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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 35 71
Rank change year-on-year -35 +36  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 12 67 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.00% 4.94% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 5.79% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 11
Median daily rate £375 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £340 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £31.22 £40.00
% change year-on-year +52.13% -21.94%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1007 1158 1200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.71% 85.40% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 637 640
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Open Source as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Open Source also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 9 (47.37%) Java
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) Banking
4 6 (31.58%) Maven
4 6 (31.58%) SOAP
4 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Python
4 6 (31.58%) MVC
4 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
4 6 (31.58%) Open Source Development
5 5 (26.32%) Web Application Development
5 5 (26.32%) SOA
5 5 (26.32%) JUnit
5 5 (26.32%) Spring
6 4 (21.05%) Subversion
6 4 (21.05%) Spring MVC
6 4 (21.05%) jMock
6 4 (21.05%) Mockito
6 4 (21.05%) J2EE
6 4 (21.05%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
6 4 (21.05%) Node.js
6 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
6 4 (21.05%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (15.79%) Jenkins

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 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) JBoss
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
3 1 (5.26%) GeoServer
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Maven
2 5 (26.32%) JUnit
3 4 (21.05%) jMock
3 4 (21.05%) Mockito
3 4 (21.05%) Subversion
4 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.53%) Ant
5 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (10.53%) Gradle
6 1 (5.26%) Bower
6 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (5.26%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (5.26%) IntelliJ
6 1 (5.26%) JBehave
6 1 (5.26%) JIRA
6 1 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (5.26%) Selenium
6 1 (5.26%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (36.84%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) Hibernate
2 6 (31.58%) SOAP
3 5 (26.32%) Spring
4 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
4 4 (21.05%) J2EE
4 4 (21.05%) Node.js
4 4 (21.05%) Spring MVC
4 4 (21.05%) XML
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) Web Services
6 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
6 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
6 2 (10.53%) HTML5
6 2 (10.53%) Java EE
6 2 (10.53%) JPA
6 2 (10.53%) JSF
6 2 (10.53%) React
6 2 (10.53%) RESTful
7 1 (5.26%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) W3C
3 1 (5.26%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 6 (31.58%) MVC
3 6 (31.58%) Open Source Development
4 5 (26.32%) SOA
4 5 (26.32%) Web Application Development
5 4 (21.05%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) DevOps
6 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.53%) BPMN
7 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
7 2 (10.53%) OO
7 2 (10.53%) Workflow
8 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
1 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
4 2 (10.53%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (5.26%) Groovy
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) IBM
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Pega
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) ESRI
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft