Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 65 85
Rank change year-on-year -19 +20 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 114 129 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.33% 3.00% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 3.63% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 102 68
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £476 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.15% +9.63% +8.44%
10th Percentile £375 £413 £329
90th Percentile £588 £575 £515
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -25.53% +39.26% -25.00%

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 4,059 3,552 4,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 82.47% 83.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,462 2,200 2,711
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 138 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +23.28% -25.93%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.50 £38.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 June 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 June 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
Birmingham -3 47 £525 +2.44% 15
Shropshire -25 36 £500 - 4
Coventry -18 12 £500 +17.65% 1
Warwickshire +4 2 £413 -2.94% 6
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Solihull - 1 £400 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 82 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (51.75%) DevOps
3 54 (47.37%) Python
4 45 (39.47%) Linux
5 38 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 38 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 37 (32.46%) Git (software)
6 37 (32.46%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
8 35 (30.70%) Puppet
9 33 (28.95%) Ruby
9 33 (28.95%) Scrum
10 32 (28.07%) Docker
11 30 (26.32%) Configuration Management
11 30 (26.32%) Web Services
12 28 (24.56%) Java
12 28 (24.56%) Deployment Automation
13 27 (23.68%) TDD
14 26 (22.81%) Ansible
15 21 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
15 21 (18.42%) Security Cleared
16 20 (17.54%) Terraform
17 19 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (16.67%) Windows
18 18 (15.79%) RESTful
18 18 (15.79%) JIRA
19 17 (14.91%) Bash Shell
19 17 (14.91%) Kanban
19 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
19 17 (14.91%) Project Management

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 15 (13.16%) Confluence
2 13 (11.40%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (10.53%) nginx
4 9 (7.89%) Apache
5 7 (6.14%) Tomcat
6 6 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (2.63%) IIS
7 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.75%) JBoss
8 2 (1.75%) Jetty
8 2 (1.75%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.88%) Apache Synapse
9 1 (0.88%) CMS
9 1 (0.88%) Documentum
9 1 (0.88%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.88%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 36 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (9.65%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (9.65%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (7.89%) GitHub
6 6 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (5.26%) Amazon S3
6 6 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (5.26%) IaaS
6 6 (5.26%) PaaS
6 6 (5.26%) Route 53
6 6 (5.26%) SaaS
6 6 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (3.51%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.91%) SSL
2 13 (11.40%) HTTP
2 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.26%) VoIP
4 5 (4.39%) SMS
5 4 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.51%) Firewall
5 4 (3.51%) Internet
5 4 (3.51%) LAN
5 4 (3.51%) MPLS
5 4 (3.51%) Network Security
5 4 (3.51%) VPN
5 4 (3.51%) WAN
5 4 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.75%) DNS
6 2 (1.75%) FTP
7 1 (0.88%) DHCP
7 1 (0.88%) GSM
7 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.88%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.28%) MongoDB
2 13 (11.40%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database
5 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (6.14%) MySQL
6 6 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.39%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.63%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.88%) Big Data
10 1 (0.88%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 38 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 37 (32.46%) Git (software)
3 18 (15.79%) JIRA
4 14 (12.28%) Selenium
4 14 (12.28%) Subversion
5 11 (9.65%) Maven
6 10 (8.77%) Cucumber
7 7 (6.14%) GitLab
8 6 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.39%) Ant
