Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 89 72
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 +55
Contract jobs citing Open Source 128 135 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.25% 2.40% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.81% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 108 126
North West median daily rate £533 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.11% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £313
90th Percentile £700 £641 £600
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +1.12%

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 4,846 4,807 4,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.32% 85.46% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,098 3,067 3,001
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £270 £256 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £574
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 232 174
North West median hourly rate £25.34 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.34% -9.09% -8.79%
10th Percentile £13.86 £12.03 £12.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.18 £49.93
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% - +11.11%

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 +10 82 £575 +21.05% 38
Lancashire -23 23 £500 +14.29% 5
Cheshire -6 17 £363 -31.60% 12
Merseyside -17 2 £512 +28.06% 3
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 63 (49.22%) Linux
2 60 (46.88%) Java
3 58 (45.31%) Jenkins
4 55 (42.97%) DevOps
5 42 (32.81%) Security Cleared
6 41 (32.03%) Puppet
7 40 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (31.25%) Terraform
8 39 (30.47%) Amazon AWS
9 38 (29.69%) Unix
9 38 (29.69%) Elastic Stack
10 37 (28.91%) Ansible
10 37 (28.91%) TCP/IP
11 33 (25.78%) SC Cleared
12 30 (23.44%) Splunk
12 30 (23.44%) Python
12 30 (23.44%) Windows
13 28 (21.88%) Case Management
14 27 (21.09%) Network Monitoring
14 27 (21.09%) Vulnerability Management
14 27 (21.09%) AlienVault
14 27 (21.09%) gulp
14 27 (21.09%) Cyberattack
14 27 (21.09%) Cybersecurity
14 27 (21.09%) VPN
14 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
14 27 (21.09%) Firewall
15 26 (20.31%) Shell Script
15 26 (20.31%) LAN
15 26 (20.31%) VoIP

