Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 33 19
Rank change year-on-year -19 -14 +17
Contract jobs citing Open Source 47 85 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.81% 6.71% 9.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 7.67% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 77 100
North East median daily rate £476 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.00% - -13.51%
10th Percentile £360 £314 £313
90th Percentile £638 £638 £503
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year - -25.53% +39.26%

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 1,056 1,108 1,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.64% 87.45% 89.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 763 862
North East median daily rate £425 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +4.05% +5.71%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £575 £562 £536
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 46
North East median hourly rate £16.12 £17.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -39.13% +7.33%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.50 £11.16
90th Percentile £45.30 £43.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% +8.70%

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 -14 46 £476 +19.00% 5
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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 25 (53.19%) Test Automation
2 23 (48.94%) DevOps
3 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (42.55%) Java
4 19 (40.43%) SQL
4 19 (40.43%) JIRA
5 14 (29.79%) Oracle
6 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
6 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (25.53%) Confluence
6 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
7 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
7 11 (23.40%) Selenium
7 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
8 10 (21.28%) QA
8 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
8 10 (21.28%) Puppet
9 9 (19.15%) Microservices
9 9 (19.15%) Node.js
9 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (19.15%) TDD
9 9 (19.15%) Unix
10 8 (17.02%) Windows
10 8 (17.02%) Linux
10 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
10 8 (17.02%) Kubernetes
10 8 (17.02%) Docker
11 7 (14.89%) REST
11 7 (14.89%) NoSQL
11 7 (14.89%) GitHub

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 12 (25.53%) Confluence
2 3 (6.38%) JBoss
2 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) Jetty
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.26%) SAS
3 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) nginx
4 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (14.89%) GitHub
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (8.51%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (8.51%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (8.51%) Amazon S3
4 4 (8.51%) Route 53
4 4 (8.51%) Slack
4 4 (8.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (6.38%) IaaS
5 3 (6.38%) Office 365
5 3 (6.38%) OpenShift
5 3 (6.38%) PaaS
5 3 (6.38%) SaaS
6 1 (2.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) SSL
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) MySQL
1 7 (14.89%) NoSQL
2 6 (12.77%) Big Data
2 6 (12.77%) Sqoop
3 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.51%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (6.38%) Data Lake
6 2 (4.26%) Base SAS
6 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.26%) DB2
6 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (2.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) JIRA
2 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
3 11 (23.40%) Selenium
4 7 (14.89%) Gatling
5 5 (10.64%) GitLab
6 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.51%) SonarQube
6 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
7 3 (6.38%) JUnit
8 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
9 1 (2.13%) Ant
9 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.13%) Grunt
9 1 (2.13%) IntelliJ
9 1 (2.13%) JMeter
9 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (2.13%) Maven
9 1 (2.13%) Spock
9 1 (2.13%) Sublime Text
General
1 2 (4.26%) Publishing
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) AWS DevOps
2 10 (21.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) AWS Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) QA Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Developer
5 5 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Big Data Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Database Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Data Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Node.js
2 7 (14.89%) REST
2 7 (14.89%) SOAP
2 7 (14.89%) XML
3 4 (8.51%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (6.38%) CSS
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) React
4 3 (6.38%) Spring
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) .NET
5 2 (4.26%) Apache Camel
5 2 (4.26%) JDBC
5 2 (4.26%) JMS
5 2 (4.26%) jQuery
5 2 (4.26%) ODBC
5 2 (4.26%) PowerMock
5 2 (4.26%) Spring Integration
5 2 (4.26%) Spring Security
6 1 (2.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Mashup
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Unix
2 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 8 (17.02%) Windows
3 7 (14.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.51%) CentOS
5 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Test Automation
2 23 (48.94%) DevOps
3 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
5 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (19.15%) Microservices
5 9 (19.15%) TDD
6 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.89%) User Stories
8 6 (12.77%) BDD
8 6 (12.77%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
9 5 (10.64%) Data Management
9 5 (10.64%) Process Improvement
10 4 (8.51%) Analytics
10 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
10 4 (8.51%) Test Management
10 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) Java
2 19 (40.43%) SQL
3 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) Python
5 4 (8.51%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) Groovy
6 1 (2.13%) Haskell
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) Scala
6 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) ISTQB
2 7 (14.89%) ISEB
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) GDPR
2 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Docker
2 6 (12.77%) Apache Flume
2 6 (12.77%) HDFS
3 3 (6.38%) Gluster
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Puppet
2 8 (17.02%) Kubernetes
3 6 (12.77%) Ansible
4 5 (10.64%) Grafana
4 5 (10.64%) Terraform
5 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (8.51%) Packer
5 4 (8.51%) Prometheus
5 4 (8.51%) Rancher
6 3 (6.38%) CloudForms
6 3 (6.38%) HAProxy
7 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
7 1 (2.13%) Kibana
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Black Duck
2 4 (8.51%) Google
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe
4 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.13%) webMethods