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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 106 102 110
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Open Source 23 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.79% 0.91% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.19% 3.38% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £468 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £71.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +77.50%
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
721 680 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.75% 26.89% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 384 341
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 24
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £15.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +65.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.80 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +4 21 £375 -6.25% 7
West Lothian -5 1 £375 +25.00%
Glasgow -6 1 - - 1
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 11 (31.43%) BDD
4 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 10 (28.57%) Java
4 10 (28.57%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) Maven
4 10 (28.57%) JSON
5 9 (25.71%) TDD
5 9 (25.71%) Ant
5 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
5 9 (25.71%) RESTful
5 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
6 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (22.86%) HTML
6 8 (22.86%) Web Services
6 8 (22.86%) Selenium
7 7 (20.00%) Web Development
7 7 (20.00%) Scrum
7 7 (20.00%) XML
7 7 (20.00%) CSS
7 7 (20.00%) UNIX
7 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (17.14%) Android
8 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
8 6 (17.14%) Gradle
8 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
8 6 (17.14%) Hudson

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (14.29%) Drupal
2 4 (11.43%) CMS
2 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.57%) JBoss
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.71%) Apache
4 2 (5.71%) WordPress
5 1 (2.86%) nginx
5 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.86%) WildFly
5 1 (2.86%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.86%) Acrobat
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (2.86%) InDesign
1 1 (2.86%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 10 (28.57%) Maven
2 9 (25.71%) Ant
2 9 (25.71%) Cucumber
3 8 (22.86%) Selenium
4 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
4 6 (17.14%) Gradle
4 6 (17.14%) Hudson
5 4 (11.43%) JIRA
5 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
6 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (8.57%) Calabash
6 3 (8.57%) Appium
6 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
6 3 (8.57%) Xcode
6 3 (8.57%) FitNesse
7 2 (5.71%) JMeter
7 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.86%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.86%) JUnit
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
1 3 (8.57%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Developer
2 4 (11.43%) Test Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Drupal Developer
3 3 (8.57%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Head of IT
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Designer
5 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Portal Developer
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) AWS Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) JSON
2 9 (25.71%) RESTful
3 8 (22.86%) HTML
3 8 (22.86%) Web Services
4 7 (20.00%) XML
4 7 (20.00%) CSS
5 5 (14.29%) .NET
6 4 (11.43%) REST
7 3 (8.57%) Gherkin
7 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
7 3 (8.57%) SOAP
7 3 (8.57%) JSP
7 3 (8.57%) XML Schema
8 2 (5.71%) NHibernate
8 2 (5.71%) Spring
8 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
8 2 (5.71%) XSLT
8 2 (5.71%) J2EE
8 2 (5.71%) Classic ASP
8 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Informatics
1 2 (5.71%) Health Informatics
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) W3C
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) UNIX
2 6 (17.14%) Android
2 6 (17.14%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.57%) Windows
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) BDD
3 9 (25.71%) TDD
3 9 (25.71%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (22.86%) Test Automation
4 8 (22.86%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (20.00%) Web Development
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (17.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (14.29%) User Stories
7 5 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Content Management
8 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
8 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
8 4 (11.43%) DevOps
9 3 (8.57%) Release Management
9 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
2 10 (28.57%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) PHP
4 3 (8.57%) XPath
5 2 (5.71%) VB6
5 2 (5.71%) VBScript
5 2 (5.71%) VB
5 2 (5.71%) C#
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
6 1 (2.86%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) ISEB
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Veeam
1 3 (8.57%) HubSpot
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
1 3 (8.57%) VMware
2 1 (2.86%) ForgeRock
2 1 (2.86%) Twitter
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Adobe
2 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.86%) Alterian