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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 78 74 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.67% 6.45% 5.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.51% 31.90% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 21
Average daily rate
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£408 £390 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.48% +41.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £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 £36.50 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
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
226 232 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.42% 20.21% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 117 66
Average daily rate £350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £123 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.42 £10.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.28% -19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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 60 (44.44%) UNIX
2 47 (34.81%) Java
3 44 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (30.37%) Red Hat
6 33 (24.44%) Windows
7 31 (22.96%) SQL
8 30 (22.22%) Oracle
9 26 (19.26%) Web Services
9 26 (19.26%) Apache
10 24 (17.78%) JBoss
10 24 (17.78%) Finance
10 24 (17.78%) VMware
11 23 (17.04%) Perl
12 21 (15.56%) PHP
13 20 (14.81%) Solaris
13 20 (14.81%) Degree
14 19 (14.07%) Banking
14 19 (14.07%) Python
14 19 (14.07%) EMC
15 18 (13.33%) Computer Science
16 16 (11.85%) Migration
16 16 (11.85%) Tomcat
16 16 (11.85%) Test Automation
16 16 (11.85%) Big Data
17 15 (11.11%) C++
17 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
17 15 (11.11%) SAN
17 15 (11.11%) Security Testing
18 13 (9.63%) WebSphere

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 26 (19.26%) Apache
2 24 (17.78%) JBoss
3 16 (11.85%) Tomcat
4 13 (9.63%) WebSphere
5 11 (8.15%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.93%) IIS
7 5 (3.70%) nginx
8 4 (2.96%) WordPress
8 4 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.22%) ColdFusion
10 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.48%) CMS
10 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.44%) MS Office
3 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.74%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.48%) PaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Heroku
2 1 (0.74%) IaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.11%) SAN
2 12 (8.89%) LDAP
3 11 (8.15%) DNS
4 9 (6.67%) Firewall
5 8 (5.93%) DHCP
5 8 (5.93%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.44%) Internet
7 5 (3.70%) HTTP
8 4 (2.96%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.22%) BIG-IP
9 3 (2.22%) SSH
9 3 (2.22%) NAS
10 2 (1.48%) Network Security
10 2 (1.48%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.48%) VPN
10 2 (1.48%) Intranet
11 1 (0.74%) SSL
11 1 (0.74%) FTP
11 1 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) Big Data
2 12 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.96%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.22%) MySQL
6 2 (1.48%) DB2
6 2 (1.48%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.48%) DataStage
7 1 (0.74%) Informix
7 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (8.15%) Ant
2 10 (7.41%) Selenium
3 9 (6.67%) JUnit
3 9 (6.67%) JMeter
4 7 (5.19%) JProfiler
4 7 (5.19%) VisualVM
5 5 (3.70%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.96%) JIRA
7 3 (2.22%) Maven
7 3 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.48%) Hudson
8 2 (1.48%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.48%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.74%) Subversion
9 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (17.78%) Finance
2 19 (14.07%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Retail
3 3 (2.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (22.96%) Administrator
2 23 (17.04%) Systems Administrator
3 22 (16.30%) Developer
4 21 (15.56%) Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Java Developer
6 12 (8.89%) UNIX Administrator
7 9 (6.67%) Test Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) Architect
7 9 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Tester
9 7 (5.19%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (5.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.70%) Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.26%) Web Services
2 12 (8.89%) XML
3 11 (8.15%) HTML
4 9 (6.67%) J2EE
4 9 (6.67%) SOAP
5 6 (4.44%) RESTful
6 5 (3.70%) JSON
7 4 (2.96%) JAXB
7 4 (2.96%) DOM
8 3 (2.22%) CSS
8 3 (2.22%) Middleware
8 3 (2.22%) Application Packaging
8 3 (2.22%) JSF
9 2 (1.48%) OAuth
9 2 (1.48%) X-Windows
9 2 (1.48%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.48%) Spring
9 2 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.48%) JMS
9 2 (1.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.19%) Clustering
4 3 (2.22%) Credit Risk
4 3 (2.22%) Open Source
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.48%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.48%) iPhone
5 2 (1.48%) iSeries
6 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.74%) CESG
6 1 (0.74%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.74%) W3C
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) User Experience
6 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 60 (44.44%) UNIX
2 42 (31.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (24.44%) Windows
4 20 (14.81%) Solaris
5 13 (9.63%) AIX
6 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.93%) HPUX
8 7 (5.19%) Mac OS X
8 7 (5.19%) Windows 7
8 7 (5.19%) Ubuntu
9 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.22%) Android
11 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.48%) zOS
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.85%) Migration
2 16 (11.85%) Test Automation
3 15 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 11 (8.15%) Product Management
5 9 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 9 (6.67%) Web Development
6 8 (5.93%) Information Security
6 8 (5.93%) Change Management
6 8 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (5.19%) Performance Engineering
7 7 (5.19%) ITIL
7 7 (5.19%) SOA
7 7 (5.19%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.19%) TDD
8 6 (4.44%) Performance Testing
9 5 (3.70%) DevOps
9 5 (3.70%) TOGAF
10 4 (2.96%) Refactoring
10 4 (2.96%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.81%) Java
2 31 (22.96%) SQL
3 23 (17.04%) Perl
4 21 (15.56%) PHP
5 19 (14.07%) Python
6 15 (11.11%) C++
7 8 (5.93%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.93%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.70%) PHP5
9 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.22%) Ruby
10 1 (0.74%) Korn
10 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.74%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.74%) C
10 1 (0.74%) MUMPS
10 1 (0.74%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.74%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 20 (14.81%) Degree
2 7 (5.19%) RHCE
3 6 (4.44%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.74%) ISEB
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.22%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.22%) vCloud
7 2 (1.48%) vSphere
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.48%) NFS
7 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.96%) NetBackup
1 4 (2.96%) Puppet
2 3 (2.22%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (2.22%) SCCM
2 3 (2.22%) SCOM
2 3 (2.22%) SCSM
3 2 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.48%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.74%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.74%) StatsD
4 1 (0.74%) SELinux
4 1 (0.74%) Graphite
Vendors
1 41 (30.37%) Red Hat
2 30 (22.22%) Oracle
3 24 (17.78%) VMware
4 19 (14.07%) EMC
5 11 (8.15%) Veritas
6 8 (5.93%) Sun
7 7 (5.19%) HP
7 7 (5.19%) Microsoft
7 7 (5.19%) NetApp
8 6 (4.44%) IBM
9 5 (3.70%) TIBCO
9 5 (3.70%) Symantec
10 4 (2.96%) F5
10 4 (2.96%) Cisco
11 3 (2.22%) Citrix
11 3 (2.22%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.48%) CA
12 2 (1.48%) Dell
12 2 (1.48%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.48%) 3PAR
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