The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills 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 over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 62 76 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.63% 6.27% 6.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.38% 31.28% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Linux
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
211 243 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.76% 20.05% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 119 55
Average daily rate £350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £493 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £18.28 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.17% +30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Linux also 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 that cited Linux.

1 66 (42.86%) UNIX
2 58 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (33.77%) Java
4 46 (29.87%) Red Hat
5 42 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (25.97%) SQL
7 34 (22.08%) Oracle
8 30 (19.48%) JBoss
9 29 (18.83%) Windows
9 29 (18.83%) Web Services
10 28 (18.18%) VMware
11 26 (16.88%) Apache
12 25 (16.23%) Perl
12 25 (16.23%) Finance
13 24 (15.58%) PHP
14 23 (14.94%) EMC
15 22 (14.29%) Degree
16 21 (13.64%) Solaris
16 21 (13.64%) Python
17 20 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (12.34%) XML
18 19 (12.34%) SAN
19 18 (11.69%) Computer Science
19 18 (11.69%) Test Automation
20 17 (11.04%) Banking
20 17 (11.04%) Migration
21 16 (10.39%) C++
21 16 (10.39%) Security Testing
21 16 (10.39%) Big Data
22 15 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Linux also 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 that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (19.48%) JBoss
2 26 (16.88%) Apache
3 14 (9.09%) Tomcat
4 13 (8.44%) WebSphere
5 11 (7.14%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.19%) IIS
7 7 (4.55%) WordPress
7 7 (4.55%) nginx
8 4 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.95%) CMS
9 3 (1.95%) ColdFusion
10 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.30%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.95%) MS Office
3 2 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.30%) PaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Heroku
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.34%) SAN
2 15 (9.74%) LDAP
3 13 (8.44%) DNS
4 9 (5.84%) DHCP
5 8 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.19%) Firewall
6 7 (4.55%) HTTP
7 6 (3.90%) Internet
8 4 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.95%) BIG-IP
9 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.95%) SSH
9 3 (1.95%) NAS
10 2 (1.30%) Network Security
10 2 (1.30%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.30%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.65%) FTP
11 1 (0.65%) SSL
11 1 (0.65%) Intranet
11 1 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.39%) Big Data
2 14 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.90%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.95%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.95%) MySQL
8 2 (1.30%) DB2
8 2 (1.30%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.30%) DataStage
9 1 (0.65%) Informix
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.65%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (9.74%) Ant
2 12 (7.79%) Selenium
3 10 (6.49%) JMeter
4 9 (5.84%) JUnit
5 8 (5.19%) Subversion
6 7 (4.55%) Maven
6 7 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 7 (4.55%) JProfiler
6 7 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.55%) VisualVM
7 6 (3.90%) JIRA
8 3 (1.95%) Hudson
8 3 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.95%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.30%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.30%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.30%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
General
1 25 (16.23%) Finance
2 17 (11.04%) Banking
3 3 (1.95%) Retail
3 3 (1.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (18.83%) Administrator
2 28 (18.18%) Analyst
3 26 (16.88%) Developer
4 21 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 13 (8.44%) Software Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Test Analyst
7 10 (6.49%) UNIX Administrator
8 9 (5.84%) Architect
8 9 (5.84%) Tester
9 8 (5.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (4.55%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.55%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Quality Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Consultant
11 5 (3.25%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) Deployment Analyst
12 4 (2.60%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.83%) Web Services
2 19 (12.34%) XML
3 15 (9.74%) HTML
4 10 (6.49%) J2EE
4 10 (6.49%) SOAP
5 8 (5.19%) RESTful
6 7 (4.55%) JSON
6 7 (4.55%) JAXB
6 7 (4.55%) CSS
6 7 (4.55%) DOM
7 6 (3.90%) Middleware
8 4 (2.60%) Spring
9 3 (1.95%) .NET
9 3 (1.95%) Application Packaging
10 2 (1.30%) KML
10 2 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (1.30%) Java EE
10 2 (1.30%) Leaflet
10 2 (1.30%) jQuery
10 2 (1.30%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.69%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.55%) Clustering
4 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.95%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.95%) Open Source
5 3 (1.95%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.30%) GIS
6 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.30%) iSeries
6 2 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.65%) User Experience
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.65%) W3C
7 1 (0.65%) CESG
7 1 (0.65%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.65%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 66 (42.86%) UNIX
2 42 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (18.83%) Windows
4 21 (13.64%) Solaris
5 13 (8.44%) AIX
6 10 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.84%) HPUX
7 9 (5.84%) Mac OS X
8 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.55%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.95%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.30%) zOS
10 2 (1.30%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (11.69%) Test Automation
4 17 (11.04%) Migration
5 16 (10.39%) Security Testing
6 14 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 13 (8.44%) Product Management
8 11 (7.14%) DevOps
8 11 (7.14%) Web Development
9 10 (6.49%) TDD
9 10 (6.49%) Performance Testing
10 9 (5.84%) Information Security
10 9 (5.84%) ITIL
10 9 (5.84%) Change Management
11 8 (5.19%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.55%) Refactoring
12 7 (4.55%) Load Balancing
12 7 (4.55%) Performance Engineering
13 6 (3.90%) SOA
13 6 (3.90%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (33.77%) Java
2 40 (25.97%) SQL
3 25 (16.23%) Perl
4 24 (15.58%) PHP
5 21 (13.64%) Python
6 16 (10.39%) C++
7 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 8 (5.19%) PL/SQL
9 7 (4.55%) PHP5
10 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.95%) Ruby
11 2 (1.30%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.30%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.30%) C
12 1 (0.65%) MUMPS
12 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.65%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (4.55%) RHCE
3 6 (3.90%) Sun Certification
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (2.60%) VCP4
5 2 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.30%) ISEB
5 2 (1.30%) OCP
6 1 (0.65%) HND
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (3.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.60%) NFS
5 4 (2.60%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (1.95%) vCloud
6 3 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.30%) Firmware
7 2 (1.30%) Samba
7 2 (1.30%) vSphere
8 1 (0.65%) SRDF
8 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (3.90%) Puppet
2 5 (3.25%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.95%) SCCM
3 3 (1.95%) SCOM
3 3 (1.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (1.95%) SCSM
3 3 (1.95%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.30%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.65%) StatsD
5 1 (0.65%) SELinux
5 1 (0.65%) Graphite
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.65%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 46 (29.87%) Red Hat
2 34 (22.08%) Oracle
3 28 (18.18%) VMware
4 23 (14.94%) EMC
5 11 (7.14%) Veritas
6 9 (5.84%) NetApp
7 8 (5.19%) Sun
7 8 (5.19%) HP
8 6 (3.90%) IBM
9 5 (3.25%) Microsoft
9 5 (3.25%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.60%) F5
11 3 (1.95%) Symantec
11 3 (1.95%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.95%) Dell
11 3 (1.95%) Cisco
12 2 (1.30%) Citrix
12 2 (1.30%) CA
12 2 (1.30%) CommVault
12 2 (1.30%) SolarWinds
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