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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 42 92 87
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 141 71 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.39% 1.70% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.23% 2.13% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 46 36
Median daily rate £415 £375 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £65.00 £56.75
% change year-on-year
-32.30% +14.53%
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
2696 3326 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 79.44% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 2033 1489
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 129 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +22 46 £425 +3.03% 19
Lancashire +8 38 £400 +33.33% 1
Cheshire +32 30 £400 -11.11%
Merseyside +9 17 £450 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 120 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (36.89%) Java
3 60 (29.13%) IaaS
4 58 (28.16%) Linux
5 56 (27.18%) PaaS
6 55 (26.70%) SaaS
6 55 (26.70%) DevOps
7 54 (26.21%) JavaScript
8 52 (25.24%) ITIL
8 52 (25.24%) Python
8 52 (25.24%) Change Management
9 48 (23.30%) TDD
10 42 (20.39%) Data Management
11 41 (19.90%) Scrum
12 39 (18.93%) Oracle
13 32 (15.53%) Unix
13 32 (15.53%) JIRA
13 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
14 31 (15.05%) Windows
15 30 (14.56%) OO
15 30 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (14.08%) BDD
16 29 (14.08%) MongoDB
17 28 (13.59%) High Availability
17 28 (13.59%) Problem Management
18 27 (13.11%) Oracle Database
19 26 (12.62%) PRINCE2
19 26 (12.62%) SQL
20 25 (12.14%) Oracle Application Server
20 25 (12.14%) Oracle EBS

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 25 (12.14%) Oracle Application Server
2 21 (10.19%) Apache
3 19 (9.22%) WebSphere
4 11 (5.34%) Confluence
4 11 (5.34%) GeoServer
5 9 (4.37%) Apache Spark
6 8 (3.88%) JBoss
6 8 (3.88%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.88%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.40%) SAS
8 4 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.94%) nginx
9 3 (1.46%) Jetty
9 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.97%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.97%) IIS
10 2 (0.97%) Liferay
10 2 (0.97%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.97%) Mule
10 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (8.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (5.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (12.14%) Oracle EBS
1 25 (12.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (2.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 60 (29.13%) IaaS
2 56 (27.18%) PaaS
3 55 (26.70%) SaaS
4 22 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (5.83%) GitHub
5 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (4.85%) Slack
7 6 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.97%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.49%) Office 365
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.31%) HTTP
1 13 (6.31%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.83%) Firewall
3 9 (4.37%) DHCP
3 9 (4.37%) DNS
3 9 (4.37%) LAN
3 9 (4.37%) VoIP
3 9 (4.37%) VPN
3 9 (4.37%) WAN
4 8 (3.88%) LDAP
5 6 (2.91%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (2.43%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (2.43%) IMAP
6 5 (2.43%) iSCSI
6 5 (2.43%) MRTG
6 5 (2.43%) SMTP
6 5 (2.43%) SSL
6 5 (2.43%) Wireless
7 2 (0.97%) FTP
7 2 (0.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.08%) MongoDB
2 27 (13.11%) Oracle Database
3 25 (12.14%) Oracle Database 12c
4 23 (11.17%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (7.77%) Hadoop
6 15 (7.28%) MySQL
6 15 (7.28%) NoSQL
7 14 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (5.83%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (5.34%) Redis
10 9 (4.37%) Big Data
11 8 (3.88%) Apache Hive
12 7 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (3.40%) HBase
13 6 (2.91%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.94%) SQL Server
15 2 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (0.97%) HDInsight
15 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.97%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 32 (15.53%) JIRA
2 24 (11.65%) Cucumber
3 21 (10.19%) Jenkins
4 20 (9.71%) Git (software)
5 12 (5.83%) Maven
6 11 (5.34%) Gradle
6 11 (5.34%) JBehave
6 11 (5.34%) Mercurial
7 6 (2.91%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (1.94%) JUnit
8 4 (1.94%) Selenium
9 3 (1.46%) Appium
9 3 (1.46%) CocoaPods
9 3 (1.46%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.46%) Xcode
10 2 (0.97%) JMeter
10 2 (0.97%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.97%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.49%) Introscope
11 1 (0.49%) Log4j
General
1 20 (9.71%) Finance
2 8 (3.88%) Marketing
3 6 (2.91%) Electronics
3 6 (2.91%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.43%) Banking
5 2 (0.97%) Advertising
