The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 56 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 34 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.32% 3.35% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 4.02% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 7
Median daily rate £480 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £800 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -36.61%
Open Source
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
876 820 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.46% 83.33% 79.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 521 316
Median daily rate £435 £401 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 32
Median hourly rate £22.54 £20.97 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.48% -40.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies 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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +5 30 £500 -24.52% 2
Chester -11 2 £456 +1.38%
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (60.00%) Java
3 17 (42.50%) Linux
4 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (35.00%) Oracle
5 14 (35.00%) SOA
5 14 (35.00%) High Availability
6 12 (30.00%) Microservices
6 12 (30.00%) Banking
7 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
7 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
7 11 (27.50%) C#
7 11 (27.50%) .NET
8 10 (25.00%) C++
8 10 (25.00%) Web Services
9 9 (22.50%) HTTP
9 9 (22.50%) J2EE
9 9 (22.50%) REST
10 8 (20.00%) Apache Camel
10 8 (20.00%) CSS3
10 8 (20.00%) HTML5
10 8 (20.00%) HTML
10 8 (20.00%) CSS
10 8 (20.00%) JDBC
10 8 (20.00%) SOAP
10 8 (20.00%) XML
10 8 (20.00%) JBoss
10 8 (20.00%) Apache
10 8 (20.00%) Tomcat
10 8 (20.00%) Python

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 8 (20.00%) Apache
1 8 (20.00%) JBoss
1 8 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.50%) GeoServer
4 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) HTTP
2 4 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (17.50%) MySQL
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) GIS
5 5 (12.50%) QGIS
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
7 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.50%) Big Data
8 1 (2.50%) Couchbase
8 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.50%) Ant
2 1 (2.50%) Gradle
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 12 (30.00%) Banking
2 7 (17.50%) Law
3 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 5 (12.50%) Local Government
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Architect
2 11 (27.50%) Technical Architect
3 9 (22.50%) Digital Architect
4 8 (20.00%) Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Digital Technical Architect
5 6 (15.00%) Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Test Leader
6 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) GIS Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Architect
7 4 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Applications Developer
8 3 (7.50%) GIS Officer
8 3 (7.50%) Java Architect
8 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Development Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Head of Development
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Digital Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
1 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET
2 10 (25.00%) Web Services
3 9 (22.50%) J2EE
3 9 (22.50%) REST
4 8 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
4 8 (20.00%) Apache Camel
4 8 (20.00%) CSS
4 8 (20.00%) CSS3
4 8 (20.00%) HTML
4 8 (20.00%) HTML5
4 8 (20.00%) JDBC
4 8 (20.00%) JSON
4 8 (20.00%) Middleware
4 8 (20.00%) SOAP
4 8 (20.00%) XML
5 6 (15.00%) CAML
6 5 (12.50%) Ajax
6 5 (12.50%) jQuery
7 1 (2.50%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 5 (12.50%) SWIFT
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) AIX
2 1 (2.50%) Solaris
2 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (97.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) High Availability
2 14 (35.00%) SOA
3 12 (30.00%) Microservices
4 7 (17.50%) Data Protection
4 7 (17.50%) E-business
4 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
5 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (15.00%) Validation
6 5 (12.50%) Data Management
6 5 (12.50%) OWASP
6 5 (12.50%) Scrum
6 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.00%) Change Management
7 4 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) TDD
8 3 (7.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (60.00%) Java
2 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) C#
4 10 (25.00%) C++
5 8 (20.00%) Python
6 7 (17.50%) C
7 6 (15.00%) FQL
7 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (15.00%) VB
8 2 (5.00%) R
8 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) GPFS
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) IBM
3 6 (15.00%) ServiceNow
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) Tableau
5 2 (5.00%) Talend
5 2 (5.00%) Vertica
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat