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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 42 62 44
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing Open Source 25 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.37% 1.39% 2.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.09% 1.65% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 18
Median daily rate £400 £365 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -27.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £345 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £463 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-57.50% -43.66%
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
611 910 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.46% 84.57% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 585 354
Median daily rate £410 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 35
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £15.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 August 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 August 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 +27 17 £400 -13.51% 1
Chester -5 3 £450 +28.57% 1
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 54 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) Java
3 21 (35.59%) Linux
4 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
5 16 (27.12%) Oracle
6 15 (25.42%) Banking
7 14 (23.73%) SOA
8 13 (22.03%) HTTP
8 13 (22.03%) C++
8 13 (22.03%) Apache
8 13 (22.03%) High Availability
8 13 (22.03%) Microservices
9 11 (18.64%) Tomcat
9 11 (18.64%) JBoss
9 11 (18.64%) IBM
9 11 (18.64%) Middleware
10 10 (16.95%) Web Services
10 10 (16.95%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (16.95%) IaaS
10 10 (16.95%) DevOps
10 10 (16.95%) SaaS
10 10 (16.95%) PaaS
11 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
11 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
11 9 (15.25%) REST
11 9 (15.25%) JSON
11 9 (15.25%) XML
11 9 (15.25%) CSS
11 9 (15.25%) JDBC
11 9 (15.25%) HTML

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 13 (22.03%) Apache
2 11 (18.64%) JBoss
2 11 (18.64%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.69%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.69%) Liferay
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
5 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) IaaS
1 10 (16.95%) PaaS
1 10 (16.95%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) HTTP
2 5 (8.47%) Internet
3 4 (6.78%) LDAP
4 3 (5.08%) SSL
5 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
3 8 (13.56%) MySQL
4 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (6.78%) Data Mining
6 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.39%) Big Data
8 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.69%) GIS
8 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.69%) Informix
8 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.69%) QGIS
8 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.69%) Spatial Data
8 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.69%) Introscope
3 1 (1.69%) JUnit
3 1 (1.69%) Maven
3 1 (1.69%) Mockito
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.69%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (25.42%) Banking
2 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Local Government
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Architect
2 11 (18.64%) Technical Architect
3 9 (15.25%) Digital Architect
4 8 (13.56%) Development Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Digital Technical Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Software Development Manager
5 7 (11.86%) Software Manager
6 6 (10.17%) Business Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Test Leader
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Architect
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Technical Architect
9 3 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Java Architect
10 2 (3.39%) Development Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Head of Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) Middleware
2 10 (16.95%) Web Services
3 9 (15.25%) CSS
3 9 (15.25%) HTML
3 9 (15.25%) J2EE
3 9 (15.25%) JDBC
3 9 (15.25%) JSON
3 9 (15.25%) REST
3 9 (15.25%) XML
4 8 (13.56%) Apache Camel
4 8 (13.56%) CSS3
4 8 (13.56%) HTML5
4 8 (13.56%) SOAP
5 7 (11.86%) .NET
5 7 (11.86%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.17%) CAML
7 4 (6.78%) Node.js
8 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.69%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.47%) SWIFT
2 3 (5.08%) Clustering
2 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.08%) User Experience
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (91.53%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.73%) SOA
3 13 (22.03%) High Availability
3 13 (22.03%) Microservices
4 10 (16.95%) DevOps
5 8 (13.56%) Waterfall
6 7 (11.86%) Change Management
6 7 (11.86%) Data Protection
6 7 (11.86%) E-business
6 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
6 7 (11.86%) Software Testing
6 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (11.86%) Test Scripting
7 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (10.17%) Data Management
7 6 (10.17%) ITIL
7 6 (10.17%) Problem Management
7 6 (10.17%) Service Management
7 6 (10.17%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (10.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) Java
2 17 (28.81%) JavaScript
3 13 (22.03%) C++
4 7 (11.86%) C
4 7 (11.86%) C#
4 7 (11.86%) Python
4 7 (11.86%) VB
5 6 (10.17%) FQL
5 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.47%) SQL
7 4 (6.78%) R
8 3 (5.08%) Jython
8 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.69%) Lua
9 1 (1.69%) PHP
9 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.78%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.08%) BladeLogic
2 3 (5.08%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.39%) Puppet
4 1 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Oracle
2 11 (18.64%) IBM
3 6 (10.17%) ServiceNow
4 5 (8.47%) Talend
5 4 (6.78%) Tableau
5 4 (6.78%) Vertica
6 3 (5.08%) CA
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.69%) Adobe
8 1 (1.69%) Compuware
8 1 (1.69%) HP
8 1 (1.69%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.69%) Perforce
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