Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 86 81
Rank change year-on-year -14 -5 +26
Contract jobs citing Open Source 133 132 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.15% 2.31% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.80% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 108 135
North West median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £363 £358 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £522 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.40% +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
North West median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year -17.65% +25.93% -25.00%

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 5,240 4,712 6,385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.63% 82.49% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,291 2,882 3,938
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £260
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 220 216
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.75 £12.58
90th Percentile £53.56 £53.00 £52.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 July 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 21 July 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 -6 78 £481 +6.94% 52
Lancashire +10 27 £600 -6.25% 5
Cheshire -19 16 £400 -20.00% 6
Merseyside +2 4 £213 -52.78% 5
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (37.59%) Java
3 41 (30.83%) SFIA
4 40 (30.08%) Linux
5 34 (25.56%) JavaScript
5 34 (25.56%) DevOps
6 32 (24.06%) SQL
6 32 (24.06%) Test Automation
7 31 (23.31%) Data Management
8 30 (22.56%) Python
9 29 (21.80%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (21.05%) Finance
10 28 (21.05%) Management Information System
11 27 (20.30%) Software Engineering
12 26 (19.55%) PaaS
12 26 (19.55%) Git (software)
13 25 (18.80%) TDD
13 25 (18.80%) MongoDB
14 23 (17.29%) BDD
14 23 (17.29%) Big Data
14 23 (17.29%) Scrum
15 22 (16.54%) ITIL
15 22 (16.54%) Problem Management
15 22 (16.54%) SaaS
15 22 (16.54%) Node.js
16 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
16 21 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (15.04%) PRINCE2
17 20 (15.04%) Web Services
17 20 (15.04%) Kanban

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 (9.02%) SAS
2 8 (6.02%) Apache
2 8 (6.02%) Confluence
3 7 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.51%) nginx
4 6 (4.51%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.01%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.01%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (3.01%) CMS
6 2 (1.50%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.75%) Mongoose
7 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.75%) Tornado
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.55%) PaaS
2 22 (16.54%) SaaS
3 15 (11.28%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (9.77%) IaaS
5 9 (6.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (6.02%) GitHub
6 8 (6.02%) Slack
7 6 (4.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (3.76%) npm
9 4 (3.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (3.01%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.50%) Office 365
11 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.53%) Firewall
2 7 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.76%) DNS
4 3 (2.26%) BGP
4 3 (2.26%) DHCP
4 3 (2.26%) HTTP
4 3 (2.26%) Internet
4 3 (2.26%) IP Telephony
4 3 (2.26%) Network Security
4 3 (2.26%) OSPF
4 3 (2.26%) SMS
4 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.26%) VPN
4 3 (2.26%) WAN
5 2 (1.50%) SSL
6 1 (0.75%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.80%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (18.80%) MongoDB
3 23 (17.29%) Big Data
4 12 (9.02%) NoSQL
5 11 (8.27%) MySQL
6 9 (6.77%) Apache Hive
6 9 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (6.77%) Hadoop
7 8 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (6.02%) HBase
8 7 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (5.26%) Pentaho
8 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
9 6 (4.51%) DB2
10 5 (3.76%) Data Lake
10 5 (3.76%) Data Mining
11 4 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (19.55%) Git (software)
2 20 (15.04%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.77%) JUnit
4 11 (8.27%) Selenium
5 10 (7.52%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.77%) JIRA
7 8 (6.02%) Jasmine
7 8 (6.02%) SoapUI
8 7 (5.26%) ERwin
9 6 (4.51%) gulp
10 5 (3.76%) GitLab
10 5 (3.76%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (3.01%) Artifactory
11 4 (3.01%) CircleCI
11 4 (3.01%) Gradle
11 4 (3.01%) IBM UrbanCode
11 4 (3.01%) Maven
11 4 (3.01%) Mercurial
11 4 (3.01%) Travis CI
11 4 (3.01%) webpack
General
1 28 (21.05%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.51%) Electronics
3 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.51%) Marketing
