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 3 months to 22 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 60 68
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 60 87 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.96% 2.89% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.55% 3.50% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 59 39
Median daily rate £518 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.28% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £496
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 £31.22 £47.50
% change year-on-year +52.13% -34.26%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1689 2489 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.28% 82.75% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1484 1183
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 53 79
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 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
Shropshire -3 26 £525 +16.34% 2
Birmingham +24 19 £550 +62.96% 2
Coventry +11 4 £388 -15.76% 1
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 100 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (62.31%) Java
3 67 (51.54%) Linux
4 57 (43.85%) Scala
5 54 (41.54%) MongoDB
6 51 (39.23%) Puppet
7 50 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (38.46%) DevOps
8 44 (33.85%) Microservices
9 43 (33.08%) Git (software)
10 42 (32.31%) Docker
11 41 (31.54%) JSON
12 40 (30.77%) Python
13 37 (28.46%) CSS
14 35 (26.92%) Scrum
14 35 (26.92%) Ruby
14 35 (26.92%) Play Framework
15 34 (26.15%) REST
16 33 (25.38%) Jenkins
16 33 (25.38%) Configuration Management
17 31 (23.85%) Spring
18 29 (22.31%) IntelliJ
19 28 (21.54%) HTTP
19 28 (21.54%) Web Services
20 27 (20.77%) HTML
21 26 (20.00%) XML
21 26 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
22 25 (19.23%) Test Automation
22 25 (19.23%) SOAP
23 24 (18.46%) TDD

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 14 (10.77%) Confluence
2 12 (9.23%) Apache
3 11 (8.46%) JBoss
4 10 (7.69%) Tomcat
5 9 (6.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 9 (6.92%) WebLogic
6 8 (6.15%) nginx
7 6 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.77%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.77%) Documentum
8 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (12.31%) GitHub
3 12 (9.23%) Heroku
4 11 (8.46%) IaaS
4 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (7.69%) PaaS
6 9 (6.92%) OpenShift
6 9 (6.92%) SaaS
7 7 (5.38%) Google Analytics
8 4 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.77%) Route 53
9 1 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.54%) HTTP
2 23 (17.69%) SSL
3 22 (16.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.31%) SSH
5 1 (0.77%) Firewall
5 1 (0.77%) Internet
5 1 (0.77%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (41.54%) MongoDB
2 23 (17.69%) NoSQL
3 14 (10.77%) MySQL
4 12 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.85%) EDRMS
6 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.31%) Blockchain
7 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 43 (33.08%) Git (software)
2 33 (25.38%) Jenkins
3 29 (22.31%) IntelliJ
4 22 (16.92%) Subversion
5 19 (14.62%) JUnit
6 17 (13.08%) Selenium
7 14 (10.77%) JIRA
8 11 (8.46%) Maven
9 9 (6.92%) Bitbucket
9 9 (6.92%) Eclipse
9 9 (6.92%) GitLab
10 8 (6.15%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (5.38%) Ant
11 7 (5.38%) Cucumber
11 7 (5.38%) Gatling
11 7 (5.38%) Grunt
11 7 (5.38%) gulp
11 7 (5.38%) Karma Test Runner
11 7 (5.38%) Sublime Text
12 6 (4.62%) jMock
General
1 18 (13.85%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Billing
3 3 (2.31%) Publishing
4 1 (0.77%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (47.69%) Developer
2 38 (29.23%) Scala Developer
3 30 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 17 (13.08%) Java Scala Developer
5 16 (12.31%) Architect
6 15 (11.54%) MongoDB Developer
7 13 (10.00%) Programmer
8 12 (9.23%) Java Programmer
9 11 (8.46%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (8.46%) Linux Developer
9 11 (8.46%) Open Source Developer
10 10 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) Business Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
11 6 (4.62%) Product Manager
11 6 (4.62%) Senior DevOps
12 5 (3.85%) Head of Application Development
12 5 (3.85%) Head of Applications
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (31.54%) JSON
2 37 (28.46%) CSS
3 35 (26.92%) Play Framework
4 34 (26.15%) REST
5 31 (23.85%) Spring
6 28 (21.54%) Web Services
7 27 (20.77%) HTML
8 26 (20.00%) XML
9 25 (19.23%) SOAP
10 17 (13.08%) HTML5
10 17 (13.08%) RESTful
11 14 (10.77%) Node.js
12 13 (10.00%) Hibernate
13 12 (9.23%) AngularJS
13 12 (9.23%) J2EE
14 11 (8.46%) Spring Boot
15 10 (7.69%) .NET
16 9 (6.92%) EJB
16 9 (6.92%) J2SE
16 9 (6.92%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.38%) Management Information System
1 7 (5.38%) User Experience
2 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.08%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.31%) Replication
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) RIA
5 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 67 (51.54%) Linux
2 19 (14.62%) Windows
3 11 (8.46%) Unix
4 10 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.38%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.31%) CentOS
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.77%) Android
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
2 50 (38.46%) DevOps
3 44 (33.85%) Microservices
4 35 (26.92%) Scrum
5 33 (25.38%) Configuration Management
6 25 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 24 (18.46%) TDD
8 18 (13.85%) Project Management
9 15 (11.54%) API Development
9 15 (11.54%) SDLC
10 14 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (10.77%) Kanban
10 14 (10.77%) User Stories
11 13 (10.00%) Service Design
12 11 (8.46%) BDD
12 11 (8.46%) Case Management
12 11 (8.46%) SOA
13 9 (6.92%) MVC
13 9 (6.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 81 (62.31%) Java
2 57 (43.85%) Scala
3 40 (30.77%) Python
4 35 (26.92%) Ruby
5 16 (12.31%) C#
6 15 (11.54%) JavaScript
7 14 (10.77%) Perl
7 14 (10.77%) SQL
8 12 (9.23%) PHP
9 7 (5.38%) Groovy
9 7 (5.38%) Haskell
10 5 (3.85%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.31%) C
11 3 (2.31%) VB
11 3 (2.31%) VB6
12 1 (0.77%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.77%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (0.77%) CHECK Team Member
4 1 (0.77%) MCSA
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (32.31%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (0.77%) vSphere
2 1 (0.77%) Xen
2 1 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (39.23%) Puppet
2 10 (7.69%) Ansible
2 10 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 10 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (6.92%) Salt
4 8 (6.15%) Kibana
5 7 (5.38%) Grafana
6 6 (4.62%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.31%) Webmin
8 1 (0.77%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.77%) collectd
8 1 (0.77%) logstash
8 1 (0.77%) StatsD
8 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Red Hat
2 13 (10.00%) Google
3 9 (6.92%) Apigee
3 9 (6.92%) MuleSoft
3 9 (6.92%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (6.92%) webMethods
4 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.15%) Rackspace
5 7 (5.38%) Adobe
5 7 (5.38%) Oracle
6 1 (0.77%) Pega
6 1 (0.77%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.77%) VMware
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