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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 82 75 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.62% 6.31% 3.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.80% 31.78% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 16
Average daily rate
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£418 £395 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +9.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
250 236 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.14% 19.87% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 116 74
Average daily rate £375 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £123 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 6
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 51 (39.84%) UNIX
2 44 (34.38%) Java
3 41 (32.03%) Windows
3 41 (32.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (30.47%) Red Hat
5 34 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (22.66%) SQL
7 27 (21.09%) Apache
8 26 (20.31%) Oracle
8 26 (20.31%) VMware
9 25 (19.53%) JBoss
10 24 (18.75%) Web Services
10 24 (18.75%) Perl
11 23 (17.97%) Finance
12 21 (16.41%) PHP
13 20 (15.63%) Banking
14 19 (14.84%) Tomcat
14 19 (14.84%) Python
15 18 (14.06%) Degree
16 17 (13.28%) Active Directory
16 17 (13.28%) C++
17 16 (12.50%) Big Data
18 15 (11.72%) Computer Science
18 15 (11.72%) Security Testing
19 14 (10.94%) WebSphere
20 13 (10.16%) WebLogic
20 13 (10.16%) EMC
20 13 (10.16%) Relational Database
21 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
21 12 (9.38%) Test Automation

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (21.09%) Apache
2 25 (19.53%) JBoss
3 19 (14.84%) Tomcat
4 14 (10.94%) WebSphere
5 13 (10.16%) WebLogic
6 9 (7.03%) IIS
7 5 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.91%) nginx
8 4 (3.13%) WordPress
9 3 (2.34%) ColdFusion
10 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.56%) CMS
10 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.78%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.03%) MS Office
3 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.78%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.56%) PaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Heroku
2 1 (0.78%) IaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.59%) SAN
2 10 (7.81%) DNS
2 10 (7.81%) LDAP
2 10 (7.81%) Firewall
3 7 (5.47%) DHCP
3 7 (5.47%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.69%) Internet
5 5 (3.91%) HTTP
6 4 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (3.13%) NAS
7 3 (2.34%) SSH
7 3 (2.34%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.56%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.56%) VPN
8 2 (1.56%) Intranet
8 2 (1.56%) Network Security
9 1 (0.78%) SSL
9 1 (0.78%) FTP
9 1 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.50%) Big Data
2 13 (10.16%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.13%) MySQL
4 4 (3.13%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.56%) DataStage
6 2 (1.56%) DB2
7 1 (0.78%) Informix
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Ant
1 9 (7.03%) JMeter
2 7 (5.47%) JUnit
2 7 (5.47%) JProfiler
2 7 (5.47%) VisualVM
3 6 (4.69%) Selenium
4 3 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.56%) Fiddler
5 2 (1.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.78%) Subversion
6 1 (0.78%) Maven
6 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.78%) Clang
6 1 (0.78%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.78%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.78%) GoogleTest
6 1 (0.78%) CMake
General
1 23 (17.97%) Finance
2 20 (15.63%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Retail
3 3 (2.34%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Electronics
4 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (21.88%) Administrator
2 23 (17.97%) Systems Administrator
3 18 (14.06%) Analyst
4 17 (13.28%) Developer
5 14 (10.94%) Software Engineer
6 9 (7.03%) Architect
6 9 (7.03%) Java Developer
6 9 (7.03%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.47%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Tester
8 7 (5.47%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.91%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Data Migration Analyst
10 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.75%) Web Services
2 9 (7.03%) XML
2 9 (7.03%) SOAP
3 8 (6.25%) HTML
3 8 (6.25%) J2EE
4 6 (4.69%) RESTful
5 5 (3.91%) JSON
5 5 (3.91%) Middleware
6 3 (2.34%) JSF
6 3 (2.34%) .NET
6 3 (2.34%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.56%) OAuth
7 2 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.56%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.56%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.78%) Spring
8 1 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.78%) STL
8 1 (0.78%) COM
8 1 (0.78%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.72%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.47%) Clustering
3 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.13%) Open Source
5 3 (2.34%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.56%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.56%) iPhone
6 2 (1.56%) iSeries
7 1 (0.78%) CESG
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) W3C
7 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (39.84%) UNIX
2 41 (32.03%) Windows
2 41 (32.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (9.38%) Solaris
4 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 8 (6.25%) Ubuntu
6 8 (6.25%) AIX
7 7 (5.47%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.13%) Android
10 3 (2.34%) zOS
11 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (11.72%) Security Testing
3 12 (9.38%) Software Engineering
3 12 (9.38%) Test Automation
4 8 (6.25%) Information Security
4 8 (6.25%) Web Development
4 8 (6.25%) SOA
5 7 (5.47%) ITIL
5 7 (5.47%) Migration
5 7 (5.47%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.47%) Product Management
5 7 (5.47%) Performance Engineering
6 6 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (4.69%) TDD
7 5 (3.91%) TOGAF
7 5 (3.91%) Software Testing
7 5 (3.91%) DevOps
7 5 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (3.13%) Data Migration
8 4 (3.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.38%) Java
2 29 (22.66%) SQL
3 24 (18.75%) Perl
4 21 (16.41%) PHP
5 19 (14.84%) Python
6 17 (13.28%) C++
7 7 (5.47%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.91%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.91%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.91%) PHP5
9 3 (2.34%) Ruby
10 2 (1.56%) Korn
10 2 (1.56%) C
10 2 (1.56%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.78%) VB
11 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.78%) MUMPS
11 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.78%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 18 (14.06%) Degree
2 7 (5.47%) RHCE
3 5 (3.91%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.78%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) SLA
1 2 (1.56%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.13%) vSphere
4 3 (2.34%) vCloud
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.78%) SRDF
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Puppet
2 3 (2.34%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.34%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (2.34%) SCCM
2 3 (2.34%) SCOM
2 3 (2.34%) SCSM
3 2 (1.56%) CA LISA
3 2 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.78%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.78%) StatsD
4 1 (0.78%) SELinux
4 1 (0.78%) Graphite
Vendors
1 39 (30.47%) Red Hat
2 26 (20.31%) Oracle
2 26 (20.31%) VMware
3 13 (10.16%) EMC
4 12 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 8 (6.25%) NetApp
6 7 (5.47%) IBM
7 5 (3.91%) Veritas
7 5 (3.91%) Sun
7 5 (3.91%) Cisco
7 5 (3.91%) TIBCO
7 5 (3.91%) Symantec
8 4 (3.13%) F5
9 3 (2.34%) Citrix
9 3 (2.34%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.56%) CA
10 2 (1.56%) HP
10 2 (1.56%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.78%) Google
11 1 (0.78%) Brocade
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