Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 68 82
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 -7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 26 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.76% 2.30% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.73% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 14
Wales median daily rate £538 £450 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% +10.09% +16.79%
10th Percentile £320 £375 £322
90th Percentile £639 £561 £532
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -25.53% +44.62% -27.78%

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 1,271 1,137 1,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 86.23% 84.54% 83.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 837 719
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% -0.68%
10th Percentile £263 £190 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 77 53
Wales median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +42.86% +25.58%
10th Percentile £11.66 £13.45 £10.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £53.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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
South Wales -16 13 £475 +11.76% 8
West Wales +12 12 £575 +27.78%
Open Source
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 15 (57.69%) Security Cleared
3 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
4 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (46.15%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (46.15%) Java 8
5 11 (42.31%) MongoDB
5 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
6 9 (34.62%) Web Services
6 9 (34.62%) REST
6 9 (34.62%) Domain-Driven Design
6 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (34.62%) Dropwizard
6 9 (34.62%) Ansible
7 8 (30.77%) Event Store
7 8 (30.77%) Play Framework
7 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
7 8 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (26.92%) Migration
8 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
8 7 (26.92%) Public Cloud
9 6 (23.08%) Sonatype
9 6 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (23.08%) Analytics
9 6 (23.08%) Artifactory
9 6 (23.08%) IBM
9 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
9 6 (23.08%) ClearQuest
9 6 (23.08%) Perl

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 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (23.08%) Google Analytics
3 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) MongoDB
2 8 (30.77%) Event Store
2 8 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 6 (23.08%) Artifactory
2 6 (23.08%) ClearCase
2 6 (23.08%) ClearQuest
2 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 6 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA
3 5 (19.23%) Maven
4 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (11.54%) Capybara
5 3 (11.54%) JMeter
5 3 (11.54%) JUnit
5 3 (11.54%) Mockito
5 3 (11.54%) Selenium
5 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (7.69%) Electronics
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 2 (7.69%) Marketing
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Specialist
3 4 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) AWS Developer
4 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Product Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) ClearCase Developer
5 1 (3.85%) ClearCase Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) PHP Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Dropwizard
1 9 (34.62%) REST
1 9 (34.62%) Web Services
2 8 (30.77%) Play Framework
3 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
3 3 (11.54%) Spring
3 3 (11.54%) Spring Boot
3 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (7.69%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Public Cloud
2 3 (11.54%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
1 6 (23.08%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (34.62%) Domain-Driven Design
3 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
3 7 (26.92%) Migration
4 6 (23.08%) Analytics
4 6 (23.08%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (19.23%) CQRS
5 5 (19.23%) Software Delivery
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
6 4 (15.38%) Agile Testing
6 4 (15.38%) ATDD
6 4 (15.38%) Microservices
6 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Scrum
6 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.54%) BDD
7 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
1 12 (46.15%) Java 8
2 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) Perl
3 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.54%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
1 1 (3.85%) etcd
1 1 (3.85%) flannel
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Ansible
2 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.85%) rkt
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Google
1 6 (23.08%) IBM
1 6 (23.08%) Sonatype
2 5 (19.23%) Atlassian
3 2 (7.69%) SAP