The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 101 111 111
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 35 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.17% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.92% 0.72% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 13
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £345 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
711 553 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.14% 22.88% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 251 340
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 46 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.80 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £34.80 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Open Source
England

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 Miscellaneous 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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 26 £375 -
Manchester -11 6 £300 -7.69% 3
Merseyside - 1 £301 - 1
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 27 (45.00%) Configuration Management
2 25 (41.67%) HTML
2 25 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (40.00%) CSS
3 24 (40.00%) Puppet
4 23 (38.33%) Firewall
5 22 (36.67%) Ruby
6 21 (35.00%) Hudson
6 21 (35.00%) Jenkins
7 20 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
7 20 (33.33%) Route 53
7 20 (33.33%) CentOS
7 20 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (33.33%) Amazon S3
7 20 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (33.33%) Vagrant
7 20 (33.33%) Maven
7 20 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 20 (33.33%) DHCP
7 20 (33.33%) DNS
8 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
9 18 (30.00%) QA
9 18 (30.00%) RightScale
10 17 (28.33%) Java
11 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (25.00%) jQuery
12 15 (25.00%) .NET
13 14 (23.33%) XML
13 14 (23.33%) Scrum
13 14 (23.33%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 9 (15.00%) Apache
2 8 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 7 (11.67%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
3 7 (11.67%) Jetty
3 7 (11.67%) nginx
3 7 (11.67%) OpenStack
4 3 (5.00%) CMS
5 2 (3.33%) Orchard CMS
6 1 (1.67%) Drupal
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) Mingle
3 1 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 20 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (33.33%) Route 53
1 20 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (15.00%) SaaS
2 9 (15.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.33%) Firewall
2 20 (33.33%) DNS
2 20 (33.33%) DHCP
3 12 (20.00%) HTTP
4 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.00%) SSL
6 1 (1.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (11.67%) Big Data
3 4 (6.67%) MySQL
3 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.33%) RavenDB
5 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (35.00%) Hudson
1 21 (35.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (33.33%) Maven
3 11 (18.33%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.67%) JUnit
4 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
5 6 (10.00%) Axure RP
6 5 (8.33%) Subversion
7 4 (6.67%) RSpec
8 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.67%) PhantomJS
9 1 (1.67%) Yeoman
9 1 (1.67%) Bower
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
1 3 (5.00%) Games
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) UI Developer
4 6 (10.00%) UI Programmer
5 5 (8.33%) Architect
5 5 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Technical Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Web Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Web Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (41.67%) HTML
2 24 (40.00%) CSS
3 15 (25.00%) .NET
3 15 (25.00%) jQuery
4 14 (23.33%) HTML5
4 14 (23.33%) CSS3
4 14 (23.33%) XML
5 12 (20.00%) Web Services
6 11 (18.33%) Ajax
7 10 (16.67%) XHTML
7 10 (16.67%) SOAP
8 8 (13.33%) XSLT
8 8 (13.33%) WSDL
8 8 (13.33%) Sass
9 7 (11.67%) Servlets
10 5 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (6.67%) JSON
11 4 (6.67%) RESTful
11 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
12 3 (5.00%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) NHS
1 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 8 (13.33%) Web 2.0
3 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) BBC
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.67%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.33%) CentOS
2 10 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Configuration Management
2 25 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (23.33%) Scrum
5 13 (21.67%) TDD
6 10 (16.67%) Project Management
7 9 (15.00%) MVC
7 9 (15.00%) SOA
8 8 (13.33%) Performance Testing
9 7 (11.67%) Web Design
9 7 (11.67%) OO
9 7 (11.67%) JVM Tuning
10 6 (10.00%) BDD
11 5 (8.33%) OOP
11 5 (8.33%) Software Engineering
11 5 (8.33%) Web Development
12 4 (6.67%) Kanban
12 4 (6.67%) Information Architecture
12 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.67%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.67%) Ruby
2 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
3 17 (28.33%) Java
4 10 (16.67%) C#
4 10 (16.67%) PHP
5 8 (13.33%) XPath
6 5 (8.33%) SQL
7 4 (6.67%) Python
8 3 (5.00%) Scala
9 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.33%) C++
10 1 (1.67%) C
10 1 (1.67%) Perl
10 1 (1.67%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (40.00%) Puppet
2 20 (33.33%) Vagrant
3 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 18 (30.00%) RightScale
3 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.67%) Adobe
5 5 (8.33%) Mercator
6 1 (1.67%) Sony
6 1 (1.67%) Zend
6 1 (1.67%) Tableau
6 1 (1.67%) Vertica
6 1 (1.67%) Talend
6 1 (1.67%) Informatica