The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 49 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 130 85 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.46% 2.29% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.28% 2.94% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 72 33
Median daily rate £475 £394 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £700 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.97 £42.50 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-29.47% -40.14%
Open Source
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3037 2891 2305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.90% 77.76% 75.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1916 1724 1227
Median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 118 98
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the North West region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Manchester +29 57 £500 +7.52% 14
Cheshire -5 36 £475 +18.75% 3
Lancashire -3 22 £450 +28.57% 2
Merseyside - 1 £550 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 North West region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 143 (78.14%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (50.82%) Java
3 68 (37.16%) Linux
4 62 (33.88%) JavaScript
5 50 (27.32%) SOA
6 47 (25.68%) Python
7 41 (22.40%) Oracle
7 41 (22.40%) Web Services
8 40 (21.86%) Microservices
9 39 (21.31%) REST
10 37 (20.22%) Apache
11 35 (19.13%) OO
12 34 (18.58%) TDD
13 32 (17.49%) CSS
13 32 (17.49%) HTML
13 32 (17.49%) High Availability
14 30 (16.39%) HTTP
15 29 (15.85%) PostgreSQL
15 29 (15.85%) Spring
15 29 (15.85%) CSS3
15 29 (15.85%) AngularJS
15 29 (15.85%) HTML5
15 29 (15.85%) Waterfall
16 28 (15.30%) Business Analysis
17 27 (14.75%) Scrum
17 27 (14.75%) XML
17 27 (14.75%) Puppet
18 26 (14.21%) JBoss
18 26 (14.21%) Project Management
18 26 (14.21%) JSON

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 37 (20.22%) Apache
2 26 (14.21%) JBoss
3 23 (12.57%) Tomcat
4 16 (8.74%) GeoServer
5 8 (4.37%) OpenStack
6 6 (3.28%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.19%) Apache ServiceMix
7 4 (2.19%) SAS
8 3 (1.64%) Liferay
8 3 (1.64%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.55%) CMS
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP hybris
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.38%) IaaS
2 18 (9.84%) GitHub
3 15 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (6.01%) PaaS
5 9 (4.92%) SaaS
6 2 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.39%) HTTP
2 5 (2.73%) DNS
2 5 (2.73%) Internet
2 5 (2.73%) MRTG
3 4 (2.19%) DHCP
3 4 (2.19%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (2.19%) IMAP
3 4 (2.19%) iSCSI
3 4 (2.19%) SMTP
4 2 (1.09%) VLAN
4 2 (1.09%) VPN
5 1 (0.55%) Firewall
5 1 (0.55%) ICMP
5 1 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.55%) LDAP
5 1 (0.55%) RS-232
5 1 (0.55%) RS-422
5 1 (0.55%) RS-485
5 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.85%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (13.11%) MySQL
3 21 (11.48%) Hadoop
4 16 (8.74%) GIS
5 15 (8.20%) Big Data
5 15 (8.20%) SQL Server
6 13 (7.10%) NoSQL
7 10 (5.46%) MongoDB
8 7 (3.83%) Data Mining
9 6 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (2.73%) QGIS
10 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (2.19%) DataStax
11 4 (2.19%) Spatial Data
12 3 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (9.29%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.74%) JIRA
2 16 (8.74%) Mercurial
3 12 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.28%) Selenium
4 6 (3.28%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (2.19%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.64%) Mocha
6 3 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.55%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.55%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.55%) JUnit
7 1 (0.55%) Maven
7 1 (0.55%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.55%) Subversion
7 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (12.57%) Finance
2 16 (8.74%) Banking
3 10 (5.46%) Law
4 5 (2.73%) Local Government
5 3 (1.64%) Legal
5 3 (1.64%) Marketing
5 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.09%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (31.69%) Developer
2 33 (18.03%) Java Developer
3 32 (17.49%) Analyst
4 30 (16.39%) Business Analyst
5 25 (13.66%) Architect
6 17 (9.29%) Senior Developer
7 16 (8.74%) Digital Analyst
7 16 (8.74%) Digital Business Analyst
8 15 (8.20%) Java Scala Developer
8 15 (8.20%) Scala Developer