5 2 (0.97%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 45 (21.84%) Developer
2 34 (16.50%) Analyst
3 18 (8.74%) DBA
3 18 (8.74%) Java Developer
3 18 (8.74%) Operations Engineer
3 18 (8.74%) Oracle DBA
4 17 (8.25%) Architect
4 17 (8.25%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.77%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (5.83%) Senior Developer
7 12 (5.83%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 11 (5.34%) Java Scala Developer
8 11 (5.34%) Scala Developer
8 11 (5.34%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (5.34%) Senior Java Scala Developer
8 11 (5.34%) Senior Scala Developer
9 9 (4.37%) Administrator
9 9 (4.37%) Security Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.17%) Web Services
2 22 (10.68%) REST
2 22 (10.68%) RESTful
3 21 (10.19%) AngularJS
3 21 (10.19%) Node.js
4 18 (8.74%) .NET
5 15 (7.28%) CSS
5 15 (7.28%) Spring
6 14 (6.80%) HTML
7 12 (5.83%) ELK Stack
8 11 (5.34%) CSS3
8 11 (5.34%) Hibernate
8 11 (5.34%) HTML5
8 11 (5.34%) Leaflet
8 11 (5.34%) OpenLayers
8 11 (5.34%) PostGIS
9 6 (2.91%) XML
10 5 (2.43%) J2EE
10 5 (2.43%) Middleware
11 4 (1.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.88%) Cyber Attack
3 8 (3.88%) Tandem
3 8 (3.88%) User Experience
4 7 (3.40%) Ontologies
4 7 (3.40%) Taxonomies
5 4 (1.94%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.94%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.94%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.46%) Clustering
6 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.97%) RIA
7 2 (0.97%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.49%) BBC
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (28.16%) Linux
2 32 (15.53%) Unix
3 31 (15.05%) Windows
4 11 (5.34%) AIX
4 11 (5.34%) Windows 2000
4 11 (5.34%) Windows XP
5 9 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.88%) CentOS
7 7 (3.40%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.40%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.91%) Debian
9 4 (1.94%) Android
10 2 (0.97%) Solaris
10 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.49%) Fedora
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (58.25%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (26.70%) DevOps
3 52 (25.24%) Change Management
3 52 (25.24%) ITIL
4 48 (23.30%) TDD
5 42 (20.39%) Data Management
6 41 (19.90%) Scrum
7 30 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (14.56%) OO
8 29 (14.08%) BDD
9 28 (13.59%) High Availability
9 28 (13.59%) Problem Management
10 26 (12.62%) PRINCE2
11 25 (12.14%) ITSM
12 24 (11.65%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (11.17%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (10.19%) Microservices
14 21 (10.19%) Service Management
15 19 (9.22%) Waterfall
16 17 (8.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (36.89%) Java
2 54 (26.21%) JavaScript
3 52 (25.24%) Python
4 26 (12.62%) SQL
5 14 (6.80%) Bash Shell
5 14 (6.80%) Ruby
5 14 (6.80%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.31%) C
7 12 (5.83%) Scala
8 11 (5.34%) Clojure
8 11 (5.34%) Groovy
8 11 (5.34%) Perl
9 10 (4.85%) C#
9 10 (4.85%) C++
10 7 (3.40%) PHP
11 5 (2.43%) Korn
12 4 (1.94%) R
13 3 (1.46%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.46%) Jython
13 3 (1.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.77%) Degree
4 14 (6.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (4.85%) CISSP
5 10 (4.85%) SANS
5 10 (4.85%) SSCP
6 1 (0.49%) CCNA
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) MCP
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (4.37%) SLA
3 6 (2.91%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.34%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.43%) Dovecot
3 5 (2.43%) iptables
3 5 (2.43%) KVM
3 5 (2.43%) Sendmail
3 5 (2.43%) Squid
4 3 (1.46%) Docker
4 3 (1.46%) Xen
5 2 (0.97%) vSphere
6 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.49%) Ceph
6 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.49%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (10.68%) Puppet
2 18 (8.74%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.34%) logstash
4 10 (4.85%) Kibana
5 9 (4.37%) QRadar
6 5 (2.43%) Ansible
6 5 (2.43%) Cacti
6 5 (2.43%) HAProxy
6 5 (2.43%) Nagios
6 5 (2.43%) OpenNebula
6 5 (2.43%) RSA enVision
7 3 (1.46%) BladeLogic
7 3 (1.46%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.46%) Terraform
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.49%) Chronos
9 1 (0.49%) FreeIPA
9 1 (0.49%) Graphite
9 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 39 (18.93%) Oracle
2 19 (9.22%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.28%) IBM
4 13 (6.31%) Apple
4 13 (6.31%) Red Hat
5 11 (5.34%) ESRI
5 11 (5.34%) Splunk
6 9 (4.37%) LogRhythm
7 8 (3.88%) VMware
8 6 (2.91%) Google
8 6 (2.91%) SAP
8 6 (2.91%) Talend
9 5 (2.43%) SaltStack
9 5 (2.43%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.43%) Tableau
10 4 (1.94%) Siebel
11 3 (1.46%) CA
11 3 (1.46%) Vertica
12 2 (0.97%) Hortonworks
12 2 (0.97%) hybris
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