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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 71 70 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing Open Source 8 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.68% 0.090% 1.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.06% 0.54% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £375 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £375 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.12% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
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
197 185 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.74% 16.58% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 76 66
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £245 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.19 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.20 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) XML
3 18 (62.07%) JSON
4 17 (58.62%) SOAP
4 17 (58.62%) Linux
4 17 (58.62%) HTTP
4 17 (58.62%) Mac OS X
5 16 (55.17%) Waterfall
6 14 (48.28%) RESTful
6 14 (48.28%) Project Management
6 14 (48.28%) Java
7 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
7 13 (44.83%) HTML
7 13 (44.83%) CSS
7 13 (44.83%) Web Services
8 12 (41.38%) Web Development
8 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (37.93%) Unit Testing
9 11 (37.93%) Web Accessibility
9 11 (37.93%) CSS3
9 11 (37.93%) Responsive Web Design
9 11 (37.93%) HTML5
9 11 (37.93%) Dependency Management
10 10 (34.48%) Refactoring
11 8 (27.59%) SOA
12 7 (24.14%) Subversion
12 7 (24.14%) Release Management
12 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
13 6 (20.69%) Scrum
14 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Subversion
1 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.90%) Maven
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.45%) Valgrind
4 1 (3.45%) Gerrit
4 1 (3.45%) GoogleTest
4 1 (3.45%) CMake
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
1 5 (17.24%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Lead Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Lead Java Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) XML
2 18 (62.07%) JSON
3 17 (58.62%) SOAP
4 14 (48.28%) RESTful
5 13 (44.83%) CSS
5 13 (44.83%) Web Services
5 13 (44.83%) HTML
6 11 (37.93%) HTML5
6 11 (37.93%) CSS3
7 4 (13.79%) Java EE
8 3 (10.34%) Apache CXF
8 3 (10.34%) JPA
8 3 (10.34%) REST
8 3 (10.34%) .NET
8 3 (10.34%) JAAS
8 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
9 2 (6.90%) jQuery
9 2 (6.90%) Drools
10 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) FMCG
2 2 (6.90%) GIS
3 1 (3.45%) Informatics
3 1 (3.45%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
1 17 (58.62%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Waterfall
3 14 (48.28%) Project Management
4 12 (41.38%) Web Development
4 12 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (37.93%) Unit Testing
5 11 (37.93%) Web Accessibility
5 11 (37.93%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (37.93%) Dependency Management
6 10 (34.48%) Refactoring
7 8 (27.59%) SOA
8 7 (24.14%) Release Management
9 6 (20.69%) Scrum
10 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
10 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (17.24%) DSDM
10 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (17.24%) System Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.90%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) VB6
4 1 (3.45%) Groovy
4 1 (3.45%) Scala
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) JBoss
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe
3 1 (3.45%) Apple
3 1 (3.45%) Google