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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 52 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 25 27 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.51% 3.33% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.81% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 0
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
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
320 216 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.13% 26.63% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 97 73
Average daily rate £425 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £224 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Average hourly rate £16.84 £32.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.37% +106.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.62 £12.25 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester -6 10 £450 +28.57% 1
Warrington -16 6 £425 -7.10% 3
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) CSS
3 10 (34.48%) N-Tier
4 9 (31.03%) C#
4 9 (31.03%) .NET
4 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
5 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (27.59%) OOP
5 8 (27.59%) VB
5 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
5 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
5 8 (27.59%) Resource Management
6 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (24.14%) OAuth
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (24.14%) Local Government
6 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
6 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
6 7 (24.14%) Citrix
6 7 (24.14%) SAML
6 7 (24.14%) SOA
6 7 (24.14%) CSS3
6 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
7 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
8 5 (17.24%) Java
8 5 (17.24%) Web Services
8 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
9 4 (13.79%) Relational Database

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (13.79%) OpenStack
1 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.45%) Jetty
4 1 (3.45%) nginx
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon S3
2 3 (10.34%) Route 53
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.45%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.34%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.90%) Informix
6 1 (3.45%) Big Data
6 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) Maven
2 3 (10.34%) JUnit
2 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.34%) Hudson
3 2 (6.90%) SonarQube
3 2 (6.90%) Introscope
3 2 (6.90%) Mockito
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 7 (24.14%) Local Government
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Architect
1 8 (27.59%) Team Leader
1 8 (27.59%) Development Team Leader
1 8 (27.59%) .NET Team Leader
1 8 (27.59%) Software Development Team Leader
1 8 (27.59%) Software Team Leader
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Applications Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Java Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.45%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) CSS
2 9 (31.03%) .NET
3 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
4 7 (24.14%) OAuth
4 7 (24.14%) SAML
4 7 (24.14%) CSS3
5 5 (17.24%) Web Services
6 4 (13.79%) Servlets
6 4 (13.79%) HTML
7 3 (10.34%) Spring
8 2 (6.90%) PowerMock
8 2 (6.90%) JAX-RS
8 2 (6.90%) J2EE
8 2 (6.90%) SOAP
8 2 (6.90%) JDBC
8 2 (6.90%) XML
8 2 (6.90%) XSL
8 2 (6.90%) WSDL
8 2 (6.90%) JAX-RPC
8 2 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) N-Tier
2 7 (24.14%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 2 (6.90%) Online Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Blog
5 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) CentOS
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) VME
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) SUSE
4 1 (3.45%) Debian
4 1 (3.45%) MVS
4 1 (3.45%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) OOP
2 8 (27.59%) Resource Management
3 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
3 7 (24.14%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (24.14%) SOA
4 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) DevOps
6 3 (10.34%) Auto-Scaling
7 2 (6.90%) User Stories
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.90%) Web Application Development
7 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) Usability Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) VB
3 5 (17.24%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
5 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.34%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) QEMU
2 3 (10.34%) KVM
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Puppet
1 3 (10.34%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.34%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) Compuware
4 2 (6.90%) Perforce
4 2 (6.90%) RightScale
5 1 (3.45%) Remedy
5 1 (3.45%) Sun
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