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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 114 98
Rank change year-on-year +50 -16  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 69 46 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.67% 1.20% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 1.45% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 41
Median daily rate £450 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £316 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +9.41% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £39.90
% change year-on-year +23.07% -18.54%  

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 2125 3167 2872
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.24% 82.32% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1922 1563
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 +20 34 £450 +5.88% 31
Lancashire +31 10 £375 -31.81%
Merseyside +8 9 £528 +8.20% 1
Cheshire +21 8 £385 -10.98% 4
Cumbria - 1 £350 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 80 (52.98%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (42.38%) Java
3 63 (41.72%) Linux
4 46 (30.46%) DevOps
5 40 (26.49%) JavaScript
6 36 (23.84%) Python
7 35 (23.18%) TDD
8 34 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
9 32 (21.19%) Scrum
10 30 (19.87%) Unix
10 30 (19.87%) Windows
10 30 (19.87%) BDD
11 29 (19.21%) SQL
12 28 (18.54%) Oracle
13 26 (17.22%) Security Cleared
13 26 (17.22%) Jenkins
14 25 (16.56%) Hadoop
14 25 (16.56%) PaaS
14 25 (16.56%) Change Management
15 24 (15.89%) ITIL
15 24 (15.89%) Finance
15 24 (15.89%) Data Management
15 24 (15.89%) MongoDB
15 24 (15.89%) IaaS
15 24 (15.89%) Continuous Delivery
16 23 (15.23%) Big Data
17 22 (14.57%) SaaS
17 22 (14.57%) MySQL
18 21 (13.91%) JIRA
18 21 (13.91%) RESTful

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 17 (11.26%) WebSphere
2 15 (9.93%) Apache Spark
3 9 (5.96%) Confluence
4 8 (5.30%) Apache
4 8 (5.30%) Oracle Application Server
5 7 (4.64%) GeoServer
6 6 (3.97%) nginx
6 6 (3.97%) OpenStack
6 6 (3.97%) Tomcat
7 5 (3.31%) Jetty
8 4 (2.65%) IIS
8 4 (2.65%) Mongrel
9 3 (1.99%) Apache Pig
9 3 (1.99%) CloudStack
9 3 (1.99%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.32%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.32%) JBoss
11 1 (0.66%) CMS
11 1 (0.66%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (7.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (5.30%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (5.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.52%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (16.56%) PaaS
3 24 (15.89%) IaaS
4 22 (14.57%) SaaS
5 18 (11.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (9.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (3.97%) Slack
8 5 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.65%) Google App Engine
10 3 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.32%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (1.32%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (1.32%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.32%) Trello
12 1 (0.66%) GitHub
12 1 (0.66%) Office 365
12 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.60%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.27%) Firewall
3 12 (7.95%) LAN
3 12 (7.95%) VoIP
3 12 (7.95%) VPN
3 12 (7.95%) WAN
4 6 (3.97%) DNS
5 5 (3.31%) DHCP
5 5 (3.31%) HTTP
5 5 (3.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (2.65%) FTP
6 4 (2.65%) IPsec
6 4 (2.65%) SSL
6 4 (2.65%) Wireless
7 2 (1.32%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.32%) LDAP
8 1 (0.66%) Network Security
8 1 (0.66%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.56%) Hadoop
2 24 (15.89%) MongoDB
3 23 (15.23%) Big Data
4 22 (14.57%) MySQL
5 17 (11.26%) NoSQL
6 16 (10.60%) Oracle Database
6 16 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (7.95%) Redis
8 9 (5.96%) Apache Hive
9 8 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (5.30%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (4.64%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
12 4 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (2.65%) HBase
12 4 (2.65%) Spark SQL
13 3 (1.99%) Impala
14 2 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (1.32%) HDInsight
14 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (17.22%) Jenkins
2 21 (13.91%) JIRA
3 15 (9.93%) Cucumber
4 14 (9.27%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.30%) Maven
6 7 (4.64%) Gradle
6 7 (4.64%) JBehave
6 7 (4.64%) Selenium
7 6 (3.97%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (3.31%) JUnit
9 4 (2.65%) Travis CI
10 3 (1.99%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.32%) JMeter
11 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.66%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.66%) jMock
12 1 (0.66%) Log4j
12 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.66%) WATIR
General
1 24 (15.89%) Finance
2 12 (7.95%) Electronics
2 12 (7.95%) Manufacturing
2 12 (7.95%) Marketing
2 12 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.32%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.66%) Advertising
