Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 28 77
Rank change year-on-year -2 +49 -57
Contract jobs citing Open Source 69 90 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.79% 6.38% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.93% 7.61% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 59 24
Wales median daily rate £530 £500 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +36.99% -2.67%
10th Percentile £400 £410 £320
90th Percentile £600 £595 £428
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £46.50
% change year-on-year -18.13% -8.06% -34.51%

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 995 1182 1326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.54% 83.77% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 835 962
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £178 £213 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 53 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -5.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.55 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +4 44 £550 +5.77% 2
South Wales -22 16 £550 +10.00% 2
Mid Wales - 1 £401 -
Open Source
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 57 (82.61%) Java
2 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (76.81%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (65.22%) Web Services
5 44 (63.77%) JavaScript
5 44 (63.77%) Dropwizard
6 40 (57.97%) NoSQL
7 37 (53.62%) RESTful
8 36 (52.17%) Git (software)
8 36 (52.17%) PaaS
8 36 (52.17%) SQL
8 36 (52.17%) Python
9 35 (50.72%) CQRS
9 35 (50.72%) Serverless
10 34 (49.28%) Node.js
10 34 (49.28%) CSS
10 34 (49.28%) HTML
11 26 (37.68%) Security Cleared
12 21 (30.43%) Relational Database
13 20 (28.99%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (28.99%) Software Delivery
13 20 (28.99%) REST
13 20 (28.99%) MongoDB
13 20 (28.99%) Collaborative Working
14 19 (27.54%) SC Cleared
15 17 (24.64%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
17 10 (14.49%) SOAP
17 10 (14.49%) Data Security
17 10 (14.49%) Google

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 3 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 53 (76.81%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (52.17%) PaaS
3 35 (50.72%) Serverless
4 10 (14.49%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (57.97%) NoSQL
2 21 (30.43%) Relational Database
3 20 (28.99%) MongoDB
3 20 (28.99%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (14.49%) Event Store
5 2 (2.90%) Big Data
6 1 (1.45%) MySQL
6 1 (1.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (52.17%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.94%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (4.35%) Electronics
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
1 3 (4.35%) Local Government
1 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
1 3 (4.35%) Marketing
1 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (66.67%) Developer
2 32 (46.38%) Java Developer
3 21 (30.43%) Architect
4 11 (15.94%) Technical Architect
5 7 (10.14%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.70%) AWS Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Cloud Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Payments Architect
9 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Agile Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Cloud Architect
10 2 (2.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.90%) Senior Agile Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Senior Agile Java Developer
10 2 (2.90%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (65.22%) Web Services
2 44 (63.77%) Dropwizard
3 37 (53.62%) RESTful
4 34 (49.28%) CSS
4 34 (49.28%) HTML
4 34 (49.28%) Node.js
5 20 (28.99%) REST
6 10 (14.49%) Play Framework
6 10 (14.49%) SOAP
7 1 (1.45%) .NET
7 1 (1.45%) J2EE
7 1 (1.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Linux
1 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (81.16%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (50.72%) CQRS
3 20 (28.99%) Collaborative Working
3 20 (28.99%) Software Delivery
4 10 (14.49%) Analytics
4 10 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (14.49%) Data Security
5 9 (13.04%) Domain-Driven Design
6 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
6 7 (10.14%) Software Engineering
6 7 (10.14%) TOGAF
7 6 (8.70%) Data Management
7 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (8.70%) Microservices
7 6 (8.70%) SOA
8 4 (5.80%) Business Process Modelling
8 4 (5.80%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.35%) Programme Management
9 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (82.61%) Java
2 44 (63.77%) JavaScript
3 36 (52.17%) Python
3 36 (52.17%) SQL
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) R
4 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (37.68%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.54%) SC Cleared
3 17 (24.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (4.35%) CISSP
4 3 (4.35%) ISSAP
5 2 (2.90%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) PCI DSS
2 8 (11.59%) GDPR
2 8 (11.59%) PSD2
3 5 (7.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Google
2 5 (7.25%) Cloudera
3 3 (4.35%) SAP