The 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 3 September 2014 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 86 114 131
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +17
Contract jobs citing Open Source 49 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.60% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.87% 2.24% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 6
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£388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Open Source
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
713 626 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.29% 21.68% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 312 331
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 44 76
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.69 £17.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% -0.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.86 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.38 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £17.69 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -37.92%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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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 +9 25 £375 +7.14% 14
Lancashire - 11 £525 - 3
Cheshire +9 9 £429 +31.92% 9
Merseyside - - - - 3
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 50 (45.05%) Linux
2 44 (39.64%) Ruby
3 43 (38.74%) Web Services
4 39 (35.14%) Java
4 39 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 39 (35.14%) PHP
4 39 (35.14%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (28.83%) SQL
6 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (27.03%) C#
7 30 (27.03%) Python
8 29 (26.13%) BDD
8 29 (26.13%) Puppet
8 29 (26.13%) DevOps
9 28 (25.23%) NoSQL
9 28 (25.23%) C++
10 27 (24.32%) Red Hat
10 27 (24.32%) Firewall
11 26 (23.42%) TDD
11 26 (23.42%) Configuration Management
12 25 (22.52%) Scala
12 25 (22.52%) Unit Testing
13 23 (20.72%) CentOS
13 23 (20.72%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (20.72%) Amazon S3
13 23 (20.72%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (20.72%) Jenkins
14 22 (19.82%) Hudson
15 21 (18.92%) Route 53
15 21 (18.92%) Maven

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (7.21%) Apache
1 8 (7.21%) nginx
2 7 (6.31%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.41%) Jetty
3 6 (5.41%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.60%) Drupal
5 3 (2.70%) CMS
6 2 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Magento
2 1 (0.90%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.72%) Amazon EC2
1 23 (20.72%) Amazon S3
1 23 (20.72%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (18.92%) Route 53
2 21 (18.92%) Amazon ELB
3 17 (15.32%) PaaS
4 16 (14.41%) SaaS
5 2 (1.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.32%) Firewall
2 21 (18.92%) DHCP
2 21 (18.92%) DNS
3 9 (8.11%) HTTP
4 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.70%) SSL
5 2 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.90%) Network Security
6 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.90%) LAN
6 1 (0.90%) WAN
6 1 (0.90%) VPN
6 1 (0.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.23%) NoSQL
2 19 (17.12%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (14.41%) Big Data
4 7 (6.31%) MySQL
5 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (20.72%) Jenkins
2 22 (19.82%) Hudson
3 21 (18.92%) Maven
4 7 (6.31%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.41%) JUnit
5 6 (5.41%) Subversion
5 6 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.70%) Metasploit
7 2 (1.80%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.80%) Selenium
8 1 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (1.80%) Law
2 2 (1.80%) Banking
2 2 (1.80%) Retail
3 1 (0.90%) Legal
3 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (42.34%) Developer
2 19 (17.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (8.11%) Senior Developer
4 8 (7.21%) Consultant
4 8 (7.21%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 8 (7.21%) Ruby Developer
5 7 (6.31%) Analyst
5 7 (6.31%) Architect
6 6 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.41%) PHP Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.50%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) Drupal Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Security Specialist
8 3 (2.70%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (2.70%) Security Consultant
9 2 (1.80%) Software Developer
9 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (38.74%) Web Services
2 20 (18.02%) JSON
2 20 (18.02%) RESTful
3 19 (17.12%) HTML
3 19 (17.12%) CSS
4 15 (13.51%) XML
5 11 (9.91%) XHTML
5 11 (9.91%) jQuery
5 11 (9.91%) Ajax
6 8 (7.21%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (5.41%) Servlets
7 6 (5.41%) LAMP
7 6 (5.41%) HTML5
7 6 (5.41%) CSS3
8 5 (4.50%) XSLT
9 4 (3.60%) .NET
9 4 (3.60%) XSD
9 4 (3.60%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.70%) SOAP
11 2 (1.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.60%) Derivative
2 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.80%) NHS
3 2 (1.80%) CESG
3 2 (1.80%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (1.80%) RMADS
3 2 (1.80%) PKI
3 2 (1.80%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.90%) Replication
4 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 50 (45.05%) Linux
2 23 (20.72%) CentOS
3 4 (3.60%) UNIX
4 2 (1.80%) Windows
4 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.14%) Continuous Integration
2 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (26.13%) BDD
3 29 (26.13%) DevOps
4 26 (23.42%) TDD
4 26 (23.42%) Configuration Management
5 25 (22.52%) Unit Testing
6 21 (18.92%) Mentoring
7 11 (9.91%) ETL
8 10 (9.01%) Data Security
9 8 (7.21%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.31%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (6.31%) Information Security
10 7 (6.31%) Project Management
11 6 (5.41%) OO
11 6 (5.41%) Scrum
11 6 (5.41%) Incident Management
11 6 (5.41%) Performance Testing
11 6 (5.41%) Security Testing
11 6 (5.41%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 44 (39.64%) Ruby
2 39 (35.14%) Java
2 39 (35.14%) JavaScript
2 39 (35.14%) PHP
3 32 (28.83%) SQL
4 30 (27.03%) C#
4 30 (27.03%) Python
5 28 (25.23%) C++
6 25 (22.52%) Scala
7 4 (3.60%) C
8 2 (1.80%) XPath
9 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) CISSP
2 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.60%) Degree
3 2 (1.80%) CEH
4 1 (0.90%) ISSAP
4 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.90%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.22%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.80%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (26.13%) Puppet
2 21 (18.92%) Vagrant
3 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.70%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.80%) Nagios
5 2 (1.80%) Cacti
Vendors
1 27 (24.32%) Red Hat
2 20 (18.02%) RightScale
3 6 (5.41%) McAfee
3 6 (5.41%) Sophos
4 5 (4.50%) Oracle
5 3 (2.70%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.70%) IronPort
5 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.80%) Adobe
6 2 (1.80%) Percona
6 2 (1.80%) Facebook
6 2 (1.80%) Twitter
6 2 (1.80%) Zend
7 1 (0.90%) Talend
7 1 (0.90%) Vertica
7 1 (0.90%) Tableau
7 1 (0.90%) Mercator
7 1 (0.90%) Informatica
7 1 (0.90%) SAP
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