The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 69 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 12 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.87% 1.14% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.03% 5.67% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
Scotland

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

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
298 247 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.66% 20.05% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 118 61
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.25 £14.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.44% +16.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) RESTful
3 8 (25.00%) SOAP
4 7 (21.88%) HTML
4 7 (21.88%) CSS
4 7 (21.88%) XML
4 7 (21.88%) Apache
4 7 (21.88%) PHP
4 7 (21.88%) Hibernate
4 7 (21.88%) Maven
4 7 (21.88%) JSON
4 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
5 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
5 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 6 (18.75%) User Stories
5 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
5 6 (18.75%) Selenium
5 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (18.75%) Ruby
5 6 (18.75%) TDD
5 6 (18.75%) CMS
5 6 (18.75%) SOA
5 6 (18.75%) Eclipse
5 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 6 (18.75%) Web Services
6 5 (15.63%) SQL
6 5 (15.63%) .NET
6 5 (15.63%) Ant
6 5 (15.63%) Scrum

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 7 (21.88%) Apache
2 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 6 (18.75%) CMS
3 4 (12.50%) JBoss
4 3 (9.38%) Drupal
5 1 (3.13%) WordPress
5 1 (3.13%) nginx
5 1 (3.13%) Confluence
5 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.38%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Maven
1 7 (21.88%) Git (software)
2 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 6 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 6 (18.75%) Selenium
2 6 (18.75%) Eclipse
3 5 (15.63%) JMeter
3 5 (15.63%) Ant
3 5 (15.63%) FitNesse
3 5 (15.63%) Grunt
3 5 (15.63%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (12.50%) JUnit
5 3 (9.38%) HttpUnit
6 2 (6.25%) Gradle
7 1 (3.13%) JIRA
7 1 (3.13%) Subversion
7 1 (3.13%) Calabash
7 1 (3.13%) Concordion
7 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Java Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Java Technical Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) RESTful
2 8 (25.00%) SOAP
3 7 (21.88%) XML
3 7 (21.88%) HTML
3 7 (21.88%) Hibernate
3 7 (21.88%) CSS
3 7 (21.88%) JSON
4 6 (18.75%) Web Services
5 5 (15.63%) .NET
5 5 (15.63%) Spring
5 5 (15.63%) HTML5
5 5 (15.63%) D3.js
5 5 (15.63%) Sass
5 5 (15.63%) AngularJS
6 4 (12.50%) JPA
6 4 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (12.50%) XML Schema
6 4 (12.50%) J2EE
7 3 (9.38%) REST
8 2 (6.25%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Integration
1 3 (9.38%) Machine to Machine
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Health Informatics
2 2 (6.25%) Informatics
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Android
1 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.38%) UNIX
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.13%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.75%) TDD
2 6 (18.75%) SOA
2 6 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (18.75%) User Stories
3 5 (15.63%) BDD
3 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
3 5 (15.63%) Scrum
4 4 (12.50%) Web Design
4 4 (12.50%) CRM
4 4 (12.50%) Web Development
4 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps
5 3 (9.38%) MVC
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Content Management
6 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Refactoring
6 2 (6.25%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) PHP
3 6 (18.75%) Ruby
4 5 (15.63%) SQL
5 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.50%) Perl
5 4 (12.50%) XPath
6 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (6.25%) VB6
7 2 (6.25%) C#
7 2 (6.25%) VBScript
7 2 (6.25%) VB
8 1 (3.13%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.13%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.13%) C++
8 1 (3.13%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle
1 3 (9.38%) HubSpot
2 1 (3.13%) ForgeRock
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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