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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 8.16% 4.35% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 5.56% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
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£275 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Renfrewshire 36.73% 78.26% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 15 16
Average daily rate £336 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £310 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -9 12 £275 -31.37%
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (95.00%) SQL
2 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (65.00%) Configuration Management
5 12 (60.00%) Oracle
6 11 (55.00%) Solaris
6 11 (55.00%) Citrix
6 11 (55.00%) SAN
7 10 (50.00%) HP
8 9 (45.00%) Netcool
9 8 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 8 (40.00%) Tivoli
9 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
9 8 (40.00%) NAS
9 8 (40.00%) IPsec
9 8 (40.00%) Clustering
9 8 (40.00%) Software Distribution
10 7 (35.00%) Veritas
10 7 (35.00%) Perl
11 6 (30.00%) Java
11 6 (30.00%) Change Management
12 5 (25.00%) ITIL
12 5 (25.00%) UNIX
12 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
13 4 (20.00%) LAN
13 4 (20.00%) WAN
13 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
13 4 (20.00%) HPUX
13 4 (20.00%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) SAN
2 8 (40.00%) NAS
2 8 (40.00%) IPsec
3 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
3 4 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Applications Support
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
1 3 (15.00%) CSS
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (15.00%) e-Health
2 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Solaris
2 5 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (20.00%) HPUX
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (40.00%) Software Distribution
3 6 (30.00%) Change Management
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) Six Sigma
5 4 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (15.00%) Change Data Capture
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (15.00%) Service Management
6 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.00%) Workflow
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) Perl
3 6 (30.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) KVM
2 3 (15.00%) RHEV
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) Netcool
2 8 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (40.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (15.00%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (5.00%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle
2 11 (55.00%) Citrix
3 10 (50.00%) HP
4 7 (35.00%) Veritas
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
7 1 (5.00%) Informatica
7 1 (5.00%) IBM