The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 92 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing Open Source 32 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.15% 0.40% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.54% 1.72% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 4
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£320 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.91% +28.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £321 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.51% -8.21%
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
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
705 582 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.31% 23.56% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 268 223
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 24
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.86 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Open Source
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Open Source Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Open Source
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Open Source across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Open Source Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Open Source
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Open Source across the Scotland region.

Open Source Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 21 £310 -31.11% 4
Glasgow - 7 £269 - 1
Stirling - 2 - -
Dundee - - - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Java
3 12 (25.53%) CSS
3 12 (25.53%) SOAP
3 12 (25.53%) Web Services
4 11 (23.40%) HTML
4 11 (23.40%) .NET
5 10 (21.28%) SOA
5 10 (21.28%) Hibernate
6 9 (19.15%) CMS
6 9 (19.15%) PHP
7 8 (17.02%) Oracle
7 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
7 8 (17.02%) SQL
7 8 (17.02%) Linux
7 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
7 8 (17.02%) RESTful
8 7 (14.89%) JPA
8 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.89%) Middleware
8 7 (14.89%) TDD
8 7 (14.89%) Spring
8 7 (14.89%) Apache
8 7 (14.89%) Eclipse
8 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
8 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
8 7 (14.89%) UNIX
9 6 (12.77%) XML
9 6 (12.77%) Tomcat
9 6 (12.77%) Classic ASP

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (19.15%) CMS
2 7 (14.89%) Apache
3 6 (12.77%) Tomcat
4 5 (10.64%) JBoss
5 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (4.26%) WordPress
7 1 (2.13%) Confluence
7 1 (2.13%) Joomla!
7 1 (2.13%) Alfresco
7 1 (2.13%) Drupal
7 1 (2.13%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.13%) InDesign
1 1 (2.13%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (2.13%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
1 1 (2.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) DHCP
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
1 4 (8.51%) SAN
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) VPN
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.64%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) IDOL
3 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.89%) Eclipse
3 6 (12.77%) Maven
4 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
4 5 (10.64%) Grunt
4 5 (10.64%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (10.64%) JMeter
5 4 (8.51%) JUnit
5 4 (8.51%) Selenium
5 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.38%) FitNesse
6 3 (6.38%) HttpUnit
6 3 (6.38%) Ant
7 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.26%) Subversion
7 2 (4.26%) Gradle
7 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
8 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.13%) Valgrind
8 1 (2.13%) Gerrit
General
1 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Developer
2 9 (19.15%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Web Developer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Java Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Web Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) CSS
1 12 (25.53%) SOAP
1 12 (25.53%) Web Services
2 11 (23.40%) HTML
2 11 (23.40%) .NET
3 10 (21.28%) Hibernate
4 8 (17.02%) RESTful
5 7 (14.89%) JPA
5 7 (14.89%) Middleware
5 7 (14.89%) Spring
5 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
6 6 (12.77%) XML
6 6 (12.77%) Classic ASP
6 6 (12.77%) JSON
6 6 (12.77%) REST
7 5 (10.64%) D3.js
7 5 (10.64%) HTML5
7 5 (10.64%) Sass
7 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
7 5 (10.64%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Thin Client
1 4 (8.51%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.38%) Health Informatics
2 3 (6.38%) Machine to Machine
2 3 (6.38%) Informatics
2 3 (6.38%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.26%) W3C
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) UNIX
3 6 (12.77%) Android
3 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (12.77%) Apple iOS
4 5 (10.64%) Solaris
5 4 (8.51%) AIX
5 4 (8.51%) HPUX
6 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) SOA
3 7 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (14.89%) TDD
4 6 (12.77%) Project Management
4 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
5 5 (10.64%) User Stories
5 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
5 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.64%) MVC
6 4 (8.51%) CRM
6 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.51%) Scrum
6 4 (8.51%) Content Management
6 4 (8.51%) Web Design
6 4 (8.51%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (8.51%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.51%) BDD
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.04%) Java
2 9 (19.15%) PHP
3 8 (17.02%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.77%) Ruby
6 4 (8.51%) Perl
6 4 (8.51%) C#
7 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.38%) VB6
7 3 (6.38%) VBScript
7 3 (6.38%) VB
8 2 (4.26%) C++
8 2 (4.26%) XPath
9 1 (2.13%) Scala
9 1 (2.13%) Groovy
9 1 (2.13%) PHP5
9 1 (2.13%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) VMware ESX
1 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (8.51%) RHEV
1 4 (8.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (4.26%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Citrix
2 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.13%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) Apple
4 1 (2.13%) Adobe
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