Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 45 86
Rank change year-on-year -25 +41 -18
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 59 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.58% 4.07% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 4.74% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 51 20
Cheshire median daily rate £528 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.88% - -16.67%
10th Percentile £353 £275 £325
90th Percentile £723 £650 £1,000
North West median daily rate £550 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25% -5.88%
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 1112 1245 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.55% 85.98% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 893 1159
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £279
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.80% +8.93% -4.19%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

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 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 November 2017. 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
Warrington -11 7 £650 +61.99%
Crewe - 2 £450 -
Knutsford - 1 £525 -
Macclesfield - 1 £500 - 1
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) Python
3 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (19.05%) OWASP
4 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (19.05%) Puppet
4 4 (19.05%) Static Code Analysis
4 4 (19.05%) Office 365
4 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) SFIA
4 4 (19.05%) Dynamic Code Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (14.29%) Domain Models
5 3 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management

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 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) FTP
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (4.76%) tcpdump
1 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Architect
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
1 5 (23.81%) Technical Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Applications Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Security Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Security Monitoring Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Node.js
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Avro
2 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) Kafka
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 3 (14.29%) Social Media
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) CESG
4 1 (4.76%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Dynamic Code Analysis
3 4 (19.05%) OWASP
3 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
3 4 (19.05%) SFIA
3 4 (19.05%) Static Code Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (14.29%) Business Transformation
4 3 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (14.29%) Domain Models
4 3 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
1 6 (28.57%) Python
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) Scala
5 1 (4.76%) COBOL
5 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) CCDP
2 1 (4.76%) CCIE
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) GCED
2 1 (4.76%) GCFA
2 1 (4.76%) GCIA
2 1 (4.76%) GCIH
2 1 (4.76%) GIAC
2 1 (4.76%) GREM
2 1 (4.76%) GSEC
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) CESG Infosec
1 1 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Docker
3 1 (4.76%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) Ansible
3 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.76%) Grafana
4 1 (4.76%) Graphite
4 1 (4.76%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (19.05%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Pega
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) SaltStack