The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 30 April 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
England / North East
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 40 42
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 59 60 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.94% 5.18% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.23% 6.00% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 18
Median daily rate £450 £465 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +55.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £700 £408
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 £42.50 £30.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +41.66% -33.33%  

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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 577 1000 571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.42% 86.28% 75.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 637 340
Median daily rate £388 £330 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.42% -10.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 34
Median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +80.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £18.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in the North East

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in the North East over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in the North East

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +22 57 £450 - 4
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 North East region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 119 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (54.76%) Linux
3 77 (45.83%) Windows
4 69 (41.07%) Unix
5 68 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
5 68 (40.48%) DevOps
6 57 (33.93%) Jenkins
7 55 (32.74%) IaaS
7 55 (32.74%) SaaS
7 55 (32.74%) PaaS
7 55 (32.74%) Java
8 54 (32.14%) ITIL
8 54 (32.14%) Git (software)
9 53 (31.55%) Analytical Skills
10 49 (29.17%) Data Management
11 48 (28.57%) Change Management
12 47 (27.98%) Ruby
13 45 (26.79%) Configuration Management
14 43 (25.60%) Oracle
15 39 (23.21%) Scala
15 39 (23.21%) Confluence
16 38 (22.62%) JIRA
17 37 (22.02%) JSON
17 37 (22.02%) REST
18 35 (20.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 35 (20.83%) HTML
18 35 (20.83%) CSS
18 35 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
18 35 (20.83%) Microsoft
19 34 (20.24%) Automated Testing

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (23.21%) Confluence
2 24 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 22 (13.10%) WebLogic
4 10 (5.95%) Apache
5 5 (2.98%) SAS
6 4 (2.38%) JBoss
6 4 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.79%) IIS
7 3 (1.79%) Jetty
7 3 (1.79%) Mongrel
7 3 (1.79%) nginx
7 3 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 35 (20.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 35 (20.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 55 (32.74%) IaaS
1 55 (32.74%) PaaS
1 55 (32.74%) SaaS
2 29 (17.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (10.71%) Trello
5 3 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.79%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.45%) HTTP
2 13 (7.74%) LDAP
3 4 (2.38%) Internet
3 4 (2.38%) SSL
3 4 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.79%) DHCP
4 3 (1.79%) DNS
4 3 (1.79%) FTP
4 3 (1.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.10%) Relational Database
2 21 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 19 (11.31%) BusinessObjects
4 16 (9.52%) SQL Server
5 13 (7.74%) Oracle Database
6 12 (7.14%) DB2
7 9 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (4.76%) Ingres
8 8 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.38%) MySQL
9 4 (2.38%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (1.79%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 1 (0.60%) BODI
Development Applications
1 57 (33.93%) Jenkins
2 54 (32.14%) Git (software)
3 38 (22.62%) JIRA
4 29 (17.26%) JUnit
5 28 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 27 (16.07%) Selenium
7 26 (15.48%) GitLab
8 25 (14.88%) Subversion
9 14 (8.33%) HP UFT
10 13 (7.74%) Sahi
10 13 (7.74%) WATIR
11 10 (5.95%) Cucumber
12 4 (2.38%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.38%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.79%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.79%) RSpec
13 3 (1.79%) Travis CI
14 1 (0.60%) Gatling
14 1 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
14 1 (0.60%) Mockito
General
1 3 (1.79%) Finance
1 3 (1.79%) Games
2 2 (1.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (25.00%) Developer
2 24 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (11.90%) Administrator
4 19 (11.31%) Operations Engineer
5 18 (10.71%) DBA
6 17 (10.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 16 (9.52%) Analyst
7 16 (9.52%) Scala Developer
8 13 (7.74%) Support Analyst
9 12 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
9 12 (7.14%) Product Manager
10 11 (6.55%) Operational Support Analyst
10 11 (6.55%) Operations Support Analyst
10 11 (6.55%) Oracle DBA
10 11 (6.55%) Senior Operations Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Applications Support
11 8 (4.76%) QA Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
12 7 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.02%) JSON
1 37 (22.02%) REST
2 35 (20.83%) CSS
2 35 (20.83%) HTML
3 30 (17.86%) Play Framework
4 29 (17.26%) Ajax
5 28 (16.67%) HTML5
5 28 (16.67%) Spring
6 26 (15.48%) Django
7 25 (14.88%) CSS3
8 24 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
9 22 (13.10%) Guice
10 20 (11.90%) Software Packaging
11 19 (11.31%) RESTful
12 18 (10.71%) .NET
12 18 (10.71%) XML
13 15 (8.93%) Spring MVC
13 15 (8.93%) Web Services
14 11 (6.55%) J2EE
15 6 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (31.55%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.74%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.95%) User Experience
4 7 (4.17%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.57%) Tandem
6 3 (1.79%) NHS
7 2 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (54.76%) Linux
2 77 (45.83%) Windows
3 69 (41.07%) Unix
4 33 (19.64%) AIX
5 22 (13.10%) Windows 2000
5 22 (13.10%) Windows XP
6 21 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 20 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.38%) MVS
8 4 (2.38%) VME
9 3 (1.79%) zOS
10 1 (0.60%) Android
10 1 (0.60%) HPUX
10 1 (0.60%) Solaris
10 1 (0.60%) VMS
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (40.48%) Continuous Integration
2 68 (40.48%) DevOps
3 54 (32.14%) ITIL
4 49 (29.17%) Data Management
5 48 (28.57%) Change Management
6 45 (26.79%) Configuration Management
7 34 (20.24%) Automated Testing
8 32 (19.05%) PRINCE2
8 32 (19.05%) Problem Management
8 32 (19.05%) Scrum
9 27 (16.07%) Service Management
10 26 (15.48%) Responsive Web Design
10 26 (15.48%) Web Design
11 25 (14.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 24 (14.29%) ITSM
13 23 (13.69%) TDD
14 20 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (11.90%) OWASP
14 20 (11.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 55 (32.74%) Java
2 47 (27.98%) Ruby
3 39 (23.21%) Scala
4 31 (18.45%) SQL
5 30 (17.86%) Python
6 21 (12.50%) C#
7 20 (11.90%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.98%) Perl
9 4 (2.38%) C
10 2 (1.19%) COBOL
10 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.12%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.79%) Degree
5 2 (1.19%) IBM Certification
5 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.90%) SLA
2 15 (8.93%) QA
3 10 (5.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.79%) WCAG
5 1 (0.60%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.57%) Docker
3 4 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.79%) Oracle Clusterware
4 3 (1.79%) Xen
5 2 (1.19%) LXC
Systems Management
1 29 (17.26%) Ansible
2 18 (10.71%) Dollar Universe
3 12 (7.14%) Puppet
4 7 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.79%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 43 (25.60%) Oracle
2 35 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 25 (14.88%) Google
4 21 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 20 (11.90%) Atlassian
6 19 (11.31%) TIBCO
7 12 (7.14%) HP
8 4 (2.38%) VMware
9 3 (1.79%) IBM
9 3 (1.79%) webMethods
10 2 (1.19%) CA
10 2 (1.19%) Capita
11 1 (0.60%) Cisco
11 1 (0.60%) F5
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