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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
England / North West
Rank 68 106 84
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -22
Contract jobs citing Open Source 69 48 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.62% 1.27% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 1.54% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 29 44
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £348 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £71.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -52.46%

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
2171 3119 2569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.52% 82.43% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1885 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 140 109
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £51.98 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +10 27 £475 +11.76% 15
Merseyside +13 16 £500 +17.64%
Lancashire +11 10 £375 -31.81% 2
Cheshire +26 7 £385 +11.59% 6
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 109 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (37.80%) Java
3 74 (35.41%) Linux
4 54 (25.84%) Python
5 52 (24.88%) DevOps
6 51 (24.40%) JavaScript
7 50 (23.92%) Oracle
7 50 (23.92%) IaaS
8 49 (23.44%) Change Management
9 47 (22.49%) ITIL
10 46 (22.01%) PaaS
11 45 (21.53%) SaaS
11 45 (21.53%) TDD
12 42 (20.10%) Scrum
12 42 (20.10%) Unix
13 41 (19.62%) Data Management
14 40 (19.14%) Windows
15 39 (18.66%) Security Cleared
16 36 (17.22%) BDD
17 35 (16.75%) Amazon AWS
17 35 (16.75%) SQL
17 35 (16.75%) JIRA
18 33 (15.79%) Oracle Database
19 32 (15.31%) MongoDB
20 30 (14.35%) Jenkins
21 29 (13.88%) RESTful
21 29 (13.88%) Finance
22 27 (12.92%) Web Services
22 27 (12.92%) Business Analysis
22 27 (12.92%) High Availability

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 (11.96%) Oracle Application Server
2 20 (9.57%) WebSphere
3 18 (8.61%) Apache
4 13 (6.22%) Apache Spark
5 12 (5.74%) Confluence
6 11 (5.26%) GeoServer
7 9 (4.31%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.83%) nginx
9 7 (3.35%) Jetty
10 6 (2.87%) IIS
10 6 (2.87%) Mongrel
10 6 (2.87%) OpenStack
11 5 (2.39%) JBoss
12 3 (1.44%) Apache Pig
12 3 (1.44%) CloudStack
12 3 (1.44%) SAS
13 2 (0.96%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.96%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.96%) Mule
13 2 (0.96%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 18 (8.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (5.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (11.96%) Oracle EBS
1 25 (11.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (4.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 50 (23.92%) IaaS
2 46 (22.01%) PaaS
3 45 (21.53%) SaaS
4 35 (16.75%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (6.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (4.78%) Slack
8 7 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (2.87%) Google App Engine
10 4 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.91%) GitHub
11 2 (0.96%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.96%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.96%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.48%) Office 365
12 1 (0.48%) Trello
12 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.48%) TCP/IP
2 21 (10.05%) Firewall
3 18 (8.61%) LAN
3 18 (8.61%) VoIP
3 18 (8.61%) VPN
3 18 (8.61%) WAN
4 10 (4.78%) DNS
4 10 (4.78%) HTTP
5 9 (4.31%) DHCP
5 9 (4.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (3.83%) Wireless
7 7 (3.35%) SSL
8 6 (2.87%) FTP
8 6 (2.87%) IPsec
9 3 (1.44%) LDAP
10 2 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.96%) IMAP
10 2 (0.96%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.96%) MRTG
10 2 (0.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 32 (15.31%) MongoDB
3 26 (12.44%) MySQL
4 25 (11.96%) Oracle Database 12c
5 24 (11.48%) Hadoop
6 22 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
7 21 (10.05%) Big Data
7 21 (10.05%) NoSQL
8 19 (9.09%) Redis
9 15 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (5.74%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (4.78%) Apache Hive
12 7 (3.35%) HBase
13 5 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (2.39%) SQL Server
14 4 (1.91%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (1.91%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.91%) Spark SQL
15 2 (0.96%) HDInsight
15 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 35 (16.75%) JIRA
2 30 (14.35%) Jenkins
3 21 (10.05%) Cucumber
4 19 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 12 (5.74%) Maven
6 11 (5.26%) Gradle
6 11 (5.26%) JBehave
7 8 (3.83%) Talend Open Studio
8 6 (2.87%) Travis CI
9 4 (1.91%) Selenium
10 3 (1.44%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.44%) JUnit
11 2 (0.96%) JMeter
11 2 (0.96%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.96%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.48%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.48%) Log4j
12 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.48%) WATIR
General
1 29 (13.88%) Finance
2 11 (5.26%) Marketing
3 10 (4.78%) Electronics
3 10 (4.78%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.44%) Banking
5 2 (0.96%) Advertising
5 2 (0.96%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (22.97%) Analyst
2 42 (20.10%) Developer
3 28 (13.40%) Business Analyst
4 20 (9.57%) Senior Analyst
5 18 (8.61%) DBA
5 18 (8.61%) Oracle DBA
6 15 (7.18%) Architect
7 13 (6.22%) Security Analyst
8 12 (5.74%) Operations Engineer
9 11 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
10 9 (4.31%) Data Engineer
10 9 (4.31%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.31%) Senior Security Analyst
11 8 (3.83%) Administrator
11 8 (3.83%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 8 (3.83%) Software Engineer
12 7 (3.35%) Java Engineer
12 7 (3.35%) Senior Java Engineer
12 7 (3.35%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.88%) RESTful
2 27 (12.92%) Web Services
3 23 (11.00%) .NET
3 23 (11.00%) Elastic Stack
4 19 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 18 (8.61%) Node.js
5 18 (8.61%) REST
6 16 (7.66%) CSS
6 16 (7.66%) HTML
7 15 (7.18%) Spring
8 11 (5.26%) Leaflet
8 11 (5.26%) OpenLayers
8 11 (5.26%) PostGIS
8 11 (5.26%) Spring Boot
9 8 (3.83%) J2EE
10 6 (2.87%) Servlets
11 4 (1.91%) Ember.js
11 4 (1.91%) Kafka
11 4 (1.91%) React
11 4 (1.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.13%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.70%) Cyber Attack
4 8 (3.83%) Tandem
5 7 (3.35%) Taxonomies
6 6 (2.87%) User Experience
7 4 (1.91%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.44%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.48%) Clustering
10 1 (0.48%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 74 (35.41%) Linux
2 42 (20.10%) Unix
3 40 (19.14%) Windows
4 11 (5.26%) AIX
4 11 (5.26%) Windows 2000
4 11 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 10 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.91%) CentOS
7 3 (1.44%) Android
7 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.44%) Debian
7 3 (1.44%) Solaris
7 3 (1.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (52.15%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (24.88%) DevOps
3 49 (23.44%) Change Management
4 47 (22.49%) ITIL
5 45 (21.53%) TDD
6 42 (20.10%) Scrum
7 41 (19.62%) Data Management
8 36 (17.22%) BDD
9 27 (12.92%) Business Analysis
9 27 (12.92%) High Availability
10 25 (11.96%) OO
10 25 (11.96%) Project Management
11 24 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (11.48%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (11.48%) UML
11 24 (11.48%) Use Case
12 23 (11.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (11.00%) Cybersecurity
13 22 (10.53%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (37.80%) Java
2 54 (25.84%) Python
3 51 (24.40%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.75%) SQL
5 16 (7.66%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.22%) C
7 10 (4.78%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.31%) Ruby
9 8 (3.83%) C#
10 6 (2.87%) Perl
11 5 (2.39%) Scala
12 3 (1.44%) C++
12 3 (1.44%) Clojure
12 3 (1.44%) PHP
13 2 (0.96%) F#
13 2 (0.96%) Korn
13 2 (0.96%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.96%) R
13 2 (0.96%) VB
13 2 (0.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (18.66%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.96%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.61%) CISSP
3 18 (8.61%) SANS
3 18 (8.61%) SSCP
4 17 (8.13%) Degree
5 11 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.96%) ISEB
7 1 (0.48%) CCNA
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.48%) MCP
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (4.31%) SLA
2 7 (3.35%) QA
System Software
1 12 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.31%) Xen
3 5 (2.39%) Docker
4 3 (1.44%) vSphere
4 3 (1.44%) XenServer
5 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.96%) Dovecot
5 2 (0.96%) iptables
5 2 (0.96%) KVM
5 2 (0.96%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.96%) Squid
5 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.48%) HDFS
6 1 (0.48%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 24 (11.48%) Puppet
2 19 (9.09%) QRadar
3 18 (8.61%) Kibana
3 18 (8.61%) logstash
4 17 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.83%) RSA enVision
6 4 (1.91%) Graphite
7 3 (1.44%) Ansible
7 3 (1.44%) Cobbler
7 3 (1.44%) Graylog
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (1.44%) SCOM
8 2 (0.96%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.96%) Cacti
8 2 (0.96%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.96%) Nagios
8 2 (0.96%) OpenNebula
8 2 (0.96%) Terraform
9 1 (0.48%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.48%) Grafana
Vendors
1 50 (23.92%) Oracle
2 22 (10.53%) IBM
2 22 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.05%) Splunk
4 20 (9.57%) Apple
5 19 (9.09%) LogRhythm
6 18 (8.61%) VMware
7 15 (7.18%) Google
8 11 (5.26%) ESRI
8 11 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.78%) SAP
10 8 (3.83%) Talend
11 5 (2.39%) SaltStack
11 5 (2.39%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.91%) Siebel
13 2 (0.96%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.96%) Cloudera
13 2 (0.96%) Hortonworks
13 2 (0.96%) HP
13 2 (0.96%) Tableau
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