The first 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 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 Manchester 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 79 69 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing Open Source 7 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.41% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.50% 1.52% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate £280 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £265 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £345 £360
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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
280 263 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.79% 27.25% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 119 132
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £229 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.42 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% -22.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £10.95 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £61.00 £45.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Open Source
North West

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bury - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (80.77%) HTML
1 21 (80.77%) CSS
2 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
3 15 (57.69%) jQuery
4 13 (50.00%) HTML5
4 13 (50.00%) CSS3
5 12 (46.15%) .NET
5 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (42.31%) XML
7 10 (38.46%) XHTML
7 10 (38.46%) Web Services
7 10 (38.46%) NHS
7 10 (38.46%) Degree
7 10 (38.46%) Computer Science
8 9 (34.62%) MVC
8 9 (34.62%) Ajax
8 9 (34.62%) SOA
8 9 (34.62%) SOAP
9 8 (30.77%) WSDL
9 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 8 (30.77%) XSLT
9 8 (30.77%) TDD
9 8 (30.77%) Project Management
9 8 (30.77%) Ruby
9 8 (30.77%) XPath
9 8 (30.77%) Web 2.0
9 8 (30.77%) Sass
10 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
10 7 (26.92%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (26.92%) Web Design

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (19.23%) CMS
3 2 (7.69%) Apache
3 2 (7.69%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Mingle
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.69%) RavenDB
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (23.08%) Axure RP
3 5 (19.23%) Subversion
4 4 (15.38%) RSpec
4 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.85%) Bower
6 1 (3.85%) PhantomJS
6 1 (3.85%) Yeoman
General
1 3 (11.54%) Games
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) UI Developer
3 6 (23.08%) UI Programmer
4 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) ScrumMaster
8 1 (3.85%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Architect
8 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (80.77%) HTML
1 21 (80.77%) CSS
2 15 (57.69%) jQuery
3 13 (50.00%) HTML5
3 13 (50.00%) CSS3
4 12 (46.15%) .NET
5 11 (42.31%) XML
6 10 (38.46%) XHTML
6 10 (38.46%) Web Services
7 9 (34.62%) Ajax
7 9 (34.62%) SOAP
8 8 (30.77%) WSDL
8 8 (30.77%) XSLT
8 8 (30.77%) Sass
9 4 (15.38%) Gherkin
10 3 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
11 2 (7.69%) SAML
11 2 (7.69%) LINQ
11 2 (7.69%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) NHS
1 10 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 8 (30.77%) Web 2.0
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Graphic Design
4 1 (3.85%) BBC
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) MVC
2 9 (34.62%) SOA
3 8 (30.77%) TDD
3 8 (30.77%) Project Management
4 7 (26.92%) Web Design
4 7 (26.92%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 5 (19.23%) OOP
5 5 (19.23%) OO
6 4 (15.38%) Web Development
6 4 (15.38%) User Experience Design
6 4 (15.38%) BDD
6 4 (15.38%) Information Architecture
7 3 (11.54%) Use Case
7 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL
8 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) Ruby
2 8 (30.77%) XPath
3 7 (26.92%) PHP
3 7 (26.92%) C#
4 5 (19.23%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) PHP5
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) hybris
3 1 (3.85%) Sony