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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank - 37 29
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.26% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.69% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £401
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -43.66%
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
261 295 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.09% 74.12% 66.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 143 81
Median daily rate £375 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £26.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 - £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 3 (75.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Teradata
1 3 (75.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) MapReduce
1 3 (75.00%) Big Data
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) HAProxy
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) KVM
3 1 (25.00%) HDFS
3 1 (25.00%) DataStax
3 1 (25.00%) OpenNebula
3 1 (25.00%) iptables
3 1 (25.00%) Hortonworks
3 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Dovecot
3 1 (25.00%) MRTG
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (25.00%) Squid
3 1 (25.00%) Korn
3 1 (25.00%) IMAP

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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) IMAP
1 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (25.00%) MRTG
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Big Data
1 3 (75.00%) Data Mining
1 3 (75.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) DataStax
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Big Data Manager
1 3 (75.00%) Data Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) CentOS
1 1 (25.00%) Debian
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Data Analytics
1 3 (75.00%) MapReduce
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Korn
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Dovecot
1 1 (25.00%) HDFS
1 1 (25.00%) iptables
1 1 (25.00%) KVM
1 1 (25.00%) Sendmail
1 1 (25.00%) Squid
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cacti
1 1 (25.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (25.00%) Nagios
1 1 (25.00%) OpenNebula
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Teradata
2 1 (25.00%) Hortonworks
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware