The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 90 115 99
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Contract jobs citing Open Source 36 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.36% 0.21% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.90% 0.95% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 9
Average daily rate £324 £475 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.73% +55.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £375 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £500 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+77.50% +68.42%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
522 526 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.70% 22.45% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 257 208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 36
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.13 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.81% -45.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.42 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Open Source
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 19 £330 -30.52% 3
Glasgow +19 10 £338 -32.50% 7
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (56.00%) Java
2 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (46.00%) CSS
4 22 (44.00%) HTML
5 21 (42.00%) SOA
6 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (38.00%) JSON
8 16 (32.00%) Web Services
8 16 (32.00%) jQuery
9 15 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (30.00%) XML
10 14 (28.00%) JBoss
11 13 (26.00%) Linux
11 13 (26.00%) Scrum
11 13 (26.00%) Java EE
11 13 (26.00%) RESTful
12 12 (24.00%) Unit Testing
12 12 (24.00%) Selenium
12 12 (24.00%) Maven
12 12 (24.00%) SQL
13 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
14 10 (20.00%) Spring
15 9 (18.00%) Hibernate
15 9 (18.00%) Web Development
15 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (18.00%) HTML5
15 9 (18.00%) BDD
16 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
16 8 (16.00%) CSS3
16 8 (16.00%) Middleware

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (14.00%) Apache
2 5 (10.00%) Alfresco
3 4 (8.00%) Apache Solr
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Spatial
5 2 (4.00%) Node.js
5 2 (4.00%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.00%) CMS
6 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.00%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (2.00%) GlassFish
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) HTTP
2 5 (10.00%) SNMP
3 3 (6.00%) LAN
3 3 (6.00%) WAN
3 3 (6.00%) VPN
3 3 (6.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) SAN
4 2 (4.00%) DHCP
5 1 (2.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) MySQL
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) DB2
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Selenium
1 12 (24.00%) Maven
2 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.00%) Artifactory
4 5 (10.00%) Subversion
5 4 (8.00%) Eclipse
5 4 (8.00%) Ant
6 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.00%) Toad
6 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.00%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.00%) JIRA
8 1 (2.00%) JBehave
8 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (72.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Lead Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Portal Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Data Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Tester
5 3 (6.00%) Spatial Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.00%) GIS Developer
6 2 (4.00%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) CSS
2 22 (44.00%) HTML
3 19 (38.00%) JSON
4 16 (32.00%) Web Services
4 16 (32.00%) jQuery
5 15 (30.00%) XML
6 13 (26.00%) Java EE
6 13 (26.00%) RESTful
7 10 (20.00%) Spring
8 9 (18.00%) Hibernate
8 9 (18.00%) HTML5
9 8 (16.00%) CSS3
9 8 (16.00%) Middleware
10 7 (14.00%) Gherkin
11 6 (12.00%) JSF
12 5 (10.00%) SOAP
12 5 (10.00%) XHTML
12 5 (10.00%) JSR 286
12 5 (10.00%) Spring Security
12 5 (10.00%) JSR 168
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) GIS
2 3 (6.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.00%) FMCG
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.00%) HACMP
4 1 (2.00%) Social Media
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Mac OS X
3 5 (10.00%) UNIX
4 4 (8.00%) AIX
5 3 (6.00%) Solaris
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.00%) HPUX
6 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) SOA
2 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (26.00%) Scrum
5 12 (24.00%) Unit Testing
6 9 (18.00%) Web Development
6 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (18.00%) BDD
7 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (14.00%) Project Management
9 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (10.00%) Dependency Management
9 5 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (10.00%) Document Management
9 5 (10.00%) Refactoring
10 4 (8.00%) Release Management
10 4 (8.00%) Business Transformation
10 4 (8.00%) MVC
10 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) Java
2 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (24.00%) SQL
4 6 (12.00%) C#
5 5 (10.00%) VBScript
5 5 (10.00%) Perl
5 5 (10.00%) PHP
5 5 (10.00%) AWK
5 5 (10.00%) sed
6 3 (6.00%) C++
6 3 (6.00%) Ruby
7 2 (4.00%) Groovy
7 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.00%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.00%) KVM
1 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Nagios
2 4 (8.00%) Cacti
2 4 (8.00%) Munin
3 3 (6.00%) SCOM
4 2 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (4.00%) OpenView
5 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) JBoss
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.00%) HP
5 3 (6.00%) ESRI
6 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Adobe
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) Facebook
7 1 (2.00%) Twitter
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