Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 April 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 77 108
Rank change year-on-year -16 +31 -13
Contract jobs citing Open Source 135 134 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.34% 2.44% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.92% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 102 104
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £320 £300
90th Percentile £638 £600 £625
England median daily rate £503 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +0.50% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% +16.13% -13.89%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,915 4,585 6,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.15% 83.52% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 2,873 3,947
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £235 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 186 241
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +7.69% +44.44%
10th Percentile £11.52 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £54.64 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +11.52%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in the North West

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in the North West

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the North West over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in the North West

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in the North West

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
Manchester +8 78 £475 +5.56% 52
Lancashire +3 27 £575 +61.97%
Cheshire -14 23 £500 +33.33% 8
Merseyside -2 6 £269 -44.87% 2
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 85 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (42.96%) Java
3 57 (42.22%) SFIA
4 42 (31.11%) Node.js
5 41 (30.37%) JavaScript
5 41 (30.37%) Management Information System
6 37 (27.41%) Test Automation
7 34 (25.19%) Software Engineering
8 32 (23.70%) Linux
9 31 (22.96%) DevOps
10 30 (22.22%) SQL
10 30 (22.22%) TDD
10 30 (22.22%) Data Management
11 29 (21.48%) Python
11 29 (21.48%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (20.74%) PaaS
13 27 (20.00%) MongoDB
13 27 (20.00%) Finance
14 26 (19.26%) Scrum
14 26 (19.26%) Project Management
14 26 (19.26%) CISSP
14 26 (19.26%) Jenkins
15 25 (18.52%) NoSQL
15 25 (18.52%) Git (software)
15 25 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
16 24 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (17.78%) Microsoft
16 24 (17.78%) BDD
16 24 (17.78%) SaaS
16 24 (17.78%) Microservices

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 16 (11.85%) Confluence
2 9 (6.67%) Apache
2 9 (6.67%) Apache Spark
3 8 (5.93%) SAS
4 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (2.96%) nginx
5 4 (2.96%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.96%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.22%) CMS
7 2 (1.48%) JBoss
7 2 (1.48%) Mongoose
7 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.48%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.74%) Tornado
8 1 (0.74%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.74%) PaaS
2 24 (17.78%) SaaS
3 15 (11.11%) Slack
4 13 (9.63%) IaaS
5 11 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.48%) GitHub
8 2 (1.48%) Office 365
9 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.74%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.74%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.56%) Firewall
2 13 (9.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (6.67%) Intranet
4 8 (5.93%) FTP
5 7 (5.19%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.96%) HTTP
7 3 (2.22%) BGP
7 3 (2.22%) DHCP
7 3 (2.22%) DNS
7 3 (2.22%) IP Telephony
7 3 (2.22%) Network Security
7 3 (2.22%) OSPF
7 3 (2.22%) Skype
7 3 (2.22%) SSL
7 3 (2.22%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (2.22%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.22%) VPN
7 3 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 25 (18.52%) NoSQL
2 25 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (15.56%) MySQL
4 18 (13.33%) Big Data
5 12 (8.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (7.41%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.44%) Relational Database
8 5 (3.70%) Apache Hive
8 5 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.70%) HBase
8 5 (3.70%) Pentaho
9 4 (2.96%) Data Lake
9 4 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (2.22%) DB2
11 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.48%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (19.26%) Jenkins
2 25 (18.52%) Git (software)
3 18 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 17 (12.59%) JUnit
5 16 (11.85%) JIRA
6 13 (9.63%) Jasmine
7 5 (3.70%) ERwin
7 5 (3.70%) Selenium
8 3 (2.22%) Subversion
9 2 (1.48%) GitLab
9 2 (1.48%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.48%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.74%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.74%) JMeter
10 1 (0.74%) jMock
10 1 (0.74%) Maven
10 1 (0.74%) TestNG
10 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (20.00%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.93%) Electronics
3 8 (5.93%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.93%) Marketing
4 3 (2.22%) Banking
4 3 (2.22%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Law
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (17.04%) Software Engineer
2 22 (16.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (15.56%) Architect
4 19 (14.07%) Developer
5 13 (9.63%) Analyst
6 12 (8.89%) Java Engineer
7 11 (8.15%) Java Software Engineer
7 11 (8.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (8.15%) Technical Architect
8 9 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) Security Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) Senior Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (5.93%) Senior Software Engineer
10 7 (5.19%) Data Architect
10 7 (5.19%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (31.11%) Node.js
2 16 (11.85%) HTML
2 16 (11.85%) REST
3 13 (9.63%) CSS
3 13 (9.63%) Web Services
4 10 (7.41%) HTML5
4 10 (7.41%) JSON
5 8 (5.93%) React
6 7 (5.19%) Apache Camel
6 7 (5.19%) Apache CXF
6 7 (5.19%) CSS3
6 7 (5.19%) RESTful
7 5 (3.70%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.70%) J2EE
7 5 (3.70%) SOAP
8 4 (2.96%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.96%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 3 (2.22%) Spring
9 3 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (30.37%) Management Information System
2 29 (21.48%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (6.67%) CESG
4 9 (6.67%) Social Media
5 8 (5.93%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.44%) Cyberattack
6 6 (4.44%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.96%) iPad
8 3 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.48%) User Experience
10 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.74%) CMDB
10 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.74%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.70%) Linux
2 20 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (8.15%) Unix
4 9 (6.67%) Windows
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.74%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (42.22%) SFIA
3 37 (27.41%) Test Automation
4 34 (25.19%) Software Engineering
5 31 (22.96%) DevOps
6 30 (22.22%) Data Management
6 30 (22.22%) TDD
7 26 (19.26%) Project Management
7 26 (19.26%) Scrum
8 24 (17.78%) BDD
8 24 (17.78%) Coaching
8 24 (17.78%) Microservices
8 24 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (17.04%) Decision-Making
9 23 (17.04%) ITIL
9 23 (17.04%) Problem Management
10 22 (16.30%) Mentoring
10 22 (16.30%) PRINCE2
11 19 (14.07%) Network Design
11 19 (14.07%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (42.96%) Java
2 41 (30.37%) JavaScript
3 30 (22.22%) SQL
4 29 (21.48%) Python
5 14 (10.37%) Ruby
6 10 (7.41%) Shell Script
7 9 (6.67%) COBOL
8 7 (5.19%) Scala
9 6 (4.44%) Groovy
10 5 (3.70%) C#
10 5 (3.70%) C++
10 5 (3.70%) VB
10 5 (3.70%) VBA
11 4 (2.96%) PHP
12 3 (2.22%) Go
12 3 (2.22%) R
13 2 (1.48%) Clojure
13 2 (1.48%) Java 8
14 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (19.26%) CISSP
2 19 (14.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 18 (13.33%) CCDP
3 18 (13.33%) CCNP
3 18 (13.33%) Chartered Engineer
3 18 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (13.33%) CISM
4 13 (9.63%) Degree
5 11 (8.15%) CCIE
5 11 (8.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (5.19%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (5.19%) GCED
6 7 (5.19%) GCFA
6 7 (5.19%) GCIA
6 7 (5.19%) GCIH
6 7 (5.19%) GIAC
6 7 (5.19%) GREM
6 7 (5.19%) GSEC
7 5 (3.70%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) CESG Infosec
1 9 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 9 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.93%) QA
3 7 (5.19%) GCP
4 5 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (5.19%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (5.19%) XenApp
2 7 (5.19%) XenDesktop
3 6 (4.44%) Docker
4 4 (2.96%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.48%) FreeRADIUS
5 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (8.89%) Kubernetes
2 11 (8.15%) Ansible
3 10 (7.41%) Puppet
4 9 (6.67%) IBM BigFix
5 6 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.48%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.74%) Consul
7 1 (0.74%) Packer
7 1 (0.74%) SCCM
7 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.33%) Cisco
3 14 (10.37%) Red Hat
4 10 (7.41%) Oracle
5 9 (6.67%) Google
6 8 (5.93%) Informatica
6 8 (5.93%) SAP
7 7 (5.19%) Citrix
7 7 (5.19%) Ivanti
8 5 (3.70%) CA
8 5 (3.70%) Tableau
9 4 (2.96%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.48%) Apple
10 2 (1.48%) SnapLogic
10 2 (1.48%) Symantec
10 2 (1.48%) VMware
11 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.74%) webMethods
11 1 (0.74%) WSO2