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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 23 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +3
Contract jobs citing Open Source 57 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.77% 3.16% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.65% 4.35% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 1
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£375 £350 £750
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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
659 368 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 78.27% 72.73% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 230 109
Average daily rate £388 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 14 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -53.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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 3 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 +11 54 £375 +7.14% 17
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 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 52 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (70.31%) Java
3 36 (56.25%) RESTful
4 35 (54.69%) TDD
5 34 (53.13%) MongoDB
6 31 (48.44%) NoSQL
7 26 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (40.63%) Linux
8 25 (39.06%) Web Services
9 24 (37.50%) BDD
10 23 (35.94%) Puppet
10 23 (35.94%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
12 21 (32.81%) Selenium
12 21 (32.81%) JSON
13 20 (31.25%) Ruby
14 18 (28.13%) QA
14 18 (28.13%) Scala
15 17 (26.56%) Test Automation
15 17 (26.56%) Project Management
16 16 (25.00%) XML
16 16 (25.00%) SQL
16 16 (25.00%) JIRA
17 15 (23.44%) Python
18 14 (21.88%) HTML
18 14 (21.88%) Automated Testing
18 14 (21.88%) Django
18 14 (21.88%) HTML5
19 13 (20.31%) Confluence
19 13 (20.31%) Spring

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 13 (20.31%) Confluence
2 5 (7.81%) IIS
2 5 (7.81%) Apache
2 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.81%) Jetty
2 5 (7.81%) nginx
3 2 (3.13%) Node.js
4 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (7.81%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (7.81%) Google App Engine
2 5 (7.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.38%) SSL
2 6 (9.38%) HTTP
3 5 (7.81%) IPsec
3 5 (7.81%) DNS
3 5 (7.81%) DHCP
3 5 (7.81%) FTP
4 1 (1.56%) VLAN
4 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.56%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (53.13%) MongoDB
2 31 (48.44%) NoSQL
3 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.13%) Big Data
6 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) Jenkins
2 21 (32.81%) Selenium
3 16 (25.00%) JIRA
4 5 (7.81%) WATIR
4 5 (7.81%) Sahi
4 5 (7.81%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Architect
2 19 (29.69%) Analyst
3 18 (28.13%) Technical Architect
4 9 (14.06%) Business Analyst
4 9 (14.06%) Senior Architect
4 9 (14.06%) Digital Architect
4 9 (14.06%) Digital Technical Architect
5 8 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Technical Architect
6 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (7.81%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (6.25%) Senior Digital Architect
9 4 (6.25%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 4 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.69%) Agile Business Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
11 2 (3.13%) Tester
11 2 (3.13%) Developer
11 2 (3.13%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (56.25%) RESTful
2 25 (39.06%) Web Services
3 21 (32.81%) JSON
4 16 (25.00%) XML
5 14 (21.88%) HTML
5 14 (21.88%) HTML5
5 14 (21.88%) Django
6 13 (20.31%) Spring
7 10 (15.63%) .NET
8 5 (7.81%) J2EE
8 5 (7.81%) Servlets
9 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.56%) CSS
10 1 (1.56%) Ajax
10 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (1.56%) REST
10 1 (1.56%) CSS3
10 1 (1.56%) Mustache
10 1 (1.56%) Sass
10 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) User Experience
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.63%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.56%) UNIX
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (54.69%) TDD
3 26 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (37.50%) BDD
5 17 (26.56%) Test Automation
5 17 (26.56%) Project Management
6 14 (21.88%) Automated Testing
7 13 (20.31%) Scrum
8 12 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 12 (18.75%) Agile Project Management
9 11 (17.19%) Kanban
10 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
10 7 (10.94%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
11 6 (9.38%) Web Development
11 6 (9.38%) Configuration Management
12 5 (7.81%) Analytics
13 4 (6.25%) Software Delivery
14 3 (4.69%) DevOps
14 3 (4.69%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 45 (70.31%) Java
2 20 (31.25%) Ruby
3 18 (28.13%) Scala
4 16 (25.00%) SQL
5 15 (23.44%) Python
6 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.56%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.56%) Clojure
6 1 (1.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.81%) Xen
3 4 (6.25%) vCloud
4 1 (1.56%) QEMU
4 1 (1.56%) KVM
4 1 (1.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (35.94%) Puppet
1 23 (35.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) VMware
2 5 (7.81%) Google
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.56%) SaltStack
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