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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 24 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 84 76 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.96% 5.79% 5.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.43% 33.48% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 36
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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
244 227 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.32% 17.30% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 98 111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £226 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 53 (35.81%) Windows
2 48 (32.43%) Unix
2 48 (32.43%) Java
3 46 (31.08%) Oracle
3 46 (31.08%) Web Services
4 41 (27.70%) Data Centre
5 39 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (25.68%) Finance
7 33 (22.30%) Apache
8 30 (20.27%) AIX
9 29 (19.59%) Red Hat
10 26 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (16.89%) HTTP
12 24 (16.22%) SQL Server
12 24 (16.22%) WebSphere
13 23 (15.54%) Solaris
14 22 (14.86%) JavaScript
14 22 (14.86%) Microsoft
14 22 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (14.19%) Project Management
15 21 (14.19%) XML
15 21 (14.19%) Tomcat
15 21 (14.19%) Banking
16 20 (13.51%) SQL
16 20 (13.51%) Middleware
16 20 (13.51%) Waterfall
17 18 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
17 18 (12.16%) Unit Testing
17 18 (12.16%) DevOps

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 33 (22.30%) Apache
2 24 (16.22%) WebSphere
3 21 (14.19%) Tomcat
4 16 (10.81%) IIS
5 14 (9.46%) JBoss
6 12 (8.11%) nginx
7 9 (6.08%) MS Exchange
8 8 (5.41%) CICS
9 6 (4.05%) Confluence
10 4 (2.70%) Node.js
10 4 (2.70%) Skype for Business
10 4 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (2.03%) CMS
11 3 (2.03%) Drupal
11 3 (2.03%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (2.03%) iPlanet
11 3 (2.03%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (2.03%) WebSphere Process Server
12 2 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (1.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.35%) MS Office
1 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.68%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.73%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (4.73%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (4.73%) Amazon S3
2 7 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.70%) PaaS
5 3 (2.03%) Office 365
6 2 (1.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.68%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.89%) HTTP
2 16 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 15 (10.14%) DNS
4 13 (8.78%) SSL
5 8 (5.41%) SAN
6 7 (4.73%) Firewall
6 7 (4.73%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (4.05%) DHCP
8 5 (3.38%) LDAP
9 4 (2.70%) FTP
9 4 (2.70%) IPsec
9 4 (2.70%) LAN
9 4 (2.70%) VPN
9 4 (2.70%) WAN
10 2 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.35%) Network Security
10 2 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.46%) Relational Database
3 12 (8.11%) MySQL
3 12 (8.11%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.41%) DB2
5 7 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.03%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.35%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.35%) Big Data
8 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.35%) Informix
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.68%) HBase
9 1 (0.68%) Impala
9 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.68%) Redis
9 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) JIRA
2 9 (6.08%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.05%) JUnit
3 6 (4.05%) Mockito
4 5 (3.38%) Maven
4 5 (3.38%) Subversion
5 4 (2.70%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.70%) Selenium
5 4 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.03%) Ant
6 3 (2.03%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.03%) Log4j
6 3 (2.03%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.35%) Hudson
7 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.68%) Boxen
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
General
1 38 (25.68%) Finance
2 21 (14.19%) Banking
3 6 (4.05%) Law
4 5 (3.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (17.57%) Developer
2 16 (10.81%) Architect
3 15 (10.14%) Administrator
4 14 (9.46%) Analyst
4 14 (9.46%) Consultant
5 10 (6.76%) PHP Developer
5 10 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.73%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.05%) Applications Support
8 6 (4.05%) Unix Administrator
8 6 (4.05%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.38%) DBA
10 4 (2.70%) Environment Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.70%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (31.08%) Web Services
2 21 (14.19%) XML
3 20 (13.51%) Middleware
4 18 (12.16%) SOAP
5 16 (10.81%) JSON
5 16 (10.81%) RESTful
6 12 (8.11%) CSS
6 12 (8.11%) HTML
7 10 (6.76%) REST
8 9 (6.08%) CSS3
8 9 (6.08%) HTML5
9 8 (5.41%) Hibernate
9 8 (5.41%) jQuery
9 8 (5.41%) Spring
10 7 (4.73%) AngularJS
10 7 (4.73%) Java EE
10 7 (4.73%) Servlets
11 6 (4.05%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (4.05%) LAMP
12 5 (3.38%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 41 (27.70%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.05%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.38%) Private Cloud
3 5 (3.38%) User Experience
4 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.70%) Clustering
5 3 (2.03%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.03%) DataPower
6 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.35%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.35%) FMCG
6 2 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 53 (35.81%) Windows
2 48 (32.43%) Unix
3 30 (20.27%) AIX
4 26 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (15.54%) Solaris
6 16 (10.81%) HPUX
6 16 (10.81%) Mac OS X
6 16 (10.81%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.73%) zOS
8 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.03%) Mac OS X Server
9 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.68%) Debian
10 1 (0.68%) Fedora
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.35%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (14.19%) Project Management
5 20 (13.51%) Waterfall
6 18 (12.16%) Capacity Planning
6 18 (12.16%) DevOps
6 18 (12.16%) Unit Testing
7 15 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (10.14%) Software Engineering
8 14 (9.46%) Release Management
8 14 (9.46%) SDLC
8 14 (9.46%) Software Testing
8 14 (9.46%) System Testing
9 13 (8.78%) ITIL
9 13 (8.78%) Kalman Filter
9 13 (8.78%) Web Filtering
10 12 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (7.43%) Open Source
11 11 (7.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (32.43%) Java
2 22 (14.86%) JavaScript
3 20 (13.51%) SQL
4 14 (9.46%) PHP
5 9 (6.08%) Perl
6 7 (4.73%) C
6 7 (4.73%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.05%) PHP 5
8 5 (3.38%) AWK
8 5 (3.38%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.38%) Python
9 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.03%) sed
11 2 (1.35%) C#
11 2 (1.35%) C++
11 2 (1.35%) COBOL
11 2 (1.35%) Ruby
11 2 (1.35%) VBA
12 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (4.05%) Degree
2 4 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.03%) IISP
3 3 (2.03%) ISEB
4 2 (1.35%) CCNA
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.68%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.68%) MCITP
5 1 (0.68%) MCP
5 1 (0.68%) MCSA
5 1 (0.68%) MCSE
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.38%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (2.70%) Docker
4 4 (2.70%) SRDF
4 4 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.70%) Xen
5 2 (1.35%) Cygwin
5 2 (1.35%) HDFS
5 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.35%) Veritas File System
5 2 (1.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.68%) Firmware
6 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.68%) Samba
6 1 (0.68%) Varnish
6 1 (0.68%) vSphere
6 1 (0.68%) zsh
Systems Management
1 7 (4.73%) Puppet
2 6 (4.05%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (2.70%) Ansible
4 4 (2.70%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.35%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (1.35%) SCCM
5 2 (1.35%) SCOM
5 2 (1.35%) TADDM
6 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.68%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) Oozie
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.68%) vRealize
Vendors
1 46 (31.08%) Oracle
2 29 (19.59%) Red Hat
3 22 (14.86%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.78%) IBM
5 12 (8.11%) VMware
6 8 (5.41%) Veritas
7 7 (4.73%) Cisco
7 7 (4.73%) EMC
8 6 (4.05%) HP
9 5 (3.38%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.70%) Apple
11 2 (1.35%) Citrix
11 2 (1.35%) Facebook
11 2 (1.35%) Meraki
11 2 (1.35%) Sun
11 2 (1.35%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.35%) Twitter
11 2 (1.35%) Zend
12 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
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