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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 31 47 20
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -27
Contract jobs citing Linux 71 33 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.14% 2.80% 5.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.47% 19.41% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 24
Average daily rate
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£390 £388 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £202 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £467 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
233 170 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.60% 14.42% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 91 59
Average daily rate £375 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £110 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 August 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 31 August 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 43 (30.71%) Windows
1 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (24.29%) UNIX
3 29 (20.71%) Java
4 28 (20.00%) TDD
5 27 (19.29%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (19.29%) Oracle
6 24 (17.14%) SQL
6 24 (17.14%) Web Services
7 23 (16.43%) Red Hat
7 23 (16.43%) Finance
8 22 (15.71%) Software Engineering
9 19 (13.57%) Python
10 18 (12.86%) Firewall
11 17 (12.14%) VMware
11 17 (12.14%) PHP
11 17 (12.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (11.43%) JavaScript
13 15 (10.71%) Ant
13 15 (10.71%) Solaris
13 15 (10.71%) Apache
13 15 (10.71%) Migration
13 15 (10.71%) Oracle Database
14 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 14 (10.00%) AIX
15 13 (9.29%) XML
15 13 (9.29%) J2EE
15 13 (9.29%) PL/SQL
15 13 (9.29%) HTTP
15 13 (9.29%) Banking

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 15 (10.71%) Apache
2 11 (7.86%) JBoss
3 10 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (3.57%) nginx
6 4 (2.86%) WordPress
6 4 (2.86%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (2.86%) CICS
6 4 (2.86%) WebSphere Process Server
6 4 (2.86%) IIS
6 4 (2.86%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.14%) Node.js
7 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.43%) SAS
8 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.43%) CMS
8 2 (1.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.71%) Lync
9 1 (0.71%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 5 (3.57%) MS Office
2 4 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.43%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Heroku
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.86%) Firewall
2 13 (9.29%) HTTP
3 10 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (5.71%) SAN
5 7 (5.00%) Internet
5 7 (5.00%) Network Security
6 6 (4.29%) 802.11
6 6 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (4.29%) SSL
7 5 (3.57%) DNS
7 5 (3.57%) LAN
8 4 (2.86%) WAN
8 4 (2.86%) DHCP
8 4 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.86%) VPN
9 3 (2.14%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.43%) SSH
10 2 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.71%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.86%) DB2
4 4 (2.86%) MySQL
4 4 (2.86%) Redis
5 3 (2.14%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.43%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.71%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (10.71%) Ant
2 12 (8.57%) Hudson
3 11 (7.86%) JUnit
3 11 (7.86%) Jenkins
4 9 (6.43%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.29%) JIRA
5 6 (4.29%) Artifactory
5 6 (4.29%) TeamCity
5 6 (4.29%) Subversion
6 5 (3.57%) Maven
6 5 (3.57%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.86%) Selenium
7 4 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.86%) Introscope
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.71%) JMeter
9 1 (0.71%) HttpUnit
9 1 (0.71%) Bower
General
1 23 (16.43%) Finance
2 13 (9.29%) Banking
3 3 (2.14%) Legal
4 2 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (27.86%) Developer
2 22 (15.71%) Administrator
3 17 (12.14%) Java Developer
4 15 (10.71%) Analyst
5 13 (9.29%) Python Developer
6 12 (8.57%) Software Engineer
7 11 (7.86%) Architect
8 10 (7.14%) Project Manager
9 9 (6.43%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.00%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (5.00%) Server Administrator
11 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Security Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Consultant
13 4 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
13 4 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
13 4 (2.86%) WebSphere Administrator
13 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
13 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.14%) Web Services
2 13 (9.29%) XML
2 13 (9.29%) J2EE
3 11 (7.86%) SOAP
4 10 (7.14%) HTML
5 9 (6.43%) Middleware
5 9 (6.43%) RESTful
6 6 (4.29%) JSON
6 6 (4.29%) 802.1X
6 6 (4.29%) CSS
7 4 (2.86%) DOM
7 4 (2.86%) JAXB
7 4 (2.86%) OAuth
7 4 (2.86%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.86%) CSS3
7 4 (2.86%) HTML5
7 4 (2.86%) jQuery
8 3 (2.14%) REST
8 3 (2.14%) Java EE
9 2 (1.43%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.29%) Device Driver
3 6 (4.29%) Statistics
3 6 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.86%) LPAR
5 4 (2.86%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.14%) iSeries
6 3 (2.14%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.14%) User Experience
7 2 (1.43%) iPhone
7 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.71%) Blog
8 1 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.71%) Clustering
8 1 (0.71%) CESG
8 1 (0.71%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.71%) PKI
8 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (30.71%) Windows
2 34 (24.29%) UNIX
3 17 (12.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (10.71%) Solaris
5 14 (10.00%) AIX
6 7 (5.00%) HPUX
6 7 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 7 (5.00%) zOS
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.14%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.43%) Android
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.00%) TDD
3 27 (19.29%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (15.71%) Software Engineering
5 15 (10.71%) Migration
6 13 (9.29%) Web Development
7 12 (8.57%) Change Management
8 9 (6.43%) ITIL
8 9 (6.43%) OO
9 8 (5.71%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.71%) Scrum
9 8 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 8 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (5.71%) SDLC
10 7 (5.00%) Refactoring
11 6 (4.29%) Multithreading
11 6 (4.29%) TOGAF
11 6 (4.29%) Content Management
11 6 (4.29%) Pair Programming
11 6 (4.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.71%) Java
2 24 (17.14%) SQL
3 19 (13.57%) Python
4 17 (12.14%) PHP
5 16 (11.43%) JavaScript
6 13 (9.29%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.71%) Perl
8 6 (4.29%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.86%) Jython
10 3 (2.14%) PHP5
10 3 (2.14%) C++
11 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.43%) Ruby
12 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.71%) C
12 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (7.86%) Degree
2 6 (4.29%) Sun Certification
3 4 (2.86%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.43%) CISA
4 2 (1.43%) QiCA
4 2 (1.43%) ISEB
4 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.29%) vSphere
3 6 (4.29%) vCloud
4 4 (2.86%) SRDF
4 4 (2.86%) zsh
4 4 (2.86%) Xen
5 3 (2.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.43%) Varnish
6 2 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.43%) Docker
7 1 (0.71%) Firmware
7 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (6.43%) Puppet
2 7 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (2.86%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.43%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.71%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) Nagios
5 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.71%) StatsD
5 1 (0.71%) Graphite
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 27 (19.29%) Oracle
2 23 (16.43%) Red Hat
3 17 (12.14%) VMware
4 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.43%) Sun
6 8 (5.71%) Cisco
7 7 (5.00%) HP
7 7 (5.00%) EMC
8 4 (2.86%) CA
8 4 (2.86%) IBM
9 3 (2.14%) Citrix
9 3 (2.14%) Teradata
9 3 (2.14%) Veritas
10 2 (1.43%) Google
10 2 (1.43%) BMC
10 2 (1.43%) Symantec
10 2 (1.43%) Remedy
10 2 (1.43%) Sybase
11 1 (0.71%) Dell
11 1 (0.71%) Apple
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