The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 65 70 58
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Open Source 36 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.64% 1.50% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.16% 1.83% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 15
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £195 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £492 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
Open Source
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1141 986 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.59% 82.03% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 705 320
Average daily rate £360 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% -49.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £12.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 2 June 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 74 (81.32%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (45.05%) Continuous Integration
3 39 (42.86%) Linux
4 37 (40.66%) Java
5 36 (39.56%) VMware
6 33 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (34.07%) Web Services
8 29 (31.87%) Configuration Management
9 26 (28.57%) Python
10 25 (27.47%) TDD
10 25 (27.47%) BDD
11 21 (23.08%) Project Management
11 21 (23.08%) Automated Testing
11 21 (23.08%) Bash Shell
12 20 (21.98%) QEMU
12 20 (21.98%) OpenStack
12 20 (21.98%) KVM
12 20 (21.98%) QA
13 19 (20.88%) Ruby
13 19 (20.88%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (19.78%) Puppet
14 18 (19.78%) JavaScript
15 17 (18.68%) .NET
16 16 (17.58%) Servlets
16 16 (17.58%) Opscode Chef
17 15 (16.48%) DevOps
17 15 (16.48%) MongoDB
17 15 (16.48%) NoSQL
17 15 (16.48%) RESTful
17 15 (16.48%) HTML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 20 (21.98%) OpenStack
2 9 (9.89%) Apache
3 8 (8.79%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.69%) nginx
4 7 (7.69%) Jetty
4 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.69%) IIS
5 6 (6.59%) Node.js
6 4 (4.40%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.88%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (7.69%) Google App Engine
2 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.10%) GitHub
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.79%) HTTP
2 7 (7.69%) IPsec
2 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.69%) DNS
2 7 (7.69%) SSL
2 7 (7.69%) DHCP
2 7 (7.69%) FTP
3 4 (4.40%) Unified Communications
4 3 (3.30%) Converged Networks
4 3 (3.30%) VPN
4 3 (3.30%) Internet
4 3 (3.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) MongoDB
1 15 (16.48%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.49%) Big Data
3 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.10%) Redis
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Cucumber
2 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.69%) Sahi
3 7 (7.69%) WATIR
3 7 (7.69%) Selenium
3 7 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (5.49%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.40%) IntelliJ
5 4 (4.40%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.40%) Capybara
6 3 (3.30%) Subversion
7 2 (2.20%) JUnit
7 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.20%) Hudson
7 2 (2.20%) JProfiler
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Games
2 2 (2.20%) Law
3 1 (1.10%) Front Office
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Analyst
2 22 (24.18%) Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Business Analyst
4 8 (8.79%) Architect
5 7 (7.69%) QA Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Ruby Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (5.49%) QA Test Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.40%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Chief Architect
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.07%) Web Services
2 17 (18.68%) .NET
3 16 (17.58%) Servlets
4 15 (16.48%) RESTful
4 15 (16.48%) HTML
5 14 (15.38%) CSS
6 12 (13.19%) XML
7 8 (8.79%) HTML5
8 7 (7.69%) Sass
8 7 (7.69%) J2EE
9 6 (6.59%) CSS3
10 4 (4.40%) Spring
10 4 (4.40%) Sinatra
10 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.30%) Mustache
11 3 (3.30%) REST
11 3 (3.30%) Hibernate
11 3 (3.30%) JSON
11 3 (3.30%) jQuery
12 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.40%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.40%) User Experience
4 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.20%) Ontologies
5 2 (2.20%) PDA
5 2 (2.20%) Chemistry
5 2 (2.20%) RIA
5 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.10%) Blog
6 1 (1.10%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 39 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (6.59%) UNIX
3 4 (4.40%) Windows
4 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (81.32%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (45.05%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (31.87%) Configuration Management
4 25 (27.47%) TDD
4 25 (27.47%) BDD
5 21 (23.08%) Project Management
5 21 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 15 (16.48%) DevOps
7 14 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 13 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 13 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 12 (13.19%) Business Analysis
9 12 (13.19%) Pair Programming
10 11 (12.09%) Change Management
11 10 (10.99%) Line Management
12 9 (9.89%) Agile Project Management
13 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (7.69%) Software Delivery
14 7 (7.69%) Web Design
15 6 (6.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (40.66%) Java
2 26 (28.57%) Python
3 21 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 19 (20.88%) Ruby
5 18 (19.78%) JavaScript
6 13 (14.29%) SQL
7 7 (7.69%) PHP
8 2 (2.20%) SPARQL
8 2 (2.20%) Scala
9 1 (1.10%) Clojure
9 1 (1.10%) Groovy
9 1 (1.10%) C#
9 1 (1.10%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.98%) QA
System Software
1 33 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (21.98%) QEMU
2 20 (21.98%) KVM
3 7 (7.69%) Xen
4 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.20%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (19.78%) Puppet
2 16 (17.58%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.40%) Graylog
4 3 (3.30%) Nagios
5 1 (1.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) VMware
2 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.69%) Google
4 6 (6.59%) Cisco
5 4 (4.40%) Akamai
5 4 (4.40%) New Relic
6 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.20%) Citrix
8 1 (1.10%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.10%) Nokia
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