Period
to 14 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 14 September 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 102 96 81
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 70 114 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.66% 2.23% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 2.65% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 63 80
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.76% +2.71%
10th Percentile £344 £316 £373
90th Percentile £656 £575 £575
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £13.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +7.51% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -5.56%

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 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 3,582 4,307 3,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.84% 84.19% 83.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,326 2,541 2,375
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £547
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 205 141
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -31.82% +21.30%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.77 £35.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -10.64% +2.17%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in the West Midlands

Open Source
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 within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 September 2019. 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 +16 36 £475 +2.70% 14
Shropshire -21 20 £504 +11.94% 4
Coventry +7 5 £425 -28.42% 8
Warwickshire - 4 £425 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £231 - 1
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 14 September 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 47 (67.14%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (55.71%) Java
4 38 (54.29%) Jenkins
5 36 (51.43%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (50.00%) Git (software)
7 34 (48.57%) AWS
8 28 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (40.00%) Scrum
9 27 (38.57%) Spring
9 27 (38.57%) JUnit
9 27 (38.57%) SOAP
9 27 (38.57%) Web Services
9 27 (38.57%) RESTful
10 26 (37.14%) DbUnit
10 26 (37.14%) jMock
10 26 (37.14%) Mockito
10 26 (37.14%) PowerMock
10 26 (37.14%) Maven
10 26 (37.14%) ActiveMQ
10 26 (37.14%) SonarQube
11 25 (35.71%) TDD
11 25 (35.71%) BDD
11 25 (35.71%) Kanban
12 24 (34.29%) SC Cleared
12 24 (34.29%) Security Cleared
13 23 (32.86%) Postfix
13 23 (32.86%) Amazon SQS
13 23 (32.86%) Amazon RDS
13 23 (32.86%) Spring Cloud

Open Source
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 8 (11.43%) Confluence
2 6 (8.57%) Apache
3 5 (7.14%) nginx
3 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.29%) IIS
4 3 (4.29%) Jetty
4 3 (4.29%) Mongrel
4 3 (4.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.86%) WordPress
6 1 (1.43%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.43%) CMS
6 1 (1.43%) Drupal
6 1 (1.43%) JBoss
6 1 (1.43%) Mailman
6 1 (1.43%) Moodle
6 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 34 (48.57%) AWS
2 28 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (32.86%) Amazon SQS
4 8 (11.43%) Azure
5 5 (7.14%) GCP
6 4 (5.71%) Google App Engine
6 4 (5.71%) PaaS
7 3 (4.29%) Power Platform
8 2 (2.86%) GitHub
8 2 (2.86%) Google Analytics
8 2 (2.86%) IaaS
9 1 (1.43%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.43%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) HTTP
1 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.14%) DNS
2 5 (7.14%) SSL
3 4 (5.71%) DHCP
3 4 (5.71%) FTP
3 4 (5.71%) IPsec
4 3 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.43%) 802.11
5 1 (1.43%) DKIM
5 1 (1.43%) IMAP
5 1 (1.43%) Intranet
5 1 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.43%) SMTP
5 1 (1.43%) SNMP
5 1 (1.43%) VoIP
5 1 (1.43%) VPN
5 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (51.43%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (32.86%) Amazon RDS
3 14 (20.00%) MySQL
4 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database
4 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.71%) MongoDB
7 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
7 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.29%) Pentaho
7 3 (4.29%) Power BI
7 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.43%) DB2
8 1 (1.43%) Redis
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (54.29%) Jenkins
2 35 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 27 (38.57%) JUnit
4 26 (37.14%) DbUnit
4 26 (37.14%) jMock
4 26 (37.14%) Maven
4 26 (37.14%) Mockito
4 26 (37.14%) SonarQube
5 11 (15.71%) JIRA
6 7 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (10.00%) Selenium
7 6 (8.57%) Gatling
8 3 (4.29%) Artifactory
8 3 (4.29%) Travis CI
9 2 (2.86%) Ant
9 2 (2.86%) Grunt
9 2 (2.86%) gulp
9 2 (2.86%) IntelliJ
9 2 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.86%) Sublime Text
General
1 22 (31.43%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (51.43%) Developer
2 26 (37.14%) Java Developer
3 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 8 (11.43%) DBA
4 8 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Oracle DBA
5 6 (8.57%) Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared DBA
6 3 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Lead Developer
6 3 (4.29%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.29%) QA Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Tester
7 2 (2.86%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (38.57%) RESTful
1 27 (38.57%) SOAP
1 27 (38.57%) Spring
1 27 (38.57%) Web Services
2 26 (37.14%) ActiveMQ
2 26 (37.14%) PowerMock
3 23 (32.86%) Spring Cloud
4 15 (21.43%) AngularJS
5 12 (17.14%) Hibernate
6 11 (15.71%) JPA
6 11 (15.71%) REST
7 8 (11.43%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (10.00%) J2EE
8 7 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 6 (8.57%) .NET
9 6 (8.57%) CSS
9 6 (8.57%) HTML
9 6 (8.57%) Node.js
10 5 (7.14%) Servlets
10 5 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.43%) NHS
2 1 (1.43%) SCADA
2 1 (1.43%) Social Media
2 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Unix
2 17 (24.29%) Linux
3 11 (15.71%) Windows
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.43%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (67.14%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (40.00%) Scrum
4 25 (35.71%) BDD
4 25 (35.71%) Kanban
4 25 (35.71%) TDD
5 19 (27.14%) DevOps
6 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
6 13 (18.57%) Microservices
7 10 (14.29%) BPMN
7 10 (14.29%) Migration
8 9 (12.86%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (5.71%) MVC
9 4 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.71%) Security Operations
9 4 (5.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 39 (55.71%) Java
2 15 (21.43%) SQL
3 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 11 (15.71%) Shell Script
5 7 (10.00%) Python
6 6 (8.57%) C#
6 6 (8.57%) PHP
6 6 (8.57%) Ruby
7 4 (5.71%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.29%) C
9 2 (2.86%) Go
9 2 (2.86%) Groovy
9 2 (2.86%) Haskell
9 2 (2.86%) Perl
9 2 (2.86%) Scala
10 1 (1.43%) Java 8
10 1 (1.43%) Lua
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) SC Cleared
1 24 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.71%) ISEB
2 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.29%) Degree
4 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.86%) MCSA
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.86%) RHCE
4 2 (2.86%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.43%) OCP
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.43%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.43%) GDPR
2 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (32.86%) Postfix
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (8.57%) Docker
4 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.71%) Xen
6 2 (2.86%) PowerDNS
6 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.43%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) Ansible
2 10 (14.29%) Puppet
3 7 (10.00%) Data Guard
3 7 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (10.00%) Terraform
4 5 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.71%) Kibana
6 3 (4.29%) Grafana
7 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.43%) logstash
8 1 (1.43%) Nagios
8 1 (1.43%) Nessus
8 1 (1.43%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Oracle
2 7 (10.00%) Google
3 5 (7.14%) VMware
4 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.29%) Cloudera
5 3 (4.29%) Splunk
5 3 (4.29%) Sun
6 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe
7 1 (1.43%) IBM
7 1 (1.43%) Proofpoint
7 1 (1.43%) webMethods