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 25 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 46 71
Rank change year-on-year -20 +25  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 22 59 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.61% 3.34% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 4.04% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 42 21
Median daily rate £519 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £700
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 £31.22 £42.50
% change year-on-year +52.13% -26.53%  

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 1095 1459 1158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.16% 82.57% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 878 687
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 33
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -4.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Stockport -3 6 £425 +4.61% 1
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 29 (53.70%) Java
2 25 (46.30%) Linux
3 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (33.33%) DevOps
5 17 (31.48%) Windows
6 16 (29.63%) Python
7 15 (27.78%) Unix
7 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
8 14 (25.93%) Big Data
9 13 (24.07%) Puppet
9 13 (24.07%) IBM
9 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
9 13 (24.07%) Case Management
10 12 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (22.22%) Firewall
10 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
10 12 (22.22%) Hadoop
10 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
11 11 (20.37%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (20.37%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (20.37%) LogRhythm
11 11 (20.37%) Splunk
11 11 (20.37%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (20.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 11 (20.37%) VPN
11 11 (20.37%) LAN
11 11 (20.37%) VoIP
11 11 (20.37%) WAN
11 11 (20.37%) Apple
11 11 (20.37%) SQL

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 10 (18.52%) Apache
2 9 (16.67%) Apache Spark
3 5 (9.26%) nginx
4 4 (7.41%) IIS
4 4 (7.41%) Jetty
4 4 (7.41%) Mongrel
4 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
4 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.56%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.70%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (3.70%) Apache Solr
6 2 (3.70%) JBoss
7 1 (1.85%) Anypoint
7 1 (1.85%) Mule
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (18.52%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (7.41%) Google App Engine
4 4 (7.41%) PaaS
5 3 (5.56%) IaaS
6 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.85%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.85%) GitHub
6 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
2 12 (22.22%) Firewall
3 11 (20.37%) LAN
3 11 (20.37%) VoIP
3 11 (20.37%) VPN
3 11 (20.37%) WAN
4 4 (7.41%) DHCP
4 4 (7.41%) DNS
4 4 (7.41%) FTP
4 4 (7.41%) HTTP
4 4 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (7.41%) IPsec
4 4 (7.41%) SSL
5 3 (5.56%) Wireless
6 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.85%) LDAP
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) Big Data
2 12 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 9 (16.67%) Redis
4 7 (12.96%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (11.11%) MySQL
6 5 (9.26%) NoSQL
6 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
7 4 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
8 2 (3.70%) Apache Hive
8 2 (3.70%) Impala
8 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.85%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.96%) JUnit
3 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.41%) Jasmine
4 4 (7.41%) Travis CI
5 3 (5.56%) Selenium
5 3 (5.56%) Vagrant
6 2 (3.70%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.85%) JIRA
7 1 (1.85%) jMock
7 1 (1.85%) Maven
7 1 (1.85%) Mocha
7 1 (1.85%) Mockito
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Electronics
2 7 (12.96%) Manufacturing
2 7 (12.96%) Marketing
2 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Developer
2 7 (12.96%) Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Data Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Security Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Security Specialist
5 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Java Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) JavaScript Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Security Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (18.52%) .NET
3 8 (14.81%) RESTful
4 7 (12.96%) Web Services
5 5 (9.26%) J2EE
5 5 (9.26%) Node.js
6 4 (7.41%) Apache Camel
6 4 (7.41%) Apache CXF
6 4 (7.41%) REST
6 4 (7.41%) Servlets
7 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 3 (5.56%) HTML
7 3 (5.56%) Kafka
7 3 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.70%) Django
8 2 (3.70%) jQuery
8 2 (3.70%) JSON
8 2 (3.70%) MSMQ
9 1 (1.85%) Spring
9 1 (1.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Cyber Attack
1 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Linux
2 17 (31.48%) Windows
3 15 (27.78%) Unix
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.56%) Android
6 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.33%) DevOps
3 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
4 13 (24.07%) Case Management
5 11 (20.37%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (20.37%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (20.37%) Patch Management
5 11 (20.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (20.37%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (18.52%) SIEM
6 10 (18.52%) TDD
7 8 (14.81%) Configuration Management
7 8 (14.81%) Scrum
7 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
8 7 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (12.96%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (12.96%) Programme Management
8 7 (12.96%) Security Operations
9 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 29 (53.70%) Java
2 16 (29.63%) Python
3 11 (20.37%) SQL
4 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.41%) C
7 2 (3.70%) C#
7 2 (3.70%) C++
7 2 (3.70%) Go
7 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.70%) Scala
8 1 (1.85%) Clojure
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) CISSP
2 9 (16.67%) SANS
2 9 (16.67%) SSCP
3 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.26%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Docker
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.41%) Xen
3 3 (5.56%) HDFS
4 2 (3.70%) vSphere
5 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) Puppet
2 11 (20.37%) QRadar
3 9 (16.67%) Kibana
3 9 (16.67%) logstash
4 6 (11.11%) Ansible
5 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (5.56%) RSA enVision
6 3 (5.56%) Terraform
7 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
7 2 (3.70%) Mesos
7 2 (3.70%) Salt
8 1 (1.85%) Grafana
8 1 (1.85%) Graphite
8 1 (1.85%) Packer
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) IBM
2 11 (20.37%) Apple
2 11 (20.37%) LogRhythm
2 11 (20.37%) Splunk
3 10 (18.52%) Google
4 7 (12.96%) SAP
5 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 5 (9.26%) VMware
7 4 (7.41%) Pega
7 4 (7.41%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.70%) HP
8 2 (3.70%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.85%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.85%) WSO2