Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 43 43
Rank change year-on-year +12 0 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 17 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.48% 1.99% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 2.54% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 5
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +28.57% -
10th Percentile £317 £375 £319
90th Percentile £488 £571 £425
North West median daily rate £550 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25% -5.88%
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 412 473 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 84.43% 78.57% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 293 318
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £250 £166
90th Percentile £538 £510 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £22.42 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.02% +28.13% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £11.20
90th Percentile £20.18 £30.76 £97.58
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +9 14 £375 -16.67% 3
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (58.82%) MySQL
3 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
3 10 (58.82%) React
4 9 (52.94%) Java
5 8 (47.06%) RESTful
5 8 (47.06%) NoSQL
6 7 (41.18%) Node.js
6 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
6 7 (41.18%) Python
6 7 (41.18%) HTML
7 6 (35.29%) CSS
7 6 (35.29%) Linux
7 6 (35.29%) Scrum
8 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
8 5 (29.41%) SQL
8 5 (29.41%) J2EE
8 5 (29.41%) SOA
8 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
9 4 (23.53%) Big Data
9 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (23.53%) iPad
9 4 (23.53%) Puppet
9 4 (23.53%) Kubernetes
9 4 (23.53%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (23.53%) Ansible
9 4 (23.53%) Docker

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 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (23.53%) nginx
2 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) PaaS
3 3 (17.65%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) MySQL
2 8 (47.06%) NoSQL
3 4 (23.53%) Big Data
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
4 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
4 3 (17.65%) Redis
5 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) ERwin
2 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) gulp
2 3 (17.65%) Liquibase
2 3 (17.65%) Mocha
2 3 (17.65%) SonarQube
3 1 (5.88%) jMock
3 1 (5.88%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Mockito
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) DBA
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared DBA
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) React
2 8 (47.06%) RESTful
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) Node.js
4 6 (35.29%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) J2EE
6 4 (23.53%) Spring
6 4 (23.53%) Web Services
7 3 (17.65%) Ember.js
7 3 (17.65%) Jest
7 3 (17.65%) Redux
7 3 (17.65%) Spring Boot
8 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (5.88%) SOAP
8 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (23.53%) iPad
3 3 (17.65%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Data Modelling
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) SOA
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (23.53%) Microservices
5 4 (23.53%) MVC
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) BDD
6 3 (17.65%) Coaching
6 3 (17.65%) Component Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Kanban
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (17.65%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (5.88%) Logistics
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Python
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) C#
5 4 (23.53%) C++
5 4 (23.53%) Groovy
5 4 (23.53%) Ruby
5 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
6 3 (17.65%) ECMAScript
6 3 (17.65%) ES6
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) OCPJP
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Docker
1 4 (23.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Ansible
1 4 (23.53%) Kubernetes
1 4 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (23.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle