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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 42 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 34 26 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.44% 3.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 4.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £510 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £354
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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
807 585 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.60% 74.52% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 306 232
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 25
Average hourly rate £19.45 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Warrington -6 12 £525 +0.96% 1
Chester -4 8 £450 +24.13% 5
Knutsford - 5 £365 -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) .NET
3 15 (31.25%) Linux
4 14 (29.17%) Python
4 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (29.17%) DevOps
5 13 (27.08%) Vagrant
5 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (27.08%) Puppet
5 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
6 12 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (22.92%) N-Tier
7 11 (22.92%) C#
7 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
8 10 (20.83%) CSS
8 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
8 10 (20.83%) OOP
8 10 (20.83%) UNIX
8 10 (20.83%) VB
8 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
8 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
8 10 (20.83%) Resource Management
8 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
8 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
9 9 (18.75%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (18.75%) Auto-Scaling
9 9 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (18.75%) Amazon S3
9 9 (18.75%) Hudson

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 4 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) Jetty
4 1 (2.08%) nginx
4 1 (2.08%) Node.js
4 1 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (18.75%) Amazon S3
2 9 (18.75%) Route 53
2 9 (18.75%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (8.33%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.08%) SaaS
6 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) DHCP
1 4 (8.33%) DNS
1 4 (8.33%) Firewall
1 4 (8.33%) Unified Communications
1 4 (8.33%) Converged Networks
2 2 (4.17%) Network Security
2 2 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
3 7 (14.58%) Big Data
4 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.08%) Informix
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 9 (18.75%) Maven
2 9 (18.75%) Hudson
3 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.17%) JUnit
3 2 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (2.08%) Selenium
4 1 (2.08%) Mockito
4 1 (2.08%) Introscope
4 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (14.58%) Local Government
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Architect
2 10 (20.83%) Team Leader
2 10 (20.83%) Development Team Leader
2 10 (20.83%) .NET Team Leader
2 10 (20.83%) Software Development Team Leader
2 10 (20.83%) Software Team Leader
3 9 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Applications Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Chief Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Chief Technical Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (20.83%) CSS
2 10 (20.83%) .NET Framework
3 8 (16.67%) CSS3
4 7 (14.58%) OAuth
4 7 (14.58%) SAML
5 5 (10.42%) RESTful
6 4 (8.33%) HTML
6 4 (8.33%) Servlets
7 3 (6.25%) Spring
8 2 (4.17%) J2EE
8 2 (4.17%) Web Services
9 1 (2.08%) XML
9 1 (2.08%) XSL
9 1 (2.08%) WSDL
9 1 (2.08%) JAX-RPC
9 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
9 1 (2.08%) JDBC
9 1 (2.08%) SOAP
9 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) N-Tier
2 7 (14.58%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
4 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.08%) Blog
6 1 (2.08%) Online Banking
6 1 (2.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) UNIX
3 9 (18.75%) CentOS
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Windows
5 1 (2.08%) AIX
5 1 (2.08%) Solaris
5 1 (2.08%) MVS
5 1 (2.08%) SUSE
5 1 (2.08%) Debian
5 1 (2.08%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (29.17%) DevOps
3 13 (27.08%) Configuration Management
4 10 (20.83%) OOP
4 10 (20.83%) Resource Management
5 9 (18.75%) Auto-Scaling
5 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (14.58%) TOGAF
6 7 (14.58%) SOA
7 4 (8.33%) Big Data Analytics
7 4 (8.33%) Analytics
8 3 (6.25%) MVC
8 3 (6.25%) TDD
9 2 (4.17%) Benchmarking
9 2 (4.17%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
10 1 (2.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Python
2 11 (22.92%) C#
3 10 (20.83%) VB
3 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
4 9 (18.75%) Java
5 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (10.42%) Ruby
7 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (8.33%) PHP
8 3 (6.25%) SQL
9 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) QEMU
3 5 (10.42%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Puppet
1 13 (27.08%) Vagrant
2 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (8.33%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 7 (14.58%) Citrix
4 6 (12.50%) VMware
5 4 (8.33%) SaltStack
6 2 (4.17%) RightScale
6 2 (4.17%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) Remedy
7 1 (2.08%) Perforce
7 1 (2.08%) Sun
7 1 (2.08%) Compuware
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle
7 1 (2.08%) IBM