The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - - 3.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 101 124 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 73.72% 80.00% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 82 94
Median daily rate £350 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Staffordshire