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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 112 90 105
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing Open Source 16 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 1.22% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 5.03% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 3
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£375 £300 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +6.25%
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
687 597 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.27% 24.18% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 292 272
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 12
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.86 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +29.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.20 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
(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 +1 14 £388 +31.91% 6
Glasgow -14 1 - - 6
Stirling - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Java
2 13 (28.89%) SQL
3 12 (26.67%) Maven
4 11 (24.44%) TDD
4 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
5 10 (22.22%) Web Services
5 10 (22.22%) Scrum
5 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 10 (22.22%) BDD
6 9 (20.00%) Ant
6 9 (20.00%) UNIX
6 9 (20.00%) CMS
6 9 (20.00%) JSON
6 9 (20.00%) RESTful
7 8 (17.78%) XML
7 8 (17.78%) Selenium
8 7 (15.56%) .NET
8 7 (15.56%) SOA
8 7 (15.56%) Eclipse
8 7 (15.56%) Project Management
8 7 (15.56%) Web Development
8 7 (15.56%) QA
8 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
8 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
9 6 (13.33%) HTML
9 6 (13.33%) SQL Server

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 9 (20.00%) CMS
2 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.89%) JBoss
4 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.67%) Drupal
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (4.44%) WordPress
6 1 (2.22%) nginx
6 1 (2.22%) Confluence
6 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.22%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.22%) MS Project
1 1 (2.22%) Acrobat
1 1 (2.22%) InDesign
1 1 (2.22%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (2.22%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) DHCP
1 3 (6.67%) DNS
1 3 (6.67%) SAN
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) VPN
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 4 (8.89%) IDOL
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Maven
2 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
3 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 9 (20.00%) Ant
5 8 (17.78%) Selenium
6 7 (15.56%) Eclipse
6 7 (15.56%) Git (software)
7 6 (13.33%) FitNesse
8 5 (11.11%) Gradle
9 4 (8.89%) Calabash
10 3 (6.67%) Appium
10 3 (6.67%) Hudson
10 3 (6.67%) JMeter
10 3 (6.67%) Xcode
11 2 (4.44%) JUnit
11 2 (4.44%) JIRA
11 2 (4.44%) Grunt
11 2 (4.44%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
12 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.11%) Banking
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (11.11%) Web Developer
2 5 (11.11%) Senior Developer
2 5 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 3 (6.67%) Analyst
3 3 (6.67%) Tester
3 3 (6.67%) Senior Web Developer
3 3 (6.67%) Drupal Developer
3 3 (6.67%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Lead Java Developer
4 2 (4.44%) QA Tester
4 2 (4.44%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Architect
4 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
4 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
5 1 (2.22%) Administrator
5 1 (2.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) Web Services
2 9 (20.00%) JSON
2 9 (20.00%) RESTful
3 8 (17.78%) XML
4 7 (15.56%) .NET
5 6 (13.33%) HTML
5 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.33%) CSS
5 6 (13.33%) SOAP
5 6 (13.33%) REST
6 5 (11.11%) XML Schema
6 5 (11.11%) Hibernate
6 5 (11.11%) Classic ASP
7 4 (8.89%) Middleware
7 4 (8.89%) JPA
8 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (6.67%) Spring
9 2 (4.44%) JAAS
9 2 (4.44%) J2EE
9 2 (4.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.44%) Health Informatics
3 2 (4.44%) Informatics
3 2 (4.44%) W3C
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Animation
4 1 (2.22%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) UNIX
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Android
2 6 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Solaris
5 3 (6.67%) AIX
5 3 (6.67%) HPUX
6 1 (2.22%) Windows
6 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) TDD
3 10 (22.22%) Scrum
3 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (22.22%) BDD
4 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
4 7 (15.56%) Web Development
4 7 (15.56%) SOA
4 7 (15.56%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) Content Management
5 6 (13.33%) User Stories
6 5 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.89%) Android Development
7 4 (8.89%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) Java
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.11%) PHP
2 5 (11.11%) XPath
3 4 (8.89%) Ruby
4 3 (6.67%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) VBScript
5 2 (4.44%) VB
5 2 (4.44%) VB6
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) PHP5
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.67%) KVM
1 3 (6.67%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Ansible
2 1 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.67%) VMware
3 3 (6.67%) HubSpot
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.22%) Twitter
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe
4 1 (2.22%) HP
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