Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 59 71
Rank change year-on-year -21 +12 -4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 15 28 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.15% 2.40% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 2.83% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 45
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £395 £325 £325
90th Percentile £438 £654 £641
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50

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 1,113 989 1,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.22% 84.67% 84.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 688 1,081
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £262 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 41
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.27 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.78% +50.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.91 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.13 £52.50 £49.75
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -31.76% +4.62% +30.00%

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 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 20 June 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 - 9 £400 -
Knutsford -7 4 £400 -
Warrington -11 2 £418 -30.42% 2
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (60.00%) HTML
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (33.33%) HTML5
3 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (26.67%) Node.js
4 4 (26.67%) GitHub
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Python
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Django
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Mongoose
6 2 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (13.33%) Fraud Detection
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 2 (13.33%) GitLab
6 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
6 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot

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 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Mongoose
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) BrowserStack
2 1 (6.67%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) GitLab
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
2 2 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) TestNG
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Django Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Python Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Python/Django Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (13.33%) Node.js Developer
3 2 (13.33%) PHP Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) HTML5
3 4 (26.67%) Django
3 4 (26.67%) Node.js
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (13.33%) Apache Camel
5 2 (13.33%) Apache CXF
5 2 (13.33%) CSS3
5 2 (13.33%) FreeMarker
5 2 (13.33%) LESS
5 2 (13.33%) Nunjucks
5 2 (13.33%) Sass
5 2 (13.33%) Spring Boot
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) RESTful
6 1 (6.67%) Spring Security
6 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (13.33%) Due Diligence
5 2 (13.33%) Fraud Detection
5 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (13.33%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Java 8
4 2 (13.33%) PHP
4 2 (13.33%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Clojure
5 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) CSSLP