The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 85 68 84
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Contract jobs citing Open Source 20 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.11% 1.06% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.54% 5.60% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 9
Average daily rate £344 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £284 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £464 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
361 250 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.12% 18.91% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 135 134
Average daily rate £325 £320 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Open Source
Yorkshire

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the West Yorkshire region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the West Yorkshire region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -9 20 £344 +14.58% 11
Open Source
Yorkshire

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 21 (58.33%) Java
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Scrum
4 8 (22.22%) C#
5 7 (19.44%) PHP
5 7 (19.44%) SQL
5 7 (19.44%) OO
5 7 (19.44%) Spring
5 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) TDD
6 6 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (16.67%) MySQL
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle
6 6 (16.67%) HTML
6 6 (16.67%) JMeter
7 5 (13.89%) MVC
7 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
7 5 (13.89%) .NET
7 5 (13.89%) Web Services
7 5 (13.89%) Ruby
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
7 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.89%) JProfiler
7 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
7 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (11.11%) HTML5
8 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
8 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 4 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 2 (5.56%) LiveCycle
2 2 (5.56%) nginx
2 2 (5.56%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (5.56%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MySQL
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) JMeter
2 5 (13.89%) JProfiler
3 4 (11.11%) Selenium
3 4 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.56%) Subversion
5 2 (5.56%) JIRA
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.56%) NeoLoad
6 1 (2.78%) Maven
6 1 (2.78%) Xcode
6 1 (2.78%) JUnit
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) PhoneGap
General
1 2 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Performance Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Test Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Author
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Author
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Junior
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) Spring
2 6 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) .NET
3 5 (13.89%) Web Services
3 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
4 4 (11.11%) CSS
4 4 (11.11%) SOAP
4 4 (11.11%) HTML5
4 4 (11.11%) jQuery
5 3 (8.33%) JBoss Seam
5 3 (8.33%) J2EE
5 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.33%) Java EE
6 2 (5.56%) Spring MVC
6 2 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (5.56%) JMS
6 2 (5.56%) LAMP
6 2 (5.56%) Spring Batch
6 2 (5.56%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) NHS
2 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Informatics
4 1 (2.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (5.56%) UNIX
3 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
3 2 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Scrum
3 7 (19.44%) Performance Testing
3 7 (19.44%) OO
4 6 (16.67%) TDD
4 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
5 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
5 5 (13.89%) MVC
5 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.33%) OOP
7 3 (8.33%) V-Model
7 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Software Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.56%) Refactoring
8 2 (5.56%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 21 (58.33%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) PHP
4 5 (13.89%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) Python
5 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) C++
6 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.78%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) XAML
7 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.56%) Capistrano
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) JBoss
2 3 (8.33%) Zend
3 2 (5.56%) Splunk
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Capita