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 3 months to 29 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 > Merseyside
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 41 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 18 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.36% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.55% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 0
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -  
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 275 271 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 81.85% 82.12% 72.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 588 592
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £399 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.64% -16.10%  
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £525 £700
North West median daily rate £413 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -0.60% +7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.50 £18.80 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.19% -63.61%  
10th Percentile £11.75 £8.50 £50.83
90th Percentile £15.25 £18.80 £52.50
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Liverpool +6 8 £438 -20.45%
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (80.00%) HTML
2 20 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 19 (76.00%) MySQL
3 19 (76.00%) CSS
3 19 (76.00%) Linux
3 19 (76.00%) Scrum
3 19 (76.00%) Jenkins
4 16 (64.00%) Microservices
4 16 (64.00%) Spring
4 16 (64.00%) TDD
4 16 (64.00%) Java
5 15 (60.00%) Oracle
5 15 (60.00%) Kanban
5 15 (60.00%) React
5 15 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (60.00%) Spring Boot
5 15 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
5 15 (60.00%) Git (software)
5 15 (60.00%) RESTful
5 15 (60.00%) BDD
5 15 (60.00%) MongoDB
6 14 (56.00%) Coaching
7 11 (44.00%) Ember.js
7 11 (44.00%) Oracle Database
8 9 (36.00%) J2EE
9 5 (20.00%) SOA
9 5 (20.00%) MVC
10 4 (16.00%) OCPJP
10 4 (16.00%) ECMAScript

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (16.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (76.00%) MySQL
2 15 (60.00%) MongoDB
3 11 (44.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (76.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.00%) ERwin
3 4 (16.00%) gulp
3 4 (16.00%) Mocha
3 4 (16.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (4.00%) jMock
4 1 (4.00%) JUnit
4 1 (4.00%) Mockito
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Java Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Senior Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Java Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Agile Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Principal Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Process Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (80.00%) HTML
2 19 (76.00%) CSS
3 16 (64.00%) Spring
4 15 (60.00%) React
4 15 (60.00%) RESTful
4 15 (60.00%) Spring Boot
5 11 (44.00%) Ember.js
6 9 (36.00%) J2EE
7 4 (16.00%) Node.js
7 4 (16.00%) Redux
8 2 (8.00%) .NET
8 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.00%) Web Services
9 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
9 1 (4.00%) SOAP
9 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (76.00%) Scrum
3 16 (64.00%) Microservices
3 16 (64.00%) TDD
4 15 (60.00%) BDD
4 15 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 15 (60.00%) Kanban
5 14 (56.00%) Coaching
6 5 (20.00%) MVC
6 5 (20.00%) SOA
7 4 (16.00%) API Design
7 4 (16.00%) Component Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (16.00%) Front End Development
7 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.00%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (12.00%) DevOps
9 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (64.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) ECMAScript
3 4 (16.00%) ES6
3 4 (16.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) OCPJP
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft