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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 38 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 48 60 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.94% 5.42% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.74% 31.91% 25.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 13
Average daily rate
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£394 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £285 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
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
194 188 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.93% 16.97% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 52 42
Average daily rate £325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £251 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 59 (41.26%) Windows
2 40 (27.97%) HTTP
3 39 (27.27%) Finance
4 38 (26.57%) Java
4 38 (26.57%) XML
4 38 (26.57%) UNIX
4 38 (26.57%) Red Hat
5 37 (25.87%) Project Management
5 37 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (24.48%) Waterfall
7 34 (23.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 33 (23.08%) Mac OS X
9 32 (22.38%) SOAP
9 32 (22.38%) Web Services
9 32 (22.38%) JSON
10 26 (18.18%) SAN
11 24 (16.78%) AIX
11 24 (16.78%) RESTful
12 23 (16.08%) VMware
13 22 (15.38%) HTML
13 22 (15.38%) JavaScript
13 22 (15.38%) CSS
14 20 (13.99%) Web Development
15 18 (12.59%) Oracle
16 17 (11.89%) IBM
16 17 (11.89%) Microsoft
16 17 (11.89%) Release Management
16 17 (11.89%) Open Source
17 16 (11.19%) EMC
17 16 (11.19%) Software Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 12 (8.39%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.99%) CICS
3 6 (4.20%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.50%) Apache
4 5 (3.50%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.80%) IIS
5 4 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.10%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.40%) WordPress
7 2 (1.40%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.70%) CMS
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.70%) nginx
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.70%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (5.59%) MS Office
2 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (2.80%) PaaS
1 4 (2.80%) Heroku
2 3 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.97%) HTTP
2 26 (18.18%) SAN
3 15 (10.49%) TCP/IP
4 14 (9.79%) DNS
5 12 (8.39%) SSL
5 12 (8.39%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (5.59%) NAS
7 6 (4.20%) Firewall
8 3 (2.10%) DHCP
9 2 (1.40%) VPN
9 2 (1.40%) Connectrix
9 2 (1.40%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.70%) Wireless
10 1 (0.70%) LDAP
10 1 (0.70%) Internet
10 1 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.79%) Relational Database
2 10 (6.99%) DB2
2 10 (6.99%) MySQL
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.40%) Informix
4 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Subversion
2 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.40%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.40%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.70%) ProC
4 1 (0.70%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.70%) Ant
4 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.70%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.70%) JIRA
4 1 (0.70%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.70%) Valgrind
4 1 (0.70%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.70%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.70%) CMake
General
1 39 (27.27%) Finance
2 14 (9.79%) Retail
3 11 (7.69%) Banking
4 8 (5.59%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.40%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (26.57%) Developer
2 18 (12.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (10.49%) Administrator
4 13 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (8.39%) Software Engineer
5 12 (8.39%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.39%) Front-End Developer
6 10 (6.99%) Designer
7 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Designer
7 8 (5.59%) Architect
8 7 (4.90%) Consultant
8 7 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.90%) Web Engineer
8 7 (4.90%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (4.20%) Lead Developer
9 6 (4.20%) Analyst
10 4 (2.80%) Ruby Developer
10 4 (2.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.80%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (26.57%) XML
2 32 (22.38%) Web Services
2 32 (22.38%) SOAP
2 32 (22.38%) JSON
3 24 (16.78%) RESTful
4 22 (15.38%) CSS
4 22 (15.38%) HTML
5 13 (9.09%) HTML5
5 13 (9.09%) CSS3
6 10 (6.99%) Java EE
7 7 (4.90%) Backbone.js
7 7 (4.90%) J2EE
8 6 (4.20%) Middleware
9 5 (3.50%) jQuery
10 4 (2.80%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.80%) .NET
11 3 (2.10%) EJB
11 3 (2.10%) XSLT
11 3 (2.10%) JavaBeans
11 3 (2.10%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.89%) Open Source
2 12 (8.39%) FMCG
3 9 (6.29%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.59%) Replication
4 8 (5.59%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (4.20%) Clustering
6 3 (2.10%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.10%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.40%) iPhone
8 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.70%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 59 (41.26%) Windows
2 38 (26.57%) UNIX
3 34 (23.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (23.08%) Mac OS X
5 24 (16.78%) AIX
6 13 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.99%) Solaris
8 8 (5.59%) zOS
8 8 (5.59%) SUSE
9 6 (4.20%) Android
10 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.80%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.80%) HPUX
11 3 (2.10%) OS/390
11 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (25.87%) Project Management
1 37 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (24.48%) Waterfall
3 20 (13.99%) Web Development
4 17 (11.89%) Release Management
5 16 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (11.19%) Software Engineering
6 15 (10.49%) Unit Testing
7 14 (9.79%) Business Transformation
8 13 (9.09%) Refactoring
9 12 (8.39%) Scrum
10 11 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
10 11 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (7.69%) Dependency Management
11 10 (6.99%) System Testing
11 10 (6.99%) Web Accessibility
11 10 (6.99%) Kalman Filter
11 10 (6.99%) ITIL
12 9 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 38 (26.57%) Java
2 22 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 12 (8.39%) SQL
4 10 (6.99%) Perl
5 7 (4.90%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.50%) PHP
7 4 (2.80%) Ruby
8 3 (2.10%) Korn
9 2 (1.40%) C++
9 2 (1.40%) Python
9 2 (1.40%) C-shell
9 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.40%) C
10 1 (0.70%) C#
10 1 (0.70%) VB
10 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.70%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 2 (1.40%) ISTQB
1 2 (1.40%) Degree
1 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (0.70%) ISEB
2 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
2 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) COBIT
1 4 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.10%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.99%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.29%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.59%) SRDF
6 2 (1.40%) vSphere
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.70%) Xen
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.70%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (2.80%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (2.10%) Puppet
2 3 (2.10%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.40%) nmon
3 2 (1.40%) SCOM
3 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.70%) Legato
4 1 (0.70%) Nagios
4 1 (0.70%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.70%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.70%) StatsD
4 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 38 (26.57%) Red Hat
2 23 (16.08%) VMware
3 18 (12.59%) Oracle
4 17 (11.89%) IBM
4 17 (11.89%) Microsoft
5 16 (11.19%) EMC
6 15 (10.49%) HP
7 13 (9.09%) JBoss
8 9 (6.29%) Cisco
9 4 (2.80%) Sun
9 4 (2.80%) NetApp
9 4 (2.80%) Symantec
10 3 (2.10%) Brocade
11 2 (1.40%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.40%) F5
11 2 (1.40%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.70%) Google
12 1 (0.70%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.70%) InterSystems
12 1 (0.70%) Apple
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