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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 60 102 84
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -18
Contract jobs citing Open Source 110 72 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.12% 1.61% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 1.97% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 53 40
Median daily rate £425 £467 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.89% +9.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £551
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 £17.00 £65.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-73.84% -8.45%
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
2939 3663 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.30% 81.82% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2293 1396
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 114
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.58 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -5 39 £425 -10.52% 18
Cheshire +29 32 £413 -10.81% 2
Lancashire +26 21 £415 -11.03% 1
Merseyside +6 11 £450 +28.57%
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 160 (66.39%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (44.40%) Java
3 83 (34.44%) Linux
4 68 (28.22%) JavaScript
5 67 (27.80%) Oracle
6 58 (24.07%) Python
7 53 (21.99%) OO
7 53 (21.99%) IaaS
8 52 (21.58%) SOA
9 51 (21.16%) Apache
10 50 (20.75%) Microservices
11 48 (19.92%) High Availability
12 46 (19.09%) TDD
13 44 (18.26%) Business Analysis
14 43 (17.84%) Web Services
15 42 (17.43%) REST
16 40 (16.60%) PaaS
17 38 (15.77%) SaaS
17 38 (15.77%) Waterfall
18 36 (14.94%) Project Management
19 35 (14.52%) PostgreSQL
19 35 (14.52%) HTTP
19 35 (14.52%) Puppet
19 35 (14.52%) DevOps
20 34 (14.11%) Change Management
21 33 (13.69%) Spring
21 33 (13.69%) IBM
22 32 (13.28%) CSS
22 32 (13.28%) HTML
22 32 (13.28%) Scrum

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 51 (21.16%) Apache
2 31 (12.86%) JBoss
3 28 (11.62%) Tomcat
4 19 (7.88%) Oracle Application Server
5 12 (4.98%) GeoServer
6 9 (3.73%) OpenStack
7 7 (2.90%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.49%) SAS
9 5 (2.07%) Liferay
10 4 (1.66%) Apache ServiceMix
10 4 (1.66%) Confluence
10 4 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.24%) nginx
11 3 (1.24%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.83%) IIS
12 2 (0.83%) Jetty
12 2 (0.83%) Mongrel
12 2 (0.83%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (8.71%) Oracle EBS
1 21 (8.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.66%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 53 (21.99%) IaaS
2 40 (16.60%) PaaS
3 38 (15.77%) SaaS
4 23 (9.54%) GitHub
5 19 (7.88%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.66%) Slack
7 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.83%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.52%) HTTP
2 10 (4.15%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.73%) DNS
3 9 (3.73%) Firewall
4 8 (3.32%) DHCP
4 8 (3.32%) VPN
5 7 (2.90%) LAN
5 7 (2.90%) LDAP
5 7 (2.90%) VoIP
5 7 (2.90%) WAN
6 5 (2.07%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (2.07%) IMAP
6 5 (2.07%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.07%) iSCSI
6 5 (2.07%) MRTG
6 5 (2.07%) SMTP
6 5 (2.07%) SSL
7 4 (1.66%) Wireless
8 3 (1.24%) Internet
9 2 (0.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.52%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (10.37%) MySQL
3 23 (9.54%) Hadoop
4 22 (9.13%) Oracle Database
5 21 (8.71%) MongoDB
5 21 (8.71%) Oracle Database 12c
6 13 (5.39%) Big Data
7 12 (4.98%) Data Mining
7 12 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (4.98%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.32%) GIS
8 8 (3.32%) Redis
9 7 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.66%) SQL Server
12 3 (1.24%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.24%) HBase
12 3 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (1.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (12.86%) JIRA
2 23 (9.54%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.88%) Mercurial
4 15 (6.22%) Cucumber
4 15 (6.22%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.15%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (2.07%) Maven
6 5 (2.07%) Selenium
7 4 (1.66%) Gradle
7 4 (1.66%) JBehave
8 3 (1.24%) Appium
8 3 (1.24%) CocoaPods
8 3 (1.24%) Mocha
8 3 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.24%) Xcode
9 2 (0.83%) JUnit
9 2 (0.83%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (11.62%) Finance
2 19 (7.88%) Banking
3 5 (2.07%) Marketing
4 2 (0.83%) Electronics
4 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
4 2 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.41%) Advertising
5 1 (0.41%) Games
5 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.41%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (25.31%) Developer
2 54 (22.41%) Analyst
3 41 (17.01%) Business Analyst
4 36 (14.94%) Java Developer
5 23 (9.54%) Senior Analyst
6 22 (9.13%) Architect
7 20 (8.30%) Digital Analyst
7 20 (8.30%) Digital Business Analyst
7 20 (8.30%) Senior Developer
8 19 (7.88%) Java Scala Developer
8 19 (7.88%) Scala Developer
8 19 (7.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 19 (7.88%) Senior Java Scala Developer
8 19 (7.88%) Senior Scala Developer
9 17 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (7.05%) Senior Business Analyst
10 16 (6.64%) DBA
11 14 (5.81%) Oracle DBA
12 12 (4.98%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (4.15%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.84%) Web Services
2 42 (17.43%) REST
3 33 (13.69%) Spring
4 32 (13.28%) CSS
4 32 (13.28%) HTML
5 30 (12.45%) AngularJS
5 30 (12.45%) RESTful
6 28 (11.62%) CSS3
6 28 (11.62%) HTML5
7 26 (10.79%) JSON
7 26 (10.79%) Middleware
8 25 (10.37%) XML
9 24 (9.96%) JDBC
10 22 (9.13%) Apache Camel
10 22 (9.13%) SOAP
11 20 (8.30%) ActiveMQ
11 20 (8.30%) Hibernate
12 15 (6.22%) .NET
13 14 (5.81%) Node.js
14 13 (5.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.30%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.32%) User Experience
5 7 (2.90%) Cyber Attack
5 7 (2.90%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.66%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.66%) Ontologies
6 4 (1.66%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.24%) Clustering
7 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.24%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.24%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.83%) RIA
8 2 (0.83%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 83 (34.44%) Linux
2 28 (11.62%) Unix
3 26 (10.79%) Windows
4 8 (3.32%) CentOS
4 8 (3.32%) Ubuntu
5 5 (2.07%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.07%) Debian
5 5 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.24%) Fedora
7 2 (0.83%) AIX
7 2 (0.83%) Android
8 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Solaris
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (66.39%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.99%) OO
3 52 (21.58%) SOA
4 50 (20.75%) Microservices
5 48 (19.92%) High Availability
6 46 (19.09%) TDD
7 44 (18.26%) Business Analysis
8 38 (15.77%) Waterfall
9 36 (14.94%) Project Management
10 35 (14.52%) DevOps
11 34 (14.11%) Change Management
12 32 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (13.28%) Scrum
13 31 (12.86%) Agile Project Management
13 31 (12.86%) ITIL
13 31 (12.86%) UML
13 31 (12.86%) Use Case
14 29 (12.03%) OOA/OOD
15 28 (11.62%) Service Design
16 27 (11.20%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 107 (44.40%) Java
2 68 (28.22%) JavaScript
3 58 (24.07%) Python
4 25 (10.37%) Bash Shell
5 21 (8.71%) Scala
6 19 (7.88%) Clojure
6 19 (7.88%) Groovy
7 18 (7.47%) C++
8 17 (7.05%) C
8 17 (7.05%) SQL
9 12 (4.98%) Ruby
9 12 (4.98%) Shell Script
10 11 (4.56%) Perl
11 9 (3.73%) C#
12 6 (2.49%) PHP
13 5 (2.07%) Korn
14 4 (1.66%) COBOL
14 4 (1.66%) R
15 3 (1.24%) Jython
15 3 (1.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (12.45%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.15%) Degree
5 8 (3.32%) CISSP
5 8 (3.32%) SANS
5 8 (3.32%) SSCP
6 2 (0.83%) ISEB
7 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) CCNA
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.41%) MCP
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (3.73%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (7.88%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.49%) Docker
4 5 (2.07%) Dovecot
4 5 (2.07%) iptables
4 5 (2.07%) KVM
4 5 (2.07%) Sendmail
4 5 (2.07%) Squid
5 3 (1.24%) HDFS
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.83%) Xen
7 1 (0.41%) Ceph
7 1 (0.41%) Firmware
7 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (14.52%) Puppet
2 29 (12.03%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.73%) logstash
4 8 (3.32%) Kibana
5 7 (2.90%) Ansible
5 7 (2.90%) QRadar
6 5 (2.07%) Cacti
6 5 (2.07%) HAProxy
6 5 (2.07%) Nagios
6 5 (2.07%) OpenNebula
7 4 (1.66%) RSA enVision
8 3 (1.24%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.24%) CA Wily
8 3 (1.24%) Mesos
8 3 (1.24%) Salt
8 3 (1.24%) Terraform
9 2 (0.83%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.41%) Chronos
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.41%) Packer
Vendors
1 67 (27.80%) Oracle
2 33 (13.69%) IBM
3 17 (7.05%) SaltStack
4 12 (4.98%) ESRI
5 11 (4.56%) Apple
6 10 (4.15%) Red Hat
6 10 (4.15%) Splunk
6 10 (4.15%) Talend
7 9 (3.73%) Tableau
8 8 (3.32%) Microsoft
9 7 (2.90%) LogRhythm
9 7 (2.90%) VMware
10 6 (2.49%) Vertica
11 5 (2.07%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.66%) MuleSoft
12 4 (1.66%) Teradata
13 3 (1.24%) CA
13 3 (1.24%) Hortonworks
14 2 (0.83%) HP
14 2 (0.83%) Perforce
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