The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank - 25 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 116 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 70.63% 64.44% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 58 86
Average daily rate £475 £413 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Merseyside region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Open Source
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) Cocoa
1 2 (100.00%) Xcode
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Animation
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Core Animation
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (100.00%) UIKit
1 2 (100.00%) Android Development
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development
1 2 (100.00%) Appium
1 2 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 2 (100.00%) CocoaPods

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Xcode
1 2 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (100.00%) Appium
1 2 (100.00%) CocoaPods
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Android Developer
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Cocoa
1 2 (100.00%) Core Animation
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (100.00%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OOP
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) TDD
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) BDD
1 2 (100.00%) Android Development
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Ruby
1 2 (100.00%) Apple Swift
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Apple