The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 12 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing Linux 65 88 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 7.46% 12.66% 7.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.16% 42.51% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 63 25
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£381 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £140.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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 Glasgow region.

Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
166 207 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.06% 29.78% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 100 110
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £121 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Glasgow region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Glasgow region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 63 (54.78%) UNIX
2 62 (53.91%) Java
3 56 (48.70%) SQL
4 44 (38.26%) Perl
5 38 (33.04%) Finance
6 30 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (26.09%) Windows
7 29 (25.22%) Spring
8 28 (24.35%) RDBMS
8 28 (24.35%) Relational Database
9 26 (22.61%) DB2
10 25 (21.74%) Software Engineering
11 24 (20.87%) Oracle
12 23 (20.00%) C#
12 23 (20.00%) OO
13 22 (19.13%) OOD
13 22 (19.13%) Sybase
13 22 (19.13%) Performance Tuning
14 21 (18.26%) JUnit
14 21 (18.26%) JMS
14 21 (18.26%) J2SE
15 19 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (15.65%) Python
16 18 (15.65%) Banking
17 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
18 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
18 16 (13.91%) Oracle Database
19 15 (13.04%) Front Office
19 15 (13.04%) C++
20 14 (12.17%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 8 (6.96%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (4.35%) MQSeries
3 5 (4.35%) GlassFish
4 4 (3.48%) JBoss
5 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.87%) concrete5
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.87%) CMS
6 1 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.87%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Loan IQ
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.74%) Maximo
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.87%) assyst
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.74%) Route 53
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) SAN
2 5 (4.35%) Firewall
3 4 (3.48%) Network Security
3 4 (3.48%) IPsec
4 3 (2.61%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (2.61%) LDAP
4 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.74%) Wireshark
5 2 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.74%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.74%) SSL
6 1 (0.87%) NAS
6 1 (0.87%) IPv4
6 1 (0.87%) IPv6
6 1 (0.87%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.35%) RDBMS
1 28 (24.35%) Relational Database
2 26 (22.61%) DB2
3 16 (13.91%) Oracle Database
4 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (9.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (8.70%) SQL Server
7 6 (5.22%) MySQL
8 5 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (3.48%) Big Data
10 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (2.61%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (2.61%) KDB
11 2 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.74%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 2 (1.74%) Cognos Report Studio
12 1 (0.87%) Redis
12 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (18.26%) JUnit
2 6 (5.22%) Hudson
3 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (3.48%) Selenium
4 4 (3.48%) JIRA
4 4 (3.48%) Maven
5 3 (2.61%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.61%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.87%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.87%) Subversion
General
1 38 (33.04%) Finance
2 18 (15.65%) Banking
3 15 (13.04%) Front Office
4 11 (9.57%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.48%) Legal
6 1 (0.87%) Local Government
6 1 (0.87%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 53 (46.09%) Developer
2 36 (31.30%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.17%) Senior Developer
4 12 (10.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (9.57%) Designer
6 8 (6.96%) Integration Engineer
6 8 (6.96%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (6.96%) Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) Solutions Designer
7 7 (6.09%) Administrator
8 6 (5.22%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.35%) DBA
9 5 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
9 5 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (4.35%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.22%) Spring
2 21 (18.26%) JMS
2 21 (18.26%) J2SE
3 13 (11.30%) .NET
4 11 (9.57%) Web Services
5 8 (6.96%) JSP
5 8 (6.96%) HTML
5 8 (6.96%) Middleware
6 6 (5.22%) jQuery
6 6 (5.22%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (5.22%) CSS
7 5 (4.35%) JRuby
7 5 (4.35%) Oracle ADF
7 5 (4.35%) Hibernate
7 5 (4.35%) Java EE
7 5 (4.35%) Java EE 5
8 4 (3.48%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.61%) JAX-RS
9 3 (2.61%) RESTful
9 3 (2.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (6.96%) Derivative
3 8 (6.96%) Equities
4 4 (3.48%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.61%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) DTCC
6 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.74%) CMDB
6 2 (1.74%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.87%) iPad
7 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.87%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.87%) Clustering
7 1 (0.87%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 63 (54.78%) UNIX
2 30 (26.09%) Windows
3 14 (12.17%) Solaris
4 13 (11.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.83%) AIX
6 5 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.35%) SUSE
6 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.74%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.87%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.87%) HPUX
9 1 (0.87%) Debian
9 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.74%) Software Engineering
3 23 (20.00%) OO
4 22 (19.13%) OOD
4 22 (19.13%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (12.17%) Database Tuning
6 11 (9.57%) Scrum
7 9 (7.83%) ITIL
7 9 (7.83%) SOA
8 8 (6.96%) TDD
9 7 (6.09%) Data Modelling
9 7 (6.09%) Wealth Management
9 7 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.09%) Investment Management
10 5 (4.35%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.35%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.35%) UML
10 5 (4.35%) Performance Testing
10 5 (4.35%) Use Case
11 4 (3.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 62 (53.91%) Java
2 56 (48.70%) SQL
3 44 (38.26%) Perl
4 23 (20.00%) C#
5 18 (15.65%) Python
6 17 (14.78%) JavaScript
7 15 (13.04%) C++
8 11 (9.57%) Shell Script
9 7 (6.09%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.35%) Ruby
10 5 (4.35%) Jython
10 5 (4.35%) Groovy
11 4 (3.48%) Korn
11 4 (3.48%) Scala
12 3 (2.61%) C
13 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) Degree
4 4 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.61%) CCNA
5 3 (2.61%) MCSE
5 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.61%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.74%) GCIA
6 2 (1.74%) CCNP
6 2 (1.74%) PMP
6 2 (1.74%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.74%) CISSP
6 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.87%) ISEB
7 1 (0.87%) MCP
7 1 (0.87%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.48%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.74%) vSphere
4 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.74%) Nessus
2 2 (1.74%) Nmap
2 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.74%) logstash
2 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.87%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.87%) Netcool
3 1 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (0.87%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 24 (20.87%) Oracle
2 22 (19.13%) Sybase
3 13 (11.30%) Red Hat
4 11 (9.57%) VMware
5 7 (6.09%) Citrix
5 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.35%) Sun
7 4 (3.48%) HP
8 3 (2.61%) ForgeRock
9 2 (1.74%) Cognos
9 2 (1.74%) Veritas
9 2 (1.74%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.87%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.87%) Symantec
10 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.87%) Dell
10 1 (0.87%) EMC
10 1 (0.87%) Misys
10 1 (0.87%) Cisco
10 1 (0.87%) IBM