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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 45 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 10 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.68% 1.61% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.35% 4.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £268 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
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
187 162 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 31.32% 32.53% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 95 29
Average daily rate £365 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.18% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £34.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.76% +16.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £170.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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 +9 9 £320 +23.07% 5
Durham - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (67.92%) Java
3 31 (58.49%) Ruby
4 27 (50.94%) Python
5 26 (49.06%) Scala
6 25 (47.17%) Django
6 25 (47.17%) Linux
7 24 (45.28%) Mentoring
8 21 (39.62%) RESTful
9 20 (37.74%) Scrum
10 18 (33.96%) HTML
10 18 (33.96%) MongoDB
10 18 (33.96%) NoSQL
11 17 (32.08%) Confluence
11 17 (32.08%) HTML5
11 17 (32.08%) Selenium
11 17 (32.08%) JIRA
11 17 (32.08%) JSON
12 16 (30.19%) Puppet
12 16 (30.19%) Spring
12 16 (30.19%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (30.19%) Jenkins
13 15 (28.30%) Relational Database
14 11 (20.75%) DevOps
14 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (18.87%) QA
16 9 (16.98%) Web Development
17 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
18 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
18 7 (13.21%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 17 (32.08%) Confluence
2 5 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 5 (9.43%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (9.43%) JBoss
2 5 (9.43%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) Jetty
3 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) HTTP
2 5 (9.43%) LDAP
3 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.66%) SSL
4 2 (3.77%) Firewall
4 2 (3.77%) VPN
4 2 (3.77%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.96%) MongoDB
1 18 (33.96%) NoSQL
2 15 (28.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) JIRA
1 17 (32.08%) Selenium
2 16 (30.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.55%) Subversion
3 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.66%) Sahi
4 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.66%) WATIR
4 3 (5.66%) JUnit
4 3 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (1.89%) Banking
1 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Architect
2 16 (30.19%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (18.87%) Lead Architect
3 10 (18.87%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 10 (18.87%) Digital Architect
4 8 (15.09%) ScrumMaster
4 8 (15.09%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Developer
6 2 (3.77%) Tester
6 2 (3.77%) Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.77%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Digital Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Scala Developer
7 1 (1.89%) Product Owner
7 1 (1.89%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Web Tester
7 1 (1.89%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (47.17%) Django
2 21 (39.62%) RESTful
3 18 (33.96%) HTML
4 17 (32.08%) HTML5
4 17 (32.08%) JSON
5 16 (30.19%) Spring
6 6 (11.32%) Web Services
7 5 (9.43%) XML
8 4 (7.55%) REST
8 4 (7.55%) Play Framework
9 3 (5.66%) Guice
9 3 (5.66%) CSS3
9 3 (5.66%) Ajax
9 3 (5.66%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (5.66%) Middleware
9 3 (5.66%) .NET
9 3 (5.66%) CSS
10 2 (3.77%) SOAP
10 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
11 1 (1.89%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Psychology
1 4 (7.55%) Human Factors
1 4 (7.55%) User Experience
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) HACMP
4 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) AIX
3 6 (11.32%) UNIX
4 2 (3.77%) Solaris
5 1 (1.89%) Windows
5 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.89%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (81.13%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (45.28%) Mentoring
3 20 (37.74%) Scrum
4 11 (20.75%) DevOps
4 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (16.98%) Web Development
6 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
7 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
7 7 (13.21%) TDD
8 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Project Management
9 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
9 5 (9.43%) BDD
9 5 (9.43%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (7.55%) User Stories
10 4 (7.55%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (7.55%) Market Research
10 4 (7.55%) Usability Testing
10 4 (7.55%) Web Design
11 3 (5.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 36 (67.92%) Java
2 31 (58.49%) Ruby
3 27 (50.94%) Python
4 26 (49.06%) Scala
5 7 (13.21%) SQL
6 4 (7.55%) C#
7 3 (5.66%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) C++
8 1 (1.89%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (1.89%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 16 (30.19%) Puppet
1 16 (30.19%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) IBM
2 3 (5.66%) Google
3 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.89%) ICL
4 1 (1.89%) Fujitsu
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