The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Source
South West / Dorset
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 31 24
Contract jobs citing Open Source 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.03% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  

Open Source is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 104 195 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 78.79% 76.77% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 140 82
Median daily rate £375 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £41.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -28.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Dorset

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
1 1 (50.00%) ArcGIS
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
1 1 (50.00%) Clojure
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) Spring Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) Kafka
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (50.00%) QGIS

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (50.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Kafka
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Clojure
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Scala