Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 November 2018 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 29 31
Rank change year-on-year -52 +2 +46
Contract jobs citing Open Source 35 69 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.08% 5.85% 6.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 6.98% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 39 58
Wales median daily rate £580 £530 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.43% +6.00% +35.14%
10th Percentile £402 £400 £409
90th Percentile £765 £600 £596
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year - -18.13% -8.06%

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,476 989 1,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 87.91% 83.81% 84.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,031 659 836
Wales median daily rate £420 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -3.13% +12.36%
10th Percentile £288 £177 £210
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 52
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.56% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.98 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.35% +2.22% +2.27%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Wales

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Wales

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Wales

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Wales -11 16 £650 +18.18%
South Wales -23 16 £475 -13.64% 7
Open Source
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (45.71%) DevOps
3 15 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (42.86%) Java
4 11 (31.43%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
5 10 (28.57%) REST
6 9 (25.71%) Domain-Driven Design
6 9 (25.71%) Ansible
6 9 (25.71%) Software Delivery
6 9 (25.71%) Web Services
6 9 (25.71%) Dropwizard
6 9 (25.71%) Java 8
7 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
7 8 (22.86%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
7 8 (22.86%) Event Store
7 8 (22.86%) Play Framework
7 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
7 8 (22.86%) MongoDB
8 7 (20.00%) Security Architecture
8 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (20.00%) C#
9 6 (17.14%) CISSP
9 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
9 6 (17.14%) CQRS
9 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (14.29%) Public Cloud
10 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.71%) JBoss
1 2 (5.71%) Mule
1 2 (5.71%) Mule ESB
1 2 (5.71%) nginx
1 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.86%) Anypoint
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 16 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.43%) SaaS
4 2 (5.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (5.71%) IaaS
4 2 (5.71%) Serverless
5 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (22.86%) Event Store
2 8 (22.86%) MongoDB
2 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) Redis
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Appium
2 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.71%) JUnit
2 2 (5.71%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) TestNG
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Legal
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Developer
3 8 (22.86%) Technical Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Data Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Architect
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.71%) MuleSoft Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) REST
2 9 (25.71%) Dropwizard
2 9 (25.71%) Web Services
3 8 (22.86%) Play Framework
4 4 (11.43%) .NET
5 3 (8.57%) RESTful
6 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (5.71%) JSON
6 2 (5.71%) LAMP
6 2 (5.71%) Middleware
6 2 (5.71%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.86%) SOAP
7 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Reference Data
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) DevOps
3 15 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (25.71%) Domain-Driven Design
4 9 (25.71%) Software Delivery
5 8 (22.86%) Collaborative Working
5 8 (22.86%) Software Engineering
6 7 (20.00%) Security Architecture
7 6 (17.14%) CQRS
7 6 (17.14%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (11.43%) Conceptual Models
9 4 (11.43%) High Availability
9 4 (11.43%) TDD
9 4 (11.43%) TOGAF
10 3 (8.57%) Due Diligence
10 3 (8.57%) IT Governance
10 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
10 3 (8.57%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Java
2 9 (25.71%) Java 8
3 7 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) CISSP
4 4 (11.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (11.43%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (8.57%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (5.71%) CEH
6 2 (5.71%) MCP
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.71%) SSCP
7 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) SAP
3 2 (5.71%) Micro Focus
3 2 (5.71%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.86%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (2.86%) Google