9 5 (4.39%) Gatling
9 5 (4.39%) JUnit
10 4 (3.51%) DbUnit
10 4 (3.51%) Grunt
10 4 (3.51%) gulp
10 4 (3.51%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (3.51%) Mockito
10 4 (3.51%) SonarQube
10 4 (3.51%) Sublime Text
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 6 (5.26%) Retail
2 6 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Automotive
4 2 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (28.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (16.67%) Architect
3 18 (15.79%) Developer
4 11 (9.65%) Analyst
5 10 (8.77%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) Technical Architect
6 9 (7.89%) AWS DevOps
6 9 (7.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Digital Architect
8 6 (5.26%) Digital Business Analyst
8 6 (5.26%) Product Manager
8 6 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.32%) Web Services
2 18 (15.79%) RESTful
3 15 (13.16%) CSS
4 13 (11.40%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (11.40%) HTML
5 12 (10.53%) .NET
5 12 (10.53%) Sensu
5 12 (10.53%) SOAP
6 10 (8.77%) HTML5
6 10 (8.77%) J2EE
6 10 (8.77%) Node.js
7 9 (7.89%) CSS3
7 9 (7.89%) JSON
7 9 (7.89%) Spring
8 8 (7.02%) REST
8 8 (7.02%) XML
9 7 (6.14%) Django
10 6 (5.26%) AngularJS
10 6 (5.26%) jQuery
10 6 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) User Experience
2 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.51%) NHS
4 4 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Blog
6 1 (0.88%) CMDB
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Fintech
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.88%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.47%) Linux
2 19 (16.67%) Windows
3 16 (14.04%) Unix
4 8 (7.02%) Mac OS X
5 6 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.39%) Ubuntu
6 5 (4.39%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (71.93%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (51.75%) DevOps
3 38 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 37 (32.46%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (28.95%) Scrum
6 30 (26.32%) Configuration Management
7 28 (24.56%) Deployment Automation
8 27 (23.68%) TDD
9 17 (14.91%) Kanban
9 17 (14.91%) Project Management
10 16 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (13.16%) Mentoring
12 13 (11.40%) Continuous Delivery
12 13 (11.40%) OO
13 12 (10.53%) Regression Testing
13 12 (10.53%) User Stories
14 11 (9.65%) Line Management
15 10 (8.77%) SDLC
16 9 (7.89%) Service Delivery
17 8 (7.02%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 54 (47.37%) Python
2 33 (28.95%) Ruby
3 28 (24.56%) Java
4 17 (14.91%) Bash Shell
5 16 (14.04%) JavaScript
6 14 (12.28%) Scala
7 13 (11.40%) SQL
8 12 (10.53%) Perl
9 11 (9.65%) PHP
10 10 (8.77%) C#
11 8 (7.02%) Groovy
11 8 (7.02%) Haskell
12 4 (3.51%) C
12 4 (3.51%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.63%) Clojure
13 3 (2.63%) Erlang
13 3 (2.63%) F#
14 2 (1.75%) C++
14 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.26%) Degree
4 4 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.51%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.63%) ISEB
6 2 (1.75%) CCNA
6 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) PMO
3 2 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (28.07%) Docker
2 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.39%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.51%) vSphere
5 3 (2.63%) LXC
5 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.88%) iptables
6 1 (0.88%) Postfix
6 1 (0.88%) Samba
6 1 (0.88%) Squid
6 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (30.70%) Puppet
2 26 (22.81%) Ansible
3 21 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (17.54%) Terraform
5 17 (14.91%) Kibana
6 13 (11.40%) logstash
7 9 (7.89%) Kubernetes
8 8 (7.02%) Salt
9 5 (4.39%) collectd
9 5 (4.39%) StatsD
9 5 (4.39%) WSUS
9 5 (4.39%) ZABBIX
10 4 (3.51%) Grafana
10 4 (3.51%) Nessus
11 1 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.88%) Packer
11 1 (0.88%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.88%) Sysdig
11 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (9.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) Oracle
3 9 (7.89%) Google
4 8 (7.02%) VMware
5 6 (5.26%) Atlassian
5 6 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.26%) SaltStack
6 5 (4.39%) Cisco
7 2 (1.75%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.75%) Zend
8 1 (0.88%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.88%) Dell
8 1 (0.88%) Delphix
8 1 (0.88%) F5
8 1 (0.88%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.88%) IBM
8 1 (0.88%) Informatica
8 1 (0.88%) MapR
8 1 (0.88%) Pega
8 1 (0.88%) Splunk