Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 79 88
Rank change year-on-year +16 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing Open Source 80 86 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.72% 2.46% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.35% 2.93% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 64 48
Manchester median daily rate £550 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -5.26% +26.67%
10th Percentile £371 £304 £334
90th Percentile £750 £555 £700
North West median daily rate £550 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester 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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2387 2940 3052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.27% 83.95% 80.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1521 1873 1811
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Stockport +3 14 £450 +5.88% 1
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 49 (61.25%) Java
2 45 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (40.00%) Linux
3 32 (40.00%) TDD
4 30 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 29 (36.25%) Git (software)
6 27 (33.75%) BDD
7 25 (31.25%) Cucumber
7 25 (31.25%) JIRA
8 22 (27.50%) Python
9 20 (25.00%) SQL
9 20 (25.00%) MySQL
10 19 (23.75%) Scrum
10 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
10 19 (23.75%) NoSQL
10 19 (23.75%) Big Data
11 18 (22.50%) DevOps
11 18 (22.50%) Microservices
11 18 (22.50%) Node.js
11 18 (22.50%) REST
11 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
12 17 (21.25%) SAP
12 17 (21.25%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (21.25%) Programme Management
12 17 (21.25%) Marketing
12 17 (21.25%) PostgreSQL
12 17 (21.25%) Manufacturing
12 17 (21.25%) Electronics
12 17 (21.25%) Telecoms
12 17 (21.25%) Finance

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 14 (17.50%) Apache Spark
2 12 (15.00%) Confluence
3 10 (12.50%) Apache
4 2 (2.50%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.50%) CMS
4 2 (2.50%) Drupal
4 2 (2.50%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) Anypoint
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.25%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Slack
2 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.75%) PaaS
4 2 (2.50%) IaaS
4 2 (2.50%) Office 365
4 2 (2.50%) SaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Firewall
2 3 (3.75%) LDAP
2 3 (3.75%) Network Security
2 3 (3.75%) SNMP
3 2 (2.50%) LAN
3 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.50%) VoIP
3 2 (2.50%) VPN
3 2 (2.50%) WAN
4 1 (1.25%) Converged Networks
4 1 (1.25%) Skype
4 1 (1.25%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.00%) MySQL
2 19 (23.75%) Big Data
2 19 (23.75%) NoSQL
3 17 (21.25%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 15 (18.75%) Hadoop
6 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (3.75%) MariaDB
7 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
8 2 (2.50%) Redis
8 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (36.25%) Git (software)
2 25 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 25 (31.25%) JIRA
3 13 (16.25%) TeamCity
4 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.75%) JUnit
6 4 (5.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.25%) Ant
7 1 (1.25%) GitLab
7 1 (1.25%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.25%) Maven
General
1 17 (21.25%) Electronics
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
1 17 (21.25%) Manufacturing
1 17 (21.25%) Marketing
1 17 (21.25%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.25%) Law
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (42.50%) Developer
2 20 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 16 (20.00%) Architect
4 15 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 13 (16.25%) Java Software Developer
6 12 (15.00%) Scala Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Apache Spark Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Hadoop Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Java Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Java Scala Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Data Architect
8 6 (7.50%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) JavaScript Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Java Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Architect
9 5 (6.25%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.50%) Node.js
1 18 (22.50%) REST
2 13 (16.25%) Akka
3 8 (10.00%) Apache Camel
3 8 (10.00%) Apache CXF
4 6 (7.50%) Web Services
5 3 (3.75%) .NET
5 3 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (3.75%) JSON
5 3 (3.75%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (3.75%) SOAP
6 2 (2.50%) CSS
6 2 (2.50%) HTML
6 2 (2.50%) J2EE
6 2 (2.50%) jQuery
6 2 (2.50%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.50%) RESTful
6 2 (2.50%) Spring
7 1 (1.25%) Dojo
7 1 (1.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (7.50%) Social Media
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.75%) PKI
5 2 (2.50%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Linux
2 13 (16.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (8.75%) Unix
3 7 (8.75%) Windows
4 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.00%) TDD
3 30 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 27 (33.75%) BDD
5 19 (23.75%) Scrum
5 19 (23.75%) Software Engineering
6 18 (22.50%) DevOps
6 18 (22.50%) Microservices
7 17 (21.25%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (21.25%) Digital Marketing
7 17 (21.25%) Programme Management
8 16 (20.00%) Coaching
8 16 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (20.00%) SFIA
9 13 (16.25%) Mentoring
10 10 (12.50%) SDLC
11 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (10.00%) User Stories
12 7 (8.75%) Integration Testing
13 6 (7.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (61.25%) Java
2 22 (27.50%) Python
3 20 (25.00%) SQL
4 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
5 15 (18.75%) Shell Script
6 10 (12.50%) Clojure
7 4 (5.00%) PHP
8 3 (3.75%) C
9 2 (2.50%) C++
9 2 (2.50%) Go
9 2 (2.50%) R
9 2 (2.50%) Ruby
10 1 (1.25%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.25%) C#
10 1 (1.25%) Groovy
10 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.00%) CISSP
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.50%) CCDP
4 2 (2.50%) CCNP
4 2 (2.50%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.50%) CISM
4 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.50%) SANS
4 2 (2.50%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Docker
2 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Ansible
1 3 (3.75%) Cacti
1 3 (3.75%) Nagios
1 3 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.75%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.50%) Kibana
2 2 (2.50%) logstash
2 2 (2.50%) Mesos
2 2 (2.50%) QRadar
3 1 (1.25%) Grafana
3 1 (1.25%) Graphite
Vendors
1 17 (21.25%) SAP
2 6 (7.50%) Pega
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) Splunk
4 4 (5.00%) Apple
4 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.75%) Google
5 3 (3.75%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco
6 2 (2.50%) Citrix
6 2 (2.50%) IBM
6 2 (2.50%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.25%) WSO2