Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 69 68
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +24
Contract jobs citing Open Source 73 74 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.33% 2.60% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 3.15% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 51 75
Manchester median daily rate £663 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.19% +16.67% -5.26%
10th Percentile £394 £369 £313
90th Percentile £700 £750 £550
North West median daily rate £600 £525 £450
% change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% +12.50%
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 2,568 2,350 3,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.07% 82.69% 84.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,630 1,476 1,929
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 80 66
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +23.81% -15.27%
10th Percentile £11.95 £11.75 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.30 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £22.37 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.45% +42.86% -29.32%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Salford - 3 £613 - 3
Stockport -1 2 £500 +14.29% 1
Altrincham - 1 - - 2
Bolton - 1 £330 -
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 37 (50.68%) Puppet
2 34 (46.58%) Java
2 34 (46.58%) Python
2 34 (46.58%) DevOps
3 30 (41.10%) Linux
4 29 (39.73%) Jenkins
4 29 (39.73%) Ansible
5 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (34.25%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (32.88%) Docker
8 23 (31.51%) Terraform
9 22 (30.14%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (30.14%) PaaS
9 22 (30.14%) Shell Script
10 20 (27.40%) Groovy
10 20 (27.40%) gulp
11 19 (26.03%) nginx
11 19 (26.03%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (24.66%) npm
13 17 (23.29%) IBM UrbanCode
13 17 (23.29%) CircleCI
13 17 (23.29%) Travis CI
13 17 (23.29%) Cloud Foundry
13 17 (23.29%) Gradle
13 17 (23.29%) Maven
14 15 (20.55%) Configuration Management
15 14 (19.18%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (19.18%) Git (software)
16 13 (17.81%) Big Data
16 13 (17.81%) Software Engineering

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 19 (26.03%) nginx
2 17 (23.29%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (9.59%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (6.85%) SAS
5 4 (5.48%) Confluence
6 3 (4.11%) Apache
7 2 (2.74%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.37%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.14%) PaaS
2 19 (26.03%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (24.66%) npm
4 11 (15.07%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (8.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (6.85%) IaaS
6 5 (6.85%) SaaS
7 4 (5.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (5.48%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (2.74%) GitHub
9 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (2.74%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Firewall
1 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.11%) DNS
2 3 (4.11%) SMS
3 2 (2.74%) HTTP
3 2 (2.74%) Internet
3 2 (2.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (17.81%) Big Data
3 10 (13.70%) MongoDB
3 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
4 8 (10.96%) Hadoop
4 8 (10.96%) MySQL
5 6 (8.22%) Apache Hive
5 6 (8.22%) Pentaho
6 5 (6.85%) Data Mining
6 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (6.85%) HBase
6 5 (6.85%) Relational Database
7 4 (5.48%) DB2
7 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
8 3 (4.11%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (4.11%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.74%) QGIS
9 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (39.73%) Jenkins
2 20 (27.40%) gulp
3 17 (23.29%) CircleCI
3 17 (23.29%) Gradle
3 17 (23.29%) IBM UrbanCode
3 17 (23.29%) Maven
3 17 (23.29%) Travis CI
4 14 (19.18%) Git (software)
5 9 (12.33%) GitLab
5 9 (12.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (8.22%) Artifactory
6 6 (8.22%) JIRA
7 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.11%) ERwin
7 3 (4.11%) Mercurial
7 3 (4.11%) Selenium
7 3 (4.11%) Subversion
7 3 (4.11%) webpack
8 2 (2.74%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Publishing
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (16.44%) Developer
3 8 (10.96%) Architect
4 6 (8.22%) Consultant
4 6 (8.22%) Django Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Python Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Python/Django Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Technical Architect
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (6.85%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Java Consultant
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Java Consultant
7 2 (2.74%) AWS DevOps
7 2 (2.74%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Data Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Senior DevOps
7 2 (2.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) CSS
1 8 (10.96%) HTML
2 7 (9.59%) Django
3 6 (8.22%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (6.85%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (6.85%) RESTful
5 4 (5.48%) .NET
5 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.48%) Node.js
5 4 (5.48%) React
6 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.11%) Kafka
6 3 (4.11%) Redux
6 3 (4.11%) Sensu
6 3 (4.11%) SOAP
6 3 (4.11%) Spring Boot
7 2 (2.74%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (2.74%) LESS
7 2 (2.74%) PostGIS
7 2 (2.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Animation
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.37%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) Unix
3 8 (10.96%) CentOS
4 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.74%) Windows
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (46.58%) DevOps
2 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.55%) Configuration Management
4 13 (17.81%) Software Engineering
5 11 (15.07%) BDD
5 11 (15.07%) Coaching
5 11 (15.07%) TDD
6 10 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (12.33%) Analytics
7 9 (12.33%) Change Management
7 9 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (12.33%) Data Modelling
7 9 (12.33%) Scrum
7 9 (12.33%) SFIA
8 8 (10.96%) Data Management
8 8 (10.96%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.96%) Visualisation
9 7 (9.59%) Data Analytics
9 7 (9.59%) Mentoring
9 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) Java
1 34 (46.58%) Python
2 22 (30.14%) Shell Script
3 20 (27.40%) Groovy
4 12 (16.44%) SQL
5 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.85%) Ruby
6 5 (6.85%) Scala
7 4 (5.48%) PHP
8 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.74%) C#
8 2 (2.74%) ES6
9 1 (1.37%) Go
9 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) CCDP
3 3 (4.11%) CCNP
3 3 (4.11%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.11%) CISM
3 3 (4.11%) CISSP
3 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 24 (32.88%) Docker
2 22 (30.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 37 (50.68%) Puppet
2 29 (39.73%) Ansible
3 25 (34.25%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (31.51%) Terraform
5 9 (12.33%) Kubernetes
6 4 (5.48%) Kibana
7 2 (2.74%) Consul
7 2 (2.74%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.74%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.74%) logstash
7 2 (2.74%) Packer
8 1 (1.37%) Grafana
8 1 (1.37%) Graylog
8 1 (1.37%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Oracle
2 11 (15.07%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.59%) Black Duck
3 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.85%) Cloudera
4 5 (6.85%) Informatica
5 4 (5.48%) AlienVault
6 3 (4.11%) CA
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco
6 3 (4.11%) Tableau
7 2 (2.74%) Google
7 2 (2.74%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.74%) MapR
7 2 (2.74%) Teradata
8 1 (1.37%) Apiary
8 1 (1.37%) PagerDuty
8 1 (1.37%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) VMware