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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 73 116 128
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +12
Contract jobs citing Open Source 64 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.04% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.22% 2.04% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 10 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +37.93%
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
779 637 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.85% 22.00% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 308 330
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 76
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.59 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +13 30 £375 +3.44% 14
Cheshire +20 23 £510 +56.92% 8
Lancashire - 6 £725 - 4
Merseyside - - - - 3
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 51 (48.11%) Linux
2 47 (44.34%) Ruby
3 42 (39.62%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (38.68%) Java
5 39 (36.79%) JavaScript
6 38 (35.85%) PHP
7 37 (34.91%) Web Services
8 32 (30.19%) SQL
8 32 (30.19%) Puppet
9 31 (29.25%) C#
9 31 (29.25%) Python
9 31 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (29.25%) DevOps
10 30 (28.30%) Firewall
10 30 (28.30%) Red Hat
11 29 (27.36%) Configuration Management
11 29 (27.36%) BDD
12 28 (26.42%) C++
12 28 (26.42%) NoSQL
13 26 (24.53%) CentOS
13 26 (24.53%) Amazon EC2
13 26 (24.53%) Amazon S3
13 26 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
13 26 (24.53%) TDD
13 26 (24.53%) Jenkins
14 25 (23.58%) Scala
14 25 (23.58%) Hudson
14 25 (23.58%) Unit Testing
15 24 (22.64%) Maven
15 24 (22.64%) Route 53

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (9.43%) Apache
1 10 (9.43%) nginx
2 9 (8.49%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.55%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.55%) Jetty
3 8 (7.55%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.77%) CMS
5 2 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.89%) Drupal
6 1 (0.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Magento
2 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.53%) Amazon EC2
1 26 (24.53%) Amazon S3
1 26 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (22.64%) Route 53
2 24 (22.64%) Amazon ELB
3 17 (16.04%) PaaS
4 16 (15.09%) SaaS
5 2 (1.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.30%) Firewall
2 24 (22.64%) DHCP
2 24 (22.64%) DNS
3 11 (10.38%) HTTP
4 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.83%) SSL
5 2 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.94%) Network Security
6 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.94%) LAN
6 1 (0.94%) WAN
6 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.42%) NoSQL
2 13 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (10.38%) Big Data
4 5 (4.72%) MySQL
5 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (24.53%) Jenkins
2 25 (23.58%) Hudson
3 24 (22.64%) Maven
4 8 (7.55%) JUnit
4 8 (7.55%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.77%) Subversion
7 3 (2.83%) Metasploit
8 2 (1.89%) Axure RP
8 2 (1.89%) Selenium
9 1 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.94%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 2 (1.89%) Law
2 2 (1.89%) Banking
2 2 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (0.94%) Legal
3 1 (0.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (44.34%) Developer
2 19 (17.92%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (8.49%) Senior Developer
4 8 (7.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 8 (7.55%) Ruby Developer
5 7 (6.60%) Web Developer
5 7 (6.60%) Analyst
6 6 (5.66%) Consultant
6 6 (5.66%) Java Developer
6 6 (5.66%) PHP Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.83%) Security Consultant
8 3 (2.83%) Security Specialist
8 3 (2.83%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (2.83%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (2.83%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (1.89%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (1.89%) Senior Architect
9 2 (1.89%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (34.91%) Web Services
2 20 (18.87%) JSON
2 20 (18.87%) RESTful
3 19 (17.92%) CSS
3 19 (17.92%) HTML
4 15 (14.15%) XML
5 13 (12.26%) jQuery
6 11 (10.38%) XHTML
6 11 (10.38%) Ajax
7 9 (8.49%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (7.55%) Servlets
8 8 (7.55%) HTML5
9 7 (6.60%) CSS3
10 6 (5.66%) LAMP
11 5 (4.72%) XSLT
11 5 (4.72%) .NET
12 4 (3.77%) SOAP
12 4 (3.77%) XSD
12 4 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (1.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.77%) Derivative
1 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.89%) NHS
3 2 (1.89%) CESG
3 2 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (1.89%) PKI
3 2 (1.89%) Web 2.0
3 2 (1.89%) RMADS
4 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.94%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (48.11%) Linux
2 26 (24.53%) CentOS
3 4 (3.77%) UNIX
4 2 (1.89%) Windows
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (39.62%) Continuous Integration
2 31 (29.25%) DevOps
2 31 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (27.36%) Configuration Management
3 29 (27.36%) BDD
4 26 (24.53%) TDD
5 25 (23.58%) Unit Testing
6 8 (7.55%) Performance Testing
6 8 (7.55%) JVM Tuning
7 7 (6.60%) Information Security
7 7 (6.60%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (6.60%) Project Management
7 7 (6.60%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.66%) OO
8 6 (5.66%) Scrum
8 6 (5.66%) Security Testing
8 6 (5.66%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.77%) User Stories
9 4 (3.77%) MVC
9 4 (3.77%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (44.34%) Ruby
2 41 (38.68%) Java
3 39 (36.79%) JavaScript
4 38 (35.85%) PHP
5 32 (30.19%) SQL
6 31 (29.25%) C#
6 31 (29.25%) Python
7 28 (26.42%) C++
8 25 (23.58%) Scala
9 2 (1.89%) C
9 2 (1.89%) XPath
10 1 (0.94%) PHP5
10 1 (0.94%) Perl
10 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.60%) CISSP
2 5 (4.72%) Degree
3 2 (1.89%) CEH
4 1 (0.94%) ISSAP
4 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.92%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) vCloud
2 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (30.19%) Puppet
2 24 (22.64%) Vagrant
3 6 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.83%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.89%) Nagios
5 2 (1.89%) Cacti
Vendors
1 30 (28.30%) Red Hat
2 23 (21.70%) RightScale
3 6 (5.66%) McAfee
3 6 (5.66%) Sophos
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle
5 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.83%) Adobe
5 3 (2.83%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.83%) IronPort
6 2 (1.89%) Zend
6 2 (1.89%) Percona
7 1 (0.94%) Vertica
7 1 (0.94%) Talend
7 1 (0.94%) Tableau
7 1 (0.94%) Sony
7 1 (0.94%) Informatica
7 1 (0.94%) Mercator
7 1 (0.94%) Sybase
7 1 (0.94%) SAP
7 1 (0.94%) Microsoft
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