The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 39 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.52% 0.49% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.92% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £301 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £56.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-29.69% +41.87%
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 Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
104 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 27.15% 28.78% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 35 12
Average daily rate £325 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Average hourly rate £14.83 £19.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.96% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 Miscellaneous 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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Liverpool -9 2 - -
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 March 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

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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
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
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Apple