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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
UK / Wales
Rank 52 73 56
Rank change year-on-year +21 -17  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 15 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.14% 0.59% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 0.69% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 3
Median daily rate £475 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.59% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £276 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +10.71% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £39.90
% change year-on-year +33.33% -24.81%  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 578 577 549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.34% 84.98% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 394 304
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 23
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +53.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 26 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
South Wales +23 9 £463 +85.00% 1
West Wales -13 5 £525 -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wales region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 52 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (77.27%) Java
3 50 (75.76%) Jenkins
4 41 (62.12%) Web Services
5 38 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
6 35 (53.03%) REST
7 34 (51.52%) Ansible
7 34 (51.52%) Security Cleared
8 33 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (40.91%) SC Cleared
9 27 (40.91%) Configuration Management
10 26 (39.39%) JavaScript
10 26 (39.39%) Domain-Driven Design
11 22 (33.33%) Relational Database
12 21 (31.82%) DevOps
13 20 (30.30%) Software Engineering
14 18 (27.27%) RESTful
15 16 (24.24%) TDD
15 16 (24.24%) Software Delivery
16 15 (22.73%) Scrum
17 14 (21.21%) Linux
17 14 (21.21%) BDD
18 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
19 12 (18.18%) MongoDB
19 12 (18.18%) Kanban
20 11 (16.67%) Python
21 10 (15.15%) NoSQL
22 9 (13.64%) Maven
23 8 (12.12%) Scala
23 8 (12.12%) High Availability

Open Source
Top Related 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 6 (9.09%) Apache
1 6 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.06%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (4.55%) Confluence
3 3 (4.55%) IIS
3 3 (4.55%) Jetty
3 3 (4.55%) Liferay
3 3 (4.55%) Mongrel
3 3 (4.55%) nginx
3 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.52%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (57.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (6.06%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.55%) Google App Engine
3 3 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.03%) PaaS
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.52%) Route 53
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) SSL
2 4 (6.06%) DSL
2 4 (6.06%) HTTP
2 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.55%) DHCP
3 3 (4.55%) DNS
3 3 (4.55%) FTP
3 3 (4.55%) IPsec
4 1 (1.52%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 12 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 10 (15.15%) NoSQL
4 7 (10.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (10.61%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.03%) Big Data
5 2 (3.03%) Event Store
5 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.52%) HBase
6 1 (1.52%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 50 (75.76%) Jenkins
2 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.64%) Maven
4 6 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 6 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (7.58%) Ant
5 5 (7.58%) ClearCase
5 5 (7.58%) ClearQuest
6 4 (6.06%) JIRA
7 3 (4.55%) JUnit
7 3 (4.55%) Travis CI
8 2 (3.03%) CA Gen
8 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.03%) Selenium
9 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Advertising
2 3 (4.55%) Electronics
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (59.09%) Developer
2 22 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 19 (28.79%) Cloud Developer
4 15 (22.73%) Applications Developer
5 11 (16.67%) Software Engineer
6 9 (13.64%) AWS Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Java Applications Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Java Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Build and Release Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Build Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Release Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Agile Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Agile Java Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Scala Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Software Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (62.12%) Web Services
2 35 (53.03%) REST
3 18 (27.27%) RESTful
4 5 (7.58%) HTML
4 5 (7.58%) Spring
5 4 (6.06%) .NET
5 4 (6.06%) CSS
5 4 (6.06%) J2EE
6 3 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (4.55%) Servlets
7 2 (3.03%) HTML5
7 2 (3.03%) JSON
7 2 (3.03%) Node.js
7 2 (3.03%) Spring MVC
7 2 (3.03%) Swagger
8 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.52%) CSS3
8 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.52%) Kafka
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (78.79%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (40.91%) Configuration Management
4 26 (39.39%) Domain-Driven Design
5 21 (31.82%) DevOps
6 20 (30.30%) Software Engineering
7 16 (24.24%) Software Delivery
7 16 (24.24%) TDD
8 15 (22.73%) Scrum
9 14 (21.21%) BDD
10 12 (18.18%) Kanban
11 8 (12.12%) High Availability
12 7 (10.61%) Microservices
13 5 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (7.58%) Technical Architecture
14 4 (6.06%) Dependency Management
14 4 (6.06%) SOA
15 3 (4.55%) API Development
15 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
15 3 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (77.27%) Java
2 26 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.67%) Python
4 8 (12.12%) Scala
5 6 (9.09%) Perl
5 6 (9.09%) SQL
6 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (1.52%) Go
8 1 (1.52%) R
Qualifications
1 34 (51.52%) Security Cleared
2 27 (40.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.52%) QA
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (4.55%) Xen
2 1 (1.52%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 34 (51.52%) Ansible
2 6 (9.09%) Puppet
2 6 (9.09%) Terraform
3 3 (4.55%) Marathon
3 3 (4.55%) Mesos
3 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.55%) Rundeck
4 1 (1.52%) Fluentd
4 1 (1.52%) Grafana
4 1 (1.52%) Kibana
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Atlassian
1 6 (9.09%) Sonatype
2 3 (4.55%) Google
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) SAP
2 3 (4.55%) Splunk
2 3 (4.55%) VMware
3 2 (3.03%) CA
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.52%) Hortonworks