The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 36 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Open Source 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.86% 1.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.79% 2.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £700 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
Open Source
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
211 185 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 75.36% 77.08% 67.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 108 99
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 18
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £21.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% -18.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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
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 29 June 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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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
Dover - 8 £500 -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) PHP
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) MySQL
1 8 (100.00%) OOP
1 8 (100.00%) SOA
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
1 8 (100.00%) Zend
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
1 8 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) PHP Developer
2 7 (87.50%) Senior PHP Developer
2 7 (87.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
1 8 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) OOP
1 8 (100.00%) SOA
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) PHP
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Zend