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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 66 70 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing Open Source 10 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.84% 0.26% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.64% 1.08% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £170 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -47.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £334 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.35% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £46.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+53.51% +23.33%
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
275 279 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.07% 24.43% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 133 96
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £226 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 12
Average hourly rate £14.39 £17.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +19.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £29.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) XML
3 18 (54.55%) SOAP
3 18 (54.55%) JSON
4 17 (51.52%) Linux
4 17 (51.52%) HTTP
4 17 (51.52%) Mac OS X
5 16 (48.48%) Waterfall
6 15 (45.45%) RESTful
6 15 (45.45%) CSS
6 15 (45.45%) HTML
6 15 (45.45%) Java
7 14 (42.42%) Web Services
7 14 (42.42%) Project Management
8 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
8 13 (39.39%) HTML5
8 13 (39.39%) Mentoring
9 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (36.36%) Web Development
10 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
10 11 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
10 11 (33.33%) Dependency Management
10 11 (33.33%) CSS3
10 11 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (30.30%) Refactoring
12 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
13 8 (24.24%) SOA
14 7 (21.21%) Subversion
14 7 (21.21%) Release Management
15 6 (18.18%) Scrum

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2 (6.06%) CMS
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
2 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) HTTP
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.21%) Subversion
3 3 (9.09%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.06%) Maven
4 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.06%) Grunt
4 2 (6.06%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (6.06%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) HttpUnit
5 1 (3.03%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (3.03%) JMeter
5 1 (3.03%) JUnit
5 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
5 1 (3.03%) Valgrind
5 1 (3.03%) Gerrit
5 1 (3.03%) GoogleTest
5 1 (3.03%) CMake
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
1 5 (15.15%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Developer
2 12 (36.36%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (24.24%) Java Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Lead Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Web Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Automation Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Web Team Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (57.58%) XML
2 18 (54.55%) SOAP
2 18 (54.55%) JSON
3 15 (45.45%) RESTful
3 15 (45.45%) CSS
3 15 (45.45%) HTML
4 14 (42.42%) Web Services
5 13 (39.39%) HTML5
6 11 (33.33%) CSS3
7 4 (12.12%) Java EE
7 4 (12.12%) .NET
7 4 (12.12%) Hibernate
8 3 (9.09%) Apache CXF
8 3 (9.09%) JPA
8 3 (9.09%) JAAS
8 3 (9.09%) REST
9 2 (6.06%) D3.js
9 2 (6.06%) Sass
9 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) FMCG
2 2 (6.06%) GIS
3 1 (3.03%) Informatics
3 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.03%) Health Informatics
3 1 (3.03%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Linux
1 17 (51.52%) Mac OS X
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Waterfall
3 14 (42.42%) Project Management
4 13 (39.39%) Mentoring
5 12 (36.36%) Web Development
5 12 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 11 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
6 11 (33.33%) Dependency Management
7 10 (30.30%) Refactoring
8 8 (24.24%) SOA
9 7 (21.21%) Release Management
10 6 (18.18%) Scrum
11 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (15.15%) Software Engineering
11 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
11 5 (15.15%) DSDM
11 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (15.15%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.09%) PHP
4 2 (6.06%) SQL
5 1 (3.03%) VBScript
5 1 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) VB6
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) Groovy
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) HL7
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) JBoss
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Adobe
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Google
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Posted: 5 days ago
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