Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 6 months to 21 November 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 East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 - 54
Rank change year-on-year - +54 +2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.13% - 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% - 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 12
Kent median daily rate £650 - £500
South East median daily rate £463 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +2.78% +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -13.00% +82.48%

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 421 411 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 79.28% 82.36% 81.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 285 284
Kent median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £193 £203
90th Percentile £625 £560 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 21
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% -19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £20.61 £15.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £114.40 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Kent

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Kent

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Kent over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Kent

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in Kent

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Kent region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 2 £371 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £650 -
Open Source
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) Go
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (50.00%) Cloud Native
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Hindi Language
3 3 (50.00%) Japanese Language
3 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 3 (50.00%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (16.67%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 1 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (16.67%) Protractor
General
1 3 (50.00%) Hindi Language
1 3 (50.00%) Japanese Language
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) AWS Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior UAT Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) UAT Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Cloud Native
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Extreme Programming
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Go
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP