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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 72 74 118
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +44
Contract jobs citing Open Source 85 61 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 1.99% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 2.71% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 33 4
Average daily rate
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£394 £455 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +34.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £341 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £536 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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
2844 2249 1784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.51% 73.21% 72.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1693 1194 875
Average daily rate £388 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 98 84
Average hourly rate £33.00 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.23 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 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 1 July 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 1 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 34 £400 -21.56% 9
Lancashire +21 24 £350 -25.92% 1
Manchester -7 22 £465 +24.00% 9
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 70 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (32.86%) Linux
3 42 (30.00%) Java
3 42 (30.00%) Web Services
4 34 (24.29%) Microsoft
5 32 (22.86%) Configuration Management
5 32 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (22.86%) Puppet
6 26 (18.57%) Red Hat
6 26 (18.57%) Oracle
7 25 (17.86%) .NET
7 25 (17.86%) Jenkins
8 24 (17.14%) SQL
8 24 (17.14%) SOA
9 23 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
10 22 (15.71%) Python
10 22 (15.71%) TDD
11 21 (15.00%) Middleware
12 20 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
12 20 (14.29%) Vagrant
12 20 (14.29%) DevOps
13 19 (13.57%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (13.57%) NoSQL
13 19 (13.57%) UNIX
14 18 (12.86%) Oracle Database
14 18 (12.86%) Big Data
15 17 (12.14%) CSS
16 16 (11.43%) Finance
16 16 (11.43%) MongoDB
16 16 (11.43%) Opscode Chef

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 11 (7.86%) Apache
2 9 (6.43%) Tomcat
2 9 (6.43%) nginx
2 9 (6.43%) OpenStack
3 8 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.71%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.00%) SAS
4 7 (5.00%) JBoss
5 6 (4.29%) Jetty
5 6 (4.29%) Confluence
6 5 (3.57%) IIS
7 4 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.86%) Node.js
8 3 (2.14%) CMS
9 2 (1.43%) LiveCycle
9 2 (1.43%) Liferay
9 2 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.71%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 13 (9.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (5.00%) Oracle TCA
3 4 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.43%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (13.57%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (9.29%) Amazon S3
5 10 (7.14%) Route 53
5 10 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (4.29%) Google App Engine
7 6 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (3.57%) PaaS
9 4 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.86%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (1.43%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.71%) GitHub
11 1 (0.71%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.86%) Internet
3 10 (7.14%) DNS
3 10 (7.14%) DHCP
4 9 (6.43%) SSL
5 8 (5.71%) HTTP
5 8 (5.71%) Firewall
5 8 (5.71%) IPsec
6 7 (5.00%) AMQP
7 6 (4.29%) FTP
8 4 (2.86%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.86%) Converged Networks
9 3 (2.14%) OSPF
9 3 (2.14%) BGP
9 3 (2.14%) SNMP
9 3 (2.14%) VPN
10 2 (1.43%) Network Security
11 1 (0.71%) LDAP
11 1 (0.71%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (13.57%) NoSQL
3 18 (12.86%) Big Data
3 18 (12.86%) Oracle Database
4 16 (11.43%) MongoDB
5 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
6 10 (7.14%) Relational Database
7 9 (6.43%) RDBMS
8 8 (5.71%) Hadoop
9 6 (4.29%) MySQL
10 3 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.43%) Pentaho
11 2 (1.43%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
12 1 (0.71%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 25 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 15 (10.71%) Subversion
2 15 (10.71%) Maven
3 11 (7.86%) JUnit
3 11 (7.86%) Hudson
4 10 (7.14%) Selenium
4 10 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.43%) Ant
6 8 (5.71%) JIRA
7 7 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 7 (5.00%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.29%) Gradle
8 6 (4.29%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.43%) Xcode
10 2 (1.43%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.43%) CocoaPods
10 2 (1.43%) Appium
11 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (11.43%) Finance
2 8 (5.71%) Local Government
3 2 (1.43%) Marketing
3 2 (1.43%) Banking
3 2 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (28.57%) Architect
2 29 (20.71%) Developer
3 14 (10.00%) Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 14 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 11 (7.86%) Business Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 10 (7.14%) Development Team Leader
5 10 (7.14%) .NET Team Leader
5 10 (7.14%) Software Development Team Leader
5 10 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
5 10 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) Consultant
7 7 (5.00%) Oracle Architect
7 7 (5.00%) Middleware Architect
8 6 (4.29%) DevOps Consultant
8 6 (4.29%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.29%) Tester
8 6 (4.29%) QA Tester
9 5 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (30.00%) Web Services
2 25 (17.86%) .NET
3 21 (15.00%) Middleware
4 17 (12.14%) CSS
5 14 (10.00%) J2EE
5 14 (10.00%) JSON
6 13 (9.29%) Spring
7 11 (7.86%) HTML
8 10 (7.14%) .NET Framework
9 9 (6.43%) CSS3
9 9 (6.43%) Servlets
9 9 (6.43%) JMS
10 8 (5.71%) XML
10 8 (5.71%) SOAP
10 8 (5.71%) Hibernate
10 8 (5.71%) SAML
10 8 (5.71%) RESTful
10 8 (5.71%) OAuth
10 8 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (5.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.86%) N-Tier
2 10 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.71%) Private Cloud
4 7 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.86%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.14%) Derivative
7 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.14%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.43%) Animation
8 2 (1.43%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.43%) User Experience
9 1 (0.71%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.71%) Blog
9 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.71%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.71%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.86%) Linux
2 19 (13.57%) UNIX
3 13 (9.29%) Windows
3 13 (9.29%) CentOS
4 9 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.71%) Solaris
6 7 (5.00%) VME
6 7 (5.00%) MVS
7 2 (1.43%) Android
7 2 (1.43%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.71%) AIX
8 1 (0.71%) SUSE
8 1 (0.71%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.86%) Configuration Management
2 32 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (17.14%) SOA
4 22 (15.71%) TDD
5 20 (14.29%) DevOps
6 15 (10.71%) SDLC
7 13 (9.29%) Scrum
7 13 (9.29%) Waterfall
8 12 (8.57%) OOP
9 11 (7.86%) OO
9 11 (7.86%) ETL
9 11 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (7.86%) E-Commerce
10 10 (7.14%) Project Management
10 10 (7.14%) Resource Management
10 10 (7.14%) Auto-Scaling
11 9 (6.43%) Software Engineering
12 8 (5.71%) TOGAF
12 8 (5.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.00%) Java
2 24 (17.14%) SQL
3 22 (15.71%) Python
4 15 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.00%) C#
5 14 (10.00%) Scala
6 13 (9.29%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.57%) Ruby
8 11 (7.86%) PHP
9 10 (7.14%) VB
10 5 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.57%) Groovy
11 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.43%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.43%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.71%) XQuery
13 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.71%) Degree
3 7 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.14%) JNCIS
5 2 (1.43%) JNCIP
5 2 (1.43%) ISEB
5 2 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.71%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.71%) CCNP
6 1 (0.71%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.71%) QA
2 5 (3.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.71%) QEMU
2 8 (5.71%) KVM
3 7 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.57%) Xen
5 3 (2.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (22.86%) Puppet
2 20 (14.29%) Vagrant
3 16 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.29%) Nagios
5 4 (2.86%) CFEngine
6 3 (2.14%) Cacti
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 34 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.57%) Oracle
2 26 (18.57%) Red Hat
3 15 (10.71%) VMware
4 9 (6.43%) Informatica
5 8 (5.71%) Citrix
6 6 (4.29%) Business Objects
6 6 (4.29%) Google
6 6 (4.29%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.86%) SaltStack
8 3 (2.14%) Percona
8 3 (2.14%) Infoblox
8 3 (2.14%) SAP
8 3 (2.14%) Cisco
8 3 (2.14%) Juniper
9 2 (1.43%) Retek
9 2 (1.43%) Apple
9 2 (1.43%) IBM
9 2 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.43%) Adobe