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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
England / North West
Rank 74 94 85
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Contract jobs citing Open Source 62 61 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.36% 1.59% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.97% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 39
Median daily rate £430 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £46.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +11.37%

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
2153 3099 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.93% 80.56% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1888 1417
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 107 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +11 21 £540 +35.00% 16
Merseyside +13 14 £600 -
Lancashire -1 12 £343 -29.56% 2
Cheshire +18 6 £325 -29.72% 6
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 104 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (39.38%) Java
3 65 (33.68%) Linux
4 59 (30.57%) JavaScript
5 54 (27.98%) Python
5 54 (27.98%) IaaS
6 52 (26.94%) DevOps
7 50 (25.91%) Oracle
7 50 (25.91%) TDD
8 49 (25.39%) SaaS
8 49 (25.39%) PaaS
9 46 (23.83%) ITIL
9 46 (23.83%) Change Management
10 44 (22.80%) Scrum
11 42 (21.76%) Data Management
12 36 (18.65%) BDD
13 35 (18.13%) Unix
14 33 (17.10%) MongoDB
15 32 (16.58%) Oracle Database
16 31 (16.06%) Security Cleared
16 31 (16.06%) Windows
16 31 (16.06%) JIRA
17 30 (15.54%) SQL
17 30 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (14.51%) RESTful
18 28 (14.51%) High Availability
19 27 (13.99%) Jenkins
20 26 (13.47%) Microservices
20 26 (13.47%) MySQL
20 26 (13.47%) OO

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 (12.95%) Oracle Application Server
2 19 (9.84%) Apache
3 17 (8.81%) WebSphere
4 11 (5.70%) Apache Spark
4 11 (5.70%) Confluence
4 11 (5.70%) GeoServer
5 9 (4.66%) OpenStack
6 7 (3.63%) JBoss
6 7 (3.63%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.11%) SAS
8 4 (2.07%) nginx
9 3 (1.55%) CloudStack
9 3 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.55%) Jetty
10 2 (1.04%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.04%) Liferay
10 2 (1.04%) Mongrel
10 2 (1.04%) Mule
10 2 (1.04%) Mule ESB
10 2 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (9.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (5.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (12.95%) Oracle EBS
1 25 (12.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (4.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 54 (27.98%) IaaS
2 49 (25.39%) PaaS
2 49 (25.39%) SaaS
3 25 (12.95%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (5.18%) Slack
6 8 (4.15%) GitHub
6 8 (4.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.04%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.52%) Office 365
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.74%) TCP/IP
2 12 (6.22%) Firewall
3 11 (5.70%) HTTP
4 10 (5.18%) DNS
5 9 (4.66%) DHCP
5 9 (4.66%) LAN
5 9 (4.66%) VoIP
5 9 (4.66%) VPN
5 9 (4.66%) WAN
6 6 (3.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (3.11%) LDAP
7 5 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (2.59%) IMAP
7 5 (2.59%) iSCSI
7 5 (2.59%) MRTG
7 5 (2.59%) SMTP
7 5 (2.59%) Wireless
8 4 (2.07%) SSL
9 2 (1.04%) FTP
9 2 (1.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.10%) MongoDB
2 32 (16.58%) Oracle Database
3 26 (13.47%) MySQL
4 25 (12.95%) Oracle Database 12c
5 21 (10.88%) NoSQL
5 21 (10.88%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (9.33%) Hadoop
7 12 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (6.22%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (5.70%) Redis
9 10 (5.18%) Big Data
10 8 (4.15%) Apache Hive
11 7 (3.63%) HBase
12 5 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (2.07%) Data Mining
13 4 (2.07%) SQL Server
14 2 (1.04%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (1.04%) HDInsight
14 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (1.04%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 31 (16.06%) JIRA
2 27 (13.99%) Jenkins
3 23 (11.92%) Cucumber
3 23 (11.92%) Git (software)
4 12 (6.22%) Maven
5 11 (5.70%) Gradle
5 11 (5.70%) JBehave
6 7 (3.63%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.55%) Appium
7 3 (1.55%) CocoaPods
7 3 (1.55%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.55%) JUnit
7 3 (1.55%) Selenium
7 3 (1.55%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (1.55%) Xcode
8 2 (1.04%) JMeter
8 2 (1.04%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.52%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.52%) Log4j
9 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (10.36%) Finance
2 9 (4.66%) Marketing
3 8 (4.15%) Electronics
3 8 (4.15%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.07%) Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Advertising
5 2 (1.04%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (22.80%) Developer
2 34 (17.62%) Analyst
