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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 73 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.78% 5.07% 3.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.88% 31.29% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 16 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
229 163 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.12% 16.20% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 49
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £245 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £16.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.04%
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 £25.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Linux
Scotland

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 22 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 22 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 (40.49%) Windows
2 48 (29.45%) UNIX
3 47 (28.83%) Java
3 47 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (27.61%) Finance
4 45 (27.61%) Red Hat
5 43 (26.38%) XML
6 41 (25.15%) HTTP
7 38 (23.31%) Project Management
8 35 (21.47%) JSON
8 35 (21.47%) Waterfall
9 34 (20.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (20.25%) Web Services
11 32 (19.63%) AIX
11 32 (19.63%) Mac OS X
12 31 (19.02%) SOAP
13 30 (18.40%) SAN
14 27 (16.56%) VMware
15 24 (14.72%) RESTful
16 22 (13.50%) Subversion
16 22 (13.50%) IBM
16 22 (13.50%) CSS
16 22 (13.50%) JavaScript
16 22 (13.50%) HTML
17 20 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (12.27%) Web Development
18 19 (11.66%) JBoss
18 19 (11.66%) HP
19 18 (11.04%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 17 (10.43%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.13%) CICS
3 6 (3.68%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.07%) Apache
5 4 (2.45%) IIS
5 4 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.23%) WordPress
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.61%) nginx
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.61%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.61%) Drupal
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.45%) PaaS
1 4 (2.45%) Heroku
2 3 (1.84%) GitHub
2 3 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.15%) HTTP
2 30 (18.40%) SAN
3 16 (9.82%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.59%) DNS
5 13 (7.98%) Reverse Proxy
5 13 (7.98%) SSL
6 8 (4.91%) NAS
7 6 (3.68%) LDAP
8 5 (3.07%) Firewall
9 3 (1.84%) DHCP
10 2 (1.23%) LAN
10 2 (1.23%) WAN
10 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.23%) Connectrix
10 2 (1.23%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.61%) Network Security
11 1 (0.61%) Wireless
11 1 (0.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.20%) Relational Database
2 11 (6.75%) DB2
2 11 (6.75%) MySQL
3 5 (3.07%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.07%) Informix
4 4 (2.45%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.61%) Redis
7 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 22 (13.50%) Subversion
2 12 (7.36%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.91%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.84%) JIRA
5 2 (1.23%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.23%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.23%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.23%) Maven
6 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.61%) ProC
6 1 (0.61%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.61%) Ant
6 1 (0.61%) JUnit
General
1 45 (27.61%) Finance
2 14 (8.59%) Banking
2 14 (8.59%) Retail
3 8 (4.91%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.45%) Marketing
5 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 50 (30.67%) Developer
2 18 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (8.59%) Administrator
4 13 (7.98%) Java Developer
4 13 (7.98%) Software Engineer
5 12 (7.36%) Front-End Developer
6 11 (6.75%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.13%) Architect
7 10 (6.13%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.13%) Designer
8 9 (5.52%) Infrastructure Designer
8 9 (5.52%) Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Web Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Lead Developer
11 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (3.07%) Linux Administrator
13 4 (2.45%) Programmer
13 4 (2.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.38%) XML
2 35 (21.47%) JSON
3 33 (20.25%) Web Services
4 31 (19.02%) SOAP
5 24 (14.72%) RESTful
6 22 (13.50%) CSS
6 22 (13.50%) HTML
7 16 (9.82%) Java EE
8 13 (7.98%) CSS3
8 13 (7.98%) HTML5
9 9 (5.52%) Spring
9 9 (5.52%) JAAS
10 8 (4.91%) J2EE
10 8 (4.91%) Hibernate
11 7 (4.29%) Backbone.js
11 7 (4.29%) XSLT
12 5 (3.07%) jQuery
12 5 (3.07%) Middleware
13 4 (2.45%) jBPM
13 4 (2.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Open Source
2 12 (7.36%) FMCG
3 10 (6.13%) Mainframe
4 8 (4.91%) Replication
4 8 (4.91%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (3.68%) Clustering
6 3 (1.84%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.84%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 66 (40.49%) Windows
2 48 (29.45%) UNIX
3 34 (20.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (19.63%) AIX
4 32 (19.63%) Mac OS X
5 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.75%) SUSE
7 9 (5.52%) zOS
7 9 (5.52%) Solaris
8 4 (2.45%) HPUX
8 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.45%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.84%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.84%) Android
9 3 (1.84%) OS/390
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.83%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.31%) Project Management
3 35 (21.47%) Waterfall
4 20 (12.27%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (12.27%) Web Development
5 18 (11.04%) Release Management
5 18 (11.04%) Software Engineering
6 16 (9.82%) Scrum
7 14 (8.59%) Unit Testing
7 14 (8.59%) Business Transformation
8 13 (7.98%) Refactoring
9 12 (7.36%) ITIL
9 12 (7.36%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (6.75%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (6.75%) Dependency Management
11 10 (6.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (6.13%) System Testing
11 10 (6.13%) Web Accessibility
12 9 (5.52%) BPMN
12 9 (5.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (28.83%) Java
2 22 (13.50%) JavaScript
3 18 (11.04%) SQL
4 16 (9.82%) Perl
5 6 (3.68%) PHP
5 6 (3.68%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.07%) Ruby
6 5 (3.07%) Korn
7 4 (2.45%) Python
7 4 (2.45%) C-shell
8 2 (1.23%) C
8 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.61%) JCL
9 1 (0.61%) C#
9 1 (0.61%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) VB
9 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (1.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (0.61%) ISEB
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.45%) COBIT
2 3 (1.84%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.84%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.98%) Hyper-V
3 12 (7.36%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (4.91%) SRDF
5 7 (4.29%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.84%) vSphere
7 1 (0.61%) RHEV
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.61%) Xen
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (2.45%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (2.45%) SCOM
1 4 (2.45%) Puppet
1 4 (2.45%) nmon
2 3 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.23%) Nagios
3 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.61%) StatsD
4 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.61%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.61%) Munin
4 1 (0.61%) Legato
Vendors
1 45 (27.61%) Red Hat
2 27 (16.56%) VMware
3 22 (13.50%) IBM
4 19 (11.66%) JBoss
4 19 (11.66%) HP
5 18 (11.04%) Oracle
6 15 (9.20%) EMC
7 14 (8.59%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.68%) Cisco
9 5 (3.07%) NetApp
10 4 (2.45%) Sun
11 2 (1.23%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.23%) Symantec
11 2 (1.23%) Brocade
11 2 (1.23%) F5
12 1 (0.61%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.61%) InterSystems
12 1 (0.61%) Citrix
12 1 (0.61%) Sybase
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