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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 64 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs citing Open Source 14 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.26% 2.80% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 3.74% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 4
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£365 £495 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.26% +52.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
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
915 615 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.51% 74.82% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 332 292
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 35
Average hourly rate £17.42 £28.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Chester -1 6 £350 -12.50% 3
Warrington -28 4 £463 -9.31% 1
Knutsford - 4 £365 -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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%) Linux
1 18 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) Puppet
3 16 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 14 (29.17%) Python
4 14 (29.17%) .NET
4 14 (29.17%) DevOps
5 13 (27.08%) Vagrant
5 13 (27.08%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
6 10 (20.83%) Java
6 10 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (20.83%) UNIX
6 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
6 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
7 9 (18.75%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (18.75%) Route 53
7 9 (18.75%) Auto-Scaling
7 9 (18.75%) N-Tier
7 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 9 (18.75%) C#
7 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 9 (18.75%) CSS
7 9 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (18.75%) Amazon S3
7 9 (18.75%) Hudson
7 9 (18.75%) CentOS
7 9 (18.75%) Maven

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (16.67%) 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 6 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
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 5 (10.42%) HTTP
2 4 (8.33%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) Firewall
2 4 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 4 (8.33%) Converged Networks
2 4 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (6.25%) SSL
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (18.75%) 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%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.08%) Introscope
4 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
1 5 (10.42%) Local Government
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Architect
2 9 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) .NET Team Leader
3 8 (16.67%) Software Development Team Leader
3 8 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
3 8 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 8 (16.67%) Development Team Leader
4 6 (12.50%) Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Consultant
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Web Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.33%) Applications Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Chief Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Chief Technical Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.08%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) CSS
3 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 6 (12.50%) CSS3
5 5 (10.42%) HTML
5 5 (10.42%) OAuth
5 5 (10.42%) RESTful
5 5 (10.42%) SAML
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 9 (18.75%) N-Tier
2 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Blog
5 1 (2.08%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) 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
5 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 14 (29.17%) DevOps
5 9 (18.75%) Auto-Scaling
6 8 (16.67%) Resource Management
6 8 (16.67%) OOP
7 7 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.42%) TOGAF
8 5 (10.42%) SOA
9 4 (8.33%) TDD
9 4 (8.33%) Big Data Analytics
9 4 (8.33%) Analytics
10 3 (6.25%) MVC
11 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
11 2 (4.17%) Benchmarking
11 2 (4.17%) Automated Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Python
2 10 (20.83%) Java
2 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
3 9 (18.75%) C#
3 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.67%) VB
5 5 (10.42%) Ruby
6 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.33%) PHP
7 3 (6.25%) SQL
8 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.42%) QEMU
2 5 (10.42%) KVM
2 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (33.33%) Puppet
2 13 (27.08%) Vagrant
3 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.33%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
3 6 (12.50%) VMware
4 5 (10.42%) Citrix
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
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