The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills 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 over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 25 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +22
Contract jobs citing Linux 167 138 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.00% 5.59% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.04% 22.37% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 42
Average daily rate
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£391 £390 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +19.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £248 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.85 £12.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.80% -67.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
Linux
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
556 617 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.96% 24.98% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 274 243
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 30
Average hourly rate £16.12 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.88% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £90.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Linux
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Edinburgh -4 86 £415 +3.75% 18
Glasgow -3 36 £350 -11.94% 9
West Lothian +9 4 £370 -1.33% 4
Aberdeen +8 2 £400 +142.42% 2
Fife -3 2 - - 2
Dundee - 2 £388 - 1
Stirling - 1 £650 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
South Ayrshire - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
East Lothian - - - -
Midlothian - - - - 1
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Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

1 141 (45.78%) UNIX
2 112 (36.36%) Java
3 104 (33.77%) SQL
4 89 (28.90%) Windows
5 79 (25.65%) Perl
6 63 (20.45%) Finance
7 60 (19.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (19.16%) Oracle
8 59 (19.16%) Red Hat
9 57 (18.51%) Solaris
10 50 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
11 46 (14.94%) Security Cleared
11 46 (14.94%) SAN
12 45 (14.61%) Relational Database
13 43 (13.96%) Active Directory
14 40 (12.99%) SC Cleared
15 38 (12.34%) Degree
15 38 (12.34%) Web Services
16 36 (11.69%) JavaScript
16 36 (11.69%) VMware
17 35 (11.36%) Python
17 35 (11.36%) Banking
18 34 (11.04%) Configuration Management
19 33 (10.71%) RDBMS
20 32 (10.39%) Citrix
21 30 (9.74%) DB2
22 29 (9.42%) Veritas
22 29 (9.42%) Microsoft
22 29 (9.42%) Firewall
22 29 (9.42%) Clustering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 28 (9.09%) Apache
2 26 (8.44%) JBoss
3 23 (7.47%) WebLogic
3 23 (7.47%) WebSphere
4 20 (6.49%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.90%) IIS
6 6 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.62%) nginx
7 5 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.30%) FileNet
8 4 (1.30%) WordPress
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.97%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.65%) CMS
10 2 (0.65%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.55%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.95%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.32%) FileNet Content Manager
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.32%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.65%) Route 53
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.65%) PaaS
2 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Heroku
3 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.94%) SAN
2 29 (9.42%) Firewall
3 27 (8.77%) NAS
4 25 (8.12%) IPsec
5 20 (6.49%) TCP/IP
6 17 (5.52%) DNS
7 13 (4.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (3.57%) DHCP
8 11 (3.57%) LDAP
9 8 (2.60%) Network Security
10 7 (2.27%) Internet
10 7 (2.27%) WAN
11 6 (1.95%) LAN
11 6 (1.95%) HTTP
12 5 (1.62%) Wireshark
12 5 (1.62%) VPN
13 3 (0.97%) BIG-IP
13 3 (0.97%) SSH
14 2 (0.65%) SSL
14 2 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.61%) Relational Database
2 33 (10.71%) RDBMS
3 30 (9.74%) DB2
4 16 (5.19%) Big Data
5 14 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 14 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.27%) MySQL
8 5 (1.62%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.30%) KDB
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.65%) DataStage
11 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.32%) Informix
Development Applications
1 14 (4.55%) JUnit
2 11 (3.57%) Ant
3 9 (2.92%) JMeter
4 7 (2.27%) Selenium
4 7 (2.27%) JProfiler
4 7 (2.27%) VisualVM
5 4 (1.30%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.30%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.30%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.97%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.65%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.65%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (0.65%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.65%) RSpec
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.65%) Subversion
8 1 (0.32%) Maven
8 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 63 (20.45%) Finance
2 35 (11.36%) Banking
3 10 (3.25%) Front Office
4 5 (1.62%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.97%) Retail
5 3 (0.97%) Retail Banking
5 3 (0.97%) Electronics
6 2 (0.65%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 81 (26.30%) Developer
2 41 (13.31%) Java Developer
3 34 (11.04%) Administrator
4 29 (9.42%) Analyst
5 26 (8.44%) Systems Administrator
6 21 (6.82%) Software Engineer
