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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 38 69 55
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -14
Contract jobs citing Open Source 34 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.26% 0.53% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.99% 0.62% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 7
Median daily rate £413 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £356 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £463 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £32.10 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-19.00% -54.78%
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
682 972 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.36% 85.34% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 668 324
Median daily rate £413 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 42
Median hourly rate £21.02 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +30 23 £403 -12.97% 1
Chester +11 5 £435 +24.28%
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 60 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (48.65%) Java
3 23 (31.08%) Linux
4 19 (25.68%) Oracle
5 18 (24.32%) Microservices
6 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
7 16 (21.62%) Apache
7 16 (21.62%) IaaS
8 15 (20.27%) SaaS
8 15 (20.27%) PaaS
8 15 (20.27%) MongoDB
8 15 (20.27%) High Availability
8 15 (20.27%) Banking
8 15 (20.27%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (18.92%) SOA
9 14 (18.92%) REST
10 13 (17.57%) HTTP
11 12 (16.22%) SQL
11 12 (16.22%) MySQL
11 12 (16.22%) Change Management
12 11 (14.86%) Tomcat
12 11 (14.86%) ITIL
12 11 (14.86%) IBM
12 11 (14.86%) JBoss
12 11 (14.86%) Middleware
12 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
13 10 (13.51%) ServiceNow
13 10 (13.51%) DevOps
13 10 (13.51%) Business Analysis
13 10 (13.51%) C++

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 16 (21.62%) Apache
2 11 (14.86%) JBoss
2 11 (14.86%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.41%) Confluence
5 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.35%) Liferay
7 1 (1.35%) nginx
7 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.62%) IaaS
2 15 (20.27%) PaaS
2 15 (20.27%) SaaS
3 4 (5.41%) Slack
4 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) HTTP
2 6 (8.11%) Internet
3 4 (5.41%) LDAP
4 3 (4.05%) SSL
5 1 (1.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) MongoDB
1 15 (20.27%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (16.22%) MySQL
3 9 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (10.81%) Data Mining
5 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
5 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.05%) Big Data
8 2 (2.70%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.35%) HBase
9 1 (1.35%) Informix
9 1 (1.35%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) JIRA
1 7 (9.46%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (6.76%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.35%) Introscope
5 1 (1.35%) JUnit
5 1 (1.35%) Maven
5 1 (1.35%) Mockito
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.35%) Selenium
5 1 (1.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (20.27%) Banking
2 10 (13.51%) Finance
3 5 (6.76%) Law
4 2 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Architect
2 12 (16.22%) Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Technical Architect
4 10 (13.51%) Business Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Digital Architect
6 8 (10.81%) Development Manager
6 8 (10.81%) Digital Technical Architect
6 8 (10.81%) Operations Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Software Development Manager
7 7 (9.46%) Software Manager
8 6 (8.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Software Engineer
8 6 (8.11%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Business Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Lead Software Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Architect
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) REST
2 11 (14.86%) Middleware
3 9 (12.16%) CSS
3 9 (12.16%) HTML
3 9 (12.16%) J2EE
3 9 (12.16%) JDBC
3 9 (12.16%) JSON
3 9 (12.16%) Web Services
3 9 (12.16%) XML
4 8 (10.81%) Apache Camel
4 8 (10.81%) CSS3
4 8 (10.81%) HTML5
4 8 (10.81%) Node.js
4 8 (10.81%) SOAP
5 7 (9.46%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (8.11%) .NET
6 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
6 6 (8.11%) CAML
7 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.35%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) SWIFT
3 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.05%) Clustering
4 3 (4.05%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.05%) User Experience
5 2 (2.70%) RIA
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.35%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.35%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.08%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) Windows
3 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.32%) Microservices
3 15 (20.27%) High Availability
4 14 (18.92%) SOA
5 12 (16.22%) Change Management
6 11 (14.86%) ITIL
6 11 (14.86%) Waterfall
7 10 (13.51%) Business Analysis
7 10 (13.51%) DevOps
7 10 (13.51%) ITSM
8 8 (10.81%) Project Management
8 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
8 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.81%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.46%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.46%) ETL
9 7 (9.46%) Software Testing
9 7 (9.46%) UML
9 7 (9.46%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.65%) Java
2 17 (22.97%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.22%) SQL
4 10 (13.51%) C++
5 8 (10.81%) VB
6 7 (9.46%) C
7 6 (8.11%) C#
7 6 (8.11%) FQL
7 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.76%) Python
9 4 (5.41%) R
10 3 (4.05%) Jython
10 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.35%) Lua
11 1 (1.35%) PHP
11 1 (1.35%) Ruby
11 1 (1.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (6.76%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) ISEB
4 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.05%) BladeLogic
2 3 (4.05%) CA Wily
2 3 (4.05%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Oracle
2 11 (14.86%) IBM
3 10 (13.51%) ServiceNow
4 7 (9.46%) Talend
5 6 (8.11%) Tableau
6 4 (5.41%) Vertica
7 3 (4.05%) CA
8 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.35%) Adobe
9 1 (1.35%) Compuware
9 1 (1.35%) HP
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.35%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.35%) Perforce
9 1 (1.35%) SaltStack