Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 38 57
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 4 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.87% 4.17% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 4.94% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 3
Merseyside median daily rate £213 £465 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.30% -15.45% -
10th Percentile £206 £413 £425
90th Percentile £314 £600 £625
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50

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 406 547 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 88.26% 84.54% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 347 336
Merseyside median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £551 £600 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 3
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.11 £13.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.89% -28.19% -44.84%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.00 £10.56
90th Percentile £16.28 £22.63 £26.76
North West median hourly rate £21.64 £34.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -36.35% +4.62% +30.00%

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
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 June 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 +1 4 £213 -52.78% 3
Open Source
North West

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Groovy
3 1 (25.00%) nginx
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry

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 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (25.00%) nginx
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
1 1 (25.00%) React
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Groovy
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet