Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 34 90
Rank change year-on-year +1 +56 -70
Contract jobs citing Open Source 75 82 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.21% 5.63% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.12% 6.66% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 59 20
Wales median daily rate £540 £500 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +32.45% +0.67%
10th Percentile £375 £413 £320
90th Percentile £625 £594 £479
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -5.26% -33.10%

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 1,225 1,231 1,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 85.13% 84.55% 84.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 913 898
Wales median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +17.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £222 £190 £238
90th Percentile £566 £551 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 54
Wales median hourly rate £33.78 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.90% +37.93% -4.92%
10th Percentile £13.20 £12.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £76.15 £54.04
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.09% +21.25%

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 February 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 February 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 +7 51 £550 +4.76%
South Wales -28 16 £475 -5.00% 4
Open Source
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 69 (92.00%) Java
2 65 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (82.67%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (73.33%) JavaScript
5 54 (72.00%) Web Services
6 53 (70.67%) Dropwizard
7 40 (53.33%) CQRS
8 37 (49.33%) RESTful
9 36 (48.00%) Git (software)
9 36 (48.00%) PaaS
9 36 (48.00%) NoSQL
9 36 (48.00%) SQL
10 35 (46.67%) Serverless
11 34 (45.33%) Node.js
11 34 (45.33%) CSS
11 34 (45.33%) Python
11 34 (45.33%) HTML
12 31 (41.33%) MongoDB
13 30 (40.00%) Security Cleared
14 29 (38.67%) REST
14 29 (38.67%) Relational Database
15 28 (37.33%) PostgreSQL
16 25 (33.33%) Software Delivery
17 23 (30.67%) Collaborative Working
17 23 (30.67%) SC Cleared
18 21 (28.00%) BPSS Clearance
19 20 (26.67%) Jenkins
20 19 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
21 18 (24.00%) Domain-Driven Design
21 18 (24.00%) Event Store

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 (4.00%) Apache
1 3 (4.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (4.00%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 62 (82.67%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (48.00%) PaaS
3 35 (46.67%) Serverless
4 16 (21.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (48.00%) NoSQL
2 31 (41.33%) MongoDB
3 29 (38.67%) Relational Database
4 28 (37.33%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (24.00%) Event Store
6 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (48.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (26.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.00%) Capybara
3 3 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.00%) JMeter
3 3 (4.00%) JUnit
3 3 (4.00%) Mockito
3 3 (4.00%) Selenium
3 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (4.00%) Electronics
1 3 (4.00%) Finance
1 3 (4.00%) Local Government
1 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (4.00%) Marketing
1 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (73.33%) Developer
2 38 (50.67%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.67%) Architect
4 11 (14.67%) Technical Architect
5 8 (10.67%) AWS Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Cloud Developer
7 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Payments Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Agile Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Lead Architect
9 2 (2.67%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (72.00%) Web Services
2 53 (70.67%) Dropwizard
3 37 (49.33%) RESTful
4 34 (45.33%) CSS
4 34 (45.33%) HTML
4 34 (45.33%) Node.js
5 29 (38.67%) REST
6 18 (24.00%) Play Framework
7 10 (13.33%) SOAP
8 3 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 3 (4.00%) Spring
8 3 (4.00%) Spring Boot
8 3 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.33%) .NET
9 1 (1.33%) J2EE
9 1 (1.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Digital Wallet
2 7 (9.33%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (53.33%) CQRS
3 25 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 23 (30.67%) Collaborative Working
5 19 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (24.00%) Domain-Driven Design
7 16 (21.33%) Analytics
8 10 (13.33%) Data Security
9 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.33%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (6.67%) Microservices
12 4 (5.33%) Scrum
12 4 (5.33%) TDD
13 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
13 3 (4.00%) Performance Testing
13 3 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (4.00%) Programme Management
13 3 (4.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (92.00%) Java
2 55 (73.33%) JavaScript
3 36 (48.00%) SQL
4 34 (45.33%) Python
5 3 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (30.67%) SC Cleared
3 21 (28.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.67%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 8 (10.67%) GDPR
2 8 (10.67%) PSD2
3 6 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (5.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (24.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) Google
2 3 (4.00%) Cloudera
2 3 (4.00%) SAP