The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 21 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 24 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.40% 0.62% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 31.58% 4.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £750 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Open Source
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Miscellaneous Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
76 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.27% 14.20% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 10 13
Average daily rate £345 £250 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.00% -36.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £156 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £585 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £23.88 £18.90 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.32% -0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £18.90 £16.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £30.98 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source.

1 19 (41.30%) Middleware
2 15 (32.61%) Configuration Management
2 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
4 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
5 10 (21.74%) Service Management
5 10 (21.74%) Firewall
5 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
5 10 (21.74%) VPN
5 10 (21.74%) UNIX
5 10 (21.74%) AIX
5 10 (21.74%) Solaris
5 10 (21.74%) LAN
5 10 (21.74%) WAN
6 9 (19.57%) COBOL
6 9 (19.57%) ICL
6 9 (19.57%) Migration
6 9 (19.57%) VME
7 8 (17.39%) Fujitsu
7 8 (17.39%) Java
8 7 (15.22%) Linux
8 7 (15.22%) Programme Management
8 7 (15.22%) Scrum
9 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
10 5 (10.87%) GPFS
10 5 (10.87%) Puppet
10 5 (10.87%) Agile Project Management
10 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (6.52%) Drupal
2 3 (6.52%) WordPress
2 3 (6.52%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Firewall
1 10 (21.74%) VPN
1 10 (21.74%) LAN
1 10 (21.74%) WAN
2 5 (10.87%) DNS
2 5 (10.87%) DHCP
2 5 (10.87%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.70%) JUnit
2 4 (8.70%) Subversion
2 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Architect
2 10 (21.74%) UNIX Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Applications Architect
3 6 (13.04%) Digital Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Digital Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Digital Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Digital Architect
6 3 (6.52%) ScrumMaster
6 3 (6.52%) Web Content Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (41.30%) Middleware
2 4 (8.70%) CSS
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
2 4 (8.70%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) HTML5
2 4 (8.70%) CSS3
3 3 (6.52%) Sensu
3 3 (6.52%) REST
4 2 (4.35%) RESTful
5 1 (2.17%) JSON
5 1 (2.17%) Ajax
5 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Fat Client
1 5 (10.87%) Thin Client
1 5 (10.87%) HACMP
2 3 (6.52%) W3C
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) UNIX
1 10 (21.74%) AIX
1 10 (21.74%) Solaris
2 9 (19.57%) VME
3 7 (15.22%) Linux
4 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.70%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) Configuration Management
1 15 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.74%) Service Management
3 9 (19.57%) Migration
4 7 (15.22%) Programme Management
4 7 (15.22%) Scrum
5 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Project Management
7 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Web Development
7 4 (8.70%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (8.70%) User Stories
8 3 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.35%) Six Sigma
9 2 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) COBOL
2 8 (17.39%) Java
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) Ruby
4 3 (6.52%) Python
5 2 (4.35%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) Scala
6 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) GPFS
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (10.87%) VMware ESX
2 4 (8.70%) KVM
2 4 (8.70%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Puppet
1 5 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.52%) collectd
2 3 (6.52%) Ganglia
2 3 (6.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
2 9 (19.57%) ICL
3 8 (17.39%) Fujitsu
4 5 (10.87%) VMware
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle
4 5 (10.87%) IBM
4 5 (10.87%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) HP