Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 77 80
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 +33
Contract jobs citing Open Source 131 114 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.58% 2.46% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.93% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 89 91
West Midlands median daily rate £445 £488 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +1.72% +20.00%
10th Percentile £307 £350 £370
90th Percentile £554 £575 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.95 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.51% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year -9.68% -9.88% -4.44%

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 4,323 3,893 5,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.01% 84.12% 84.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,593 2,476 3,116
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 141 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.48 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.12% +34.17% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.21 £53.75 £39.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.85%

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 18 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 October 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 86 £430 -14.00% 8
Birmingham -22 22 £450 -5.26% 14
Coventry -22 4 £538 +43.33% 3
Warwickshire - 2 £500 - 2
Wolverhampton -4 1 - -
Solihull -5 1 £400 +0.31% 1
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 109 (83.21%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (43.51%) Java
3 55 (41.98%) Linux
3 55 (41.98%) Jenkins
4 53 (40.46%) DevOps
4 53 (40.46%) Test Automation
4 53 (40.46%) Puppet
5 51 (38.93%) Git (software)
5 51 (38.93%) Scrum
6 50 (38.17%) Python
7 47 (35.88%) Selenium
8 45 (34.35%) Configuration Management
9 43 (32.82%) Windows
10 39 (29.77%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (28.24%) Kanban
12 36 (27.48%) Ruby
12 36 (27.48%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (25.95%) Cucumber
14 33 (25.19%) Docker
15 32 (24.43%) MongoDB
15 32 (24.43%) Perl
16 30 (22.90%) CSS
16 30 (22.90%) RESTful
17 29 (22.14%) JIRA
18 28 (21.37%) NoSQL
19 27 (20.61%) TDD
19 27 (20.61%) SSL
20 26 (19.85%) Web Services
20 26 (19.85%) Unix
20 26 (19.85%) JavaScript

