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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 59 74 89
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +15
Contract jobs citing Open Source 24 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.94% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.36% 1.24% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 2
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£375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +17.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
287 241 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.22% 21.29% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 124 120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £211 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 29
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.38 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.17% -42.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £10.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.73 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
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
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 12 (40.00%) Ruby
2 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
3 9 (30.00%) Web Services
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 7 (23.33%) jQuery
4 7 (23.33%) HTML5
4 7 (23.33%) Finance
4 7 (23.33%) CSS
4 7 (23.33%) HTML
5 6 (20.00%) C#
5 6 (20.00%) CSS3
6 4 (13.33%) BDD
6 4 (13.33%) User Stories
6 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (13.33%) Java
6 4 (13.33%) PHP
6 4 (13.33%) SQL
6 4 (13.33%) .NET
6 4 (13.33%) SOAP
6 4 (13.33%) Python
6 4 (13.33%) CISSP
6 4 (13.33%) McAfee
6 4 (13.33%) Sophos
6 4 (13.33%) Project Management
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Information Security
6 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Metasploit
2 2 (6.67%) Axure RP
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Ruby Developer
2 8 (26.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Web Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
5 2 (6.67%) UI Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.33%) UI Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) Information Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) Web Services
1 9 (30.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (23.33%) jQuery
2 7 (23.33%) HTML5
2 7 (23.33%) HTML
2 7 (23.33%) CSS
3 6 (20.00%) CSS3
4 4 (13.33%) SOAP
4 4 (13.33%) .NET
5 3 (10.00%) XML
6 2 (6.67%) XSLT
6 2 (6.67%) XHTML
6 2 (6.67%) WSDL
6 2 (6.67%) Ajax
6 2 (6.67%) RESTful
6 2 (6.67%) Sass
6 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.67%) JSON
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
2 2 (6.67%) Web 2.0
3 1 (3.33%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Scrum
2 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
2 4 (13.33%) Information Security
2 4 (13.33%) BDD
2 4 (13.33%) User Stories
3 3 (10.00%) MVC
3 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (6.67%) Web Design
4 2 (6.67%) Web Development
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.67%) SOA
4 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Ruby
2 11 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) PHP
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) Python
4 4 (13.33%) Java
5 3 (10.00%) Scala
5 3 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) XPath
7 1 (3.33%) PHP5
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) CISSP
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) McAfee
1 4 (13.33%) Sophos
2 3 (10.00%) Adobe
2 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (10.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (10.00%) IronPort
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Sony
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