The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 38 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 42 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.32% 0.28% 0.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.77% 1.19% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 1 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+215.55% -40.00%
Open Source
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
305 84 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 38.66% 23.66% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 25 31
Average daily rate £420 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £176 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.90 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.50% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

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 Miscellaneous 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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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
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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 -5 42 £475 +97.91% 12
Durham - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 39 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (42.31%) Java
2 22 (42.31%) Linux
3 20 (38.46%) HTML
4 19 (36.54%) HTML5
5 18 (34.62%) Ruby
6 17 (32.69%) Puppet
6 17 (32.69%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (32.69%) Python
6 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
7 16 (30.77%) Mentoring
7 16 (30.77%) Relational Database
7 16 (30.77%) Scala
7 16 (30.77%) JSON
8 15 (28.85%) Django
8 15 (28.85%) JIRA
8 15 (28.85%) Confluence
9 14 (26.92%) RESTful
9 14 (26.92%) Spring
10 13 (25.00%) Selenium
10 13 (25.00%) MongoDB
10 13 (25.00%) NoSQL
11 11 (21.15%) Web Development
11 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
11 11 (21.15%) Scrum
12 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
12 9 (17.31%) Middleware
13 8 (15.38%) UNIX
14 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
15 6 (11.54%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 15 (28.85%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.77%) CMS
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (5.77%) Drupal
2 3 (5.77%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) LAN
1 5 (9.62%) WAN
1 5 (9.62%) HTTP
1 5 (9.62%) VPN
1 5 (9.62%) Firewall
2 4 (7.69%) SAN
2 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 13 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 13 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Jenkins
2 15 (28.85%) JIRA
3 13 (25.00%) Selenium
4 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.54%) Subversion
5 5 (9.62%) JUnit
General
1 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Architect
2 19 (36.54%) Solutions Architect
3 15 (28.85%) Digital Architect
4 10 (19.23%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 10 (19.23%) Lead Architect
5 7 (13.46%) Senior Architect
6 6 (11.54%) Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Senior Digital Architect
7 5 (9.62%) UNIX Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Designer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Designer
8 4 (7.69%) Digital Designer
8 4 (7.69%) Senior Digital Designer
9 3 (5.77%) Web Content Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Web Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (38.46%) HTML
2 19 (36.54%) HTML5
3 16 (30.77%) JSON
4 15 (28.85%) Django
5 14 (26.92%) Spring
5 14 (26.92%) RESTful
6 9 (17.31%) Middleware
7 6 (11.54%) CSS
7 6 (11.54%) CSS3
8 4 (7.69%) REST
9 3 (5.77%) Play Framework
9 3 (5.77%) Sensu
9 3 (5.77%) Web Services
9 3 (5.77%) Ajax
10 2 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (3.85%) Guice
11 1 (1.92%) JAX-RS
11 1 (1.92%) Spring MVC
11 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 4 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 4 (7.69%) User Experience
2 3 (5.77%) W3C
2 3 (5.77%) Psychology
2 3 (5.77%) Human Factors
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.92%) HACMP
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) UNIX
3 5 (9.62%) AIX
3 5 (9.62%) Solaris
4 4 (7.69%) VME
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.77%) HPUX
6 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 11 (21.15%) Scrum
3 11 (21.15%) Web Development
3 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (9.62%) Service Management
5 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
6 4 (7.69%) Migration
6 4 (7.69%) Line Management
6 4 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 3 (5.77%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (5.77%) User Stories
7 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.77%) Usability Testing
7 3 (5.77%) Market Research
7 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.77%) Web Design
7 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) Java
2 18 (34.62%) Ruby
3 17 (32.69%) Python
4 16 (30.77%) Scala
5 4 (7.69%) SQL
5 4 (7.69%) COBOL
6 3 (5.77%) C#
7 2 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.92%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) KVM
2 3 (5.77%) RHEV
3 1 (1.92%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 17 (32.69%) Puppet
1 17 (32.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.77%) collectd
2 3 (5.77%) Nagios
2 3 (5.77%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
2 4 (7.69%) VMware
2 4 (7.69%) ICL
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) Citrix
2 4 (7.69%) Fujitsu
3 2 (3.85%) HP
3 2 (3.85%) Google
4 1 (1.92%) IBM
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