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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 110 88 107
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing Open Source 46 51 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.62% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 2.12% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 11
Average daily rate £425 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £310 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-33.80% +80.89%
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
3051 2405 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.27% 76.40% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1428 1031
Average daily rate £400 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 99 108
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -24 23 £400 +13.96% 18
Lancashire -5 10 £523 +11.76%
Cheshire -1 8 £413 +7.14% 9
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 83 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (42.98%) Web Services
3 49 (40.50%) TDD
4 38 (31.40%) Java
5 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
5 31 (25.62%) BDD
6 30 (24.79%) Project Management
6 30 (24.79%) Scrum
7 29 (23.97%) Python
8 25 (20.66%) Linux
9 23 (19.01%) Git (software)
9 23 (19.01%) Waterfall
10 22 (18.18%) JIRA
10 22 (18.18%) Selenium
10 22 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (17.36%) NoSQL
11 21 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (17.36%) SDLC
12 20 (16.53%) REST
13 19 (15.70%) Puppet
13 19 (15.70%) Cucumber
13 19 (15.70%) RESTful
13 19 (15.70%) Finance
14 17 (14.05%) QA
15 16 (13.22%) OOP
15 16 (13.22%) OO
15 16 (13.22%) Jenkins
16 15 (12.40%) Analytics
16 15 (12.40%) AngularJS
16 15 (12.40%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (5.79%) Node.js
2 4 (3.31%) Apache
3 3 (2.48%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.65%) IIS
4 2 (1.65%) Jetty
4 2 (1.65%) nginx
5 1 (0.83%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.83%) CMS
5 1 (0.83%) JBoss
5 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.83%) SAS
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.83%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Magento
1 1 (0.83%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (6.61%) GitHub
2 4 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.31%) Google App Engine
2 4 (3.31%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.96%) DNS
2 5 (4.13%) HTTP
2 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.31%) DHCP
4 3 (2.48%) FTP
4 3 (2.48%) IPsec
5 2 (1.65%) Internet
5 2 (1.65%) SSL
6 1 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.83%) IMAP
6 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.83%) LDAP
6 1 (0.83%) MRTG
6 1 (0.83%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.36%) NoSQL
2 12 (9.92%) Big Data
3 10 (8.26%) GIS
4 8 (6.61%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.96%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.13%) MySQL
7 3 (2.48%) Couchbase
7 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.65%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.65%) QGIS
8 2 (1.65%) Redis
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (19.01%) Git (software)
2 22 (18.18%) JIRA
2 22 (18.18%) Selenium
3 19 (15.70%) Cucumber
4 16 (13.22%) Jenkins
5 14 (11.57%) Subversion
6 12 (9.92%) Gradle
6 12 (9.92%) Mercurial
7 11 (9.09%) Maven
8 9 (7.44%) Appium
9 8 (6.61%) JBehave
10 7 (5.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (4.96%) Gerrit
11 6 (4.96%) Grunt
12 4 (3.31%) GitLab
12 4 (3.31%) gulp
12 4 (3.31%) JUnit
12 4 (3.31%) Mocha
13 3 (2.48%) Ant
13 3 (2.48%) Xcode
General
1 19 (15.70%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Law
3 7 (5.79%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Marketing
4 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (37.19%) Developer
2 34 (28.10%) Analyst
3 27 (22.31%) Business Analyst
4 19 (15.70%) Java Developer
5 18 (14.88%) Digital Analyst
5 18 (14.88%) Digital Business Analyst
6 14 (11.57%) Senior Developer
7 11 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (7.44%) Architect
9 8 (6.61%) GIS Developer
10 7 (5.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (4.96%) Consultant
11 6 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) Test Analyst
12 5 (4.13%) Hadoop Developer
12 5 (4.13%) Senior Business Analyst
12 5 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.13%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (42.98%) Web Services
2 20 (16.53%) REST
3 19 (15.70%) RESTful
4 15 (12.40%) AngularJS
4 15 (12.40%) SOAP
5 9 (7.44%) .NET
5 9 (7.44%) CSS
5 9 (7.44%) HTML
5 9 (7.44%) PostGIS
6 8 (6.61%) Spring
7 6 (4.96%) ELK Stack
7 6 (4.96%) HTML5
7 6 (4.96%) jQuery
7 6 (4.96%) Leaflet
8 5 (4.13%) Backbone.js
8 5 (4.13%) J2EE
9 4 (3.31%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (3.31%) CSS3
9 4 (3.31%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.31%) React
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.61%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.79%) iPad
3 7 (5.79%) User Experience
4 3 (2.48%) Animation
4 3 (2.48%) Clustering
4 3 (2.48%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.48%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.65%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.83%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Social Media
6 1 (0.83%) STB
6 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.66%) Linux
2 10 (8.26%) Apple iOS
3 7 (5.79%) Android
3 7 (5.79%) Unix
4 6 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.96%) Solaris
5 4 (3.31%) CentOS
5 4 (3.31%) Debian
6 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.65%) Windows
7 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (40.50%) TDD
3 31 (25.62%) BDD
4 30 (24.79%) Project Management
4 30 (24.79%) Scrum
5 23 (19.01%) Waterfall
6 22 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (17.36%) SDLC
8 16 (13.22%) OO
8 16 (13.22%) OOP
9 15 (12.40%) Analytics
10 14 (11.57%) Business Analysis
10 14 (11.57%) DevOps
10 14 (11.57%) Mentoring
11 13 (10.74%) Data Analytics
12 12 (9.92%) Product Management
12 12 (9.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (9.09%) Data Management
13 11 (9.09%) Pair Programming
13 11 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (31.40%) Java
2 31 (25.62%) JavaScript
3 29 (23.97%) Python
4 13 (10.74%) Perl
4 13 (10.74%) Scala
5 12 (9.92%) Bash Shell
5 12 (9.92%) SQL
6 11 (9.09%) Groovy
7 8 (6.61%) C++
7 8 (6.61%) PHP
8 4 (3.31%) C#
8 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.48%) Apple Swift
9 3 (2.48%) C
9 3 (2.48%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.65%) Ruby
11 1 (0.83%) AWK
11 1 (0.83%) Korn
11 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.48%) RHCA
2 3 (2.48%) RHCE
2 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.65%) Degree
4 1 (0.83%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) MBA
4 1 (0.83%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.05%) QA
2 7 (5.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) Docker
2 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (2.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (2.48%) Xen
4 2 (1.65%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.83%) Dovecot
5 1 (0.83%) HDFS
5 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.83%) iptables
5 1 (0.83%) KVM
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.83%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.83%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (0.83%) Squid
5 1 (0.83%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (15.70%) Puppet
2 7 (5.79%) Ansible
3 4 (3.31%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.31%) SCCM
4 3 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (2.48%) SCOM
4 3 (2.48%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.83%) Cacti
5 1 (0.83%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.83%) Nagios
5 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.83%) OpenNebula
5 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) VMware
2 8 (6.61%) ESRI
3 7 (5.79%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.79%) Splunk
4 6 (4.96%) Google
4 6 (4.96%) HP
4 6 (4.96%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.48%) 3PAR
5 3 (2.48%) Apple
5 3 (2.48%) EMC
5 3 (2.48%) IBM
5 3 (2.48%) Veritas
6 1 (0.83%) Adobe
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco
6 1 (0.83%) Facebook
6 1 (0.83%) IronPort
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle
6 1 (0.83%) SaltStack
6 1 (0.83%) Zend
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