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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 62 66 47
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.48% 1.34% 1.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.89% 5.63% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 8
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£375 £400 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £462 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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
305 284 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.46% 23.79% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 173 81
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £233 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) BDD
4 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
4 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
4 8 (25.81%) Java
4 8 (25.81%) Ant
4 8 (25.81%) TDD
4 8 (25.81%) Maven
4 8 (25.81%) JSON
4 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
5 7 (22.58%) Web Development
5 7 (22.58%) HTML
5 7 (22.58%) Web Services
5 7 (22.58%) UNIX
5 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
5 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (22.58%) RESTful
6 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
6 6 (19.35%) Hudson
6 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Gradle
6 6 (19.35%) XML
6 6 (19.35%) CSS
6 6 (19.35%) Android
6 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
6 6 (19.35%) Selenium

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (16.13%) Drupal
2 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.68%) CMS
4 2 (6.45%) JBoss
4 2 (6.45%) Apache
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.23%) WordPress
5 1 (3.23%) nginx
5 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.23%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
1 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
1 8 (25.81%) Ant
1 8 (25.81%) Maven
2 6 (19.35%) Hudson
2 6 (19.35%) Gradle
2 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) Selenium
3 4 (12.90%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) JIRA
4 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.68%) Xcode
4 3 (9.68%) Appium
4 3 (9.68%) Calabash
5 2 (6.45%) JMeter
5 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.45%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.23%) HttpUnit
6 1 (3.23%) JUnit
General
1 3 (9.68%) Marketing
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 4 (12.90%) Test Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Drupal Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Head of IT
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Java Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Portal Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) JSON
2 7 (22.58%) HTML
2 7 (22.58%) Web Services
2 7 (22.58%) RESTful
3 6 (19.35%) XML
3 6 (19.35%) CSS
4 5 (16.13%) .NET
5 4 (12.90%) REST
6 3 (9.68%) SOAP
6 3 (9.68%) JSP
6 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.45%) Gherkin
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.45%) XML Schema
7 2 (6.45%) XSLT
7 2 (6.45%) J2EE
7 2 (6.45%) Classic ASP
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
7 2 (6.45%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Health Informatics
1 2 (6.45%) Informatics
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) UNIX
2 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
2 6 (19.35%) Android
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (29.03%) BDD
3 8 (25.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (25.81%) TDD
3 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
4 7 (22.58%) Web Development
4 7 (22.58%) Mentoring
5 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) User Stories
7 4 (12.90%) DevOps
7 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
7 4 (12.90%) Project Management
7 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.68%) Content Management
8 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) JavaScript
2 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) Java
4 4 (12.90%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) VBScript
5 2 (6.45%) VB
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) XPath
5 2 (6.45%) VB6
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) PHP5
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) HL7
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Veeam
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.68%) VMware
1 3 (9.68%) HubSpot
2 1 (3.23%) Alterian
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Twitter
2 1 (3.23%) ForgeRock