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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 34 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 165 131 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.03% 4.78% 6.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.82% 22.63% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 67 69
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£375 £360 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £179 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £55.00 £11.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+388.88% -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
593 579 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.08% 21.14% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 280 223
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
Edinburgh +16 69 £390 +0.64% 29
Glasgow +5 65 £350 -12.50% 16
Stirling +8 5 £458 +3.68%
Renfrewshire +2 5 £345 +25.68%
West Lothian -6 4 £375 - 1
Fife -8 4 £295 -
Dundee - 2 £450 - 2
Falkirk - 1 £450 -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 123 (37.96%) UNIX
2 105 (32.41%) Java
3 104 (32.10%) Windows
4 100 (30.86%) SQL
5 98 (30.25%) Finance
6 81 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (19.14%) Perl
8 61 (18.83%) Oracle
9 59 (18.21%) Software Engineering
10 49 (15.12%) Red Hat
11 48 (14.81%) Python
11 48 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 45 (13.89%) Relational Database
13 45 (13.89%) SDLC
14 42 (12.96%) Solaris
14 42 (12.96%) Microsoft
14 42 (12.96%) VMware
15 41 (12.65%) TDD
16 40 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
17 38 (11.73%) Banking
18 37 (11.42%) Oracle Database
19 34 (10.49%) OO
19 34 (10.49%) JUnit
19 34 (10.49%) C++
20 33 (10.19%) AIX
21 32 (9.88%) DB2
21 32 (9.88%) RDBMS
22 31 (9.57%) Sybase
22 31 (9.57%) Spring

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 20 (6.17%) Apache
2 19 (5.86%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.70%) JBoss
4 10 (3.09%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.16%) MQSeries
5 7 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.85%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.54%) FileNet
7 5 (1.54%) nginx
8 4 (1.23%) WordPress
8 4 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (1.23%) Node.js
8 4 (1.23%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.23%) CICS
8 4 (1.23%) WebSphere Process Server
8 4 (1.23%) IIS
8 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.62%) SAS
9 2 (0.62%) Drupal
9 2 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.54%) Loan IQ
2 2 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.62%) Maximo
3 1 (0.31%) Summit
3 1 (0.31%) assyst
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.62%) PaaS
3 2 (0.62%) Engine Yard
3 2 (0.62%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.72%) SAN
2 20 (6.17%) Firewall
3 13 (4.01%) HTTP
4 10 (3.09%) LDAP
4 10 (3.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (2.78%) Internet
5 9 (2.78%) 802.11
6 8 (2.47%) Network Security
7 7 (2.16%) NAS
7 7 (2.16%) IPsec
8 6 (1.85%) SSL
8 6 (1.85%) LAN
9 5 (1.54%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.54%) DNS
10 4 (1.23%) VPN
10 4 (1.23%) SNMP
10 4 (1.23%) WAN
10 4 (1.23%) DHCP
11 3 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.89%) Relational Database
2 37 (11.42%) Oracle Database
3 32 (9.88%) DB2
3 32 (9.88%) RDBMS
4 19 (5.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 17 (5.25%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.40%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (2.16%) MySQL
9 6 (1.85%) KDB
10 5 (1.54%) Big Data
10 5 (1.54%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.23%) Oracle9i Database
11 4 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.23%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.23%) Redis
12 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.93%) Data Mart
13 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 34 (10.49%) JUnit
2 28 (8.64%) Jenkins
3 21 (6.48%) Hudson
4 19 (5.86%) Git (software)
4 19 (5.86%) Ant
5 18 (5.56%) Maven
6 16 (4.94%) JIRA
7 13 (4.01%) Subversion
8 8 (2.47%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.16%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.16%) Selenium
10 6 (1.85%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.85%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.54%) FishEye
11 5 (1.54%) Toad
12 4 (1.23%) HP UFT
12 4 (1.23%) Introscope
13 3 (0.93%) ClearCase
13 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 98 (30.25%) Finance
2 38 (11.73%) Banking
3 16 (4.94%) Front Office
4 10 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.78%) Legal
6 5 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.62%) Local Government
8 2 (0.62%) Retail
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 101 (31.17%) Developer
2 55 (16.98%) Java Developer
3 39 (12.04%) Administrator
4 32 (9.88%) Analyst
5 27 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 21 (6.48%) Senior Developer
7 17 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (5.25%) Senior Java Developer
8 15 (4.63%) Python Developer
9 14 (4.32%) Integration Engineer
9 14 (4.32%) Architect
10 12 (3.70%) DBA
11 11 (3.40%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.40%) Oracle DBA
12 10 (3.09%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.09%) Technical Leader
13 9 (2.78%) Consultant
13 9 (2.78%) Lead Developer
13 9 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (2.78%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.57%) Spring
2 26 (8.02%) Web Services
3 23 (7.10%) XML
4 22 (6.79%) J2SE
4 22 (6.79%) JMS
5 20 (6.17%) HTML
5 20 (6.17%) Middleware
6 14 (4.32%) J2EE
7 13 (4.01%) .NET
8 12 (3.70%) SOAP
9 10 (3.09%) CSS
10 9 (2.78%) RESTful
10 9 (2.78%) 802.1X
11 7 (2.16%) JSON
11 7 (2.16%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (1.85%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.85%) jQuery
13 5 (1.54%) Software Packaging
13 5 (1.54%) HTML5
13 5 (1.54%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.32%) Clustering
2 14 (4.32%) Derivative
3 13 (4.01%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.40%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (2.78%) Device Driver
6 8 (2.47%) Statistics
6 8 (2.47%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.85%) Equities
8 6 (1.85%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.23%) User Experience
9 4 (1.23%) LPAR
10 3 (0.93%) iSeries
10 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.93%) HACMP
10 3 (0.93%) Replication
11 2 (0.62%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 123 (37.96%) UNIX
2 104 (32.10%) Windows
3 47 (14.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (12.96%) Solaris
5 33 (10.19%) AIX
6 10 (3.09%) HPUX
7 8 (2.47%) Mac OS X
8 7 (2.16%) zOS
9 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.54%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.23%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.62%) SUSE
12 2 (0.62%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.31%) Tru64
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (18.21%) Software Engineering
3 48 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (13.89%) SDLC
5 41 (12.65%) TDD
6 34 (10.49%) OO
7 27 (8.33%) OOD
8 21 (6.48%) Configuration Management
9 19 (5.86%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (5.56%) Change Management
11 17 (5.25%) Migration
11 17 (5.25%) DevOps
12 16 (4.94%) Web Development
13 15 (4.63%) Data Modelling
13 15 (4.63%) Scrum
14 14 (4.32%) Unit Testing
15 13 (4.01%) ITIL
15 13 (4.01%) Database Tuning
16 11 (3.40%) Open Source
17 10 (3.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 105 (32.41%) Java
2 100 (30.86%) SQL
3 62 (19.14%) Perl
4 48 (14.81%) Python
5 34 (10.49%) C++
6 29 (8.95%) JavaScript
6 29 (8.95%) C#
7 25 (7.72%) Shell Script
8 24 (7.41%) PL/SQL
9 18 (5.56%) PHP
10 15 (4.63%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.16%) Korn
12 6 (1.85%) C
13 5 (1.54%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.23%) Scala
14 4 (1.23%) VB
14 4 (1.23%) Jython
14 4 (1.23%) Ruby
15 3 (0.93%) PHP5
16 1 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (6.79%) Degree
2 16 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.40%) MCSE
5 10 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.85%) Sun Certification
7 5 (1.54%) ISEB
8 4 (1.23%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.23%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.62%) CISA
9 2 (0.62%) QiCA
10 1 (0.31%) MCITP
10 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.16%) QA
2 5 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.62%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.32%) vSphere
4 6 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (1.85%) vCloud
4 6 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.54%) SRDF
6 4 (1.23%) Xen
6 4 (1.23%) zsh
7 3 (0.93%) GPFS
7 3 (0.93%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.62%) Varnish
8 2 (0.62%) Docker
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (3.70%) Puppet
2 8 (2.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (2.16%) Tivoli
3 7 (2.16%) Netcool
3 7 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.85%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.54%) Data Guard
5 5 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (1.23%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.23%) Control-M
6 4 (1.23%) Nagios
7 2 (0.62%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.31%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 61 (18.83%) Oracle
2 49 (15.12%) Red Hat
3 42 (12.96%) VMware
3 42 (12.96%) Microsoft
4 31 (9.57%) Sybase
5 25 (7.72%) HP
6 17 (5.25%) Veritas
7 16 (4.94%) IBM
8 14 (4.32%) Citrix
9 13 (4.01%) EMC
9 13 (4.01%) Sun
10 10 (3.09%) Cisco
11 4 (1.23%) Cognos
11 4 (1.23%) CA
11 4 (1.23%) Informatica
11 4 (1.23%) Symantec
11 4 (1.23%) Remedy
11 4 (1.23%) Perforce
12 3 (0.93%) Teradata
12 3 (0.93%) BMC
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