Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 52 96
Rank change year-on-year -15 +44 -19
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 38 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.68% 2.93% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 3.43% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 13
Cheshire median daily rate £530 £413 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.48% -10.81% +20.13%
10th Percentile £416 £265 £326
90th Percentile £723 £670 £1,000
North West median daily rate £550 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +29.41% -2.86% +6.06%
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 1,041 1,107 1,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.08% 85.29% 82.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 804 1,132
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 56
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.25 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.17% +10.64% -5.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.30 £30.52
% change year-on-year -6.86% -23.66% +64.97%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
Warrington -11 8 £650 +61.49% 1
Crewe - 2 £450 - 1
Knutsford - 2 £525 - 2
Chester +4 1 £500 +21.21% 1
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 8 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Security Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 6 (28.57%) SFIA
5 5 (23.81%) Dynamic Code Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Static Code Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (23.81%) OWASP
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (19.05%) Node.js
6 4 (19.05%) JSON
6 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) CISSP
6 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
7 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (14.29%) Office 365
7 3 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
7 3 (14.29%) Ansible
7 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (14.29%) Malware Reverse Engineering
7 3 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (14.29%) Domain Models
7 3 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 3 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework

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 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Mongoose
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) PaaS
3 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
1 3 (14.29%) FTP
1 3 (14.29%) Intranet
1 3 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) GitLab
3 1 (4.76%) jMock
3 1 (4.76%) Mockito
3 1 (4.76%) SonarQube
3 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Applications Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Security Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Lead Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Malware Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (9.52%) SIEM Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) JSON
1 4 (19.05%) Node.js
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) RESTful
3 1 (4.76%) Apache CXF
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) CSS3
3 1 (4.76%) FreeMarker
3 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.76%) HTML5
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) JAX-WS
3 1 (4.76%) LESS
3 1 (4.76%) Sass
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
3 1 (4.76%) Spring Boot
3 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) CESG
2 3 (14.29%) Cyberattack
2 3 (14.29%) Social Media
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.52%) Smartphone
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Penetration Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Security Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 6 (28.57%) SFIA
4 5 (23.81%) Dynamic Code Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) OWASP
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (23.81%) Static Code Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 3 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security
6 3 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) Security Management
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) COBOL
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
3 3 (14.29%) Scala
4 1 (4.76%) Clojure
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CISSP
2 3 (14.29%) GCED
2 3 (14.29%) GCFA
2 3 (14.29%) GCIA
2 3 (14.29%) GCIH
2 3 (14.29%) GIAC
2 3 (14.29%) GREM
2 3 (14.29%) GSEC
3 1 (4.76%) CCDP
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCNP
3 1 (4.76%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CISM
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) CESG Infosec
1 3 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Ansible
1 3 (14.29%) IBM BigFix
1 3 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco