Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Open Source skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Open Source over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Source
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 81 41
Rank change year-on-year -6 -40 +51
Contract jobs citing Open Source 45 30 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.54% 1.61% 3.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.87% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 38
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £363 £330
90th Percentile £669 £600 £594
Scotland median daily rate £475 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +22.58% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Open Source is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,537 1,604 2,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 87.09% 85.96% 85.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,512 999 1,341
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £295 £269 £270
90th Percentile £570 £550 £575
Scotland median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £15.86 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.68% -59.33% +39.29%
10th Percentile £15.11 £12.95 £13.90
90th Percentile £105.45 £43.77 £62.00
Scotland median hourly rate £20.75 £22.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.68% -38.89% +31.65%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Open Source as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Open Source in Edinburgh

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Open Source in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Edinburgh

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) Java
3 19 (42.22%) Finance
4 17 (37.78%) Relational Database
5 16 (35.56%) SQL
6 15 (33.33%) Oracle
7 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
8 12 (26.67%) SDLC
8 12 (26.67%) Test Management
9 11 (24.44%) Spring
9 11 (24.44%) XML
9 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
10 10 (22.22%) Project Management
10 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (22.22%) DevOps
11 9 (20.00%) Defect Management
11 9 (20.00%) Informatica
11 9 (20.00%) Unix
11 9 (20.00%) Python
11 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (20.00%) ETL
11 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
12 8 (17.78%) Banking
12 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
12 8 (17.78%) Puppet
12 8 (17.78%) Ansible
12 8 (17.78%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (17.78%) Jenkins
13 7 (15.56%) Cloud Foundry
13 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 7 (15.56%) Cloud Foundry
1 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.11%) Confluence
2 5 (11.11%) nginx
3 4 (8.89%) Apache
4 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.44%) Apache Pig
5 2 (4.44%) Apache Spark
5 2 (4.44%) CMS
5 2 (4.44%) SAS
6 1 (2.22%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) npm
1 5 (11.11%) PaaS
2 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) Relational Database
2 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.89%) MySQL
3 4 (8.89%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.44%) Apache Hive
4 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.44%) Jackrabbit
4 2 (4.44%) QlikView
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.33%) JIRA
2 6 (13.33%) Maven
3 5 (11.11%) CircleCI
3 5 (11.11%) Gradle
3 5 (11.11%) gulp
3 5 (11.11%) IBM UrbanCode
3 5 (11.11%) Travis CI
4 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.89%) JUnit
5 2 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.44%) jMock
5 2 (4.44%) Mockito
5 2 (4.44%) Protractor
5 2 (4.44%) Selenium
6 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.22%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Tester
3 9 (20.00%) ETL Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Java Developer
5 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) JIRA Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Python Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Data Scientist
8 2 (4.44%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Java Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (24.44%) Spring
1 11 (24.44%) XML
2 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
2 7 (15.56%) HTML
2 7 (15.56%) JSON
3 6 (13.33%) AngularJS
3 6 (13.33%) CSS
3 6 (13.33%) CSS3
3 6 (13.33%) HTML5
3 6 (13.33%) J2EE
4 5 (11.11%) jQuery
4 5 (11.11%) Node.js
4 5 (11.11%) Web Services
5 4 (8.89%) Ajax
5 4 (8.89%) REST
6 3 (6.67%) Java EE
6 3 (6.67%) RESTful
6 3 (6.67%) SOAP
7 2 (4.44%) JSR 170
7 2 (4.44%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Wiki
3 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Fintech
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Unix
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 3 (6.67%) Windows
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Test Automation
3 12 (26.67%) SDLC
3 12 (26.67%) Test Management
4 10 (22.22%) DevOps
4 10 (22.22%) Project Management
5 9 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 9 (20.00%) ETL
6 8 (17.78%) Mentoring
7 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.33%) Coaching
8 6 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 6 (13.33%) TDD
8 6 (13.33%) Validation
9 5 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.11%) OO
9 5 (11.11%) OOP
9 5 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) Java
2 16 (35.56%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.00%) Python
5 5 (11.11%) Groovy
6 4 (8.89%) Ruby
7 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.67%) Scala
8 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.22%) C#
9 1 (2.22%) C++
9 1 (2.22%) Java 8
9 1 (2.22%) Perl
9 1 (2.22%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Ansible
1 8 (17.78%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (17.78%) Puppet
2 2 (4.44%) Ambari
2 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (20.00%) Informatica
3 4 (8.89%) Atlassian
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (2.22%) Google
5 1 (2.22%) IBM