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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Source
UK / Scotland
Rank 77 63 113
Rank change year-on-year -14 +50  
Contract jobs citing Open Source 30 68 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.71% 2.63% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.15% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 10
Median daily rate £341 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.60% +1.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £314 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £458 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £464 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +10.41% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £39.90
% change year-on-year +33.33% -24.81%  

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 1471 2157 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.82% 83.35% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1208 1275
Median daily rate £390 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.26% -1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £35.50 £39.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Renfrewshire - 16 £338 -
Edinburgh -26 7 £400 +3.22% 13
Glasgow -7 5 £400 +1.26% 2
Fife - 1 £300 -
Open Source
UK

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (55.22%) Java
3 33 (49.25%) Python
4 30 (44.78%) Maven
5 28 (41.79%) Scrum
6 26 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (37.31%) TDD
7 25 (37.31%) Microsoft
7 25 (37.31%) AngularJS
8 24 (35.82%) Gradle
8 24 (35.82%) JIRA
9 23 (34.33%) JavaScript
9 23 (34.33%) Puppet
9 23 (34.33%) Git (software)
10 21 (31.34%) Cucumber
10 21 (31.34%) BDD
10 21 (31.34%) Windows
11 20 (29.85%) Web Services
11 20 (29.85%) .NET
11 20 (29.85%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (28.36%) OpenLayers
12 19 (28.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (28.36%) JBehave
12 19 (28.36%) IIS
12 19 (28.36%) C#
13 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
13 18 (26.87%) Windows Server
14 17 (25.37%) GeoServer
14 17 (25.37%) Leaflet
14 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012

Open Source
Top Related 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 19 (28.36%) IIS
2 17 (25.37%) GeoServer
3 5 (7.46%) JBoss
3 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.48%) Apache
4 3 (4.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (4.48%) Confluence
4 3 (4.48%) nginx
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.49%) CMS
6 1 (1.49%) Liferay
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (23.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.46%) PaaS
3 3 (4.48%) IaaS
4 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.99%) GitHub
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Firewall
2 1 (1.49%) Network Security
2 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.88%) NoSQL
2 10 (14.93%) Spatial Data
3 9 (13.43%) GIS
4 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.49%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (44.78%) Maven
2 24 (35.82%) Gradle
2 24 (35.82%) JIRA
3 23 (34.33%) Git (software)
4 21 (31.34%) Cucumber
5 19 (28.36%) JBehave
5 19 (28.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (19.40%) Jenkins
6 13 (19.40%) Selenium
7 6 (8.96%) Subversion
8 4 (5.97%) Ant
8 4 (5.97%) gulp
9 3 (4.48%) CircleCI
9 3 (4.48%) Travis CI
10 2 (2.99%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.99%) JUnit
11 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.49%) JMeter
11 1 (1.49%) jMock
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) Java Developer
3 16 (23.88%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) PowerShell Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) Angular Developer
5 9 (13.43%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Open Source Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Python Developer
6 8 (11.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Build Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) ETL Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Release Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Release Manager
8 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 2 (2.99%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.31%) AngularJS
2 20 (29.85%) .NET
2 20 (29.85%) Web Services
3 19 (28.36%) OpenLayers
4 17 (25.37%) Leaflet
4 17 (25.37%) PostGIS
5 11 (16.42%) REST
6 7 (10.45%) HTML
7 6 (8.96%) Node.js
7 6 (8.96%) Spring
8 5 (7.46%) Hibernate
8 5 (7.46%) RESTful
8 5 (7.46%) SOAP
9 4 (5.97%) CSS
9 4 (5.97%) jQuery
9 4 (5.97%) XML
10 3 (4.48%) Java EE
10 3 (4.48%) jBPM
10 3 (4.48%) JSF
10 3 (4.48%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) User Experience
2 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.99%) iPad
3 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.49%) Robotics
3 1 (1.49%) W3C
3 1 (1.49%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Windows Server
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.43%) Linux
5 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.48%) Unix
7 2 (2.99%) Android
7 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.49%) Solaris
8 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (56.72%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (41.79%) Scrum
3 26 (38.81%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (37.31%) TDD
5 21 (31.34%) BDD
6 20 (29.85%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (20.90%) Microservices
7 14 (20.90%) Open Source Development
8 13 (19.40%) SDLC
9 11 (16.42%) DevOps
10 8 (11.94%) Data Migration
10 8 (11.94%) Migration
11 5 (7.46%) Web Development
12 4 (5.97%) ITIL
13 3 (4.48%) Kanban
13 3 (4.48%) OO
13 3 (4.48%) OOD
13 3 (4.48%) Project Management
13 3 (4.48%) Release Management
13 3 (4.48%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 37 (55.22%) Java
2 33 (49.25%) Python
3 23 (34.33%) JavaScript
4 19 (28.36%) C#
5 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
6 17 (25.37%) XAML
7 5 (7.46%) Perl
7 5 (7.46%) SQL
8 3 (4.48%) Groovy
8 3 (4.48%) Ruby
8 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.49%) C++
10 1 (1.49%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (1.49%) Lua
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
1 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.40%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
2 2 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.49%) Shibboleth
3 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (34.33%) Puppet
2 11 (16.42%) Ansible
3 5 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.37%) ESRI
3 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco
5 1 (1.49%) Pega
5 1 (1.49%) Splunk
5 1 (1.49%) WSO2
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