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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 74 124 128
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 58 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.91% 0.15% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.09% 0.67% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 3 6
Average daily rate
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£470 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £305 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £345 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.68% +16.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +31.57%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
717 598 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.62% 22.40% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 278 298
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 69
Average hourly rate £15.79 £16.84 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.23% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.62 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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
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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 +17 24 £375 +15.38% 7
Cheshire - 20 £515 - 4
Lancashire - 7 £495 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 46 (48.94%) Linux
1 46 (48.94%) Ruby
2 41 (43.62%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (40.43%) Java
3 38 (40.43%) JavaScript
4 33 (35.11%) Web Services
5 32 (34.04%) PHP
6 31 (32.98%) C#
6 31 (32.98%) Python
6 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (32.98%) Puppet
7 30 (31.91%) DevOps
8 29 (30.85%) BDD
8 29 (30.85%) Firewall
9 28 (29.79%) Configuration Management
9 28 (29.79%) C++
10 27 (28.72%) SQL
11 26 (27.66%) TDD
11 26 (27.66%) NoSQL
12 25 (26.60%) CentOS
12 25 (26.60%) Amazon EC2
12 25 (26.60%) Amazon S3
12 25 (26.60%) Amazon AWS
12 25 (26.60%) Unit Testing
12 25 (26.60%) Jenkins
12 25 (26.60%) Red Hat
13 24 (25.53%) Scala
13 24 (25.53%) Hudson
14 23 (24.47%) Amazon ELB
14 23 (24.47%) Route 53

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (9.57%) Apache
1 9 (9.57%) nginx
2 8 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.45%) WebSphere
3 7 (7.45%) Jetty
3 7 (7.45%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.26%) CMS
5 2 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.06%) WordPress
6 1 (1.06%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (26.60%) Amazon EC2
1 25 (26.60%) Amazon S3
1 25 (26.60%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (24.47%) Route 53
2 23 (24.47%) Amazon ELB
3 13 (13.83%) PaaS
4 12 (12.77%) SaaS
5 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (30.85%) Firewall
2 23 (24.47%) DHCP
2 23 (24.47%) DNS
3 10 (10.64%) HTTP
4 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.19%) SSL
5 2 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.06%) Network Security
6 1 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.06%) LAN
6 1 (1.06%) WAN
6 1 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.66%) NoSQL
2 11 (11.70%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (10.64%) Big Data
4 4 (4.26%) MySQL
5 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (26.60%) Jenkins
2 24 (25.53%) Hudson
3 23 (24.47%) Maven
4 7 (7.45%) JUnit
4 7 (7.45%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.19%) Metasploit
6 2 (2.13%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.06%) Selenium
7 1 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (9.57%) Finance
2 2 (2.13%) Law
2 2 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (44.68%) Developer
2 18 (19.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (9.57%) Senior Developer
4 8 (8.51%) Ruby Developer
4 8 (8.51%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 7 (7.45%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.38%) Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Security Specialist
9 3 (3.19%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.19%) Front-End Web Developer
10 2 (2.13%) UI Developer
10 2 (2.13%) ScrumMaster
10 2 (2.13%) C++/Java Developer
10 2 (2.13%) IT Security Specialist
10 2 (2.13%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (2.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.11%) Web Services
2 20 (21.28%) JSON
2 20 (21.28%) RESTful
3 19 (20.21%) HTML
3 19 (20.21%) CSS
4 12 (12.77%) XML
5 11 (11.70%) XHTML
5 11 (11.70%) Ajax
6 9 (9.57%) Ruby on Rails
6 9 (9.57%) jQuery
7 8 (8.51%) HTML5
8 7 (7.45%) CSS3
8 7 (7.45%) Servlets
9 5 (5.32%) .NET
10 4 (4.26%) SOAP
11 2 (2.13%) WSDL
11 2 (2.13%) LAMP
11 2 (2.13%) XSLT
11 2 (2.13%) Sass
11 2 (2.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.13%) RMADS
2 2 (2.13%) NHS
2 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.13%) CESG
2 2 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (2.13%) PKI
2 2 (2.13%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.06%) Graphic Design
3 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.94%) Linux
2 25 (26.60%) CentOS
3 4 (4.26%) UNIX
4 2 (2.13%) Windows
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (43.62%) Continuous Integration
2 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (31.91%) DevOps
4 29 (30.85%) BDD
5 28 (29.79%) Configuration Management
6 26 (27.66%) TDD
7 25 (26.60%) Unit Testing
8 7 (7.45%) JVM Tuning
8 7 (7.45%) Scrum
8 7 (7.45%) Project Management
8 7 (7.45%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.32%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (5.32%) Information Security
10 4 (4.26%) ETL
10 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.26%) Security Testing
10 4 (4.26%) Incident Management
10 4 (4.26%) User Stories
11 3 (3.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 3 (3.19%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 46 (48.94%) Ruby
2 38 (40.43%) Java
2 38 (40.43%) JavaScript
3 32 (34.04%) PHP
4 31 (32.98%) Python
4 31 (32.98%) C#
5 28 (29.79%) C++
6 27 (28.72%) SQL
7 24 (25.53%) Scala
8 2 (2.13%) XPath
9 1 (1.06%) PHP5
9 1 (1.06%) C
9 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) CISSP
2 3 (3.19%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) CEH
4 1 (1.06%) ISSAP
4 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.09%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) vCloud
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 31 (32.98%) Puppet
2 23 (24.47%) Vagrant
3 6 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.19%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (2.13%) Nagios
5 2 (2.13%) Cacti
Vendors
1 25 (26.60%) Red Hat
2 21 (22.34%) RightScale
3 4 (4.26%) McAfee
3 4 (4.26%) Sophos
4 3 (3.19%) Sourcefire
4 3 (3.19%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.19%) Adobe
4 3 (3.19%) IronPort
5 2 (2.13%) Percona
6 1 (1.06%) Vertica
6 1 (1.06%) Talend
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.06%) Tableau
6 1 (1.06%) Informatica
6 1 (1.06%) Mercator
6 1 (1.06%) Zend
6 1 (1.06%) Sony
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