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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 79 106 116
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +10
Contract jobs citing Open Source 50 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 0.82% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.24% 2.94% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 6
Average daily rate
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£419 £350 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £283 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
801 748 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.98% 27.73% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 426 369
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 57
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 +14 31 £414 +18.14% 14
Lancashire -5 14 £450 -
Cheshire +3 4 £385 - 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 54 (46.55%) Web Services
2 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (36.21%) Java
4 40 (34.48%) Linux
5 39 (33.62%) JavaScript
6 29 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (24.14%) jQuery
8 27 (23.28%) SQL
8 27 (23.28%) HTML
8 27 (23.28%) CSS
8 27 (23.28%) OO
8 27 (23.28%) Red Hat
9 26 (22.41%) Configuration Management
10 25 (21.55%) XML
10 25 (21.55%) Ruby
11 23 (19.83%) TDD
11 23 (19.83%) Oracle
12 22 (18.97%) PHP
13 21 (18.10%) Puppet
14 20 (17.24%) Subversion
14 20 (17.24%) Git (software)
15 19 (16.38%) .NET
16 18 (15.52%) JUnit
16 18 (15.52%) Apache
16 18 (15.52%) E-Commerce
16 18 (15.52%) Big Data
16 18 (15.52%) DevOps
17 17 (14.66%) Oracle Database
17 17 (14.66%) SOA
17 17 (14.66%) XSLT

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 18 (15.52%) Apache
2 15 (12.93%) Tomcat
3 14 (12.07%) WebSphere
4 11 (9.48%) CMS
5 9 (7.76%) nginx
6 8 (6.90%) Orchard CMS
7 7 (6.03%) Jetty
8 6 (5.17%) Node.js
9 5 (4.31%) Apache Spark
9 5 (4.31%) Apache Solr
9 5 (4.31%) IIS
10 4 (3.45%) WebLogic
10 4 (3.45%) Drupal
10 4 (3.45%) Confluence
11 3 (2.59%) JBoss
12 2 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (1.72%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.79%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (12.93%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (8.62%) Amazon S3
4 8 (6.90%) Amazon ELB
4 8 (6.90%) SaaS
4 8 (6.90%) Route 53
5 7 (6.03%) PaaS
6 6 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (5.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (5.17%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.07%) DHCP
1 14 (12.07%) DNS
2 12 (10.34%) HTTP
3 8 (6.90%) Firewall
4 7 (6.03%) AMQP
4 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.03%) FTP
5 6 (5.17%) IPsec
5 6 (5.17%) Internet
6 5 (4.31%) SSL
7 3 (2.59%) MQTT
8 2 (1.72%) LDAP
9 1 (0.86%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.52%) Big Data
2 17 (14.66%) Oracle Database
3 15 (12.93%) MongoDB
3 15 (12.93%) NoSQL
4 14 (12.07%) MySQL
5 11 (9.48%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (8.62%) Hadoop
7 8 (6.90%) SQL Server
8 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (4.31%) RavenDB
9 5 (4.31%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.31%) RDBMS
10 4 (3.45%) Redis
11 3 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.72%) Informix
Development Applications
1 20 (17.24%) Subversion
1 20 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 18 (15.52%) JUnit
3 16 (13.79%) Maven
3 16 (13.79%) Selenium
3 16 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 12 (10.34%) Ant
5 10 (8.62%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.90%) Visual Studio
6 8 (6.90%) Hudson
7 6 (5.17%) JIRA
8 5 (4.31%) Axure RP
9 4 (3.45%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.45%) Mercurial
9 4 (3.45%) Gradle
10 2 (1.72%) Introscope
10 2 (1.72%) Mockito
10 2 (1.72%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.86%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (0.86%) Appium
General
1 4 (3.45%) Finance
2 2 (1.72%) Banking
2 2 (1.72%) Retail
2 2 (1.72%) German Language
3 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.86%) Law
3 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (50.86%) Developer
2 22 (18.97%) Architect
3 18 (15.52%) Java Developer
4 15 (12.93%) PHP Developer
5 13 (11.21%) Technical Architect
5 13 (11.21%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.90%) Analyst
7 6 (5.17%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Agile .NET Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (4.31%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.31%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.45%) Software Architect
9 4 (3.45%) Tester
9 4 (3.45%) iOS Developer
10 3 (2.59%) Senior Architect
10 3 (2.59%) Digital Architect
10 3 (2.59%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (46.55%) Web Services
2 28 (24.14%) jQuery
3 27 (23.28%) HTML
3 27 (23.28%) CSS
4 25 (21.55%) XML
5 19 (16.38%) .NET
6 17 (14.66%) XSLT
7 15 (12.93%) LAMP
8 14 (12.07%) Spring
8 14 (12.07%) Ajax
9 13 (11.21%) J2EE
9 13 (11.21%) XSD
10 12 (10.34%) XHTML
10 12 (10.34%) JSON
10 12 (10.34%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (9.48%) CSS3
11 11 (9.48%) RESTful
12 10 (8.62%) Hibernate
12 10 (8.62%) Spring MVC
12 10 (8.62%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Computer Science
1 12 (10.34%) Derivative
1 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.90%) NHS
3 7 (6.03%) Data Structures
4 6 (5.17%) Web 2.0
5 4 (3.45%) User Experience
6 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.72%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.86%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.86%) Animation
8 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (34.48%) Linux
2 10 (8.62%) CentOS
3 8 (6.90%) Windows
4 7 (6.03%) Apple iOS
5 5 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.59%) UNIX
7 2 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (23.28%) OO
4 26 (22.41%) Configuration Management
5 23 (19.83%) TDD
6 18 (15.52%) E-Commerce
6 18 (15.52%) DevOps
7 17 (14.66%) SOA
8 15 (12.93%) Scrum
9 9 (7.76%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.76%) MVC
10 7 (6.03%) User Stories
10 7 (6.03%) iOS Development
10 7 (6.03%) Data Security
10 7 (6.03%) ETL
11 6 (5.17%) ITIL
11 6 (5.17%) Test Scripting
11 6 (5.17%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.31%) BDD
12 5 (4.31%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.21%) Java
2 39 (33.62%) JavaScript
3 27 (23.28%) SQL
4 25 (21.55%) Ruby
5 22 (18.97%) PHP
6 16 (13.79%) Python
7 14 (12.07%) Scala
8 12 (10.34%) C#
9 7 (6.03%) T-SQL
10 6 (5.17%) XPath
11 5 (4.31%) C++
12 4 (3.45%) C
13 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.86%) Clojure
14 1 (0.86%) Groovy
14 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (12.07%) Degree
2 13 (11.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.31%) ISEB
5 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.17%) Xen
3 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.86%) XenApp
4 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (18.10%) Puppet
2 12 (10.34%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.72%) Nagios
3 2 (1.72%) Cacti
3 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.86%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (23.28%) Red Hat
2 23 (19.83%) Oracle
3 14 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.03%) VMware
5 6 (5.17%) Google
5 6 (5.17%) RightScale
6 5 (4.31%) Adobe
7 4 (3.45%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.59%) Facebook
8 3 (2.59%) Twitter
8 3 (2.59%) HP
8 3 (2.59%) IBM
9 2 (1.72%) Perforce
9 2 (1.72%) Apple
9 2 (1.72%) Compuware
9 2 (1.72%) Zend
9 2 (1.72%) Percona
10 1 (0.86%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.86%) Veeam
10 1 (0.86%) Citrix
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