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 3 months to 26 June 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.

Open Source
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 49 68
Rank change year-on-year -28 +19  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 66 137 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.24% 3.65% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 4.44% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 103 72
Median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £31.22 £42.50
% change year-on-year +52.13% -26.53%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2385 3083 2903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.90% 82.19% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1941 1709
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -13.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 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
Manchester -22 22 £519 +3.75% 20
Cheshire +6 20 £500 +5.26% 6
Merseyside +12 18 £450 -18.18% 1
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 77 (57.46%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (45.52%) Linux
3 59 (44.03%) Java
4 42 (31.34%) Jenkins
5 39 (29.10%) JavaScript
6 35 (26.12%) MySQL
7 33 (24.63%) Scrum
8 32 (23.88%) DevOps
9 31 (23.13%) HTML
9 31 (23.13%) TDD
10 30 (22.39%) RESTful
11 29 (21.64%) MongoDB
12 28 (20.90%) Coaching
12 28 (20.90%) Git (software)
12 28 (20.90%) CSS
13 27 (20.15%) Microservices
13 27 (20.15%) Continuous Delivery
14 26 (19.40%) SQL
15 25 (18.66%) Oracle
15 25 (18.66%) Python
15 25 (18.66%) BDD
16 24 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (17.91%) Kanban
16 24 (17.91%) Spring
17 23 (17.16%) Big Data
18 22 (16.42%) Spring Boot
18 22 (16.42%) Unix
19 21 (15.67%) Puppet
20 20 (14.93%) Configuration Management
21 19 (14.18%) Windows

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 12 (8.96%) Apache
2 9 (6.72%) Apache Spark
3 6 (4.48%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.73%) nginx
4 5 (3.73%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.99%) IIS
5 4 (2.99%) Jetty
5 4 (2.99%) Mongrel
6 3 (2.24%) JBoss
6 3 (2.24%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.49%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.49%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.49%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.75%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.75%) Drupal
8 1 (0.75%) Mule
8 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.91%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.45%) PaaS
3 11 (8.21%) SaaS
4 10 (7.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (3.73%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (2.99%) Google App Engine
8 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.24%) IaaS
9 2 (1.49%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.49%) Trello
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.96%) Firewall
3 11 (8.21%) LAN
3 11 (8.21%) VoIP
3 11 (8.21%) VPN
3 11 (8.21%) WAN
4 5 (3.73%) DNS
4 5 (3.73%) HTTP
4 5 (3.73%) SSL
5 4 (2.99%) DHCP
5 4 (2.99%) FTP
5 4 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (2.99%) IPsec
6 3 (2.24%) tcpdump
6 3 (2.24%) Wireless
6 3 (2.24%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.49%) Internet
7 2 (1.49%) LDAP
8 1 (0.75%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.12%) MySQL
2 29 (21.64%) MongoDB
3 23 (17.16%) Big Data
4 17 (12.69%) Hadoop
4 17 (12.69%) NoSQL
5 16 (11.94%) Oracle Database
6 10 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (7.46%) Redis
7 6 (4.48%) SQL Server
8 4 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.99%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (1.49%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.49%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.49%) Impala
10 2 (1.49%) Spark SQL
11 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.75%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 42 (31.34%) Jenkins
2 28 (20.90%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.97%) JUnit
4 7 (5.22%) JIRA
5 6 (4.48%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (3.73%) Mocha
7 4 (2.99%) ERwin
7 4 (2.99%) gulp
7 4 (2.99%) Jasmine
7 4 (2.99%) Selenium
7 4 (2.99%) SonarQube
7 4 (2.99%) Travis CI
7 4 (2.99%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.24%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.49%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.49%) jMock
9 2 (1.49%) Mockito
10 1 (0.75%) Ant
10 1 (0.75%) Hudson
10 1 (0.75%) Maven
General
1 18 (13.43%) Finance
2 8 (5.97%) Electronics
2 8 (5.97%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.97%) Marketing
2 8 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.49%) Banking
3 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) Advertising
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (29.85%) Developer
2 22 (16.42%) Analyst
3 14 (10.45%) Java Developer
4 13 (9.70%) Java Engineer
5 12 (8.96%) Business Analyst
6 11 (8.21%) Architect
6 11 (8.21%) Senior Developer
7 10 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (7.46%) Senior Java Engineer
8 9 (6.72%) Agile Coach
9 8 (5.97%) Data Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Security Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Agile Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (2.99%) Digital Transformation
12 4 (2.99%) Senior Agile Developer
12 4 (2.99%) Senior Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.13%) HTML
2 30 (22.39%) RESTful
3 28 (20.90%) CSS
4 24 (17.91%) Spring
5 22 (16.42%) Spring Boot
6 19 (14.18%) React
7 15 (11.19%) Elastic Stack
7 15 (11.19%) Ember.js
7 15 (11.19%) Web Services
8 14 (10.45%) .NET
8 14 (10.45%) J2EE
9 11 (8.21%) Node.js
10 7 (5.22%) Kafka
11 5 (3.73%) REST
12 4 (2.99%) Apache Camel
12 4 (2.99%) Apache CXF
12 4 (2.99%) Redux
12 4 (2.99%) Servlets
13 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
13 3 (2.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (5.22%) Cyber Attack
2 7 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.48%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.73%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.24%) User Experience
6 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.49%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 61 (45.52%) Linux
2 22 (16.42%) Unix
3 19 (14.18%) Windows
4 9 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.24%) Android
6 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (57.46%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (24.63%) Scrum
3 32 (23.88%) DevOps
4 31 (23.13%) TDD
5 28 (20.90%) Coaching
6 27 (20.15%) Continuous Delivery
6 27 (20.15%) Microservices
7 25 (18.66%) BDD
8 24 (17.91%) Kanban
9 20 (14.93%) Configuration Management
10 18 (13.43%) Test Automation
11 15 (11.19%) Case Management
11 15 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (8.96%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (8.96%) OO
12 12 (8.96%) Vulnerability Management
13 11 (8.21%) OOA/OOD
13 11 (8.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (44.03%) Java
2 39 (29.10%) JavaScript
3 26 (19.40%) SQL
4 25 (18.66%) Python
5 7 (5.22%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.73%) C
7 4 (2.99%) ECMAScript
7 4 (2.99%) ES6
8 3 (2.24%) C#
8 3 (2.24%) C++
9 2 (1.49%) Go
9 2 (1.49%) PHP
9 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.49%) Ruby
9 2 (1.49%) Scala
10 1 (0.75%) Clojure
10 1 (0.75%) Jython
10 1 (0.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.46%) CISSP
3 10 (7.46%) SANS
3 10 (7.46%) SSCP
4 5 (3.73%) Degree
5 4 (2.99%) OCPJP
6 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.75%) GCP
System Software
1 10 (7.46%) Docker
2 9 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.73%) HDFS
4 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.99%) Xen
5 2 (1.49%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (15.67%) Puppet
2 14 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (8.96%) QRadar
4 10 (7.46%) Kibana
4 10 (7.46%) logstash
5 7 (5.22%) Ansible
6 4 (2.99%) Graphite
7 3 (2.24%) Grafana
7 3 (2.24%) RSA enVision
7 3 (2.24%) Terraform
8 2 (1.49%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.49%) Mesos
8 2 (1.49%) Salt
8 2 (1.49%) SCOM
9 1 (0.75%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.75%) Graylog
9 1 (0.75%) Nagios
9 1 (0.75%) SCCM
9 1 (0.75%) SCSM
9 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (18.66%) Oracle
2 15 (11.19%) IBM
3 14 (10.45%) VMware
4 12 (8.96%) Apple
4 12 (8.96%) LogRhythm
4 12 (8.96%) Splunk
5 11 (8.21%) Google
6 8 (5.97%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.97%) SAP
7 7 (5.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.48%) Pega
8 6 (4.48%) Talend
9 2 (1.49%) CA
9 2 (1.49%) HP
9 2 (1.49%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.75%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.75%) BMC
10 1 (0.75%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.75%) WSO2
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