The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for OSGi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSGi over the 3 months to 26 April 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.

OSGi
England / North West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 - 149
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing OSGi 7 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% - 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £450 £310
% change year-on-year -13.44% +45.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £37.50

OSGi is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework 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 industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 893 1034 890
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.13% 25.82% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 709 562
Median daily rate £375 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -11.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.80 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

OSGi
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing OSGi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for OSGi in the North West

OSGi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSGi in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSGi in the North West

OSGi
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 OSGi in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSGi in the North West

OSGi
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 OSGi within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 April 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 - 7 £450 -
OSGi
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OSGi 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 OSGi.

1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) HTML
3 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (58.33%) HTML5
5 5 (41.67%) J2EE
5 5 (41.67%) SWT
5 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (33.33%) XML
6 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
6 4 (33.33%) OO
7 3 (25.00%) JUnit
7 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) Gradle
8 2 (16.67%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (16.67%) Apache Sling
8 2 (16.67%) Apache Felix
8 2 (16.67%) JSR 170
8 2 (16.67%) Taglibs
8 2 (16.67%) REST
8 2 (16.67%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (16.67%) SAX
8 2 (16.67%) CSS
8 2 (16.67%) JSP
8 2 (16.67%) SOAP
8 2 (16.67%) XSD
8 2 (16.67%) DOM
8 2 (16.67%) XSLT
8 2 (16.67%) Apache

OSGi
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 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 3 (25.00%) Gradle
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
3 2 (16.67%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Angular Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Java Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) HTML
2 7 (58.33%) HTML5
3 5 (41.67%) AngularJS
3 5 (41.67%) J2EE
3 5 (41.67%) SWT
4 4 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) Apache Felix
5 2 (16.67%) Apache Sling
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) DOM
5 2 (16.67%) JSP
5 2 (16.67%) JSR 170
5 2 (16.67%) REST
5 2 (16.67%) SAX
5 2 (16.67%) SOAP
5 2 (16.67%) Taglibs
5 2 (16.67%) XSD
5 2 (16.67%) XSLT
6 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe