The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 84 115 130
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +15
Contract jobs citing Open Source 53 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.67% 0.57% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.74% 2.24% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 13 6
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£425 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £544 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Open Source
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
923 760 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.03% 25.69% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 392 415
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 89
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.52 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous 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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Manchester 0 22 £350 - 20
Lancashire - 17 £500 - 1
Cheshire +17 13 £425 +30.76% 9
Merseyside - - - - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 59 (50.43%) Linux
2 48 (41.03%) Web Services
3 45 (38.46%) PHP
4 44 (37.61%) JavaScript
5 43 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (34.19%) Ruby
7 39 (33.33%) Java
8 37 (31.62%) SQL
9 36 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (27.35%) Python
11 30 (25.64%) BDD
12 29 (24.79%) C#
13 28 (23.93%) NoSQL
13 28 (23.93%) Unit Testing
14 27 (23.08%) TDD
14 27 (23.08%) C++
14 27 (23.08%) Red Hat
15 26 (22.22%) Puppet
15 26 (22.22%) Scala
16 23 (19.66%) Amazon EC2
16 23 (19.66%) Configuration Management
17 22 (18.80%) DevOps
18 21 (17.95%) Jenkins
18 21 (17.95%) DHCP
18 21 (17.95%) DNS
18 21 (17.95%) JSON
19 20 (17.09%) RESTful
19 20 (17.09%) HTML
19 20 (17.09%) CSS
19 20 (17.09%) Firewall

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.55%) nginx
1 10 (8.55%) Apache
2 9 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.84%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.84%) Jetty
4 4 (3.42%) Drupal
4 4 (3.42%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.42%) IIS
5 3 (2.56%) CMS
6 2 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Magento
1 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.66%) Amazon EC2
2 18 (15.38%) Amazon S3
2 18 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (13.68%) SaaS
3 16 (13.68%) PaaS
3 16 (13.68%) Amazon ELB
3 16 (13.68%) Route 53
4 5 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (4.27%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.95%) DHCP
1 21 (17.95%) DNS
2 20 (17.09%) Firewall
3 10 (8.55%) HTTP
4 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.27%) FTP
4 5 (4.27%) IPsec
5 3 (2.56%) SSL
6 2 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.85%) LDAP
7 1 (0.85%) LAN
7 1 (0.85%) WAN
7 1 (0.85%) VPN
7 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.93%) NoSQL
2 17 (14.53%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (11.97%) Big Data
4 9 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 7 (5.98%) MySQL
6 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.71%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (17.95%) Jenkins
2 17 (14.53%) Hudson
3 16 (13.68%) Maven
4 13 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 12 (10.26%) Subversion
6 4 (3.42%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.42%) JUnit
7 3 (2.56%) Metasploit
8 2 (1.71%) Selenium
8 2 (1.71%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (1.71%) Banking
2 2 (1.71%) Retail
3 1 (0.85%) Back Office
3 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.85%) Law
3 1 (0.85%) Legal
3 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 56 (47.86%) Developer
2 15 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (9.40%) PHP Developer
4 9 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 8 (6.84%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 8 (6.84%) Ruby Developer
5 8 (6.84%) Consultant
5 8 (6.84%) Analyst
6 7 (5.98%) Architect
6 7 (5.98%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.56%) Security Consultant
8 3 (2.56%) Security Specialist
8 3 (2.56%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Information Security Consultant
9 2 (1.71%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (1.71%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (41.03%) Web Services
2 21 (17.95%) JSON
3 20 (17.09%) RESTful
3 20 (17.09%) HTML
3 20 (17.09%) CSS
4 19 (16.24%) XML
5 15 (12.82%) jQuery
6 11 (9.40%) LAMP
6 11 (9.40%) XHTML
6 11 (9.40%) Ajax
7 9 (7.69%) XSD
7 9 (7.69%) XSLT
7 9 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (6.84%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (6.84%) Servlets
9 7 (5.98%) HTML5
10 6 (5.13%) CSS3
10 6 (5.13%) .NET
10 6 (5.13%) J2EE
11 3 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.69%) Derivative
3 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.71%) PKI
4 2 (1.71%) Web 2.0
4 2 (1.71%) RMADS
4 2 (1.71%) CESG
4 2 (1.71%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.71%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 59 (50.43%) Linux
2 18 (15.38%) CentOS
3 3 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (25.64%) BDD
4 28 (23.93%) Unit Testing
5 27 (23.08%) TDD
6 23 (19.66%) Configuration Management
7 22 (18.80%) DevOps
8 19 (16.24%) Mentoring
9 14 (11.97%) E-Commerce
10 11 (9.40%) ETL
10 11 (9.40%) OO
11 10 (8.55%) Data Security
12 7 (5.98%) Information Security
12 7 (5.98%) Penetration Testing
13 6 (5.13%) Incident Management
13 6 (5.13%) Security Testing
14 5 (4.27%) SOA
14 5 (4.27%) Scrum
14 5 (4.27%) Project Management
14 5 (4.27%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 45 (38.46%) PHP
2 44 (37.61%) JavaScript
3 40 (34.19%) Ruby
4 39 (33.33%) Java
5 37 (31.62%) SQL
6 32 (27.35%) Python
7 29 (24.79%) C#
8 27 (23.08%) C++
9 26 (22.22%) Scala
10 5 (4.27%) C
11 2 (1.71%) XPath
12 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (5.98%) CISSP
2 6 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) Degree
4 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.71%) CEH
6 1 (0.85%) ISEB
6 1 (0.85%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.68%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.27%) Xen
2 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (22.22%) Puppet
2 16 (13.68%) Vagrant
3 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.56%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.71%) Cacti
4 2 (1.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 16 (13.68%) RightScale
3 10 (8.55%) Oracle
4 6 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.13%) McAfee
4 6 (5.13%) Sophos
5 5 (4.27%) VMware
5 5 (4.27%) Google
6 3 (2.56%) Facebook
6 3 (2.56%) Twitter
6 3 (2.56%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.56%) IronPort
6 3 (2.56%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.71%) Zend
7 2 (1.71%) Percona
7 2 (1.71%) Adobe
8 1 (0.85%) Vertica
8 1 (0.85%) Talend
8 1 (0.85%) Sybase
8 1 (0.85%) SAP
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Nantwich
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago