The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Renfrewshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 2.02% 7.21% 15.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.06% 14.29% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 10
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£451 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.02% -12.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +9.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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 Renfrewshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Renfrewshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 56 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 33.33% 50.45% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 50
Average daily rate £355 £326 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -11.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £264 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £379 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Renfrewshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -4 2 £451 +22.02%
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) SAN
3 7 (50.00%) Veritas
3 7 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) UNIX
3 7 (50.00%) Solaris
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix
3 7 (50.00%) NAS
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) IPsec
3 7 (50.00%) Clustering
3 7 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 7 (50.00%) Server Building
4 6 (42.86%) Perl
4 6 (42.86%) Incident Management
4 6 (42.86%) ArcSight
4 6 (42.86%) SIEM
4 6 (42.86%) Information Security
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (42.86%) Python
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 6 (42.86%) Tivoli
4 6 (42.86%) Netcool
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Renfrewshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) SAN
2 7 (50.00%) IPsec
2 7 (50.00%) NAS
3 6 (42.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Integration Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) ArcSight Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technology Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) ArcSight Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Solaris
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Distribution
1 7 (50.00%) Server Building
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security
2 6 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 6 (42.86%) SIEM
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) PMP
3 3 (21.43%) PMI Certification
3 3 (21.43%) GCIA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) Tivoli
2 6 (42.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Citrix
1 7 (50.00%) Veritas
2 6 (42.86%) ArcSight
3 3 (21.43%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft