The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Liverpool region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 21 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.74% - 2.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.17% - 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £301 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
24 23 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 17.78% 14.94% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 13
Average daily rate £325 £250 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £195 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £11.96 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Open Source
Merseyside

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Liverpool region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Open Source
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) Zend
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Zend Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (50.00%) Magento
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Symfony
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (50.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (50.00%) PHP Drupal Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Zend Framework
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (50.00%) Symfony
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mapping
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Zend
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle