Period
to 18 July 2018

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 6 months to 18 July 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 28 65
Rank change year-on-year 0 +37 -32
Contract jobs citing Open Source 97 89 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.51% 6.85% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.79% 7.88% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 67 68
North East median daily rate £418 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% -5.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £270 £368 £284
90th Percentile £638 £615 £700
England median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year -17.65% +25.93% -25.00%

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,104 1,129 2,252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.52% 86.91% 86.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 742 1,460
North East median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38% -10.96%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £224
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 108
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £26.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% -7.14% +107.41%
10th Percentile £9.53 £9.76 £13.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.30 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.46 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.16% +4.17% +11.63%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -2 96 £415 -7.78% 6
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 68 (70.10%) DevOps
2 62 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (56.70%) Linux
4 54 (55.67%) Java
5 51 (52.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (52.58%) Ansible
6 49 (50.52%) Puppet
7 48 (49.48%) Configuration Management
8 47 (48.45%) Amazon AWS
9 45 (46.39%) Data Centre
10 42 (43.30%) High Availability
11 40 (41.24%) Windows
12 38 (39.18%) Terraform
13 35 (36.08%) New Relic
13 35 (36.08%) Splunk
13 35 (36.08%) Jenkins
13 35 (36.08%) Nagios
14 34 (35.05%) BDD
14 34 (35.05%) Test Automation
14 34 (35.05%) Datadog
14 34 (35.05%) Elastic Stack
15 33 (34.02%) PowerShell
15 33 (34.02%) Ruby
16 32 (32.99%) Bash Shell
16 32 (32.99%) Python
16 32 (32.99%) Perl
16 32 (32.99%) C
16 32 (32.99%) C++
17 30 (30.93%) TeamCity
17 30 (30.93%) Packer

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 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.15%) Apache
3 5 (5.15%) Confluence
4 4 (4.12%) IIS
4 4 (4.12%) Jetty
4 4 (4.12%) Mongrel
4 4 (4.12%) nginx
4 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.06%) FileNet
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (52.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (48.45%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (35.05%) Datadog
4 11 (11.34%) PaaS
5 9 (9.28%) SaaS
6 5 (5.15%) IaaS
7 4 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (4.12%) Google App Engine
7 4 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.03%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) DHCP
2 8 (8.25%) DNS
2 8 (8.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.15%) WAN
4 4 (4.12%) BGP
4 4 (4.12%) Firewall
4 4 (4.12%) FTP
4 4 (4.12%) HTTP
4 4 (4.12%) IP Telephony
4 4 (4.12%) IPsec
4 4 (4.12%) Network Security
4 4 (4.12%) OSPF
4 4 (4.12%) SSL
4 4 (4.12%) Unified Communications
4 4 (4.12%) VPN
5 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.03%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.03%) LAN
6 1 (1.03%) SMS
6 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.80%) Amazon Redshift
2 12 (12.37%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.22%) MySQL
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.09%) Apache Hive
5 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.06%) Big Data
6 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.06%) HBase
6 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.03%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.03%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 35 (36.08%) Jenkins
2 30 (30.93%) TeamCity
3 8 (8.25%) JIRA
4 6 (6.19%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.12%) Travis CI
6 3 (3.09%) GitLab
6 3 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.06%) MSTest
7 2 (2.06%) NCrunch
8 1 (1.03%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.03%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.03%) ERwin
8 1 (1.03%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.03%) JMeter
8 1 (1.03%) JUnit
8 1 (1.03%) NUnit
8 1 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.03%) Protractor
8 1 (1.03%) Selenium
General
1 9 (9.28%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.03%) Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Electronics
5 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (41.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (20.62%) Architect
3 16 (16.49%) Developer
4 8 (8.25%) Analyst
4 8 (8.25%) Technical Architect
5 7 (7.22%) Junior
5 7 (7.22%) Open Source Architect
5 7 (7.22%) Open Source Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Junior DevOps
6 6 (6.19%) Junior DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (5.15%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) DBA
8 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.12%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (4.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (35.05%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (12.37%) Node.js
3 10 (10.31%) REST
4 9 (9.28%) AngularJS
5 6 (6.19%) .NET
5 6 (6.19%) J2EE
6 4 (4.12%) Servlets
7 3 (3.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 3 (3.09%) Web Services
8 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.06%) CSS
8 2 (2.06%) jBPM
8 2 (2.06%) JDBC
8 2 (2.06%) LINQ
8 2 (2.06%) RESTful
9 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.03%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.03%) Middleware
9 1 (1.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 45 (46.39%) Data Centre
2 17 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (13.40%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.12%) Social Media
4 4 (4.12%) User Experience
5 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.09%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Blog
7 1 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.03%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.03%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 55 (56.70%) Linux
2 40 (41.24%) Windows
3 10 (10.31%) Unix
4 6 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.15%) VMS
6 3 (3.09%) AIX
6 3 (3.09%) CentOS
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.03%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (70.10%) DevOps
2 62 (63.92%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (49.48%) Configuration Management
4 42 (43.30%) High Availability
5 34 (35.05%) BDD
5 34 (35.05%) Test Automation
6 20 (20.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (20.62%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (15.46%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (14.43%) ITIL
9 13 (13.40%) Data Management
9 13 (13.40%) Mentoring
10 12 (12.37%) SFIA
10 12 (12.37%) Software Engineering
11 9 (9.28%) Problem Management
11 9 (9.28%) Service Management
11 9 (9.28%) TOGAF
12 8 (8.25%) Change Management
12 8 (8.25%) Coaching
12 8 (8.25%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 54 (55.67%) Java
2 33 (34.02%) PowerShell
2 33 (34.02%) Ruby
3 32 (32.99%) Bash Shell
3 32 (32.99%) C
3 32 (32.99%) C++
3 32 (32.99%) Perl
3 32 (32.99%) Python
4 12 (12.37%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.22%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.12%) SQL
7 3 (3.09%) C#
8 2 (2.06%) PHP
9 1 (1.03%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 19 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.49%) Degree
3 15 (15.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) CCDP
4 4 (4.12%) CCIE
4 4 (4.12%) CCNP
4 4 (4.12%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.12%) CISM
4 4 (4.12%) CISSP
4 4 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (4.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.09%) OCP
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.03%) ISEB
6 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (27.84%) Docker
2 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.12%) Xen
3 3 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 51 (52.58%) Ansible
2 49 (50.52%) Puppet
3 38 (39.18%) Terraform
4 35 (36.08%) Nagios
5 30 (30.93%) Packer
6 26 (26.80%) Kubernetes
7 13 (13.40%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (3.09%) Data Guard
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (1.03%) Grafana
9 1 (1.03%) Graylog
9 1 (1.03%) Kibana
9 1 (1.03%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (36.08%) New Relic
1 35 (36.08%) Splunk
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.28%) Red Hat
4 8 (8.25%) Oracle
5 5 (5.15%) VMware
6 4 (4.12%) Cisco
6 4 (4.12%) Google
6 4 (4.12%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.09%) Black Duck
7 3 (3.09%) SAP
8 1 (1.03%) CA
8 1 (1.03%) Citrix
8 1 (1.03%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.03%) HP
8 1 (1.03%) ICL
8 1 (1.03%) Informatica
8 1 (1.03%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.03%) Meraki
8 1 (1.03%) Tableau