Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 60 124
Rank change year-on-year -14 +64 -27
Contract jobs citing Open Source 140 199 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.57% 3.28% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.87% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 159 123
North West median daily rate £550 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
90th Percentile £688 £588 £600
England median daily rate £503 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.79% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +11.76%

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 4,478 5,136 6,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.36% 84.54% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,906 3,322 4,184
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 146 271
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £23.30 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% -30.46% +76.32%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.38 £12.61
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +9 81 £552 +29.12% 51
Lancashire -12 24 £575 +53.33% 1
Cheshire -11 22 £530 +30.06% 11
Merseyside -2 13 £400 -12.81% 8
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 84 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (50.71%) Java
3 55 (39.29%) SFIA
4 49 (35.00%) TDD
5 44 (31.43%) Linux
5 44 (31.43%) Node.js
6 43 (30.71%) Test Automation
7 42 (30.00%) BDD
8 41 (29.29%) Git (software)
8 41 (29.29%) MySQL
9 40 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 38 (27.14%) NoSQL
11 35 (25.00%) Cucumber
11 35 (25.00%) SQL
11 35 (25.00%) Python
11 35 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 35 (25.00%) JIRA
12 34 (24.29%) Scrum
12 34 (24.29%) Mentoring
12 34 (24.29%) Coaching
13 33 (23.57%) MongoDB
14 32 (22.86%) Microservices
14 32 (22.86%) PostgreSQL
15 31 (22.14%) Management Information System
16 29 (20.71%) Jenkins
17 28 (20.00%) REST
17 28 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (18.57%) Confluence
19 25 (17.86%) Big Data
19 25 (17.86%) Slack

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 26 (18.57%) Confluence
2 15 (10.71%) Apache Spark
3 9 (6.43%) Apache
4 6 (4.29%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (3.57%) nginx
5 5 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.86%) CMS
6 4 (2.86%) SAS
7 2 (1.43%) Drupal
7 2 (1.43%) JBoss
7 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.71%) Mongoose
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (2.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.86%) Slack
2 16 (11.43%) PaaS
3 15 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (7.86%) SaaS
5 8 (5.71%) IaaS
5 8 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.86%) Office 365
8 2 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.71%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.71%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) Firewall
2 13 (9.29%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (6.43%) Intranet
4 8 (5.71%) FTP
5 3 (2.14%) HTTP
5 3 (2.14%) Skype
5 3 (2.14%) SNMP
5 3 (2.14%) SSL
5 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.43%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (29.29%) MySQL
2 38 (27.14%) NoSQL
3 33 (23.57%) MongoDB
4 32 (22.86%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (17.86%) Big Data
6 17 (12.14%) Hadoop
7 10 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (3.57%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.86%) Apache Hive
9 4 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.86%) Data Lake
9 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.86%) HBase
9 4 (2.86%) Pentaho
10 3 (2.14%) MariaDB
10 3 (2.14%) Redis
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 41 (29.29%) Git (software)
2 35 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 35 (25.00%) JIRA
3 29 (20.71%) Jenkins
4 13 (9.29%) JUnit
5 11 (7.86%) TeamCity
6 10 (7.14%) Jasmine
7 6 (4.29%) ERwin
8 3 (2.14%) Liquibase
8 3 (2.14%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.14%) Subversion
9 2 (1.43%) gulp
9 2 (1.43%) Maven
9 2 (1.43%) Mocha
9 2 (1.43%) Selenium
10 1 (0.71%) Ant
10 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.71%) jMock
10 1 (0.71%) TestNG
10 1 (0.71%) WATIR
General
1 24 (17.14%) Finance
2 14 (10.00%) Electronics
2 14 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 14 (10.00%) Marketing
2 14 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.86%) Retail
4 3 (2.14%) Banking
4 3 (2.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (27.14%) Developer
2 27 (19.29%) Java Developer
3 24 (17.14%) Architect
4 18 (12.86%) Java Software Developer
4 18 (12.86%) Software Developer
5 17 (12.14%) Software Engineer
6 13 (9.29%) Technical Architect
7 12 (8.57%) Analyst
7 12 (8.57%) Java Engineer
8 11 (7.86%) Data Architect
9 10 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) Consultant
10 9 (6.43%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (6.43%) Scala Developer
10 9 (6.43%) Security Analyst
10 9 (6.43%) Security Operations Analyst
10 9 (6.43%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (6.43%) Senior Operations Analyst
10 9 (6.43%) Senior Security Analyst
11 8 (5.71%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (31.43%) Node.js
2 28 (20.00%) REST
3 11 (7.86%) JSON
3 11 (7.86%) Web Services
4 10 (7.14%) HTML
5 9 (6.43%) Akka
5 9 (6.43%) CSS
5 9 (6.43%) React
5 9 (6.43%) RESTful
6 8 (5.71%) J2EE
7 6 (4.29%) SOAP
8 5 (3.57%) Apache Camel
8 5 (3.57%) Apache CXF
8 5 (3.57%) Spring Boot
9 4 (2.86%) Spring
10 3 (2.14%) Middleware
11 2 (1.43%) Ember.js
11 2 (1.43%) HTML5
11 2 (1.43%) Redux
11 2 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (22.14%) Management Information System
2 28 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.29%) Mobile App
4 11 (7.86%) Social Media
5 10 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (6.43%) CESG
7 7 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (4.29%) Cyberattack
9 5 (3.57%) iPad
10 3 (2.14%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.43%) User Experience
12 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.71%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.71%) PKI
12 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.43%) Linux
2 24 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (7.14%) Unix
4 6 (4.29%) Windows
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (39.29%) SFIA
3 49 (35.00%) TDD
4 43 (30.71%) Test Automation
5 42 (30.00%) BDD
6 35 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 34 (24.29%) Coaching
7 34 (24.29%) Mentoring
7 34 (24.29%) Scrum
8 32 (22.86%) Microservices
9 23 (16.43%) DevOps
9 23 (16.43%) User Stories
10 20 (14.29%) SDLC
11 18 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (12.86%) Risk Management
12 17 (12.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (12.14%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (11.43%) Kanban
14 15 (10.71%) Project Management
14 15 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (50.71%) Java
2 40 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 35 (25.00%) Python
3 35 (25.00%) SQL
4 19 (13.57%) Shell Script
5 12 (8.57%) Ruby
6 9 (6.43%) COBOL
7 8 (5.71%) Clojure
8 7 (5.00%) PHP
9 5 (3.57%) C#
9 5 (3.57%) C++
9 5 (3.57%) Groovy
9 5 (3.57%) VB
10 4 (2.86%) VBA
11 3 (2.14%) C
11 3 (2.14%) R
11 3 (2.14%) Scala
12 2 (1.43%) ES6
13 1 (0.71%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (10.71%) CISSP
2 9 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (5.00%) CCDP
4 7 (5.00%) CCNP
4 7 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 7 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.00%) CISM
4 7 (5.00%) GCED
4 7 (5.00%) GCFA
4 7 (5.00%) GCIA
4 7 (5.00%) GCIH
4 7 (5.00%) GIAC
4 7 (5.00%) GREM
4 7 (5.00%) GSEC
5 6 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.86%) Degree
7 3 (2.14%) CCIE
7 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) CESG Infosec
1 9 (6.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 9 (6.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.29%) QA
3 5 (3.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.43%) GCP
System Software
1 16 (11.43%) Docker
2 6 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.43%) XenApp
4 2 (1.43%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) Ansible
2 10 (7.14%) Puppet
3 9 (6.43%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (5.00%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.14%) Cacti
6 3 (2.14%) Nagios
7 2 (1.43%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.43%) SCCM
8 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.00%) SAP
3 10 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.00%) Cisco
4 7 (5.00%) Oracle
5 5 (3.57%) Citrix
5 5 (3.57%) Google
6 4 (2.86%) CA
6 4 (2.86%) Informatica
6 4 (2.86%) Tableau
7 3 (2.14%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.14%) Splunk
8 2 (1.43%) Apple
8 2 (1.43%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.43%) Pega
8 2 (1.43%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.43%) VMware
9 1 (0.71%) Symantec
9 1 (0.71%) WSO2