Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

Open Source
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 84 109
Rank change year-on-year -1 +25 +2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 114 143 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.36% 2.31% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.78% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 90 32
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +14.29%
10th Percentile £363 £372 £219
90th Percentile £575 £615 £645
England median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 - £32.10
10th Percentile £12.93 - £29.52
90th Percentile £50.00 - £33.88
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% -1.12% +4.71%

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 4014 5151 3873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.13% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2564 3089 2216
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 137 177
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 41 £475 -4.26% 2
Shropshire +5 38 £500 +8.11% 3
Coventry +5 8 £438 -11.39%
Worcestershire +6 4 £350 -3.45% 1
Staffordshire +13 3 - - 2
Solihull +8 2 £399 +6.33% 1
Warwickshire +5 2 £475 +35.71% 4
Wolverhampton -2 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 80 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (45.61%) Linux
3 48 (42.11%) Git (software)
4 46 (40.35%) Jenkins
5 45 (39.47%) Java
6 44 (38.60%) DevOps
7 42 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (35.96%) Python
8 41 (35.96%) Scrum
8 41 (35.96%) Puppet
9 40 (35.09%) Configuration Management
10 39 (34.21%) Amazon AWS
11 35 (30.70%) Test Automation
11 35 (30.70%) MongoDB
12 30 (26.32%) Scala
12 30 (26.32%) Spring
12 30 (26.32%) Ruby
13 29 (25.44%) JSON
13 29 (25.44%) REST
14 28 (24.56%) Subversion
14 28 (24.56%) TDD
15 27 (23.68%) Kanban
16 26 (22.81%) CSS
16 26 (22.81%) HTML
16 26 (22.81%) Docker
17 24 (21.05%) HTML5
18 23 (20.18%) Microservices
18 23 (20.18%) Play Framework
19 22 (19.30%) HTTP
19 22 (19.30%) SSL

