Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 62 110
Rank change year-on-year -13 +48 -20
Contract jobs citing Open Source 138 217 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.43% 3.15% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 3.75% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 171 148
North West median daily rate £550 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
90th Percentile £739 £575 £600
England median daily rate £500 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% -5.38% +9.41%

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 4624 5782 6956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.35% 83.86% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3723 4214
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 169 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.15 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.10 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +12 79 £550 +22.22% 12
Cheshire -27 21 £513 +24.24% 4
Lancashire -2 20 £610 +57.42% 1
Merseyside +12 17 £388 -13.89% 3
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 76 (55.07%) Java
1 76 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (39.86%) Linux
3 49 (35.51%) TDD
4 48 (34.78%) SQL
5 47 (34.06%) Git (software)
6 45 (32.61%) Test Automation
7 44 (31.88%) JavaScript
7 44 (31.88%) MySQL
8 43 (31.16%) NoSQL
9 40 (28.99%) BDD
9 40 (28.99%) Node.js
10 39 (28.26%) MongoDB
11 38 (27.54%) SFIA
12 36 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
12 36 (26.09%) Scrum
13 35 (25.36%) JIRA
13 35 (25.36%) Microservices
14 34 (24.64%) Cucumber
14 34 (24.64%) Python
15 33 (23.91%) Software Engineering
16 32 (23.19%) Coaching
17 31 (22.46%) REST
17 31 (22.46%) Big Data
18 30 (21.74%) Jenkins
19 28 (20.29%) Mentoring
20 26 (18.84%) DevOps
20 26 (18.84%) Finance
21 25 (18.12%) Shell Script
21 25 (18.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 21 (15.22%) Confluence
2 15 (10.87%) Apache Spark
3 11 (7.97%) Apache
4 6 (4.35%) SAS
5 5 (3.62%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (3.62%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.90%) nginx
6 4 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.45%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (1.45%) CMS
7 2 (1.45%) Drupal
7 2 (1.45%) JBoss
8 1 (0.72%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.72%) Mule
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.22%) Slack
2 15 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.80%) PaaS
4 6 (4.35%) Office 365
5 3 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.17%) SaaS
6 2 (1.45%) IaaS
6 2 (1.45%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.72%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.35%) Firewall
2 3 (2.17%) LDAP
2 3 (2.17%) Network Security
2 3 (2.17%) SNMP
3 2 (1.45%) LAN
3 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.45%) tcpdump
3 2 (1.45%) VoIP
3 2 (1.45%) VPN
3 2 (1.45%) WAN
3 2 (1.45%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.72%) Converged Networks
4 1 (0.72%) FTP
4 1 (0.72%) Internet
4 1 (0.72%) Intranet
4 1 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.72%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.88%) MySQL
2 43 (31.16%) NoSQL
3 39 (28.26%) MongoDB
4 36 (26.09%) PostgreSQL
5 31 (22.46%) Big Data
6 23 (16.67%) Hadoop
7 12 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (4.35%) Apache Hive
8 6 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (4.35%) Data Lake
8 6 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.35%) HBase
8 6 (4.35%) Pentaho
9 5 (3.62%) Redis
10 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.17%) MariaDB
11 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
13 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (34.06%) Git (software)
2 35 (25.36%) JIRA
3 34 (24.64%) Cucumber
4 30 (21.74%) Jenkins
5 17 (12.32%) JUnit
6 14 (10.14%) TeamCity
7 12 (8.70%) Jasmine
8 9 (6.52%) ERwin
9 3 (2.17%) gulp
9 3 (2.17%) Liquibase
9 3 (2.17%) Mocha
9 3 (2.17%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.72%) Ant
10 1 (0.72%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.72%) GitLab
10 1 (0.72%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.72%) jMock
10 1 (0.72%) Mockito
10 1 (0.72%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.72%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (18.84%) Finance
2 17 (12.32%) Electronics
2 17 (12.32%) Manufacturing
2 17 (12.32%) Marketing
2 17 (12.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.62%) Law
4 3 (2.17%) Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (36.23%) Developer
2 30 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 28 (20.29%) Architect
4 20 (14.49%) Software Developer
5 19 (13.77%) Java Software Developer
6 17 (12.32%) Software Engineer
7 13 (9.42%) Data Architect
7 13 (9.42%) Java Engineer
8 12 (8.70%) Java Software Engineer
8 12 (8.70%) Scala Developer
9 10 (7.25%) Technical Architect
10 9 (6.52%) Consultant
10 9 (6.52%) Lead Architect
10 9 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (5.80%) Analyst
11 8 (5.80%) Hadoop Developer
11 8 (5.80%) Java Hadoop Developer
11 8 (5.80%) Security Consultant
12 7 (5.07%) Java Scala Developer
12 7 (5.07%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.99%) Node.js
2 31 (22.46%) REST
3 14 (10.14%) Web Services
4 13 (9.42%) Akka
5 10 (7.25%) React
5 10 (7.25%) RESTful
6 9 (6.52%) HTML
7 8 (5.80%) Apache Camel
7 8 (5.80%) Apache CXF
7 8 (5.80%) CSS
8 7 (5.07%) J2EE
9 6 (4.35%) Spring
10 5 (3.62%) SOAP
11 4 (2.90%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (2.90%) JSON
11 4 (2.90%) Spring Boot
12 3 (2.17%) Ember.js
12 3 (2.17%) Jest
12 3 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
12 3 (2.17%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.97%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (6.52%) Social Media
6 4 (2.90%) iPad
7 3 (2.17%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.17%) PKI
7 3 (2.17%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.17%) User Experience
8 2 (1.45%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) CESG
9 1 (0.72%) Clustering
9 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 55 (39.86%) Linux
2 25 (18.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (13.04%) Unix
4 9 (6.52%) Windows
5 3 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (35.51%) TDD
3 45 (32.61%) Test Automation
4 40 (28.99%) BDD
5 38 (27.54%) SFIA
6 36 (26.09%) Scrum
7 35 (25.36%) Microservices
8 33 (23.91%) Software Engineering
9 32 (23.19%) Coaching
10 28 (20.29%) Mentoring
11 26 (18.84%) DevOps
12 23 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (13.77%) SDLC
14 17 (12.32%) Digital Marketing
14 17 (12.32%) Programme Management
14 17 (12.32%) User Stories
15 16 (11.59%) Kanban
16 15 (10.87%) Data Modelling
17 12 (8.70%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 76 (55.07%) Java
2 48 (34.78%) SQL
3 44 (31.88%) JavaScript
4 34 (24.64%) Python
5 25 (18.12%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.25%) Clojure
7 8 (5.80%) Ruby
8 6 (4.35%) C++
9 5 (3.62%) C#
9 5 (3.62%) Groovy
10 4 (2.90%) PHP
10 4 (2.90%) VB
11 3 (2.17%) C
11 3 (2.17%) ECMAScript
11 3 (2.17%) ES6
11 3 (2.17%) R
11 3 (2.17%) VBA
12 2 (1.45%) Go
12 2 (1.45%) Scala
13 1 (0.72%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.25%) SC Cleared
1 10 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.35%) CISSP
3 4 (2.90%) Degree
4 3 (2.17%) CCDP
4 3 (2.17%) CCNP
4 3 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
4 3 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.17%) CISM
4 3 (2.17%) OCPJP
4 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.45%) SANS
5 2 (1.45%) SSCP
6 1 (0.72%) CCIE
6 1 (0.72%) GCED
6 1 (0.72%) GIAC
6 1 (0.72%) GREM
6 1 (0.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.52%) QA
2 7 (5.07%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (14.49%) Docker
2 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (7.97%) Puppet
2 10 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (6.52%) Ansible
4 4 (2.90%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.17%) Cacti
5 3 (2.17%) Nagios
6 2 (1.45%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.45%) Grafana
6 2 (1.45%) Graphite
6 2 (1.45%) Kibana
6 2 (1.45%) logstash
6 2 (1.45%) Mesos
6 2 (1.45%) QRadar
7 1 (0.72%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.72%) SCCM
7 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (12.32%) SAP
2 13 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 10 (7.25%) Oracle
5 8 (5.80%) Pega
6 6 (4.35%) CA
6 6 (4.35%) Informatica
6 6 (4.35%) Tableau
7 5 (3.62%) Citrix
7 5 (3.62%) Splunk
8 4 (2.90%) Apple
8 4 (2.90%) VMware
9 3 (2.17%) Cisco
9 3 (2.17%) Google
9 3 (2.17%) MuleSoft
9 3 (2.17%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.45%) IBM
10 2 (1.45%) LogRhythm
11 1 (0.72%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.72%) SaltStack