Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 92 87
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 +25
Contract jobs citing Open Source 147 100 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.83% 2.04% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.43% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 78 89
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -4.04% +10.00%
10th Percentile £338 £359 £375
90th Percentile £538 £575 £640
England median daily rate £525 £503 £480
% change year-on-year +4.48% +4.69% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £15.41 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.20% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +9.09%

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 4,501 4,119 5,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.61% 83.87% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,775 2,646 3,015
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 144 150
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -1 102 £425 -14.57% 9
Birmingham -12 19 £439 -4.62% 15
Warwickshire +18 12 £500 +5.26% 2
Coventry -15 5 £550 +15.79%
Worcestershire -7 1 £375 +7.14%
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 131 (89.12%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (51.70%) Linux
3 75 (51.02%) Java
4 66 (44.90%) Git (software)
4 66 (44.90%) Puppet
5 64 (43.54%) DevOps
6 62 (42.18%) Jenkins
6 62 (42.18%) Test Automation
6 62 (42.18%) Python
7 58 (39.46%) Kanban
8 56 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
9 53 (36.05%) Windows
9 53 (36.05%) Scrum
10 51 (34.69%) Configuration Management
11 44 (29.93%) Perl
12 42 (28.57%) Middleware
13 41 (27.89%) ZABBIX
13 41 (27.89%) Ruby
13 41 (27.89%) Selenium
14 40 (27.21%) Amazon AWS
15 39 (26.53%) Unix
16 38 (25.85%) JIRA
17 37 (25.17%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (23.81%) TDD
19 34 (23.13%) Oracle
19 34 (23.13%) HTTP
20 33 (22.45%) Analytics
20 33 (22.45%) Docker
21 32 (21.77%) Cucumber
21 32 (21.77%) C#

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 19 (12.93%) nginx
1 19 (12.93%) Tomcat
2 18 (12.24%) Documentum
3 13 (8.84%) Confluence
4 11 (7.48%) Apache
4 11 (7.48%) OpenStack
5 10 (6.80%) JBoss
5 10 (6.80%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.36%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.68%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.21%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (13.61%) GitHub
3 20 (13.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (12.93%) Google Analytics
5 5 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.36%) BlazeMeter
6 2 (1.36%) IaaS
6 2 (1.36%) PaaS
6 2 (1.36%) SaaS
7 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.13%) HTTP
2 23 (15.65%) TCP/IP
3 22 (14.97%) SSL
4 10 (6.80%) 802.11
4 10 (6.80%) SNMP
4 10 (6.80%) VPN
5 8 (5.44%) VoIP
5 8 (5.44%) Wireless
6 2 (1.36%) SAN
6 2 (1.36%) SMS
7 1 (0.68%) 3G
7 1 (0.68%) 4G
7 1 (0.68%) DNS
7 1 (0.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.69%) MongoDB
2 23 (15.65%) NoSQL
3 20 (13.61%) SQL Server
4 12 (8.16%) Oracle Database
5 11 (7.48%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (6.80%) MySQL
7 5 (3.40%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.04%) Big Data
10 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 66 (44.90%) Git (software)
2 62 (42.18%) Jenkins
3 41 (27.89%) Selenium
4 38 (25.85%) JIRA
5 32 (21.77%) Cucumber
6 31 (21.09%) Maven
7 28 (19.05%) Subversion
8 25 (17.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 24 (16.33%) Gatling
10 22 (14.97%) IntelliJ
11 20 (13.61%) JUnit
12 19 (12.93%) Ant
12 19 (12.93%) Grunt
12 19 (12.93%) gulp
12 19 (12.93%) Karma Test Runner
12 19 (12.93%) Sublime Text
13 15 (10.20%) Bitbucket
14 14 (9.52%) GitLab
15 11 (7.48%) Burp Suite
15 11 (7.48%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (4.08%) Retail
2 5 (3.40%) Automotive
3 3 (2.04%) Finance
3 3 (2.04%) Marketing
4 2 (1.36%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (20.41%) Developer
2 28 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (11.56%) Systems Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) AWS DevOps
4 16 (10.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 16 (10.88%) AWS Engineer
5 14 (9.52%) Tester
6 12 (8.16%) Analyst
6 12 (8.16%) Java Developer
6 12 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Systems Support
