Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 66 45
Rank change year-on-year -12 -21 +29
Contract jobs citing Open Source 18 25 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.40% 2.00% 4.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 2.43% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 60
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £513 £457
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +12.27% +14.13%
North West median daily rate £525 £525 £457
% change year-on-year - +15.01% +14.13%
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 1,130 1,029 1,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 87.87% 82.52% 86.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 751 718 1,068
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £597
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -0.96%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.00 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £22.18 £30.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -26.06% +37.93% -26.82%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 - 11 £400 - 2
Knutsford 0 3 £400 -23.81%
Warrington -6 2 £400 -40.74% 1
Chester - 2 £563 - 3
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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%) JavaScript
1 10 (55.56%) Python
2 9 (50.00%) HTML
2 9 (50.00%) Degree
3 8 (44.44%) Django
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
4 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
4 7 (38.89%) GitHub
4 7 (38.89%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (16.67%) User Stories
7 3 (16.67%) Banking
8 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.11%) OWASP
8 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 2 (11.11%) Information Security
8 2 (11.11%) Legal
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.11%) CISSP
8 2 (11.11%) .NET
8 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (11.11%) User Experience
8 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
8 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (11.11%) Big Data
8 2 (11.11%) RESTful

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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) GitHub
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Babel
1 1 (5.56%) webpack
General
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Django Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Python Developer
2 8 (44.44%) Python/Django Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Hadoop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) NoSQL Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) Django
3 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.11%) Node.js
4 2 (11.11%) RESTful
5 1 (5.56%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) Immutable.js
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE
5 1 (5.56%) Kafka
5 1 (5.56%) LESS
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 Boot
5 1 (5.56%) Spring Security
5 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Open Source Development
4 2 (11.11%) OWASP
4 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (5.56%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) Prototyping
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
1 10 (55.56%) Python
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Scala
4 1 (5.56%) ES6
4 1 (5.56%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) CISSP
2 2 (11.11%) CSSLP