The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 March 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 / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 76 79
Rank change year-on-year +20 +3  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 34 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.58% 1.45% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.19% 1.74% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 15
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £322 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1067 1496 1285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.89% 83.67% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 907 688
Median daily rate £385 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.60% +8.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Manchester

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Manchester

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in Manchester

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Salford +6 11 £450 +5.88%
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

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

1 39 (57.35%) Java
2 32 (47.06%) Python
3 28 (41.18%) Linux
4 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (30.88%) TDD
5 21 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (27.94%) BDD
6 19 (27.94%) JavaScript
7 18 (26.47%) Hadoop
8 17 (25.00%) Unix
8 17 (25.00%) Windows
9 16 (23.53%) TCP/IP
9 16 (23.53%) Big Data
9 16 (23.53%) DevOps
10 15 (22.06%) Finance
10 15 (22.06%) Apache Spark
11 14 (20.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (20.59%) Firewall
11 14 (20.59%) Scrum
11 14 (20.59%) Google
11 14 (20.59%) IBM
11 14 (20.59%) SQL
11 14 (20.59%) Puppet
12 13 (19.12%) Cucumber
12 13 (19.12%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (19.12%) JIRA
12 13 (19.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (17.65%) Patch Management
13 12 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (17.65%) QRadar

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 15 (22.06%) Apache Spark
2 7 (10.29%) Apache
2 7 (10.29%) GeoServer
3 6 (8.82%) nginx
3 6 (8.82%) OpenStack
4 5 (7.35%) Jetty
5 4 (5.88%) Confluence
5 4 (5.88%) IIS
5 4 (5.88%) Mongrel
5 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 3 (4.41%) CloudStack
7 2 (2.94%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.88%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (20.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (16.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.88%) Google App Engine
5 4 (5.88%) Slack
6 3 (4.41%) PaaS
7 2 (2.94%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (2.94%) IaaS
8 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.47%) GitHub
8 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 14 (20.59%) Firewall
3 12 (17.65%) LAN
3 12 (17.65%) VoIP
3 12 (17.65%) VPN
3 12 (17.65%) WAN
4 5 (7.35%) DHCP
4 5 (7.35%) DNS
4 5 (7.35%) HTTP
4 5 (7.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (5.88%) FTP
5 4 (5.88%) IPsec
5 4 (5.88%) SSL
5 4 (5.88%) Wireless
6 2 (2.94%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.47%) LDAP
7 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.47%) Hadoop
2 16 (23.53%) Big Data
3 11 (16.18%) Redis
4 9 (13.24%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (11.76%) MySQL
6 7 (10.29%) MongoDB
6 7 (10.29%) NoSQL
7 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
8 4 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (4.41%) Apache Hive
9 3 (4.41%) Impala
10 2 (2.94%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (2.94%) HDInsight
10 2 (2.94%) Spark SQL
11 1 (1.47%) Pentaho
11 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (1.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Cucumber
1 13 (19.12%) JIRA
2 10 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.76%) Maven
4 7 (10.29%) Gradle
4 7 (10.29%) JBehave
5 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.35%) JUnit
6 4 (5.88%) Travis CI
7 3 (4.41%) Jasmine
7 3 (4.41%) Selenium
8 2 (2.94%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.47%) jMock
9 1 (1.47%) Mocha
9 1 (1.47%) Mockito
9 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Electronics
2 12 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 12 (17.65%) Marketing
2 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Developer
2 10 (14.71%) Data Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Hadoop Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Architect
4 6 (8.82%) Big Data Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Security Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Security Specialist
6 4 (5.88%) Digital Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Platform Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Security Specialist
7 3 (4.41%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Big Data Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Data Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.65%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (16.18%) AngularJS
3 10 (14.71%) .NET
4 9 (13.24%) RESTful
5 8 (11.76%) Web Services
6 7 (10.29%) Leaflet
6 7 (10.29%) Node.js
6 7 (10.29%) OpenLayers
6 7 (10.29%) PostGIS
7 5 (7.35%) J2EE
7 5 (7.35%) REST
8 4 (5.88%) HTML
8 4 (5.88%) Servlets
9 2 (2.94%) CSS
9 2 (2.94%) Django
9 2 (2.94%) jQuery
9 2 (2.94%) Kafka
9 2 (2.94%) Spark Streaming
10 1 (1.47%) Spring MVC
10 1 (1.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Cyber Attack
1 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Linux
2 17 (25.00%) Unix
2 17 (25.00%) Windows
3 8 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.88%) Android
5 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.41%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.41%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.94%) CentOS
7 1 (1.47%) Debian
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.88%) TDD
3 19 (27.94%) BDD
4 16 (23.53%) DevOps
5 14 (20.59%) Scrum
6 13 (19.12%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (19.12%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
7 12 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (17.65%) Patch Management
7 12 (17.65%) Programme Management
7 12 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (16.18%) SIEM
9 10 (14.71%) Case Management
10 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
11 8 (11.76%) Security Operations
12 7 (10.29%) Data Migration
12 7 (10.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (57.35%) Java
2 32 (47.06%) Python
3 19 (27.94%) JavaScript
4 14 (20.59%) SQL
5 10 (14.71%) C
6 6 (8.82%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.88%) Ruby
8 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.41%) C#
8 3 (4.41%) Scala
9 2 (2.94%) C++
9 2 (2.94%) F#
9 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.94%) R
10 1 (1.47%) Clojure
10 1 (1.47%) PHP
10 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.47%) VB
10 1 (1.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) CISSP
1 10 (14.71%) Degree
1 10 (14.71%) SANS
1 10 (14.71%) SSCP
2 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Xen
2 5 (7.35%) vSphere
3 4 (5.88%) Docker
3 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.41%) XenServer
5 2 (2.94%) HDFS
6 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.47%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (20.59%) Puppet
2 12 (17.65%) QRadar
3 10 (14.71%) Kibana
3 10 (14.71%) logstash
4 8 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (7.35%) Ansible
6 4 (5.88%) RSA enVision
7 3 (4.41%) Cobbler
8 2 (2.94%) Salt
9 1 (1.47%) FreeIPA
9 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Google
1 14 (20.59%) IBM
2 12 (17.65%) Apple
2 12 (17.65%) LogRhythm
2 12 (17.65%) SAP
2 12 (17.65%) Splunk
3 7 (10.29%) ESRI
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.35%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.35%) VMware
6 2 (2.94%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.94%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.94%) HP
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