Period
to 24 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 6 months to 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Source
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 40 44
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4 +20
Contract jobs citing Open Source 96 112 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.06% 5.00% 4.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.72% 5.82% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 70 107
Leeds median daily rate £475 £475 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.38% -26.00%
10th Percentile £410 £348 £263
90th Percentile £645 £675 £623
West Yorkshire median daily rate £495 £475 £370
% change year-on-year +4.21% +28.38% -15.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,036 1,924 2,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.16% 85.85% 87.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,415 1,258 1,755
Leeds median daily rate £407 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £275
90th Percentile £542 £556 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 26 50
Leeds median hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +196.30% -10.00% -6.25%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £15.31
% change year-on-year +15.52% -5.28% -8.45%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Leeds

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Leeds

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Leeds over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 74 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (76.04%) Java
3 51 (53.13%) Scrum
4 49 (51.04%) Software Engineering
5 48 (50.00%) TDD
5 48 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 47 (48.96%) BDD
7 46 (47.92%) Git (software)
7 46 (47.92%) Microservices
8 43 (44.79%) Test Automation
9 42 (43.75%) MongoDB
9 42 (43.75%) Linux
10 41 (42.71%) REST
10 41 (42.71%) Jenkins
11 40 (41.67%) NoSQL
12 39 (40.63%) Node.js
12 39 (40.63%) Cucumber
12 39 (40.63%) JIRA
12 39 (40.63%) SQL
13 38 (39.58%) SFIA
14 37 (38.54%) PostgreSQL
15 36 (37.50%) MySQL
15 36 (37.50%) Confluence
16 34 (35.42%) Slack
17 33 (34.38%) Mentoring
18 31 (32.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 31 (32.29%) JUnit
19 28 (29.17%) Red Hat
20 26 (27.08%) Coaching
21 25 (26.04%) Apache Cassandra

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (37.50%) Confluence
2 13 (13.54%) Apache
3 7 (7.29%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (6.25%) JBoss
5 5 (5.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (5.21%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.17%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.13%) Apache ServiceMix
7 3 (3.13%) Apache Synapse
7 3 (3.13%) GlassFish
7 3 (3.13%) nginx
7 3 (3.13%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 3 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 34 (35.42%) Slack
2 12 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.21%) GitHub
4 3 (3.13%) PaaS
5 2 (2.08%) Heroku
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.08%) npm
6 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.04%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.04%) IaaS
6 1 (1.04%) Office 365
6 1 (1.04%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) Firewall
1 2 (2.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) DNS
2 1 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (43.75%) MongoDB
2 40 (41.67%) NoSQL
3 37 (38.54%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (37.50%) MySQL
5 25 (26.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (14.58%) Big Data
7 9 (9.38%) Apache Hive
7 9 (9.38%) Relational Database
8 6 (6.25%) Hadoop
9 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.08%) HBase
10 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (1.04%) Data Lake
11 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.04%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.04%) Event Store
11 1 (1.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 46 (47.92%) Git (software)
2 41 (42.71%) Jenkins
3 39 (40.63%) Cucumber
3 39 (40.63%) JIRA
4 31 (32.29%) JUnit
5 25 (26.04%) Jasmine
6 9 (9.38%) Gradle
7 7 (7.29%) Android Studio
7 7 (7.29%) Artifactory
8 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
9 5 (5.21%) Selenium
10 4 (4.17%) Maven
11 3 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (3.13%) CircleCI
12 2 (2.08%) git-flow
12 2 (2.08%) gulp
12 2 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
12 2 (2.08%) IntelliJ
12 2 (2.08%) Travis CI
13 1 (1.04%) ERwin
General
1 6 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Games
3 2 (2.08%) Local Government
3 2 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Publishing
4 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (32.29%) Developer
1 31 (32.29%) Software Engineer
2 17 (17.71%) Java Engineer
2 17 (17.71%) Java Software Engineer
3 16 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 15 (15.63%) Architect
5 11 (11.46%) JavaScript Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Agile Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Android Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Java Software Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 6 (6.25%) Scala Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Tester
8 5 (5.21%) Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (5.21%) Java Architect
8 5 (5.21%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (42.71%) REST
2 39 (40.63%) Node.js
3 17 (17.71%) Kafka
4 16 (16.67%) Spring
5 12 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
5 12 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (11.46%) RESTful
7 9 (9.38%) Spring Boot
8 7 (7.29%) Android SDK
8 7 (7.29%) HTML
8 7 (7.29%) Play Framework
8 7 (7.29%) Retrofit
8 7 (7.29%) RxJava
8 7 (7.29%) Spring Batch
8 7 (7.29%) Spring Security
8 7 (7.29%) Web Services
9 6 (6.25%) JSON
10 5 (5.21%) CSS
10 5 (5.21%) XML
11 4 (4.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.25%) User Experience
3 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) TM Forum
6 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.04%) NHS
7 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (43.75%) Linux
2 31 (32.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (7.29%) Android
4 4 (4.17%) Unix
5 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.04%) CentOS
5 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (77.08%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (53.13%) Scrum
3 49 (51.04%) Software Engineering
4 48 (50.00%) TDD
5 47 (48.96%) BDD
6 46 (47.92%) Microservices
7 43 (44.79%) Test Automation
8 38 (39.58%) SFIA
9 33 (34.38%) Mentoring
10 26 (27.08%) Coaching
11 24 (25.00%) Kanban
12 19 (19.79%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (17.71%) Integration Testing
13 17 (17.71%) SDLC
14 15 (15.63%) DevOps
14 15 (15.63%) User Stories
15 13 (13.54%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (9.38%) High Availability
17 8 (8.33%) OOP
18 7 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (76.04%) Java
2 48 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 39 (40.63%) SQL
4 21 (21.88%) Scala
5 10 (10.42%) Python
6 9 (9.38%) Kotlin
6 9 (9.38%) Ruby
7 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.13%) C#
9 2 (2.08%) Elixir
9 2 (2.08%) Groovy
9 2 (2.08%) PHP
10 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 1 (1.04%) CCDP
3 1 (1.04%) CCIE
3 1 (1.04%) CCNP
3 1 (1.04%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.04%) CISM
3 1 (1.04%) CISSP
3 1 (1.04%) MCSA
3 1 (1.04%) MCSE
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.04%) HL7
3 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.04%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (13.54%) Docker
2 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.08%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (16.67%) Puppet
2 9 (9.38%) Terraform
3 7 (7.29%) Grafana
3 7 (7.29%) Graylog
4 6 (6.25%) Ansible
5 5 (5.21%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.08%) Nagios
6 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.04%) CA Wily
7 1 (1.04%) Icinga
7 1 (1.04%) OpenView
7 1 (1.04%) Packer
7 1 (1.04%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.04%) Rancher
7 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Red Hat
2 13 (13.54%) Oracle
3 6 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (4.17%) Cisco
4 4 (4.17%) F5
4 4 (4.17%) Splunk
5 3 (3.13%) Cadence
5 3 (3.13%) Dell
5 3 (3.13%) EMC
5 3 (3.13%) IBM
5 3 (3.13%) NetApp
5 3 (3.13%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.08%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.04%) CA
7 1 (1.04%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.04%) Google
7 1 (1.04%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.04%) Nimsoft
7 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.04%) Tableau