The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 73 64 72
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.39% 1.49% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 2.07% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 4
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£480 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £288 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
Open Source
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1132 916 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.17% 72.07% 72.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 491 398
Average daily rate £370 £340 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 2 July 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
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 2 July 2015. 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
Salford 0 1 £430 +49.56%
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (47.62%) Web Services
3 19 (45.24%) Oracle
4 16 (38.10%) TDD
4 16 (38.10%) SOA
5 14 (33.33%) Subversion
5 14 (33.33%) SDLC
6 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database
6 13 (30.95%) JSON
6 13 (30.95%) Middleware
6 13 (30.95%) Java
7 12 (28.57%) SQL
8 11 (26.19%) Linux
8 11 (26.19%) Red Hat
9 10 (23.81%) Scrum
10 9 (21.43%) Internet
10 9 (21.43%) OO
10 9 (21.43%) MongoDB
10 9 (21.43%) NoSQL
11 8 (19.05%) Oracle BPM
11 8 (19.05%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (19.05%) Puppet
11 8 (19.05%) Big Data
11 8 (19.05%) WebLogic
11 8 (19.05%) JMS
11 8 (19.05%) E-Commerce
11 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
11 8 (19.05%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 8 (19.05%) WebLogic
2 6 (14.29%) Confluence
3 4 (9.52%) JBoss
4 3 (7.14%) CMS
5 2 (4.76%) LiveCycle
5 2 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (4.76%) Liferay
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.38%) Orchard CMS
6 1 (2.38%) nginx
6 1 (2.38%) Mule
6 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon S3
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Route 53
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Internet
2 6 (14.29%) AMQP
3 4 (9.52%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) IPsec
4 3 (7.14%) OSPF
4 3 (7.14%) BGP
4 3 (7.14%) SSL
4 3 (7.14%) SNMP
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (2.38%) DNS
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) Oracle Database
2 9 (21.43%) MongoDB
2 9 (21.43%) NoSQL
3 8 (19.05%) Big Data
4 6 (14.29%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (4.76%) MySQL
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Pentaho
6 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Subversion
2 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 6 (14.29%) Gradle
3 6 (14.29%) Mercurial
3 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 6 (14.29%) JIRA
3 6 (14.29%) Ant
3 6 (14.29%) JUnit
4 5 (11.90%) Selenium
5 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.76%) Hudson
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.38%) Maven
7 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Local Government
2 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Developer
2 10 (23.81%) Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
4 7 (16.67%) Middleware Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Tester
5 5 (11.90%) QA Tester
6 4 (9.52%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) PHP Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Scala Developer
8 2 (4.76%) ETL Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Java Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Web Applications Developer
9 1 (2.38%) SOA Architect
9 1 (2.38%) SAP Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) Web Services
2 13 (30.95%) Middleware
2 13 (30.95%) JSON
3 8 (19.05%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (19.05%) JMS
4 7 (16.67%) SOAP
5 6 (14.29%) Java EE
5 6 (14.29%) EJB
5 6 (14.29%) CSS
5 6 (14.29%) XML
6 5 (11.90%) XSD
6 5 (11.90%) XSLT
6 5 (11.90%) HTML
6 5 (11.90%) J2EE
6 5 (11.90%) Spring
6 5 (11.90%) Gherkin
7 4 (9.52%) Apache CXF
7 4 (9.52%) LAMP
7 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
7 4 (9.52%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.14%) Derivative
3 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Linked Data
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.19%) Linux
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.76%) CentOS
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) TDD
2 16 (38.10%) SOA
3 14 (33.33%) SDLC
4 10 (23.81%) Scrum
5 9 (21.43%) OO
6 8 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
6 8 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 6 (14.29%) Software Delivery
8 6 (14.29%) MapReduce
8 6 (14.29%) User Stories
9 5 (11.90%) Master Data Management
9 5 (11.90%) Agile Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Quality Management
9 5 (11.90%) Data Management
10 4 (9.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Groovy
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.52%) PHP
4 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) C#
6 2 (4.76%) Ruby
6 2 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) JNCIS
5 2 (4.76%) JNCIP
5 2 (4.76%) ISEB
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.38%) CCNP
6 1 (2.38%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 5 (11.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Puppet
2 7 (16.67%) Vagrant
3 4 (9.52%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) Cacti
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Oracle
2 11 (26.19%) Red Hat
3 6 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.14%) Juniper
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) Infoblox
6 2 (4.76%) ATG
6 2 (4.76%) Stellent
6 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
6 2 (4.76%) Retek
6 2 (4.76%) Adobe
6 2 (4.76%) Endeca
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) VMware
7 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.38%) Eloqua
7 1 (2.38%) Percona