Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 83 58
Rank change year-on-year -21 -25 +53
Contract jobs citing Open Source 125 137 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.11% 2.42% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 2.95% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 124 185
North West median daily rate £600 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £370 £363 £325
90th Percentile £700 £723 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year -9.68% -11.93% -2.22%

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 4,941 4,650 6,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.21% 82.27% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,097 2,942 3,877
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £572
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 198 189
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +42.86% -29.34%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.75 £11.45
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.51 £51.60
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%

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 October 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 October 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 -14 73 £663 +26.19% 54
Cheshire -13 19 £400 -20.00% 10
Lancashire -17 19 £560 -8.20% 4
Merseyside -8 5 £213 -50.00% 4
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 58 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (45.60%) Java
3 50 (40.00%) Linux
4 46 (36.80%) Python
5 45 (36.00%) DevOps
6 44 (35.20%) Puppet
7 35 (28.00%) Ansible
7 35 (28.00%) Jenkins
8 29 (23.20%) Terraform
9 26 (20.80%) Groovy
9 26 (20.80%) Shell Script
10 25 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (19.20%) Docker
12 23 (18.40%) Virtual Machines
12 23 (18.40%) PaaS
13 22 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
13 22 (17.60%) Scrum
14 21 (16.80%) PostgreSQL
14 21 (16.80%) Test Automation
14 21 (16.80%) Git (software)
15 20 (16.00%) Software Engineering
15 20 (16.00%) SQL
15 20 (16.00%) gulp
16 19 (15.20%) Big Data
16 19 (15.20%) npm
16 19 (15.20%) JavaScript
16 19 (15.20%) nginx
17 18 (14.40%) TDD
18 17 (13.60%) Maven
18 17 (13.60%) BDD

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 19 (15.20%) nginx
2 17 (13.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (7.20%) Confluence
4 8 (6.40%) Apache
5 7 (5.60%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (5.60%) SAS
6 3 (2.40%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.60%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.80%) CMS
8 1 (0.80%) JBoss
8 1 (0.80%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.80%) Exstream
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.40%) PaaS
2 22 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (15.20%) npm
4 12 (9.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (7.20%) GitHub
6 7 (5.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (4.80%) IaaS
7 6 (4.80%) SaaS
8 5 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (4.00%) Slack
9 4 (3.20%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.80%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.80%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.40%) Firewall
2 5 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.20%) DNS
4 3 (2.40%) Internet
4 3 (2.40%) SMS
5 2 (1.60%) HTTP
5 2 (1.60%) SSL
6 1 (0.80%) ICMP
6 1 (0.80%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.80%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (15.20%) Big Data
3 14 (11.20%) MongoDB
4 12 (9.60%) Relational Database
5 11 (8.80%) Hadoop
6 10 (8.00%) MySQL
6 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
7 9 (7.20%) Apache Hive
8 8 (6.40%) Pentaho
9 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (5.60%) HBase
9 7 (5.60%) NoSQL
10 5 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (4.00%) Data Mining
10 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (3.20%) Data Lake
11 4 (3.20%) DB2
12 3 (2.40%) Blockchain
12 3 (2.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (28.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (16.80%) Git (software)
3 20 (16.00%) gulp
4 17 (13.60%) CircleCI
4 17 (13.60%) Gradle
4 17 (13.60%) IBM UrbanCode
4 17 (13.60%) Maven
4 17 (13.60%) Travis CI
5 13 (10.40%) GitLab
6 12 (9.60%) JIRA
6 12 (9.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (8.80%) Selenium
8 8 (6.40%) Artifactory
9 7 (5.60%) Cucumber
10 6 (4.80%) JUnit
10 6 (4.80%) SoapUI
11 5 (4.00%) ERwin
12 4 (3.20%) webpack
13 3 (2.40%) Jasmine
13 3 (2.40%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (9.60%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Publishing
5 2 (1.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.80%) Electronics
6 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.80%) Marketing
6 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (24.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (20.80%) Developer
3 14 (11.20%) Django Developer
3 14 (11.20%) Python Developer
3 14 (11.20%) Python/Django Developer
4 13 (10.40%) Architect
5 11 (8.80%) Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.60%) Consultant
7 7 (5.60%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Technical Test Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.20%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.80%) HTML
1 16 (12.80%) Web Services
2 15 (12.00%) Django
3 9 (7.20%) SOAP
4 8 (6.40%) CSS
5 7 (5.60%) Node.js
5 7 (5.60%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (5.60%) RESTful
6 6 (4.80%) .NET
6 6 (4.80%) Spring Boot
7 5 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (4.00%) Kafka
7 5 (4.00%) React
7 5 (4.00%) REST
8 4 (3.20%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.20%) Redux
9 3 (2.40%) Apache Camel
9 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.40%) LESS
9 3 (2.40%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.60%) User Experience
4 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.40%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.40%) Social Media
5 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.60%) Wiki
6 1 (0.80%) Animation
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.80%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.80%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.80%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 50 (40.00%) Linux
2 14 (11.20%) Unix
3 11 (8.80%) CentOS
4 6 (4.80%) Windows
4 6 (4.80%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (36.00%) DevOps
3 22 (17.60%) Scrum
4 21 (16.80%) Test Automation
5 20 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 18 (14.40%) TDD
7 17 (13.60%) BDD
7 17 (13.60%) Configuration Management
7 17 (13.60%) SFIA
8 16 (12.80%) Coaching
9 13 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (10.40%) Kanban
10 12 (9.60%) Analytics
10 12 (9.60%) Data Modelling
10 12 (9.60%) Visualisation
11 11 (8.80%) Data Management
11 11 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.00%) Change Management
12 10 (8.00%) Mentoring
12 10 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (45.60%) Java
2 46 (36.80%) Python
3 26 (20.80%) Groovy
3 26 (20.80%) Shell Script
4 20 (16.00%) SQL
5 19 (15.20%) JavaScript
6 13 (10.40%) Scala
7 6 (4.80%) Ruby
8 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.20%) PHP
9 3 (2.40%) ES6
9 3 (2.40%) Java 8
10 2 (1.60%) C#
11 1 (0.80%) C
11 1 (0.80%) Go
11 1 (0.80%) Perl
11 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.80%) VB
11 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.80%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.00%) Degree
4 5 (4.00%) CISSP
5 3 (2.40%) CCDP
5 3 (2.40%) CCNP
5 3 (2.40%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.40%) CISM
5 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.60%) CSSLP
7 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.80%) ISEB
7 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (19.20%) Docker
2 23 (18.40%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.20%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (35.20%) Puppet
2 35 (28.00%) Ansible
3 29 (23.20%) Terraform
4 25 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (8.00%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.20%) Kibana
7 2 (1.60%) Consul
7 2 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.60%) Grafana
7 2 (1.60%) Graylog
7 2 (1.60%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.60%) logstash
7 2 (1.60%) Packer
8 1 (0.80%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (12.80%) Oracle
2 15 (12.00%) Red Hat
3 10 (8.00%) Black Duck
4 9 (7.20%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.60%) Informatica
6 5 (4.00%) CA
6 5 (4.00%) Cloudera
6 5 (4.00%) Tableau
7 4 (3.20%) AlienVault
8 3 (2.40%) Cisco
9 2 (1.60%) Google
9 2 (1.60%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.60%) MapR
9 2 (1.60%) Teradata
9 2 (1.60%) VMware
10 1 (0.80%) Apiary
10 1 (0.80%) OpenText
10 1 (0.80%) PagerDuty
10 1 (0.80%) SAP
10 1 (0.80%) WSO2