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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
England / West Midlands
Rank 49 91 85
Rank change year-on-year +42 -6  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 68 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.98% 1.46% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 1.77% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 8 17
Median daily rate £465 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +11.51% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

Open Source is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +23 25 £475 +18.75% 1
Birmingham +15 14 £484 - 4
Coventry +6 8 £450 -
Warwickshire -6 1 £425 +3.65% 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 112 (79.43%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (46.81%) Java
3 63 (44.68%) MongoDB
4 55 (39.01%) Linux
5 54 (38.30%) Scala
6 51 (36.17%) Web Services
7 48 (34.04%) Puppet
8 45 (31.91%) Ruby
9 44 (31.21%) Python
10 43 (30.50%) Git (software)
11 41 (29.08%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (28.37%) CSS
12 40 (28.37%) DevOps
13 38 (26.95%) JSON
14 33 (23.40%) Jenkins
14 33 (23.40%) HTTP
15 32 (22.70%) Scrum
16 31 (21.99%) Configuration Management
17 30 (21.28%) NoSQL
18 29 (20.57%) Finance
19 28 (19.86%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (19.15%) Play Framework
20 27 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
20 27 (19.15%) Microservices
21 26 (18.44%) TCP/IP
21 26 (18.44%) XML
21 26 (18.44%) HTML
22 25 (17.73%) SSL
22 25 (17.73%) PostgreSQL
22 25 (17.73%) Subversion

Open Source
Top Related 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 11 (7.80%) Confluence
2 9 (6.38%) Apache
2 9 (6.38%) nginx
2 9 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.84%) JBoss
4 3 (2.13%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.13%) Documentum
4 3 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.71%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) HipChat
2 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.86%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.51%) GitHub
3 7 (4.96%) Google Analytics
3 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.13%) Route 53
4 3 (2.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.42%) IaaS
5 2 (1.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (23.40%) HTTP
2 26 (18.44%) TCP/IP
3 25 (17.73%) SSL
4 3 (2.13%) SSH
5 1 (0.71%) DNS
5 1 (0.71%) Firewall
5 1 (0.71%) Internet
5 1 (0.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (44.68%) MongoDB
2 30 (21.28%) NoSQL
3 25 (17.73%) PostgreSQL
4 24 (17.02%) MySQL
5 8 (5.67%) Relational Database
6 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.55%) Big Data
7 5 (3.55%) EDRMS
8 4 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.13%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 43 (30.50%) Git (software)
2 33 (23.40%) Jenkins
3 25 (17.73%) Subversion
4 24 (17.02%) IntelliJ
5 19 (13.48%) Selenium
6 14 (9.93%) Cucumber
7 13 (9.22%) JIRA
8 12 (8.51%) JUnit
9 10 (7.09%) gulp
10 8 (5.67%) Ant
11 7 (4.96%) Gatling
11 7 (4.96%) Grunt
12 6 (4.26%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (4.26%) Sublime Text
12 6 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (3.55%) Protractor
14 3 (2.13%) Capybara
14 3 (2.13%) git-flow
14 3 (2.13%) SonarQube
14 3 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (20.57%) Finance
2 2 (1.42%) Advertising
3 1 (0.71%) Legal
3 1 (0.71%) Marketing
3 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (41.84%) Developer
2 35 (24.82%) Scala Developer
3 30 (21.28%) Java Developer
4 23 (16.31%) Analyst
5 20 (14.18%) Business Analyst
6 19 (13.48%) Architect
7 18 (12.77%) MongoDB Developer
8 17 (12.06%) Digital Analyst
8 17 (12.06%) Digital Business Analyst
8 17 (12.06%) Java Scala Developer
9 16 (11.35%) Programmer
10 14 (9.93%) Java Programmer
10 14 (9.93%) Linux Developer
11 13 (9.22%) Agile Business Analyst
12 12 (8.51%) Open Source Developer
13 10 (7.09%) Technical Architect
14 8 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
14 8 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (5.67%) Senior Business Analyst
14 8 (5.67%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (36.17%) Web Services
2 40 (28.37%) CSS
3 38 (26.95%) JSON
4 27 (19.15%) Play Framework
5 26 (18.44%) HTML
5 26 (18.44%) XML
6 22 (15.60%) REST
7 18 (12.77%) HTML5
8 17 (12.06%) RESTful
9 14 (9.93%) AngularJS
9 14 (9.93%) CSS3
10 12 (8.51%) Node.js
11 11 (7.80%) .NET
11 11 (7.80%) Ruby on Rails
11 11 (7.80%) Spring
12 9 (6.38%) Django
12 9 (6.38%) jQuery
13 8 (5.67%) Ajax
14 6 (4.26%) Gherkin
14 6 (4.26%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) User Experience
2 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.13%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.13%) Replication
5 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) RIA
6 1 (0.71%) Social Media
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (39.01%) Linux
2 11 (7.80%) Windows
3 9 (6.38%) Unix
4 6 (4.26%) Ubuntu
5 3 (2.13%) CentOS
5 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (79.43%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (29.08%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (28.37%) DevOps
4 32 (22.70%) Scrum
5 31 (21.99%) Configuration Management
6 27 (19.15%) Microservices
7 20 (14.18%) Web Operations
8 19 (13.48%) Project Management
9 15 (10.64%) Analytics
9 15 (10.64%) Automated Testing
10 13 (9.22%) TDD
11 12 (8.51%) BDD
11 12 (8.51%) User Stories
12 11 (7.80%) Data Modelling
13 10 (7.09%) Business Analysis
13 10 (7.09%) Service Design
13 10 (7.09%) Waterfall
14 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (6.38%) Kanban
14 9 (6.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 66 (46.81%) Java
2 54 (38.30%) Scala
3 45 (31.91%) Ruby
4 44 (31.21%) Python
5 21 (14.89%) PHP
6 19 (13.48%) JavaScript
7 12 (8.51%) C#
8 11 (7.80%) SQL
9 9 (6.38%) Perl
10 7 (4.96%) Bash Shell
11 6 (4.26%) Groovy
11 6 (4.26%) Haskell
12 3 (2.13%) C
12 3 (2.13%) VB
12 3 (2.13%) VB6
13 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.71%) R
13 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.84%) Degree
5 1 (0.71%) ISEB
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.71%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.06%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (17.73%) Docker
2 1 (0.71%) vSphere
2 1 (0.71%) Xen
2 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (34.04%) Puppet
2 27 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (12.77%) Ansible
4 17 (12.06%) Salt
5 9 (6.38%) Kibana
6 6 (4.26%) Grafana
7 3 (2.13%) collectd
7 3 (2.13%) logstash
7 3 (2.13%) StatsD
7 3 (2.13%) Terraform
7 3 (2.13%) Webmin
8 1 (0.71%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 16 (11.35%) Rackspace
2 12 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.80%) Google
4 3 (2.13%) Adobe
4 3 (2.13%) F5
4 3 (2.13%) Informatica
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle
4 3 (2.13%) SaltStack
4 3 (2.13%) Talend
4 3 (2.13%) webMethods
5 1 (0.71%) CA
5 1 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.71%) HP
5 1 (0.71%) IBM
5 1 (0.71%) Pega
5 1 (0.71%) TOWER Software