Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 80 78
Rank change year-on-year -21 -2 +20
Contract jobs citing Open Source 105 103 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.08% 2.38% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 2.85% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 80 85
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £494 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.40% +2.94% +20.00%
10th Percentile £340 £381 £350
90th Percentile £575 £575 £555
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -25.53% +7.43% -2.78%

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 4,218 3,618 5,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.43% 83.60% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,520 2,287 2,964
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 125 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +27.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.67
90th Percentile £32.36 £51.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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
Shropshire -7 57 £455 -9.00% 1
Birmingham -25 24 £463 -7.50% 12
Coventry -19 5 £538 +34.38% 1
Solihull -8 1 £400 +0.31% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 79 (75.24%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 42 (40.00%) DevOps
3 42 (40.00%) Java
4 40 (38.10%) Python
5 38 (36.19%) Linux
6 37 (35.24%) Puppet
7 36 (34.29%) Selenium
7 36 (34.29%) Scrum
8 34 (32.38%) Test Automation
9 33 (31.43%) Git (software)
10 31 (29.52%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (28.57%) Docker
12 29 (27.62%) Ruby
12 29 (27.62%) Configuration Management
13 26 (24.76%) Web Services
14 25 (23.81%) RESTful
15 24 (22.86%) MongoDB
15 24 (22.86%) Cucumber
15 24 (22.86%) Windows
16 23 (21.90%) CSS
17 22 (20.95%) Spring
18 21 (20.00%) NoSQL
18 21 (20.00%) SSL
19 20 (19.05%) SOAP
19 20 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
19 20 (19.05%) TDD
20 19 (18.10%) Scala
20 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
20 19 (18.10%) SQL

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 (13.33%) Confluence
2 13 (12.38%) Tomcat
3 12 (11.43%) nginx
4 10 (9.52%) Apache
5 5 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.76%) JBoss
5 5 (4.76%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.90%) Documentum
7 1 (0.95%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.95%) CMS
7 1 (0.95%) IIS
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.95%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.43%) GitHub
3 12 (11.43%) Google Analytics
4 7 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (4.76%) IaaS
6 5 (4.76%) PaaS
6 5 (4.76%) SaaS
7 1 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.95%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (20.00%) SSL
2 18 (17.14%) HTTP
3 17 (16.19%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.81%) Firewall
4 4 (3.81%) Internet
4 4 (3.81%) LAN
4 4 (3.81%) MPLS
4 4 (3.81%) Network Security
4 4 (3.81%) VoIP
4 4 (3.81%) VPN
4 4 (3.81%) WAN
4 4 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.90%) SMS
6 1 (0.95%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.95%) FTP
6 1 (0.95%) GSM
6 1 (0.95%) PABX
6 1 (0.95%) PBX
6 1 (0.95%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.86%) MongoDB
2 21 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 12 (11.43%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (10.48%) MySQL
5 8 (7.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.95%) Big Data
9 1 (0.95%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.95%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 45 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 36 (34.29%) Selenium
3 33 (31.43%) Git (software)
4 24 (22.86%) Cucumber
5 18 (17.14%) Gatling
5 18 (17.14%) JIRA
6 15 (14.29%) IntelliJ
6 15 (14.29%) JUnit
7 13 (12.38%) Ant
8 12 (11.43%) Grunt
8 12 (11.43%) gulp
8 12 (11.43%) Karma Test Runner
8 12 (11.43%) Sublime Text
9 10 (9.52%) Maven
10 9 (8.57%) Bitbucket
11 6 (5.71%) SoapUI
11 6 (5.71%) Subversion
12 5 (4.76%) Eclipse
12 5 (4.76%) jMock
12 5 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (6.67%) Retail
2 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.81%) Automotive
3 4 (3.81%) Finance
4 2 (1.90%) Back Office
4 2 (1.90%) Games
5 1 (0.95%) Legal
5 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (20.95%) Developer
2 17 (16.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (13.33%) Architect
4 12 (11.43%) Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Product Manager
8 6 (5.71%) Business Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Digital Architect
8 6 (5.71%) Scala Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.76%) J2EE Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Product Owner
10 4 (3.81%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.76%) Web Services
2 25 (23.81%) RESTful
3 23 (21.90%) CSS
4 22 (20.95%) Spring
5 20 (19.05%) SOAP
6 18 (17.14%) HTML
7 17 (16.19%) JSON
8 16 (15.24%) REST
9 15 (14.29%) HTML5
9 15 (14.29%) Node.js
10 14 (13.33%) AngularJS
10 14 (13.33%) jQuery
10 14 (13.33%) XML
11 13 (12.38%) Gherkin
12 12 (11.43%) Servlets
13 11 (10.48%) Django
14 10 (9.52%) J2EE
15 9 (8.57%) Ajax
15 9 (8.57%) CSS3
15 9 (8.57%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.29%) User Experience
2 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) NHS
4 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.90%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) CMDB
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) Fintech
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) PKI
6 1 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.95%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (36.19%) Linux
2 24 (22.86%) Windows
3 17 (16.19%) Unix
4 13 (12.38%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.81%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) Android
7 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (75.24%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (40.00%) DevOps
3 36 (34.29%) Scrum
4 34 (32.38%) Test Automation
5 31 (29.52%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (27.62%) Configuration Management
7 20 (19.05%) TDD
8 18 (17.14%) Kanban
9 14 (13.33%) Analytics
9 14 (13.33%) Deployment Automation
9 14 (13.33%) Microservices
10 13 (12.38%) Project Management
10 13 (12.38%) Service Delivery
10 13 (12.38%) User Stories
11 12 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (11.43%) Mentoring
11 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (10.48%) Agile Project Management
12 11 (10.48%) Service Design
12 11 (10.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.00%) Java
2 40 (38.10%) Python
3 29 (27.62%) Ruby
4 19 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 19 (18.10%) Scala
4 19 (18.10%) SQL
5 18 (17.14%) C#
6 16 (15.24%) Perl
7 14 (13.33%) Groovy
8 13 (12.38%) Haskell
9 8 (7.62%) Bash Shell
10 6 (5.71%) PHP
11 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.95%) C
12 1 (0.95%) C++
12 1 (0.95%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.62%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.71%) ISEB
5 4 (3.81%) Degree
6 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.90%) CCNA
7 2 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.95%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.95%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) QA
2 4 (3.81%) PMO
System Software
1 30 (28.57%) Docker
2 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.71%) LXC
4 5 (4.76%) vSphere
5 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.95%) iptables
6 1 (0.95%) Postfix
6 1 (0.95%) Samba
6 1 (0.95%) Squid
Systems Management
1 37 (35.24%) Puppet
2 16 (15.24%) Ansible
2 16 (15.24%) Kibana
3 15 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (11.43%) Grafana
5 10 (9.52%) Terraform
6 8 (7.62%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.81%) logstash
7 4 (3.81%) Nessus
8 3 (2.86%) WSUS
8 3 (2.86%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.95%) Automic
9 1 (0.95%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.95%) Nmap
9 1 (0.95%) Packer
9 1 (0.95%) Salt
9 1 (0.95%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Google
2 11 (10.48%) Oracle
3 8 (7.62%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.67%) VMware
5 5 (4.76%) webMethods
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco
6 4 (3.81%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.81%) Zend
7 3 (2.86%) Adobe
8 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.90%) Pega
9 1 (0.95%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.95%) Delphix
9 1 (0.95%) Informatica
9 1 (0.95%) MapR
9 1 (0.95%) NEC
9 1 (0.95%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.95%) Teradata
9 1 (0.95%) Xamarin