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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 70 85 84
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.24% 0.92% 1.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.38% 4.39% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 16
Average daily rate
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£478 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.90% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £110 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +15.87%
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%
Miscellaneous Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
390 319 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.97% 21.03% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 170 173
Average daily rate £343 £308 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £206 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 18
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +3 19 £470 +79.04% 8
Wakefield - - - -
Open Source
Yorkshire

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 28 (66.67%) Java
2 23 (54.76%) PHP
3 22 (52.38%) Performance Testing
4 20 (47.62%) JMeter
5 19 (45.24%) Apache
6 18 (42.86%) Tomcat
6 18 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (40.48%) Red Hat
8 16 (38.10%) OpenLDAP
8 16 (38.10%) Redis
9 14 (33.33%) Validation
10 11 (26.19%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
11 9 (21.43%) Reference Data
11 9 (21.43%) Data Architecture
11 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (19.05%) Data Integration
12 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
13 7 (16.67%) Scrum
14 6 (14.29%) TDD
14 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (14.29%) Linux
14 6 (14.29%) C#
14 6 (14.29%) MySQL
14 6 (14.29%) .NET
15 5 (11.90%) Oracle
15 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
15 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
15 5 (11.90%) HTML
15 5 (11.90%) SQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (45.24%) Apache
2 18 (42.86%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) LiveCycle
3 2 (4.76%) nginx
4 1 (2.38%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.38%) LDAP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (38.10%) Redis
3 6 (14.29%) MySQL
4 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) JMeter
2 5 (11.90%) JProfiler
3 3 (7.14%) Selenium
4 2 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (4.76%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.38%) JUnit
5 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) Behat
5 1 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
5 1 (2.38%) Maven
5 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Architect
2 15 (35.71%) Technical Architect
3 8 (19.05%) Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Tester
5 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Test Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Test Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.38%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Testing Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
2 5 (11.90%) Web Services
3 4 (9.52%) CSS
3 4 (9.52%) Spring
3 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
4 3 (7.14%) LAMP
4 3 (7.14%) SOAP
4 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.76%) JMS
5 2 (4.76%) HTML5
5 2 (4.76%) Spring Batch
6 1 (2.38%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.38%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.38%) J2EE
6 1 (2.38%) XHTML
6 1 (2.38%) Ajax
6 1 (2.38%) Java EE
6 1 (2.38%) Spring MVC
6 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Reference Data
2 8 (19.05%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) RIA
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Performance Testing
2 14 (33.33%) Validation
3 11 (26.19%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 9 (21.43%) Data Architecture
5 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 7 (16.67%) Scrum
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (14.29%) TDD
8 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
8 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.14%) Project Management
9 3 (7.14%) MVC
9 3 (7.14%) OOP
9 3 (7.14%) OO
9 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.76%) Refactoring
10 2 (4.76%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) Java
2 23 (54.76%) PHP
3 6 (14.29%) C#
4 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.90%) SQL
4 5 (11.90%) Ruby
5 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) Scala
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) ISO 9002
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) HAProxy
2 2 (4.76%) Capistrano
3 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Red Hat
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Adobe
3 2 (4.76%) Splunk
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
4 1 (2.38%) Capita
4 1 (2.38%) Zend