The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Edinburgh region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 71 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.55% 4.76% 3.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.70% 29.70% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 17 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
224 165 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.51% 16.02% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 52 46
Average daily rate £350 £375 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +21.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 66 (40.24%) Windows
2 48 (29.27%) UNIX
3 47 (28.66%) Java
3 47 (28.66%) Finance
3 47 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (27.44%) Red Hat
5 43 (26.22%) XML
6 41 (25.00%) HTTP
7 38 (23.17%) Project Management
8 35 (21.34%) JSON
8 35 (21.34%) Waterfall
9 34 (20.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (20.12%) Mac OS X
10 33 (20.12%) Web Services
11 32 (19.51%) AIX
12 31 (18.90%) SOAP
13 30 (18.29%) SAN
14 26 (15.85%) VMware
15 24 (14.63%) RESTful
16 22 (13.41%) Subversion
16 22 (13.41%) IBM
16 22 (13.41%) CSS
16 22 (13.41%) JavaScript
16 22 (13.41%) HTML
17 20 (12.20%) Oracle
17 20 (12.20%) JBoss
17 20 (12.20%) Web Development
17 20 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (11.59%) Software Engineering
19 18 (10.98%) Release Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (10.98%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.71%) CICS
3 6 (3.66%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.44%) IIS
4 4 (2.44%) Apache
4 4 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.22%) WordPress
6 2 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.61%) CMS
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.61%) nginx
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) MS Office
1 5 (3.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.44%) PaaS
1 4 (2.44%) Heroku
2 3 (1.83%) GitHub
2 3 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.00%) HTTP
2 30 (18.29%) SAN
3 16 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.54%) DNS
5 13 (7.93%) SSL
5 13 (7.93%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (5.49%) NAS
7 6 (3.66%) Firewall
7 6 (3.66%) LDAP
8 3 (1.83%) DHCP
9 2 (1.22%) Connectrix
9 2 (1.22%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.22%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.22%) LAN
9 2 (1.22%) WAN
10 1 (0.61%) Internet
10 1 (0.61%) MPLS
10 1 (0.61%) Wireless
10 1 (0.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.15%) Relational Database
2 12 (7.32%) DB2
3 10 (6.10%) MySQL
4 5 (3.05%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.05%) Informix
5 4 (2.44%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.61%) Redis
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 22 (13.41%) Subversion
2 12 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.88%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.83%) JIRA
5 2 (1.22%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.22%) Maven
5 2 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.22%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.22%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.22%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.61%) ProC
6 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.61%) Ant
6 1 (0.61%) JUnit
6 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.61%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.61%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.61%) GoogleTest
6 1 (0.61%) CMake
General
1 47 (28.66%) Finance
2 15 (9.15%) Banking
3 14 (8.54%) Retail
4 8 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.83%) Marketing
6 2 (1.22%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (29.27%) Developer
2 18 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (9.76%) Administrator
4 14 (8.54%) Software Engineer
5 13 (7.93%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (7.32%) Front-End Developer
7 11 (6.71%) Designer
8 10 (6.10%) Architect
9 9 (5.49%) Consultant
9 9 (5.49%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.49%) Infrastructure Designer
10 8 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (4.27%) Web Engineer
11 7 (4.27%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.66%) Linux Administrator
12 6 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.66%) Lead Developer
13 4 (2.44%) Solutions Designer
13 4 (2.44%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.22%) XML
2 35 (21.34%) JSON
3 33 (20.12%) Web Services
4 31 (18.90%) SOAP
5 24 (14.63%) RESTful
6 22 (13.41%) CSS
6 22 (13.41%) HTML
7 16 (9.76%) Java EE
8 13 (7.93%) HTML5
8 13 (7.93%) CSS3
9 9 (5.49%) JAAS
9 9 (5.49%) Spring
10 8 (4.88%) Hibernate
10 8 (4.88%) J2EE
11 7 (4.27%) XSLT
11 7 (4.27%) Backbone.js
12 6 (3.66%) Middleware
13 5 (3.05%) jQuery
14 4 (2.44%) Drools
14 4 (2.44%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.37%) Open Source
2 12 (7.32%) FMCG
3 10 (6.10%) Mainframe
4 9 (5.49%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (5.49%) Replication
5 6 (3.66%) Clustering
6 3 (1.83%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.83%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 66 (40.24%) Windows
2 48 (29.27%) UNIX
3 34 (20.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (20.12%) Mac OS X
5 32 (19.51%) AIX
6 14 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.10%) Solaris
7 10 (6.10%) zOS
8 9 (5.49%) SUSE
9 4 (2.44%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.44%) Android
9 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.44%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.44%) HPUX
10 3 (1.83%) OS/390
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.17%) Project Management
3 35 (21.34%) Waterfall
4 20 (12.20%) Web Development
4 20 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (11.59%) Software Engineering
6 18 (10.98%) Release Management
7 16 (9.76%) Scrum
8 15 (9.15%) Unit Testing
9 14 (8.54%) Business Transformation
10 13 (7.93%) Refactoring
11 12 (7.32%) ITIL
11 12 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (6.71%) Dependency Management
12 11 (6.71%) Responsive Web Design
13 10 (6.10%) Web Accessibility
13 10 (6.10%) System Testing
13 10 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (5.49%) Software Testing
14 9 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.66%) Java
2 22 (13.41%) JavaScript
3 18 (10.98%) SQL
4 15 (9.15%) Perl
5 7 (4.27%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.05%) Ruby
6 5 (3.05%) PHP
7 4 (2.44%) Korn
7 4 (2.44%) Python
8 3 (1.83%) C-shell
9 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.22%) C++
9 2 (1.22%) C
10 1 (0.61%) C#
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 3 (1.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.22%) Degree
2 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.61%) MCSE
3 1 (0.61%) ISEB
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) COBIT
1 4 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.71%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (5.49%) SRDF
5 8 (4.88%) Active Directory
6 4 (2.44%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.61%) Xen
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.61%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (2.44%) Puppet
2 3 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.83%) nmon
2 3 (1.83%) SCOM
2 3 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (1.83%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.22%) Nagios
4 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.61%) Legato
4 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.61%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.61%) Munin
4 1 (0.61%) StatsD
4 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 45 (27.44%) Red Hat
2 26 (15.85%) VMware
3 22 (13.41%) IBM
4 20 (12.20%) Oracle
4 20 (12.20%) JBoss
5 17 (10.37%) HP
5 17 (10.37%) EMC
6 16 (9.76%) Microsoft
7 8 (4.88%) Cisco
8 5 (3.05%) NetApp
9 4 (2.44%) Sun
10 3 (1.83%) Brocade
11 2 (1.22%) F5
11 2 (1.22%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.22%) Symantec
12 1 (0.61%) InterSystems
12 1 (0.61%) Apple
12 1 (0.61%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.61%) Google
12 1 (0.61%) Citrix
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