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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 21 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 188 180 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.40% 5.49% 4.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.92% 30.46% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 88 70
Median daily rate £388 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £37.75 £55.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.36% +388.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £52.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £60.00 £18.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +13.43%
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
471 591 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.05% 18.03% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 301 285
Median daily rate £320 £338 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +11.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 29
Median hourly rate £35.50 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.33% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Glasgow +13 87 £406 +16.07% 6
Edinburgh -7 60 £419 +7.37% 9
Renfrewshire +4 21 £321 -2.87%
Stirling +7 10 - -
Fife +5 5 £275 -6.77%
West Lothian +5 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £400 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £293 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 264 (56.05%) Unix
2 208 (44.16%) Java
3 168 (35.67%) Perl
4 159 (33.76%) SQL
5 148 (31.42%) Finance
6 127 (26.96%) Windows
6 127 (26.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 119 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
8 98 (20.81%) Red Hat
9 90 (19.11%) Python
10 89 (18.90%) AIX
11 84 (17.83%) Oracle
12 80 (16.99%) Banking
13 74 (15.71%) Solaris
14 72 (15.29%) DB2
15 68 (14.44%) SAN
16 67 (14.23%) ITIL
16 67 (14.23%) Relational Database
17 66 (14.01%) Sybase
17 66 (14.01%) Security Cleared
18 64 (13.59%) Spring
19 63 (13.38%) Shell Script
20 62 (13.16%) HP
20 62 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
21 61 (12.95%) OO
22 60 (12.74%) OOD
23 59 (12.53%) VMware
23 59 (12.53%) DevOps
24 57 (12.10%) SDLC
24 57 (12.10%) Apache

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 57 (12.10%) Apache
2 35 (7.43%) JBoss
3 30 (6.37%) WebSphere
4 29 (6.16%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (2.55%) IBM HTTP Server
7 11 (2.34%) OpenStack
8 9 (1.91%) GlassFish
9 8 (1.70%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (1.70%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.70%) WebSphere Portal
10 6 (1.27%) IIS
10 6 (1.27%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.06%) GeoServer
12 4 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.85%) CMS
12 4 (0.85%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.49%) Global One
3 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.61%) PaaS
3 5 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.06%) IaaS
4 3 (0.64%) Office 365
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.42%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.42%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) GitHub
6 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 68 (14.44%) SAN
2 42 (8.92%) DNS
3 26 (5.52%) TCP/IP
4 24 (5.10%) WAN
5 22 (4.67%) HTTP
6 21 (4.46%) SSL
7 20 (4.25%) Firewall
7 20 (4.25%) iSCSI
8 13 (2.76%) Internet
9 12 (2.55%) DHCP
9 12 (2.55%) SMTP
10 10 (2.12%) LDAP
10 10 (2.12%) NAS
10 10 (2.12%) SSH
11 7 (1.49%) HTTPS
11 7 (1.49%) VPN
12 5 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (1.06%) FTP
12 5 (1.06%) SNMP
13 4 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.29%) DB2
2 67 (14.23%) Relational Database
3 55 (11.68%) RDBMS
4 36 (7.64%) SQL Server
5 30 (6.37%) NoSQL
6 27 (5.73%) MySQL
7 21 (4.46%) Oracle Database
8 20 (4.25%) ObjectStore
9 17 (3.61%) MongoDB
10 11 (2.34%) GIS
11 10 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.70%) MarkLogic
13 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (1.06%) QGIS
14 5 (1.06%) UniData
15 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.64%) DB2 UDB
17 2 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 55 (11.68%) Jenkins
2 45 (9.55%) Git (software)
3 44 (9.34%) JUnit
4 30 (6.37%) Subversion
5 26 (5.52%) Selenium
6 18 (3.82%) Hudson
7 16 (3.40%) TeamCity
8 14 (2.97%) Maven
9 12 (2.55%) Bower
9 12 (2.55%) JIRA
10 11 (2.34%) MSBuild
10 11 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (2.12%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.70%) Ant
13 5 (1.06%) ClearCase
13 5 (1.06%) DBeaver
14 4 (0.85%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.85%) GitLab
14 4 (0.85%) Introscope
15 3 (0.64%) StarTeam
General
1 148 (31.42%) Finance
2 80 (16.99%) Banking
3 25 (5.31%) Front Office
4 23 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.03%) Legal
6 15 (3.18%) Law
7 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.85%) Publishing
8 2 (0.42%) Electronics
8 2 (0.42%) French Language
8 2 (0.42%) German Language
8 2 (0.42%) Retail
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 121 (25.69%) Developer
2 60 (12.74%) Java Developer
3 46 (9.77%) Administrator
4 41 (8.70%) Analyst
5 27 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (5.52%) Unix Administrator
7 24 (5.10%) Consultant
7 24 (5.10%) Unix Engineer
8 21 (4.46%) C++ Developer
8 21 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
8 21 (4.46%) Senior Developer
9 20 (4.25%) Systems Administrator
10 19 (4.03%) Automation Engineer
11 18 (3.82%) Test Analyst
12 17 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (3.61%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (3.40%) Linux Administrator
14 15 (3.18%) Architect
14 15 (3.18%) Build Engineer
14 15 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (13.59%) Spring
2 45 (9.55%) J2SE
3 42 (8.92%) JMS
4 39 (8.28%) HTML
5 31 (6.58%) CSS
6 27 (5.73%) AngularJS
7 25 (5.31%) J2EE
8 23 (4.88%) Middleware
8 23 (4.88%) XML
9 22 (4.67%) Hibernate
10 20 (4.25%) Java EE
11 19 (4.03%) jQuery
12 18 (3.82%) Regular Expression
13 16 (3.40%) Sass
14 15 (3.18%) Node.js
15 12 (2.55%) LAMP
16 10 (2.12%) Web Services
17 9 (1.91%) Flask
17 9 (1.91%) JSON
17 9 (1.91%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 62 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.16%) Enterprise Software
3 27 (5.73%) Data Centre
4 23 (4.88%) Equity Derivative
5 22 (4.67%) Computer Science
6 20 (4.25%) Clustering
7 15 (3.18%) Equities
8 13 (2.76%) Replication
9 10 (2.12%) Derivative
9 10 (2.12%) PKI
10 9 (1.91%) DataPower
11 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.06%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.06%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.06%) User Experience
13 4 (0.85%) HP Storage
13 4 (0.85%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 264 (56.05%) Unix
2 127 (26.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 127 (26.96%) Windows
3 89 (18.90%) AIX
4 74 (15.71%) Solaris
5 52 (11.04%) HPUX
6 33 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (5.94%) Windows Server
8 17 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (2.97%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.70%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.49%) SUSE
12 6 (1.27%) Android
12 6 (1.27%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.06%) Debian
14 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.85%) CentOS
14 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (14.23%) ITIL
3 61 (12.95%) OO
4 60 (12.74%) OOD
5 59 (12.53%) DevOps
6 57 (12.10%) SDLC
7 51 (10.83%) Migration
8 47 (9.98%) Continuous Integration
9 44 (9.34%) Software Engineering
10 39 (8.28%) Configuration Management
11 35 (7.43%) Change Management
12 30 (6.37%) BDD
12 30 (6.37%) Software Testing
13 29 (6.16%) Unit Testing
14 27 (5.73%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (5.52%) Multithreading
16 24 (5.10%) Scrum
17 21 (4.46%) High Availability
17 21 (4.46%) Kanban
17 21 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 208 (44.16%) Java
2 168 (35.67%) Perl
3 159 (33.76%) SQL
4 90 (19.11%) Python
5 63 (13.38%) Shell Script
6 44 (9.34%) JavaScript
6 44 (9.34%) Korn
7 43 (9.13%) Bash Shell
8 42 (8.92%) PowerShell
9 34 (7.22%) C++
10 30 (6.37%) Ruby
11 28 (5.94%) PHP
12 25 (5.31%) VBScript
13 22 (4.67%) Bourne shell
14 20 (4.25%) C-shell
15 14 (2.97%) C#
15 14 (2.97%) CoffeeScript
16 9 (1.91%) C
17 8 (1.70%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 66 (14.01%) Security Cleared
2 53 (11.25%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.73%) Degree
4 15 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.76%) ISEB
5 13 (2.76%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.27%) OCP
7 6 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (1.06%) VCAP
8 5 (1.06%) VCP6
8 5 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.85%) MCITP
10 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.42%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.42%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.12%) SLA
3 4 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.64%) QA
5 2 (0.42%) WAI
5 2 (0.42%) WCAG
6 1 (0.21%) MISRA
System Software
1 39 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.52%) Docker
3 20 (4.25%) Samba
4 12 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.70%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.70%) vSphere
7 7 (1.49%) SRDF
8 5 (1.06%) GeoWebCache
8 5 (1.06%) vCloud
8 5 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.85%) RHEV
9 4 (0.85%) Veritas File System
9 4 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (0.85%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.64%) Firmware
10 3 (0.64%) zsh
Systems Management
1 35 (7.43%) Ansible
2 29 (6.16%) Puppet
3 23 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (3.82%) Tivoli
5 16 (3.40%) SCOM
6 12 (2.55%) HP SiteScope
6 12 (2.55%) Netcool
7 11 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
8 10 (2.12%) Oracle RMAN
8 10 (2.12%) SCCM
9 7 (1.49%) Nagios
10 6 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (1.27%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.27%) vRealize
11 5 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.06%) TADDM
11 5 (1.06%) WSUS
12 4 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
12 4 (0.85%) CA Wily
12 4 (0.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 98 (20.81%) Red Hat
2 84 (17.83%) Oracle
3 66 (14.01%) Sybase
4 62 (13.16%) HP
5 59 (12.53%) VMware
6 54 (11.46%) Microsoft
7 47 (9.98%) IBM
8 34 (7.22%) EMC
9 21 (4.46%) CA
10 17 (3.61%) Cisco
11 14 (2.97%) Citrix
11 14 (2.97%) Splunk
12 12 (2.55%) Veritas
13 11 (2.34%) Symantec
14 10 (2.12%) 3PAR
15 8 (1.70%) F5
16 6 (1.27%) Brocade
16 6 (1.27%) SunGard
17 5 (1.06%) Apple
18 4 (0.85%) CheckPoint
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