The 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Source
Rank 113 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Open Source 16 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.58% 0.29% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.14% 1.12% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
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£338 £370 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £160 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £510 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.00% +33.33%
Open Source
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
749 624 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.93% 25.69% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 323 251
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 50
Average hourly rate £14.39 £13.22 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.81% -41.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.25 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £22.50 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +3 10 £295 +73.52% 5
Glasgow -12 4 - - 2
Stirling - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (45.24%) Java
2 19 (45.24%) XML
2 19 (45.24%) Linux
3 18 (42.86%) CSS
3 18 (42.86%) SOAP
3 18 (42.86%) JSON
4 17 (40.48%) HTML
4 17 (40.48%) HTTP
4 17 (40.48%) Mac OS X
5 16 (38.10%) Web Services
5 16 (38.10%) Waterfall
6 15 (35.71%) RESTful
6 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 15 (35.71%) Project Management
7 14 (33.33%) HTML5
8 13 (30.95%) Mentoring
9 12 (28.57%) CSS3
9 12 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (28.57%) Web Development
10 11 (26.19%) Unit Testing
10 11 (26.19%) Web Accessibility
10 11 (26.19%) Dependency Management
10 11 (26.19%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (23.81%) Refactoring
12 9 (21.43%) SOA
13 8 (19.05%) Finance
13 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
14 7 (16.67%) Release Management
14 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (4.76%) CMS
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.76%) Node.js
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (2.38%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) Drupal
2 1 (2.38%) Alfresco
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) HTTP
2 2 (4.76%) VPN
2 2 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) LAN
2 2 (4.76%) WAN
2 2 (4.76%) DHCP
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Git (software)
2 7 (16.67%) Subversion
3 3 (7.14%) Maven
3 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.76%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) Grunt
5 1 (2.38%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.38%) HttpUnit
5 1 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (2.38%) JMeter
5 1 (2.38%) JUnit
5 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.38%) Valgrind
5 1 (2.38%) Gerrit
5 1 (2.38%) GoogleTest
5 1 (2.38%) CMake
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Developer
2 11 (26.19%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Lead Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Java Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Drupal Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (45.24%) XML
2 18 (42.86%) CSS
2 18 (42.86%) SOAP
2 18 (42.86%) JSON
3 17 (40.48%) HTML
4 16 (38.10%) Web Services
5 15 (35.71%) RESTful
6 14 (33.33%) HTML5
7 12 (28.57%) CSS3
8 6 (14.29%) .NET
9 5 (11.90%) jQuery
10 4 (9.52%) Java EE
10 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
10 4 (9.52%) Middleware
10 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
11 3 (7.14%) Spring
11 3 (7.14%) JAAS
11 3 (7.14%) Apache CXF
11 3 (7.14%) REST
11 3 (7.14%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) FMCG
2 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.76%) GIS
2 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.38%) Informatics
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Health Informatics
3 1 (2.38%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (2.38%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Linux
2 17 (40.48%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.76%) UNIX
3 2 (4.76%) AIX
3 2 (4.76%) HPUX
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Waterfall
3 15 (35.71%) Project Management
4 13 (30.95%) Mentoring
5 12 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (28.57%) Web Development
6 11 (26.19%) Unit Testing
6 11 (26.19%) Web Accessibility
6 11 (26.19%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (26.19%) Dependency Management
7 10 (23.81%) Refactoring
8 9 (21.43%) SOA
9 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (16.67%) Release Management
10 6 (14.29%) Scrum
11 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (11.90%) Software Engineering
11 5 (11.90%) Software Testing
11 5 (11.90%) ITIL
11 5 (11.90%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) Java
2 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.90%) SQL
4 4 (9.52%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) Scala
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) VBScript
6 1 (2.38%) VB
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) VB6
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Groovy
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
1 1 (2.38%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.76%) KVM
1 2 (4.76%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.38%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
1 5 (11.90%) JBoss
2 2 (4.76%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Citrix
2 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (2.38%) Google
3 1 (2.38%) ForgeRock
3 1 (2.38%) Apple
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Adobe
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