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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 42 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 36 61 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.92% 5.56% 4.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.89% 29.33% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £288 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £448 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.96% -
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
181 208 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.70% 18.96% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 69 36
Average daily rate £300 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £300 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014, 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 62 (42.18%) Windows
2 50 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (33.33%) UNIX
4 42 (28.57%) Java
5 38 (25.85%) XML
5 38 (25.85%) HTTP
5 38 (25.85%) Finance
6 36 (24.49%) Project Management
7 35 (23.81%) Red Hat
7 35 (23.81%) Mac OS X
7 35 (23.81%) Waterfall
8 34 (23.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (21.77%) SOAP
9 32 (21.77%) Web Services
10 30 (20.41%) JSON
11 26 (17.69%) SAN
12 25 (17.01%) AIX
13 24 (16.33%) RESTful
14 22 (14.97%) CSS
14 22 (14.97%) JavaScript
14 22 (14.97%) HTML
14 22 (14.97%) VMware
15 20 (13.61%) Web Development
16 19 (12.93%) Microsoft
17 17 (11.56%) IBM
17 17 (11.56%) Oracle
17 17 (11.56%) Software Engineering
17 17 (11.56%) Release Management
17 17 (11.56%) Open Source
17 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 12 (8.16%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.80%) CICS
3 6 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.40%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.72%) IIS
5 4 (2.72%) Apache
5 4 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.36%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.36%) WordPress
7 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.68%) nginx
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.68%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.72%) PaaS
1 4 (2.72%) Heroku
2 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (25.85%) HTTP
2 26 (17.69%) SAN
3 15 (10.20%) DNS
4 13 (8.84%) TCP/IP
5 11 (7.48%) SSL
5 11 (7.48%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (5.44%) NAS
7 7 (4.76%) Firewall
8 5 (3.40%) DHCP
9 2 (1.36%) VPN
9 2 (1.36%) Intranet
9 2 (1.36%) Network Security
9 2 (1.36%) Connectrix
10 1 (0.68%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.68%) Wireless
10 1 (0.68%) Internet
10 1 (0.68%) MPLS
10 1 (0.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 12 (8.16%) MySQL
3 10 (6.80%) DB2
4 6 (4.08%) Big Data
5 5 (3.40%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Subversion
2 9 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.36%) Selenium
3 2 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.68%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.68%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.68%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.68%) Ant
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.68%) Valgrind
4 1 (0.68%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.68%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.68%) CMake
General
1 38 (25.85%) Finance
2 12 (8.16%) Banking
2 12 (8.16%) Retail
3 8 (5.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.36%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (25.17%) Developer
2 17 (11.56%) Administrator
2 17 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (8.84%) Software Engineer
5 12 (8.16%) Front-End Developer
6 11 (7.48%) Java Developer
7 10 (6.80%) Designer
8 8 (5.44%) Architect
8 8 (5.44%) Infrastructure Designer
9 7 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Consultant
10 6 (4.08%) Lead Developer
10 6 (4.08%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Web Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Linux Administrator
12 4 (2.72%) UNIX Specialist
12 4 (2.72%) UNIX Administrator
12 4 (2.72%) Technical Specialist
12 4 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (25.85%) XML
2 32 (21.77%) Web Services
2 32 (21.77%) SOAP
3 30 (20.41%) JSON
4 24 (16.33%) RESTful
5 22 (14.97%) CSS
5 22 (14.97%) HTML
6 13 (8.84%) HTML5
6 13 (8.84%) CSS3
7 8 (5.44%) Java EE
8 7 (4.76%) Backbone.js
9 6 (4.08%) Middleware
9 6 (4.08%) J2EE
10 5 (3.40%) jQuery
11 4 (2.72%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (2.72%) .NET
12 3 (2.04%) EJB
12 3 (2.04%) JavaBeans
12 3 (2.04%) Application Packaging
12 3 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Open Source
2 12 (8.16%) FMCG
3 9 (6.12%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (5.44%) Replication
5 5 (3.40%) Clustering
6 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.72%) User Experience
7 3 (2.04%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.04%) Graphic Design
7 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.36%) iPhone
9 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.68%) Blog
9 1 (0.68%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (42.18%) Windows
2 49 (33.33%) UNIX
3 35 (23.81%) Mac OS X
4 34 (23.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (17.01%) AIX
6 17 (11.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (7.48%) Solaris
8 8 (5.44%) zOS
8 8 (5.44%) SUSE
8 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (4.76%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.08%) Android
11 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.72%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.72%) HPUX
12 3 (2.04%) OS/390
13 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.68%) CentOS
14 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.49%) Project Management
3 35 (23.81%) Waterfall
4 20 (13.61%) Web Development
5 17 (11.56%) Release Management
5 17 (11.56%) Software Engineering
6 16 (10.88%) Mentoring
7 15 (10.20%) Unit Testing
7 15 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (8.84%) Business Transformation
8 13 (8.84%) Refactoring
9 12 (8.16%) ITIL
10 11 (7.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (7.48%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (7.48%) Dependency Management
11 10 (6.80%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (6.80%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (6.80%) Web Accessibility
11 10 (6.80%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.57%) Java
2 22 (14.97%) JavaScript
3 13 (8.84%) Perl
4 11 (7.48%) PHP
4 11 (7.48%) SQL
5 7 (4.76%) Python
5 7 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.76%) C++
6 4 (2.72%) Ruby
7 3 (2.04%) Korn
8 2 (1.36%) C-shell
8 2 (1.36%) C
9 1 (0.68%) C#
9 1 (0.68%) VB
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.68%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 5 (3.40%) Degree
2 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.68%) ISEB
3 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) COBIT
1 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 16 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.16%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.44%) SRDF
6 3 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) SCOM
2 4 (2.72%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (2.04%) SCCM
3 3 (2.04%) Puppet
3 3 (2.04%) SCSM
3 3 (2.04%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.36%) nmon
4 2 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) Legato
5 1 (0.68%) Nagios
5 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.68%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.68%) StatsD
Vendors
1 35 (23.81%) Red Hat
2 22 (14.97%) VMware
3 19 (12.93%) Microsoft
4 17 (11.56%) Oracle
4 17 (11.56%) IBM
5 16 (10.88%) EMC
6 15 (10.20%) HP
7 10 (6.80%) JBoss
8 9 (6.12%) Cisco
9 4 (2.72%) Sun
9 4 (2.72%) Symantec
9 4 (2.72%) NetApp
10 3 (2.04%) Citrix
10 3 (2.04%) Brocade
11 2 (1.36%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.36%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.68%) Apple
12 1 (0.68%) Sage
12 1 (0.68%) InterSystems
12 1 (0.68%) Google
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