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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 47 37 46
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing Open Source 23 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.31% 0.28% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.65% 1.28% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
216 78 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 31.08% 22.10% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 23 26
Average daily rate £350 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 4
Average hourly rate £18.53 £26.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.72% +48.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -10 23 £350 +45.83% 12
Durham - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Middleware
3 13 (30.23%) Configuration Management
3 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
4 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
5 10 (23.26%) VME
5 10 (23.26%) COBOL
5 10 (23.26%) ICL
5 10 (23.26%) Migration
6 9 (20.93%) Fujitsu
7 8 (18.60%) Firewall
7 8 (18.60%) Service Management
7 8 (18.60%) Programme Management
7 8 (18.60%) UNIX
7 8 (18.60%) AIX
7 8 (18.60%) Solaris
7 8 (18.60%) LAN
7 8 (18.60%) WAN
7 8 (18.60%) VPN
7 8 (18.60%) Red Hat
8 7 (16.28%) Linux
8 7 (16.28%) Java
9 6 (13.95%) Scrum
9 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
10 5 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
10 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.63%) Puppet
10 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
10 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (6.98%) WordPress
2 3 (6.98%) Drupal
2 3 (6.98%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Firewall
1 8 (18.60%) LAN
1 8 (18.60%) WAN
1 8 (18.60%) VPN
2 5 (11.63%) DHCP
2 5 (11.63%) DNS
2 5 (11.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Jenkins
2 4 (9.30%) JUnit
2 4 (9.30%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Architect
2 8 (18.60%) UNIX Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Applications Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Digital Architect
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Architect
6 4 (9.30%) Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.30%) Designer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Designer
6 4 (9.30%) Digital Designer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Digital Designer
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Digital Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Web Content Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.65%) ScrumMaster
8 2 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Web Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) Middleware
2 4 (9.30%) CSS
2 4 (9.30%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) CSS3
2 4 (9.30%) HTML5
3 3 (6.98%) Sensu
3 3 (6.98%) REST
4 2 (4.65%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) Ajax
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Fat Client
1 5 (11.63%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.98%) HACMP
2 3 (6.98%) W3C
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) VME
2 8 (18.60%) UNIX
2 8 (18.60%) AIX
2 8 (18.60%) Solaris
3 7 (16.28%) Linux
4 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) Configuration Management
3 10 (23.26%) Migration
4 8 (18.60%) Service Management
4 8 (18.60%) Programme Management
5 6 (13.95%) Scrum
6 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Web Development
7 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (6.98%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (6.98%) User Stories
8 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.98%) Project Management
9 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) COBOL
2 7 (16.28%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) Ruby
4 2 (4.65%) Scala
5 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (11.63%) VMware ESX
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (9.30%) KVM
2 4 (9.30%) RHEV
3 3 (6.98%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (11.63%) Puppet
2 3 (6.98%) collectd
2 3 (6.98%) Ganglia
2 3 (6.98%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) ICL
2 9 (20.93%) Fujitsu
3 8 (18.60%) Red Hat
4 5 (11.63%) VMware
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle
4 5 (11.63%) HP
4 5 (11.63%) Citrix
5 3 (6.98%) IBM