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 21 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 19 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 34 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.88% 6.97% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 27.92% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 12
Average daily rate
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£425 £395 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +81.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
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
136 154 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 19.51% 24.96% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 76 66
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £190 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.33 £160.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.79% +856.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £9.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £160.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014, 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 60 (60.00%) UNIX
2 59 (59.00%) Java
3 39 (39.00%) Finance
4 33 (33.00%) SQL
5 31 (31.00%) Perl
6 30 (30.00%) Windows
6 30 (30.00%) Relational Database
7 27 (27.00%) DB2
8 26 (26.00%) JavaScript
8 26 (26.00%) OO
9 25 (25.00%) RDBMS
10 23 (23.00%) Multithreading
11 16 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (15.00%) Spring
12 15 (15.00%) HTML
12 15 (15.00%) Sybase
13 14 (14.00%) AIX
14 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
14 13 (13.00%) Front Office
14 13 (13.00%) Data Analysis
15 12 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (12.00%) Banking
16 11 (11.00%) Degree
16 11 (11.00%) Oracle
17 10 (10.00%) XML
17 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
17 10 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
18 9 (9.00%) Middleware
18 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (2.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (2.00%) GemFire
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (2.00%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (1.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.00%) JBoss
2 1 (1.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.00%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.00%) SAN
3 4 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (2.00%) DNS
4 2 (2.00%) Network Security
4 2 (2.00%) NAS
5 1 (1.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.00%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (1.00%) LDAP
5 1 (1.00%) WAN
5 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.00%) IPsec
5 1 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 27 (27.00%) DB2
3 25 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 7 (7.00%) KDB
5 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.00%) MySQL
6 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) JUnit
2 4 (4.00%) Ant
2 4 (4.00%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (2.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.00%) RSpec
3 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 39 (39.00%) Finance
2 13 (13.00%) Front Office
3 12 (12.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.00%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 63 (63.00%) Developer
2 38 (38.00%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.00%) Database Developer
4 7 (7.00%) Analyst
5 4 (4.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.00%) Applications Support
5 4 (4.00%) Administrator
5 4 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
6 3 (3.00%) DB2 Developer
6 3 (3.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (3.00%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (3.00%) Test Specialist
6 3 (3.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (3.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (3.00%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (3.00%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (3.00%) Security Specialist
6 3 (3.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (3.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.00%) HTML
1 15 (15.00%) Spring
2 10 (10.00%) XML
3 9 (9.00%) Middleware
4 7 (7.00%) JMS
4 7 (7.00%) JSP
5 6 (6.00%) J2SE
5 6 (6.00%) jQuery
6 5 (5.00%) Apache Flex
6 5 (5.00%) HTML5
6 5 (5.00%) Web Services
6 5 (5.00%) .NET
6 5 (5.00%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.00%) CSS
7 4 (4.00%) J2EE
7 4 (4.00%) SOAP
7 4 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (4.00%) Apache CXF
7 4 (4.00%) Hibernate
7 4 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.00%) Hedge funds
2 7 (7.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (6.00%) Equity Derivative
4 3 (3.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.00%) Equities
5 2 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.00%) CESG
6 1 (1.00%) Derivative
6 1 (1.00%) iSeries
6 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.00%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.00%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 60 (60.00%) UNIX
2 30 (30.00%) Windows
3 14 (14.00%) AIX
4 10 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (9.00%) Solaris
6 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.00%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.00%) OO
2 23 (23.00%) Multithreading
3 16 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (13.00%) Data Analysis
5 12 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.00%) OOD
7 8 (8.00%) SOA
8 7 (7.00%) Low Latency
9 6 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (6.00%) Database Tuning
9 6 (6.00%) ITIL
9 6 (6.00%) Migration
10 5 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 5 (5.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
10 5 (5.00%) Security Testing
10 5 (5.00%) Market Making
11 4 (4.00%) BDD
11 4 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (59.00%) Java
2 33 (33.00%) SQL
3 31 (31.00%) Perl
4 26 (26.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.00%) Scala
7 4 (4.00%) Ruby
7 4 (4.00%) C++
7 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.00%) Korn
8 3 (3.00%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.00%) R
9 2 (2.00%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (2.00%) Groovy
9 2 (2.00%) Jython
9 2 (2.00%) Python
9 2 (2.00%) PHP
10 1 (1.00%) C
10 1 (1.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) Degree
2 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.00%) MCITP
4 5 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.00%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) Samba
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.00%) Netcool
1 1 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 15 (15.00%) Sybase
2 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (11.00%) Oracle
4 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.00%) Cisco
6 5 (5.00%) IBM
6 5 (5.00%) HP
7 4 (4.00%) Perforce
8 3 (3.00%) SAP
9 2 (2.00%) EMC
9 2 (2.00%) Twitter
9 2 (2.00%) StreamBase
10 1 (1.00%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (1.00%) ForgeRock
10 1 (1.00%) Citrix
10 1 (1.00%) BMC
10 1 (1.00%) Informatica
10 1 (1.00%) Veritas
10 1 (1.00%) Brocade
10 1 (1.00%) Coverity
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