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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 33 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 18 21 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.73% 4.29% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.25% 14.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 0
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£300 £279 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.80% +77.50%
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
160 141 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 33.13% 28.83% 19.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 95 10
Average daily rate £360 £282 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.54% -19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £207 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 29 (85.29%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Java
3 14 (41.18%) Ruby
3 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (35.29%) Web Services
5 11 (32.35%) DevOps
6 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
6 10 (29.41%) Python
6 10 (29.41%) TDD
6 10 (29.41%) Scrum
6 10 (29.41%) Scala
7 9 (26.47%) BDD
7 9 (26.47%) Django
7 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
7 9 (26.47%) Project Management
8 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
8 8 (23.53%) SQL
8 8 (23.53%) QA
9 7 (20.59%) RESTful
9 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
9 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
9 7 (20.59%) .NET
9 7 (20.59%) XML
9 7 (20.59%) Linux
10 6 (17.65%) HTTP
10 6 (17.65%) Puppet
10 6 (17.65%) MongoDB
10 6 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
10 6 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (14.71%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (11.76%) Apache
1 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
1 4 (11.76%) IIS
1 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 4 (11.76%) Jetty
1 4 (11.76%) nginx
2 2 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (11.76%) Google App Engine
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) HTTP
2 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.71%) SSL
3 4 (11.76%) IPsec
3 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) DHCP
3 4 (11.76%) FTP
4 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (5.88%) WAN
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) NoSQL
2 6 (17.65%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) Redis
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.82%) Cucumber
2 3 (8.82%) Sahi
2 3 (8.82%) WATIR
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
2 3 (8.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
1 8 (23.53%) ScrumMaster
2 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Build and Release Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Web Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) Web Services
2 9 (26.47%) Django
3 7 (20.59%) RESTful
3 7 (20.59%) .NET
3 7 (20.59%) XML
4 4 (11.76%) Servlets
4 4 (11.76%) J2EE
5 3 (8.82%) Middleware
6 1 (2.94%) Play Framework
6 1 (2.94%) Mustache
6 1 (2.94%) Sass
6 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.94%) REST
6 1 (2.94%) CSS3
6 1 (2.94%) HTML5
6 1 (2.94%) Guice
6 1 (2.94%) Spring
6 1 (2.94%) Ajax
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) HACMP
1 2 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) UNIX
3 2 (5.88%) AIX
3 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.94%) VME
4 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (32.35%) DevOps
4 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
4 10 (29.41%) TDD
4 10 (29.41%) Scrum
5 9 (26.47%) BDD
5 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
5 9 (26.47%) Project Management
6 8 (23.53%) Configuration Management
7 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
8 6 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
9 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
9 4 (11.76%) Kanban
9 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
11 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (5.88%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Java
2 14 (41.18%) Ruby
3 10 (29.41%) Python
3 10 (29.41%) Scala
4 8 (23.53%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) C#
6 1 (2.94%) Clojure
6 1 (2.94%) Groovy
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) IBM AIX Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Xen
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) GPFS
3 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Puppet
1 6 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Google
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.94%) ICL
5 1 (2.94%) Fujitsu
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