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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 75 72 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.62% 5.62% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.86% 32.29% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 54 19
Average daily rate
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£389 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.60 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.54% -18.40%
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
243 223 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.95% 17.41% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 123 55
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £148 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 5 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 5 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 50 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.97%) Windows
3 32 (22.38%) UNIX
4 30 (20.98%) Java
4 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (19.58%) Oracle
5 28 (19.58%) TDD
6 26 (18.18%) SQL
7 24 (16.78%) Web Services
8 23 (16.08%) Software Engineering
9 22 (15.38%) Red Hat
10 21 (14.69%) Finance
11 20 (13.99%) Python
12 19 (13.29%) VMware
13 17 (11.89%) PHP
14 16 (11.19%) Firewall
14 16 (11.19%) JavaScript
14 16 (11.19%) XML
15 15 (10.49%) Solaris
15 15 (10.49%) J2EE
15 15 (10.49%) Ant
15 15 (10.49%) Migration
15 15 (10.49%) Oracle Database
16 14 (9.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (9.09%) Web Development
17 13 (9.09%) Degree
17 13 (9.09%) PL/SQL
17 13 (9.09%) Apache
17 13 (9.09%) JBoss

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 13 (9.09%) JBoss
1 13 (9.09%) Apache
2 10 (6.99%) WebSphere
3 8 (5.59%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.80%) CICS
5 4 (2.80%) WordPress
5 4 (2.80%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (2.80%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (2.10%) nginx
6 3 (2.10%) Node.js
6 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.40%) SAS
7 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.40%) IIS
7 2 (1.40%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.40%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.40%) CMS
7 2 (1.40%) Confluence
8 1 (0.70%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Office
2 4 (2.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.70%) PaaS
3 1 (0.70%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.19%) Firewall
2 11 (7.69%) HTTP
3 10 (6.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (6.29%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (6.29%) SAN
5 7 (4.90%) Internet
5 7 (4.90%) DNS
5 7 (4.90%) Network Security
6 6 (4.20%) 802.11
6 6 (4.20%) DHCP
7 5 (3.50%) LAN
8 4 (2.80%) WAN
8 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.80%) VPN
8 4 (2.80%) SSL
9 2 (1.40%) SSH
9 2 (1.40%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.40%) LDAP
9 2 (1.40%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.49%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.39%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.50%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.80%) DB2
4 4 (2.80%) Redis
4 4 (2.80%) MySQL
5 3 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.70%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 15 (10.49%) Ant
2 12 (8.39%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.69%) JUnit
3 11 (7.69%) Subversion
4 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
4 10 (6.99%) Hudson
5 8 (5.59%) Artifactory
6 7 (4.90%) Maven
7 6 (4.20%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.50%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.80%) JIRA
9 4 (2.80%) Introscope
10 3 (2.10%) Selenium
10 3 (2.10%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.10%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.40%) JMeter
11 2 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.70%) HttpUnit
12 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.70%) Bower
General
1 21 (14.69%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Banking
3 3 (2.10%) Legal
4 2 (1.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (27.27%) Developer
2 18 (12.59%) Analyst
3 17 (11.89%) Administrator
4 15 (10.49%) Java Developer
5 13 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 13 (9.09%) Python Developer
6 9 (6.29%) Architect
7 8 (5.59%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Server Administrator
10 5 (3.50%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.50%) Consultant
10 5 (3.50%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (2.80%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (2.80%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.80%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (2.80%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.78%) Web Services
2 16 (11.19%) XML
3 15 (10.49%) J2EE
4 11 (7.69%) SOAP
5 10 (6.99%) Middleware
5 10 (6.99%) HTML
6 8 (5.59%) CSS
6 8 (5.59%) 802.1X
7 7 (4.90%) RESTful
8 6 (4.20%) JSON
9 5 (3.50%) DOM
9 5 (3.50%) JAXB
9 5 (3.50%) Java EE
10 4 (2.80%) HTML5
10 4 (2.80%) jQuery
10 4 (2.80%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.80%) CSS3
11 3 (2.10%) REST
11 3 (2.10%) Spring
12 2 (1.40%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.59%) Device Driver
3 7 (4.90%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.20%) Statistics
4 6 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.80%) LPAR
6 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.10%) User Experience
6 3 (2.10%) iSeries
7 2 (1.40%) iPhone
7 2 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.40%) GIS
8 1 (0.70%) Blog
8 1 (0.70%) Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) CESG
8 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.70%) PKI
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.97%) Windows
2 32 (22.38%) UNIX
3 15 (10.49%) Solaris
4 14 (9.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (8.39%) AIX
6 7 (4.90%) Mac OS X
7 6 (4.20%) zOS
7 6 (4.20%) HPUX
8 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.40%) Android
10 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.97%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (20.98%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (19.58%) TDD
4 23 (16.08%) Software Engineering
5 15 (10.49%) Migration
6 13 (9.09%) Web Development
7 12 (8.39%) Configuration Management
7 12 (8.39%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (7.69%) Change Management
9 10 (6.99%) ITIL
10 9 (6.29%) DevOps
10 9 (6.29%) SDLC
11 8 (5.59%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.90%) OO
12 7 (4.90%) Scrum
12 7 (4.90%) Linux Kernel Development
13 6 (4.20%) TOGAF
13 6 (4.20%) Content Management
13 6 (4.20%) Pair Programming
13 6 (4.20%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.98%) Java
2 26 (18.18%) SQL
3 20 (13.99%) Python
4 17 (11.89%) PHP
5 16 (11.19%) JavaScript
6 13 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.59%) Perl
8 6 (4.20%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.80%) C++
9 4 (2.80%) Jython
10 3 (2.10%) PHP5
11 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.40%) Ruby
11 2 (1.40%) C
12 1 (0.70%) VB
12 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.70%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.70%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) Sun Certification
3 4 (2.80%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.10%) ISEB
5 2 (1.40%) OCP
5 2 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.40%) CISA
5 2 (1.40%) QiCA
5 2 (1.40%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.70%) HND
6 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.20%) QA
2 4 (2.80%) SLA
3 2 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.20%) vSphere
3 6 (4.20%) vCloud
4 4 (2.80%) zsh
4 4 (2.80%) SRDF
4 4 (2.80%) Xen
5 3 (2.10%) Firmware
6 2 (1.40%) Samba
6 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.40%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) Puppet
2 8 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.20%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.80%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.80%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.40%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.70%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.70%) Nagios
6 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.70%) StatsD
6 1 (0.70%) Graphite
Vendors
1 28 (19.58%) Oracle
2 22 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 19 (13.29%) VMware
4 13 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.59%) Sun
5 8 (5.59%) Cisco
5 8 (5.59%) EMC
6 6 (4.20%) HP
7 4 (2.80%) CA
8 3 (2.10%) Citrix
8 3 (2.10%) Teradata
9 2 (1.40%) Symantec
9 2 (1.40%) Remedy
9 2 (1.40%) Google
9 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.40%) BMC
9 2 (1.40%) CommVault
9 2 (1.40%) NetApp
9 2 (1.40%) Veritas
9 2 (1.40%) Dell
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