Period
to 11 December 2018

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 6 months to 11 December 2018 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
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 73 42
Rank change year-on-year -4 -31 +46
Contract jobs citing Open Source 18 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.45% 1.57% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.86% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 45
Cheshire median daily rate £419 £578 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.49% +43.48% -10.56%
10th Percentile £400 £394 £268
90th Percentile £571 £723 £650
North West median daily rate £645 £550 £425
% change year-on-year +17.27% +29.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,069 1,130 1,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.86% 84.58% 86.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 818 860
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% -5.88%
10th Percentile £264 £261 £235
90th Percentile £538 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 34 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.42 £20.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% -23.45% +13.35%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.40 £35.00 £42.48
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -20.66% +27.27% -25.98%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe 0 9 £400 -11.11%
Knutsford -2 4 - -
Chester +4 3 £563 +12.50% 1
Warrington -6 2 £400 -38.46% 4
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 10 (55.56%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) Java
4 5 (27.78%) Linux
4 5 (27.78%) Django
5 4 (22.22%) User Stories
5 4 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (22.22%) GitHub
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
5 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (22.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 3 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (16.67%) Splunk
6 3 (16.67%) logstash
6 3 (16.67%) Kibana
6 3 (16.67%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.11%) RESTful
7 2 (11.11%) Scala
7 2 (11.11%) BDD
7 2 (11.11%) Big Data
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) User Experience
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) DevOps

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 4 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) GitHub
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Appium
1 1 (5.56%) Babel
1 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) webpack
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Django Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Python Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Python/Django Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Data Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Hadoop Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) NoSQL Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) React Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Django
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 3 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (11.11%) RESTful
5 1 (5.56%) Immutable.js
5 1 (5.56%) JSON
5 1 (5.56%) JSON Schema
5 1 (5.56%) Kafka
5 1 (5.56%) LESS
5 1 (5.56%) Node.js
5 1 (5.56%) React
5 1 (5.56%) Redux
5 1 (5.56%) REST
5 1 (5.56%) Sass
5 1 (5.56%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (5.56%) Spring
5 1 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) User Stories
2 4 (22.22%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (11.11%) Open Source Development
4 2 (11.11%) SDLC
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) API Development
5 1 (5.56%) Data Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Data Flow Diagram
5 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
5 1 (5.56%) Prototyping
5 1 (5.56%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.11%) Scala
6 1 (5.56%) ES6
6 1 (5.56%) Java 8
6 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Kibana
1 3 (16.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Splunk