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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 66 65 88
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +23
Contract jobs citing Open Source 23 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.70% 0.84% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.69% 3.65% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 2
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £550 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.14% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+67.05% +13.33%
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
404 274 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.93% 23.14% 29.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 154 169
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 43
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.69 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 2014.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bury - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 21 (50.00%) Linux
2 18 (42.86%) Web Services
3 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (33.33%) PHP
4 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 13 (30.95%) jQuery
5 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (28.57%) OO
6 11 (26.19%) Ruby
7 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
7 10 (23.81%) XML
7 10 (23.81%) XSD
7 10 (23.81%) XSLT
7 10 (23.81%) Oracle
7 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
7 10 (23.81%) LAMP
7 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
8 9 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (21.43%) Finance
8 9 (21.43%) Derivative
8 9 (21.43%) Subversion
9 8 (19.05%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (14.29%) Security Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
10 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Information Security
10 6 (14.29%) McAfee
10 6 (14.29%) Sophos
10 6 (14.29%) CISSP
10 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
1 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) IaaS
1 2 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 9 (21.43%) Subversion
3 3 (7.14%) Metasploit
4 2 (4.76%) Axure RP
4 2 (4.76%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) German Language
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) PHP Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Ruby Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Security Specialist
6 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) UI Developer
7 2 (4.76%) IT Security Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.38%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Test Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) Web Services
2 13 (30.95%) jQuery
3 10 (23.81%) XML
3 10 (23.81%) XSD
3 10 (23.81%) XSLT
3 10 (23.81%) LAMP
4 9 (21.43%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (19.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (11.90%) CSS
6 5 (11.90%) HTML
6 5 (11.90%) HTML5
7 4 (9.52%) CSS3
8 3 (7.14%) .NET
8 3 (7.14%) SOAP
9 2 (4.76%) Sass
9 2 (4.76%) J2EE
9 2 (4.76%) XHTML
9 2 (4.76%) WSDL
9 2 (4.76%) JSON
9 2 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Derivative
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) PKI
2 2 (4.76%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (28.57%) OO
2 6 (14.29%) Security Testing
2 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (14.29%) Information Security
2 6 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.52%) BDD
3 4 (9.52%) SOA
3 4 (9.52%) TDD
4 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) MVC
4 3 (7.14%) User Stories
4 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.76%) DevOps
5 2 (4.76%) SIEM
5 2 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) Scrum
5 2 (4.76%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 14 (33.33%) PHP
2 13 (30.95%) SQL
3 11 (26.19%) Ruby
4 5 (11.90%) C#
4 5 (11.90%) Java
5 3 (7.14%) Scala
5 3 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (4.76%) XPath
7 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) CISSP
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) CEH
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Oracle
1 10 (23.81%) Red Hat
2 6 (14.29%) McAfee
2 6 (14.29%) Sophos
3 3 (7.14%) Sourcefire
3 3 (7.14%) IronPort
3 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.76%) Adobe
5 1 (2.38%) Zend
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Xamarin
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