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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 36 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.39% 0.77% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.24% 2.38% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
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£450 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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
205 126 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.12% 32.47% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 72 24
Average daily rate £365 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.18% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £467 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £34.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.29% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £170.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 20 £450 +63.63% 1
Durham - - - -
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 54 (80.60%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (52.24%) Java
3 30 (44.78%) Ruby
4 28 (41.79%) Python
5 27 (40.30%) Scala
5 27 (40.30%) Mentoring
6 26 (38.81%) Linux
7 25 (37.31%) Django
8 22 (32.84%) HTML
9 21 (31.34%) Scrum
9 21 (31.34%) HTML5
10 19 (28.36%) Puppet
10 19 (28.36%) Jenkins
10 19 (28.36%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (26.87%) Relational Database
11 18 (26.87%) JSON
12 17 (25.37%) JIRA
12 17 (25.37%) Confluence
12 17 (25.37%) RESTful
13 16 (23.88%) Spring
14 14 (20.90%) Selenium
14 14 (20.90%) MongoDB
14 14 (20.90%) NoSQL
15 13 (19.40%) Web Development
16 11 (16.42%) DevOps
17 10 (14.93%) Configuration Management
18 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
19 7 (10.45%) Subversion
19 7 (10.45%) Responsive Web Design
19 7 (10.45%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (25.37%) Confluence
2 5 (7.46%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.46%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (7.46%) JBoss
2 5 (7.46%) Apache
3 3 (4.48%) Drupal
3 3 (4.48%) WordPress
3 3 (4.48%) CMS
4 1 (1.49%) Jetty
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) HTTP
2 5 (7.46%) LDAP
3 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.48%) SSL
4 2 (2.99%) VPN
4 2 (2.99%) LAN
4 2 (2.99%) WAN
4 2 (2.99%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.87%) Relational Database
2 14 (20.90%) MongoDB
2 14 (20.90%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (28.36%) Jenkins
2 17 (25.37%) JIRA
3 14 (20.90%) Selenium
4 7 (10.45%) Subversion
4 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.96%) JUnit
6 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (1.49%) Local Government
1 1 (1.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (40.30%) Architect
2 22 (32.84%) Solutions Architect
3 16 (23.88%) Digital Architect
4 12 (17.91%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 10 (14.93%) Lead Architect
5 10 (14.93%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 8 (11.94%) ScrumMaster
7 7 (10.45%) Senior Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Developer
8 6 (8.96%) Senior Digital Architect
9 5 (7.46%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Digital Designer
10 4 (5.97%) Digital Designer
10 4 (5.97%) Designer
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Designer
11 3 (4.48%) Web Content Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Web Developer
12 2 (2.99%) Consultant
12 2 (2.99%) Administrator
12 2 (2.99%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.31%) Django
2 22 (32.84%) HTML
3 21 (31.34%) HTML5
4 18 (26.87%) JSON
5 17 (25.37%) RESTful
6 16 (23.88%) Spring
7 7 (10.45%) CSS3
7 7 (10.45%) CSS
8 5 (7.46%) REST
9 4 (5.97%) Ajax
9 4 (5.97%) Play Framework
10 3 (4.48%) Sensu
10 3 (4.48%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (4.48%) Guice
10 3 (4.48%) Middleware
11 2 (2.99%) SOAP
11 2 (2.99%) Spring MVC
12 1 (1.49%) JAX-RS
12 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
12 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) User Experience
2 4 (5.97%) Psychology
2 4 (5.97%) Human Factors
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) W3C
4 2 (2.99%) HACMP
4 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.81%) Linux
2 7 (10.45%) AIX
3 6 (8.96%) UNIX
4 2 (2.99%) Solaris
5 1 (1.49%) VME
5 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (80.60%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.30%) Mentoring
3 21 (31.34%) Scrum
4 13 (19.40%) Web Development
5 11 (16.42%) DevOps
6 10 (14.93%) Configuration Management
7 8 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (10.45%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (10.45%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.96%) Automated Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Line Management
11 4 (5.97%) Web Design
11 4 (5.97%) User Stories
11 4 (5.97%) Market Research
11 4 (5.97%) Usability Testing
11 4 (5.97%) Business Analysis
12 3 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (4.48%) Kanban
12 3 (4.48%) OWASP
12 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 35 (52.24%) Java
2 30 (44.78%) Ruby
3 28 (41.79%) Python
4 27 (40.30%) Scala
5 5 (7.46%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 2 (2.99%) SQL
8 1 (1.49%) C++
8 1 (1.49%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) IBM AIX Certification
3 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 19 (28.36%) Puppet
1 19 (28.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.46%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.48%) collectd
3 3 (4.48%) Ganglia
3 3 (4.48%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) IBM
2 3 (4.48%) Google
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.49%) ICL
4 1 (1.49%) Fujitsu