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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 39 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 29 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.76% 2.94% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% 3.52% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 14
Median daily rate £425 £400 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -22.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £472
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £800 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -43.66%
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
645 767 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.55% 83.64% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 458 312
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 25
Median hourly rate £62.50 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +11 21 £400 -36.63% 1
Chester -7 4 £456 +30.35%
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 58 (95.08%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Java
3 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
4 20 (32.79%) Linux
5 16 (26.23%) Oracle
6 14 (22.95%) SOA
6 14 (22.95%) High Availability
7 13 (21.31%) Microservices
7 13 (21.31%) C++
7 13 (21.31%) Banking
8 11 (18.03%) C#
8 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
8 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET
8 11 (18.03%) Python
8 11 (18.03%) .NET
8 11 (18.03%) HTTP
9 10 (16.39%) Middleware
9 10 (16.39%) IBM
9 10 (16.39%) Web Services
9 10 (16.39%) Apache
9 10 (16.39%) Change Management
9 10 (16.39%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
10 9 (14.75%) JSON
10 9 (14.75%) REST
10 9 (14.75%) SaaS
10 9 (14.75%) PaaS
10 9 (14.75%) DevOps
10 9 (14.75%) IaaS
10 9 (14.75%) Tomcat

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 10 (16.39%) Apache
2 9 (14.75%) JBoss
2 9 (14.75%) Tomcat
3 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.20%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.64%) Liferay
5 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) IaaS
1 9 (14.75%) PaaS
1 9 (14.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) HTTP
2 5 (8.20%) Internet
3 2 (3.28%) LDAP
4 1 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.64%) LAN
4 1 (1.64%) SSL
4 1 (1.64%) VPN
4 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.39%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (13.11%) MongoDB
4 7 (11.48%) MySQL
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (8.20%) GIS
6 5 (8.20%) QGIS
6 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (6.56%) Data Mining
7 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (6.56%) Spatial Data
8 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.64%) Big Data
8 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.64%) Informix
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.64%) Introscope
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) JUnit
3 1 (1.64%) Mockito
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (21.31%) Banking
2 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Law
3 5 (8.20%) Local Government
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Architect
2 11 (18.03%) Technical Architect
3 9 (14.75%) Digital Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Developer
4 8 (13.11%) Development Manager
4 8 (13.11%) Digital Technical Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Analyst
5 7 (11.48%) Software Development Manager
5 7 (11.48%) Software Manager
6 6 (9.84%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Test Leader
7 5 (8.20%) GIS Developer
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Technical Architect
9 3 (4.92%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.92%) GIS Officer
9 3 (4.92%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) .NET
1 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET
2 10 (16.39%) Middleware
2 10 (16.39%) Web Services
3 9 (14.75%) CSS
3 9 (14.75%) HTML
3 9 (14.75%) J2EE
3 9 (14.75%) JDBC
3 9 (14.75%) JSON
3 9 (14.75%) REST
3 9 (14.75%) XML
4 8 (13.11%) Apache Camel
4 8 (13.11%) CSS3
4 8 (13.11%) HTML5
4 8 (13.11%) SOAP
5 7 (11.48%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (9.84%) CAML
7 5 (8.20%) Ajax
7 5 (8.20%) jQuery
8 4 (6.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.20%) Mobile App
1 5 (8.20%) SWIFT
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) HACMP
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) AIX
2 1 (1.64%) Solaris
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (95.08%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.95%) High Availability
2 14 (22.95%) SOA
3 13 (21.31%) Microservices
4 10 (16.39%) Change Management
5 9 (14.75%) DevOps
6 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
7 7 (11.48%) Data Protection
7 7 (11.48%) E-business
7 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
7 7 (11.48%) Service Management
7 7 (11.48%) Software Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.84%) Data Management
8 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
8 6 (9.84%) ITIL
8 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
8 6 (9.84%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (9.84%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (45.90%) Java
2 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
3 13 (21.31%) C++
4 11 (18.03%) C#
4 11 (18.03%) Python
5 7 (11.48%) C
5 7 (11.48%) VB
6 6 (9.84%) FQL
6 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
7 5 (8.20%) SQL
8 4 (6.56%) R
9 1 (1.64%) Jython
9 1 (1.64%) Lua
9 1 (1.64%) PHP
9 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (1.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.64%) CA Wily
2 1 (1.64%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (26.23%) Oracle
2 10 (16.39%) IBM
3 6 (9.84%) ServiceNow
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.56%) Tableau
4 4 (6.56%) Talend
4 4 (6.56%) Vertica
5 1 (1.64%) Adobe
5 1 (1.64%) CA
5 1 (1.64%) Compuware
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.64%) Perforce
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat