Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 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 > Manchester
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 83 95
Rank change year-on-year +17 +12 -28
Contract jobs citing Open Source 80 71 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.84% 2.23% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 2.62% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 53 42
Manchester median daily rate £552 £425 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.88% -10.05% +29.81%
10th Percentile £363 £292 £329
90th Percentile £710 £584 £552
North West median daily rate £550 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +29.41% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 2,327 2,708 3,171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.49% 84.86% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,520 1,711 1,849
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £585 £550 £530
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 41 84
Manchester median hourly rate £18.03 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -7.89% +31.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.08 £12.28
90th Percentile £41.48 £40.00 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £24.43 £32.50
% change year-on-year -11.17% -24.83% +75.41%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 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
Stockport +3 8 £450 +7.46% 1
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 47 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (52.50%) Java
3 30 (37.50%) TDD
4 27 (33.75%) SFIA
5 26 (32.50%) BDD
6 25 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 25 (31.25%) Linux
7 24 (30.00%) Git (software)
8 23 (28.75%) JIRA
8 23 (28.75%) Cucumber
8 23 (28.75%) Python
9 20 (25.00%) Node.js
9 20 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (23.75%) MySQL
10 19 (23.75%) Management Information System
11 18 (22.50%) Finance
11 18 (22.50%) Software Engineering
12 17 (21.25%) Coaching
13 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
13 16 (20.00%) Big Data
14 15 (18.75%) REST
14 15 (18.75%) NoSQL
14 15 (18.75%) Marketing
14 15 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
14 15 (18.75%) Electronics
14 15 (18.75%) Telecoms
14 15 (18.75%) Manufacturing
14 15 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (18.75%) Scrum
14 15 (18.75%) Programme Management

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 13 (16.25%) Confluence
3 7 (8.75%) Apache
4 2 (2.50%) CMS
4 2 (2.50%) Drupal
5 1 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.25%) Slack
2 6 (7.50%) PaaS
2 6 (7.50%) SaaS
3 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (5.00%) IaaS
4 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) Firewall
2 10 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (7.50%) Intranet
4 5 (6.25%) FTP
5 3 (3.75%) SNMP
6 2 (2.50%) HTTP
6 2 (2.50%) SSL
6 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.25%) LDAP
7 1 (1.25%) Network Security
7 1 (1.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.75%) MySQL
2 16 (20.00%) Big Data
3 15 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 15 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (17.50%) MongoDB
5 12 (15.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.75%) MariaDB
6 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 23 (28.75%) Cucumber
2 23 (28.75%) JIRA
3 10 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.75%) JUnit
6 2 (2.50%) Maven
7 1 (1.25%) Ant
7 1 (1.25%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 15 (18.75%) Electronics
2 15 (18.75%) Manufacturing
2 15 (18.75%) Marketing
2 15 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Law
3 3 (3.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) Developer
2 19 (23.75%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.75%) Architect
4 14 (17.50%) Software Developer
5 13 (16.25%) Java Software Developer
6 10 (12.50%) Scala Developer
7 9 (11.25%) Technical Architect
8 8 (10.00%) Senior Architect
8 8 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 8 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
9 7 (8.75%) Analyst
9 7 (8.75%) Apache Spark Developer
9 7 (8.75%) Hadoop Developer
9 7 (8.75%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 7 (8.75%) Java Scala Developer
9 7 (8.75%) Software Engineer
10 6 (7.50%) Data Architect
10 6 (7.50%) Operations Analyst
10 6 (7.50%) Senior Security Analyst
10 6 (7.50%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) Node.js
2 15 (18.75%) REST
3 10 (12.50%) Akka
4 7 (8.75%) JSON
5 4 (5.00%) Apache Camel
5 4 (5.00%) Apache CXF
5 4 (5.00%) SOAP
5 4 (5.00%) Web Services
6 3 (3.75%) CSS
6 3 (3.75%) J2EE
7 2 (2.50%) HTML
7 2 (2.50%) Middleware
7 2 (2.50%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.25%) Dropwizard
8 1 (1.25%) jQuery
8 1 (1.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (23.75%) Management Information System
3 9 (11.25%) Social Media
4 6 (7.50%) CESG
5 5 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.75%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.25%) PKI
8 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Linux
2 11 (13.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.00%) Unix
4 3 (3.75%) Windows
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.50%) TDD
3 27 (33.75%) SFIA
4 26 (32.50%) BDD
5 25 (31.25%) Test Automation
6 18 (22.50%) Software Engineering
7 17 (21.25%) Coaching
8 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 15 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (18.75%) Microservices
9 15 (18.75%) Programme Management
9 15 (18.75%) Scrum
10 14 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (16.25%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (16.25%) Risk Management
12 11 (13.75%) Data Protection
12 11 (13.75%) DevOps
13 10 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
13 10 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 42 (52.50%) Java
2 23 (28.75%) Python
3 15 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.25%) SQL
5 11 (13.75%) Shell Script
6 8 (10.00%) Clojure
7 6 (7.50%) COBOL
8 5 (6.25%) PHP
9 3 (3.75%) C
10 2 (2.50%) R
10 2 (2.50%) Ruby
11 1 (1.25%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) CISSP
2 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (5.00%) CCDP
4 4 (5.00%) CCNP
4 4 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.00%) CISM
4 4 (5.00%) GCED
4 4 (5.00%) GCFA
4 4 (5.00%) GCIA
4 4 (5.00%) GCIH
4 4 (5.00%) GIAC
4 4 (5.00%) GREM
4 4 (5.00%) GSEC
4 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) Degree
6 2 (2.50%) CCIE
6 2 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) CESG Infosec
1 6 (7.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.50%) GCP
3 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.50%) XenApp
2 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (3.75%) Ansible
2 3 (3.75%) Cacti
2 3 (3.75%) Nagios
3 2 (2.50%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.50%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) SAP
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) Google
4 4 (5.00%) Cisco
4 4 (5.00%) Citrix
5 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.75%) Splunk
6 2 (2.50%) Apple
6 2 (2.50%) Ivanti
6 2 (2.50%) Pega
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle
7 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.25%) Symantec
7 1 (1.25%) VMware
7 1 (1.25%) WSO2