Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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 Software Development
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 195 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 - -
Contract jobs citing Open Source Development 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
West Midlands median daily rate £386 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.90% - -
England median daily rate £450 £500 £440
% change year-on-year -10.00% +13.64% +10.00%
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 4017 4827 4004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 82.78% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2591 2891 2268
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £246 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £550 £548
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 129 179
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.06 £18.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.27% -8.05% -
10th Percentile £11.74 £10.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +11.36% +15.79%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source Development in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 December 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
Birmingham - 5 £386 -
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Open Source Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source Development 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source Development.

1 7 (100.00%) Open Source
2 6 (85.71%) Spring
3 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (71.43%) Node.js
3 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
4 4 (57.14%) REST
4 4 (57.14%) HTML5
4 4 (57.14%) CSS3
4 4 (57.14%) JSON
4 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 4 (57.14%) Kanban
4 4 (57.14%) SQL
4 4 (57.14%) CSS
4 4 (57.14%) XML
4 4 (57.14%) OO
4 4 (57.14%) TDD
4 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
4 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (42.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (42.86%) MongoDB

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 2 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 2 (28.57%) MariaDB
2 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data
3 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
3 1 (14.29%) Neo4j
3 1 (14.29%) Pentaho
3 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) JHipster
2 2 (28.57%) Liquibase
3 1 (14.29%) jMock
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Mockito
3 1 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Angular Developer
3 2 (28.57%) iOS Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
4 1 (14.29%) MongoDB Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Pentaho Developer
4 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Spring
2 5 (71.43%) AngularJS
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) Node.js
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) CSS3
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) JSON
3 4 (57.14%) REST
3 4 (57.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (57.14%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) Spring Boot
5 1 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
5 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 1 (14.29%) jBPM
5 1 (14.29%) Middleware
5 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Open Source
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
3 4 (57.14%) OO
3 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) iOS Development
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (28.57%) SOA
5 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
6 1 (14.29%) Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) Microservices
6 1 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Apple Swift
3 1 (14.29%) Jython
3 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
3 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DBS Check
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Talend