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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
North West / Merseyside
Rank 29 37 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 10 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.10% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 0.73% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £600 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +11.51% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

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 274 273 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 84.83% 81.01% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 185 121
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.72% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £27.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +10 10 £600 +41.17% 2
Open Source
North West

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (72.22%) Jenkins
3 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 12 (66.67%) Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Scrum
5 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (55.56%) Java
5 10 (55.56%) Oracle
5 10 (55.56%) DevOps
6 8 (44.44%) RESTful
6 8 (44.44%) Microservices
6 8 (44.44%) TDD
7 7 (38.89%) MySQL
7 7 (38.89%) Spring
7 7 (38.89%) Kanban
7 7 (38.89%) CSS
7 7 (38.89%) HTML
7 7 (38.89%) SQL
7 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (38.89%) Spring Boot
7 7 (38.89%) API Design
7 7 (38.89%) Front End Development
7 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
7 7 (38.89%) BDD
7 7 (38.89%) MongoDB
7 7 (38.89%) NoSQL
8 6 (33.33%) Coaching
8 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 6 (33.33%) VMware
9 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared

Open Source
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) MongoDB
1 7 (38.89%) MySQL
1 7 (38.89%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Jenkins
2 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Principal Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Java Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) RESTful
2 7 (38.89%) CSS
2 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 7 (38.89%) Spring
2 7 (38.89%) Spring Boot
3 5 (27.78%) .NET
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
4 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 4 (22.22%) Node.js
5 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.11%) XML
7 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Scrum
3 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (55.56%) DevOps
4 8 (44.44%) Microservices
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
5 7 (38.89%) API Design
5 7 (38.89%) BDD
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (38.89%) Front End Development
5 7 (38.89%) Kanban
6 6 (33.33%) Coaching
6 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Line Management
9 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Siebel
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
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