Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 16 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 +16
Contract jobs citing Open Source 101 235 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.46% 9.99% 6.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.90% 11.61% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 185 147
North East median daily rate £438 £400 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £305 £285
90th Percentile £615 £561 £670
England median daily rate £503 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.79% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -4.26% +10.59%

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 1,020 2,024 1,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.43% 86.02% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 1,405 1,037
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.96% +11.07%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £263
90th Percentile £566 £534 £600
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 64 65
North East median hourly rate £30.00 £26.54 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.05% +56.10% -22.09%
10th Percentile £9.70 £10.79 £10.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.63 £34.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 January 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 16 January 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 98 £438 +9.38% 10
Durham - 1 £413 -
Northumberland - 1 - -
Open Source
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 72 (71.29%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (41.58%) Scrum
3 34 (33.66%) Java
4 33 (32.67%) Linux
5 28 (27.72%) Web Services
6 27 (26.73%) User Stories
7 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
7 26 (25.74%) Scala
8 25 (24.75%) TDD
9 24 (23.76%) Finance
9 24 (23.76%) JIRA
10 23 (22.77%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (21.78%) User Experience
11 22 (21.78%) DevOps
12 20 (19.80%) SFIA
12 20 (19.80%) Management Information System
12 20 (19.80%) ITIL
13 19 (18.81%) Confluence
14 18 (17.82%) MongoDB
14 18 (17.82%) Selenium
14 18 (17.82%) Data Management
15 17 (16.83%) Service Management
15 17 (16.83%) Unix
15 17 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (16.83%) Waterfall
16 16 (15.84%) PaaS
16 16 (15.84%) QA
16 16 (15.84%) Windows
16 16 (15.84%) Shell Script
16 16 (15.84%) Change Management

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 19 (18.81%) Confluence
2 5 (4.95%) SAS
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.99%) CMS
4 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.84%) PaaS
2 15 (14.85%) IaaS
2 15 (14.85%) SaaS
3 6 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.95%) Heroku
5 4 (3.96%) Slack
6 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.91%) HTTP
2 7 (6.93%) SSL
2 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.95%) SMS
4 1 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.82%) MongoDB
2 15 (14.85%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (10.89%) MySQL
4 8 (7.92%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.95%) Apache Hive
6 5 (4.95%) Big Data
6 5 (4.95%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (4.95%) Data Lake
6 5 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.95%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.95%) HBase
6 5 (4.95%) Pentaho
7 4 (3.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (23.76%) JIRA
2 18 (17.82%) Selenium
3 15 (14.85%) Jenkins
4 12 (11.88%) WebDriver
5 11 (10.89%) Cucumber
6 9 (8.91%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.94%) SoapUI
8 5 (4.95%) ERwin
8 5 (4.95%) Subversion
9 4 (3.96%) JUnit
10 3 (2.97%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (2.97%) Maven
10 3 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (1.98%) GitLab
11 2 (1.98%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.98%) RSpec
11 2 (1.98%) Sahi
11 2 (1.98%) WATIR
12 1 (0.99%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.99%) Selenium IDE
General
1 24 (23.76%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Games
3 1 (0.99%) Electronics
3 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.99%) Marketing
3 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (42.57%) Analyst
2 25 (24.75%) Business Analyst
3 15 (14.85%) Architect
4 14 (13.86%) Developer
5 11 (10.89%) Java Developer
6 10 (9.90%) Digital Analyst
7 9 (8.91%) Digital Business Analyst
7 9 (8.91%) Scala Developer
8 8 (7.92%) Digital Architect
9 7 (6.93%) Agile Business Analyst
9 7 (6.93%) Java Scala Developer
10 6 (5.94%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.94%) Support Analyst
10 6 (5.94%) User Researcher
11 5 (4.95%) Data Architect
11 5 (4.95%) Lead Data Architect
11 5 (4.95%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (4.95%) Technical Test Analyst
11 5 (4.95%) Test Analyst
11 5 (4.95%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.72%) Web Services
2 12 (11.88%) JSON
3 10 (9.90%) ISPF
3 10 (9.90%) REST
3 10 (9.90%) SOAP
4 9 (8.91%) Node.js
5 7 (6.93%) CSS
5 7 (6.93%) HTML
5 7 (6.93%) Play Framework
5 7 (6.93%) RESTful
6 6 (5.94%) Ajax
6 6 (5.94%) CSS3
6 6 (5.94%) Django
6 6 (5.94%) HTML5
6 6 (5.94%) Spring
7 3 (2.97%) XML
8 2 (1.98%) .NET
8 2 (1.98%) Guice
8 2 (1.98%) Middleware
8 2 (1.98%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.77%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (21.78%) User Experience
3 20 (19.80%) Management Information System
4 12 (11.88%) Smartphone
5 9 (8.91%) VSAM
6 7 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.97%) NHS
7 3 (2.97%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (32.67%) Linux
2 17 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 17 (16.83%) Unix
3 16 (15.84%) Windows
4 12 (11.88%) Windows Server
5 11 (10.89%) AIX
5 11 (10.89%) HPUX
5 11 (10.89%) Solaris
6 10 (9.90%) MVS
6 10 (9.90%) Windows 2000 Server
7 9 (8.91%) VME
7 9 (8.91%) VMS
8 1 (0.99%) Android
8 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (71.29%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (41.58%) Scrum
3 27 (26.73%) User Stories
4 26 (25.74%) Test Automation
5 25 (24.75%) TDD
6 22 (21.78%) DevOps
7 20 (19.80%) ITIL
7 20 (19.80%) SFIA
8 18 (17.82%) Data Management
9 17 (16.83%) Service Management
9 17 (16.83%) Waterfall
10 16 (15.84%) Change Management
11 15 (14.85%) BDD
12 14 (13.86%) Acceptance Criteria
12 14 (13.86%) Kanban
13 13 (12.87%) Project Management
13 13 (12.87%) Test Scripting
14 12 (11.88%) Coaching
14 12 (11.88%) ITIL V3
14 12 (11.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.66%) Java
2 26 (25.74%) Scala
3 16 (15.84%) Shell Script
4 15 (14.85%) SQL
5 12 (11.88%) PowerShell
6 11 (10.89%) Python
7 10 (9.90%) C
7 10 (9.90%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.90%) JCL
7 10 (9.90%) Ruby
8 6 (5.94%) Groovy
9 4 (3.96%) C#
10 2 (1.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.95%) ISEB
3 4 (3.96%) Degree
4 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) CCDP
5 1 (0.99%) CCIE
5 1 (0.99%) CCNP
5 1 (0.99%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.99%) CISM
5 1 (0.99%) CISSP
5 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.84%) QA
2 5 (4.95%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.98%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 10 (9.90%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 9 (8.91%) RACF
4 5 (4.95%) Docker
5 4 (3.96%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (11.88%) Puppet
1 12 (11.88%) Tivoli
2 9 (8.91%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.96%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.98%) Nagios
6 1 (0.99%) Ansible
6 1 (0.99%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 13 (12.87%) Red Hat
2 12 (11.88%) Oracle
2 12 (11.88%) ServiceNow
3 11 (10.89%) BMC
3 11 (10.89%) HP
4 5 (4.95%) CA
4 5 (4.95%) Informatica
4 5 (4.95%) Tableau
5 3 (2.97%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.98%) Google
6 2 (1.98%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco
7 1 (0.99%) OpenText
7 1 (0.99%) SaltStack
7 1 (0.99%) SAP