The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Source
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 67 15
Rank change year-on-year +41 -52  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 18 54 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.19% 4.07% 8.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.90% 4.59% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 41
Median daily rate £428 £498 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.96% +32.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £556 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £31.22 £42.50
% change year-on-year +52.13% -26.53%  

Open Source is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 305 1176 461
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 87.90% 88.62% 80.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 797 309
Median daily rate £385 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% -17.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 62 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.00 £12.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Newcastle upon Tyne

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Newcastle upon Tyne

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Newcastle upon Tyne

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 76 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (54.55%) Git (software)
2 48 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 45 (51.14%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (48.86%) Linux
5 40 (45.45%) JIRA
6 39 (44.32%) HTML
6 39 (44.32%) Confluence
7 38 (43.18%) Scala
7 38 (43.18%) REST
7 38 (43.18%) CSS
7 38 (43.18%) JSON
8 36 (40.91%) Configuration Management
9 32 (36.36%) Java
9 32 (36.36%) HTML5
10 31 (35.23%) Test Automation
10 31 (35.23%) Play Framework
10 31 (35.23%) Ruby
10 31 (35.23%) Ajax
10 31 (35.23%) Spring
11 29 (32.95%) Scrum
11 29 (32.95%) Django
11 29 (32.95%) CSS3
12 26 (29.55%) DevOps
12 26 (29.55%) Ruby on Rails
12 26 (29.55%) JUnit
13 25 (28.41%) Windows
13 25 (28.41%) HTTP
14 24 (27.27%) Python
15 23 (26.14%) Oracle

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (44.32%) Confluence
2 21 (23.86%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.95%) Apache
4 3 (3.41%) JBoss
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (19.32%) Trello
4 1 (1.14%) IaaS
4 1 (1.14%) PaaS
4 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (1.14%) SSL
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 18 (20.45%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (13.64%) MongoDB
4 8 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (9.09%) MySQL
4 8 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 8 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (5.68%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.14%) BODI
6 1 (1.14%) Ingres
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (54.55%) Git (software)
1 48 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 40 (45.45%) JIRA
3 26 (29.55%) JUnit
4 23 (26.14%) Subversion
5 22 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 21 (23.86%) GitLab
7 15 (17.05%) Selenium
8 4 (4.55%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.27%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.27%) jMock
10 2 (2.27%) Mockito
11 1 (1.14%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (1.14%) RSpec
General
1 3 (3.41%) Finance
1 3 (3.41%) Games
2 1 (1.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (38.64%) Developer
2 19 (21.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 12 (13.64%) Scala Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Architect
6 7 (7.95%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (7.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.95%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Product Manager
8 5 (5.68%) QA Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Administrator
9 4 (4.55%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (4.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Digital Architect
9 4 (4.55%) Product Owner
9 4 (4.55%) Scrum Master
9 4 (4.55%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.41%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (44.32%) HTML
2 38 (43.18%) CSS
2 38 (43.18%) JSON
2 38 (43.18%) REST
3 32 (36.36%) HTML5
4 31 (35.23%) Ajax
4 31 (35.23%) Play Framework
4 31 (35.23%) Spring
5 29 (32.95%) CSS3
5 29 (32.95%) Django
6 26 (29.55%) Ruby on Rails
7 21 (23.86%) Guice
8 19 (21.59%) RESTful
9 18 (20.45%) Software Packaging
10 15 (17.05%) Spring MVC
11 9 (10.23%) SOAP
12 6 (6.82%) J2EE
13 5 (5.68%) Akka
13 5 (5.68%) Hibernate
14 4 (4.55%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.50%) User Experience
3 4 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (48.86%) Linux
2 25 (28.41%) Windows
3 22 (25.00%) Unix
4 19 (21.59%) Windows Server
5 18 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.27%) Android
7 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.14%) HPUX
7 1 (1.14%) Solaris
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (51.14%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (40.91%) Configuration Management
4 31 (35.23%) Test Automation
5 29 (32.95%) Scrum
6 26 (29.55%) DevOps
7 23 (26.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 23 (26.14%) Web Design
8 20 (22.73%) OWASP
9 16 (18.18%) Change Control
9 16 (18.18%) TDD
10 15 (17.05%) Mentoring
10 15 (17.05%) MVC
11 14 (15.91%) User Stories
12 12 (13.64%) Front End Development
13 11 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
13 11 (12.50%) Project Management
13 11 (12.50%) Service Design
14 10 (11.36%) Service Delivery
14 10 (11.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (43.18%) Scala
2 32 (36.36%) Java
3 31 (35.23%) Ruby
4 24 (27.27%) Python
5 18 (20.45%) PowerShell
6 17 (19.32%) C#
7 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.41%) SQL
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.14%) ISEB
4 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
2 3 (3.41%) WCAG
3 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (19.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) Docker
3 4 (4.55%) LXC
4 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (26.14%) Ansible
2 17 (19.32%) Dollar Universe
3 10 (11.36%) Puppet
4 4 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (26.14%) Oracle
2 21 (23.86%) Google
3 19 (21.59%) Red Hat
4 18 (20.45%) Atlassian
4 18 (20.45%) TIBCO
5 12 (13.64%) HP
6 3 (3.41%) webMethods
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco
7 1 (1.14%) F5
7 1 (1.14%) VMware
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