The table below looks at the statistics for Open Source skills 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 67 105 95
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -10
Contract jobs citing Open Source 61 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.39% 0.70% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.99% 0.88% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 11
Average daily rate £400 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £261 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £403 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £71.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
-33.09% +80.89%
Open Source
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2043 2149 1721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 80.05% 79.42% 74.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1095 1223 856
Average daily rate £380 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 33
Average hourly rate £33.71 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.19% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 Processes & Methodologies 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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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 +21 43 £408 +8.66% 10
Glasgow +23 15 £395 +50.47% 11
West Lothian - 1 £525 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £315 -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 57 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (48.48%) Java
3 41 (41.41%) AngularJS
4 36 (36.36%) Web Services
5 35 (35.35%) GIS
6 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
7 28 (28.28%) Python
8 26 (26.26%) PostGIS
9 20 (20.20%) REST
9 20 (20.20%) JIRA
10 19 (19.19%) QA
10 19 (19.19%) Selenium
10 19 (19.19%) jQuery
10 19 (19.19%) Maven
10 19 (19.19%) ESRI
10 19 (19.19%) SDLC
11 18 (18.18%) Leaflet
11 18 (18.18%) Cucumber
12 17 (17.17%) NoSQL
12 17 (17.17%) .NET
13 16 (16.16%) JBehave
13 16 (16.16%) Gradle
13 16 (16.16%) Web Development
14 15 (15.15%) Linux
14 15 (15.15%) ArcGIS
15 14 (14.14%) Finance
15 14 (14.14%) User Experience
16 13 (13.13%) Data Management
16 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (13.13%) RESTful

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (15.15%) ArcGIS
2 6 (6.06%) JBoss
3 3 (3.03%) Node.js
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (2.02%) Apache
4 2 (2.02%) CMS
4 2 (2.02%) LiveLink
4 2 (2.02%) nginx
5 1 (1.01%) Alfresco
5 1 (1.01%) Drupal
5 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) BigMachines
1 1 (1.01%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.01%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.01%) PaaS
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
3 1 (1.01%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.01%) Internet
2 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (35.35%) GIS
2 17 (17.17%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.02%) QGIS
6 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.01%) Big Data
7 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.01%) MySQL
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.01%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.01%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (20.20%) JIRA
2 19 (19.19%) Maven
2 19 (19.19%) Selenium
3 18 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 16 (16.16%) Gradle
4 16 (16.16%) JBehave
5 3 (3.03%) Ant
5 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.03%) Subversion
6 2 (2.02%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.02%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.02%) GitLab
6 2 (2.02%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.01%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.01%) JMeter
7 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (14.14%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Legal
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Law
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (42.42%) Developer
2 25 (25.25%) Architect
3 22 (22.22%) GIS Developer
4 15 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.07%) Angular Developer
6 6 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.05%) Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) Digital Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Java Architect
8 4 (4.04%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.03%) GIS Architect
9 3 (3.03%) PHP Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Senior Architect
9 3 (3.03%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.03%) Tester
10 2 (2.02%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (41.41%) AngularJS
2 36 (36.36%) Web Services
3 26 (26.26%) PostGIS
4 20 (20.20%) REST
5 19 (19.19%) jQuery
6 18 (18.18%) Leaflet
7 17 (17.17%) .NET
8 13 (13.13%) RESTful
9 12 (12.12%) Dojo
10 11 (11.11%) JSON
10 11 (11.11%) XML
11 9 (9.09%) HTML
11 9 (9.09%) SOAP
12 6 (6.06%) CSS
12 6 (6.06%) CSS3
12 6 (6.06%) RequireJS
12 6 (6.06%) Spring
13 5 (5.05%) HTML5
13 5 (5.05%) Spring Boot
14 3 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) User Experience
2 9 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.01%) FMCG
5 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.15%) Linux
2 9 (9.09%) Mac OS X
3 5 (5.05%) Windows
4 4 (4.04%) Mac OS
4 4 (4.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.02%) Android
5 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.19%) SDLC
3 16 (16.16%) Web Development
4 13 (13.13%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (13.13%) Data Management
5 12 (12.12%) Data Analysis
5 12 (12.12%) TDD
6 11 (11.11%) BDD
6 11 (11.11%) Project Management
7 10 (10.10%) Scrum
7 10 (10.10%) Service Delivery
7 10 (10.10%) Software Testing
7 10 (10.10%) Waterfall
8 9 (9.09%) API Design
8 9 (9.09%) Refactoring
8 9 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 9 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (8.08%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (8.08%) System Testing
9 8 (8.08%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 48 (48.48%) Java
2 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
3 28 (28.28%) Python
4 6 (6.06%) SQL
5 5 (5.05%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.04%) Perl
6 4 (4.04%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.03%) PHP
8 2 (2.02%) AWK
8 2 (2.02%) C-shell
8 2 (2.02%) PHP 5
8 2 (2.02%) sed
8 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.02%) XPath
9 1 (1.01%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.01%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.01%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (19.19%) QA
2 8 (8.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.03%) Docker
3 1 (1.01%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.01%) Netcool
1 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (1.01%) Puppet
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) ESRI
2 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle
2 6 (6.06%) VMware
3 4 (4.04%) Citrix
4 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.02%) OpenText
5 2 (2.02%) Talend
6 1 (1.01%) EMC
6 1 (1.01%) Google
6 1 (1.01%) IBM
6 1 (1.01%) NetApp
6 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.01%) Siebel
6 1 (1.01%) Veeam