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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 22 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 50 26 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.35% 4.30% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.05% 16.15% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 0
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£375 £282 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.97% -
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 £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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
277 161 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 35.15% 26.66% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 96 19
Average daily rate £375 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £224 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.90 £14.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.67 £16.90 £34.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +10 47 £375 +32.86% 10
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 55 (80.88%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (69.12%) Java
3 31 (45.59%) TDD
4 30 (44.12%) RESTful
5 28 (41.18%) NoSQL
6 27 (39.71%) MongoDB
7 26 (38.24%) Ruby
8 24 (35.29%) Web Services
8 24 (35.29%) Linux
9 22 (32.35%) QA
9 22 (32.35%) BDD
9 22 (32.35%) Scala
9 22 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (30.88%) Python
11 20 (29.41%) Django
12 19 (27.94%) Puppet
12 19 (27.94%) Scrum
12 19 (27.94%) Opscode Chef
13 18 (26.47%) Project Management
13 18 (26.47%) Selenium
14 17 (25.00%) Jenkins
15 16 (23.53%) JSON
15 16 (23.53%) Test Automation
16 15 (22.06%) XML
16 15 (22.06%) SQL
17 14 (20.59%) JIRA
17 14 (20.59%) Mentoring
18 13 (19.12%) Agile Project Management
18 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
18 13 (19.12%) Kanban

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 12 (17.65%) Confluence
2 10 (14.71%) WebSphere
2 10 (14.71%) Apache
3 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (7.35%) IIS
3 5 (7.35%) JBoss
3 5 (7.35%) Jetty
3 5 (7.35%) nginx
4 2 (2.94%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (7.35%) Google App Engine
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) HTTP
1 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
1 6 (8.82%) SSL
2 5 (7.35%) LDAP
2 5 (7.35%) DHCP
2 5 (7.35%) FTP
2 5 (7.35%) IPsec
2 5 (7.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.94%) LAN
3 2 (2.94%) WAN
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) VPN
4 1 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (41.18%) NoSQL
2 27 (39.71%) MongoDB
3 9 (13.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) Redis
4 1 (1.47%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Selenium
2 17 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 14 (20.59%) JIRA
4 4 (5.88%) WATIR
4 4 (5.88%) Sahi
4 4 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Architect
2 17 (25.00%) Analyst
3 14 (20.59%) Technical Architect
4 9 (13.24%) Business Analyst
5 8 (11.76%) ScrumMaster
5 8 (11.76%) Digital Architect
5 8 (11.76%) Digital Technical Architect
6 7 (10.29%) Senior Architect
6 7 (10.29%) QA Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Test Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Senior Technical Architect
8 5 (7.35%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.41%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
10 3 (4.41%) Senior Digital Architect
11 2 (2.94%) UNIX Engineer
11 2 (2.94%) Administrator
11 2 (2.94%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (44.12%) RESTful
2 24 (35.29%) Web Services
3 20 (29.41%) Django
4 16 (23.53%) JSON
5 15 (22.06%) XML
6 12 (17.65%) Spring
6 12 (17.65%) HTML
6 12 (17.65%) HTML5
7 9 (13.24%) .NET
8 5 (7.35%) J2EE
8 5 (7.35%) Servlets
9 2 (2.94%) Middleware
10 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.47%) Mustache
10 1 (1.47%) Sass
10 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) User Experience
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) HACMP
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.29%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) AIX
3 3 (4.41%) UNIX
4 2 (2.94%) Windows
4 2 (2.94%) Solaris
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (80.88%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (45.59%) TDD
3 22 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (32.35%) BDD
4 19 (27.94%) Scrum
5 18 (26.47%) Project Management
6 16 (23.53%) Test Automation
7 14 (20.59%) Mentoring
8 13 (19.12%) Kanban
8 13 (19.12%) Agile Project Management
8 13 (19.12%) Automated Testing
9 11 (16.18%) Business Analysis
9 11 (16.18%) DevOps
10 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
11 7 (10.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (8.82%) Web Development
12 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
13 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
14 4 (5.88%) Analytics
14 4 (5.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (69.12%) Java
2 26 (38.24%) Ruby
3 22 (32.35%) Scala
4 21 (30.88%) Python
5 15 (22.06%) SQL
6 1 (1.47%) Groovy
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
6 1 (1.47%) C#
6 1 (1.47%) C++
6 1 (1.47%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) IBM AIX Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Xen
1 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) GPFS
3 1 (1.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (27.94%) Puppet
1 19 (27.94%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) IBM
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.35%) VMware
2 5 (7.35%) Google
3 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.47%) SaltStack
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