The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 283 169 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.64% 5.77% 8.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.16% 29.81% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 77 153
Median daily rate £387 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £242 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +184.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £27.59 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £52.25 £15.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
805 567 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.43% 19.37% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 282 328
Median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £114 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 38
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Edinburgh +1 95 £400 +6.66% 20
Glasgow +6 89 £400 +6.66% 22
Renfrewshire -1 50 £317 -29.89% 1
Stirling +17 20 £475 +6.98%
Fife +8 5 £98 -
West Lothian +8 3 £388 +19.23%
Inverclyde - 2 £348 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £180 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 237 (49.38%) Unix
2 170 (35.42%) Java
3 157 (32.71%) Windows
4 128 (26.67%) Perl
5 125 (26.04%) SQL
6 119 (24.79%) Finance
7 117 (24.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 116 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (20.42%) Oracle
10 93 (19.38%) Red Hat
11 87 (18.13%) AIX
12 84 (17.50%) Microsoft
13 79 (16.46%) SAN
14 76 (15.83%) Python
15 75 (15.63%) Solaris
15 75 (15.63%) VMware
16 66 (13.75%) Security Cleared
17 62 (12.92%) HP
17 62 (12.92%) DevOps
18 60 (12.50%) JavaScript
18 60 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
19 59 (12.29%) Relational Database
20 58 (12.08%) SQL Server
21 57 (11.88%) Migration
21 57 (11.88%) SC Cleared
22 56 (11.67%) ITIL
23 55 (11.46%) Apache
24 53 (11.04%) Web Services
24 53 (11.04%) SDLC
24 53 (11.04%) Jenkins

Linux
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 55 (11.46%) Apache
2 40 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 34 (7.08%) JBoss
4 27 (5.63%) Tomcat
5 16 (3.33%) MS Exchange
6 14 (2.92%) nginx
6 14 (2.92%) Node.js
6 14 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (2.50%) IIS
8 11 (2.29%) Skype for Business
9 10 (2.08%) OpenStack
9 10 (2.08%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.88%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.25%) CICS
11 6 (1.25%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.04%) Confluence
12 5 (1.04%) GeoServer
12 5 (1.04%) WebSphere Portal
13 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.83%) GlassFish
Applications
1 33 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.46%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Global One
2 4 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.17%) PaaS
3 18 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.67%) IaaS
6 7 (1.46%) Amazon ELB
6 7 (1.46%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.83%) Office 365
9 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.21%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (16.46%) SAN
2 46 (9.58%) DNS
3 35 (7.29%) HTTP
4 33 (6.88%) TCP/IP
5 23 (4.79%) LDAP
6 22 (4.58%) WAN
7 21 (4.38%) DHCP
8 20 (4.17%) Firewall
9 15 (3.13%) SSL
10 14 (2.92%) SSH
11 13 (2.71%) iSCSI
12 11 (2.29%) SMTP
13 10 (2.08%) NAS
14 9 (1.88%) LAN
15 8 (1.67%) Reverse Proxy
16 7 (1.46%) FTP
17 6 (1.25%) Internet
17 6 (1.25%) NetScaler
18 5 (1.04%) Skype
18 5 (1.04%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.29%) Relational Database
2 58 (12.08%) SQL Server
3 37 (7.71%) DB2
3 37 (7.71%) RDBMS
4 25 (5.21%) MongoDB
4 25 (5.21%) Oracle Database
5 24 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 22 (4.58%) MySQL
7 13 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.08%) ObjectStore
9 7 (1.46%) GIS
9 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.04%) Informix
10 5 (1.04%) QGIS
10 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.04%) UniData
11 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.83%) MarkLogic
11 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (11.04%) Jenkins
2 38 (7.92%) Git (software)
3 34 (7.08%) Subversion
4 29 (6.04%) JUnit
5 22 (4.58%) Maven
6 18 (3.75%) Hudson
7 16 (3.33%) Selenium
8 13 (2.71%) TeamCity
9 11 (2.29%) JIRA
9 11 (2.29%) MSBuild
9 11 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (2.08%) Bower
11 9 (1.88%) WebDriver
12 7 (1.46%) Ant
13 5 (1.04%) DBeaver
13 5 (1.04%) Mockito
13 5 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.83%) ClearCase
14 4 (0.83%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.83%) Introscope
General
1 119 (24.79%) Finance
2 51 (10.63%) Banking
3 20 (4.17%) Legal
4 19 (3.96%) Investment Banking
5 18 (3.75%) Front Office
6 14 (2.92%) Law
7 7 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Retail
9 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (20.42%) Developer
2 51 (10.63%) Administrator
3 43 (8.96%) Consultant
4 42 (8.75%) Java Developer
5 31 (6.46%) Analyst
6 30 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
7 27 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (5.21%) Unix Administrator
9 24 (5.00%) Architect
10 22 (4.58%) Senior Developer
11 21 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 20 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
12 20 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
