Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 22 24
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +16
Contract jobs citing Open Source 96 222 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.89% 8.62% 6.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.29% 10.16% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 178 164
North East median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £271 £313 £283
90th Percentile £615 £566 £652
England median daily rate £503 £480 £463
% change year-on-year +4.69% +3.78% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -22.22% +9.09% -2.94%

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 1033 2185 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.95% 84.82% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 1514 1116
North East median daily rate £375 £363 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -11.59% +9.33%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £259
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 83 70
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +58.82% -16.05%
10th Percentile £9.70 £11.01 £9.95
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £38.05
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

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 16 December 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 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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 +4 94 £450 +9.09%
Durham - 1 £413 -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 74 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (46.88%) Scrum
3 34 (35.42%) Java
4 29 (30.21%) Scala
5 28 (29.17%) User Stories
5 28 (29.17%) Web Services
6 26 (27.08%) Test Automation
7 24 (25.00%) DevOps
8 23 (23.96%) JIRA
8 23 (23.96%) Finance
8 23 (23.96%) TDD
9 22 (22.92%) Linux
9 22 (22.92%) MongoDB
10 20 (20.83%) User Experience
11 19 (19.79%) SFIA
11 19 (19.79%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (18.75%) Project Management
12 18 (18.75%) SQL
12 18 (18.75%) Confluence
12 18 (18.75%) Selenium
13 17 (17.71%) QA
13 17 (17.71%) Waterfall
14 16 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 16 (16.67%) Oracle
15 15 (15.63%) JSON
16 14 (14.58%) Kanban
16 14 (14.58%) MySQL
17 13 (13.54%) Ruby
17 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (13.54%) REST

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 18 (18.75%) Confluence
2 6 (6.25%) SAS
3 2 (2.08%) Drupal
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.04%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.21%) Heroku
3 4 (4.17%) Slack
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.08%) PaaS
6 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.04%) IaaS
6 1 (1.04%) SaaS
6 1 (1.04%) Serverless
6 1 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) HTTP
2 7 (7.29%) SSL
2 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.08%) SMS
4 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.92%) MongoDB
2 19 (19.79%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (14.58%) MySQL
4 11 (11.46%) NoSQL
5 8 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 8 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 7 (7.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (7.29%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (6.25%) Apache Hive
7 6 (6.25%) Big Data
7 6 (6.25%) Data Lake
7 6 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 6 (6.25%) Hadoop
7 6 (6.25%) HBase
7 6 (6.25%) Pentaho
8 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
9 2 (2.08%) GIS
9 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.08%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 23 (23.96%) JIRA
2 18 (18.75%) Selenium
3 16 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 12 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 11 (11.46%) Cucumber
6 10 (10.42%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.25%) ERwin
7 6 (6.25%) SoapUI
8 5 (5.21%) Subversion
9 4 (4.17%) JUnit
9 4 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (3.13%) GitLab
10 3 (3.13%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (3.13%) Maven
11 2 (2.08%) HP UFT
11 2 (2.08%) RSpec
11 2 (2.08%) Sahi
11 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (2.08%) Toad
11 2 (2.08%) WATIR
General
1 23 (23.96%) Finance
2 2 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (1.04%) Electronics
3 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.04%) Marketing
3 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (30.21%) Analyst
2 23 (23.96%) Business Analyst
3 19 (19.79%) Architect
4 14 (14.58%) Developer
5 11 (11.46%) Java Developer
6 9 (9.38%) Digital Analyst
6 9 (9.38%) Digital Business Analyst
6 9 (9.38%) Scala Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Digital Architect
8 7 (7.29%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Java Scala Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Data Architect
9 6 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Lead Architect
9 6 (6.25%) Lead Data Architect
9 6 (6.25%) Software Developer
10 5 (5.21%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Technical Architect
10 5 (5.21%) Test Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.17%) Web Services
2 15 (15.63%) JSON
3 13 (13.54%) REST
4 10 (10.42%) CSS
4 10 (10.42%) HTML
4 10 (10.42%) Play Framework
4 10 (10.42%) SOAP
5 9 (9.38%) Ajax
5 9 (9.38%) CSS3
5 9 (9.38%) Django
5 9 (9.38%) HTML5
5 9 (9.38%) Node.js
6 7 (7.29%) RESTful
7 6 (6.25%) Spring
8 5 (5.21%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (3.13%) XML
10 2 (2.08%) .NET
10 2 (2.08%) Guice
10 2 (2.08%) Middleware
10 2 (2.08%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.83%) User Experience
2 13 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.50%) Smartphone
4 11 (11.46%) Management Information System
5 8 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.13%) NHS
6 3 (3.13%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.92%) Linux
2 9 (9.38%) Unix
3 8 (8.33%) Windows
4 7 (7.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.04%) Android
6 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (46.88%) Scrum
3 28 (29.17%) User Stories
4 26 (27.08%) Test Automation
5 24 (25.00%) DevOps
6 23 (23.96%) TDD
7 19 (19.79%) SFIA
8 18 (18.75%) Project Management
9 17 (17.71%) Waterfall
10 14 (14.58%) Kanban
11 13 (13.54%) BDD
11 13 (13.54%) Coaching
11 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
13 11 (11.46%) Actionable Insight
13 11 (11.46%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (11.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 11 (11.46%) Test Scripting
14 10 (10.42%) Data Modelling
14 10 (10.42%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.42%) Java
2 29 (30.21%) Scala
3 18 (18.75%) SQL
4 13 (13.54%) Ruby
5 11 (11.46%) Python
6 10 (10.42%) JavaScript
7 8 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.25%) Groovy
9 4 (4.17%) C#
10 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) ISEB
2 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.13%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) CCDP
3 1 (1.04%) CCIE
3 1 (1.04%) CCNP
3 1 (1.04%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.04%) CISM
3 1 (1.04%) CISSP
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.71%) QA
2 6 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Docker
2 4 (4.17%) LXC
3 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) Puppet
2 5 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.17%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.08%) Ansible
4 2 (2.08%) Nagios
5 1 (1.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.04%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) Oracle
2 6 (6.25%) CA
2 6 (6.25%) Informatica
2 6 (6.25%) Tableau
3 5 (5.21%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.08%) Google
5 2 (2.08%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.04%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco
6 1 (1.04%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) OpenText
6 1 (1.04%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.04%) SAP
6 1 (1.04%) TIBCO