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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 21 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 16 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.44% 2.01% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.14% 2.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £65.00 £56.75
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +14.53%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
224 291 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 76.19% 83.62% 76.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 150 122
Median daily rate £375 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.19 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.12% +101.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.31 £50.50 £19.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +9 8 £484 -
Southport - 6 £400 -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
4 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
5 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (36.84%) Splunk
6 7 (36.84%) ELK Stack
6 7 (36.84%) Web Services
6 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (31.58%) Firewall
7 6 (31.58%) Scrum
7 6 (31.58%) Unix
7 6 (31.58%) Windows
7 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 6 (31.58%) CISSP
7 6 (31.58%) Apple
7 6 (31.58%) SSCP
7 6 (31.58%) Kibana
7 6 (31.58%) SANS
7 6 (31.58%) Case Management
7 6 (31.58%) SIEM
7 6 (31.58%) Redis
7 6 (31.58%) logstash
8 5 (26.32%) LogRhythm
8 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (26.32%) RESTful
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (26.32%) QRadar

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) IIS
1 2 (10.53%) JBoss
1 2 (10.53%) Jetty
1 2 (10.53%) Liferay
1 2 (10.53%) Mongrel
1 2 (10.53%) Mule
1 2 (10.53%) Mule ESB
1 2 (10.53%) nginx
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (10.53%) Google App Engine
3 2 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
2 5 (26.32%) LAN
2 5 (26.32%) VoIP
2 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 5 (26.32%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (15.79%) Wireless
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) FTP
5 2 (10.53%) HTTP
5 2 (10.53%) IPsec
5 2 (10.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.53%) JMeter
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Security Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) QA Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum Master
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Scrum Master
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) ELK Stack
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 5 (26.32%) RESTful
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
3 4 (21.05%) Node.js
4 2 (10.53%) J2EE
4 2 (10.53%) Servlets
4 2 (10.53%) XML
5 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Cyber Attack
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Case Management
3 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 6 (31.58%) SIEM
4 5 (26.32%) Information Security
4 5 (26.32%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (26.32%) Patch Management
4 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (26.32%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (21.05%) DevOps
5 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
1 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 4 (21.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (31.58%) CISSP
3 6 (31.58%) SANS
3 6 (31.58%) SSCP
4 1 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Kibana
1 6 (31.58%) logstash
2 5 (26.32%) QRadar
3 3 (15.79%) RSA enVision
4 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Splunk
2 6 (31.58%) Apple
3 5 (26.32%) IBM
3 5 (26.32%) LogRhythm
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) Siebel
5 2 (10.53%) Google
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) VMware