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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 111 101 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.76% 1.91% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 2
Average daily rate
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£415 £425 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +31.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £307 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £440 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £310
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +17.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
558 524 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.24% 21.26% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 256 199
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 48
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.11 £18.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.18% -27.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £9.25 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £17.50 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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 -12 15 £415 +10.66% 5
Glasgow -5 5 £450 +5.88% 9
Dundee - - - - 2
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (50.00%) Java
1 26 (50.00%) CSS
2 24 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 24 (46.15%) HTML
3 23 (44.23%) Linux
3 23 (44.23%) JSON
4 21 (40.38%) Web Services
5 19 (36.54%) XML
6 18 (34.62%) RESTful
7 17 (32.69%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (32.69%) HTTP
7 17 (32.69%) Mac OS X
8 16 (30.77%) Unit Testing
8 16 (30.77%) Waterfall
9 15 (28.85%) CSS3
9 15 (28.85%) SOA
9 15 (28.85%) Web Development
9 15 (28.85%) Project Management
10 13 (25.00%) SOAP
10 13 (25.00%) HTML5
11 11 (21.15%) Web Accessibility
11 11 (21.15%) jQuery
11 11 (21.15%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (21.15%) Dependency Management
11 11 (21.15%) JBoss
12 10 (19.23%) Scrum
12 10 (19.23%) Java EE
12 10 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (19.23%) Refactoring

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (9.62%) Alfresco
2 3 (5.77%) Apache Solr
2 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.77%) Apache
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) HTTP
2 4 (7.69%) LAN
2 4 (7.69%) WAN
2 4 (7.69%) VPN
2 4 (7.69%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) DNS
3 3 (5.77%) SAN
3 3 (5.77%) DHCP
4 2 (3.85%) SNMP
5 1 (1.92%) Internet
5 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Maven
2 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 7 (13.46%) Selenium
4 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.54%) Subversion
5 5 (9.62%) Artifactory
6 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.92%) JIRA
7 1 (1.92%) Valgrind
7 1 (1.92%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.92%) GoogleTest
7 1 (1.92%) CMake
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (71.15%) Developer
2 15 (28.85%) Java Developer
3 11 (21.15%) Lead Developer
4 10 (19.23%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Portal Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Java Architect
7 2 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (50.00%) CSS
2 24 (46.15%) HTML
3 23 (44.23%) JSON
4 21 (40.38%) Web Services
5 19 (36.54%) XML
6 18 (34.62%) RESTful
7 15 (28.85%) CSS3
8 13 (25.00%) SOAP
8 13 (25.00%) HTML5
9 11 (21.15%) jQuery
10 10 (19.23%) Java EE
11 8 (15.38%) .NET
12 7 (13.46%) Middleware
12 7 (13.46%) Spring
13 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
13 5 (9.62%) XHTML
13 5 (9.62%) Gherkin
14 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
14 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (7.69%) JSR 286
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) FMCG
2 3 (5.77%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.77%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.85%) GIS
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.92%) Informatics
4 1 (1.92%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Linux
2 17 (32.69%) Mac OS X
3 6 (11.54%) UNIX
4 5 (9.62%) AIX
5 4 (7.69%) Solaris
6 3 (5.77%) HPUX
6 3 (5.77%) Windows
6 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.69%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 16 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 15 (28.85%) Web Development
4 15 (28.85%) SOA
4 15 (28.85%) Project Management
5 11 (21.15%) Web Accessibility
5 11 (21.15%) Dependency Management
5 11 (21.15%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Refactoring
6 10 (19.23%) Scrum
7 9 (17.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (13.46%) MVC
8 7 (13.46%) ITIL
8 7 (13.46%) Release Management
9 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
10 5 (9.62%) DSDM
10 5 (9.62%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Java
2 24 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 4 (7.69%) C#
4 4 (7.69%) PHP
5 3 (5.77%) VBScript
6 2 (3.85%) Perl
6 2 (3.85%) sed
6 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.85%) AWK
7 1 (1.92%) VB6
7 1 (1.92%) Groovy
7 1 (1.92%) Scala
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) VB
7 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.77%) KVM
1 3 (5.77%) RHEV
2 1 (1.92%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (3.85%) Cacti
2 2 (3.85%) OpenView
2 2 (3.85%) Nagios
2 2 (3.85%) Opsview
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.92%) Munin
3 1 (1.92%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.92%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) JBoss
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) HP
3 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.77%) Citrix
4 3 (5.77%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) Adobe
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Google
6 1 (1.92%) ForgeRock