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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 55 69 75
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 31 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.26% 1.34% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.31% 5.32% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 6
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£414 £350 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £283 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
333 282 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.27% 25.16% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 170 152
Average daily rate £325 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £184 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 20
Average hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £8.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £32.00 £25.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 40 (64.52%) Web Services
2 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 28 (45.16%) Linux
3 28 (45.16%) jQuery
4 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (38.71%) OO
6 23 (37.10%) XML
7 21 (33.87%) SQL
8 20 (32.26%) Ruby
9 19 (30.65%) HTML
9 19 (30.65%) CSS
9 19 (30.65%) Red Hat
10 17 (27.42%) XSLT
10 17 (27.42%) Oracle
10 17 (27.42%) TDD
10 17 (27.42%) Subversion
10 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
10 17 (27.42%) Oracle Database
11 16 (25.81%) PHP
12 15 (24.19%) Java
12 15 (24.19%) .NET
12 15 (24.19%) SOA
12 15 (24.19%) LAMP
13 14 (22.58%) Ajax
13 14 (22.58%) NoSQL
14 13 (20.97%) Scrum
14 13 (20.97%) XSD
15 12 (19.35%) Python
15 12 (19.35%) XHTML
15 12 (19.35%) RabbitMQ

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (17.74%) CMS
2 8 (12.90%) Orchard CMS
3 7 (11.29%) Apache
4 5 (8.06%) Apache Spark
4 5 (8.06%) Apache Solr
5 4 (6.45%) WebLogic
5 4 (6.45%) Confluence
6 2 (3.23%) nginx
7 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.61%) Drupal
7 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
1 1 (1.61%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.61%) IaaS
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
3 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Internet
1 4 (6.45%) AMQP
2 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
2 1 (1.61%) SSL
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) Oracle Database
2 14 (22.58%) NoSQL
3 10 (16.13%) Big Data
4 9 (14.52%) Hadoop
5 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
5 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (11.29%) MySQL
5 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
5 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (8.06%) RavenDB
7 4 (6.45%) Redis
8 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
8 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Subversion
1 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.90%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.06%) Axure RP
4 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
4 4 (6.45%) Ant
4 4 (6.45%) JUnit
4 4 (6.45%) JIRA
4 4 (6.45%) Selenium
4 4 (6.45%) Mercurial
4 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.45%) Gradle
5 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.61%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) German Language
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (61.29%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) PHP Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Architect
4 7 (11.29%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Technical Architect
6 5 (8.06%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Tester
7 4 (6.45%) Software Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Digital Architect
8 3 (4.84%) iOS Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Web Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Architect
8 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (64.52%) Web Services
2 28 (45.16%) jQuery
3 23 (37.10%) XML
4 19 (30.65%) HTML
4 19 (30.65%) CSS
5 17 (27.42%) XSLT
6 15 (24.19%) .NET
6 15 (24.19%) LAMP
7 14 (22.58%) Ajax
8 13 (20.97%) XSD
9 12 (19.35%) XHTML
9 12 (19.35%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (17.74%) CSS3
11 10 (16.13%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (12.90%) HTML5
13 7 (11.29%) JSON
13 7 (11.29%) SOAP
14 6 (9.68%) Sass
15 5 (8.06%) Apache Cordova
15 5 (8.06%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Derivative
2 11 (17.74%) Computer Science
3 8 (12.90%) NHS
4 6 (9.68%) Web 2.0
5 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
7 2 (3.23%) User Experience
8 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.61%) Linked Data
8 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.16%) Linux
2 8 (12.90%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.23%) UNIX
5 2 (3.23%) CentOS
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) OO
3 17 (27.42%) TDD
4 15 (24.19%) SOA
5 13 (20.97%) Scrum
6 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (14.52%) Configuration Management
7 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
8 7 (11.29%) MVC
9 6 (9.68%) ITIL
9 6 (9.68%) Test Scripting
9 6 (9.68%) DevOps
9 6 (9.68%) iOS Development
10 5 (8.06%) User Stories
10 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.06%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.06%) Workflow
11 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (6.45%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
2 21 (33.87%) SQL
3 20 (32.26%) Ruby
4 16 (25.81%) PHP
5 15 (24.19%) Java
6 12 (19.35%) Python
7 11 (17.74%) C#
8 7 (11.29%) T-SQL
9 6 (9.68%) XPath
10 5 (8.06%) C++
11 2 (3.23%) Scala
12 1 (1.61%) Groovy
12 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) XenApp
1 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) Puppet
2 4 (6.45%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.23%) Nagios
3 2 (3.23%) Cacti
3 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Red Hat
2 17 (27.42%) Oracle
3 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.06%) Adobe
5 4 (6.45%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.23%) Percona
7 1 (1.61%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.61%) Veeam
7 1 (1.61%) Zend
7 1 (1.61%) SAP
7 1 (1.61%) McAfee
7 1 (1.61%) Sophos
7 1 (1.61%) Citrix
7 1 (1.61%) NetApp
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) VMware
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