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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 35 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Contract jobs citing Open Source 69 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 5.23% 1.54% 2.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.25% 5.83% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 9 19
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£300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £195 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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 Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
400 309 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 30.33% 26.46% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 195 126
Average daily rate £375 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £24.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.93% +88.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 5 May 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 102 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (41.67%) Java
3 46 (38.33%) Project Management
4 43 (35.83%) Linux
5 41 (34.17%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (30.83%) Web Services
7 35 (29.17%) VMware
8 32 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
10 29 (24.17%) Configuration Management
11 26 (21.67%) Python
11 26 (21.67%) TDD
12 24 (20.00%) BDD
13 21 (17.50%) Automated Testing
13 21 (17.50%) QA
14 20 (16.67%) Bash Shell
14 20 (16.67%) DevOps
15 19 (15.83%) KVM
15 19 (15.83%) OpenStack
15 19 (15.83%) QEMU
15 19 (15.83%) Ruby
16 18 (15.00%) .NET
16 18 (15.00%) Puppet
17 17 (14.17%) MongoDB
17 17 (14.17%) NoSQL
18 16 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
18 16 (13.33%) Servlets
19 15 (12.50%) HTML
19 15 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
19 15 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 19 (15.83%) OpenStack
2 9 (7.50%) Apache
3 8 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.83%) Jetty
4 7 (5.83%) nginx
4 7 (5.83%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.83%) IIS
5 6 (5.00%) Node.js
6 4 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (5.83%) Google App Engine
2 7 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) HTTP
2 12 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (10.00%) SSL
3 7 (5.83%) DNS
3 7 (5.83%) IPsec
3 7 (5.83%) DHCP
3 7 (5.83%) FTP
4 3 (2.50%) VPN
4 3 (2.50%) SAN
5 2 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.17%) MongoDB
1 17 (14.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) Redis
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (9.17%) Cucumber
2 10 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.83%) Sahi
3 7 (5.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (5.83%) WATIR
3 7 (5.83%) Selenium
4 5 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.33%) IntelliJ
5 4 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.33%) Subversion
5 4 (3.33%) Capybara
6 3 (2.50%) JProfiler
6 3 (2.50%) Hudson
6 3 (2.50%) JUnit
6 3 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (10.00%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Law
3 2 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (0.83%) Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (20.00%) Analyst
2 22 (18.33%) Developer
3 15 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 15 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 14 (11.67%) Architect
5 7 (5.83%) QA Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) Digital Architect
7 5 (4.17%) Ruby Developer
7 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Technical Leader
8 4 (3.33%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (30.83%) Web Services
2 18 (15.00%) .NET
3 16 (13.33%) Servlets
4 15 (12.50%) HTML
5 14 (11.67%) CSS
6 12 (10.00%) XML
6 12 (10.00%) RESTful
7 8 (6.67%) HTML5
8 7 (5.83%) Sass
8 7 (5.83%) J2EE
9 5 (4.17%) Spring
9 5 (4.17%) CSS3
10 4 (3.33%) jQuery
10 4 (3.33%) Sinatra
10 4 (3.33%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.33%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.50%) JSON
11 3 (2.50%) Ajax
11 3 (2.50%) SOAP
11 3 (2.50%) Apache Jena
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.17%) Social Media
4 4 (3.33%) User Experience
5 3 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.50%) Ontologies
5 3 (2.50%) Chemistry
5 3 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.67%) RIA
6 2 (1.67%) PDA
7 1 (0.83%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.83%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 43 (35.83%) Linux
2 4 (3.33%) Windows
3 3 (2.50%) UNIX
3 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.33%) Project Management
3 41 (34.17%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
5 29 (24.17%) Configuration Management
6 26 (21.67%) TDD
7 24 (20.00%) BDD
8 21 (17.50%) Automated Testing
9 20 (16.67%) DevOps
10 14 (11.67%) Unit Testing
11 13 (10.83%) Waterfall
11 13 (10.83%) Test Automation
12 12 (10.00%) Product Management
12 12 (10.00%) Business Analysis
12 12 (10.00%) Pair Programming
13 11 (9.17%) Change Management
13 11 (9.17%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (8.33%) Line Management
14 10 (8.33%) Risk Management
14 10 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (41.67%) Java
2 26 (21.67%) Python
3 20 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 19 (15.83%) Ruby
5 14 (11.67%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.00%) SQL
7 11 (9.17%) PHP
8 10 (8.33%) Scala
9 8 (6.67%) VB
9 8 (6.67%) C
10 6 (5.00%) C#
11 5 (4.17%) C++
12 3 (2.50%) SPARQL
13 1 (0.83%) Clojure
13 1 (0.83%) Perl
13 1 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.33%) Degree
2 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.50%) QA
System Software
1 32 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (15.83%) QEMU
2 19 (15.83%) KVM
3 7 (5.83%) Xen
4 3 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.67%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 18 (15.00%) Puppet
2 16 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.33%) Graylog
4 3 (2.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.83%) Salt
Vendors
1 35 (29.17%) VMware
2 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.83%) Google
4 6 (5.00%) Cisco
5 4 (3.33%) Akamai
5 4 (3.33%) New Relic
5 4 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.67%) Citrix
8 1 (0.83%) SaltStack
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