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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 48 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 35 25 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.55% 3.18% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.86% 11.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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
295 211 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.95% 26.88% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 101 83
Average daily rate £450 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 6
Average hourly rate £16.84 £35.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.88% +125.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.73 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -3 12 £663 +44.80%
Chester -8 10 £450 +28.57% 1
Knutsford - 1 £450 -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 16 (39.02%) .NET
4 13 (31.71%) N-Tier
5 12 (29.27%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (26.83%) C#
6 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
6 11 (26.83%) CSS
6 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
7 10 (24.39%) Resource Management
7 10 (24.39%) Java
7 10 (24.39%) VB
7 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
7 10 (24.39%) Linux
7 10 (24.39%) OOP
8 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
8 9 (21.95%) Configuration Management
8 9 (21.95%) Python
8 9 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (19.51%) DevOps
10 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
10 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
10 7 (17.07%) RESTful
10 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (17.07%) CSS3
10 7 (17.07%) Big Data
10 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
10 7 (17.07%) Citrix
10 7 (17.07%) SAML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (14.63%) OpenStack
2 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.76%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (7.32%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.44%) Jetty
4 1 (2.44%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.63%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (9.76%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (9.76%) Amazon S3
3 4 (9.76%) Route 53
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) DHCP
1 4 (9.76%) HTTP
1 4 (9.76%) Firewall
1 4 (9.76%) Internet
1 4 (9.76%) DNS
1 4 (9.76%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (29.27%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
3 7 (17.07%) Big Data
4 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
6 3 (7.32%) Informix
7 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.76%) JIRA
2 4 (9.76%) Maven
2 4 (9.76%) JUnit
2 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
2 4 (9.76%) Hudson
3 3 (7.32%) Mockito
3 3 (7.32%) SonarQube
3 3 (7.32%) Introscope
3 3 (7.32%) Selenium
General
1 7 (17.07%) Local Government
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Architect
2 10 (24.39%) Software Team Leader
2 10 (24.39%) .NET Team Leader
2 10 (24.39%) Software Development Team Leader
2 10 (24.39%) Team Leader
2 10 (24.39%) Development Team Leader
3 7 (17.07%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Applications Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Chief Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Chief Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (39.02%) .NET
2 11 (26.83%) CSS
3 10 (24.39%) .NET Framework
4 7 (17.07%) RESTful
4 7 (17.07%) CSS3
4 7 (17.07%) SAML
4 7 (17.07%) OAuth
5 6 (14.63%) Servlets
5 6 (14.63%) Web Services
6 5 (12.20%) HTML
7 4 (9.76%) Spring
8 3 (7.32%) PowerMock
8 3 (7.32%) JAX-RS
8 3 (7.32%) JAX-RPC
8 3 (7.32%) WSDL
8 3 (7.32%) JDBC
8 3 (7.32%) XML
8 3 (7.32%) XSL
8 3 (7.32%) SOAP
8 3 (7.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) N-Tier
2 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
4 3 (7.32%) User Experience
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Online Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) UNIX
3 4 (9.76%) CentOS
4 1 (2.44%) MVS
4 1 (2.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) AIX
4 1 (2.44%) Solaris
4 1 (2.44%) SUSE
4 1 (2.44%) Debian
4 1 (2.44%) VME
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.83%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (24.39%) Resource Management
3 10 (24.39%) OOP
4 9 (21.95%) Configuration Management
4 9 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (19.51%) DevOps
6 7 (17.07%) SOA
6 7 (17.07%) TOGAF
7 5 (12.20%) TDD
7 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.76%) Analytics
8 4 (9.76%) Auto-Scaling
8 4 (9.76%) Big Data Analytics
9 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Usability Testing
10 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
10 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) C#
2 10 (24.39%) Java
2 10 (24.39%) VB
3 9 (21.95%) JavaScript
3 9 (21.95%) Python
4 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
4 5 (12.20%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) Ruby
5 4 (9.76%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) QEMU
2 5 (12.20%) KVM
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Vagrant
1 4 (9.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Citrix
3 5 (12.20%) VMware
4 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
4 4 (9.76%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) IBM
5 3 (7.32%) Compuware
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) Perforce
6 2 (4.88%) RightScale
7 1 (2.44%) Sun
7 1 (2.44%) Remedy
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