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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 21 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing Open Source 66 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.20% 1.91% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.07% 2.64% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 10 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£445 £350 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £71.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-43.66% +42.00%
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
728 379 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 79.39% 72.47% 73.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 235 131
Average daily rate £403 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 24
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +19 65 £445 +27.14% 8
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 70 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (64.21%) Java
3 51 (53.68%) RESTful
4 48 (50.53%) MongoDB
5 41 (43.16%) Linux
5 41 (43.16%) NoSQL
6 39 (41.05%) TDD
7 38 (40.00%) Puppet
7 38 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (37.89%) Jenkins
8 36 (37.89%) JSON
9 31 (32.63%) Selenium
9 31 (32.63%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (31.58%) Ruby
11 28 (29.47%) Scala
12 27 (28.42%) Python
13 26 (27.37%) JIRA
14 25 (26.32%) Web Services
14 25 (26.32%) HTML
15 24 (25.26%) Django
15 24 (25.26%) BDD
15 24 (25.26%) HTML5
16 23 (24.21%) Confluence
16 23 (24.21%) Spring
17 19 (20.00%) Business Analysis
18 18 (18.95%) Project Management
18 18 (18.95%) QA
18 18 (18.95%) User Experience
19 17 (17.89%) Scrum
19 17 (17.89%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 23 (24.21%) Confluence
2 5 (5.26%) IIS
2 5 (5.26%) Apache
2 5 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.26%) Jetty
2 5 (5.26%) nginx
3 2 (2.11%) Node.js
3 2 (2.11%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.74%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (5.26%) Google App Engine
2 5 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.74%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.32%) SSL
2 6 (6.32%) HTTP
3 5 (5.26%) IPsec
3 5 (5.26%) DNS
3 5 (5.26%) DHCP
3 5 (5.26%) FTP
4 2 (2.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.05%) 4G
5 1 (1.05%) Converged Networks
5 1 (1.05%) VLAN
5 1 (1.05%) 3G
5 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (50.53%) MongoDB
2 41 (43.16%) NoSQL
3 16 (16.84%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.42%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.11%) Big Data
6 1 (1.05%) Redis
6 1 (1.05%) MySQL
6 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 36 (37.89%) Jenkins
2 31 (32.63%) Selenium
3 26 (27.37%) JIRA
4 13 (13.68%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.26%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.26%) WATIR
5 5 (5.26%) Sahi
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 48 (50.53%) Architect
2 29 (30.53%) Technical Architect
3 21 (22.11%) Digital Architect
4 19 (20.00%) Analyst
5 14 (14.74%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (13.68%) Senior Architect
6 13 (13.68%) Digital Technical Architect
7 11 (11.58%) Senior Technical Architect
8 9 (9.47%) Business Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) QA Analyst
10 7 (7.37%) Test Analyst
10 7 (7.37%) Senior Digital Architect
10 7 (7.37%) Digital Solutions Architect
11 6 (6.32%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
11 6 (6.32%) QA Test Analyst
12 5 (5.26%) Quality Analyst
13 4 (4.21%) Lead Solutions Architect
13 4 (4.21%) Lead Architect
14 3 (3.16%) Agile Business Analyst
14 3 (3.16%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (53.68%) RESTful
2 36 (37.89%) JSON
3 25 (26.32%) HTML
3 25 (26.32%) Web Services
4 24 (25.26%) Django
4 24 (25.26%) HTML5
5 23 (24.21%) Spring
6 16 (16.84%) XML
7 11 (11.58%) Play Framework
8 10 (10.53%) .NET
9 5 (5.26%) J2EE
9 5 (5.26%) REST
9 5 (5.26%) Servlets
10 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.11%) CSS
11 1 (1.05%) Ajax
11 1 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (1.05%) CSS3
11 1 (1.05%) Mustache
11 1 (1.05%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) User Experience
2 8 (8.42%) Social Media
3 4 (4.21%) Reference Data
3 4 (4.21%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.16%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.05%) UNIX
3 1 (1.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (41.05%) TDD
3 31 (32.63%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (25.26%) BDD
5 19 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 18 (18.95%) Project Management
7 17 (17.89%) Scrum
7 17 (17.89%) Test Automation
8 15 (15.79%) Kanban
9 14 (14.74%) Automated Testing
10 12 (12.63%) Agile Project Management
11 10 (10.53%) Microservices
12 7 (7.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (7.37%) Mentoring
12 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
13 6 (6.32%) Web Development
13 6 (6.32%) Waterfall
14 5 (5.26%) Analytics
14 5 (5.26%) Data Modelling
15 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (64.21%) Java
2 30 (31.58%) Ruby
3 28 (29.47%) Scala
4 27 (28.42%) Python
5 16 (16.84%) SQL
6 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.11%) PHP
7 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) Clojure
8 1 (1.05%) Groovy
8 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.95%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.42%) vCloud
2 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) Xen
4 2 (2.11%) QEMU
4 2 (2.11%) KVM
5 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 38 (40.00%) Puppet
1 38 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.05%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) VMware
2 5 (5.26%) Google
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.05%) SaltStack
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday