The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 74 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 9 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 1.50% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.96% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £269 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
Scotland

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1143 969 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.50% 76.54% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 566 328
Average daily rate £375 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +26.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £18.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.00 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 7 July 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 7 July 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 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) Maven
3 9 (31.03%) BDD
4 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
4 8 (27.59%) Apple iOS
4 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (27.59%) Android
4 8 (27.59%) Java
4 8 (27.59%) Ant
4 8 (27.59%) UNIX
4 8 (27.59%) TDD
4 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
5 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (24.14%) Hudson
5 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
5 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.69%) RESTful
6 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (20.69%) Selenium
6 6 (20.69%) Web Development
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
6 6 (20.69%) Gradle
6 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
7 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
7 5 (17.24%) VMware
7 5 (17.24%) Windows

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (17.24%) Tomcat
1 5 (17.24%) Drupal
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.34%) CMS
4 2 (6.90%) Apache
4 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.45%) WildFly
5 1 (3.45%) Confluence
5 1 (3.45%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) SSH
2 1 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Maven
2 8 (27.59%) Ant
2 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
2 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
3 7 (24.14%) Hudson
3 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
4 6 (20.69%) Selenium
4 6 (20.69%) Gradle
5 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
6 4 (13.79%) Visual Studio
6 4 (13.79%) JIRA
7 3 (10.34%) Xcode
7 3 (10.34%) Calabash
7 3 (10.34%) Appium
8 2 (6.90%) FitNesse
8 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
8 2 (6.90%) JMeter
9 1 (3.45%) JUnit
9 1 (3.45%) HttpUnit
General
1 3 (10.34%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Head of IT
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Portal Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.45%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Build Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) RESTful
2 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) JSON
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 5 (17.24%) AngularJS
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) JSP
4 3 (10.34%) XML
4 3 (10.34%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.90%) J2EE
5 2 (6.90%) XML Schema
6 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.45%) Spring
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.45%) Servlets
6 1 (3.45%) SOAP
6 1 (3.45%) Velocity
6 1 (3.45%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) UNIX
1 8 (27.59%) Android
1 8 (27.59%) Apple iOS
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) BDD
3 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (27.59%) TDD
4 7 (24.14%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
5 6 (20.69%) Web Development
5 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (17.24%) Release Management
6 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
7 4 (13.79%) Validation
7 4 (13.79%) Service Management
7 4 (13.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) XPath
5 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) VMware
1 5 (17.24%) Veeam
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) HubSpot
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) ForgeRock
5 1 (3.45%) Twitter
5 1 (3.45%) Remedy
5 1 (3.45%) Alterian