The 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 73 85 86
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.26% 0.89% 1.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.82% 4.19% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 19
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£478 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £360 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
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%
Open Source
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
361 334 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.60% 21.27% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 169 186
Average daily rate £370 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £221 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.76 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £33.00 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +10 19 £470 +56.66% 4
Wakefield - - - -
Open Source
Yorkshire

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 24 (66.67%) Java
2 22 (61.11%) PHP
3 21 (58.33%) Performance Testing
4 19 (52.78%) JMeter
5 18 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (50.00%) Apache
6 17 (47.22%) Tomcat
7 16 (44.44%) Red Hat
7 16 (44.44%) OpenLDAP
7 16 (44.44%) Redis
8 14 (38.89%) Validation
9 11 (30.56%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (25.00%) Reference Data
10 9 (25.00%) Data Architecture
10 9 (25.00%) Data Modelling
11 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 8 (22.22%) Data Integration
12 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (16.67%) MySQL
14 5 (13.89%) Web Services
14 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
14 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (13.89%) JProfiler
14 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
15 4 (11.11%) Scrum
15 4 (11.11%) C#
15 4 (11.11%) .NET
16 3 (8.33%) C++
16 3 (8.33%) HTML
16 3 (8.33%) SQL

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 18 (50.00%) Apache
2 17 (47.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 16 (44.44%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (44.44%) Redis
3 6 (16.67%) MySQL
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.78%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 19 (52.78%) JMeter
2 5 (13.89%) JProfiler
3 2 (5.56%) NeoLoad
3 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) JUnit
4 1 (2.78%) Subversion
4 1 (2.78%) Maven
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.78%) Behat
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Architect
2 15 (41.67%) Technical Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Tester
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Test Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Testing Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Performance Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
3 3 (8.33%) SOAP
3 3 (8.33%) Spring
3 3 (8.33%) LAMP
3 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (5.56%) HTML5
4 2 (5.56%) Spring Batch
4 2 (5.56%) JMS
4 2 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) J2EE
5 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.78%) XHTML
5 1 (2.78%) Ajax
5 1 (2.78%) Java EE
5 1 (2.78%) Spring MVC
5 1 (2.78%) WCF
5 1 (2.78%) Zend Framework
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Reference Data
2 8 (22.22%) Data Integration
3 3 (8.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) RIA
4 1 (2.78%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Performance Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Validation
3 11 (30.56%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 9 (25.00%) Data Architecture
5 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.11%) Scrum
9 3 (8.33%) TDD
9 3 (8.33%) MVC
9 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
9 3 (8.33%) OOP
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 2 (5.56%) Test Management
10 2 (5.56%) Refactoring
10 2 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) Java
2 22 (61.11%) PHP
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 4 (11.11%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) C++
5 3 (8.33%) SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) PHP5
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9002
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
3 1 (2.78%) Capita
3 1 (2.78%) Zend