Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 69 119
Rank change year-on-year -14 +50 -36
Contract jobs citing Open Source 108 142 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.26% 2.70% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 3.26% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 110 24
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £473 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.65% -4.15% +23.44%
10th Percentile £381 £368 £327
90th Percentile £575 £616 £676
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -22.22% -3.23% +9.41%

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 3,981 4,355 4,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.34% 82.73% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,508 2,688 2,356
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +10 50 £500 +3.20% 17
Shropshire -11 28 £500 +9.29% 1
Coventry -1 13 £500 +5.04% 4
Warwickshire +6 4 £475 +11.76% 1
Worcestershire +1 4 £350 -3.45% 2
Walsall - 1 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 80 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (52.78%) DevOps
3 51 (47.22%) Linux
4 49 (45.37%) Python
4 49 (45.37%) Git (software)
5 41 (37.96%) Test Automation
6 39 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
7 37 (34.26%) Scrum
7 37 (34.26%) Puppet
8 36 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 36 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (32.41%) Configuration Management
10 33 (30.56%) TDD
11 30 (27.78%) Ruby
11 30 (27.78%) Java
12 26 (24.07%) Web Services
13 25 (23.15%) Subversion
13 25 (23.15%) Kanban
14 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
14 23 (21.30%) MongoDB
14 23 (21.30%) Docker
15 21 (19.44%) Windows
16 19 (17.59%) Oracle
16 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
16 19 (17.59%) Maven
17 18 (16.67%) SOA
17 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
17 18 (16.67%) SSL
17 18 (16.67%) Ansible
18 17 (15.74%) Opscode Chef

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 17 (15.74%) Confluence
2 15 (13.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (12.96%) nginx
4 13 (12.04%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (10.19%) Apache
6 6 (5.56%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.63%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (4.63%) JBoss
7 5 (4.63%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.78%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (2.78%) Apache Synapse
8 3 (2.78%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 3 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.85%) IIS
9 2 (1.85%) Jetty
9 2 (1.85%) Mongrel
9 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.93%) CMS
10 1 (0.93%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 39 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (13.89%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (12.04%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (10.19%) GitHub
5 9 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (7.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 8 (7.41%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (7.41%) Amazon S3
6 8 (7.41%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (7.41%) Route 53
6 8 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (3.70%) Heroku
7 4 (3.70%) PaaS
7 4 (3.70%) SaaS
8 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.85%) IaaS
9 1 (0.93%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) SSL
1 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 17 (15.74%) HTTP
3 8 (7.41%) Firewall
4 4 (3.70%) DNS
4 4 (3.70%) SMS
5 3 (2.78%) Network Security
5 3 (2.78%) VoIP
5 3 (2.78%) VPN
6 2 (1.85%) FTP
6 2 (1.85%) ICMP
7 1 (0.93%) DHCP
7 1 (0.93%) GSM
7 1 (0.93%) Internet
7 1 (0.93%) IPsec
7 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.93%) MPLS
7 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.93%) WAN
7 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.30%) MongoDB
2 14 (12.96%) Oracle Database
3 13 (12.04%) MySQL
4 11 (10.19%) NoSQL
5 10 (9.26%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (9.26%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (7.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.78%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.85%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.85%) Power BI
9 2 (1.85%) QlikView
9 2 (1.85%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 49 (45.37%) Git (software)
2 36 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 25 (23.15%) Subversion
4 19 (17.59%) Maven
5 17 (15.74%) JIRA
6 13 (12.04%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (11.11%) GitLab
8 8 (7.41%) JUnit
9 5 (4.63%) IntelliJ
9 5 (4.63%) Mockito
9 5 (4.63%) Selenium
10 4 (3.70%) DbUnit
10 4 (3.70%) jMock
10 4 (3.70%) SonarQube
10 4 (3.70%) Travis CI
10 4 (3.70%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.78%) Ant
11 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.85%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (6.48%) Finance
2 2 (1.85%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (21.30%) Developer
3 22 (20.37%) Architect
4 11 (10.19%) Technical Architect
5 10 (9.26%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.33%) Analyst
7 8 (7.41%) Business Analyst
8 7 (6.48%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Digital Architect
9 6 (5.56%) Lead DevOps
10 5 (4.63%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 5 (4.63%) Scala Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
11 4 (3.70%) Digital Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Digital Business Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
11 4 (3.70%) Java Architect
12 3 (2.78%) DevOps Consultant
12 3 (2.78%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.07%) Web Services
2 17 (15.74%) CSS
3 16 (14.81%) HTML
3 16 (14.81%) JSON
4 15 (13.89%) HTML5
5 13 (12.04%) Middleware
5 13 (12.04%) Node.js
6 12 (11.11%) CSS3
6 12 (11.11%) Spring
7 11 (10.19%) Elastic Stack
7 11 (10.19%) J2EE
7 11 (10.19%) Play Framework
7 11 (10.19%) REST
7 11 (10.19%) RESTful
8 10 (9.26%) jQuery
8 10 (9.26%) Sensu
8 10 (9.26%) XML
9 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
10 7 (6.48%) Apache Camel
10 7 (6.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.41%) User Experience
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.63%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (2.78%) TM Forum
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.85%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.85%) NHS
7 2 (1.85%) SCADA
8 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.93%) Blog
8 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (47.22%) Linux
2 21 (19.44%) Windows
3 13 (12.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (10.19%) Unix
5 5 (4.63%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.70%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.93%) Android
9 1 (0.93%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (52.78%) DevOps
3 41 (37.96%) Test Automation
4 37 (34.26%) Scrum
5 36 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (32.41%) Configuration Management
7 33 (30.56%) TDD
8 25 (23.15%) Kanban
9 18 (16.67%) SOA
10 13 (12.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (12.04%) Task Automation
11 12 (11.11%) Microservices
11 12 (11.11%) SDLC
11 12 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
12 11 (10.19%) Project Management
13 10 (9.26%) OO
14 9 (8.33%) Line Management
14 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
14 9 (8.33%) Process Architecture
14 9 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (45.37%) Python
2 30 (27.78%) Java
2 30 (27.78%) Ruby
3 23 (21.30%) JavaScript
4 17 (15.74%) Scala
5 16 (14.81%) Perl
6 14 (12.96%) PHP
7 13 (12.04%) SQL
8 11 (10.19%) Bash Shell
9 7 (6.48%) C#
10 6 (5.56%) Groovy
11 5 (4.63%) Haskell
12 4 (3.70%) C
13 3 (2.78%) Clojure
13 3 (2.78%) Erlang
13 3 (2.78%) F#
13 3 (2.78%) Go
13 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.85%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (17.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.48%) Degree
4 6 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.78%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.85%) CCIE
6 2 (1.85%) CCIE Security
6 2 (1.85%) CCNA
6 2 (1.85%) CCNP
6 2 (1.85%) CEH
6 2 (1.85%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.85%) CISM
6 2 (1.85%) CISSP
6 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.85%) GCIA
6 2 (1.85%) GIAC
6 2 (1.85%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) PMO
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 23 (21.30%) Docker
2 10 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.70%) vSphere
4 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.85%) Snort
6 1 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.93%) iptables
6 1 (0.93%) Postfix
6 1 (0.93%) Samba
6 1 (0.93%) Squid
6 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (34.26%) Puppet
2 18 (16.67%) Ansible
3 17 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (12.96%) Terraform
5 13 (12.04%) Kibana
6 12 (11.11%) Salt
6 12 (11.11%) ZABBIX
7 11 (10.19%) logstash
8 7 (6.48%) collectd
8 7 (6.48%) StatsD
9 3 (2.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (2.78%) WSUS
10 2 (1.85%) Grafana
10 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.93%) Nessus
11 1 (0.93%) Nmap
11 1 (0.93%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.93%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 19 (17.59%) Oracle
2 15 (13.89%) Red Hat
3 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.26%) VMware
4 9 (8.33%) Google
5 8 (7.41%) SaltStack
6 5 (4.63%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.70%) Cisco
7 4 (3.70%) Rackspace
8 3 (2.78%) Dell
8 3 (2.78%) EMC
8 3 (2.78%) F5
8 3 (2.78%) IBM
8 3 (2.78%) NetApp
8 3 (2.78%) SAP
8 3 (2.78%) Splunk
8 3 (2.78%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.85%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.85%) Tableau
9 2 (1.85%) webMethods