The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 54 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 19 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.84% 1.30% 2.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.18% 7.41% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 17
Average daily rate
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£470 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £370 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +37.93%
Open Source
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
207 162 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 20.04% 17.55% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 92 132
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £489 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 7
Average hourly rate £14.88 £27.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.90% +144.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £12.20 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Leeds region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source.

1 22 (64.71%) Java
2 20 (58.82%) PHP
2 20 (58.82%) Performance Testing
3 18 (52.94%) JMeter
4 17 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (50.00%) Apache
5 16 (47.06%) Tomcat
6 15 (44.12%) Red Hat
6 15 (44.12%) OpenLDAP
6 15 (44.12%) Redis
7 13 (38.24%) Validation
8 11 (32.35%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (23.53%) Reference Data
9 8 (23.53%) Data Architecture
9 8 (23.53%) Data Modelling
10 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (20.59%) Data Integration
10 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
11 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (14.71%) MySQL
11 5 (14.71%) Web Services
11 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
11 5 (14.71%) JProfiler
12 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
13 3 (8.82%) Hibernate
13 3 (8.82%) Scrum
13 3 (8.82%) C#
13 3 (8.82%) SQL
13 3 (8.82%) .NET
13 3 (8.82%) HTML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (50.00%) Apache
2 16 (47.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (44.12%) Redis
3 5 (14.71%) MySQL
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.94%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) JMeter
2 5 (14.71%) JProfiler
3 2 (5.88%) NeoLoad
3 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.94%) Subversion
4 1 (2.94%) JUnit
4 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) Maven
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Architect
2 14 (41.18%) Technical Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Tester
4 4 (11.76%) Tester
5 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) Hibernate
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) SOAP
2 3 (8.82%) Spring
3 2 (5.88%) HTML5
3 2 (5.88%) Spring Batch
3 2 (5.88%) JMS
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) LAMP
4 1 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.94%) J2EE
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.94%) XHTML
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.94%) RESTful
4 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.94%) WCF
4 1 (2.94%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Reference Data
2 7 (20.59%) Data Integration
3 3 (8.82%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) UNIX
2 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Performance Testing
2 13 (38.24%) Validation
3 11 (32.35%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (23.53%) Data Architecture
4 8 (23.53%) Data Modelling
5 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
6 5 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.82%) Scrum
7 3 (8.82%) Project Management
7 3 (8.82%) OOP
7 3 (8.82%) MVC
7 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.82%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.88%) Test Management
8 2 (5.88%) Refactoring
8 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) OO
8 2 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) Java
2 20 (58.82%) PHP
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.82%) C#
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Python
5 2 (5.88%) C++
6 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.94%) PHP5
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO 9002
1 1 (2.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (2.94%) Zend
3 1 (2.94%) Capita