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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 94 67 121
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +54
Contract jobs citing Open Source 71 68 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 2.20% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.97% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 11
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£467 £451 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% +38.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
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
3460 2292 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.82% 74.27% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 1268 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Manchester -12 32 £475 +26.66% 13
Cheshire -17 14 £365 -26.26% 7
Lancashire -6 13 £483 -7.95% 1
Merseyside - 9 £350 - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 82 (55.03%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (40.27%) Java
3 48 (32.21%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (24.83%) Linux
5 36 (24.16%) TDD
6 31 (20.81%) SOA
6 31 (20.81%) Puppet
7 30 (20.13%) Microsoft
8 29 (19.46%) Configuration Management
9 28 (18.79%) Web Services
10 24 (16.11%) SOAP
10 24 (16.11%) Scala
10 24 (16.11%) Big Data
11 23 (15.44%) Scrum
11 23 (15.44%) .NET
11 23 (15.44%) Middleware
12 22 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (14.77%) Jenkins
13 21 (14.09%) OOP
13 21 (14.09%) Python
14 20 (13.42%) SQL
14 20 (13.42%) RESTful
15 18 (12.08%) Amazon EC2
15 18 (12.08%) Waterfall
15 18 (12.08%) UNIX
15 18 (12.08%) DevOps
16 17 (11.41%) CSS
16 17 (11.41%) Oracle
16 17 (11.41%) Project Management
16 17 (11.41%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (6.71%) Apache
2 9 (6.04%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.04%) nginx
2 9 (6.04%) OpenStack
3 8 (5.37%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.37%) JBoss
4 7 (4.70%) Jetty
5 6 (4.03%) IIS
6 4 (2.68%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.34%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.34%) CMS
7 2 (1.34%) Confluence
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.34%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.67%) Node.js
8 1 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.67%) Mule
8 1 (0.67%) Liferay
Applications
1 11 (7.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.37%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (5.37%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (4.70%) Oracle TCA
3 4 (2.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.08%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (10.74%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (7.38%) Amazon S3
5 9 (6.04%) Route 53
5 9 (6.04%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (4.70%) Google App Engine
6 7 (4.70%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (2.68%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (1.34%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.67%) SaaS
10 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.05%) HTTP
2 12 (8.05%) SSL
3 10 (6.71%) DHCP
3 10 (6.71%) DNS
4 9 (6.04%) IPsec
5 7 (4.70%) Firewall
5 7 (4.70%) Internet
6 6 (4.03%) FTP
7 4 (2.68%) Unified Communications
7 4 (2.68%) Converged Networks
8 3 (2.01%) VPN
8 3 (2.01%) SNMP
8 3 (2.01%) OSPF
8 3 (2.01%) BGP
9 2 (1.34%) Network Security
9 2 (1.34%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.11%) Big Data
2 16 (10.74%) NoSQL
3 11 (7.38%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (6.71%) Hadoop
4 10 (6.71%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.03%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.36%) Pentaho
7 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.01%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.34%) MySQL
9 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.34%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.67%) Informix
Development Applications
1 22 (14.77%) Jenkins
2 17 (11.41%) Subversion
3 15 (10.07%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.07%) Mercurial
4 10 (6.71%) Hudson
5 9 (6.04%) Selenium
5 9 (6.04%) Maven
5 9 (6.04%) JIRA
6 8 (5.37%) SoapUI
7 7 (4.70%) JUnit
8 6 (4.03%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.68%) eggPlant
9 4 (2.68%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.34%) Appium
10 2 (1.34%) Ant