7 14 (4.55%) Database Developer
7 14 (4.55%) Architect
8 13 (4.22%) Integration Engineer
8 13 (4.22%) UNIX Administrator
9 11 (3.57%) Software Developer
9 11 (3.57%) Tester
9 11 (3.57%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.25%) Designer
10 10 (3.25%) Linux Administrator
11 9 (2.92%) Support Analyst
11 9 (2.92%) Consultant
11 9 (2.92%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.60%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.34%) Web Services
2 20 (6.49%) HTML
2 20 (6.49%) Middleware
3 16 (5.19%) Spring
4 14 (4.55%) .NET
4 14 (4.55%) XML
5 13 (4.22%) SOAP
6 11 (3.57%) J2EE
7 10 (3.25%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (2.92%) JMS
9 8 (2.60%) CSS
10 7 (2.27%) Hibernate
10 7 (2.27%) JSP
10 7 (2.27%) J2SE
11 6 (1.95%) RESTful
12 5 (1.62%) JSON
12 5 (1.62%) jQuery
12 5 (1.62%) WebSphere MQ
13 4 (1.30%) ASP.NET
13 4 (1.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.42%) Clustering
2 23 (7.47%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.60%) Open Source
5 7 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (2.27%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.62%) iSeries
6 5 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.30%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.30%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.30%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.97%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.97%) CMDB
8 3 (0.97%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.97%) Device Driver
8 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 141 (45.78%) UNIX
2 89 (28.90%) Windows
3 60 (19.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 57 (18.51%) Solaris
5 27 (8.77%) AIX
6 18 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.90%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.92%) HPUX
8 9 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.60%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.27%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.62%) Android
12 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.97%) zOS
13 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (11.04%) Configuration Management
3 24 (7.79%) OO
4 23 (7.47%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (7.14%) Software Distribution
6 21 (6.82%) SOA
7 20 (6.49%) ITIL
7 20 (6.49%) Security Testing
8 19 (6.17%) Software Engineering
9 18 (5.84%) Multithreading
10 17 (5.52%) Information Security
11 16 (5.19%) Migration
12 15 (4.87%) Data Analysis
13 14 (4.55%) Test Automation
14 12 (3.90%) Software Testing
15 11 (3.57%) Performance Testing
16 10 (3.25%) Incident Management
16 10 (3.25%) Web Development
16 10 (3.25%) TDD
17 9 (2.92%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 112 (36.36%) Java
2 104 (33.77%) SQL
3 79 (25.65%) Perl
4 36 (11.69%) JavaScript
5 35 (11.36%) Python
6 26 (8.44%) PHP
7 25 (8.12%) C++
8 14 (4.55%) Ruby
9 12 (3.90%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.57%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.60%) C
12 6 (1.95%) PHP5
13 5 (1.62%) Korn
13 5 (1.62%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.30%) VB
14 4 (1.30%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.97%) Scala
16 2 (0.65%) Jython
16 2 (0.65%) R
16 2 (0.65%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 46 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 40 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 38 (12.34%) Degree
4 8 (2.60%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.27%) RHCE
6 6 (1.95%) CISSP
7 5 (1.62%) GCIA
7 5 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.62%) Sun Certification
7 5 (1.62%) PMP
7 5 (1.62%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.62%) ISEB
8 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.97%) MCITP
9 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.65%) CCNP
10 2 (0.65%) CCNA
11 1 (0.32%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.97%) SLA
2 2 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (13.96%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.92%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.30%) KVM
5 4 (1.30%) RHEV
5 4 (1.30%) vSphere
6 3 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.97%) vCloud
7 2 (0.65%) GPFS
7 2 (0.65%) Samba
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.32%) Nmap
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.32%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 22 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 22 (7.14%) Netcool
1 22 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (2.27%) Puppet
3 4 (1.30%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (0.97%) SCCM
4 3 (0.97%) SCOM
4 3 (0.97%) SCSM
5 2 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.65%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.65%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.32%) Nessus
6 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.32%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.32%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (19.16%) Oracle
1 59 (19.16%) Red Hat
2 36 (11.69%) VMware
3 32 (10.39%) Citrix
4 29 (9.42%) Veritas
4 29 (9.42%) Microsoft
5 25 (8.12%) IBM
6 18 (5.84%) Sybase
7 17 (5.52%) EMC
8 15 (4.87%) HP
9 10 (3.25%) Cisco
10 9 (2.92%) ArcSight
10 9 (2.92%) Sun
11 8 (2.60%) NetApp
12 7 (2.27%) Symantec
13 6 (1.95%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.30%) F5
15 3 (0.97%) CheckPoint
15 3 (0.97%) BMC
16 2 (0.65%) Twitter
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