The 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 31 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.40% - 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% - 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £113
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 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Open Source
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Miscellaneous Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
62 37 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 24.70% 19.58% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 24
Average daily rate £350 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.36 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £17.05 £17.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £19.67 £33.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Process Management
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tester
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Load Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Process Management
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Design Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix