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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 52 66 63
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 14 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.72% 0.65% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.83% 2.11% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
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£413 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £442 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
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
240 285 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.48% 30.98% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 134 126
Average daily rate £400 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 8
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £14.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.03 £43.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Chester - 7 £450 -
Warrington -12 3 £425 +30.76% 5
Crewe - 2 - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Winsford - - - -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (57.14%) Java
2 20 (57.14%) PHP
3 19 (54.29%) Python
4 18 (51.43%) Linux
4 18 (51.43%) SQL
4 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (51.43%) Ruby
5 17 (48.57%) NoSQL
5 17 (48.57%) BDD
5 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
5 17 (48.57%) C#
5 17 (48.57%) C++
6 16 (45.71%) Unit Testing
7 15 (42.86%) Scala
7 15 (42.86%) TDD
8 12 (34.29%) Firewall
8 12 (34.29%) Web Services
8 12 (34.29%) RESTful
8 12 (34.29%) JSON
9 11 (31.43%) CentOS
9 11 (31.43%) Hudson
9 11 (31.43%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (31.43%) Amazon S3
9 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (31.43%) Puppet
9 11 (31.43%) Route 53
9 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
9 11 (31.43%) Amazon ELB
9 11 (31.43%) Vagrant

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
1 2 (5.71%) Jetty
1 2 (5.71%) nginx
1 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon S3
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (31.43%) Route 53
1 11 (31.43%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (25.71%) SaaS
2 9 (25.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Firewall
2 11 (31.43%) DNS
2 11 (31.43%) DHCP
3 2 (5.71%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) LDAP
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (48.57%) NoSQL
2 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.71%) Big Data
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Maven
1 11 (31.43%) Hudson
1 11 (31.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.71%) JUnit
General
1 1 (2.86%) Law
1 1 (2.86%) Legal
1 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 8 (22.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) C++/Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Software Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.86%) DBA
6 1 (2.86%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Information Risk Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.86%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Developer
6 1 (2.86%) SQL DBA
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.86%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) Web Services
1 12 (34.29%) JSON
1 12 (34.29%) RESTful
2 7 (20.00%) XML
2 7 (20.00%) XHTML
2 7 (20.00%) Ajax
2 7 (20.00%) HTML
2 7 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (5.71%) Servlets
4 1 (2.86%) Yii
4 1 (2.86%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Linux
2 11 (31.43%) CentOS
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (48.57%) BDD
4 16 (45.71%) Unit Testing
5 15 (42.86%) TDD
6 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
6 11 (31.43%) DevOps
7 10 (28.57%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.71%) JVM Tuning
10 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
10 1 (2.86%) Information Security
10 1 (2.86%) Service Management
10 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (57.14%) Java
1 20 (57.14%) PHP
2 19 (54.29%) Python
3 18 (51.43%) Ruby
3 18 (51.43%) SQL
4 17 (48.57%) JavaScript
4 17 (48.57%) C#
4 17 (48.57%) C++
5 15 (42.86%) Scala
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) CISSP
1 1 (2.86%) ISSAP
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) Puppet
1 11 (31.43%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
2 9 (25.71%) RightScale
3 1 (2.86%) Zend
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Sybase
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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