10 2 (1.34%) Gradle
11 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.67%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (10.74%) Finance
2 6 (4.03%) Banking
3 5 (3.36%) Local Government
4 3 (2.01%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (25.50%) Developer
2 34 (22.82%) Architect
3 24 (16.11%) Java Developer
4 23 (15.44%) Analyst
5 17 (11.41%) Senior Developer
6 15 (10.07%) Business Analyst
7 14 (9.40%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (8.72%) Technical Architect
9 9 (6.04%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (5.37%) .NET Team Leader
10 8 (5.37%) Software Development Team Leader
10 8 (5.37%) Software Team Leader
10 8 (5.37%) Team Leader
10 8 (5.37%) Development Team Leader
11 7 (4.70%) Consultant
11 7 (4.70%) Oracle Architect
11 7 (4.70%) DevOps Consultant
11 7 (4.70%) Middleware Architect
12 6 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (3.36%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.79%) Web Services
2 24 (16.11%) SOAP
3 23 (15.44%) .NET
3 23 (15.44%) Middleware
4 20 (13.42%) RESTful
5 17 (11.41%) CSS
6 14 (9.40%) J2EE
7 13 (8.72%) HTML
8 12 (8.05%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (7.38%) CSS3
9 11 (7.38%) Spring
10 10 (6.71%) Servlets
11 9 (6.04%) REST
12 8 (5.37%) .NET Framework
12 8 (5.37%) JSON
13 7 (4.70%) Apache Camel
14 6 (4.03%) HTML5
14 6 (4.03%) Apache CXF
15 5 (3.36%) OAuth
15 5 (3.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.04%) Mobile App
2 9 (6.04%) N-Tier
3 5 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.36%) User Experience
4 4 (2.68%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.68%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.34%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.34%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.67%) Blog
7 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.67%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.83%) Linux
2 18 (12.08%) UNIX
3 11 (7.38%) CentOS
4 7 (4.70%) VME
4 7 (4.70%) MVS
5 4 (2.68%) Windows
5 4 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.01%) Solaris
6 3 (2.01%) Android
7 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.67%) AIX
8 1 (0.67%) SUSE
8 1 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (55.03%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (32.21%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (24.16%) TDD
4 31 (20.81%) SOA
5 29 (19.46%) Configuration Management
6 23 (15.44%) Scrum
7 21 (14.09%) OOP
8 18 (12.08%) Waterfall
8 18 (12.08%) DevOps
9 17 (11.41%) Project Management
10 15 (10.07%) OO
10 15 (10.07%) Pair Programming
10 15 (10.07%) Mentoring
10 15 (10.07%) Software Delivery
11 12 (8.05%) SDLC
12 11 (7.38%) ETL
12 11 (7.38%) BDD
12 11 (7.38%) Analytics
12 11 (7.38%) Business Analysis
13 10 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (40.27%) Java
2 24 (16.11%) Scala
3 21 (14.09%) Python
4 20 (13.42%) SQL
5 16 (10.74%) JavaScript
6 15 (10.07%) C#
6 15 (10.07%) Groovy
7 13 (8.72%) Bash Shell
8 8 (5.37%) Ruby
8 8 (5.37%) VB
9 6 (4.03%) PHP
10 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.68%) C++
10 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.04%) Degree
3 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.01%) JNCIS
4 2 (1.34%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.67%) CCNP
5 1 (0.67%) CCNA
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.38%) QA
2 5 (3.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.37%) QEMU
2 8 (5.37%) KVM
3 6 (4.03%) Xen
4 5 (3.36%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.01%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (20.81%) Puppet
2 16 (10.74%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.07%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.36%) Nagios
5 4 (2.68%) CFEngine
6 2 (1.34%) Cacti
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 30 (20.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.41%) Oracle
3 16 (10.74%) VMware
4 15 (10.07%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.70%) Google
6 5 (3.36%) SaltStack
6 5 (3.36%) Citrix
7 3 (2.01%) Juniper
7 3 (2.01%) Cisco
7 3 (2.01%) Infoblox
8 2 (1.34%) RightScale
8 2 (1.34%) Endeca
8 2 (1.34%) Percona
8 2 (1.34%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.34%) IBM
8 2 (1.34%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.34%) SAP
8 2 (1.34%) Adobe
8 2 (1.34%) HP
8 2 (1.34%) Retek
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