The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 25 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 Dorset 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank - - 36
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - - 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £113
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £363 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.68% +16.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +31.57%
Miscellaneous Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
54 54 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 24.43% 22.50% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 23
Average daily rate £350 £393 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £204 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £528 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.72 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.29% -9.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £14.02 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £19.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Open Source
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Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Open Source
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP