Period
to 23 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 83 71
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12 +35
Contract jobs citing Open Source 133 100 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.72% 2.09% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 2.48% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 80 99
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £520 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +13.04% +9.52%
10th Percentile £330 £413 £399
90th Percentile £557 £576 £600
England median daily rate £525 £503 £500
% change year-on-year +4.48% +0.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.50 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.00% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +16.13%

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 4,246 4,031 3,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.78% 84.42% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,646 2,526 2,369
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 141 142
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.85 £20.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% -3.61% +15.28%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £47.25 £48.75 £38.48
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.38%

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 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 -8 51 £510 +2.00% 2
Birmingham -1 34 £500 -4.76% 7
Warwickshire +17 16 £500 +5.26% 3
Coventry -8 12 £550 +10.00%
Staffordshire - 4 £231 - 1
Solihull - 3 £450 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (55.64%) Linux
3 66 (49.62%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (44.36%) DevOps
5 57 (42.86%) Python
6 56 (42.11%) Java
7 54 (40.60%) Puppet
8 51 (38.35%) Jenkins
9 48 (36.09%) Configuration Management
10 45 (33.83%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (33.08%) Ansible
11 44 (33.08%) Kanban
12 43 (32.33%) Git (software)
13 38 (28.57%) Unix
14 35 (26.32%) Docker
15 34 (25.56%) Windows
16 33 (24.81%) Middleware
16 33 (24.81%) Maven
17 31 (23.31%) Scrum
17 31 (23.31%) Deployment Automation
18 29 (21.80%) Oracle
19 28 (21.05%) TDD
19 28 (21.05%) ZABBIX
20 27 (20.30%) Microsoft Azure
20 27 (20.30%) Test Automation
20 27 (20.30%) Security Cleared
21 26 (19.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 26 (19.55%) Perl
22 25 (18.80%) Red Hat
22 25 (18.80%) Continuous Integration

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 (10.53%) Apache
2 12 (9.02%) IIS
2 12 (9.02%) Tomcat
3 11 (8.27%) nginx
4 10 (7.52%) Documentum
4 10 (7.52%) Jetty
4 10 (7.52%) Mongrel
4 10 (7.52%) OpenStack
4 10 (7.52%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.01%) CMS
6 2 (1.50%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.50%) DNN
6 2 (1.50%) Drupal
6 2 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.50%) JBoss
6 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.50%) WordPress
7 1 (0.75%) Confluence
7 1 (0.75%) Mailman
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 66 (49.62%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (20.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (15.04%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (13.53%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (11.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (7.52%) Google App Engine
7 7 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (5.26%) Serverless
8 5 (3.76%) Amazon S3
8 5 (3.76%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (2.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (2.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (2.26%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (2.26%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (2.26%) CloudFront
10 3 (2.26%) SaaS
11 2 (1.50%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (1.50%) BlazeMeter
11 2 (1.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.79%) HTTP
2 17 (12.78%) DNS
3 13 (9.77%) SSL
3 13 (9.77%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.52%) DHCP
4 10 (7.52%) Firewall
4 10 (7.52%) FTP
4 10 (7.52%) IPsec
4 10 (7.52%) VoIP
4 10 (7.52%) VPN
5 9 (6.77%) 802.11
5 9 (6.77%) SNMP
6 8 (6.02%) Internet
7 7 (5.26%) Wireless
8 6 (4.51%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.26%) LAN
9 3 (2.26%) WAN
9 3 (2.26%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.50%) SAN
10 2 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.05%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (11.28%) MySQL
3 13 (9.77%) Oracle Database
4 11 (8.27%) SQL Server
5 10 (7.52%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.26%) Amazon QuickSight
8 3 (2.26%) Big Data
8 3 (2.26%) Data Lake
8 3 (2.26%) EDRMS
8 3 (2.26%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.50%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (1.50%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.50%) Parquet
9 2 (1.50%) Presto
9 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (38.35%) Jenkins
2 43 (32.33%) Git (software)
3 33 (24.81%) Maven
4 25 (18.80%) Subversion
5 23 (17.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (15.79%) JIRA
7 11 (8.27%) Travis CI
8 10 (7.52%) Burp Suite
8 10 (7.52%) GitLab
8 10 (7.52%) Metasploit
9 9 (6.77%) JUnit
10 7 (5.26%) DbUnit
10 7 (5.26%) jMock
10 7 (5.26%) Mockito
10 7 (5.26%) SonarQube
11 4 (3.01%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (3.01%) Selenium
12 3 (2.26%) SpecFlow
13 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (6.77%) Finance
1 9 (6.77%) Retail
2 7 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (2.26%) Marketing
4 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (30.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) AWS DevOps
2 20 (15.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) AWS Engineer
3 18 (13.53%) Developer
4 12 (9.02%) Tester
5 10 (7.52%) DBA
5 10 (7.52%) Oracle DBA
5 10 (7.52%) Senior DevOps
5 10 (7.52%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Java Developer
6 9 (6.77%) Penetration Tester
7 8 (6.02%) Monitoring Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Systems Support
7 8 (6.02%) Systems Support Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) Analyst
9 5 (3.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (24.81%) Middleware
2 19 (14.29%) Web Services
3 18 (13.53%) .NET
4 14 (10.53%) J2EE
5 12 (9.02%) Spring
6 11 (8.27%) Servlets
7 9 (6.77%) 802.1X
7 9 (6.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 9 (6.77%) SOAP
8 8 (6.02%) Node.js
8 8 (6.02%) RESTful
9 7 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (5.26%) CSS
9 7 (5.26%) HTML
9 7 (5.26%) PowerMock
9 7 (5.26%) Spring Cloud
10 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
10 6 (4.51%) HTML5
11 5 (3.76%) jQuery
11 5 (3.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (12.78%) Mobile App
3 13 (9.77%) Management Information System
4 11 (8.27%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (7.52%) SCADA
6 7 (5.26%) Wiki
7 5 (3.76%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.01%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (3.01%) User Experience
9 3 (2.26%) CMDB
9 3 (2.26%) NHS
10 2 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (55.64%) Linux
2 38 (28.57%) Unix
3 34 (25.56%) Windows
4 26 (19.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (7.52%) Kali Linux
6 7 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.26%) Android
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.75%) CentOS
10 1 (0.75%) SUSE
10 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (61.65%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (44.36%) DevOps
3 48 (36.09%) Configuration Management
4 45 (33.83%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (33.08%) Kanban
6 31 (23.31%) Deployment Automation
6 31 (23.31%) Scrum
7 28 (21.05%) TDD
8 27 (20.30%) Test Automation
9 25 (18.80%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (17.29%) SOA
11 18 (13.53%) Computer Science
11 18 (13.53%) Task Automation
12 17 (12.78%) ITIL
13 14 (10.53%) Analytics
13 14 (10.53%) Mathematics
14 13 (9.77%) Data Analytics
15 12 (9.02%) Cybersecurity
15 12 (9.02%) Security Operations
15 12 (9.02%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 57 (42.86%) Python
2 56 (42.11%) Java
3 26 (19.55%) Perl
4 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 18 (13.53%) JavaScript
5 18 (13.53%) SQL
6 15 (11.28%) Ruby
7 14 (10.53%) Bash Shell
8 12 (9.02%) C#
9 10 (7.52%) Lua
9 10 (7.52%) Shell Script
10 9 (6.77%) C
11 4 (3.01%) PHP
11 4 (3.01%) R
11 4 (3.01%) Scala
12 2 (1.50%) Go
13 1 (0.75%) Groovy
13 1 (0.75%) Haskell
13 1 (0.75%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 27 (20.30%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.04%) Degree
4 10 (7.52%) OSCE
5 7 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (4.51%) OCP
6 6 (4.51%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.01%) ISEB
7 4 (3.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.01%) SANS
8 3 (2.26%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.50%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.50%) GCFE
9 2 (1.50%) GPEN
9 2 (1.50%) GREM
9 2 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.50%) OSCP
9 2 (1.50%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.75%) GDPR
1 1 (0.75%) PMO
1 1 (0.75%) QA
1 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (26.32%) Docker
2 14 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.52%) Xen
4 9 (6.77%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (4.51%) Postfix
7 5 (3.76%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.75%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 54 (40.60%) Puppet
2 44 (33.08%) Ansible
3 28 (21.05%) ZABBIX
4 15 (11.28%) Kubernetes
5 10 (7.52%) Nessus
5 10 (7.52%) Nmap
5 10 (7.52%) Terraform
6 9 (6.77%) Data Guard
6 9 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (6.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (3.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (2.26%) EnCase
8 3 (2.26%) Mesos
8 3 (2.26%) rkt
8 3 (2.26%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.50%) Grafana
9 2 (1.50%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (1.50%) SCCM
10 1 (0.75%) Kibana
10 1 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (21.80%) Oracle
2 25 (18.80%) Red Hat
3 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.53%) VMware
5 12 (9.02%) Google
6 10 (7.52%) Pega
7 3 (2.26%) Cellebrite
7 3 (2.26%) Cisco
7 3 (2.26%) Nuix
8 2 (1.50%) Adobe
8 2 (1.50%) Altiris
8 2 (1.50%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.50%) New Relic
8 2 (1.50%) Snow
9 1 (0.75%) IBM
9 1 (0.75%) Microgen
9 1 (0.75%) NEC
9 1 (0.75%) Proofpoint
9 1 (0.75%) Splunk
9 1 (0.75%) Sun