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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 81 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 67 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.25% 0.80% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.72% 1.01% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 21
Average daily rate £400 £388 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £431 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.90 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-24.81% -43.80%
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
2463 2366 2003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.82% 79.16% 76.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1298 1069
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 63 24
Average hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £29.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.73 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +23 52 £400 - 12
Glasgow +11 12 £450 - 13
West Lothian +7 3 £495 +32.00% 1
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 73 (56.59%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (55.81%) Java
3 58 (44.96%) AngularJS
4 50 (38.76%) Web Services
5 45 (34.88%) GIS
6 43 (33.33%) Python
7 39 (30.23%) JavaScript
8 36 (27.91%) GeoServer
9 35 (27.13%) PostGIS
10 32 (24.81%) OpenLayers
11 30 (23.26%) NoSQL
12 29 (22.48%) REST
13 26 (20.16%) ESRI
14 25 (19.38%) Maven
14 25 (19.38%) JIRA
14 25 (19.38%) Leaflet
14 25 (19.38%) SDLC
15 23 (17.83%) .NET
16 21 (16.28%) QA
17 20 (15.50%) jQuery
17 20 (15.50%) Linux
18 19 (14.73%) Selenium
18 19 (14.73%) User Experience
19 18 (13.95%) Gradle
19 18 (13.95%) Cucumber
19 18 (13.95%) JBehave
19 18 (13.95%) Finance
20 17 (13.18%) ArcGIS
20 17 (13.18%) Oracle
20 17 (13.18%) Microservices

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 36 (27.91%) GeoServer
2 17 (13.18%) ArcGIS
3 14 (10.85%) JBoss
4 7 (5.43%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.65%) Node.js
6 5 (3.88%) Apache
6 5 (3.88%) LiveLink
7 3 (2.33%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.55%) nginx
9 1 (0.78%) CMS
9 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.78%) SAS
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.78%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.98%) HTTP
2 2 (1.55%) DNS
2 2 (1.55%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) DHCP
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.78%) LAN
3 1 (0.78%) MPLS
3 1 (0.78%) SAN
3 1 (0.78%) SSH
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.78%) VPN
3 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.88%) GIS
2 30 (23.26%) NoSQL
3 11 (8.53%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.10%) QGIS
6 3 (2.33%) MarkLogic
7 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.78%) Big Data
8 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (19.38%) JIRA
1 25 (19.38%) Maven
2 19 (14.73%) Selenium
3 18 (13.95%) Cucumber
3 18 (13.95%) Gradle
3 18 (13.95%) JBehave
4 7 (5.43%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.65%) Subversion
6 4 (3.10%) Ant
6 4 (3.10%) GitLab
7 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.55%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.55%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.78%) JMeter
9 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (13.95%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Banking
3 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Legal
4 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (44.19%) Developer
2 37 (28.68%) GIS Developer
3 29 (22.48%) Architect
4 14 (10.85%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (10.08%) Java Developer
6 12 (9.30%) Angular Developer
7 10 (7.75%) Technical Architect
8 8 (6.20%) Consultant
9 6 (4.65%) DBA
9 6 (4.65%) Open Source Developer
10 5 (3.88%) Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Head of IT
11 4 (3.10%) IT Architect
11 4 (3.10%) Java Architect
11 4 (3.10%) PostgreSQL DBA
11 4 (3.10%) Software Engineer
12 3 (2.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 3 (2.33%) Senior Architect
12 3 (2.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (44.96%) AngularJS
2 50 (38.76%) Web Services
3 35 (27.13%) PostGIS
4 32 (24.81%) OpenLayers
5 29 (22.48%) REST
6 25 (19.38%) Leaflet
7 23 (17.83%) .NET
8 20 (15.50%) jQuery
9 14 (10.85%) Dojo
9 14 (10.85%) RESTful
10 13 (10.08%) Spring
11 12 (9.30%) HTML
12 11 (8.53%) XML
13 10 (7.75%) SOAP
13 10 (7.75%) Spring Boot
14 9 (6.98%) JSON
15 7 (5.43%) Java EE
15 7 (5.43%) Middleware
16 6 (4.65%) CSS3
16 6 (4.65%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.73%) User Experience
2 13 (10.08%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Linux
2 9 (6.98%) Mac OS X
2 9 (6.98%) Windows
3 5 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.10%) Mac OS
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.33%) Unix
6 1 (0.78%) AIX
6 1 (0.78%) Android
6 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.78%) HPUX
6 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (56.59%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.38%) SDLC
3 17 (13.18%) Microservices
4 16 (12.40%) Web Development
5 15 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (11.63%) Project Management
6 14 (10.85%) Data Analysis
7 13 (10.08%) BDD
7 13 (10.08%) DevOps
7 13 (10.08%) ITIL
7 13 (10.08%) Scrum
7 13 (10.08%) TDD
7 13 (10.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (8.53%) Service Delivery
8 11 (8.53%) SOA
9 10 (7.75%) Software Testing
9 10 (7.75%) UML
10 9 (6.98%) API Design
10 9 (6.98%) Data Management
10 9 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 72 (55.81%) Java
2 43 (33.33%) Python
3 39 (30.23%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.43%) Bash Shell
4 7 (5.43%) Perl
5 6 (4.65%) SQL
6 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.55%) AWK
7 2 (1.55%) C-shell
7 2 (1.55%) PHP
7 2 (1.55%) PHP 5
7 2 (1.55%) sed
7 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (8.53%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.10%) Degree
3 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.28%) QA
2 10 (7.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (3.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) Docker
2 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Ceph
3 1 (0.78%) KVM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.78%) RHEV
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Puppet
2 1 (0.78%) Ansible
2 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Mesos
2 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (0.78%) Packer
Vendors
1 26 (20.16%) ESRI
2 17 (13.18%) Oracle
3 16 (12.40%) Microsoft
4 7 (5.43%) VMware
5 6 (4.65%) OpenText
6 5 (3.88%) Citrix
6 5 (3.88%) IBM
7 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.55%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.55%) Talend
9 1 (0.78%) EMC
9 1 (0.78%) Google
9 1 (0.78%) NetApp
9 1 (0.78%) Veeam
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