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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 44
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.30% 4.31% 3.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.93% 5.15% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 24
Median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £354 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £644 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  

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 535 776 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.99% 83.71% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 565 491
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 30
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +1 11 £650 +30.00% 2
Macclesfield - 5 £500 -
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Linux
3 8 (27.59%) SaaS
3 8 (27.59%) PaaS
4 7 (24.14%) Big Data
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 7 (24.14%) DevOps
4 7 (24.14%) Contract Management
5 6 (20.69%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (17.24%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (17.24%) JIRA
6 5 (17.24%) Data Integration
6 5 (17.24%) Analytics
6 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
6 5 (17.24%) OpenShift
6 5 (17.24%) Puppet
6 5 (17.24%) Talend
6 5 (17.24%) Java
6 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.24%) ETL
6 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
6 5 (17.24%) Finance
6 5 (17.24%) Docker
7 4 (13.79%) Coaching
7 4 (13.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (13.79%) Web Services
7 4 (13.79%) Kafka
7 4 (13.79%) Business Transformation
7 4 (13.79%) NoSQL

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 (6.90%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) PaaS
1 8 (27.59%) SaaS
2 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (17.24%) OpenShift
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (6.90%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (3.45%) Office 365
6 1 (3.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) tcpdump
1 2 (6.90%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) LDAP
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Big Data
2 4 (13.79%) Hadoop
2 4 (13.79%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (6.90%) Apache Hive
4 2 (6.90%) Data Lake
4 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (6.90%) MySQL
4 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (6.90%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
1 5 (17.24%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Coach
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Talend Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Big Data Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Data Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Digital Agile Coach
4 2 (6.90%) Digital Transformation
4 2 (6.90%) Lead Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Kafka
1 4 (13.79%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Avro
2 2 (6.90%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (6.90%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.45%) Social Media
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) Contract Management
2 7 (24.14%) DevOps
3 5 (17.24%) Analytics
3 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.24%) Data Integration
3 5 (17.24%) ETL
3 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) Business Transformation
4 4 (13.79%) Coaching
4 4 (13.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.90%) BDD
6 2 (6.90%) Data Security
6 2 (6.90%) Information Management
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Scrum
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) Jython
5 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) HDFS
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (17.24%) Puppet
3 2 (6.90%) Grafana
3 2 (6.90%) Graphite
4 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.45%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Talend
2 2 (6.90%) Pega
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Apple
3 1 (3.45%) CA
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) SaltStack
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter
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