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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 55 72 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.49% 9.41% 7.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.16% 35.12% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 51 20
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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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
148 205 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.47% 26.80% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 93 85
Average daily rate £330 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £124 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £24.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 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 2 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 2 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 73 (58.40%) Java
2 68 (54.40%) UNIX
3 61 (48.80%) SQL
4 49 (39.20%) Finance
5 46 (36.80%) Perl
6 40 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (29.60%) Spring
8 36 (28.80%) Relational Database
9 33 (26.40%) DB2
9 33 (26.40%) RDBMS
10 30 (24.00%) Windows
10 30 (24.00%) SDLC
11 28 (22.40%) OO
11 28 (22.40%) Software Engineering
12 27 (21.60%) OOD
12 27 (21.60%) Sybase
13 26 (20.80%) Oracle
13 26 (20.80%) C#
13 26 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (20.00%) JUnit
14 25 (20.00%) JMS
14 25 (20.00%) J2SE
15 22 (17.60%) Performance Tuning
16 19 (15.20%) Oracle Database
16 19 (15.20%) Banking
17 18 (14.40%) Solaris
17 18 (14.40%) Red Hat
18 17 (13.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 17 (13.60%) Database Tuning
19 16 (12.80%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 9 (7.20%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.60%) MQSeries
3 6 (4.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (4.00%) GlassFish
5 4 (3.20%) JBoss
6 2 (1.60%) Apache
6 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.80%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.80%) WordPress
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.80%) concrete5
7 1 (0.80%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.80%) CMS
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Loan IQ
2 2 (1.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.60%) Maximo
3 1 (0.80%) assyst
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.60%) Engine Yard
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) SAN
2 3 (2.40%) LDAP
2 3 (2.40%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (1.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.80%) IPsec
4 1 (0.80%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.80%) Network Security
4 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.80%) SSL
4 1 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (28.80%) Relational Database
2 33 (26.40%) DB2
2 33 (26.40%) RDBMS
3 19 (15.20%) Oracle Database
4 15 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (11.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (9.60%) SQL Server
7 8 (6.40%) MySQL
8 6 (4.80%) KDB
9 5 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (4.00%) Big Data
9 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (3.20%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.60%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 2 (1.60%) Cognos Report Studio
13 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (20.00%) JUnit
2 8 (6.40%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.80%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.80%) Maven
3 6 (4.80%) JIRA
4 5 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (4.00%) Hudson
5 3 (2.40%) Subversion
5 3 (2.40%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.40%) Selenium
5 3 (2.40%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.60%) FishEye
7 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.80%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.80%) HP UFT
General
1 49 (39.20%) Finance
2 19 (15.20%) Banking
3 16 (12.80%) Front Office
4 11 (8.80%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.00%) Legal
6 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.80%) Local Government
6 1 (0.80%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 58 (46.40%) Developer
2 43 (34.40%) Java Developer
3 15 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 14 (11.20%) Designer
5 13 (10.40%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Solutions Designer
6 9 (7.20%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (7.20%) Administrator
7 8 (6.40%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Integration Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) DBA
8 7 (5.60%) Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (4.80%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 5 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
11 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 4 (3.20%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (29.60%) Spring
2 25 (20.00%) J2SE
2 25 (20.00%) JMS
3 10 (8.00%) Middleware
3 10 (8.00%) .NET
4 9 (7.20%) Web Services
5 8 (6.40%) JSP
6 7 (5.60%) HTML
6 7 (5.60%) CSS
6 7 (5.60%) jQuery
7 6 (4.80%) Java EE
7 6 (4.80%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (4.80%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.00%) Oracle ADF
8 5 (4.00%) JRuby
8 5 (4.00%) Java EE 5
9 3 (2.40%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (2.40%) RESTful
9 3 (2.40%) Ext JS
9 3 (2.40%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.80%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.60%) Equity Derivative
3 10 (8.00%) Derivative
4 7 (5.60%) Equities
5 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.40%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.40%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.60%) DTCC
7 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.60%) CMDB
8 1 (0.80%) iPad
8 1 (0.80%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.80%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.80%) Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) SCADA
8 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 68 (54.40%) UNIX
2 30 (24.00%) Windows
3 18 (14.40%) Solaris
4 17 (13.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (10.40%) AIX
6 5 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (4.00%) SUSE
6 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.40%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.80%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (24.00%) SDLC
3 28 (22.40%) Software Engineering
3 28 (22.40%) OO
4 27 (21.60%) OOD
5 22 (17.60%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (13.60%) Database Tuning
7 13 (10.40%) Scrum
8 9 (7.20%) TDD
8 9 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.40%) SOA
9 8 (6.40%) ITIL
10 7 (5.60%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.60%) Wealth Management
10 7 (5.60%) Investment Management
11 6 (4.80%) Waterfall
11 6 (4.80%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.80%) Use Case
11 6 (4.80%) UML
12 5 (4.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (58.40%) Java
2 61 (48.80%) SQL
3 46 (36.80%) Perl
4 26 (20.80%) C#
5 16 (12.80%) C++
5 16 (12.80%) Shell Script
6 14 (11.20%) Python
7 13 (10.40%) JavaScript
8 9 (7.20%) Bash Shell
9 8 (6.40%) PL/SQL
10 7 (5.60%) Korn
11 5 (4.00%) Groovy
11 5 (4.00%) Jython
12 4 (3.20%) Scala
13 2 (1.60%) Ruby
13 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.60%) PHP
14 1 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.80%) Degree
4 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.60%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.60%) MCSE
5 2 (1.60%) CCNA
5 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (0.80%) ISEB
6 1 (0.80%) CCNP
6 1 (0.80%) MCP
6 1 (0.80%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.60%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) vSphere
2 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.80%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.60%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.80%) logstash
4 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.80%) Netcool
4 1 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.80%) Nessus
4 1 (0.80%) Nmap
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.80%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (21.60%) Sybase
2 26 (20.80%) Oracle
3 18 (14.40%) Red Hat
4 12 (9.60%) VMware
5 10 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.00%) Sun
6 5 (4.00%) HP
6 5 (4.00%) Citrix
7 3 (2.40%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.60%) Veritas
8 2 (1.60%) Dell
8 2 (1.60%) EMC
8 2 (1.60%) Symantec
8 2 (1.60%) IBM
8 2 (1.60%) Cognos
9 1 (0.80%) Cisco
9 1 (0.80%) SAP
9 1 (0.80%) Misys
9 1 (0.80%) Perforce
9 1 (0.80%) 3PAR
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