The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 32 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Open Source 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.76% 0.99% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.19% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £355
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -36.61%
Open Source
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
209 168 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 79.17% 82.76% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 89 93
Average daily rate £440 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 12
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bournemouth -7 1 - - 1
Poole - 1 £450 -
Open Source
South West

Open Source
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) ETL
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) W3C
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) SEO
3 1 (16.67%) CMS

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Administrator
1 5 (83.33%) DBA
1 5 (83.33%) PostgreSQL DBA
2 3 (50.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) CSS3
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
2 1 (16.67%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree