Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 16 December 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
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 20 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 - +27
Contract jobs citing Open Source 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 4.82% 3.03% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.51% 3.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Worcestershire median daily rate £350 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £491 £469
% change year-on-year -3.31% +4.80% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Worcestershire median hourly rate £50.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 - £32.10

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Worcestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 47 105 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 56.63% 79.55% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 70 69
Worcestershire median daily rate £316 £344 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -14.06% +33.33%
10th Percentile £129 £115 £204
90th Percentile £399 £538 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Worcestershire median hourly rate £50.00 £13.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +277.36% +6.00% -50.00%
10th Percentile £47.38 £11.42 £12.08
90th Percentile £55.25 £24.03 £28.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.06 £18.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year +34.26% -6.68% -

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Worcestershire

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in Worcestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Worcestershire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

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 Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Malvern +6 3 - -
Open Source
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Drush
3 1 (25.00%) Drupal
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) XML

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 1 (25.00%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) Drush
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared