Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 71 68
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 +24
Contract jobs citing Open Source 68 43 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.27% 2.44% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 2.88% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 14 25
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +39.13%
10th Percentile £310 £320 £322
90th Percentile £675 £475 £468
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.06% - +29.03%
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 2,600 1,491 2,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 86.93% 84.52% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,544 926 1,273
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £288 £248 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 17
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £12.21
90th Percentile £111.75 £44.80 £42.25
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -40.00% +43.23%

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 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (38.24%) Java
3 23 (33.82%) SQL
4 21 (30.88%) Oracle
4 21 (30.88%) Linux
4 21 (30.88%) Ansible
5 20 (29.41%) DevOps
5 20 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (27.94%) Mentoring
6 19 (27.94%) Finance
7 17 (25.00%) TDD
8 16 (23.53%) Maven
8 16 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 15 (22.06%) Puppet
9 15 (22.06%) Opscode Chef
10 14 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
10 14 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (20.59%) Windows
10 14 (20.59%) XML
11 13 (19.12%) Configuration Management
11 13 (19.12%) SDLC
12 12 (17.65%) Relational Database
12 12 (17.65%) Coaching
12 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
12 12 (17.65%) JBoss
13 11 (16.18%) Subversion
13 11 (16.18%) Hibernate
13 11 (16.18%) Java EE

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 12 (17.65%) JBoss
2 6 (8.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (5.88%) Confluence
5 3 (4.41%) CMS
5 3 (4.41%) nginx
6 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.47%) Apache
7 1 (1.47%) IIS
7 1 (1.47%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.35%) PaaS
4 3 (4.41%) npm
5 1 (1.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) SAN
2 5 (7.35%) HTTP
3 2 (2.94%) AMQP
3 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (10.29%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.94%) Jackrabbit
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.47%) MySQL
6 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Maven
2 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 11 (16.18%) Jenkins
3 11 (16.18%) Subversion
4 7 (10.29%) JIRA
5 4 (5.88%) Ant
5 4 (5.88%) Artifactory
5 4 (5.88%) IBM UrbanCode
6 3 (4.41%) CircleCI
6 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.41%) Gradle
6 3 (4.41%) gulp
6 3 (4.41%) JUnit
6 3 (4.41%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.94%) JMeter
7 2 (2.94%) Mockito
7 2 (2.94%) NUnit
7 2 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.94%) Redmine
7 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
General
1 19 (27.94%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Games
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Developer
2 12 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 11 (16.18%) Tester
4 10 (14.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) ETL Tester
6 7 (10.29%) Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Digital Director
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Transformation Manager
9 2 (2.94%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Java Software Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Non-Functional Tester
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Java Software Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.59%) XML
2 11 (16.18%) Hibernate
2 11 (16.18%) Java EE
2 11 (16.18%) Web Services
3 9 (13.24%) HTML
4 8 (11.76%) JPA
5 7 (10.29%) Drools
5 7 (10.29%) jBPM
5 7 (10.29%) JMS
6 6 (8.82%) Apache Camel
6 6 (8.82%) JSON
6 6 (8.82%) SOAP
6 6 (8.82%) XSD
7 5 (7.35%) CSS
7 5 (7.35%) Middleware
7 5 (7.35%) RESTful
7 5 (7.35%) Spring
8 4 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (5.88%) J2EE
9 2 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.71%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.88%) Linux
2 14 (20.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (20.59%) Windows
3 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (13.24%) Unix
6 4 (5.88%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (29.41%) DevOps
3 19 (27.94%) Mentoring
4 17 (25.00%) TDD
5 16 (23.53%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 13 (19.12%) Configuration Management
6 13 (19.12%) SDLC
7 12 (17.65%) Coaching
8 10 (14.71%) ETL
8 10 (14.71%) Validation
9 9 (13.24%) Open Source Development
10 8 (11.76%) Defect Management
10 8 (11.76%) SOA
10 8 (11.76%) Test Management
11 7 (10.29%) BDD
11 7 (10.29%) Project Management
11 7 (10.29%) Service Delivery
11 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) Java
2 23 (33.82%) SQL
3 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 10 (14.71%) Python
4 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.24%) Ruby
5 8 (11.76%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.88%) Groovy
6 4 (5.88%) Perl
7 3 (4.41%) C#
7 3 (4.41%) Scala
8 2 (2.94%) PHP
8 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) CEH
3 1 (1.47%) CHECK Team Leader
3 1 (1.47%) CHECK Team Member
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.47%) CREST Certified
3 1 (1.47%) GIAC
3 1 (1.47%) GPEN
3 1 (1.47%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.41%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
1 10 (14.71%) vSphere
2 4 (5.88%) Docker
3 3 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (30.88%) Ansible
2 15 (22.06%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (22.06%) Puppet
3 4 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.94%) Packer
5 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) Oracle
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.71%) VMware
4 8 (11.76%) Informatica
5 7 (10.29%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.35%) IBM
7 4 (5.88%) Pega
7 4 (5.88%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.47%) Google