4 5 (3.76%) Banking
5 4 (3.01%) Legal
5 4 (3.01%) Retail
6 3 (2.26%) Publishing
7 2 (1.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (21.05%) Developer
2 22 (16.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (15.04%) Architect
4 15 (11.28%) Software Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Analyst
5 11 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Technical Architect
6 10 (7.52%) Python Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Django Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Python/Django Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Consultant
8 7 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Technical Test Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.54%) Node.js
2 20 (15.04%) Web Services
3 19 (14.29%) HTML
4 14 (10.53%) CSS
5 11 (8.27%) Django
5 11 (8.27%) SOAP
6 9 (6.77%) REST
7 8 (6.02%) HTML5
7 8 (6.02%) React
8 7 (5.26%) AngularJS
8 7 (5.26%) Apache Camel
8 7 (5.26%) Apache CXF
9 6 (4.51%) CSS3
9 6 (4.51%) RESTful
9 6 (4.51%) Spring Boot
10 5 (3.76%) .NET
10 5 (3.76%) Vue.js
11 4 (3.01%) LESS
11 4 (3.01%) Redux
12 3 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 20 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.77%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.51%) Social Media
5 5 (3.76%) User Experience
6 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.50%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.50%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.50%) Wiki
9 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.75%) Animation
9 1 (0.75%) CMDB
9 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.75%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.08%) Linux
2 12 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (9.02%) Unix
3 9 (6.77%) Windows
4 8 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.50%) CentOS
6 1 (0.75%) Debian
6 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (54.14%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.83%) SFIA
3 34 (25.56%) DevOps
4 32 (24.06%) Test Automation
5 31 (23.31%) Data Management
6 27 (20.30%) Software Engineering
7 25 (18.80%) TDD
8 23 (17.29%) BDD
8 23 (17.29%) Scrum
9 22 (16.54%) ITIL
9 22 (16.54%) Problem Management
10 21 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (15.04%) Kanban
11 20 (15.04%) PRINCE2
12 18 (13.53%) Microservices
13 17 (12.78%) Change Management
13 17 (12.78%) Network Design
13 17 (12.78%) Project Management
13 17 (12.78%) Resource Management
14 16 (12.03%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.59%) Java
2 34 (25.56%) JavaScript
3 32 (24.06%) SQL
4 30 (22.56%) Python
5 15 (11.28%) Groovy
5 15 (11.28%) Scala
6 12 (9.02%) Shell Script
7 8 (6.02%) Ruby
8 4 (3.01%) Go
9 3 (2.26%) Java 8
10 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.50%) ES6
10 2 (1.50%) PHP
10 2 (1.50%) VB
10 2 (1.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.75%) C#
11 1 (0.75%) C++
11 1 (0.75%) Clojure
11 1 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (14.29%) CISSP
2 17 (12.78%) CCDP
2 17 (12.78%) CCNP
2 17 (12.78%) Chartered Engineer
2 17 (12.78%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (12.78%) CISM
2 17 (12.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 16 (12.03%) Degree
4 9 (6.77%) CCIE
4 9 (6.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
6 7 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.50%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) QA
2 7 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.51%) GCP
System Software
1 15 (11.28%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (7.52%) Docker
3 6 (4.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.76%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.76%) XenApp
4 5 (3.76%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.50%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (11.28%) Kubernetes
2 14 (10.53%) Puppet
3 9 (6.77%) Ansible
4 6 (4.51%) Terraform
5 4 (3.01%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (3.01%) Kibana
5 4 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.50%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.50%) Consul
6 2 (1.50%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.50%) logstash
6 2 (1.50%) Packer
7 1 (0.75%) Grafana
7 1 (0.75%) Graylog
7 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.53%) Oracle
3 17 (12.78%) Cisco
4 12 (9.02%) Informatica
4 12 (9.02%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.02%) Google
6 7 (5.26%) CA
6 7 (5.26%) Tableau
7 6 (4.51%) SAP
8 5 (3.76%) Citrix
8 5 (3.76%) Ivanti
9 4 (3.01%) AlienVault
9 4 (3.01%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.50%) Apple
10 2 (1.50%) Black Duck
10 2 (1.50%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.50%) SnapLogic
10 2 (1.50%) VMware
11 1 (0.75%) Symantec
11 1 (0.75%) webMethods