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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 71 88 121
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +33
Contract jobs citing Open Source 79 40 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.15% 1.32% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.76% 4.76% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 12 2
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£400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £468 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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
1018 840 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.74% 27.78% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 434 291
Average daily rate £400 £359 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% +19.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £593 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 69 48
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.13 £17.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.49% +17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.82 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.42 £45.00 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Cheshire -1 35 £450 +20.00% 9
Lancashire +27 23 £350 -19.07%
Manchester -2 17 £430 +20.70% 5
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 80 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (40.43%) Java
3 56 (39.72%) Web Services
4 45 (31.91%) Linux
5 36 (25.53%) Microsoft
6 34 (24.11%) .NET
7 32 (22.70%) SQL
8 30 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (20.57%) TDD
9 29 (20.57%) Configuration Management
10 26 (18.44%) NoSQL
11 24 (17.02%) Big Data
12 23 (16.31%) Oracle
12 23 (16.31%) Python
12 23 (16.31%) Ruby
13 22 (15.60%) Puppet
14 21 (14.89%) JUnit
14 21 (14.89%) JavaScript
14 21 (14.89%) CSS
14 21 (14.89%) Red Hat
15 20 (14.18%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (14.18%) Selenium
15 20 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (14.18%) MongoDB
16 19 (13.48%) Jenkins
16 19 (13.48%) DevOps
16 19 (13.48%) Spring
16 19 (13.48%) C#
17 18 (12.77%) JSON
18 17 (12.06%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (9.93%) Apache
1 14 (9.93%) Tomcat
1 14 (9.93%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.09%) nginx
3 8 (5.67%) OpenStack
4 7 (4.96%) Node.js
4 7 (4.96%) Confluence
4 7 (4.96%) SAS
4 7 (4.96%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.26%) Jetty
6 5 (3.55%) Orchard CMS
6 5 (3.55%) CMS
6 5 (3.55%) IIS
7 4 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.84%) JBoss
8 3 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (1.42%) LiveCycle
9 2 (1.42%) Liferay
9 2 (1.42%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (10.64%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (8.51%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (6.38%) Amazon S3
5 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (4.26%) Google App Engine
6 6 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.55%) Route 53
7 5 (3.55%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (3.55%) PaaS
8 2 (1.42%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.71%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.71%) GitHub
9 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.93%) Internet
2 10 (7.09%) DHCP
2 10 (7.09%) DNS
3 9 (6.38%) HTTP
4 8 (5.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.67%) SSL
4 8 (5.67%) Firewall
4 8 (5.67%) IPsec
4 8 (5.67%) AMQP
5 6 (4.26%) FTP
6 4 (2.84%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.13%) SNMP
7 3 (2.13%) VPN
7 3 (2.13%) OSPF
7 3 (2.13%) BGP
8 2 (1.42%) Network Security
9 1 (0.71%) MQTT
9 1 (0.71%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.71%) LDAP
9 1 (0.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.44%) NoSQL
2 24 (17.02%) Big Data
3 20 (14.18%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (14.18%) MongoDB
4 17 (12.06%) SQL Server
4 17 (12.06%) Oracle Database
5 14 (9.93%) Hadoop
6 13 (9.22%) Relational Database
7 12 (8.51%) RDBMS
8 9 (6.38%) MySQL
9 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.84%) Redis
11 3 (2.13%) Informix
12 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.42%) Pentaho
12 2 (1.42%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (1.42%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 21 (14.89%) JUnit
2 20 (14.18%) Selenium
3 19 (13.48%) Jenkins
4 16 (11.35%) Subversion
5 15 (10.64%) Maven
5 15 (10.64%) Ant
6 14 (9.93%) Cucumber
7 11 (7.80%) JIRA
8 8 (5.67%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.96%) Gradle
9 7 (4.96%) Mercurial
10 6 (4.26%) SoapUI
11 5 (3.55%) Hudson
11 5 (3.55%) Git (software)
11 5 (3.55%) Visual Studio
12 3 (2.13%) SonarQube
12 3 (2.13%) Mockito
12 3 (2.13%) Introscope
13 2 (1.42%) Xcode
13 2 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Local Government
3 4 (2.84%) Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (29.08%) Developer
2 36 (25.53%) Architect
3 22 (15.60%) Java Developer
4 17 (12.06%) Technical Architect
5 16 (11.35%) Analyst
6 14 (9.93%) Business Analyst
7 13 (9.22%) Senior Developer
8 10 (7.09%) Software Team Leader
8 10 (7.09%) Software Development Team Leader
8 10 (7.09%) .NET Team Leader
8 10 (7.09%) Team Leader
8 10 (7.09%) Development Team Leader
9 8 (5.67%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (4.96%) QA Tester
10 7 (4.96%) Tester
11 5 (3.55%) Applications Architect
12 4 (2.84%) Consultant
12 4 (2.84%) Data Architect
12 4 (2.84%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (39.72%) Web Services
2 34 (24.11%) .NET
3 21 (14.89%) CSS
4 19 (13.48%) Spring
5 18 (12.77%) JSON
6 15 (10.64%) HTML
6 15 (10.64%) RESTful
7 13 (9.22%) J2EE
8 12 (8.51%) AngularJS
9 11 (7.80%) Middleware
9 11 (7.80%) Servlets
10 10 (7.09%) Spring MVC
10 10 (7.09%) .NET Framework
10 10 (7.09%) Hibernate
10 10 (7.09%) Struts
10 10 (7.09%) XML
10 10 (7.09%) SAML
11 9 (6.38%) SOAP
12 8 (5.67%) JMS
12 8 (5.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) N-Tier
1 13 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.67%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.67%) Private Cloud
3 7 (4.96%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.84%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.84%) User Experience
5 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.13%) Derivative
5 3 (2.13%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.42%) NHS
6 2 (1.42%) Animation
6 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.42%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.71%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.71%) Blog
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.91%) Linux
2 16 (11.35%) UNIX
2 16 (11.35%) Windows
3 9 (6.38%) CentOS
3 9 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.96%) VME
4 7 (4.96%) MVS
4 7 (4.96%) Solaris
5 2 (1.42%) Android
5 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) SUSE
6 1 (0.71%) Debian
6 1 (0.71%) AIX
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (56.74%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (20.57%) TDD
3 29 (20.57%) Configuration Management
4 19 (13.48%) DevOps
5 17 (12.06%) OO
5 17 (12.06%) SOA
6 16 (11.35%) Scrum
7 14 (9.93%) Waterfall
7 14 (9.93%) Software Engineering
8 12 (8.51%) OOP
9 11 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (7.80%) Project Management
9 11 (7.80%) E-Commerce
9 11 (7.80%) ETL
10 10 (7.09%) Resource Management
10 10 (7.09%) Workflow
11 9 (6.38%) User Stories
12 8 (5.67%) CRM
12 8 (5.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 57 (40.43%) Java
2 32 (22.70%) SQL
3 23 (16.31%) Python
3 23 (16.31%) Ruby
4 21 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.48%) C#
6 17 (12.06%) Scala
7 12 (8.51%) PHP
8 10 (7.09%) VB
9 7 (4.96%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.55%) Groovy
10 5 (3.55%) C++
11 4 (2.84%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.42%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.42%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.71%) C
14 1 (0.71%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.38%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.96%) Degree
4 3 (2.13%) JNCIS
4 3 (2.13%) ISEB
5 2 (1.42%) JNCIP
5 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.71%) CCNP
6 1 (0.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.80%) QA
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.96%) QEMU
3 7 (4.96%) KVM
4 5 (3.55%) Xen
5 1 (0.71%) XenApp
5 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (15.60%) Puppet
2 12 (8.51%) Vagrant
3 10 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.96%) Nagios
5 4 (2.84%) Cacti
6 1 (0.71%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.31%) Oracle
3 21 (14.89%) Red Hat
4 13 (9.22%) VMware
5 9 (6.38%) Informatica
5 9 (6.38%) Citrix
6 7 (4.96%) Atlassian
7 6 (4.26%) Business Objects
7 6 (4.26%) Google
8 5 (3.55%) HP
9 4 (2.84%) Percona
10 3 (2.13%) Infoblox
10 3 (2.13%) Perforce
10 3 (2.13%) SAP
10 3 (2.13%) Juniper
10 3 (2.13%) Apple
10 3 (2.13%) Compuware
10 3 (2.13%) Cisco
10 3 (2.13%) IBM
11 2 (1.42%) Adobe
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