4 1 (0.66%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (25.17%) Developer
2 24 (15.89%) Analyst
3 14 (9.27%) Architect
4 12 (7.95%) Data Engineer
5 11 (7.28%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.96%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Hadoop Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.64%) Java Engineer
8 7 (4.64%) Senior Java Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) Big Data Engineer
9 6 (3.97%) DBA
9 6 (3.97%) Digital Developer
9 6 (3.97%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (3.97%) Security Analyst
9 6 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.97%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Operational Support Analyst
10 5 (3.31%) Operations Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.91%) RESTful
2 20 (13.25%) .NET
3 18 (11.92%) Web Services
4 16 (10.60%) AngularJS
4 16 (10.60%) HTML
5 15 (9.93%) CSS
5 15 (9.93%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (9.27%) Node.js
6 14 (9.27%) Spring
7 11 (7.28%) REST
7 11 (7.28%) Spring Boot
8 7 (4.64%) J2EE
8 7 (4.64%) Leaflet
8 7 (4.64%) OpenLayers
8 7 (4.64%) PostGIS
9 5 (3.31%) Kafka
9 5 (3.31%) XML
10 4 (2.65%) Ember.js
10 4 (2.65%) React
10 4 (2.65%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.30%) Tandem
4 7 (4.64%) Cyber Attack
5 6 (3.97%) User Experience
6 5 (3.31%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.65%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 63 (41.72%) Linux
2 30 (19.87%) Unix
2 30 (19.87%) Windows
3 13 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (7.28%) AIX
4 11 (7.28%) Windows 2000
4 11 (7.28%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.31%) Android
6 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.99%) Solaris
7 3 (1.99%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.99%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.99%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.32%) CentOS
9 1 (0.66%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (52.98%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.46%) DevOps
3 35 (23.18%) TDD
4 32 (21.19%) Scrum
5 30 (19.87%) BDD
6 25 (16.56%) Change Management
7 24 (15.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (15.89%) Data Management
7 24 (15.89%) ITIL
8 20 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (11.92%) PRINCE2
9 18 (11.92%) Problem Management
10 16 (10.60%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (10.60%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (9.27%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (9.27%) ITSM
11 14 (9.27%) Microservices
11 14 (9.27%) Service Management
12 13 (8.61%) Data Analysis
12 13 (8.61%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 64 (42.38%) Java
2 40 (26.49%) JavaScript
3 36 (23.84%) Python
4 29 (19.21%) SQL
5 12 (7.95%) C
6 11 (7.28%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.30%) Ruby
8 6 (3.97%) C#
9 3 (1.99%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.99%) PHP
9 3 (1.99%) Scala
10 2 (1.32%) C++
10 2 (1.32%) F#
10 2 (1.32%) Perl
10 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.32%) R
11 1 (0.66%) Clojure
11 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.66%) VB
11 1 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (17.22%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.92%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.95%) Degree
4 11 (7.28%) CISSP
4 11 (7.28%) SANS
4 11 (7.28%) SSCP
5 6 (3.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.32%) ISEB
7 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) SLA
2 7 (4.64%) QA
3 3 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.64%) Xen
3 5 (3.31%) Docker
3 5 (3.31%) vSphere
4 4 (2.65%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.99%) HDFS
5 3 (1.99%) XenServer
6 1 (0.66%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (11.26%) Puppet
2 13 (8.61%) QRadar
3 11 (7.28%) Kibana
3 11 (7.28%) logstash
3 11 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.97%) Ansible
5 4 (2.65%) Graphite
5 4 (2.65%) RSA enVision
6 3 (1.99%) Cobbler
6 3 (1.99%) Graylog
6 3 (1.99%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.99%) SCOM
7 2 (1.32%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.32%) Salt
7 2 (1.32%) Terraform
8 1 (0.66%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.66%) FreeIPA
8 1 (0.66%) Grafana
8 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (18.54%) Oracle
2 19 (12.58%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.93%) Google
3 15 (9.93%) IBM
3 15 (9.93%) VMware
4 13 (8.61%) Apple
4 13 (8.61%) LogRhythm
4 13 (8.61%) Splunk
5 12 (7.95%) SAP
6 10 (6.62%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.64%) ESRI
8 6 (3.97%) Talend
9 4 (2.65%) Siebel
10 2 (1.32%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.32%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.32%) HP
10 2 (1.32%) hybris
11 1 (0.66%) Black Duck
11 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.66%) Twitter
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