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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 63 61 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 10 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.01% 1.47% 2.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.24% 7.47% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 15
Average daily rate
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£463 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £370 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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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
236 174 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.72% 19.68% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 97 147
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £12.47 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (78.57%) PHP
2 20 (71.43%) Java
3 19 (67.86%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (64.29%) Apache
5 16 (57.14%) Tomcat
6 15 (53.57%) Red Hat
6 15 (53.57%) JMeter
6 15 (53.57%) OpenLDAP
6 15 (53.57%) Redis
7 14 (50.00%) Performance Testing
8 13 (46.43%) Validation
9 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
9 8 (28.57%) Reference Data
9 8 (28.57%) Data Architecture
10 7 (25.00%) Data Integration
10 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
12 5 (17.86%) MySQL
12 5 (17.86%) Web Services
13 4 (14.29%) HTML
13 4 (14.29%) Linux
13 4 (14.29%) OOP
14 3 (10.71%) OO
14 3 (10.71%) NHS
14 3 (10.71%) SQL
14 3 (10.71%) CSS
14 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
14 3 (10.71%) Scrum
14 3 (10.71%) MVC

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (64.29%) Apache
2 16 (57.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (53.57%) Redis
3 5 (17.86%) MySQL
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.57%) Pentaho
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) JMeter
2 2 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Architect
1 14 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Database Developer
5 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Testing Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) CSS
3 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
3 3 (10.71%) LAMP
3 3 (10.71%) Spring
4 2 (7.14%) Spring Batch
4 2 (7.14%) HTML5
4 2 (7.14%) Java EE
4 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 2 (7.14%) J2EE
4 2 (7.14%) JMS
5 1 (3.57%) XHTML
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.57%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.57%) Zend Framework
5 1 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (3.57%) RESTful
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Reference Data
2 7 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (10.71%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 13 (46.43%) Validation
3 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 8 (28.57%) Data Architecture
4 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (14.29%) OOP
7 3 (10.71%) OO
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) MVC
7 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) OWASP
8 2 (7.14%) Information Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.14%) TDD
8 2 (7.14%) Refactoring
8 2 (7.14%) Project Management
8 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) PHP
2 20 (71.43%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) PHP5
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) Zend