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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 72 70 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 17 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.12% 0.65% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.28% 2.68% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 2
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£430 £356 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.70% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £341 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £371 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
397 299 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.19% 24.13% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 145 116
Average daily rate £363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £192 £165
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 17 29 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £11.30 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £46.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 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
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 22 May 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 - 1 £430 - 1
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 (61.70%) Web Services
2 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (42.55%) TDD
4 19 (40.43%) Linux
4 19 (40.43%) Java
5 16 (34.04%) SQL
5 16 (34.04%) NoSQL
6 15 (31.91%) OO
6 15 (31.91%) Subversion
7 14 (29.79%) Big Data
7 14 (29.79%) JSON
8 13 (27.66%) Scrum
8 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
9 12 (25.53%) .NET
9 12 (25.53%) Oracle
9 12 (25.53%) Ruby
9 12 (25.53%) Hadoop
9 12 (25.53%) Oracle Database
10 10 (21.28%) MongoDB
10 10 (21.28%) Puppet
10 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (21.28%) Internet
10 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
11 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
11 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
11 9 (19.15%) Windows
11 9 (19.15%) Python
11 9 (19.15%) SOA
11 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
11 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (14.89%) WebLogic
1 7 (14.89%) Confluence
2 5 (10.64%) CMS
2 5 (10.64%) Orchard CMS
3 4 (8.51%) Apache
4 2 (4.26%) nginx
4 2 (4.26%) Liferay
4 2 (4.26%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.26%) LiveCycle
4 2 (4.26%) JBoss
5 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Internet
2 7 (14.89%) AMQP
3 4 (8.51%) Firewall
4 3 (6.38%) SSL
4 3 (6.38%) SNMP
4 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.38%) VPN
4 3 (6.38%) IPsec
4 3 (6.38%) OSPF
4 3 (6.38%) BGP
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) SAN
5 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) NoSQL
2 14 (29.79%) Big Data
3 12 (25.53%) Hadoop
3 12 (25.53%) Oracle Database
4 10 (21.28%) MongoDB
5 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (8.51%) Redis
7 3 (6.38%) MySQL
8 2 (4.26%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (4.26%) RavenDB
8 2 (4.26%) Pentaho
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Subversion
2 7 (14.89%) Ant
2 7 (14.89%) JUnit
2 7 (14.89%) Eclipse
2 7 (14.89%) Mercurial
2 7 (14.89%) JIRA
2 7 (14.89%) Cucumber
2 7 (14.89%) Gradle
3 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
3 6 (12.77%) SoapUI
3 6 (12.77%) Selenium
4 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.64%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.13%) Maven
6 1 (2.13%) Hudson
General
1 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Tester
4 6 (12.77%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Software Architect
7 3 (6.38%) PHP Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Scala Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Big Data Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.26%) ETL Developer
8 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) Web Services
2 14 (29.79%) JSON
3 12 (25.53%) .NET
4 8 (17.02%) CSS
5 7 (14.89%) HTML
5 7 (14.89%) EJB
5 7 (14.89%) JMS
5 7 (14.89%) jQuery
5 7 (14.89%) Java EE
6 6 (12.77%) Gherkin
6 6 (12.77%) SOAP
6 6 (12.77%) XML
7 5 (10.64%) LAMP
7 5 (10.64%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (8.51%) RESTful
8 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
9 3 (6.38%) XSD
9 3 (6.38%) XSLT
9 3 (6.38%) J2EE
9 3 (6.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (40.43%) Linux
2 9 (19.15%) Windows
3 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.38%) CentOS
5 2 (4.26%) UNIX
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) TDD
3 15 (31.91%) OO
4 13 (27.66%) Scrum
5 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
6 9 (19.15%) Software Engineering
6 9 (19.15%) SOA
7 7 (14.89%) E-Commerce
7 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.89%) User Stories
7 7 (14.89%) Software Delivery
7 7 (14.89%) MapReduce
8 6 (12.77%) DevOps
9 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.64%) Agile Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Data Analysis
11 3 (6.38%) ITIL
11 3 (6.38%) MVC
11 3 (6.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
3 12 (25.53%) Ruby
4 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 9 (19.15%) Python
5 8 (17.02%) C#
6 5 (10.64%) C++
6 5 (10.64%) PHP
6 5 (10.64%) Groovy
7 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.26%) Scala
8 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) Degree
4 3 (6.38%) ISEB
4 3 (6.38%) JNCIS
5 2 (4.26%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.13%) CCNP
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.13%) XenApp
1 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Puppet
2 8 (17.02%) Vagrant
3 5 (10.64%) Nagios
4 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.26%) Cacti
5 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
2 12 (25.53%) Oracle
3 7 (14.89%) Atlassian
4 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.38%) Juniper
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco
5 3 (6.38%) Infoblox
6 2 (4.26%) Percona
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix
6 2 (4.26%) Adobe
6 2 (4.26%) SAP
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Dell
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) Veeam
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