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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 48 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs citing Open Source 43 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.66% 1.69% 0.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.04% 6.40% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.32% -37.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £325 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £41.25 -
% change year-on-year
+37.57% -
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
268 250 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.81% 26.43% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 155 153
Average daily rate £328 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £625 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.22 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.50 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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 28 November 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 40 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (59.68%) Java
3 31 (50.00%) PHP
4 27 (43.55%) Project Management
5 21 (33.87%) Agile Project Management
6 20 (32.26%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (25.81%) Apache
7 16 (25.81%) Redis
8 15 (24.19%) Tomcat
8 15 (24.19%) Red Hat
8 15 (24.19%) JMeter
8 15 (24.19%) OpenLDAP
9 14 (22.58%) Performance Testing
10 13 (20.97%) Validation
11 12 (19.35%) Linux
12 11 (17.74%) DevOps
13 10 (16.13%) Risk Management
14 9 (14.52%) Service Management
14 9 (14.52%) Law
14 9 (14.52%) Web Services
14 9 (14.52%) Python
14 9 (14.52%) Data Protection
15 8 (12.90%) Reference Data
15 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
15 8 (12.90%) Data Architecture
15 8 (12.90%) Scala
15 8 (12.90%) Data Modelling
15 8 (12.90%) C
15 8 (12.90%) VB
16 7 (11.29%) Data Integration

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 16 (25.81%) Apache
2 15 (24.19%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.23%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) Node.js
4 1 (1.61%) Drupal
4 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) OpenLDAP
2 6 (9.68%) HTTP
3 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.06%) SSL
4 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (25.81%) Redis
3 5 (8.06%) MySQL
4 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.61%) Riak
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.61%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (24.19%) JMeter
2 4 (6.45%) Subversion
3 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.23%) JUnit
3 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) Hudson
3 2 (3.23%) JProfiler
4 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 9 (14.52%) Law
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Architect
2 16 (25.81%) Technical Architect
3 15 (24.19%) Programme Manager
4 5 (8.06%) Digital Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Web Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Operations Manager
8 1 (1.61%) Testing Specialist
8 1 (1.61%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.61%) Senior Digital Architect
8 1 (1.61%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) Web Services
2 6 (9.68%) .NET
3 5 (8.06%) CSS
3 5 (8.06%) HTML
4 4 (6.45%) HTML5
4 4 (6.45%) jQuery
4 4 (6.45%) J2EE
5 3 (4.84%) SOAP
5 3 (4.84%) LAMP
5 3 (4.84%) Java EE
6 2 (3.23%) GWT
6 2 (3.23%) RESTful
6 2 (3.23%) Ajax
6 2 (3.23%) Spring
6 2 (3.23%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.23%) Apache Jena
6 2 (3.23%) D3.js
6 2 (3.23%) CSS3
6 2 (3.23%) Vaadin
7 1 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Reference Data
2 7 (11.29%) Data Integration
3 5 (8.06%) Social Media
4 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.84%) NHS
6 2 (3.23%) Ontologies
6 2 (3.23%) Chemistry
6 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.23%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.84%) UNIX
2 3 (4.84%) Solaris
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Project Management
3 21 (33.87%) Agile Project Management
4 14 (22.58%) Performance Testing
5 13 (20.97%) Validation
6 11 (17.74%) DevOps
7 10 (16.13%) Risk Management
8 9 (14.52%) Service Management
8 9 (14.52%) Data Protection
9 8 (12.90%) Data Architecture
9 8 (12.90%) Data Modelling
10 6 (9.68%) Product Management
10 6 (9.68%) Supplier Management
10 6 (9.68%) Programme Management
10 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
10 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (8.06%) ITIL
12 4 (6.45%) Software Architecture
12 4 (6.45%) WFM
12 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (59.68%) Java
2 31 (50.00%) PHP
3 9 (14.52%) Python
4 8 (12.90%) Scala
4 8 (12.90%) C
4 8 (12.90%) VB
5 6 (9.68%) Ruby
6 5 (8.06%) C#
6 5 (8.06%) C++
6 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.23%) SPARQL
7 2 (3.23%) SQL
8 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.61%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Red Hat
2 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
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