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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 61 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Open Source 32 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.90% 2.50% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 2.99% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 9
Median daily rate £480 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £463 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -36.61%
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
931 836 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.41% 83.68% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 524 311
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 37 46
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.77 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +8 27 £500 +17.64% 1
Chester -4 3 - -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 38 (92.68%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (60.98%) Java
3 17 (41.46%) Linux
4 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
5 14 (34.15%) SOA
5 14 (34.15%) Oracle
5 14 (34.15%) Web Services
6 13 (31.71%) High Availability
7 12 (29.27%) .NET
7 12 (29.27%) Banking
8 11 (26.83%) J2EE
8 11 (26.83%) C#
8 11 (26.83%) C++
8 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
8 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
8 11 (26.83%) Microservices
9 10 (24.39%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
10 9 (21.95%) Python
10 9 (21.95%) HTTP
11 8 (19.51%) CSS3
11 8 (19.51%) HTML5
11 8 (19.51%) REST
11 8 (19.51%) CSS
11 8 (19.51%) SOAP
11 8 (19.51%) HTML
11 8 (19.51%) C
11 8 (19.51%) Middleware
11 8 (19.51%) IBM
12 7 (17.07%) E-business

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 7 (17.07%) Apache
1 7 (17.07%) JBoss
1 7 (17.07%) Tomcat
2 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.20%) GeoServer
4 1 (2.44%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) IaaS
1 1 (2.44%) PaaS
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) HTTP
2 4 (9.76%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) VPN
3 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) MySQL
2 7 (17.07%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (14.63%) GIS
3 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (12.20%) QGIS
4 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (7.32%) Couchbase
5 3 (7.32%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) JUnit
2 3 (7.32%) Ant
2 3 (7.32%) Gradle
2 3 (7.32%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 12 (29.27%) Banking
2 7 (17.07%) Law
3 6 (14.63%) Finance
4 5 (12.20%) Local Government
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Technical Architect
3 10 (24.39%) Developer
4 9 (21.95%) Digital Architect
5 8 (19.51%) Digital Technical Architect
6 7 (17.07%) Analyst
7 6 (14.63%) Business Analyst
7 6 (14.63%) Test Leader
8 5 (12.20%) GIS Developer
8 5 (12.20%) Java Developer
9 4 (9.76%) Agile Business Analyst
9 4 (9.76%) Applications Developer
9 4 (9.76%) Senior Architect
9 4 (9.76%) Senior Technical Architect
10 3 (7.32%) GIS Officer
10 3 (7.32%) Java Architect
11 2 (4.88%) Consultant
11 2 (4.88%) Senior Digital Architect
11 2 (4.88%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
12 1 (2.44%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) Web Services
2 12 (29.27%) .NET
3 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
3 11 (26.83%) J2EE
4 10 (24.39%) ActiveMQ
5 8 (19.51%) CSS
5 8 (19.51%) CSS3
5 8 (19.51%) HTML
5 8 (19.51%) HTML5
5 8 (19.51%) Middleware
5 8 (19.51%) REST
5 8 (19.51%) SOAP
6 7 (17.07%) Apache Camel
6 7 (17.07%) JDBC
6 7 (17.07%) JSON
6 7 (17.07%) XML
7 6 (14.63%) CAML
8 5 (12.20%) Ajax
8 5 (12.20%) jQuery
9 3 (7.32%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.20%) Mobile App
1 5 (12.20%) SWIFT
2 4 (9.76%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
4 1 (2.44%) HACMP
4 1 (2.44%) STB
4 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Solaris
2 2 (4.88%) Unix
3 1 (2.44%) AIX
3 1 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (92.68%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) SOA
3 13 (31.71%) High Availability
4 11 (26.83%) Microservices
5 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
5 7 (17.07%) E-business
5 7 (17.07%) Software Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
6 6 (14.63%) Data Management
6 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Scrum
6 6 (14.63%) TDD
6 6 (14.63%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (14.63%) Validation
7 5 (12.20%) OWASP
8 4 (9.76%) Change Management
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.76%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (7.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) Java
2 16 (39.02%) JavaScript
3 11 (26.83%) C#
3 11 (26.83%) C++
4 9 (21.95%) Python
5 8 (19.51%) C
6 6 (14.63%) FQL
6 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
6 6 (14.63%) VB
7 2 (4.88%) Perl
8 1 (2.44%) Ruby
8 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) GPFS
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.44%) Veritas File System
2 1 (2.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.44%) XenApp
2 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) CFEngine
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Oracle
2 8 (19.51%) IBM
3 6 (14.63%) ServiceNow
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.88%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) ESRI
6 1 (2.44%) Veritas