The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Linux Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Engineer
Rank 122 126 122
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £275 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% -5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -35.00%
Linux Engineer
UK

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
2101 3037 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.26% 95.14% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1573 1415
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 66
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Linux Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Linux Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fife - 2 £275 -
Glasgow +8 1 £280 -21.40%
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) Perl
3 11 (52.38%) Unix
4 9 (42.86%) Finance
4 9 (42.86%) Korn
4 9 (42.86%) Bash Shell
5 8 (38.10%) Apache
5 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
6 7 (33.33%) Python
6 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 7 (33.33%) DevOps
7 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (28.57%) Ruby
7 6 (28.57%) Windows
7 6 (28.57%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
8 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 5 (23.81%) DNS
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
8 5 (23.81%) WAN
8 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
8 5 (23.81%) SAN
8 5 (23.81%) Migration
8 5 (23.81%) Samba
8 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
8 5 (23.81%) C-shell
9 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
9 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
9 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (38.10%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
1 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
1 5 (23.81%) WAN
2 2 (9.52%) LDAP
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) DB2
2 3 (14.29%) DB2 UDB
2 3 (14.29%) ObjectStore
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) MSBuild
2 3 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 2 (9.52%) ClearCase
3 2 (9.52%) StarTeam
4 1 (4.76%) Flyway
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Law
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Unix
3 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (9.52%) AIX
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 7 (33.33%) DevOps
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Perl
2 9 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 9 (42.86%) Korn
3 7 (33.33%) Python
4 6 (28.57%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) Ruby
5 5 (23.81%) C-shell
5 5 (23.81%) Shell Script
6 3 (14.29%) Bourne shell
6 3 (14.29%) C++
6 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Samba
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) Docker
4 1 (4.76%) RHEV
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Ansible
1 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) EMC
3 3 (14.29%) Splunk
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) IBM