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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
England / South West
Rank 98 76 95
Rank change year-on-year -22 +19  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 42 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.62% 2.18% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.72% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 41
Median daily rate £380 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +12.12% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

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 2117 2314 2462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.49% 79.99% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1529 1598
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Devon - 17 £543 - 1
Somerset +8 7 £266 -29.20% 4
Wiltshire -3 7 £313 -16.66% 1
Bristol -20 4 £450 +28.57% 18
Dorset +4 2 £210 -53.33% 4
Gloucestershire +1 2 - - 1
Cornwall - 2 £325 - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 71 (69.61%) Java
2 48 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (47.06%) Jenkins
3 43 (42.16%) JavaScript
4 37 (36.27%) SQL
5 36 (35.29%) Linux
6 33 (32.35%) Security Cleared
7 32 (31.37%) Spring
8 31 (30.39%) Git (software)
9 29 (28.43%) XML
9 29 (28.43%) Docker
10 26 (25.49%) HTML
10 26 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (24.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 25 (24.51%) DevOps
12 24 (23.53%) Gradle
13 23 (22.55%) Python
14 22 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (21.57%) Migration
15 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
15 21 (20.59%) HTTP
15 21 (20.59%) Configuration Management
16 19 (18.63%) Groovy
16 19 (18.63%) Grails
16 19 (18.63%) Hibernate
16 19 (18.63%) RabbitMQ
16 19 (18.63%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
18 16 (15.69%) NoSQL
18 16 (15.69%) Customer Requirements

Open Source
Top Related 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 (10.78%) Apache
2 10 (9.80%) Confluence
2 10 (9.80%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.84%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (6.86%) JBoss
5 6 (5.88%) IIS
5 6 (5.88%) Jetty
5 6 (5.88%) Mongrel
5 6 (5.88%) nginx
5 6 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.92%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.94%) GlassFish
7 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.96%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.96%) Drupal
8 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.96%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.98%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (8.82%) GitHub
3 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.90%) Google App Engine
4 5 (4.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.92%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (3.92%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.92%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.92%) Route 53
5 4 (3.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.94%) OpenShift
6 3 (2.94%) PaaS
7 2 (1.96%) IaaS
8 1 (0.98%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.59%) HTTP
2 12 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.78%) SSL
4 10 (9.80%) DNS
5 6 (5.88%) VPN
6 5 (4.90%) DHCP
6 5 (4.90%) FTP
6 5 (4.90%) IPsec
7 4 (3.92%) SAN
8 3 (2.94%) Firewall
8 3 (2.94%) Internet
8 3 (2.94%) LAN
8 3 (2.94%) WAN
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.96%) LDAP
9 2 (1.96%) VoIP
9 2 (1.96%) Wireless
10 1 (0.98%) Cisco ISE
10 1 (0.98%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.49%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (15.69%) NoSQL
3 15 (14.71%) MongoDB
4 13 (12.75%) Relational Database
5 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
6 8 (7.84%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (7.84%) MySQL
7 6 (5.88%) Hadoop
7 6 (5.88%) Neo4j
8 5 (4.90%) Big Data
9 4 (3.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (2.94%) Apache Hive
10 3 (2.94%) QGIS
11 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.98%) CouchDB
12 1 (0.98%) GIS
12 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.98%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 48 (47.06%) Jenkins
2 31 (30.39%) Git (software)
3 25 (24.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (23.53%) Gradle
5 12 (11.76%) JIRA
6 11 (10.78%) Maven
7 10 (9.80%) Cucumber
7 10 (9.80%) Selenium
8 9 (8.82%) JUnit
9 8 (7.84%) Artifactory
9 8 (7.84%) Bitbucket
9 8 (7.84%) SonarQube
10 6 (5.88%) Travis CI
11 5 (4.90%) Ant
11 5 (4.90%) HP UFT
11 5 (4.90%) Sahi
11 5 (4.90%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (4.90%) SpecFlow
11 5 (4.90%) WATIR
11 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (1.96%) Back Office
2 2 (1.96%) Marketing
2 2 (1.96%) Military
3 1 (0.98%) Advertising
3 1 (0.98%) Banking
3 1 (0.98%) Electronics
3 1 (0.98%) Local Government
3 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (60.78%) Developer
2 42 (41.18%) Java Developer
3 9 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (4.90%) JavaScript Developer
4 5 (4.90%) Senior Developer
5 4 (3.92%) Angular Developer
5 4 (3.92%) C# Developer
5 4 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (3.92%) Lead DevOps
5 4 (3.92%) Software Engineer
6 3 (2.94%) Analyst
6 3 (2.94%) Architect
6 3 (2.94%) Consultant
6 3 (2.94%) Developer in Test
6 3 (2.94%) Java Engineer
6 3 (2.94%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 3 (2.94%) Python Developer
6 3 (2.94%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (2.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.37%) Spring
2 29 (28.43%) XML
3 26 (25.49%) HTML
4 19 (18.63%) Grails
4 19 (18.63%) Hibernate
4 19 (18.63%) RabbitMQ
5 16 (15.69%) CSS
6 15 (14.71%) REST
7 14 (13.73%) HTML5
8 13 (12.75%) .NET
8 13 (12.75%) Web Services
9 10 (9.80%) AngularJS
9 10 (9.80%) CSS3
10 9 (8.82%) Dropwizard
11 7 (6.86%) J2EE
11 7 (6.86%) JAX-RS
12 6 (5.88%) Flask
12 6 (5.88%) Servlets
13 5 (4.90%) Gherkin
13 5 (4.90%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (3.92%) CESG
1 4 (3.92%) User Experience
2 3 (2.94%) Cloud Native
2 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.96%) NHS
3 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.98%) e-Health
4 1 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.98%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (35.29%) Linux
2 14 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (11.76%) Unix
4 9 (8.82%) Mac OS X
4 9 (8.82%) Windows
5 8 (7.84%) CentOS
6 4 (3.92%) CoreOS
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.98%) Android
8 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.98%) Debian
8 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.51%) DevOps
3 22 (21.57%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (21.57%) Migration
4 21 (20.59%) Configuration Management
5 19 (18.63%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (15.69%) Customer Requirements
7 14 (13.73%) TDD
8 13 (12.75%) Scrum
9 11 (10.78%) BDD
10 10 (9.80%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (9.80%) Software Engineering
11 7 (6.86%) OO
11 7 (6.86%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (6.86%) Test Automation
11 7 (6.86%) UML
11 7 (6.86%) Web Design
12 6 (5.88%) ITIL
13 5 (4.90%) Load Balancing
13 5 (4.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 71 (69.61%) Java
2 43 (42.16%) JavaScript
3 37 (36.27%) SQL
4 23 (22.55%) Python
5 19 (18.63%) Groovy
6 16 (15.69%) Ruby
7 8 (7.84%) C#
8 6 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.88%) Perl
8 6 (5.88%) PHP
8 6 (5.88%) Scala
9 5 (4.90%) C
10 4 (3.92%) C++
10 4 (3.92%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.94%) Clojure
11 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.96%) R
12 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.98%) Haskell
13 1 (0.98%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 33 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (7.84%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.96%) CCNA
6 2 (1.96%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (1.96%) Degree
6 2 (1.96%) MCSE
6 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CCIE
7 1 (0.98%) CISA
7 1 (0.98%) CISM
7 1 (0.98%) CISSP
7 1 (0.98%) GSEC
7 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.98%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (6.86%) QA
3 2 (1.96%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (28.43%) Docker
2 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.88%) LXC
3 6 (5.88%) Xen
4 5 (4.90%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.92%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.96%) Shibboleth
6 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.98%) KVM
7 1 (0.98%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) Puppet
2 8 (7.84%) Ansible
3 4 (3.92%) Nagios
3 4 (3.92%) OSSEC
3 4 (3.92%) Terraform
4 2 (1.96%) Oozie
4 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.98%) SELinux
Vendors
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.78%) VMware
3 10 (9.80%) Oracle
4 8 (7.84%) Google
5 6 (5.88%) IBM
6 5 (4.90%) Cisco
6 5 (4.90%) HP
6 5 (4.90%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.92%) New Relic
8 3 (2.94%) Black Duck
8 3 (2.94%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.94%) F5
8 3 (2.94%) Juniper
9 2 (1.96%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.96%) Dell
9 2 (1.96%) Gemalto
9 2 (1.96%) Sophos
9 2 (1.96%) Veeam
10 1 (0.98%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds
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