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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
North West / Cheshire
Rank 44 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.21% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.79% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Median daily rate £350 £350 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £342 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £410 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
- -47.18%

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
394 758 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 79.60% 82.75% 80.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 480 382
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.77% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Chester +4 2 £350 -
Macclesfield - 2 £538 - 1
Warrington +30 1 £277 -28.64%
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (28.21%) Change Management
4 10 (25.64%) JIRA
4 10 (25.64%) Java
4 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
5 9 (23.08%) IaaS
5 9 (23.08%) SQL
5 9 (23.08%) ITIL
5 9 (23.08%) UML
5 9 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 9 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (20.51%) TDD
6 8 (20.51%) Finance
6 8 (20.51%) Use Case
6 8 (20.51%) Project Management
6 8 (20.51%) REST
6 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
6 8 (20.51%) SaaS
6 8 (20.51%) PaaS
7 7 (17.95%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
7 7 (17.95%) Apache Hive
7 7 (17.95%) Big Data
7 7 (17.95%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (17.95%) Talend
7 7 (17.95%) ETL
7 7 (17.95%) OO
7 7 (17.95%) ITSM
8 6 (15.38%) Data Management

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 5 (12.82%) Confluence
2 4 (10.26%) Apache
3 3 (7.69%) JBoss
3 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Pig
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Spark
4 2 (5.13%) GlassFish
4 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.56%) CMS
5 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) IaaS
2 8 (20.51%) PaaS
2 8 (20.51%) SaaS
3 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.26%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (10.26%) Slack
4 2 (5.13%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (2.56%) GitHub
5 1 (2.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) LDAP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (25.64%) MongoDB
3 9 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (17.95%) Apache Hive
4 7 (17.95%) Big Data
4 7 (17.95%) Hadoop
5 5 (12.82%) HBase
6 4 (10.26%) Amazon Redshift
6 4 (10.26%) Data Mining
6 4 (10.26%) MySQL
6 4 (10.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (5.13%) Data Lake
7 2 (5.13%) Spark SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.56%) Neo4j
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) JIRA
2 7 (17.95%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) Log4j
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Principal Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Data Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Lead Software Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Principal Data Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Data Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Domain Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Talend Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) REST
2 5 (12.82%) Web Services
3 4 (10.26%) Node.js
4 3 (7.69%) Kafka
4 3 (7.69%) SOAP
5 2 (5.13%) J2EE
5 2 (5.13%) JSTL
5 2 (5.13%) Spring
5 2 (5.13%) Struts
6 1 (2.56%) CSS
6 1 (2.56%) HTML
6 1 (2.56%) JAX-RPC
6 1 (2.56%) Middleware
6 1 (2.56%) RESTful
6 1 (2.56%) WSDL
6 1 (2.56%) XML
6 1 (2.56%) XSL
6 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (12.82%) Data Integration
1 5 (12.82%) Ontologies
1 5 (12.82%) Taxonomies
1 5 (12.82%) User Experience
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) RIA
4 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Change Management
3 9 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 9 (23.08%) ITIL
3 9 (23.08%) UML
4 8 (20.51%) Project Management
4 8 (20.51%) TDD
4 8 (20.51%) Use Case
4 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
5 7 (17.95%) Agile Project Management
5 7 (17.95%) ETL
5 7 (17.95%) ITSM
5 7 (17.95%) OO
6 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (15.38%) Data Management
6 6 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 6 (15.38%) Service Design
6 6 (15.38%) SFIA
6 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 5 (12.82%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.56%) Jython
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) AirWatch
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.56%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Talend
2 4 (10.26%) ServiceNow
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
4 2 (5.13%) hybris
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) Tableau
5 1 (2.56%) Apple
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) Google
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.56%) Twitter