The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 51 63 73
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing Open Source 12 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.48% 0.59% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.63% 2.58% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
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£433 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £325 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.49% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Open Source
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
181 194 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.32% 23.04% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 74 111
Average daily rate £420 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £488 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.78 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.28% +64.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.57 £14.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £36.50 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Cheshire region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -2 8 £433 +33.07% 4
Chester - 2 £400 - 2
Knutsford - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source.

1 34 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
2 27 (56.25%) Java
3 25 (52.08%) Puppet
3 25 (52.08%) DevOps
4 24 (50.00%) Ruby
4 24 (50.00%) Linux
4 24 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 24 (50.00%) Firewall
5 22 (45.83%) Hudson
5 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
6 21 (43.75%) Amazon ELB
6 21 (43.75%) Vagrant
6 21 (43.75%) Route 53
6 21 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (43.75%) Amazon S3
6 21 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (43.75%) Maven
6 21 (43.75%) CentOS
6 21 (43.75%) Red Hat
6 21 (43.75%) DHCP
6 21 (43.75%) DNS
7 20 (41.67%) RightScale
8 19 (39.58%) PHP
9 18 (37.50%) SQL
9 18 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 18 (37.50%) C#
9 18 (37.50%) C++
9 18 (37.50%) Python
9 18 (37.50%) BDD
10 17 (35.42%) NoSQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.58%) Tomcat
2 6 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 6 (12.50%) Jetty
2 6 (12.50%) nginx
2 6 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 6 (12.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 21 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
1 21 (43.75%) Amazon S3
1 21 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (43.75%) Route 53
1 21 (43.75%) Amazon ELB
2 15 (31.25%) SaaS
2 15 (31.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (50.00%) Firewall
2 21 (43.75%) DHCP
2 21 (43.75%) DNS
3 9 (18.75%) HTTP
4 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.25%) SSL
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) NoSQL
2 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.50%) Big Data
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) Hudson
1 22 (45.83%) Jenkins
2 21 (43.75%) Maven
3 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.50%) JUnit
General
1 2 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (2.08%) Legal
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Senior Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (4.17%) C++/Java Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (2.08%) C++ Team Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Information Security Risk Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Java Architect
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Java Architect
7 1 (2.08%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.08%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) Web Services
1 12 (25.00%) JSON
1 12 (25.00%) RESTful
2 8 (16.67%) HTML
2 8 (16.67%) CSS
3 7 (14.58%) XML
3 7 (14.58%) XHTML
3 7 (14.58%) Ajax
4 6 (12.50%) Servlets
5 1 (2.08%) .NET
5 1 (2.08%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) CentOS
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.17%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (52.08%) DevOps
3 24 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 18 (37.50%) BDD
5 16 (33.33%) TDD
5 16 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 6 (12.50%) JVM Tuning
8 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.17%) Risk Management
9 2 (4.17%) Scrum
9 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
10 1 (2.08%) Software Architecture
10 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (2.08%) SIEM
10 1 (2.08%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (2.08%) Agile Project Management
10 1 (2.08%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) Java
2 24 (50.00%) Ruby
3 19 (39.58%) PHP
4 18 (37.50%) SQL
4 18 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 18 (37.50%) C#
4 18 (37.50%) C++
4 18 (37.50%) Python
5 15 (31.25%) Scala
6 2 (4.17%) C
7 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) CISSP
1 1 (2.08%) ISSAP
1 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (52.08%) Puppet
2 21 (43.75%) Vagrant
3 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 20 (41.67%) RightScale
3 1 (2.08%) Mercator
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Sybase
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
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