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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 21 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 55 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.42% 8.30% 9.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.93% 33.33% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £177 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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 Glasgow region.

Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
167 204 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.49% 24.91% 23.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 83 83
Average daily rate £330 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £160 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 5
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £23.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 71 (54.62%) UNIX
2 70 (53.85%) Java
3 61 (46.92%) SQL
4 54 (41.54%) Finance
5 45 (34.62%) Perl
6 36 (27.69%) Windows
7 35 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (25.38%) Software Engineering
9 32 (24.62%) Spring
10 31 (23.85%) Relational Database
11 30 (23.08%) DB2
12 29 (22.31%) C#
13 28 (21.54%) RDBMS
14 27 (20.77%) SDLC
15 25 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (19.23%) OO
15 25 (19.23%) OOD
16 24 (18.46%) Oracle
16 24 (18.46%) Sybase
17 22 (16.92%) JUnit
17 22 (16.92%) JMS
17 22 (16.92%) J2SE
18 20 (15.38%) Banking
18 20 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
19 19 (14.62%) Oracle Database
19 19 (14.62%) VMware
20 17 (13.08%) C++
20 17 (13.08%) Red Hat
21 16 (12.31%) Shell Script
21 16 (12.31%) Front Office

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (5.38%) MQSeries
2 6 (4.62%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.31%) JBoss
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.54%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.54%) Apache
4 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.77%) CMS
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.77%) WordPress
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.77%) Node.js
5 1 (0.77%) concrete5
5 1 (0.77%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Loan IQ
2 2 (1.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.54%) Maximo
3 1 (0.77%) assyst
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) Engine Yard
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) SAN
2 2 (1.54%) Firewall
2 2 (1.54%) LDAP
2 2 (1.54%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.85%) Relational Database
2 30 (23.08%) DB2
3 28 (21.54%) RDBMS
4 19 (14.62%) Oracle Database
5 13 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (9.23%) SQL Server
7 11 (8.46%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (4.62%) KDB
9 5 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (3.85%) Big Data
9 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (3.08%) MySQL
11 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.54%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 2 (1.54%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.77%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 22 (16.92%) JUnit
2 9 (6.92%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.38%) Maven
4 6 (4.62%) JIRA
4 6 (4.62%) Hudson
5 4 (3.08%) Subversion
6 3 (2.31%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.31%) Selenium
6 3 (2.31%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.54%) FishEye
7 2 (1.54%) Ant
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.77%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.77%) Toad
8 1 (0.77%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.77%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.77%) ERwin
8 1 (0.77%) Bower
8 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
General
1 54 (41.54%) Finance
2 20 (15.38%) Banking
3 16 (12.31%) Front Office
4 11 (8.46%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.85%) Legal
6 2 (1.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.77%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 57 (43.85%) Developer
2 42 (32.31%) Java Developer
3 15 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 13 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (8.46%) Designer
6 9 (6.92%) Software Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (6.15%) Administrator
7 8 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) DBA
8 7 (5.38%) Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Solutions Designer
10 5 (3.85%) Technical Leader
11 4 (3.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 4 (3.08%) Technical Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (24.62%) Spring
2 22 (16.92%) J2SE
2 22 (16.92%) JMS
3 11 (8.46%) Middleware
4 10 (7.69%) .NET
5 6 (4.62%) Web Services
5 6 (4.62%) HTML
5 6 (4.62%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (3.85%) jQuery
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (3.08%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.08%) XML
7 4 (3.08%) CSS
7 4 (3.08%) JSP
8 3 (2.31%) RESTful
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (2.31%) JAX-RS
8 3 (2.31%) Ext JS
8 3 (2.31%) Java EE
9 2 (1.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.69%) Derivative
2 10 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
3 6 (4.62%) Equities
4 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.31%) CMDB
6 2 (1.54%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.54%) DTCC
6 2 (1.54%) SCADA
6 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.54%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.77%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.77%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.77%) iPad
7 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 71 (54.62%) UNIX
2 36 (27.69%) Windows
3 16 (12.31%) Solaris
3 16 (12.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (11.54%) AIX
5 4 (3.08%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.08%) SUSE
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.77%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (25.38%) Software Engineering
3 27 (20.77%) SDLC
4 25 (19.23%) OO
4 25 (19.23%) OOD
5 20 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (12.31%) Database Tuning
7 11 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (8.46%) Scrum
8 10 (7.69%) TDD
9 8 (6.15%) Data Modelling
9 8 (6.15%) ITIL
10 6 (4.62%) Wealth Management
10 6 (4.62%) Investment Management
10 6 (4.62%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.62%) BDD
11 5 (3.85%) Kanban
11 5 (3.85%) DevOps
11 5 (3.85%) SOA
12 4 (3.08%) UML
Programming Languages
1 70 (53.85%) Java
2 61 (46.92%) SQL
3 45 (34.62%) Perl
4 29 (22.31%) C#
5 17 (13.08%) C++
6 16 (12.31%) Shell Script
7 15 (11.54%) Python
8 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 9 (6.92%) Bash Shell
10 8 (6.15%) PL/SQL
11 7 (5.38%) Korn
12 4 (3.08%) Scala
13 3 (2.31%) C
14 2 (1.54%) Groovy
14 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.54%) Jython
14 2 (1.54%) Ruby
15 1 (0.77%) R
15 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.08%) Degree
4 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.77%) MCITP
5 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.77%) MCP
5 1 (0.77%) MCSE
5 1 (0.77%) CCNA
5 1 (0.77%) ISEB
5 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) vSphere
2 5 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.54%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.54%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.54%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.77%) Puppet
5 1 (0.77%) Ansible
5 1 (0.77%) logstash
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (0.77%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.77%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (18.46%) Oracle
1 24 (18.46%) Sybase
2 19 (14.62%) VMware
3 17 (13.08%) Red Hat
4 12 (9.23%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.08%) Sun
5 4 (3.08%) HP
5 4 (3.08%) Citrix
6 2 (1.54%) Symantec
6 2 (1.54%) Perforce
6 2 (1.54%) IBM
6 2 (1.54%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.54%) Dell
6 2 (1.54%) EMC
6 2 (1.54%) Cognos
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco
7 1 (0.77%) SAP
7 1 (0.77%) Misys
7 1 (0.77%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.77%) Informatica