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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.32% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+173.07% -25.71%
Open Source
South West

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
42 84 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 18.42% 38.89% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 52 25
Average daily rate £248 £350 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.28% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £130 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £500 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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
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 27 February 2015. 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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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 - 3 - - 1
Poole - - - - 1
Open Source
South West

Open Source
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Publishing
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) Drupal
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (33.33%) WordPress
3 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (33.33%) Photography
3 1 (33.33%) Symfony
3 1 (33.33%) Apache

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Drupal
2 1 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (100.00%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Drupal Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (33.33%) Photography
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) PHP