The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 24 25 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 95 75 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.66% 5.18% 8.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.67% 29.64% 42.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 32 76
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
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
300 253 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.04% 17.48% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 125 142
Median daily rate £387 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 13
Median hourly rate - £39.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 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 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Linux.

1 76 (36.89%) Windows
2 69 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (33.01%) Unix
3 68 (33.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 64 (31.07%) Java
4 64 (31.07%) Finance
5 51 (24.76%) Web Services
6 47 (22.82%) Oracle
7 44 (21.36%) Red Hat
8 43 (20.87%) SQL
8 43 (20.87%) Python
8 43 (20.87%) Data Centre
9 42 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (20.39%) Solaris
10 37 (17.96%) Migration
10 37 (17.96%) VMware
11 36 (17.48%) SQL Server
11 36 (17.48%) Perl
11 36 (17.48%) DevOps
12 35 (16.99%) Jenkins
12 35 (16.99%) JavaScript
13 33 (16.02%) AIX
13 33 (16.02%) Disclosure Scotland
14 32 (15.53%) Apache
15 29 (14.08%) Microsoft
15 29 (14.08%) Windows Server
16 28 (13.59%) Middleware
17 27 (13.11%) Configuration Management
17 27 (13.11%) WebSphere
18 26 (12.62%) HTML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (15.53%) Apache
2 27 (13.11%) WebSphere
3 20 (9.71%) Tomcat
4 16 (7.77%) JBoss
5 12 (5.83%) MS Exchange
6 11 (5.34%) IIS
6 11 (5.34%) nginx
6 11 (5.34%) Node.js
6 11 (5.34%) Skype for Business
7 6 (2.91%) CICS
7 6 (2.91%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.43%) Confluence
8 5 (2.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.94%) ColdFusion
9 4 (1.94%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.94%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.94%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.94%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (1.46%) GeoServer
10 3 (1.46%) iPlanet
Applications
1 18 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.97%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.80%) PaaS
4 7 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.40%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (3.40%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.97%) IaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.49%) Office 365
7 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.17%) HTTP
2 17 (8.25%) DNS
3 13 (6.31%) LDAP
3 13 (6.31%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.83%) DHCP
4 12 (5.83%) SAN
5 10 (4.85%) SSL
6 9 (4.37%) Firewall
7 6 (2.91%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (2.43%) LAN
9 4 (1.94%) Skype
9 4 (1.94%) SSH
9 4 (1.94%) WAN
10 3 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.97%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.97%) Internet
11 2 (0.97%) IPsec
11 2 (0.97%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.97%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.77%) Relational Database
3 15 (7.28%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.83%) NoSQL
4 12 (5.83%) Oracle Database
5 9 (4.37%) MySQL
6 6 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.43%) GIS
7 5 (2.43%) Informix
8 4 (1.94%) DB2
8 4 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.46%) QGIS
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.49%) Big Data
10 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.49%) Impala
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (16.99%) Jenkins
2 20 (9.71%) Subversion
3 18 (8.74%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.31%) TeamCity
5 11 (5.34%) Hudson
5 11 (5.34%) MSBuild
5 11 (5.34%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (4.85%) JIRA
7 9 (4.37%) Maven
8 7 (3.40%) Bower
8 7 (3.40%) Selenium
9 6 (2.91%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.94%) Ant
11 4 (1.94%) Introscope
12 3 (1.46%) DBeaver
12 3 (1.46%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.46%) JUnit
12 3 (1.46%) Mockito
12 3 (1.46%) NetBeans
General
1 64 (31.07%) Finance
2 20 (9.71%) Banking
3 15 (7.28%) Legal
4 6 (2.91%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.91%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (15.53%) Developer
2 27 (13.11%) Administrator
3 23 (11.17%) Architect
4 19 (9.22%) Consultant
4 19 (9.22%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (6.80%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (6.80%) Unix Administrator
7 11 (5.34%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (5.34%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.85%) Build Engineer
8 10 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (4.85%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.85%) PHP Developer
9 9 (4.37%) Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.88%) Build Automation Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) Linux Administrator
11 7 (3.40%) Azure Architect
11 7 (3.40%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (24.76%) Web Services
2 28 (13.59%) Middleware
3 26 (12.62%) HTML
4 23 (11.17%) CSS
5 20 (9.71%) XML
6 17 (8.25%) SOAP
7 16 (7.77%) AngularJS
7 16 (7.77%) Java EE
7 16 (7.77%) jQuery
8 15 (7.28%) JSON
8 15 (7.28%) RESTful
9 8 (3.88%) Sass
10 7 (3.40%) CSS3
10 7 (3.40%) Flask
10 7 (3.40%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.40%) HTML5
11 6 (2.91%) OAuth
11 6 (2.91%) REST
12 5 (2.43%) LAMP
12 5 (2.43%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (20.87%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.85%) Clustering
2 10 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.37%) Private Cloud
4 8 (3.88%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.91%) Hedge funds
5 6 (2.91%) PKI
6 5 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.94%) User Experience
8 3 (1.46%) DataPower
9 2 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.97%) CMDB
9 2 (0.97%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.49%) Informatics
10 1 (0.49%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.49%) Replication
10 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 76 (36.89%) Windows
2 68 (33.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 68 (33.01%) Unix
3 42 (20.39%) Solaris
4 33 (16.02%) AIX
5 29 (14.08%) Windows Server
6 24 (11.65%) HPUX
7 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (7.28%) Mac OS X
9 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (3.88%) Windows 7
11 6 (2.91%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.94%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.94%) zOS
13 1 (0.49%) Android
13 1 (0.49%) CentOS
13 1 (0.49%) Fedora
13 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (33.50%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (20.39%) Continuous Integration
3 37 (17.96%) Migration
4 36 (17.48%) DevOps
5 27 (13.11%) Configuration Management
6 25 (12.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (9.71%) Waterfall
8 19 (9.22%) Change Management
8 19 (9.22%) ITIL
8 19 (9.22%) Project Management
8 19 (9.22%) Unit Testing
9 16 (7.77%) Software Engineering
9 16 (7.77%) Software Testing
10 15 (7.28%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (7.28%) Kanban
11 14 (6.80%) BDD
11 14 (6.80%) Open Source
11 14 (6.80%) System Testing
11 14 (6.80%) Web Development
12 13 (6.31%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (31.07%) Java
2 43 (20.87%) Python
2 43 (20.87%) SQL
3 36 (17.48%) Perl
4 35 (16.99%) JavaScript
5 21 (10.19%) PowerShell
6 18 (8.74%) PHP
7 15 (7.28%) Ruby
8 10 (4.85%) C++
8 10 (4.85%) Shell Script
9 9 (4.37%) Bash Shell
9 9 (4.37%) Bourne shell
10 8 (3.88%) CoffeeScript
10 8 (3.88%) Korn
10 8 (3.88%) VBA
11 7 (3.40%) PHP 5
11 7 (3.40%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.46%) C#
13 1 (0.49%) C
13 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (1.94%) ISEB
1 4 (1.94%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.46%) CCNP
2 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.46%) Degree
2 3 (1.46%) IISP
2 3 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (0.97%) VCAP
3 2 (0.97%) VCP6
4 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 20 (9.71%) Active Directory
1 20 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.28%) Docker
3 13 (6.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (3.88%) Veritas File System
4 8 (3.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (3.40%) SRDF
6 4 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.94%) XenApp
6 4 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.46%) vSphere
8 2 (0.97%) Xen
9 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.49%) HDFS
9 1 (0.49%) zsh
Systems Management
1 22 (10.68%) Puppet
2 19 (9.22%) Ansible
3 14 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.37%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (3.88%) TADDM
6 7 (3.40%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.91%) Nagios
7 6 (2.91%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (2.43%) vRealize
9 4 (1.94%) CA Wily
10 3 (1.46%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.97%) SCCM
12 1 (0.49%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.49%) MAINVIEW
12 1 (0.49%) Oozie
Vendors
1 47 (22.82%) Oracle
2 44 (21.36%) Red Hat
3 37 (17.96%) VMware
4 29 (14.08%) Microsoft
5 20 (9.71%) Veritas
6 12 (5.83%) Citrix
7 11 (5.34%) Splunk
8 10 (4.85%) Cisco
8 10 (4.85%) IBM
9 8 (3.88%) HP
10 7 (3.40%) EMC
11 4 (1.94%) CA
11 4 (1.94%) Sun
12 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.46%) SAP
13 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.97%) F5
13 2 (0.97%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.97%) Sybase
13 2 (0.97%) TIBCO
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