The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 57 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Open Source 6 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.81% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.87% 2.76% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£263 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £348 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.70% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £26.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+60.57% -20.00%
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 Glasgow region.

Miscellaneous Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
155 145 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.86% 24.21% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 71 112
Average daily rate £310 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £254 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% +12.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Open Source across the Glasgow region.

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Tridion
2 4 (50.00%) IDOL
2 4 (50.00%) CMS
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) Classic ASP
3 3 (37.50%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (12.50%) PHP
5 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) MS Project
5 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) OOD

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Tridion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) IDOL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Web Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) Classic ASP
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Demand Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
1 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle