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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 69 86 107
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +21
Contract jobs citing Open Source 105 77 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.60% 1.97% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 2.52% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 65 13
Median daily rate £470 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £574 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £361
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +10.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -36.61%
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
3289 3054 2399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.55% 78.09% 75.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2040 1685 1253
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 145 136
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +24 42 £425 -2.85% 20
Cheshire -6 32 £480 +12.94% 3
Lancashire -6 19 £450 -3.74% 3
Merseyside +6 4 £550 - 3
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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.

1 119 (78.29%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (48.03%) Java
3 56 (36.84%) Web Services
3 56 (36.84%) Python
4 55 (36.18%) JavaScript
5 52 (34.21%) Linux
6 39 (25.66%) TDD
7 33 (21.71%) Project Management
8 32 (21.05%) REST
9 31 (20.39%) Waterfall
10 30 (19.74%) Oracle
11 29 (19.08%) Scrum
12 28 (18.42%) OO
12 28 (18.42%) Finance
13 27 (17.76%) SOA
13 27 (17.76%) HTML
13 27 (17.76%) CSS
13 27 (17.76%) Business Analysis
13 27 (17.76%) Microservices
14 26 (17.11%) C++
15 25 (16.45%) Service Design
16 24 (15.79%) Puppet
16 24 (15.79%) HTML5
16 24 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
16 24 (15.79%) Apache
17 23 (15.13%) JIRA
17 23 (15.13%) Use Case
17 23 (15.13%) SDLC
18 22 (14.47%) CSS3
18 22 (14.47%) AngularJS

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 24 (15.79%) Apache
2 20 (13.16%) GeoServer
3 9 (5.92%) JBoss
3 9 (5.92%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.26%) Node.js
5 6 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.29%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.63%) SAS
8 2 (1.32%) Liferay
8 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.66%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.66%) Magento
2 1 (0.66%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.21%) GitHub
2 13 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.89%) IaaS
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.18%) HTTP
2 5 (3.29%) DNS
2 5 (3.29%) Internet
2 5 (3.29%) MRTG
3 4 (2.63%) DHCP
3 4 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (2.63%) IMAP
3 4 (2.63%) iSCSI
3 4 (2.63%) SMTP
4 2 (1.32%) LDAP
4 2 (1.32%) VLAN
5 1 (0.66%) Firewall
5 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.66%) LAN
5 1 (0.66%) SAN
5 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.66%) VPN
5 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.82%) GIS
2 17 (11.18%) MySQL
3 16 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 15 (9.87%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (8.55%) SQL Server
6 9 (5.92%) Big Data
7 7 (4.61%) QGIS
7 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (2.63%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.63%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.97%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.97%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (15.13%) JIRA
2 13 (8.55%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.55%) Selenium
3 12 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 12 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 9 (5.92%) Mercurial
5 8 (5.26%) Maven
6 7 (4.61%) Gradle
7 4 (2.63%) GitLab
7 4 (2.63%) JBehave
7 4 (2.63%) JUnit
7 4 (2.63%) Mocha
7 4 (2.63%) Subversion
8 3 (1.97%) Ant
8 3 (1.97%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.66%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (18.42%) Finance
2 16 (10.53%) Banking
3 13 (8.55%) Law
4 5 (3.29%) Local Government
5 3 (1.97%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (30.26%) Developer
2 39 (25.66%) Analyst
3 36 (23.68%) Business Analyst
4 20 (13.16%) Architect
5 19 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 18 (11.84%) Digital Analyst
6 18 (11.84%) Digital Business Analyst
7 17 (11.18%) GIS Developer
8 16 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
9 13 (8.55%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (8.55%) Technical Architect
9 13 (8.55%) Technical Business Analyst
10 11 (7.24%) Digital Architect
11 10 (6.58%) Digital Technical Architect
11 10 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (6.58%) Senior Developer
12 9 (5.92%) Senior Business Analyst
13 8 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (5.26%) Senior Java Scala Developer
13 8 (5.26%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (36.84%) Web Services
2 32 (21.05%) REST
3 27 (17.76%) CSS
3 27 (17.76%) HTML
4 24 (15.79%) HTML5
5 22 (14.47%) AngularJS
5 22 (14.47%) CSS3
6 19 (12.50%) RESTful
7 18 (11.84%) .NET
8 15 (9.87%) J2EE
8 15 (9.87%) PostGIS
8 15 (9.87%) Spring
9 14 (9.21%) OpenLayers
9 14 (9.21%) SOAP
10 13 (8.55%) ASP.NET
10 13 (8.55%) JSON
10 13 (8.55%) XML
11 12 (7.89%) ActiveMQ
11 12 (7.89%) Leaflet
12 11 (7.24%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.92%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (5.92%) User Experience
3 7 (4.61%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.61%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.61%) SWIFT
4 4 (2.63%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (2.63%) HP Storage
5 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.32%) Clustering
7 1 (0.66%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.66%) DTV
7 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) HACMP
7 1 (0.66%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.66%) NHS
7 1 (0.66%) STB
7 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.66%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.21%) Linux
2 22 (14.47%) Unix
3 15 (9.87%) Windows
4 8 (5.26%) CentOS
4 8 (5.26%) Debian
4 8 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.61%) Solaris
6 6 (3.95%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.97%) AIX
9 1 (0.66%) Android
9 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (78.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.66%) TDD
3 33 (21.71%) Project Management
4 31 (20.39%) Waterfall
5 29 (19.08%) Scrum
6 28 (18.42%) OO
7 27 (17.76%) Business Analysis
7 27 (17.76%) Microservices
7 27 (17.76%) SOA
8 25 (16.45%) Service Design
9 24 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
10 23 (15.13%) SDLC
10 23 (15.13%) Use Case
11 20 (13.16%) High Availability
12 19 (12.50%) BDD
13 18 (11.84%) UML
14 17 (11.18%) OOA/OOD
15 13 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (8.55%) Data Protection
15 13 (8.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 73 (48.03%) Java
2 56 (36.84%) Python
3 55 (36.18%) JavaScript
4 26 (17.11%) C++
5 21 (13.82%) Bash Shell
6 18 (11.84%) C
7 14 (9.21%) C#
7 14 (9.21%) PHP
8 9 (5.92%) Perl
8 9 (5.92%) Scala
9 8 (5.26%) Clojure
9 8 (5.26%) Groovy
9 8 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.95%) FQL
10 6 (3.95%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.95%) VB
11 5 (3.29%) Korn
12 4 (2.63%) Ruby
13 3 (1.97%) SQL
14 2 (1.32%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (5.26%) Degree
4 4 (2.63%) ISEB
4 4 (2.63%) RHCA
4 4 (2.63%) RHCE
4 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) PhD
6 1 (0.66%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.66%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.55%) QA
2 12 (7.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (4.61%) Docker
1 7 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.29%) KVM
3 4 (2.63%) Dovecot
3 4 (2.63%) iptables
3 4 (2.63%) Sendmail
3 4 (2.63%) Squid
4 2 (1.32%) HDFS
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.66%) GPFS
5 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.66%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (0.66%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.66%) XenApp
5 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (15.79%) Puppet
2 13 (8.55%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.29%) Cacti
3 5 (3.29%) Nagios
3 5 (3.29%) OpenNebula
3 5 (3.29%) SCCM
4 4 (2.63%) HAProxy
4 4 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (2.63%) SCOM
4 4 (2.63%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.66%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (19.74%) Oracle
2 14 (9.21%) ESRI
2 14 (9.21%) Red Hat
3 13 (8.55%) IBM
4 12 (7.89%) SaltStack
4 12 (7.89%) VMware
5 8 (5.26%) HP
6 7 (4.61%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.95%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.63%) 3PAR
8 4 (2.63%) EMC
8 4 (2.63%) Teradata
9 3 (1.97%) Zend
10 2 (1.32%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.32%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.32%) Veritas
11 1 (0.66%) Adobe
11 1 (0.66%) Cisco
11 1 (0.66%) Facebook
11 1 (0.66%) IronPort
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Neg.
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