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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 75 104 124
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +20
Contract jobs citing Open Source 65 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.00% 1.00% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.73% 3.66% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 20 7
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£375 £356 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £274 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
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
966 765 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.78% 27.20% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 389 377
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 65 60
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.69 £17.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.64% -0.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £33.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +13 30 £338 -10.00% 10
Lancashire - 19 £500 - 1
Cheshire +14 15 £400 +23.07% 7
Merseyside - - - - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 58 (46.77%) Linux
2 57 (45.97%) Web Services
3 52 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (41.13%) JavaScript
5 46 (37.10%) PHP
5 46 (37.10%) Ruby
6 40 (32.26%) Java
7 38 (30.65%) SQL
8 35 (28.23%) Python
8 35 (28.23%) TDD
8 35 (28.23%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (25.81%) C#
10 31 (25.00%) NoSQL
11 30 (24.19%) BDD
11 30 (24.19%) Scala
12 29 (23.39%) HTML
12 29 (23.39%) CSS
13 28 (22.58%) Unit Testing
14 27 (21.77%) C++
15 26 (20.97%) XML
16 24 (19.35%) JSON
17 23 (18.55%) RESTful
17 23 (18.55%) Red Hat
18 22 (17.74%) Mentoring
19 21 (16.94%) Configuration Management
19 21 (16.94%) jQuery
20 20 (16.13%) Ajax
20 20 (16.13%) Puppet
21 18 (14.52%) Amazon EC2
21 18 (14.52%) XHTML

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (9.68%) Apache
2 8 (6.45%) nginx
3 6 (4.84%) Jetty
3 6 (4.84%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.84%) CMS
3 6 (4.84%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.23%) Drupal
4 4 (3.23%) IIS
5 3 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.42%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.42%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.42%) Orchard CMS
6 2 (1.61%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.52%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (10.48%) Amazon S3
2 13 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.87%) SaaS
3 11 (8.87%) PaaS
3 11 (8.87%) Route 53
3 11 (8.87%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (4.03%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (4.03%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.90%) DHCP
1 16 (12.90%) DNS
2 15 (12.10%) Firewall
3 8 (6.45%) HTTP
4 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.03%) FTP
4 5 (4.03%) IPsec
5 3 (2.42%) SSL
6 2 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.81%) Network Security
7 1 (0.81%) AMQP
7 1 (0.81%) MQTT
7 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
7 1 (0.81%) LDAP
7 1 (0.81%) LAN
7 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 14 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (9.68%) Big Data
4 10 (8.06%) MySQL
4 10 (8.06%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.42%) RavenDB
6 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.42%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.10%) Jenkins
3 12 (9.68%) Subversion
4 11 (8.87%) Maven
4 11 (8.87%) Hudson
5 5 (4.03%) Axure RP
6 3 (2.42%) Selenium
6 3 (2.42%) Metasploit
6 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.61%) JUnit
8 1 (0.81%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (7.26%) Finance
2 2 (1.61%) Retail
2 2 (1.61%) German Language
3 1 (0.81%) Back Office
3 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.81%) Law
3 1 (0.81%) Legal
3 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (51.61%) Developer
2 12 (9.68%) Architect
2 12 (9.68%) PHP Developer
3 11 (8.87%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.26%) Analyst
6 8 (6.45%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.45%) Consultant
6 8 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.45%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 8 (6.45%) Ruby Developer
7 5 (4.03%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.03%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.42%) Security Specialist
9 3 (2.42%) Security Consultant
9 3 (2.42%) UI Developer
9 3 (2.42%) Java Architect
9 3 (2.42%) Drupal Developer
9 3 (2.42%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (45.97%) Web Services
2 29 (23.39%) CSS
2 29 (23.39%) HTML
3 26 (20.97%) XML
4 24 (19.35%) JSON
5 23 (18.55%) RESTful
6 21 (16.94%) jQuery
7 20 (16.13%) Ajax
8 18 (14.52%) XHTML
9 14 (11.29%) XSLT
10 13 (10.48%) Ruby on Rails
11 12 (9.68%) LAMP
12 11 (8.87%) HTML5
12 11 (8.87%) CSS3
13 10 (8.06%) XSD
13 10 (8.06%) .NET
14 9 (7.26%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (6.45%) J2EE
16 6 (4.84%) Servlets
16 6 (4.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
1 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) Data Structures
2 9 (7.26%) Derivative
3 7 (5.65%) NHS
4 6 (4.84%) Web 2.0
5 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.61%) CESG
6 2 (1.61%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.61%) PKI
6 2 (1.61%) RMADS
6 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.61%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 58 (46.77%) Linux
2 13 (10.48%) CentOS
3 4 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.23%) UNIX
4 1 (0.81%) Windows
4 1 (0.81%) AIX
4 1 (0.81%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.23%) TDD
2 35 (28.23%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (24.19%) BDD
4 28 (22.58%) Unit Testing
5 22 (17.74%) Mentoring
6 21 (16.94%) Configuration Management
7 16 (12.90%) DevOps
8 15 (12.10%) E-Commerce
9 14 (11.29%) OO
10 13 (10.48%) SOA
11 10 (8.06%) ETL
11 10 (8.06%) Data Security
12 9 (7.26%) MVC
12 9 (7.26%) Scrum
13 7 (5.65%) Information Security
13 7 (5.65%) Penetration Testing
14 6 (4.84%) Incident Management
14 6 (4.84%) Security Testing
15 5 (4.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 51 (41.13%) JavaScript
2 46 (37.10%) PHP
2 46 (37.10%) Ruby
3 40 (32.26%) Java
4 38 (30.65%) SQL
5 35 (28.23%) Python
6 32 (25.81%) C#
7 30 (24.19%) Scala
8 27 (21.77%) C++
9 6 (4.84%) XPath
10 4 (3.23%) C
10 4 (3.23%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.81%) VB
11 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (8.87%) Degree
2 7 (5.65%) CISSP
3 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) CEH
5 2 (1.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.48%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Xen
1 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (16.13%) Puppet
2 11 (8.87%) Vagrant
3 3 (2.42%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.61%) Nagios
4 2 (1.61%) Cacti
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (18.55%) Red Hat
2 11 (8.87%) Oracle
3 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.26%) RightScale
5 6 (4.84%) McAfee
5 6 (4.84%) Sophos
6 5 (4.03%) VMware
6 5 (4.03%) Google
6 5 (4.03%) Adobe
7 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.42%) Sourcefire
7 3 (2.42%) Facebook
7 3 (2.42%) Twitter
7 3 (2.42%) IronPort
8 2 (1.61%) Zend
8 2 (1.61%) Percona
9 1 (0.81%) Sybase
9 1 (0.81%) SAP
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco
9 1 (0.81%) IBM
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