The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 36 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Open Source 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.68% - 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.09% - 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£700 - -
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 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +37.93%
Open Source
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
88 64 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 29.43% 22.54% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 42 37
Average daily rate £231 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.91% -4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.71 £16.10 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £39.80 £102.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Kent region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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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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
Maidstone - 2 £700 -
Sandwich - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) PaaS
2 6 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) Perl
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Ruby
3 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (33.33%) PHP
4 3 (33.33%) MySQL
4 3 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Spring
4 3 (33.33%) IaaS
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) OOP
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) CMS
5 2 (22.22%) Joomla!
5 2 (22.22%) Zend
5 2 (22.22%) Zend Framework
5 2 (22.22%) Drupal
5 2 (22.22%) WordPress
5 2 (22.22%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) Nagios

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (22.22%) CMS
2 2 (22.22%) Joomla!
2 2 (22.22%) Drupal
2 2 (22.22%) WordPress
2 2 (22.22%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) PaaS
2 3 (33.33%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Redis
General
1 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (33.33%) Spring
3 2 (22.22%) Zend Framework
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Backbone.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) Perl
2 5 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (55.56%) Ruby
3 3 (33.33%) PHP
3 3 (33.33%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Nagios
1 1 (11.11%) ZABBIX
1 1 (11.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Zend