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 (16.67%) Confluence
2 13 (11.40%) Apache
3 11 (9.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (8.77%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (8.77%) nginx
5 8 (7.02%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (7.02%) JBoss
6 6 (5.26%) WebLogic
7 5 (4.39%) Tomcat
8 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.88%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.88%) Drupal
9 1 (0.88%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 39 (34.21%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.40%) GitHub
2 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.77%) Heroku
4 9 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (7.89%) PaaS
5 8 (7.02%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (7.02%) SaaS
6 7 (6.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (6.14%) IaaS
7 6 (5.26%) OpenShift
8 5 (4.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (4.39%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (4.39%) Amazon S3
8 5 (4.39%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (4.39%) Route 53
8 5 (4.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (2.63%) Google Analytics
9 3 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.30%) HTTP
1 22 (19.30%) SSL
2 18 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 12 (10.53%) Firewall
4 7 (6.14%) DNS
5 6 (5.26%) Network Security
5 6 (5.26%) VPN
6 5 (4.39%) LAN
6 5 (4.39%) WAN
7 4 (3.51%) Asterisk PBX
7 4 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.51%) FTP
7 4 (3.51%) GSM
7 4 (3.51%) Kerberos
7 4 (3.51%) LDAP
7 4 (3.51%) PABX
7 4 (3.51%) PBX
7 4 (3.51%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (3.51%) VoIP
7 4 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (30.70%) MongoDB
2 21 (18.42%) MySQL
3 20 (17.54%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (12.28%) NoSQL
5 12 (10.53%) Oracle Database
6 8 (7.02%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
8 5 (4.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (3.51%) Power BI
9 4 (3.51%) QlikView
9 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.51%) Spotfire
10 3 (2.63%) Blockchain
10 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.75%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 48 (42.11%) Git (software)
2 46 (40.35%) Jenkins
3 28 (24.56%) Subversion
4 19 (16.67%) JIRA
4 19 (16.67%) Maven
5 17 (14.91%) JUnit
6 13 (11.40%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (10.53%) IntelliJ
8 10 (8.77%) Selenium
9 8 (7.02%) GitLab
10 7 (6.14%) Mockito
11 6 (5.26%) Bitbucket
11 6 (5.26%) Eclipse
11 6 (5.26%) jMock
12 5 (4.39%) DbUnit
12 5 (4.39%) SonarQube
13 4 (3.51%) Cucumber
13 4 (3.51%) Metasploit
13 4 (3.51%) WebDriver
14 3 (2.63%) Ant
General
1 6 (5.26%) Billing
1 6 (5.26%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Publishing
4 2 (1.75%) Marketing
4 2 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (34.21%) Developer
2 20 (17.54%) Architect
3 19 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (11.40%) Scala Developer
5 12 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.89%) WebOps Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (5.26%) Java Architect
7 6 (5.26%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 5 (4.39%) Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (4.39%) Java Scala Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Digital Architect
9 4 (3.51%) Product Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Python Developer
10 3 (2.63%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.63%) Network Support
10 3 (2.63%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.32%) Spring
2 29 (25.44%) JSON
2 29 (25.44%) REST
3 26 (22.81%) CSS
3 26 (22.81%) HTML
4 24 (21.05%) HTML5
5 23 (20.18%) Play Framework
6 20 (17.54%) Web Services
7 18 (15.79%) SOAP
8 17 (14.91%) CSS3
9 15 (13.16%) XML
10 13 (11.40%) Node.js
10 13 (11.40%) Spring Boot
11 11 (9.65%) Ajax
11 11 (9.65%) Middleware
12 10 (8.77%) Django
12 10 (8.77%) J2EE
12 10 (8.77%) RESTful
12 10 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
13 9 (7.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.51%) PKI
4 3 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (1.75%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.75%) iPad
5 2 (1.75%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) SCADA
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 52 (45.61%) Linux
2 20 (17.54%) Windows
3 14 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (10.53%) Unix
5 4 (3.51%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (70.18%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (38.60%) DevOps
3 42 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (35.96%) Scrum
5 40 (35.09%) Configuration Management
6 35 (30.70%) Test Automation
7 28 (24.56%) TDD
8 27 (23.68%) Kanban
9 23 (20.18%) Microservices
10 16 (14.04%) SOA
11 14 (12.28%) SDLC
12 13 (11.40%) Server Virtualisation
13 12 (10.53%) Web Operations
14 10 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (8.77%) User Stories
15 9 (7.89%) Integration Testing
15 9 (7.89%) Service Delivery
15 9 (7.89%) Task Automation
16 8 (7.02%) Analytics
16 8 (7.02%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.47%) Java
2 41 (35.96%) Python
3 30 (26.32%) Ruby
3 30 (26.32%) Scala
4 19 (16.67%) SQL
5 18 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 16 (14.04%) Perl
6 16 (14.04%) PHP
7 10 (8.77%) C#
8 6 (5.26%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.51%) Groovy
9 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.63%) GraphQL
10 3 (2.63%) Haskell
10 3 (2.63%) R
11 2 (1.75%) Go
12 1 (0.88%) Jython
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.02%) Degree
4 4 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.63%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.75%) CCIE
6 2 (1.75%) CCIE Security
6 2 (1.75%) CCNA
6 2 (1.75%) CCNP
6 2 (1.75%) CEH
6 2 (1.75%) CISM
6 2 (1.75%) CISSP
6 2 (1.75%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.75%) GCIA
6 2 (1.75%) GIAC
6 2 (1.75%) GSEC
7 1 (0.88%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.63%) COBIT
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 26 (22.81%) Docker
2 7 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.51%) iptables
3 4 (3.51%) Postfix
3 4 (3.51%) Samba
3 4 (3.51%) Squid
4 3 (2.63%) vSphere
5 2 (1.75%) Snort
Systems Management
1 41 (35.96%) Puppet
2 14 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (10.53%) Ansible
3 12 (10.53%) Salt
4 11 (9.65%) ZABBIX
5 10 (8.77%) Terraform
6 9 (7.89%) Kibana
7 6 (5.26%) collectd
7 6 (5.26%) Kubernetes
7 6 (5.26%) logstash
7 6 (5.26%) StatsD
8 4 (3.51%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (3.51%) Nessus
8 4 (3.51%) Nmap
9 3 (2.63%) Grafana
10 2 (1.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.88%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 22 (19.30%) Red Hat
2 15 (13.16%) Oracle
3 11 (9.65%) Google
4 9 (7.89%) Rackspace
5 7 (6.14%) VMware
6 6 (5.26%) Apigee
6 6 (5.26%) Cisco
6 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.26%) MuleSoft
6 6 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (5.26%) webMethods
7 5 (4.39%) SaltStack
8 4 (3.51%) NEC
8 4 (3.51%) Tableau
9 2 (1.75%) Adobe
9 2 (1.75%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.75%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.75%) EMC
9 2 (1.75%) Lancope
9 2 (1.75%) Zend