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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 16 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 71 106 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.80% 8.32% 4.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.87% 40.61% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 79 11
Average daily rate
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£380 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
216 261 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.61% 20.49% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 150 41
Average daily rate £340 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £131 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 49 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.91%) UNIX
3 32 (22.70%) Windows
4 28 (19.86%) Oracle
5 27 (19.15%) Java
5 27 (19.15%) SQL
5 27 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (17.73%) Red Hat
7 23 (16.31%) Finance
8 21 (14.89%) XML
8 21 (14.89%) TDD
9 20 (14.18%) Migration
10 19 (13.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (12.77%) Software Engineering
11 18 (12.77%) Solaris
12 16 (11.35%) Web Services
12 16 (11.35%) JavaScript
12 16 (11.35%) Firewall
13 15 (10.64%) VMware
13 15 (10.64%) PHP
13 15 (10.64%) Python
14 14 (9.93%) Oracle Database
15 13 (9.22%) Jenkins
15 13 (9.22%) Degree
15 13 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (9.22%) SDLC
15 13 (9.22%) Banking
15 13 (9.22%) AIX
15 13 (9.22%) EMC
16 12 (8.51%) SAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (7.80%) JBoss
1 11 (7.80%) Apache
2 8 (5.67%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.84%) WordPress
3 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.84%) CICS
4 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.13%) SAS
4 3 (2.13%) nginx
5 2 (1.42%) Confluence
5 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.42%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.42%) CMS
6 1 (0.71%) Lync
6 1 (0.71%) PowerExchange
6 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (3.55%) MS Office
2 2 (1.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.35%) Firewall
2 12 (8.51%) SAN
3 10 (7.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (7.09%) DNS
4 9 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (5.67%) DHCP
5 8 (5.67%) HTTP
6 7 (4.96%) Network Security
7 6 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.26%) 802.11
8 5 (3.55%) LDAP
9 4 (2.84%) LAN
10 3 (2.13%) WAN
10 3 (2.13%) VPN
10 3 (2.13%) SSL
10 3 (2.13%) Internet
11 2 (1.42%) SSH
11 2 (1.42%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (1.42%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.93%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.55%) DB2
5 4 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.84%) Redis
5 4 (2.84%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.84%) MySQL
6 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.13%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 2 (1.42%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.42%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.71%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (9.22%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.80%) Hudson
2 11 (7.80%) Ant
2 11 (7.80%) Subversion
3 10 (7.09%) Maven
3 10 (7.09%) JIRA
3 10 (7.09%) Artifactory
4 9 (6.38%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.67%) WebDriver
5 8 (5.67%) Selenium
6 7 (4.96%) JUnit
7 5 (3.55%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.84%) Introscope
8 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.42%) JMeter
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.71%) HttpUnit
10 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (16.31%) Finance
2 13 (9.22%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Legal
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (22.70%) Developer
2 22 (15.60%) Analyst
3 14 (9.93%) Administrator
4 12 (8.51%) Java Developer
4 12 (8.51%) Software Engineer
4 12 (8.51%) Python Developer
5 8 (5.67%) Project Manager
6 7 (4.96%) Architect
7 6 (4.26%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (4.26%) Server Administrator
8 5 (3.55%) Security Engineer
8 5 (3.55%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.55%) Quality Engineer
8 5 (3.55%) Consultant
9 4 (2.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Administrator
9 4 (2.84%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.89%) XML
2 16 (11.35%) Web Services
3 11 (7.80%) JAXB
3 11 (7.80%) HTML
3 11 (7.80%) J2EE
3 11 (7.80%) DOM
4 9 (6.38%) CSS
5 8 (5.67%) SOAP
5 8 (5.67%) Middleware
6 5 (3.55%) Java EE
6 5 (3.55%) RESTful
7 4 (2.84%) JSON
7 4 (2.84%) Spring
8 2 (1.42%) Ajax
8 2 (1.42%) .NET
8 2 (1.42%) KML
8 2 (1.42%) OAuth
8 2 (1.42%) jQuery
8 2 (1.42%) Google Maps API
8 2 (1.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.67%) Device Driver
4 7 (4.96%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.26%) Statistics
6 4 (2.84%) LPAR
7 3 (2.13%) iSeries
7 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.42%) GIS
8 2 (1.42%) iPhone
9 1 (0.71%) Blog
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.71%) Clustering
9 1 (0.71%) CESG
9 1 (0.71%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.91%) UNIX
2 32 (22.70%) Windows
3 19 (13.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (12.77%) Solaris
5 13 (9.22%) AIX
6 8 (5.67%) HPUX
7 5 (3.55%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.55%) zOS
8 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.13%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.13%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.42%) Android
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (14.89%) TDD
4 20 (14.18%) Migration
5 18 (12.77%) Software Engineering
6 13 (9.22%) SDLC
7 12 (8.51%) Performance Testing
8 10 (7.09%) Configuration Management
8 10 (7.09%) Change Management
9 9 (6.38%) Web Development
10 8 (5.67%) Product Management
10 8 (5.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (4.96%) Linux Kernel Development
11 7 (4.96%) Test Automation
11 7 (4.96%) BDD
11 7 (4.96%) Change Control
12 6 (4.26%) Multithreading
12 6 (4.26%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.26%) ITIL
12 6 (4.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.15%) Java
1 27 (19.15%) SQL
2 16 (11.35%) JavaScript
3 15 (10.64%) PHP
3 15 (10.64%) Python
4 8 (5.67%) Perl
5 6 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.26%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.84%) Jython
7 3 (2.13%) PHP5
8 2 (1.42%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.42%) Ruby
8 2 (1.42%) C++
9 1 (0.71%) C
9 1 (0.71%) VB
9 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.71%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.71%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 13 (9.22%) Degree
2 4 (2.84%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (2.84%) A+ Certification
2 4 (2.84%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.13%) ISEB
4 2 (1.42%) OCP
4 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.42%) CISA
4 2 (1.42%) QiCA
4 2 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.71%) HND
5 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (2.84%) SRDF
4 4 (2.84%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.84%) Xen
4 4 (2.84%) NFS
4 4 (2.84%) zsh
5 3 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.13%) Firmware
6 2 (1.42%) Samba
6 2 (1.42%) vSphere
6 2 (1.42%) vCloud
6 2 (1.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) Puppet
2 8 (5.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 8 (5.67%) NetBackup
2 8 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.84%) CA Wily
3 4 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.42%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.71%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.71%) Nagios
5 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.71%) StatsD
5 1 (0.71%) Graphite
Vendors
1 28 (19.86%) Oracle
2 25 (17.73%) Red Hat
3 15 (10.64%) VMware
4 13 (9.22%) EMC
5 8 (5.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.96%) Sun
6 7 (4.96%) HP
6 7 (4.96%) Cisco
7 5 (3.55%) Veritas
8 4 (2.84%) Teradata
8 4 (2.84%) CA
9 3 (2.13%) Citrix
9 3 (2.13%) Sybase
9 3 (2.13%) Dell
10 2 (1.42%) BMC
10 2 (1.42%) CommVault
10 2 (1.42%) NetApp
10 2 (1.42%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.42%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.42%) Google
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