3 18 (9.33%) DBA
3 18 (9.33%) Oracle DBA
4 17 (8.81%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (8.29%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (7.77%) Java Developer
7 14 (7.25%) Architect
8 12 (6.22%) Operations Engineer
9 9 (4.66%) Security Analyst
9 9 (4.66%) Senior Business Analyst
10 8 (4.15%) Administrator
10 8 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 8 (4.15%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.15%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (3.63%) Java Scala Developer
11 7 (3.63%) Scala Developer
11 7 (3.63%) Senior Java Scala Developer
11 7 (3.63%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.51%) RESTful
2 23 (11.92%) Web Services
3 22 (11.40%) REST
4 20 (10.36%) .NET
4 20 (10.36%) AngularJS
4 20 (10.36%) CSS
4 20 (10.36%) Spring
5 19 (9.84%) HTML
6 18 (9.33%) Node.js
7 12 (6.22%) ELK Stack
8 11 (5.70%) Leaflet
8 11 (5.70%) OpenLayers
8 11 (5.70%) PostGIS
9 10 (5.18%) Spring Boot
10 7 (3.63%) CSS3
10 7 (3.63%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.63%) HTML5
11 5 (2.59%) XML
12 4 (2.07%) J2EE
12 4 (2.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.15%) Cyber Attack
3 8 (4.15%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (4.15%) Tandem
4 7 (3.63%) Ontologies
4 7 (3.63%) Taxonomies
4 7 (3.63%) User Experience
5 4 (2.07%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.07%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.07%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.04%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.52%) BBC
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.52%) RIA
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (33.68%) Linux
2 35 (18.13%) Unix
3 31 (16.06%) Windows
4 11 (5.70%) AIX
4 11 (5.70%) Windows 2000
4 11 (5.70%) Windows XP
5 10 (5.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.63%) Apple iOS
6 7 (3.63%) CentOS
7 6 (3.11%) Debian
7 6 (3.11%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.07%) Android
8 4 (2.07%) Solaris
9 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (53.89%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.94%) DevOps
3 50 (25.91%) TDD
4 46 (23.83%) Change Management
4 46 (23.83%) ITIL
5 44 (22.80%) Scrum
6 42 (21.76%) Data Management
7 36 (18.65%) BDD
8 30 (15.54%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (14.51%) High Availability
10 26 (13.47%) Microservices
10 26 (13.47%) OO
11 24 (12.44%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (11.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 23 (11.92%) Problem Management
13 21 (10.88%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (10.36%) PRINCE2
15 19 (9.84%) ITSM
16 17 (8.81%) Business Analysis
16 17 (8.81%) UML
Programming Languages
1 76 (39.38%) Java
2 59 (30.57%) JavaScript
3 54 (27.98%) Python
4 30 (15.54%) SQL
5 18 (9.33%) Shell Script
6 15 (7.77%) C
7 14 (7.25%) Bash Shell
7 14 (7.25%) Ruby
8 10 (5.18%) C#
8 10 (5.18%) C++
9 9 (4.66%) Perl
10 8 (4.15%) Scala
11 7 (3.63%) Clojure
11 7 (3.63%) Groovy
12 6 (3.11%) PHP
13 5 (2.59%) Korn
14 3 (1.55%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.55%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.04%) F#
15 2 (1.04%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.77%) Degree
4 11 (5.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (5.18%) CISSP
5 10 (5.18%) SANS
5 10 (5.18%) SSCP
6 1 (0.52%) CCNA
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.52%) MCP
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.66%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (4.66%) SLA
2 6 (3.11%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.59%) Dovecot
3 5 (2.59%) iptables
3 5 (2.59%) KVM
3 5 (2.59%) Sendmail
3 5 (2.59%) Squid
3 5 (2.59%) Xen
4 4 (2.07%) vSphere
5 3 (1.55%) Docker
5 3 (1.55%) XenServer
6 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.52%) Ceph
7 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.52%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 22 (11.40%) Puppet
2 18 (9.33%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.70%) logstash
4 10 (5.18%) Kibana
5 9 (4.66%) QRadar
6 5 (2.59%) Cacti
6 5 (2.59%) HAProxy
6 5 (2.59%) Nagios
6 5 (2.59%) OpenNebula
6 5 (2.59%) RSA enVision
7 4 (2.07%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.55%) Ansible
8 3 (1.55%) Cobbler
8 3 (1.55%) Graphite
8 3 (1.55%) Graylog
8 3 (1.55%) SCOM
9 2 (1.04%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.04%) CA Wily
9 2 (1.04%) Terraform
10 1 (0.52%) Chronos
Vendors
1 50 (25.91%) Oracle
2 18 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.81%) VMware
4 14 (7.25%) Red Hat
5 13 (6.74%) Apple
6 12 (6.22%) IBM
7 11 (5.70%) ESRI
7 11 (5.70%) Splunk
8 9 (4.66%) LogRhythm
9 8 (4.15%) Google
9 8 (4.15%) SAP
10 5 (2.59%) SaltStack
10 5 (2.59%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.07%) Siebel
12 3 (1.55%) Talend
13 2 (1.04%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.04%) CA
13 2 (1.04%) Cisco
13 2 (1.04%) Hortonworks
13 2 (1.04%) hybris
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