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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 109 101 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Open Source 16 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.53% 1.04% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.36% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 8
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£295 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.04% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-40.14% +77.50%
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
2360 2056 1826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 78.22% 76.72% 72.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1131 915
Average daily rate £365 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 34 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £13.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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 -8 13 £288 -30.72% 16
Falkirk - 1 £450 -
West Lothian - 1 £325 - 1
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Maven
2 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
2 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) BDD
3 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 10 (29.41%) Java
4 9 (26.47%) Ant
4 9 (26.47%) UNIX
4 9 (26.47%) TDD
4 9 (26.47%) Android
4 9 (26.47%) Cucumber
4 9 (26.47%) Apple iOS
5 8 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 8 (23.53%) RESTful
5 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (23.53%) Selenium
5 8 (23.53%) Scrum
6 7 (20.59%) Web Development
6 7 (20.59%) JSON
6 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Hudson
7 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
7 6 (17.65%) Gradle
7 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
1 5 (14.71%) Drupal
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.82%) CMS
3 3 (8.82%) Apache
4 2 (5.88%) JBoss
4 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.94%) WildFly
5 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) SNMP
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) SSH
2 1 (2.94%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 3 (8.82%) MySQL
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Maven
2 10 (29.41%) Jenkins
3 9 (26.47%) Ant
3 9 (26.47%) Cucumber
4 8 (23.53%) Selenium
4 8 (23.53%) Git (software)
5 7 (20.59%) Hudson
6 6 (17.65%) Gradle
6 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (14.71%) JIRA
8 4 (11.76%) Visual Studio
8 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
9 3 (8.82%) FitNesse
9 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
9 3 (8.82%) Xcode
9 3 (8.82%) Calabash
9 3 (8.82%) Appium
10 2 (5.88%) JMeter
11 1 (2.94%) JUnit
11 1 (2.94%) HttpUnit
General
1 3 (8.82%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Drupal Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Head of IT
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Tester
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Portal Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.94%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) RESTful
2 7 (20.59%) JSON
3 6 (17.65%) HTML
3 6 (17.65%) Web Services
3 6 (17.65%) AngularJS
4 5 (14.71%) CSS
4 5 (14.71%) .NET
5 4 (11.76%) XML
6 3 (8.82%) XML Schema
6 3 (8.82%) JSP
6 3 (8.82%) REST
6 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
7 2 (5.88%) J2EE
8 1 (2.94%) Velocity
8 1 (2.94%) JPA
8 1 (2.94%) RichFaces
8 1 (2.94%) Servlets
8 1 (2.94%) SOAP
8 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) UNIX
1 9 (26.47%) Android
1 9 (26.47%) Apple iOS
2 6 (17.65%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) BDD
3 9 (26.47%) TDD
4 8 (23.53%) Scrum
4 8 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 8 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (20.59%) Web Development
5 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Release Management
6 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
7 5 (14.71%) Service Management
7 5 (14.71%) Validation
7 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Incident Management
7 5 (14.71%) Integration Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
1 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
2 10 (29.41%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) XPath
4 2 (5.88%) Perl
4 2 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) sed
5 1 (2.94%) VBScript
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) AWK
5 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nagios
1 1 (2.94%) HP SIM
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.94%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) VMware
1 6 (17.65%) Veeam
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) HubSpot
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) ForgeRock
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.94%) Remedy
5 1 (2.94%) Twitter
5 1 (2.94%) Alterian
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