The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the 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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 90 100 98
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 27 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.13% 0.91% 1.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.99% 4.04% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 23
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£413 £304 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.69% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £263 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £361 £350
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 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +37.93%
Open Source
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
541 495 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.67% 22.52% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 258 254
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 27
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.50 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 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
West Yorkshire +13 21 £478 +59.16% 2
North Yorkshire +4 5 £325 -1.51% 6
South Yorkshire - - - - 3
Open Source
England

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 35 (68.63%) Java
2 26 (50.98%) Tomcat
3 22 (43.14%) PHP
3 22 (43.14%) Performance Testing
4 19 (37.25%) JMeter
5 18 (35.29%) Apache
5 18 (35.29%) Red Hat
5 18 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (31.37%) OpenLDAP
6 16 (31.37%) Redis
7 14 (27.45%) Validation
8 12 (23.53%) SQL
8 12 (23.53%) Linux
8 12 (23.53%) MVC
8 12 (23.53%) Spring
9 11 (21.57%) HTML
9 11 (21.57%) Hibernate
9 11 (21.57%) TDD
9 11 (21.57%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (19.61%) Scrum
10 10 (19.61%) Spring MVC
10 10 (19.61%) Selenium
10 10 (19.61%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (17.65%) Data Modelling
11 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
11 9 (17.65%) Reference Data
11 9 (17.65%) Data Architecture
11 9 (17.65%) HTML5
11 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
11 9 (17.65%) BDD

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 26 (50.98%) Tomcat
2 18 (35.29%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) Apache ServiceMix
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (3.92%) VPN
2 2 (3.92%) LAN
2 2 (3.92%) WAN
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) LDAP
3 1 (1.96%) DHCP
3 1 (1.96%) DNS
3 1 (1.96%) SAN
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (31.37%) Redis
3 7 (13.73%) MySQL
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) JMeter
2 10 (19.61%) Selenium
3 9 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.80%) JProfiler
5 4 (7.84%) Subversion
5 4 (7.84%) Maven
6 3 (5.88%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.88%) Hudson
7 2 (3.92%) NeoLoad
8 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.96%) Behat
8 1 (1.96%) JUnit
8 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Developer
2 16 (31.37%) Architect
3 15 (29.41%) Technical Architect
4 13 (25.49%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Tester
6 4 (7.84%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Test Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Performance Test Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Agile Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) Spring
2 11 (21.57%) HTML
2 11 (21.57%) Hibernate
3 10 (19.61%) Spring MVC
4 9 (17.65%) HTML5
5 8 (15.69%) Spring Integration
5 8 (15.69%) Apache Flex
6 7 (13.73%) Ajax
7 6 (11.76%) REST
7 6 (11.76%) Web Services
8 4 (7.84%) CSS
8 4 (7.84%) .NET
8 4 (7.84%) jQuery
9 3 (5.88%) LAMP
9 3 (5.88%) SOAP
10 2 (3.92%) J2EE
10 2 (3.92%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (3.92%) JMS
10 2 (3.92%) Middleware
10 2 (3.92%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (17.65%) Reference Data
3 8 (15.69%) Data Integration
4 3 (5.88%) NHS
5 2 (3.92%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) iPhone
6 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.96%) HACMP
6 1 (1.96%) Clustering
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.96%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Android
3 3 (5.88%) UNIX
4 2 (3.92%) AIX
4 2 (3.92%) Solaris
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Performance Testing
2 14 (27.45%) Validation
3 12 (23.53%) MVC
4 11 (21.57%) TDD
4 11 (21.57%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (19.61%) Scrum
6 9 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 9 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 9 (17.65%) Data Architecture
6 9 (17.65%) BDD
7 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
9 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.88%) OOP
10 3 (5.88%) OO
10 3 (5.88%) Project Management
10 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.88%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (68.63%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) PHP
3 12 (23.53%) SQL
4 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.84%) C#
6 3 (5.88%) C++
7 2 (3.92%) Python
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) PHP5
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) IBM AIX Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.96%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Red Hat
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) JBoss
3 2 (3.92%) Citrix
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Capita
4 1 (1.96%) Zend