8 15 (8.20%) Senior Java Developer
8 15 (8.20%) Senior Java Scala Developer
8 15 (8.20%) Senior Scala Developer
9 14 (7.65%) GIS Developer
10 13 (7.10%) Digital Architect
10 13 (7.10%) Technical Architect
11 11 (6.01%) Linux Engineer
12 10 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (5.46%) Digital Technical Architect
12 10 (5.46%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (22.40%) Web Services
2 39 (21.31%) REST
3 32 (17.49%) CSS
3 32 (17.49%) HTML
4 29 (15.85%) AngularJS
4 29 (15.85%) CSS3
4 29 (15.85%) HTML5
4 29 (15.85%) Spring
5 27 (14.75%) XML
6 26 (14.21%) JSON
7 25 (13.66%) JDBC
7 25 (13.66%) SOAP
8 23 (12.57%) Middleware
8 23 (12.57%) RESTful
9 22 (12.02%) Apache Camel
10 20 (10.93%) .NET
10 20 (10.93%) ActiveMQ
11 16 (8.74%) Hibernate
12 14 (7.65%) ASP.NET
13 13 (7.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.74%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.37%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.37%) User Experience
4 7 (3.83%) SWIFT
5 6 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.64%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.09%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.55%) Ontologies
9 1 (0.55%) RIA
9 1 (0.55%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 68 (37.16%) Linux
2 18 (9.84%) Unix
3 14 (7.65%) Windows
4 8 (4.37%) CentOS
4 8 (4.37%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.73%) Debian
7 4 (2.19%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.64%) AIX
8 3 (1.64%) Fedora
8 3 (1.64%) Solaris
9 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (78.14%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.32%) SOA
3 40 (21.86%) Microservices
4 35 (19.13%) OO
5 34 (18.58%) TDD
6 32 (17.49%) High Availability
7 29 (15.85%) Waterfall
8 28 (15.30%) Business Analysis
9 27 (14.75%) Scrum
10 26 (14.21%) Project Management
11 21 (11.48%) Software Delivery
12 19 (10.38%) Service Design
12 19 (10.38%) Use Case
13 18 (9.84%) Agile Project Management
13 18 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (9.84%) DevOps
14 17 (9.29%) OOA/OOD
14 17 (9.29%) OOP
14 17 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (9.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 93 (50.82%) Java
2 62 (33.88%) JavaScript
3 47 (25.68%) Python
4 23 (12.57%) C++
5 18 (9.84%) Bash Shell
5 18 (9.84%) Scala
6 17 (9.29%) C
7 15 (8.20%) C#
7 15 (8.20%) Clojure
7 15 (8.20%) Groovy
8 9 (4.92%) PHP
9 7 (3.83%) SQL
10 6 (3.28%) FQL
10 6 (3.28%) Perl
10 6 (3.28%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.28%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.28%) VB
11 5 (2.73%) Korn
12 4 (2.19%) COBOL
12 4 (2.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.10%) BPSS Clearance
3 12 (6.56%) Degree
4 4 (2.19%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.64%) ISEB
6 2 (1.09%) PhD
6 2 (1.09%) RHCA
6 2 (1.09%) RHCE
7 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.55%) MCP
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (4.92%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (8.20%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.73%) Docker
2 5 (2.73%) KVM
2 5 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.19%) Dovecot
3 4 (2.19%) HDFS
3 4 (2.19%) iptables
3 4 (2.19%) Sendmail
3 4 (2.19%) Squid
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.55%) Firmware
5 1 (0.55%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 27 (14.75%) Puppet
2 19 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.28%) Ansible
4 5 (2.73%) Cacti
4 5 (2.73%) Nagios
4 5 (2.73%) OpenNebula
5 4 (2.19%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.64%) Salt
7 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.09%) Mesos
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.09%) SCCM
7 2 (1.09%) SCOM
7 2 (1.09%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.09%) Terraform
8 1 (0.55%) Packer
8 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (22.40%) Oracle
2 23 (12.57%) IBM
3 13 (7.10%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.56%) SaltStack
5 11 (6.01%) ESRI
6 9 (4.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.83%) VMware
8 6 (3.28%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.28%) Tableau
8 6 (3.28%) Talend
8 6 (3.28%) Teradata
9 5 (2.73%) Vertica
10 4 (2.19%) Hortonworks
10 4 (2.19%) HP
10 4 (2.19%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.09%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.09%) Ab Initio
11 2 (1.09%) EMC
11 2 (1.09%) SAP
11 2 (1.09%) Zend
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