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 25 (19.53%) nginx
2 15 (11.72%) Cloud Foundry
3 12 (9.38%) Apache
3 12 (9.38%) Confluence
4 10 (7.81%) IIS
4 10 (7.81%) Jetty
4 10 (7.81%) Mongrel
4 10 (7.81%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.81%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (3.13%) SAS
6 2 (1.56%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.78%) JBoss
7 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.78%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 39 (30.47%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (16.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (13.28%) AWS CloudFormation
3 17 (13.28%) PaaS
4 15 (11.72%) npm
5 12 (9.38%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (7.81%) Google App Engine
6 10 (7.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (3.91%) Slack
8 2 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.56%) GitHub
8 2 (1.56%) IaaS
8 2 (1.56%) SaaS
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.78%) Route 53
9 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (28.91%) TCP/IP
2 27 (21.09%) Firewall
2 27 (21.09%) VPN
3 26 (20.31%) LAN
3 26 (20.31%) VoIP
3 26 (20.31%) WAN
4 13 (10.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (9.38%) DNS
6 11 (8.59%) DHCP
6 11 (8.59%) FTP
6 11 (8.59%) HTTP
6 11 (8.59%) IPsec
6 11 (8.59%) SSL
7 4 (3.13%) WebEx
8 2 (1.56%) Intranet
9 1 (0.78%) ICMP
9 1 (0.78%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.41%) MySQL
2 18 (14.06%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (11.72%) MongoDB
3 15 (11.72%) NoSQL
4 11 (8.59%) Pentaho
5 7 (5.47%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.34%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.34%) Big Data
9 3 (2.34%) HBase
10 2 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.56%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 58 (45.31%) Jenkins
2 27 (21.09%) gulp
3 26 (20.31%) Git (software)
3 26 (20.31%) Maven
3 26 (20.31%) Travis CI
4 21 (16.41%) Artifactory
5 20 (15.63%) GitLab
6 19 (14.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 15 (11.72%) CircleCI
7 15 (11.72%) Gradle
7 15 (11.72%) IBM UrbanCode
8 13 (10.16%) JIRA
9 12 (9.38%) SonarQube
10 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.34%) JUnit
10 3 (2.34%) Selenium
11 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.78%) ERwin
11 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (4.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.34%) Law
4 2 (1.56%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Games
4 2 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (29.69%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (18.75%) Developer
3 21 (16.41%) Analyst
4 14 (10.94%) Security Analyst
5 11 (8.59%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.03%) Architect
7 8 (6.25%) SIEM Analyst
7 8 (6.25%) Splunk Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Backend Developer
8 7 (5.47%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Security Specialist
9 6 (4.69%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Technical Security Specialist
11 4 (3.13%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.69%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (10.94%) .NET
2 14 (10.94%) RabbitMQ
3 13 (10.16%) Node.js
3 13 (10.16%) Spring
4 12 (9.38%) Apache CXF
4 12 (9.38%) Kafka
5 11 (8.59%) Dropwizard
5 11 (8.59%) Express
5 11 (8.59%) Hibernate
5 11 (8.59%) J2EE
5 11 (8.59%) JAX-RS
5 11 (8.59%) Mongoose
5 11 (8.59%) Sequelize
5 11 (8.59%) Spring Boot
6 10 (7.81%) Servlets
7 8 (6.25%) HTML
8 7 (5.47%) CSS
9 4 (3.13%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.09%) Cyberattack
2 15 (11.72%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.81%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.56%) NHS
6 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.56%) Tandem
7 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.78%) Fintech
7 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (49.22%) Linux
2 38 (29.69%) Unix
3 30 (23.44%) Windows
4 8 (6.25%) CentOS
5 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.78%) Solaris
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (42.97%) DevOps
2 40 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.88%) Case Management
4 27 (21.09%) Cybersecurity
4 27 (21.09%) Network Monitoring
4 27 (21.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 26 (20.31%) Patch Management
5 26 (20.31%) SIEM
5 26 (20.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 25 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 23 (17.97%) Software Engineering
9 16 (12.50%) Information Security
9 16 (12.50%) Microservices
9 16 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (12.50%) Scrum
10 15 (11.72%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (11.72%) Security Monitoring
10 15 (11.72%) Security Operations
11 13 (10.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (46.88%) Java
2 30 (23.44%) Python
3 26 (20.31%) Shell Script
4 20 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 18 (14.06%) SQL
6 15 (11.72%) Groovy
7 9 (7.03%) Ruby
8 5 (3.91%) PHP
9 3 (2.34%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.34%) C#
9 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.34%) R
10 2 (1.56%) Java 8
11 1 (0.78%) C
11 1 (0.78%) Jython
11 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (32.81%) Security Cleared
2 33 (25.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.69%) CISSP
3 6 (4.69%) SSCP
4 5 (3.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.91%) SANS
5 3 (2.34%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.56%) ISEB
6 2 (1.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.78%) Degree
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) COBIT
2 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.78%) PSD2
System Software
1 19 (14.84%) Docker
2 17 (13.28%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.81%) Xen
4 1 (0.78%) HDFS
4 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 41 (32.03%) Puppet
2 40 (31.25%) Terraform
3 37 (28.91%) Ansible
4 23 (17.97%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (13.28%) QRadar
6 3 (2.34%) Kibana
6 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.34%) logstash
7 1 (0.78%) Oozie
7 1 (0.78%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (23.44%) Splunk
2 27 (21.09%) AlienVault
2 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
3 25 (19.53%) Apple
4 18 (14.06%) IBM
5 17 (13.28%) McAfee
6 10 (7.81%) Google
6 10 (7.81%) VMware
7 9 (7.03%) Oracle
7 9 (7.03%) Red Hat
8 8 (6.25%) Black Duck
9 5 (3.91%) Cloudera
10 4 (3.13%) Cisco
11 2 (1.56%) Hortonworks
11 2 (1.56%) Tableau
11 2 (1.56%) Zend
12 1 (0.78%) MapR
12 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.78%) Talend
12 1 (0.78%) WSO2