Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 16 December 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 4 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.79% 3.00% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 3.57% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 20
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.13% -13.89% +28.57%
10th Percentile £206 £316 £375
90th Percentile £526 £461 £571
North West median daily rate £650 £550 £425
% change year-on-year +18.18% +29.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside 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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 409 392 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 80.99% 84.12% 79.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 242 290
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% -
10th Percentile £259 £251 £249
90th Percentile £580 £550 £513
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £22.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -42.02% -25.73%
10th Percentile £11.16 £10.63 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.61 £18.87 £30.76
North West median hourly rate £22.43 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -16.93% +12.50% -17.24%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Merseyside

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Merseyside

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Merseyside over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Merseyside

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Liverpool -8 4 £356 -8.13% 3
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) DNA
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Customer-Centricity
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Web Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Web Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Customer-Centricity
1 2 (50.00%) DNA
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory