Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Open Source Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source Development over the 6 months to 23 October 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 Software Development
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 176 209
Rank change year-on-year -26 +33 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source Development 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.059% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.069% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% -
10th Percentile £375 £316 £313
90th Percentile £425 £453 £530
England median daily rate £475 £431 £500
% change year-on-year +10.14% -13.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £35.00

Open Source Development 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,348 3,921 5,215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.17% 84.09% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,616 2,496 3,100
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 135 140
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.95% +42.74% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.74
90th Percentile £30.98 £53.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

Open Source Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Open Source Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source Development in the West Midlands

Open Source Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source Development in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source Development in the West Midlands

Open Source Development
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source Development within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Solihull - 1 £400 -
Open Source Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source Development 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source Development.

1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Django
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) LAMP
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Magento
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (33.33%) Flask
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Fintech

Open Source Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Python Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Django
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Flask
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) LAMP
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fintech
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) PHP