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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 65 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 20 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.37% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.65% 1.98% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.75 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+86.06% -6.15%
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
354 252 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.26% 21.21% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 118 92
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £231 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.14 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.15% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.95 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.95 £17.50 £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Java
3 12 (40.00%) SOAP
4 10 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 9 (30.00%) SOA
6 8 (26.67%) RESTful
6 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 7 (23.33%) Eclipse
7 7 (23.33%) CSS
7 7 (23.33%) Apache
7 7 (23.33%) PHP
7 7 (23.33%) HTML
7 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (23.33%) JPA
8 6 (20.00%) Ruby
8 6 (20.00%) .NET
8 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
8 6 (20.00%) Web Services
8 6 (20.00%) Android
8 6 (20.00%) Apple iOS
8 6 (20.00%) REST
9 5 (16.67%) HTML5
9 5 (16.67%) Apache CXF
9 5 (16.67%) D3.js
9 5 (16.67%) Sass
9 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 5 (16.67%) Grunt
9 5 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (16.67%) XML

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (23.33%) Apache
2 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (13.33%) CMS
3 4 (13.33%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) WordPress
4 1 (3.33%) nginx
4 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (23.33%) Eclipse
3 5 (16.67%) JMeter
3 5 (16.67%) Maven
3 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 5 (16.67%) Grunt
3 5 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (13.33%) Selenium
4 4 (13.33%) JUnit
4 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 3 (10.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (10.00%) HttpUnit
5 3 (10.00%) Ant
6 2 (6.67%) Gradle
6 2 (6.67%) Subversion
6 2 (6.67%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.33%) Valgrind
7 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
7 1 (3.33%) Concordion
General
1 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Web Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) SOAP
2 10 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 8 (26.67%) RESTful
4 7 (23.33%) JPA
4 7 (23.33%) CSS
4 7 (23.33%) HTML
5 6 (20.00%) .NET
5 6 (20.00%) Web Services
5 6 (20.00%) REST
6 5 (16.67%) D3.js
6 5 (16.67%) Sass
6 5 (16.67%) HTML5
6 5 (16.67%) JSON
6 5 (16.67%) Apache CXF
6 5 (16.67%) Spring
6 5 (16.67%) XML
6 5 (16.67%) JAAS
6 5 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 4 (13.33%) J2EE
7 4 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Data Integration
1 3 (10.00%) Machine to Machine
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Health Informatics
2 2 (6.67%) Informatics
3 1 (3.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Android
1 6 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (6.67%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (30.00%) SOA
3 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 5 (16.67%) TDD
5 4 (13.33%) Web Design
5 4 (13.33%) CRM
5 4 (13.33%) User Stories
6 3 (10.00%) MVC
6 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Refactoring
7 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Pair Programming
7 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) PHP
3 6 (20.00%) Ruby
4 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) Perl
5 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) VB6
6 2 (6.67%) XPath
6 2 (6.67%) VBScript
6 2 (6.67%) VB
6 2 (6.67%) C#
6 2 (6.67%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.33%) PHP5
7 1 (3.33%) Groovy
7 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Apple
3 1 (3.33%) Google