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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 44 63
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 9 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.46% 2.53% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 3.23% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 11
Median daily rate £401 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.84% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £365 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £29.97 £42.50
% change year-on-year +58.47% -29.47%  

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 529 434 699
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 85.74% 78.34% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 304 479
Median daily rate £380 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 21 27
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.88 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £72.50 £21.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Wales

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 -6 4 £350 -26.31% 2
West Wales -4 3 £450 -13.46%
Mid Wales - 2 £401 -
Open Source
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 14 (58.33%) Java
1 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 12 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (50.00%) DevOps
3 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (41.67%) Web Services
4 10 (41.67%) Linux
5 9 (37.50%) Ansible
6 7 (29.17%) REST
6 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
6 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (25.00%) Puppet
7 6 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 6 (25.00%) Python
8 5 (20.83%) Apache
8 5 (20.83%) SSL
8 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.83%) TDD
8 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
8 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
8 5 (20.83%) Terraform
9 4 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (16.67%) Microservices
9 4 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
9 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (16.67%) Amazon S3
9 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture

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 (20.83%) Apache
2 4 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (12.50%) IIS
3 3 (12.50%) Jetty
3 3 (12.50%) Mongrel
3 3 (12.50%) nginx
3 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (8.33%) Apache Spark
4 2 (8.33%) Confluence
5 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (16.67%) Amazon S3
3 3 (12.50%) Google App Engine
3 3 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.17%) Route 53
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SSL
2 4 (16.67%) DSL
2 4 (16.67%) HTTP
2 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) FTP
3 3 (12.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (8.33%) Big Data
4 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (8.33%) MySQL
4 2 (8.33%) Redis
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (4.17%) HBase
5 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.67%) Bitbucket
4 3 (12.50%) Ant
4 3 (12.50%) ClearCase
4 3 (12.50%) ClearQuest
4 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 3 (12.50%) Maven
4 3 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (12.50%) Travis CI
5 2 (8.33%) CA Gen
5 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium
6 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
1 4 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Build and Release Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) DBA
3 2 (8.33%) Release Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Software Release Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) Web Services
2 7 (29.17%) REST
3 4 (16.67%) .NET
3 4 (16.67%) J2EE
4 3 (12.50%) RESTful
4 3 (12.50%) Servlets
5 2 (8.33%) Kafka
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
6 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 1 (4.17%) Java EE
6 1 (4.17%) JSON
6 1 (4.17%) Middleware
6 1 (4.17%) PySpark
6 1 (4.17%) Spring
6 1 (4.17%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 12 (50.00%) DevOps
2 7 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.83%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
4 4 (16.67%) High Availability
4 4 (16.67%) Microservices
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) Kanban
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Business Process Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) Python
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) Perl
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (8.33%) PHP
7 1 (4.17%) R
7 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Ansible
2 6 (25.00%) Puppet
3 5 (20.83%) Terraform
4 3 (12.50%) Marathon
4 3 (12.50%) Mesos
4 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (12.50%) Rundeck
5 1 (4.17%) Fluentd
5 1 (4.17%) Grafana
5 1 (4.17%) Kibana
5 1 (4.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Atlassian
1 3 (12.50%) Google
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.50%) Sonatype
1 3 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) CA
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle