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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 41 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs citing Open Source 53 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.50% 1.71% 1.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.88% 6.43% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 5 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +6.25%
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
314 280 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 26.68% 26.67% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 161 101
Average daily rate £368 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.13 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.03% +31.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.65 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £39.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 89 (86.41%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (41.75%) Java
3 41 (39.81%) Project Management
4 36 (34.95%) Linux
5 35 (33.98%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (31.07%) Web Services
7 30 (29.13%) Agile Project Management
8 26 (25.24%) Python
8 26 (25.24%) VMware
9 23 (22.33%) TDD
9 23 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (21.36%) Configuration Management
11 21 (20.39%) QA
12 20 (19.42%) BDD
13 19 (18.45%) DevOps
13 19 (18.45%) Ruby
14 18 (17.48%) MongoDB
14 18 (17.48%) Bash Shell
15 17 (16.50%) NoSQL
15 17 (16.50%) QEMU
15 17 (16.50%) OpenStack
15 17 (16.50%) KVM
16 16 (15.53%) Automated Testing
17 13 (12.62%) HTML
17 13 (12.62%) XML
17 13 (12.62%) PHP
17 13 (12.62%) .NET
17 13 (12.62%) Test Automation
17 13 (12.62%) RESTful
18 12 (11.65%) Puppet

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (16.50%) OpenStack
2 7 (6.80%) Node.js
3 3 (2.91%) Apache
3 3 (2.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.94%) CMS
4 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.97%) Drupal
5 1 (0.97%) Jetty
5 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.97%) nginx
5 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.97%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.74%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.88%) SaaS
3 1 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.97%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) HTTP
2 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.83%) SSL
3 3 (2.91%) SAN
4 2 (1.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) IPsec
5 1 (0.97%) DNS
5 1 (0.97%) DHCP
5 1 (0.97%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.48%) MongoDB
2 17 (16.50%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.88%) MySQL
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.94%) Redis
4 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.97%) Riak
5 1 (0.97%) Big Data
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Cucumber
2 7 (6.80%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (6.80%) WATIR
2 7 (6.80%) Selenium
2 7 (6.80%) Sahi
3 6 (5.83%) Subversion
4 5 (4.85%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.85%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.88%) Hudson
5 4 (3.88%) JUnit
5 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.88%) JProfiler
6 3 (2.91%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.91%) IntelliJ
6 3 (2.91%) Capybara
General
1 9 (8.74%) Law
2 8 (7.77%) Finance
3 2 (1.94%) Games
4 1 (0.97%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 19 (18.45%) Analyst
2 18 (17.48%) Developer
3 15 (14.56%) Architect
3 15 (14.56%) Programme Manager
4 10 (9.71%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.80%) QA Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.83%) Digital Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.85%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Ruby Developer
8 4 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.91%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (31.07%) Web Services
2 13 (12.62%) XML
2 13 (12.62%) RESTful
2 13 (12.62%) HTML
2 13 (12.62%) .NET
3 12 (11.65%) CSS
4 10 (9.71%) Servlets
5 9 (8.74%) HTML5
6 6 (5.83%) jQuery
6 6 (5.83%) Sass
7 5 (4.85%) CSS3
7 5 (4.85%) SOAP
7 5 (4.85%) Hibernate
7 5 (4.85%) Spring
8 4 (3.88%) Ajax
8 4 (3.88%) GWT
8 4 (3.88%) Vaadin
8 4 (3.88%) D3.js
8 4 (3.88%) Apache Jena
9 3 (2.91%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.85%) Social Media
3 4 (3.88%) User Experience
3 4 (3.88%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.88%) Ontologies
3 4 (3.88%) Chemistry
3 4 (3.88%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.94%) RIA
6 1 (0.97%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.95%) Linux
2 4 (3.88%) UNIX
2 4 (3.88%) Windows
3 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.97%) Solaris
4 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.97%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (86.41%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (39.81%) Project Management
3 35 (33.98%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (29.13%) Agile Project Management
5 23 (22.33%) TDD
6 22 (21.36%) Configuration Management
7 20 (19.42%) BDD
8 19 (18.45%) DevOps
9 16 (15.53%) Automated Testing
10 13 (12.62%) Test Automation
11 10 (9.71%) Risk Management
12 9 (8.74%) Service Management
12 9 (8.74%) Product Management
12 9 (8.74%) Unit Testing
12 9 (8.74%) Data Protection
13 8 (7.77%) Waterfall
13 8 (7.77%) ITIL
13 8 (7.77%) Pair Programming
13 8 (7.77%) Business Analysis
14 7 (6.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (41.75%) Java
2 26 (25.24%) Python
3 19 (18.45%) Ruby
4 18 (17.48%) Bash Shell
5 13 (12.62%) PHP
6 12 (11.65%) SQL
6 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.71%) Scala
8 8 (7.77%) C
8 8 (7.77%) VB
9 6 (5.83%) C#
10 5 (4.85%) C++
11 4 (3.88%) SPARQL
12 1 (0.97%) Clojure
12 1 (0.97%) Perl
12 1 (0.97%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.91%) Degree
3 2 (1.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (20.39%) QA
System Software
1 23 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (16.50%) QEMU
2 17 (16.50%) KVM
3 3 (2.91%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.97%) Xen
4 1 (0.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (11.65%) Puppet
2 10 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.91%) Nagios
3 3 (2.91%) Graylog
4 1 (0.97%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (25.24%) VMware
2 4 (3.88%) CheckPoint
3 3 (2.91%) Akamai
3 3 (2.91%) New Relic
3 3 (2.91%) Cisco
3 3 (2.91%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.97%) SaltStack
4 1 (0.97%) Google
4 1 (0.97%) Sitecore
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