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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 68 95 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.63% 7.72% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.42% 39.58% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 63 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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
248 240 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.87% 19.51% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 136 51
Average daily rate £350 £375 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £123 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.09% +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 (33.56%) UNIX
2 41 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (26.71%) Red Hat
4 38 (26.03%) Windows
5 36 (24.66%) SQL
6 34 (23.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (21.92%) Finance
8 27 (18.49%) Java
9 25 (17.12%) Oracle
10 23 (15.75%) VMware
10 23 (15.75%) Apache
11 22 (15.07%) JBoss
11 22 (15.07%) Solaris
11 22 (15.07%) Web Services
11 22 (15.07%) Banking
11 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (14.38%) Migration
12 21 (14.38%) EMC
13 20 (13.70%) XML
13 20 (13.70%) Firewall
14 18 (12.33%) JavaScript
14 18 (12.33%) SAN
15 17 (11.64%) AIX
16 15 (10.27%) Software Engineering
16 15 (10.27%) Relational Database
17 14 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (9.59%) WebSphere
18 13 (8.90%) TDD
18 13 (8.90%) Ant

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 23 (15.75%) Apache
2 22 (15.07%) JBoss
3 14 (9.59%) WebSphere
4 13 (8.90%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.48%) WordPress
5 8 (5.48%) nginx
6 7 (4.79%) IIS
7 6 (4.11%) WebLogic
8 5 (3.42%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (3.42%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (2.74%) CICS
9 4 (2.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
10 3 (2.05%) SAS
10 3 (2.05%) ColdFusion
11 2 (1.37%) ArcGIS
11 2 (1.37%) CMS
12 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) MS Office
2 2 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.37%) PaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Heroku
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.70%) Firewall
2 18 (12.33%) SAN
3 12 (8.22%) LDAP
4 11 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (6.85%) DNS
6 9 (6.16%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (6.16%) HTTP
7 8 (5.48%) DHCP
8 7 (4.79%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.79%) Network Security
9 6 (4.11%) Internet
9 6 (4.11%) 802.11
10 3 (2.05%) SSL
10 3 (2.05%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.05%) LAN
10 3 (2.05%) WAN
11 2 (1.37%) Kerberos
12 1 (0.68%) VPN
12 1 (0.68%) FTP
12 1 (0.68%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.11%) DB2
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.74%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.05%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 3 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.37%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.37%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) Redis
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.68%) DataStage
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) Informix
Development Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Ant
2 10 (6.85%) Selenium
2 10 (6.85%) Artifactory
3 9 (6.16%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.16%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.48%) Subversion
4 8 (5.48%) Maven
4 8 (5.48%) JIRA
4 8 (5.48%) JUnit
5 5 (3.42%) Hudson
6 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.74%) Introscope
7 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.68%) JMeter
8 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.68%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
General
1 32 (21.92%) Finance
2 22 (15.07%) Banking
3 5 (3.42%) Retail
4 4 (2.74%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (17.12%) Administrator
2 23 (15.75%) Analyst
3 22 (15.07%) Developer
4 14 (9.59%) Java Developer
5 13 (8.90%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (8.90%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (5.48%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (5.48%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (5.48%) Architect
7 8 (5.48%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.79%) Consultant
8 7 (4.79%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.11%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (3.42%) Deployment Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.74%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.74%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (2.74%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.07%) Web Services
2 20 (13.70%) XML
3 12 (8.22%) SOAP
4 10 (6.85%) HTML
4 10 (6.85%) J2EE
5 9 (6.16%) JSON
5 9 (6.16%) RESTful
6 8 (5.48%) CSS
7 7 (4.79%) DOM
7 7 (4.79%) JAXB
8 6 (4.11%) Middleware
9 3 (2.05%) Spring
9 3 (2.05%) .NET
10 2 (1.37%) Ajax
10 2 (1.37%) Java EE
10 2 (1.37%) JMS
10 2 (1.37%) jQuery
10 2 (1.37%) Google Maps API
10 2 (1.37%) OAuth
10 2 (1.37%) KML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.48%) Device Driver
2 8 (5.48%) Clustering
2 8 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.42%) iSeries
3 5 (3.42%) Statistics
4 4 (2.74%) LPAR
5 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.05%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.37%) GIS
6 2 (1.37%) Open Source
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.68%) Blog
7 1 (0.68%) CESG
7 1 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 49 (33.56%) UNIX
2 38 (26.03%) Windows
3 34 (23.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (15.07%) Solaris
5 17 (11.64%) AIX
6 10 (6.85%) HPUX
6 10 (6.85%) Mac OS X
7 7 (4.79%) zOS
7 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.74%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.08%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (14.38%) Migration
4 15 (10.27%) Software Engineering
5 13 (8.90%) TDD
6 12 (8.22%) Web Development
7 11 (7.53%) Change Management
8 10 (6.85%) ITIL
8 10 (6.85%) DevOps
9 9 (6.16%) Unit Testing
9 9 (6.16%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.48%) Performance Testing
10 8 (5.48%) Refactoring
10 8 (5.48%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (4.79%) Linux Kernel Development
11 7 (4.79%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.79%) BDD
12 6 (4.11%) Waterfall
12 6 (4.11%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.66%) SQL
2 27 (18.49%) Java
3 18 (12.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.85%) Perl
4 10 (6.85%) PHP
5 8 (5.48%) PHP5
6 7 (4.79%) Python
6 7 (4.79%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.74%) Jython
8 3 (2.05%) Ruby
8 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) MUMPS
10 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.68%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (8.22%) Degree
2 7 (4.79%) RHCE
3 6 (4.11%) Sun Certification
4 4 (2.74%) ISEB
4 4 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (2.74%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.37%) OCP
5 2 (1.37%) CISA
5 2 (1.37%) QiCA
5 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.68%) HND
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.11%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
2 2 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.16%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (2.74%) NFS
4 4 (2.74%) Xen
5 3 (2.05%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.05%) Firmware
6 2 (1.37%) Samba
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.68%) SRDF
7 1 (0.68%) zsh
Systems Management
1 6 (4.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (3.42%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.42%) Puppet
3 4 (2.74%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.37%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.68%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.68%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.68%) StatsD
6 1 (0.68%) SELinux
6 1 (0.68%) Graphite
Vendors
1 39 (26.71%) Red Hat
2 25 (17.12%) Oracle
3 23 (15.75%) VMware
4 21 (14.38%) EMC
5 9 (6.16%) NetApp
6 8 (5.48%) Sun
7 7 (4.79%) HP
7 7 (4.79%) Veritas
8 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
9 5 (3.42%) CA
9 5 (3.42%) Cisco
10 4 (2.74%) Citrix
10 4 (2.74%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.74%) F5
11 3 (2.05%) Teradata
11 3 (2.05%) Dell
11 3 (2.05%) Sybase
12 2 (1.37%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.37%) CommVault
12 2 (1.37%) Google
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