Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 78 62
Rank change year-on-year -25 -16 +53
Contract jobs citing Open Source 129 136 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.14% 2.39% 3.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 2.90% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 127 160
North West median daily rate £645 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.27% +29.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £313
90th Percentile £700 £742 £572
England median daily rate £525 £503 £480
% change year-on-year +4.48% +4.69% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +9.09%

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 4,991 4,696 5,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.91% 82.62% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,156 3,025 3,568
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 207 169
North West median hourly rate £22.22 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% +27.27% -25.98%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.55 £53.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -7 90 £700 +27.27% 51
Cheshire -4 18 £419 -27.49% 8
Lancashire -29 15 £600 -1.64% 5
Merseyside -16 4 £356 -11.00% 4
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 69 (53.49%) Java
2 65 (50.39%) Linux
3 63 (48.84%) DevOps
4 62 (48.06%) Puppet
5 56 (43.41%) Jenkins
6 52 (40.31%) Python
7 51 (39.53%) Ansible
8 44 (34.11%) Terraform
8 44 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (30.23%) Shell Script
10 38 (29.46%) Travis CI
10 38 (29.46%) Opscode Chef
11 37 (28.68%) nginx
12 34 (26.36%) Amazon AWS
13 31 (24.03%) Virtual Machines
14 30 (23.26%) Docker
14 30 (23.26%) PaaS
15 29 (22.48%) Configuration Management
15 29 (22.48%) gulp
15 29 (22.48%) npm
16 28 (21.71%) Groovy
17 27 (20.93%) Maven
17 27 (20.93%) IBM UrbanCode
17 27 (20.93%) CircleCI
17 27 (20.93%) Cloud Foundry
17 27 (20.93%) Gradle
18 25 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (18.60%) Security Cleared
20 21 (16.28%) Unix
20 21 (16.28%) AWS CloudFormation

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 37 (28.68%) nginx
2 27 (20.93%) Cloud Foundry
3 15 (11.63%) Apache
4 14 (10.85%) Confluence
5 11 (8.53%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (7.75%) IIS
6 10 (7.75%) Jetty
6 10 (7.75%) Mongrel
6 10 (7.75%) Tomcat
6 10 (7.75%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.10%) Apache Spark
7 4 (3.10%) SAS
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.78%) CMS
9 1 (0.78%) JBoss
9 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.78%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.78%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 34 (26.36%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (23.26%) PaaS
3 29 (22.48%) npm
4 21 (16.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (8.53%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (8.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (7.75%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (7.75%) Google App Engine
8 7 (5.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (3.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (3.10%) AWS CloudTrail
10 4 (3.10%) GitHub
10 4 (3.10%) Slack
11 3 (2.33%) IaaS
11 3 (2.33%) SaaS
12 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.78%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.78%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.78%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.73%) TCP/IP
2 13 (10.08%) DNS
3 11 (8.53%) DHCP
3 11 (8.53%) FTP
3 11 (8.53%) HTTP
3 11 (8.53%) IPsec
3 11 (8.53%) SSL
4 9 (6.98%) Firewall
5 7 (5.43%) VPN
6 6 (4.65%) LAN
6 6 (4.65%) VoIP
6 6 (4.65%) WAN
7 4 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.33%) SMS
9 1 (0.78%) ICMP
9 1 (0.78%) Internet
9 1 (0.78%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.18%) Big Data
2 13 (10.08%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (8.53%) Pentaho
4 10 (7.75%) MySQL
4 10 (7.75%) Relational Database
5 9 (6.98%) Hadoop
5 9 (6.98%) SQL Server
6 8 (6.20%) MongoDB
7 7 (5.43%) Apache Hive
7 7 (5.43%) NoSQL
8 6 (4.65%) Data Mining
9 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (3.88%) HBase
10 4 (3.10%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (2.33%) Blockchain
11 3 (2.33%) Data Lake
12 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.55%) QGIS
12 2 (1.55%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 56 (43.41%) Jenkins
2 38 (29.46%) Travis CI
3 29 (22.48%) gulp
4 27 (20.93%) CircleCI
4 27 (20.93%) Gradle
4 27 (20.93%) IBM UrbanCode
4 27 (20.93%) Maven
5 20 (15.50%) Git (software)
6 17 (13.18%) JIRA
7 13 (10.08%) GitLab
8 12 (9.30%) Artifactory
9 10 (7.75%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
11 4 (3.10%) JUnit
11 4 (3.10%) Selenium
12 3 (2.33%) webpack
13 2 (1.55%) ERwin
13 2 (1.55%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.55%) Karma Test Runner
13 2 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (4.65%) Retail
2 5 (3.88%) Finance
3 2 (1.55%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (39.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (13.95%) Developer
3 12 (9.30%) Architect
4 8 (6.20%) Analyst
5 7 (5.43%) Django Developer
5 7 (5.43%) Python Developer
5 7 (5.43%) Python/Django Developer
5 7 (5.43%) Technical Architect
6 6 (4.65%) Java Developer
7 5 (3.88%) Data Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.10%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.33%) Big Data Engineer
9 3 (2.33%) Consultant
9 3 (2.33%) Hadoop Engineer
9 3 (2.33%) Programme Manager
9 3 (2.33%) SIEM Analyst
9 3 (2.33%) Splunk Analyst
9 3 (2.33%) Support Engineer
10 2 (1.55%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.95%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (10.08%) .NET
3 12 (9.30%) J2EE
4 11 (8.53%) HTML
5 10 (7.75%) Servlets
6 8 (6.20%) Django
7 6 (4.65%) CSS
7 6 (4.65%) Node.js
7 6 (4.65%) Web Services
8 5 (3.88%) Kafka
8 5 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (3.88%) REST
8 5 (3.88%) RESTful
9 4 (3.10%) React
9 4 (3.10%) Spring
9 4 (3.10%) Spring Boot
9 4 (3.10%) XML
10 3 (2.33%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.33%) Redux
10 3 (2.33%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.53%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.43%) Cyberattack
3 5 (3.88%) User Experience
4 2 (1.55%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.55%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.78%) Animation
5 1 (0.78%) CMDB
5 1 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.78%) Social Media
5 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (50.39%) Linux
2 21 (16.28%) Unix
3 11 (8.53%) CentOS
3 11 (8.53%) Windows
4 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (48.84%) DevOps
2 44 (34.11%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (22.48%) Configuration Management
4 25 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (15.50%) Software Engineering
6 19 (14.73%) Test Automation
7 15 (11.63%) Scrum
7 15 (11.63%) TDD
8 13 (10.08%) Coaching
9 12 (9.30%) BDD
9 12 (9.30%) SIEM
10 11 (8.53%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (7.75%) Continuous Deployment
11 10 (7.75%) Unit Testing
11 10 (7.75%) Waterfall
12 9 (6.98%) Analytics
12 9 (6.98%) Data Modelling
12 9 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (6.98%) SFIA
13 8 (6.20%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (53.49%) Java
2 52 (40.31%) Python
3 39 (30.23%) Shell Script
4 28 (21.71%) Groovy
5 15 (11.63%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.63%) SQL
6 9 (6.98%) Ruby
7 5 (3.88%) Scala
8 4 (3.10%) PHP
9 3 (2.33%) ES6
9 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.55%) C#
10 2 (1.55%) Java 8
11 1 (0.78%) C
11 1 (0.78%) Perl
11 1 (0.78%) R
11 1 (0.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (3.88%) Degree
4 2 (1.55%) CISSP
4 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) SANS
4 2 (1.55%) SSCP
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (24.03%) Virtual Machines
2 30 (23.26%) Docker
3 11 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (7.75%) Xen
5 3 (2.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) HDFS
6 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 62 (48.06%) Puppet
2 51 (39.53%) Ansible
3 44 (34.11%) Terraform
4 38 (29.46%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.65%) QRadar
6 5 (3.88%) Kibana
7 4 (3.10%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.33%) logstash
9 2 (1.55%) Grafana
9 2 (1.55%) Graylog
10 1 (0.78%) Consul
10 1 (0.78%) Oozie
10 1 (0.78%) Packer
10 1 (0.78%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.85%) Red Hat
3 12 (9.30%) Oracle
3 12 (9.30%) VMware
4 11 (8.53%) Google
5 10 (7.75%) AlienVault
5 10 (7.75%) Black Duck
6 9 (6.98%) Splunk
7 6 (4.65%) Apple
7 6 (4.65%) IBM
7 6 (4.65%) McAfee
8 5 (3.88%) Cloudera
9 3 (2.33%) Hortonworks
9 3 (2.33%) Tableau
10 2 (1.55%) CA
10 2 (1.55%) Informatica
10 2 (1.55%) MapR
10 2 (1.55%) Teradata
11 1 (0.78%) OpenText
11 1 (0.78%) WSO2