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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 92 97 113
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing Open Source 59 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 1.12% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.48% 4.20% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 12 4
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £282 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +6.25%
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
1076 762 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.56% 26.62% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 422 285
Average daily rate £400 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 74 57
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.63 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -24.98%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +6 22 £400 +23.07% 9
Lancashire +13 18 £510 - 1
Cheshire -10 14 £450 +16.12% 5
Merseyside -16 2 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 65 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (48.25%) Web Services
3 41 (35.96%) Java
4 33 (28.95%) Linux
5 32 (28.07%) TDD
6 30 (26.32%) CSS
7 29 (25.44%) Ruby
8 28 (24.56%) JavaScript
9 27 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (22.81%) HTML
11 25 (21.93%) Configuration Management
12 24 (21.05%) Red Hat
13 23 (20.18%) SOA
14 22 (19.30%) SQL
15 21 (18.42%) Oracle
15 21 (18.42%) JUnit
15 21 (18.42%) MongoDB
16 20 (17.54%) Puppet
16 20 (17.54%) .NET
16 20 (17.54%) OO
16 20 (17.54%) jQuery
17 19 (16.67%) Scrum
17 19 (16.67%) JSON
17 19 (16.67%) Selenium
17 19 (16.67%) NoSQL
18 18 (15.79%) DevOps
18 18 (15.79%) Windows
18 18 (15.79%) XML
18 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
19 17 (14.91%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 16 (14.04%) Apache
2 11 (9.65%) Tomcat
2 11 (9.65%) CMS
3 10 (8.77%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.02%) Orchard CMS
5 7 (6.14%) WebLogic
5 7 (6.14%) SAS
5 7 (6.14%) Node.js
5 7 (6.14%) nginx
5 7 (6.14%) Confluence
6 5 (4.39%) Apache Solr
6 5 (4.39%) Apache Spark
7 3 (2.63%) JBoss
7 3 (2.63%) Jetty
8 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.88%) IIS
9 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (9.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (9.65%) Amazon S3
4 7 (6.14%) Route 53
4 7 (6.14%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (5.26%) PaaS
5 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (1.75%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.75%) SaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.88%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.88%) GitHub
7 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.77%) AMQP
2 9 (7.89%) Internet
3 8 (7.02%) DHCP
3 8 (7.02%) DNS
4 7 (6.14%) Firewall
5 6 (5.26%) HTTP
6 3 (2.63%) MQTT
7 2 (1.75%) Network Security
7 2 (1.75%) SSL
7 2 (1.75%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.75%) FTP
8 1 (0.88%) LDAP
8 1 (0.88%) IPsec
8 1 (0.88%) SAN
8 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.42%) MongoDB
2 19 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 17 (14.91%) Big Data
4 16 (14.04%) Oracle Database
5 15 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (11.40%) Relational Database
7 12 (10.53%) Hadoop
7 12 (10.53%) MySQL
7 12 (10.53%) RDBMS
8 11 (9.65%) SQL Server
9 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (4.39%) RavenDB
11 4 (3.51%) Redis
12 3 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (1.75%) Informix
13 2 (1.75%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 21 (18.42%) JUnit
2 19 (16.67%) Selenium
3 17 (14.91%) Maven
4 15 (13.16%) Ant
4 15 (13.16%) Subversion
4 15 (13.16%) Jenkins
5 14 (12.28%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.89%) JIRA
7 8 (7.02%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.02%) Visual Studio
8 7 (6.14%) Eclipse
8 7 (6.14%) Hudson
8 7 (6.14%) Mercurial
