The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Source
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 68 59
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 8 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.50% 1.22% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.46% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 11
Median daily rate £385 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.98% -3.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £263 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £565 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

Open Source is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 448 823 713
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.90% 83.89% 83.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 521 455
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 35
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Cheshire

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Cheshire

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Cheshire

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in Cheshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +22 2 £348 -24.29% 3
Chester +11 2 £350 -
Macclesfield - 2 £538 -
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Hadoop
2 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (31.58%) Apache Hive
3 6 (31.58%) Big Data
4 5 (26.32%) Talend
4 5 (26.32%) Talend Open Studio
4 5 (26.32%) Data Integration
4 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
4 5 (26.32%) ETL
4 5 (26.32%) Change Management
4 5 (26.32%) Data Management
4 5 (26.32%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) User Experience
4 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (21.05%) Logical Data Model
5 4 (21.05%) Physical Data Model
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (21.05%) Finance
5 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (21.05%) Taxonomies
5 4 (21.05%) Ontologies
5 4 (21.05%) JIRA
5 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
5 4 (21.05%) Analytics
5 4 (21.05%) HBase

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Pig
1 2 (10.53%) GlassFish
1 2 (10.53%) JBoss
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (15.79%) IaaS
2 3 (15.79%) PaaS
2 3 (15.79%) SaaS
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (5.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
1 1 (5.26%) tcpdump
1 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (36.84%) Hadoop
2 6 (31.58%) Apache Hive
2 6 (31.58%) Big Data
3 4 (21.05%) HBase
3 4 (21.05%) MongoDB
3 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.53%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (10.53%) Data Lake
4 2 (10.53%) Spark SQL
5 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.26%) Log4j
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Architect
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Principal Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Data Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Domain Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Principal Data Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Talend Developer
4 2 (10.53%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Data Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Web Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Kafka
1 3 (15.79%) REST
1 3 (15.79%) SOAP
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) J2EE
2 2 (10.53%) JSTL
2 2 (10.53%) Spring
2 2 (10.53%) Struts
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Avro
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) JAX-RPC
3 1 (5.26%) WSDL
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) XSL
3 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (26.32%) User Experience
2 4 (21.05%) Taxonomies
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
2 5 (26.32%) Data Integration
2 5 (26.32%) Data Management
2 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps
2 5 (26.32%) ETL
3 4 (21.05%) Analytics
3 4 (21.05%) Data Governance
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Logical Data Model
3 4 (21.05%) Ontologies
3 4 (21.05%) Physical Data Model
3 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) ITSM
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.26%) Grafana
2 1 (5.26%) Graphite
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Talend
2 2 (10.53%) hybris
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Twitter
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