The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 24 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 69 120
Rank change year-on-year -22 +51  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 21 92 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.98% 3.14% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 3.67% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 12
Median daily rate £409 £438 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.57% +32.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £315 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £603 £445
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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1766 2505 2473
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.37% 85.41% 81.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1428 1278
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 68
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Open Source in Scotland

Open Source
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Open Source in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Open Source in Scotland

Open Source
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Open Source in Scotland

Open Source
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -33 12 £375 -14.28% 5
Glasgow -12 4 £370 -17.77% 10
Renfrewshire - 4 £440 -
Open Source
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Open Source.

1 24 (47.06%) .NET
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
1 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
1 24 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
1 24 (47.06%) Git (software)
1 24 (47.06%) Puppet
2 23 (45.10%) Windows Server
2 23 (45.10%) C#
3 22 (43.14%) IIS
4 21 (41.18%) XAML
4 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (41.18%) PowerShell
5 20 (39.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
6 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
7 15 (29.41%) Java
8 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
10 9 (17.65%) HTML
10 9 (17.65%) SOAP
10 9 (17.65%) TDD
11 8 (15.69%) Banking
11 8 (15.69%) Maven
11 8 (15.69%) Web Services
11 8 (15.69%) Python
12 7 (13.73%) Linux
12 7 (13.73%) Hibernate
12 7 (13.73%) Spring
13 6 (11.76%) Degree

Open Source
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 22 (43.14%) IIS
2 4 (7.84%) Apache
2 4 (7.84%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.92%) JBoss
5 1 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) PaaS
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.96%) GitHub
3 1 (1.96%) IaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
2 1 (1.96%) Network Security
2 1 (1.96%) NFC
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.96%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) GIS
4 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 24 (47.06%) Git (software)
2 21 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (15.69%) Maven
4 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.80%) JUnit
4 5 (9.80%) Subversion
5 4 (7.84%) jMock
5 4 (7.84%) Mockito
6 3 (5.88%) Ant
6 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.88%) Selenium
7 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.92%) GitLab
7 2 (3.92%) Gradle
7 2 (3.92%) JIRA
8 1 (1.96%) Bower
8 1 (1.96%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (1.96%) JBehave
8 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (15.69%) Banking
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Automation Engineer
2 14 (27.45%) Developer
3 13 (25.49%) PowerShell Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Build Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.92%) ETL Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) iOS Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Java Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (47.06%) .NET
2 9 (17.65%) HTML
2 9 (17.65%) SOAP
3 8 (15.69%) Web Services
4 7 (13.73%) Hibernate
4 7 (13.73%) Spring
5 6 (11.76%) J2EE
6 5 (9.80%) XML
7 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
7 4 (7.84%) Node.js
7 4 (7.84%) Spring MVC
8 3 (5.88%) REST
9 2 (3.92%) Backbone.js
9 2 (3.92%) Entity Framework
9 2 (3.92%) HTML5
9 2 (3.92%) JMS
9 2 (3.92%) JPA
9 2 (3.92%) jQuery
9 2 (3.92%) React
9 2 (3.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) iPad
3 1 (1.96%) iPhone
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Robotics
3 1 (1.96%) W3C
3 1 (1.96%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 23 (45.10%) Windows Server
3 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (13.73%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Unix
6 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.96%) Android
7 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (39.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.65%) TDD
5 6 (11.76%) MVC
5 6 (11.76%) Open Source Development
5 6 (11.76%) Scrum
6 5 (9.80%) SOA
6 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.80%) Web Application Development
7 4 (7.84%) BDD
7 4 (7.84%) DevOps
7 4 (7.84%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (7.84%) OO
8 3 (5.88%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 2 (3.92%) Data Integration
9 2 (3.92%) Microservices
9 2 (3.92%) OOD
9 2 (3.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) C#
2 21 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 21 (41.18%) XAML
3 15 (29.41%) Java
4 11 (21.57%) JavaScript
5 8 (15.69%) Python
6 4 (7.84%) Perl
6 4 (7.84%) SQL
7 3 (5.88%) Ruby
8 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.96%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.96%) Go
9 1 (1.96%) Groovy
9 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) SC Cleared
1 19 (37.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (47.06%) Puppet
2 4 (7.84%) Ansible
3 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.96%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.96%) Nagios
4 1 (1.96%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) IBM
3 3 (5.88%) Pega
3 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.96%) Apple
5 1 (1.96%) Black Duck
5 1 (1.96%) ESRI
5 1 (1.96%) Google
5 1 (1.96%) Splunk
5 1 (1.96%) VMware