The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux Administrator
Rank 139 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.031% 0.18% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.20% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2964 2547 2318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.92% 92.28% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1503 1334 1128
Average daily rate £351 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 58 79
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.62 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Linux Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Linux Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Linux Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator across the Scotland region.

Linux Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow +5 1 - -
Linux Administrator
UK

Linux Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title 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 with Linux Administrator in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) JBoss
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (40.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (40.00%) ForgeRock
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 2 (40.00%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection

Linux Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Linux Administrator in their job title 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 with Linux Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LDAP
1 2 (40.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (40.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) ForgeRock
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade