Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 65 148
Rank change year-on-year -39 +83 -5
Contract jobs citing Open Source 87 131 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.76% 3.02% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 3.61% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 54 33
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.36% -12.50% +20.30%
10th Percentile £274 £263 £288
90th Percentile £650 £463 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £46.50
% change year-on-year -18.13% -8.06% -34.51%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4160 3628 5098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.09% 83.59% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2365 2124 2661
Scotland median daily rate £390 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 106
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -18.00% +17.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%

Open Source
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -38 52 £405 +19.12% 1
Glasgow -32 14 £350 -12.50% 7
North Lanarkshire - 6 £523 -
South Lanarkshire - 4 £298 -
Lanarkshire - 2 £575 -
Dundee +6 1 £325 +44.44%
Stirling - 1 £600 -
Open Source
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.48%) DevOps
3 26 (29.89%) Java
4 24 (27.59%) SQL
5 23 (26.44%) Linux
6 20 (22.99%) Oracle
7 19 (21.84%) Mentoring
8 18 (20.69%) Ansible
8 18 (20.69%) Windows
9 17 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (18.39%) TDD
10 16 (18.39%) Maven
11 15 (17.24%) Hibernate
11 15 (17.24%) Active Directory
11 15 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (16.09%) JBoss
12 14 (16.09%) Python
13 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
13 13 (14.94%) PowerShell
14 12 (13.79%) Web Services
14 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
14 12 (13.79%) Open Source Development
15 11 (12.64%) Jenkins
15 11 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (12.64%) Scrum
15 11 (12.64%) VMware
15 11 (12.64%) Finance
15 11 (12.64%) SOA
15 11 (12.64%) Puppet
15 11 (12.64%) Subversion

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 14 (16.09%) JBoss
2 10 (11.49%) Tomcat
3 9 (10.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (6.90%) Apache
5 5 (5.75%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.60%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.45%) CMS
7 3 (3.45%) Confluence
8 2 (2.30%) Apache Solr
8 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
8 2 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (2.30%) Umbraco
9 1 (1.15%) IIS
9 1 (1.15%) MTS
9 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.60%) Office 365
3 2 (2.30%) GitHub
3 2 (2.30%) PaaS
4 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) Firewall
1 5 (5.75%) SAN
2 4 (4.60%) S/MIME
2 4 (4.60%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.45%) DNS
3 3 (3.45%) HTTP
4 2 (2.30%) AMQP
4 2 (2.30%) Internet
4 2 (2.30%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.15%) LDAP
5 1 (1.15%) Network Security
5 1 (1.15%) VoIP
5 1 (1.15%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.60%) MySQL
3 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (18.39%) Maven
2 11 (12.64%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.64%) Subversion
3 9 (10.34%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.75%) Ant
4 5 (5.75%) JIRA
5 3 (3.45%) Artifactory
5 3 (3.45%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.30%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (2.30%) JMeter
6 2 (2.30%) jMock
6 2 (2.30%) JUnit
6 2 (2.30%) Mockito
6 2 (2.30%) NUnit
6 2 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.30%) Redmine
6 2 (2.30%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (12.64%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Banking
3 7 (8.05%) Legal
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
4 2 (2.30%) Publishing
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Law
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Developer
2 17 (19.54%) Architect
3 14 (16.09%) Technical Architect
4 12 (13.79%) Java Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Administrator
7 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.75%) Tester
9 4 (4.60%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) DBA
9 4 (4.60%) Digital Director
9 4 (4.60%) Exchange Administrator
9 4 (4.60%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) DevOps Specialist
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
11 2 (2.30%) .NET Developer
11 2 (2.30%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) Hibernate
2 12 (13.79%) Web Services
3 10 (11.49%) HTML
3 10 (11.49%) XML
4 9 (10.34%) Drools
4 9 (10.34%) Middleware
5 8 (9.20%) Java EE
5 8 (9.20%) JPA
5 8 (9.20%) Spring
6 7 (8.05%) JMS
7 6 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (6.90%) Apache Camel
7 6 (6.90%) CSS
7 6 (6.90%) jBPM
7 6 (6.90%) XSD
8 4 (4.60%) .NET
8 4 (4.60%) J2EE
8 4 (4.60%) SOAP
9 3 (3.45%) JSON
9 3 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.90%) Virtual Team
2 5 (5.75%) PKI
3 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.60%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.45%) User Experience
5 2 (2.30%) Clustering
5 2 (2.30%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.15%) iPad
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) Linux
2 18 (20.69%) Windows
3 10 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server
5 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.45%) Unix
8 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.15%) Android
9 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.15%) Solaris
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (34.48%) DevOps
3 19 (21.84%) Mentoring
4 17 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (18.39%) TDD
6 15 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (13.79%) Open Source Development
8 11 (12.64%) Scrum
8 11 (12.64%) SOA
9 9 (10.34%) Configuration Management
9 9 (10.34%) ETL
9 9 (10.34%) ITIL
9 9 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.05%) BDD
10 7 (8.05%) Coaching
10 7 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (8.05%) Performance Testing
11 6 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.89%) Java
2 24 (27.59%) SQL
3 14 (16.09%) Python
4 13 (14.94%) PowerShell
5 12 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 9 (10.34%) PL/SQL
6 9 (10.34%) Ruby
7 8 (9.20%) Perl
8 7 (8.05%) C#
9 3 (3.45%) PHP
9 3 (3.45%) Scala
9 3 (3.45%) VBScript
10 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.15%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.05%) Degree
2 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.60%) ISEB
5 1 (1.15%) CCNA
5 1 (1.15%) CEH
5 1 (1.15%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.15%) CHECK Team Member
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.15%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.15%) GIAC
5 1 (1.15%) GPEN
5 1 (1.15%) HND
5 1 (1.15%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) COBIT
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.05%) Docker
3 6 (6.90%) vSphere
4 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (20.69%) Ansible
2 11 (12.64%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (12.64%) Puppet
3 4 (4.60%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.45%) SCCM
5 2 (2.30%) EnCase
5 2 (2.30%) Packer
Vendors
1 20 (22.99%) Oracle
2 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.64%) VMware
4 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.60%) IBM
5 4 (4.60%) Pega
5 4 (4.60%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.45%) EnterpriseDB
6 3 (3.45%) McAfee
6 3 (3.45%) Symantec
7 2 (2.30%) Nuix
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco
8 1 (1.15%) Citrix
8 1 (1.15%) Google
8 1 (1.15%) Informatica
8 1 (1.15%) SAP