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 21 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 17 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 12.32% - 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.48% - 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 1
Average daily rate
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£306 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
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
54 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 39.13% 76.74% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 20
Average daily rate £340 £335 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £310 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £356 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 October 2014. 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine - 17 £306 -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 28 (93.33%) SQL
2 24 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 22 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (73.33%) Configuration Management
4 18 (60.00%) SAN
5 17 (56.67%) Citrix
5 17 (56.67%) Solaris
6 16 (53.33%) Oracle
7 14 (46.67%) Netcool
8 13 (43.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
8 13 (43.33%) Tivoli
8 13 (43.33%) IPsec
8 13 (43.33%) Clustering
8 13 (43.33%) NAS
8 13 (43.33%) Software Distribution
9 12 (40.00%) Veritas
9 12 (40.00%) HP
10 10 (33.33%) Perl
11 9 (30.00%) Java
11 9 (30.00%) Change Management
12 6 (20.00%) UNIX
12 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
13 5 (16.67%) PHP
13 5 (16.67%) DNS
13 5 (16.67%) HPUX
13 5 (16.67%) CMDB
13 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
13 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) SAN
2 13 (43.33%) IPsec
2 13 (43.33%) NAS
3 5 (16.67%) Firewall
3 5 (16.67%) DNS
4 4 (13.33%) LAN
4 4 (13.33%) WAN
4 4 (13.33%) DHCP
5 3 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Applications Support
2 8 (26.67%) Applications Support Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Linux Support
7 1 (3.33%) Build Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
1 4 (13.33%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Clustering
2 5 (16.67%) CMDB
3 4 (13.33%) Fat Client
3 4 (13.33%) Open Source
3 4 (13.33%) Thin Client
4 3 (10.00%) e-Health
5 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Solaris
2 6 (20.00%) UNIX
3 5 (16.67%) HPUX
3 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (13.33%) AIX
5 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Configuration Management
2 13 (43.33%) Software Distribution
3 9 (30.00%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 3 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (10.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
6 1 (3.33%) Network Design
6 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.33%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Perl
3 9 (30.00%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (73.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) KVM
2 4 (13.33%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 14 (46.67%) Netcool
2 13 (43.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (43.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.33%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Citrix
2 16 (53.33%) Oracle
3 12 (40.00%) Veritas
3 12 (40.00%) HP
4 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Informatica