Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 43 31
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 4 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.85% 4.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.97% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 25
Merseyside median daily rate - £213 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -55.26% -13.64%
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £453
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.97% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £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 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 344 412 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 85.36% 88.03% 85.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 265 350
Merseyside median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +4.58%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 17
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.00 £13.11 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.04% -2.89% -66.25%
10th Percentile £12.80 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £19.00 £15.95 £21.40
North West median hourly rate £25.59 £23.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.73% -34.03% +10.77%

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