13 17 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
13 17 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
14 16 (3.33%) Unix Engineer
14 16 (3.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 15 (3.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 15 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.04%) Web Services
2 44 (9.17%) HTML
3 39 (8.13%) Middleware
4 34 (7.08%) Spring
5 33 (6.88%) CSS
6 30 (6.25%) XML
7 25 (5.21%) J2SE
8 24 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 22 (4.58%) JMS
9 22 (4.58%) jQuery
10 20 (4.17%) Java EE
10 20 (4.17%) SOAP
11 18 (3.75%) Hibernate
11 18 (3.75%) JSON
12 17 (3.54%) RESTful
13 15 (3.13%) Regular Expression
14 13 (2.71%) .NET
15 11 (2.29%) LAMP
15 11 (2.29%) Sass
16 10 (2.08%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.63%) Data Centre
2 39 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.42%) Clustering
4 20 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.71%) Equities
6 13 (2.71%) Equity Derivative
6 13 (2.71%) PKI
7 12 (2.50%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.29%) Replication
9 10 (2.08%) Visualisation
10 9 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.67%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.25%) Derivative
12 6 (1.25%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.04%) DataPower
13 5 (1.04%) EMC VNX
13 5 (1.04%) User Experience
14 4 (0.83%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 237 (49.38%) Unix
2 157 (32.71%) Windows
3 117 (24.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 87 (18.13%) AIX
5 75 (15.63%) Solaris
6 49 (10.21%) Windows Server
7 48 (10.00%) HPUX
8 37 (7.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (4.38%) Mac OS X
11 17 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (2.71%) Windows 7
12 13 (2.71%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.25%) Windows 10
14 5 (1.04%) CentOS
14 5 (1.04%) Debian
14 5 (1.04%) SUSE
15 4 (0.83%) Android
15 4 (0.83%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (12.92%) DevOps
3 60 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 57 (11.88%) Migration
5 56 (11.67%) ITIL
6 53 (11.04%) SDLC
7 49 (10.21%) Configuration Management
8 41 (8.54%) OO
9 40 (8.33%) OOD
9 40 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 39 (8.13%) Performance Tuning
11 36 (7.50%) Change Management
12 35 (7.29%) Unit Testing
13 31 (6.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (5.42%) Open Source
14 26 (5.42%) Release Management
15 25 (5.21%) Mentoring
16 24 (5.00%) Change Control
16 24 (5.00%) Software Testing
17 23 (4.79%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 170 (35.42%) Java
2 128 (26.67%) Perl
3 125 (26.04%) SQL
4 76 (15.83%) Python
5 60 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 44 (9.17%) Bash Shell
7 43 (8.96%) PowerShell
8 39 (8.13%) Shell Script
9 34 (7.08%) Korn
10 31 (6.46%) Ruby
11 27 (5.63%) C++
12 24 (5.00%) PHP
13 19 (3.96%) Bourne shell
14 15 (3.13%) C-shell
15 14 (2.92%) PL/SQL
15 14 (2.92%) VBScript
16 11 (2.29%) CoffeeScript
17 8 (1.67%) C#
17 8 (1.67%) VBA
18 7 (1.46%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.88%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.58%) Degree
4 17 (3.54%) ISEB
4 17 (3.54%) ISTQB
5 13 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.67%) MCITP
8 8 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (1.25%) CCNP
10 6 (1.25%) OCP
10 6 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (1.25%) PhD
11 3 (0.63%) CCNA
11 3 (0.63%) IISP
11 3 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.42%) VCAP
12 2 (0.42%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (7.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.08%) SLA
3 5 (1.04%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 23 (4.79%) Docker
4 14 (2.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 13 (2.71%) Samba
6 12 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.08%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.08%) vSphere
8 9 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (1.88%) Veritas File System
8 9 (1.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (1.67%) SRDF
10 4 (0.83%) iptables
10 4 (0.83%) RHEV
10 4 (0.83%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.83%) XenApp
10 4 (0.83%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.63%) Firmware
11 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (7.50%) Ansible
2 31 (6.46%) Puppet
3 25 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (3.33%) Tivoli
5 14 (2.92%) SCOM
6 13 (2.71%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (2.08%) Nagios
7 10 (2.08%) Netcool
8 9 (1.88%) HP SiteScope
9 8 (1.67%) SCCM
9 8 (1.67%) TADDM
10 7 (1.46%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.25%) WSUS
12 5 (1.04%) Control-M
12 5 (1.04%) vRealize
12 5 (1.04%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
13 4 (0.83%) CA Wily
13 4 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 98 (20.42%) Oracle
2 93 (19.38%) Red Hat
3 84 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 75 (15.63%) VMware
5 62 (12.92%) HP
6 39 (8.13%) Sybase
7 38 (7.92%) IBM
8 25 (5.21%) Citrix
9 24 (5.00%) EMC
10 21 (4.38%) Cisco
10 21 (4.38%) Veritas
11 18 (3.75%) CA
12 13 (2.71%) 3PAR
13 12 (2.50%) Splunk
14 8 (1.67%) Brocade
15 7 (1.46%) SAP
16 6 (1.25%) SunGard
17 5 (1.04%) F5
17 5 (1.04%) Sun
18 4 (0.83%) Lumension
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