8 7 (6.14%) Gradle
9 5 (4.39%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.39%) Axure RP
10 2 (1.75%) Appium
10 2 (1.75%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.75%) Mockito
10 2 (1.75%) Xcode
General
1 6 (5.26%) Local Government
2 3 (2.63%) Finance
3 2 (1.75%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Law
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 50 (43.86%) Developer
2 30 (26.32%) Architect
3 20 (17.54%) Java Developer
4 14 (12.28%) Technical Architect
4 14 (12.28%) Senior Developer
5 7 (6.14%) Analyst
5 7 (6.14%) Tester
5 7 (6.14%) .NET Developer
5 7 (6.14%) QA Tester
6 6 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.39%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.39%) iOS Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Digital Architect
8 4 (3.51%) PHP Developer
8 4 (3.51%) C# Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (48.25%) Web Services
2 30 (26.32%) CSS
3 26 (22.81%) HTML
4 20 (17.54%) .NET
4 20 (17.54%) jQuery
5 19 (16.67%) JSON
6 18 (15.79%) XML
7 17 (14.91%) CSS3
8 15 (13.16%) Spring
8 15 (13.16%) Ajax
9 13 (11.40%) RESTful
10 12 (10.53%) AngularJS
10 12 (10.53%) XHTML
10 12 (10.53%) SOAP
11 11 (9.65%) SAML
11 11 (9.65%) HTML5
12 10 (8.77%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (8.77%) Spring MVC
12 10 (8.77%) Java EE
12 10 (8.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.65%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.02%) NHS
5 7 (6.14%) Data Structures
6 6 (5.26%) Web 2.0
7 5 (4.39%) N-Tier
7 5 (4.39%) User Experience
8 3 (2.63%) Derivative
9 2 (1.75%) Animation
9 2 (1.75%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.88%) DTV
10 1 (0.88%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.95%) Linux
2 18 (15.79%) Windows
3 11 (9.65%) CentOS
4 9 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.02%) Apple iOS
6 7 (6.14%) Solaris
7 6 (5.26%) UNIX
8 3 (2.63%) Android
9 2 (1.75%) AIX
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.88%) SUSE
10 1 (0.88%) Debian
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (28.07%) TDD
3 27 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (21.93%) Configuration Management
5 23 (20.18%) SOA
6 20 (17.54%) OO
7 19 (16.67%) Scrum
8 18 (15.79%) DevOps
9 14 (12.28%) Software Engineering
10 13 (11.40%) E-Commerce
11 10 (8.77%) User Stories
12 9 (7.89%) ETL
13 8 (7.02%) iOS Development
13 8 (7.02%) BDD
13 8 (7.02%) Test Scripting
13 8 (7.02%) MVC
14 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (6.14%) Migration
14 7 (6.14%) Data Security
14 7 (6.14%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 41 (35.96%) Java
2 29 (25.44%) Ruby
3 28 (24.56%) JavaScript
4 22 (19.30%) SQL
5 17 (14.91%) Python
6 16 (14.04%) C#
7 15 (13.16%) Scala
8 9 (7.89%) PHP
9 7 (6.14%) T-SQL
10 6 (5.26%) XPath
11 5 (4.39%) C++
12 4 (3.51%) Groovy
13 3 (2.63%) VB
13 3 (2.63%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.88%) C
14 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.88%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.53%) Degree
3 9 (7.89%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.51%) ISEB
5 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.88%) XenApp
3 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.88%) Xen
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (17.54%) Puppet
2 14 (12.28%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.51%) Cacti
3 4 (3.51%) Nagios
4 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 21 (18.42%) Oracle
3 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.89%) Informatica
5 7 (6.14%) Citrix
5 7 (6.14%) Atlassian
6 6 (5.26%) Business Objects
7 5 (4.39%) Adobe
8 4 (3.51%) Percona
8 4 (3.51%) HP
9 3 (2.63%) Apple
9 3 (2.63%) IBM
9 3 (2.63%) RightScale
10 2 (1.75%) Perforce
10 2 (1.75%) VMware
10 2 (1.75%) Compuware
11 1 (0.88%) SAP
11 1 (0.88%) Remedy
11 1 (0.88%) NetApp
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco
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