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 (14.50%) nginx
1 19 (14.50%) Tomcat
2 17 (12.98%) Confluence
3 14 (10.69%) Apache
4 9 (6.87%) Documentum
4 9 (6.87%) JBoss
4 9 (6.87%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.76%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.76%) CMS
7 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (15.27%) GitHub
3 19 (14.50%) Google Analytics
4 17 (12.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (9.92%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.82%) IaaS
6 5 (3.82%) PaaS
6 5 (3.82%) SaaS
7 4 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.61%) SSL
2 25 (19.08%) HTTP
3 23 (17.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.82%) VoIP
4 5 (3.82%) VPN
5 4 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.05%) Firewall
5 4 (3.05%) Internet
5 4 (3.05%) LAN
5 4 (3.05%) MPLS
5 4 (3.05%) Network Security
5 4 (3.05%) WAN
5 4 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.53%) SMS
7 1 (0.76%) DNS
7 1 (0.76%) FTP
7 1 (0.76%) GSM
7 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.76%) PBX
7 1 (0.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (24.43%) MongoDB
2 28 (21.37%) NoSQL
3 13 (9.92%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (9.16%) MySQL
4 12 (9.16%) SQL Server
5 10 (7.63%) Oracle Database
6 8 (6.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.76%) Big Data
9 1 (0.76%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 55 (41.98%) Jenkins
2 51 (38.93%) Git (software)
3 47 (35.88%) Selenium
4 34 (25.95%) Cucumber
5 29 (22.14%) JIRA
6 25 (19.08%) Gatling
7 22 (16.79%) IntelliJ
8 20 (15.27%) Maven
9 19 (14.50%) Ant
9 19 (14.50%) Grunt
9 19 (14.50%) gulp
9 19 (14.50%) JUnit
9 19 (14.50%) Karma Test Runner
9 19 (14.50%) Sublime Text
10 16 (12.21%) Subversion
11 14 (10.69%) Bitbucket
12 13 (9.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (7.63%) RSpec
14 9 (6.87%) Eclipse
15 7 (5.34%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (3.82%) Finance
1 5 (3.82%) Retail
2 4 (3.05%) Automotive
2 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.53%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (24.43%) Developer
2 20 (15.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (9.92%) Analyst
4 11 (8.40%) Architect
4 11 (8.40%) Java Developer
5 10 (7.63%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (7.63%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (6.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Product Manager
7 7 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Digital Architect
8 6 (4.58%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.82%) Product Owner
9 5 (3.82%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.82%) Systems Support
9 5 (3.82%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.90%) CSS
1 30 (22.90%) RESTful
2 26 (19.85%) Spring
2 26 (19.85%) Web Services
3 24 (18.32%) SOAP
4 22 (16.79%) HTML
4 22 (16.79%) JSON
5 21 (16.03%) AngularJS
5 21 (16.03%) HTML5
5 21 (16.03%) jQuery
5 21 (16.03%) REST
6 20 (15.27%) Gherkin
6 20 (15.27%) Middleware
7 19 (14.50%) Node.js
7 19 (14.50%) Servlets
7 19 (14.50%) XML
8 14 (10.69%) J2EE
9 12 (9.16%) Play Framework
9 12 (9.16%) Ruby on Rails
10 11 (8.40%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (9.92%) User Experience
2 10 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.82%) NHS
5 4 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.53%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.76%) Fintech
7 1 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.76%) PKI
7 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) SCADA
7 1 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.76%) Smart Home
7 1 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (41.98%) Linux
2 43 (32.82%) Windows
3 26 (19.85%) Unix
4 20 (15.27%) Ubuntu
5 14 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.53%) Android
7 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.76%) CentOS
8 1 (0.76%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (83.21%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (40.46%) DevOps
2 53 (40.46%) Test Automation
3 51 (38.93%) Scrum
4 45 (34.35%) Configuration Management
5 39 (29.77%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (28.24%) Kanban
7 36 (27.48%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (20.61%) TDD
9 24 (18.32%) Analytics
9 24 (18.32%) Deployment Automation
9 24 (18.32%) Microservices
10 18 (13.74%) User Stories
11 15 (11.45%) SOA
12 14 (10.69%) Actionable Insight
12 14 (10.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (10.69%) Service Design
13 13 (9.92%) Service Delivery
14 12 (9.16%) Process Improvement
14 12 (9.16%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.51%) Java
2 50 (38.17%) Python
3 36 (27.48%) Ruby
4 32 (24.43%) Perl
5 26 (19.85%) JavaScript
6 25 (19.08%) C#
7 22 (16.79%) Scala
7 22 (16.79%) SQL
8 21 (16.03%) Groovy
9 19 (14.50%) Haskell
10 6 (4.58%) PHP
11 5 (3.82%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.53%) C
12 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.76%) Lua
13 1 (0.76%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (16.03%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.63%) Degree
4 8 (6.11%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.58%) ISEB
6 3 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.53%) CCNA
7 2 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.76%) OCP
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.76%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.40%) QA
2 4 (3.05%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (25.19%) Docker
2 6 (4.58%) LXC
2 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.82%) vSphere
4 3 (2.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.76%) iptables
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.76%) Postfix
5 1 (0.76%) Samba
5 1 (0.76%) Squid
5 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 53 (40.46%) Puppet
2 23 (17.56%) Kibana
3 20 (15.27%) ZABBIX
4 19 (14.50%) Grafana
5 17 (12.98%) Ansible
6 11 (8.40%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.82%) Nessus
8 4 (3.05%) logstash
8 4 (3.05%) Terraform
9 3 (2.29%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.29%) WSUS
10 2 (1.53%) Nmap
11 1 (0.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.76%) Salt
Vendors
1 21 (16.03%) Google
2 20 (15.27%) Oracle
3 14 (10.69%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.87%) Pega
5 8 (6.11%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.58%) VMware
6 6 (4.58%) webMethods
7 5 (3.82%) Adobe
8 4 (3.05%) Cisco
8 4 (3.05%) Zend
9 2 (1.53%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.76%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.76%) MapR
10 1 (0.76%) NEC
10 1 (0.76%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.76%) SAP
10 1 (0.76%) Xamarin