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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Source
Rank 69 109 102
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -7
Contract jobs citing Open Source 81 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.79% 0.79% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 0.99% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 22
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £413 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £45.00 £71.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -36.61%
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
2398 2323 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 82.63% 79.75% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1238 1090
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 62 37
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.35 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% +25.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Open Source as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +31 61 £438 +16.66% 3
Glasgow +22 16 £450 - 9
West Lothian +10 3 £495 +32.00%
Dundee - 1 £225 -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 98 (64.90%) Java
2 90 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (44.37%) Web Services
4 64 (42.38%) Python
5 62 (41.06%) AngularJS
6 58 (38.41%) GIS
7 55 (36.42%) JavaScript
8 50 (33.11%) GeoServer
9 49 (32.45%) PostGIS
10 46 (30.46%) OpenLayers
11 44 (29.14%) REST
12 42 (27.81%) ESRI
13 41 (27.15%) Maven
13 41 (27.15%) Leaflet
14 40 (26.49%) JIRA
15 39 (25.83%) SDLC
16 37 (24.50%) NoSQL
17 34 (22.52%) Selenium
18 32 (21.19%) Cucumber
18 32 (21.19%) JBehave
18 32 (21.19%) Scrum
18 32 (21.19%) Gradle
19 30 (19.87%) User Experience
20 28 (18.54%) QA
21 26 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (17.22%) Linux
22 25 (16.56%) TDD
23 23 (15.23%) Web Development
23 23 (15.23%) .NET
24 22 (14.57%) Microservices

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 50 (33.11%) GeoServer
2 20 (13.25%) JBoss
3 16 (10.60%) ArcGIS
4 12 (7.95%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.97%) Apache
5 6 (3.97%) Node.js
6 5 (3.31%) LiveLink
6 5 (3.31%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.65%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (2.65%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.99%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (1.32%) nginx
10 1 (0.66%) CMS
10 1 (0.66%) Confluence
10 1 (0.66%) Drupal
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.66%) SAS
10 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.96%) HTTP
2 3 (1.99%) DNS
2 3 (1.99%) Firewall
3 2 (1.32%) SSH
4 1 (0.66%) DHCP
4 1 (0.66%) Internet
4 1 (0.66%) LAN
4 1 (0.66%) MPLS
4 1 (0.66%) SAN
4 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.66%) VPN
4 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (38.41%) GIS
2 37 (24.50%) NoSQL
3 11 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.31%) QGIS
4 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.65%) MarkLogic
6 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (27.15%) Maven
2 40 (26.49%) JIRA
3 34 (22.52%) Selenium
4 32 (21.19%) Cucumber
4 32 (21.19%) Gradle
4 32 (21.19%) JBehave
5 19 (12.58%) Jenkins
6 10 (6.62%) Artifactory
7 7 (4.64%) Subversion
8 5 (3.31%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.65%) Ant
9 4 (2.65%) GitLab
10 3 (1.99%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.32%) JUnit
11 2 (1.32%) Ranorex
11 2 (1.32%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
12 1 (0.66%) Flyway
12 1 (0.66%) JMeter
12 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (11.92%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Banking
3 3 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
5 1 (0.66%) Games
5 1 (0.66%) Law
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (50.99%) Developer
2 50 (33.11%) GIS Developer
3 29 (19.21%) Architect
4 17 (11.26%) Java Developer
5 14 (9.27%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.28%) Consultant
7 10 (6.62%) Angular Developer
7 10 (6.62%) Open Source Developer
7 10 (6.62%) Technical Architect
8 8 (5.30%) GIS Web Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.97%) DBA
9 6 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.31%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 4 (2.65%) Head of IT
11 4 (2.65%) IT Architect
11 4 (2.65%) Java Architect
11 4 (2.65%) PostgreSQL DBA
12 3 (1.99%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (44.37%) Web Services
2 62 (41.06%) AngularJS
3 49 (32.45%) PostGIS
4 46 (30.46%) OpenLayers
5 44 (29.14%) REST
6 41 (27.15%) Leaflet
7 23 (15.23%) .NET
8 20 (13.25%) Spring
9 17 (11.26%) jQuery
10 15 (9.93%) RESTful
11 14 (9.27%) HTML
12 12 (7.95%) Dojo
12 12 (7.95%) Java EE
12 12 (7.95%) XML
13 11 (7.28%) Hibernate
13 11 (7.28%) Middleware
13 11 (7.28%) SOAP
13 11 (7.28%) Spring Boot
14 9 (5.96%) JSON
15 7 (4.64%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.87%) User Experience
2 13 (8.61%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.64%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.32%) Wiki
7 1 (0.66%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) iPad
7 1 (0.66%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.22%) Linux
2 9 (5.96%) Windows
3 8 (5.30%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.97%) Unix
5 5 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.65%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.66%) AIX
7 1 (0.66%) Android
7 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.66%) HPUX
7 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (59.60%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.83%) SDLC
3 32 (21.19%) Scrum
4 26 (17.22%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (16.56%) TDD
6 23 (15.23%) Web Development
7 22 (14.57%) Microservices
8 19 (12.58%) BDD
8 19 (12.58%) DevOps
9 14 (9.27%) Project Management
10 13 (8.61%) ITIL
11 12 (7.95%) Data Analysis
11 12 (7.95%) OO
11 12 (7.95%) SOA
11 12 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (6.62%) OOD
12 10 (6.62%) Software Engineering
12 10 (6.62%) Software Testing
12 10 (6.62%) UML
13 9 (5.96%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (64.90%) Java
2 64 (42.38%) Python
3 55 (36.42%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.96%) Bash Shell
5 8 (5.30%) Perl
6 6 (3.97%) SQL
7 4 (2.65%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.99%) PHP
9 2 (1.32%) AWK
9 2 (1.32%) C-shell
9 2 (1.32%) Groovy
9 2 (1.32%) PHP 5
9 2 (1.32%) Scala
9 2 (1.32%) sed
9 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.66%) C#
10 1 (0.66%) C++
10 1 (0.66%) Lua
10 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (7.28%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.64%) Degree
3 1 (0.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (18.54%) QA
2 10 (6.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (6.62%) WCAG
3 4 (2.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (4.64%) Docker
2 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.66%) KVM
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.66%) RHEV
3 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (7.95%) Ansible
2 2 (1.32%) Packer
2 2 (1.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.66%) Mesos
Vendors
1 42 (27.81%) ESRI
2 18 (11.92%) Oracle
3 15 (9.93%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.96%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.97%) OpenText
6 5 (3.31%) Citrix
6 5 (3.31%) IBM
6 5 (3.31%) VMware
7 4 (2.65%) webMethods
8 2 (1.32%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.32%) Talend
9 1 (0.66%) Google