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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 49 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 44 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.10% 1.03% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 1.30% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
Average daily rate £408 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £461 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £405 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-47.18% +80.89%
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
1159 1079 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.68% 79.40% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 601 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.02 £28.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.26% -84.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 42 (62.69%) AngularJS
2 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (56.72%) Java
4 35 (52.24%) GIS
5 32 (47.76%) Web Services
6 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
7 26 (38.81%) PostGIS
8 24 (35.82%) Python
9 20 (29.85%) jQuery
9 20 (29.85%) REST
10 19 (28.36%) JIRA
10 19 (28.36%) ESRI
11 18 (26.87%) Leaflet
12 17 (25.37%) NoSQL
12 17 (25.37%) SDLC
12 17 (25.37%) QA
12 17 (25.37%) Selenium
12 17 (25.37%) Maven
13 16 (23.88%) Web Development
13 16 (23.88%) ArcGIS
13 16 (23.88%) Cucumber
13 16 (23.88%) Gradle
13 16 (23.88%) JBehave
14 14 (20.90%) .NET
15 13 (19.40%) Dojo
15 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis
16 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (17.91%) User Experience
17 11 (16.42%) RESTful
17 11 (16.42%) Linux

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 16 (23.88%) ArcGIS
2 3 (4.48%) Node.js
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) CMS
3 2 (2.99%) nginx
4 1 (1.49%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.49%) Drupal
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) BigMachines
1 1 (1.49%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) PaaS
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (52.24%) GIS
2 17 (25.37%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.97%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.99%) QGIS
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.49%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (28.36%) JIRA
2 17 (25.37%) Maven
2 17 (25.37%) Selenium
3 16 (23.88%) Cucumber
3 16 (23.88%) Gradle
3 16 (23.88%) JBehave
4 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.99%) GitLab
4 2 (2.99%) Subversion
5 1 (1.49%) Ant
5 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.49%) JMeter
5 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Banking
2 1 (1.49%) Marketing
2 1 (1.49%) Publishing
2 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (59.70%) Developer
2 23 (34.33%) GIS Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Architect
4 8 (11.94%) Angular Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Digital Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.48%) GIS Architect
7 3 (4.48%) PHP Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Consultant
8 2 (2.99%) DBA
8 2 (2.99%) IT Architect
8 2 (2.99%) IT Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (62.69%) AngularJS
2 32 (47.76%) Web Services
3 26 (38.81%) PostGIS
4 20 (29.85%) jQuery
4 20 (29.85%) REST
5 18 (26.87%) Leaflet
6 14 (20.90%) .NET
7 13 (19.40%) Dojo
8 11 (16.42%) RESTful
9 9 (13.43%) HTML
9 9 (13.43%) JSON
9 9 (13.43%) SOAP
9 9 (13.43%) XML
10 6 (8.96%) CSS
10 6 (8.96%) CSS3
10 6 (8.96%) RequireJS
10 6 (8.96%) Spring
11 5 (7.46%) HTML5
11 5 (7.46%) Spring Boot
12 2 (2.99%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) User Experience
2 9 (13.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.49%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Linux
2 9 (13.43%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.99%) Android
3 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (59.70%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.37%) SDLC
3 16 (23.88%) Web Development
4 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis
5 12 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (14.93%) Project Management
6 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Waterfall
7 9 (13.43%) API Design
7 9 (13.43%) BDD
7 9 (13.43%) Refactoring
7 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
7 9 (13.43%) TDD
7 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (11.94%) Scrum
8 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.94%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (56.72%) Java
2 31 (46.27%) JavaScript
3 24 (35.82%) Python
4 3 (4.48%) PHP
4 3 (4.48%) SQL
5 2 (2.99%) PHP 5
6 1 (1.49%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.37%) QA
2 8 (11.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
2 1 (1.49%) Ceph
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) ESRI
2 6 (8.96%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.99%) VMware
5 1 (1.49%) EMC
5 1 (1.49%) NetApp
5 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.49%) Siebel
5 1 (1.49%) Veeam
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