The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 84 82 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Open Source 14 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.85% 0.51% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.04% 2.11% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 3
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£438 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £320 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
460 331 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.95% 23.93% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 170 133
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £198 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 31 31
Average hourly rate £11.61 £15.65 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.79% -10.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.44 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.49 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Manchester region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 29 (64.44%) Web Services
2 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (44.44%) Linux
4 18 (40.00%) Java
5 17 (37.78%) TDD
5 17 (37.78%) NoSQL
6 15 (33.33%) OO
7 14 (31.11%) SQL
7 14 (31.11%) Subversion
8 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
8 13 (28.89%) JSON
8 13 (28.89%) Big Data
9 12 (26.67%) Hadoop
9 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
9 12 (26.67%) Ruby
10 11 (24.44%) Scrum
11 10 (22.22%) .NET
11 10 (22.22%) Oracle
11 10 (22.22%) Configuration Management
11 10 (22.22%) Windows
11 10 (22.22%) MongoDB
11 10 (22.22%) Puppet
11 10 (22.22%) jQuery
11 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
12 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (20.00%) DV Cleared
12 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 9 (20.00%) SOA
12 9 (20.00%) Python

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (15.56%) Confluence
1 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
1 7 (15.56%) CMS
2 5 (11.11%) Orchard CMS
3 4 (8.89%) Apache
4 2 (4.44%) JBoss
4 2 (4.44%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.44%) nginx
4 2 (4.44%) Liferay
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.22%) Route 53
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) Internet
2 7 (15.56%) AMQP
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.22%) OSPF
4 1 (2.22%) BGP
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) SNMP
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
4 1 (2.22%) SSL
4 1 (2.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) NoSQL
2 13 (28.89%) Big Data
3 12 (26.67%) Hadoop
4 10 (22.22%) MongoDB
4 10 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (8.89%) Redis
6 3 (6.67%) MySQL
7 2 (4.44%) Data Mining
7 2 (4.44%) RavenDB
8 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.22%) Pentaho
8 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Subversion
2 7 (15.56%) Gradle
2 7 (15.56%) Mercurial
2 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
2 7 (15.56%) JIRA
2 7 (15.56%) Eclipse
2 7 (15.56%) Ant
2 7 (15.56%) JUnit
3 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 5 (11.11%) Selenium
3 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) Hudson
4 1 (2.22%) Axure RP
4 1 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Tester
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.89%) Software Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.67%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Agile .NET Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (64.44%) Web Services
2 13 (28.89%) JSON
3 10 (22.22%) .NET
3 10 (22.22%) jQuery
4 9 (20.00%) CSS
5 8 (17.78%) HTML
6 7 (15.56%) JMS
6 7 (15.56%) EJB
6 7 (15.56%) XML
6 7 (15.56%) Java EE
7 6 (13.33%) SOAP
8 5 (11.11%) Gherkin
8 5 (11.11%) LAMP
8 5 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (8.89%) Ajax
9 4 (8.89%) XSLT
9 4 (8.89%) XHTML
9 4 (8.89%) RESTful
9 4 (8.89%) CSS3
10 3 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Derivative
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Linked Data
4 1 (2.22%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Linux
2 10 (22.22%) Windows
3 7 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.67%) CentOS
5 2 (4.44%) UNIX
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) TDD
3 15 (33.33%) OO
4 11 (24.44%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (20.00%) SOA
6 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.56%) User Stories
7 7 (15.56%) MapReduce
7 7 (15.56%) Software Delivery
7 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 6 (13.33%) DevOps
9 4 (8.89%) Agile Testing
10 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (6.67%) BDD
10 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
10 3 (6.67%) ITIL
10 3 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) SQL
3 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (26.67%) Ruby
4 9 (20.00%) Python
5 7 (15.56%) C#
6 5 (11.11%) C++
6 5 (11.11%) PHP
7 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
7 4 (8.89%) Groovy
8 2 (4.44%) Scala
9 1 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) XenApp
1 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Puppet
2 8 (17.78%) Vagrant
3 3 (6.67%) Nagios
4 2 (4.44%) Cacti
4 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.22%) XenMobile
5 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Red Hat
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (15.56%) Atlassian
4 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix
5 2 (4.44%) Percona
6 1 (2.22%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.22%) Veeam
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) NetApp
6 1 (2.22%) Adobe
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) Dell
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) VMware