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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
North West / Merseyside
Rank 25 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 16 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.13% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.20% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.46%

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
258 255 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 82.69% 79.19% 72.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 157 111
Median daily rate £468 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +10 16 £500 +17.64%
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 19 (67.86%) Linux
2 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (53.57%) Jenkins
4 13 (46.43%) Scrum
5 12 (42.86%) Java
5 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 12 (42.86%) RESTful
5 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
7 10 (35.71%) Oracle
7 10 (35.71%) DevOps
8 9 (32.14%) Web Services
8 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (28.57%) TDD
9 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
9 8 (28.57%) VMware
9 8 (28.57%) Microservices
10 7 (25.00%) Front End Development
10 7 (25.00%) API Design
10 7 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (25.00%) Spring Boot
10 7 (25.00%) Case Management
10 7 (25.00%) CSS
10 7 (25.00%) HTML
10 7 (25.00%) MySQL
10 7 (25.00%) SQL
10 7 (25.00%) .NET

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) IIS
1 2 (7.14%) JBoss
1 2 (7.14%) Jetty
1 2 (7.14%) Liferay
1 2 (7.14%) Mongrel
1 2 (7.14%) Mule
1 2 (7.14%) Mule ESB
1 2 (7.14%) nginx
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (7.14%) Google App Engine
3 2 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Firewall
1 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.86%) LAN
2 5 (17.86%) VoIP
2 5 (17.86%) VPN
2 5 (17.86%) WAN
3 4 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (10.71%) Wireless
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) DNS
5 2 (7.14%) FTP
5 2 (7.14%) HTTP
5 2 (7.14%) IPsec
5 2 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (25.00%) MySQL
1 7 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (21.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Jenkins
2 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) JMeter
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Security Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Senior Security Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Java Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Principal Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Java Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum Master
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) RESTful
2 9 (32.14%) Web Services
3 7 (25.00%) .NET
3 7 (25.00%) CSS
3 7 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (25.00%) HTML
3 7 (25.00%) Spring
3 7 (25.00%) Spring Boot
4 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 4 (14.29%) Node.js
5 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.14%) J2EE
6 2 (7.14%) Servlets
6 2 (7.14%) XML
7 1 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Unix
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) Scrum
3 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (35.71%) DevOps
5 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 8 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (28.57%) Microservices
5 8 (28.57%) TDD
6 7 (25.00%) API Design
6 7 (25.00%) BDD
6 7 (25.00%) Case Management
6 7 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (25.00%) Front End Development
6 7 (25.00%) Kanban
7 6 (21.43%) Coaching
7 6 (21.43%) SIEM
8 5 (17.86%) Information Security
8 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
8 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) Java
1 12 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) CISSP
3 6 (21.43%) SANS
3 6 (21.43%) SSCP
4 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Kibana
1 6 (21.43%) logstash
2 5 (17.86%) QRadar
3 3 (10.71%) RSA enVision
4 2 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Splunk
4 6 (21.43%) Apple
5 5 (17.86%) IBM
5 5 (17.86%) LogRhythm
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.71%) Siebel
7 2 (7.14%) Google