The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 22 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 68 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.38% 1.93% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.72% 2.77% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 2
Average daily rate £444 £283 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.07% +2.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £405 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-47.18% +80.89%
Open Source
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
780 433 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 84.60% 69.61% 74.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 263 193
Average daily rate £410 £399 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% +32.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 32
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.50 £28.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.75 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the North East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the North East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +13 62 £438 +54.86% 12
Durham - 5 £538 -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

1 107 (83.59%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.47%) JavaScript
2 39 (30.47%) Linux
3 37 (28.91%) Unix
3 37 (28.91%) Project Management
4 36 (28.13%) HTML
5 33 (25.78%) Web Services
6 31 (24.22%) Java
7 29 (22.66%) Finance
7 29 (22.66%) CSS
7 29 (22.66%) Python
7 29 (22.66%) HTML5
7 29 (22.66%) Waterfall
8 25 (19.53%) TDD
9 23 (17.97%) SQL Server
9 23 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (17.19%) Business Analysis
10 22 (17.19%) Social Media
11 21 (16.41%) .NET
11 21 (16.41%) SDLC
12 20 (15.63%) Scrum
12 20 (15.63%) MongoDB
12 20 (15.63%) jQuery
13 18 (14.06%) Disclosure Scotland
13 18 (14.06%) Analytics
14 17 (13.28%) VB
14 17 (13.28%) PHP
14 17 (13.28%) FTP
15 16 (12.50%) ActionScript
15 16 (12.50%) RSS

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 16 (12.50%) CMS
2 11 (8.59%) Node.js
3 10 (7.81%) Confluence
3 10 (7.81%) Drupal
4 7 (5.47%) Apache
5 4 (3.13%) SAS
6 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.78%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) Jetty
7 1 (0.78%) nginx
7 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) GitHub
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.78%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.28%) FTP
2 16 (12.50%) 3G
2 16 (12.50%) 4G
2 16 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (10.94%) SSH
4 9 (7.03%) Internet
4 9 (7.03%) Intranet
5 8 (6.25%) HTTP
6 6 (4.69%) Firewall
7 5 (3.91%) LAN
7 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.91%) VPN
7 5 (3.91%) WAN
8 4 (3.13%) SSL
9 1 (0.78%) DHCP
9 1 (0.78%) DNS
9 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (15.63%) MongoDB
3 16 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (8.59%) NoSQL
5 9 (7.03%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (7.03%) Relational Database
6 8 (6.25%) MySQL
7 6 (4.69%) Big Data
8 5 (3.91%) Hadoop
9 4 (3.13%) Apache Hive
9 4 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (3.13%) HBase
9 4 (3.13%) Pentaho
10 3 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (9.38%) JIRA
2 11 (8.59%) GitLab
2 11 (8.59%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.59%) Selenium
3 9 (7.03%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 7 (5.47%) Subversion
6 4 (3.13%) ERwin
7 2 (1.56%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.78%) FishEye
8 1 (0.78%) JUnit
8 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (22.66%) Finance
2 5 (3.91%) Law
2 5 (3.91%) Marketing
3 3 (2.34%) Legal
4 1 (0.78%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Analyst
2 33 (25.78%) Developer
3 30 (23.44%) Business Analyst
4 23 (17.97%) Digital Analyst
5 21 (16.41%) Digital Business Analyst
6 12 (9.38%) Architect
7 9 (7.03%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) Lead Architect
9 6 (4.69%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.69%) Technical Leader
10 5 (3.91%) Consultant
10 5 (3.91%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Delivery Manager
10 5 (3.91%) Product Manager
10 5 (3.91%) Scala Developer
10 5 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.91%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.13%) HTML
2 33 (25.78%) Web Services
3 29 (22.66%) CSS
3 29 (22.66%) HTML5
4 21 (16.41%) .NET
5 20 (15.63%) jQuery
6 16 (12.50%) RSS
7 15 (11.72%) RESTful
8 14 (10.94%) Spring
9 12 (9.38%) JSON
10 10 (7.81%) Django
11 9 (7.03%) Play Framework
12 8 (6.25%) AngularJS
12 8 (6.25%) REST
13 6 (4.69%) CSS3
13 6 (4.69%) LAMP
13 6 (4.69%) Middleware
14 5 (3.91%) Drush
14 5 (3.91%) LAPP Stack
15 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (17.19%) Social Media
3 10 (7.81%) Visualisation
4 6 (4.69%) HACMP
4 6 (4.69%) User Experience
5 4 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.47%) Linux
2 37 (28.91%) Unix
3 16 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 6 (4.69%) AIX
4 6 (4.69%) Solaris
5 5 (3.91%) Windows
6 4 (3.13%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.56%) CentOS
7 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.78%) Fedora
8 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (83.59%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (28.91%) Project Management
3 29 (22.66%) Waterfall
4 25 (19.53%) TDD
5 22 (17.19%) Business Analysis
6 21 (16.41%) SDLC
7 20 (15.63%) Scrum
8 18 (14.06%) Analytics
9 16 (12.50%) BDD
9 16 (12.50%) Content Management
9 16 (12.50%) SEO
10 15 (11.72%) Agile Project Management
10 15 (11.72%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (10.94%) Configuration Management
11 14 (10.94%) User Stories
12 12 (9.38%) Change Control
12 12 (9.38%) Data Analytics
12 12 (9.38%) Mentoring
12 12 (9.38%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (30.47%) JavaScript
2 31 (24.22%) Java
3 29 (22.66%) Python
4 17 (13.28%) PHP
4 17 (13.28%) VB
5 16 (12.50%) ActionScript
5 16 (12.50%) Scala
6 15 (11.72%) C++
7 14 (10.94%) Ruby
8 9 (7.03%) C#
9 6 (4.69%) Perl
9 6 (4.69%) SQL
10 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.69%) IBM AIX Certification
4 5 (3.91%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) Degree
6 2 (1.56%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) ISEB
7 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (4.69%) GPFS
2 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Docker
3 1 (0.78%) LXC
3 1 (0.78%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (10.94%) Puppet
2 9 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) logstash
4 1 (0.78%) yum
Vendors
1 9 (7.03%) Oracle
2 7 (5.47%) IBM
2 7 (5.47%) Red Hat
3 4 (3.13%) CA
3 4 (3.13%) Informatica
3 4 (3.13%) Rally
3 4 (3.13%) Tableau
4 2 (1.56%) Google
4 2 (1.56%) HP
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (0.78%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.78%) SaltStack
5 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.78%) Splunk
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