) IBM
6 5 (5.00%) Oracle
7 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.00%) Cisco
8 3 (3.00%) HP
9 2 (2.00%) Dell
9 2 (2.00%) F5
9 2 (2.00%) Gemalto
9 2 (2.00%) Informatica
9 2 (2.00%) Juniper
9 2 (2.00%) Teradata
10 1 (1.00%) Adobe
10 1 (1.00%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.00%) ESRI
10 1 (1.00%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds
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