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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 103 132 119
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 7 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.16% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.17% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Median daily rate £370 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £320 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £384 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.07% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £44.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +4.76%

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
1639 2422 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 94.02% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1296 1475
Median daily rate £370 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 32 61
Median hourly rate £17.32 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.51% +109.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Linux Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 February 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +17 3 £325 -
Glasgow - 3 £400 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £340 -
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
5 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Puppet
6 2 (16.67%) IaaS
6 2 (16.67%) PaaS
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) AIX
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared

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 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Route 53
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
2 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) AIX
6 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps
1 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (25.00%) SDLC
1 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Web Filtering
3 1 (8.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
2 3 (25.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C-shell
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Korn
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) VB
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) SANS
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Samba
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) FireEye
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec