The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 28 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 38 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.88% 0.39% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £438 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -  
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 £29.97 £42.50
% change year-on-year +58.47% -29.47%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 218 206 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 78.42% 80.47% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 130 115
Median daily rate £425 £400 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -18.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Scrum
2 13 (76.47%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 13 (76.47%) MySQL
2 13 (76.47%) CSS
2 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 13 (76.47%) Jenkins
3 9 (52.94%) BDD
3 9 (52.94%) MongoDB
3 9 (52.94%) Microservices
3 9 (52.94%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (52.94%) Spring Boot
3 9 (52.94%) Oracle
3 9 (52.94%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) TDD
3 9 (52.94%) Spring
3 9 (52.94%) Kanban
3 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
3 9 (52.94%) RESTful
4 8 (47.06%) Coaching
4 8 (47.06%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (41.18%) React
6 6 (35.29%) API Design
6 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
6 6 (35.29%) Front End Development
6 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (29.41%) VMware

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (23.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) MySQL
2 9 (52.94%) MongoDB
3 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
5 2 (11.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Jenkins
2 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) ERwin
3 4 (23.53%) gulp
3 4 (23.53%) Mocha
3 4 (23.53%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Java Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Node.js Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Principal Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Process Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) CRM Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) CSS
1 13 (76.47%) HTML
2 9 (52.94%) RESTful
2 9 (52.94%) Spring
2 9 (52.94%) Spring Boot
3 7 (41.18%) React
4 4 (23.53%) J2EE
4 4 (23.53%) Node.js
4 4 (23.53%) Redux
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
5 3 (17.65%) Ember.js
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (11.76%) Smart Meter
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Scrum
3 9 (52.94%) BDD
3 9 (52.94%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (52.94%) Kanban
3 9 (52.94%) Microservices
3 9 (52.94%) TDD
4 8 (47.06%) Coaching
5 6 (35.29%) API Design
5 6 (35.29%) Front End Development
6 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
6 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (29.41%) DevOps
7 4 (23.53%) Component Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
7 4 (23.53%) Mentoring
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (23.53%) SOA
8 2 (11.76%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) ECMAScript
4 4 (23.53%) ES6
4 4 (23.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) OCPJP
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft