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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 24 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 74 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.81% 4.02% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.31% 5.26% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 20 2
Average daily rate
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£490 £350 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -29.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £550 £699
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £400 £351
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +14.12%
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
891 456 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 82.04% 76.38% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 286 134
Average daily rate £425 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £240 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -38.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.09 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 69 £495 +41.42% 13
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 100 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (49.60%) Java
3 60 (48.00%) Linux
4 52 (41.60%) MongoDB
5 51 (40.80%) RESTful
6 46 (36.80%) JSON
7 45 (36.00%) HTML
8 44 (35.20%) NoSQL
9 43 (34.40%) Puppet
10 42 (33.60%) Opscode Chef
11 41 (32.80%) Jenkins
12 40 (32.00%) TDD
13 36 (28.80%) HTML5
14 35 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (26.40%) Scala
15 33 (26.40%) Python
15 33 (26.40%) Ruby
16 32 (25.60%) Selenium
17 30 (24.00%) JIRA
18 27 (21.60%) Spring
18 27 (21.60%) Web Services
18 27 (21.60%) Django
18 27 (21.60%) Confluence
19 26 (20.80%) Business Analysis
20 25 (20.00%) Project Management
20 25 (20.00%) BDD
21 20 (16.00%) Scrum
22 19 (15.20%) CSS
22 19 (15.20%) Relational Database
22 19 (15.20%) Microservices

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 27 (21.60%) Confluence
2 11 (8.80%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.80%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (4.80%) JBoss
3 6 (4.80%) Apache
4 5 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.00%) IIS
4 5 (4.00%) Jetty
4 5 (4.00%) nginx
5 4 (3.20%) Drupal
6 3 (2.40%) Node.js
6 3 (2.40%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.00%) Google App Engine
3 5 (4.00%) GitHub
3 5 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.80%) TCP/IP
2 14 (11.20%) HTTP
3 13 (10.40%) FTP
3 13 (10.40%) SSL
4 9 (7.20%) 3G
4 9 (7.20%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (7.20%) 4G
5 6 (4.80%) SSH
6 5 (4.00%) IPsec
6 5 (4.00%) DHCP
6 5 (4.00%) DNS
7 3 (2.40%) Intranet
8 2 (1.60%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.80%) VLAN
9 1 (0.80%) Converged Networks
9 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (41.60%) MongoDB
2 44 (35.20%) NoSQL
3 19 (15.20%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.60%) Redis
6 2 (1.60%) Big Data
6 2 (1.60%) MySQL
7 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 41 (32.80%) Jenkins
2 32 (25.60%) Selenium
3 30 (24.00%) JIRA
4 13 (10.40%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.80%) GitLab
6 2 (1.60%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.60%) Sahi
6 2 (1.60%) WATIR
7 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.80%) FishEye
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 1 (0.80%) German Language
Job Titles
1 58 (46.40%) Architect
2 37 (29.60%) Technical Architect
3 24 (19.20%) Analyst
4 21 (16.80%) Digital Architect
5 17 (13.60%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (12.00%) Business Analyst
7 13 (10.40%) Senior Architect
7 13 (10.40%) Digital Technical Architect
8 12 (9.60%) Developer
9 11 (8.80%) Senior Technical Architect
10 8 (6.40%) QA Analyst
11 7 (5.60%) Senior Digital Architect
11 7 (5.60%) Digital Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.80%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 6 (4.80%) Lead Architect
12 6 (4.80%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
12 6 (4.80%) QA Test Analyst
12 6 (4.80%) Test Analyst
13 5 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
13 5 (4.00%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (40.80%) RESTful
2 46 (36.80%) JSON
3 45 (36.00%) HTML
4 36 (28.80%) HTML5
5 27 (21.60%) Spring
5 27 (21.60%) Web Services
5 27 (21.60%) Django
6 19 (15.20%) CSS
7 18 (14.40%) XML
8 16 (12.80%) .NET
9 14 (11.20%) Play Framework
10 13 (10.40%) REST
11 8 (6.40%) RSS
11 8 (6.40%) jQuery
12 7 (5.60%) SAML
12 7 (5.60%) SOAP
13 5 (4.00%) J2EE
13 5 (4.00%) Servlets
14 4 (3.20%) Drush
15 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Social Media
1 18 (14.40%) User Experience
2 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 5 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) PKI
5 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (48.00%) Linux
2 10 (8.00%) UNIX
3 8 (6.40%) Mac OS
4 6 (4.80%) Solaris
5 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.60%) Windows
7 1 (0.80%) Fedora
7 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.00%) TDD
3 35 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (20.80%) Business Analysis
5 25 (20.00%) Project Management
5 25 (20.00%) BDD
6 20 (16.00%) Scrum
7 19 (15.20%) Microservices
8 15 (12.00%) Configuration Management
8 15 (12.00%) Kanban
9 13 (10.40%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (10.40%) Agile Project Management
10 12 (9.60%) Waterfall
10 12 (9.60%) Test Automation
10 12 (9.60%) Content Management
11 11 (8.80%) Automated Testing
12 9 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (7.20%) Analytics
13 8 (6.40%) Mentoring
13 8 (6.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 62 (49.60%) Java
2 33 (26.40%) Python
2 33 (26.40%) Ruby
2 33 (26.40%) Scala
3 14 (11.20%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.80%) PHP
4 11 (8.80%) SQL
5 8 (6.40%) ActionScript
6 6 (4.80%) VB
7 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.80%) Clojure
8 1 (0.80%) Perl
8 1 (0.80%) C++
8 1 (0.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.80%) ISEB
2 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.20%) QA
2 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.40%) vCloud
3 7 (5.60%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.00%) Xen
5 3 (2.40%) QEMU
5 3 (2.40%) KVM
6 1 (0.80%) Docker
6 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 43 (34.40%) Puppet
2 42 (33.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.80%) logstash
3 1 (0.80%) Salt
3 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.80%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (12.80%) VMware
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.00%) Google
4 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.40%) Oracle
6 2 (1.60%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.80%) Splunk
7 1 (0.80%) Rackspace
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