The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Linux Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Specialist
UK / Scotland
Rank - 129 119
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.039% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.042% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £334 £450
% change year-on-year
+21.72% -25.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1605 2386 2494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.71% 93.61% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 1270 1355
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 51
Median hourly rate £17.32 £19.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +8.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Linux Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Linux Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Linux Specialist Skill Set
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Linux Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
1 3 (100.00%) Splunk
1 3 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) QRadar

Linux Specialist 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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Perl
1 3 (100.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Splunk