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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 87 76 87
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs citing Open Source 10 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.63% 1.09% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.22% 4.37% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 13
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £348 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.14% -6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+67.05% +13.33%
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
451 366 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 28.19% 25.00% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 182 226
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 27
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -4 10 £325 +8.33% 1
Wakefield - - - -
Open Source
Yorkshire

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 25 (86.21%) PHP
2 22 (75.86%) Java
2 22 (75.86%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (62.07%) Apache
4 17 (58.62%) Tomcat
5 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
5 16 (55.17%) JMeter
5 16 (55.17%) OpenLDAP
5 16 (55.17%) Redis
6 15 (51.72%) Performance Testing
7 14 (48.28%) Validation
8 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
8 9 (31.03%) Reference Data
8 9 (31.03%) Data Architecture
9 8 (27.59%) Data Integration
10 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (20.69%) Linux
11 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
11 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (17.24%) MySQL
13 4 (13.79%) HTML
13 4 (13.79%) J2EE
13 4 (13.79%) Scrum
13 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
13 4 (13.79%) LAMP
13 4 (13.79%) Java EE
14 3 (10.34%) DevOps
14 3 (10.34%) MVC
14 3 (10.34%) Python
14 3 (10.34%) OO

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (62.07%) Apache
2 17 (58.62%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.45%) LDAP
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (75.86%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (55.17%) Redis
3 5 (17.24%) MySQL
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.45%) Pentaho
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) JMeter
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.45%) Behat
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
3 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Architect
1 15 (51.72%) Technical Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Testing Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Database Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Web Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
1 4 (13.79%) J2EE
1 4 (13.79%) LAMP
1 4 (13.79%) Java EE
2 3 (10.34%) CSS
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) HTML5
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Camel
4 1 (3.45%) JBoss Seam
4 1 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.45%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.45%) Spring
4 1 (3.45%) Ajax
4 1 (3.45%) XHTML
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Reference Data
2 8 (27.59%) Data Integration
3 3 (10.34%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) RIA
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Performance Testing
2 14 (48.28%) Validation
3 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
3 9 (31.03%) Data Architecture
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) DevOps
7 3 (10.34%) MVC
7 3 (10.34%) OO
7 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.90%) Project Management
8 2 (6.90%) OOP
8 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
8 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.90%) OWASP
8 2 (6.90%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) PHP
2 22 (75.86%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) Python
4 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) PHP5
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss