The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux Engineer
Rank 87 75 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.069% 0.25% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £305 £353
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -13.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-42.64% -9.33%
Linux Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1377 1106 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.56% 91.86% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 565 435
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 27
Average hourly rate £14.39 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.81% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £36.40 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux Engineer across the Edinburgh region.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer across the Edinburgh region.

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) Ant
3 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Bourne shell
3 2 (50.00%) JBoss
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) Korn
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) RHCSA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) ARCserve
4 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (25.00%) Brocade

Linux Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Linux Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Linux Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Ant
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Bourne shell
2 2 (50.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) RHCSA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) ARCserve
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) Brocade