6 12 (8.16%) Systems Support Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Architect
7 10 (6.80%) Penetration Tester
8 9 (6.12%) Monitoring Engineer
8 9 (6.12%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.12%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.08%) Business Analyst
10 6 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.57%) Middleware
2 26 (17.69%) CSS
2 26 (17.69%) RESTful
3 24 (16.33%) Spring
4 22 (14.97%) SOAP
5 21 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 21 (14.29%) jQuery
5 21 (14.29%) Web Services
6 20 (13.61%) Gherkin
6 20 (13.61%) XML
7 19 (12.93%) HTML
7 19 (12.93%) Node.js
7 19 (12.93%) Servlets
8 18 (12.24%) HTML5
8 18 (12.24%) JSON
8 18 (12.24%) REST
9 15 (10.20%) J2EE
10 12 (8.16%) Hibernate
10 12 (8.16%) Play Framework
11 11 (7.48%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (10.88%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.16%) Mobile App
4 11 (7.48%) SCADA
5 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.80%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (6.12%) User Experience
7 8 (5.44%) Wiki
8 5 (3.40%) NHS
9 3 (2.04%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.68%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (51.70%) Linux
2 53 (36.05%) Windows
3 39 (26.53%) Unix
4 26 (17.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (12.93%) Ubuntu
6 11 (7.48%) Kali Linux
7 5 (3.40%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.36%) Android
9 2 (1.36%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.68%) CentOS
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (89.12%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (43.54%) DevOps
3 62 (42.18%) Test Automation
4 58 (39.46%) Kanban
5 56 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
6 53 (36.05%) Scrum
7 51 (34.69%) Configuration Management
8 37 (25.17%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (23.81%) TDD
10 33 (22.45%) Analytics
11 28 (19.05%) Deployment Automation
12 27 (18.37%) SOA
13 26 (17.69%) Microservices
14 22 (14.97%) ITIL
15 20 (13.61%) Task Automation
16 19 (12.93%) Lean Software Development
17 17 (11.56%) Computer Science
18 14 (9.52%) Data Analytics
18 14 (9.52%) Trend Analysis
19 12 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 75 (51.02%) Java
2 62 (42.18%) Python
3 44 (29.93%) Perl
4 41 (27.89%) Ruby
5 32 (21.77%) C#
6 26 (17.69%) JavaScript
7 25 (17.01%) SQL
8 21 (14.29%) Groovy
9 19 (12.93%) Haskell
10 18 (12.24%) Scala
11 12 (8.16%) Bash Shell
11 12 (8.16%) PowerShell
12 11 (7.48%) C
12 11 (7.48%) Lua
13 5 (3.40%) PHP
14 4 (2.72%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.68%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (21.77%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.41%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.29%) Degree
4 11 (7.48%) OSCE
5 9 (6.12%) ISTQB
6 8 (5.44%) ISEB
7 6 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (3.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (2.72%) OCP
9 4 (2.72%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (2.04%) CREST Certified
10 3 (2.04%) SANS
11 2 (1.36%) GPEN
11 2 (1.36%) OSCP
11 2 (1.36%) Tigerscheme
12 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.68%) CHECK Team Leader
12 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.68%) GIAC
12 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.48%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (22.45%) Docker
2 5 (3.40%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.40%) vSphere
3 3 (2.04%) LXC
4 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 66 (44.90%) Puppet
2 41 (27.89%) ZABBIX
3 27 (18.37%) Ansible
4 21 (14.29%) Kibana
5 19 (12.93%) Grafana
6 11 (7.48%) Nessus
6 11 (7.48%) Nmap
7 5 (3.40%) Data Guard
7 5 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.36%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (1.36%) logstash
9 1 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.68%) Terraform
9 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (23.13%) Oracle
2 26 (17.69%) Red Hat
3 20 (13.61%) Google
4 18 (12.24%) Pega
5 7 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.08%) webMethods
7 5 (3.40%) Adobe
7 5 (3.40%) VMware
8 4 (2.72%) Zend
9 2 (1.36%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.36%) New Relic
10 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco
10 1 (0.68%) Microgen
10 1 (0.68%) SAP
10 1 (0.68%) Xamarin