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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 35 18 29
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 135 162 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.78% 6.60% 3.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.58% 30.57% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 64 31
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£350 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £21.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £29.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
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
598 530 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.18% 21.61% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 230 178
Average daily rate £300 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £131 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £9.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 12 September 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
Glasgow -12 66 £388 - 7
Edinburgh -22 33 £338 -15.62% 13
Renfrewshire -3 15 £280 -30.00% 1
Fife +5 6 - - 2
Stirling -9 5 £441 +10.31%
Aberdeen +12 2 £300 -25.00%
Dundee +6 1 £325 - 2
West Lothian -3 1 - - 1
Inverclyde - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 157 (42.09%) UNIX
2 151 (40.48%) Java
3 117 (31.37%) SQL
4 110 (29.49%) Windows
5 93 (24.93%) Finance
6 73 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (19.03%) Oracle
8 67 (17.96%) Perl
9 66 (17.69%) Relational Database
10 65 (17.43%) HTML
11 63 (16.89%) Mac OS X
12 61 (16.35%) JavaScript
12 61 (16.35%) Solaris
13 58 (15.55%) Red Hat
14 57 (15.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 52 (13.94%) HTTP
16 51 (13.67%) SAN
16 51 (13.67%) XML
17 47 (12.60%) AIX
18 44 (11.80%) CSS
19 42 (11.26%) Web Services
20 41 (10.99%) Project Management
21 40 (10.72%) Configuration Management
21 40 (10.72%) OO
21 40 (10.72%) Banking
22 39 (10.46%) DB2
23 38 (10.19%) SOAP
23 38 (10.19%) Microsoft
23 38 (10.19%) Waterfall
24 36 (9.65%) HP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 25 (6.70%) WebSphere
2 14 (3.75%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.95%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.68%) CICS
5 7 (1.88%) IIS
5 7 (1.88%) Apache
6 6 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.34%) FileNet
8 3 (0.80%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.80%) WordPress
8 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.54%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.54%) GemFire
9 2 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.54%) nginx
9 2 (0.54%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 19 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.07%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.27%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.07%) PaaS
1 4 (1.07%) Heroku
2 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.94%) HTTP
2 51 (13.67%) SAN
3 28 (7.51%) NAS
4 22 (5.90%) TCP/IP
5 20 (5.36%) DNS
6 14 (3.75%) IPsec
7 13 (3.49%) Firewall
8 11 (2.95%) SSL
8 11 (2.95%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (2.14%) LAN
9 8 (2.14%) WAN
10 7 (1.88%) DHCP
11 5 (1.34%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.07%) VPN
13 3 (0.80%) Network Security
13 3 (0.80%) Unified Communications
14 2 (0.54%) LDAP
14 2 (0.54%) Connectrix
14 2 (0.54%) Intranet
14 2 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (17.69%) Relational Database
2 39 (10.46%) DB2
3 32 (8.58%) RDBMS
4 20 (5.36%) MySQL
5 19 (5.09%) SQL Server
5 19 (5.09%) Oracle Database
6 16 (4.29%) KDB
7 14 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (3.49%) MongoDB
8 13 (3.49%) Neo4j
9 9 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.88%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (1.34%) Ingres
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
14 1 (0.27%) Big Data
14 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (4.56%) Subversion
2 12 (3.22%) JUnit
3 11 (2.95%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.88%) RSpec
4 7 (1.88%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.88%) Jasmine
5 5 (1.34%) Ant
5 5 (1.34%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (1.07%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.07%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.07%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (0.80%) Maven
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.54%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.27%) Selenium
9 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
General
1 93 (24.93%) Finance
2 40 (10.72%) Banking
3 21 (5.63%) Front Office
4 12 (3.22%) Retail
5 8 (2.14%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.34%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.80%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.80%) Electronics
8 2 (0.54%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 142 (38.07%) Developer
2 68 (18.23%) Java Developer
3 24 (6.43%) Administrator
4 20 (5.36%) Analyst
4 20 (5.36%) Applications Support
5 19 (5.09%) Architect
6 18 (4.83%) Software Engineer
7 17 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (4.56%) Designer
8 16 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (3.49%) C++ Developer
10 12 (3.22%) Support Analyst
10 12 (3.22%) Consultant
10 12 (3.22%) Front-End Developer
10 12 (3.22%) Ruby Developer
11 11 (2.95%) DBA
12 10 (2.68%) Tester
12 10 (2.68%) Applications Support Analyst
12 10 (2.68%) Oracle DBA
13 9 (2.41%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (17.43%) HTML
2 51 (13.67%) XML
3 44 (11.80%) CSS
4 42 (11.26%) Web Services
5 38 (10.19%) SOAP
6 33 (8.85%) Spring
6 33 (8.85%) JSON
7 25 (6.70%) RESTful
8 22 (5.90%) Hibernate
9 20 (5.36%) .NET
9 20 (5.36%) HTML5
10 19 (5.09%) jQuery
11 18 (4.83%) REST
12 17 (4.56%) Ruby on Rails
12 17 (4.56%) Middleware
13 14 (3.75%) JSP
13 14 (3.75%) CSS3
13 14 (3.75%) Backbone.js
14 12 (3.22%) JAX-RS
14 12 (3.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.63%) Clustering
3 19 (5.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (5.09%) Open Source
4 12 (3.22%) FMCG
5 10 (2.68%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.41%) Equities
6 9 (2.41%) Replication
6 9 (2.41%) Derivative
6 9 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.14%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.14%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (1.88%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (1.61%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.61%) User Experience
10 5 (1.34%) Physics
11 4 (1.07%) CMDB
11 4 (1.07%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.80%) e-Health
12 3 (0.80%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 157 (42.09%) UNIX
2 110 (29.49%) Windows
3 63 (16.89%) Mac OS X
4 61 (16.35%) Solaris
5 57 (15.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (12.60%) AIX
7 24 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.41%) SUSE
10 9 (2.41%) HPUX
11 8 (2.14%) zOS
11 8 (2.14%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.61%) Android
13 4 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.07%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.80%) CentOS
14 3 (0.80%) OS/390
15 2 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (10.99%) Project Management
3 40 (10.72%) OO
3 40 (10.72%) Configuration Management
4 38 (10.19%) Waterfall
5 34 (9.12%) Web Development
6 30 (8.04%) Multithreading
7 27 (7.24%) ITIL
8 24 (6.43%) TDD
8 24 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (6.17%) Responsive Web Design
9 23 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (6.17%) Software Engineering
10 20 (5.36%) Unit Testing
11 18 (4.83%) Release Management
11 18 (4.83%) OOD
11 18 (4.83%) BDD
11 18 (4.83%) Mentoring
12 17 (4.56%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (4.29%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 151 (40.48%) Java
2 117 (31.37%) SQL
3 67 (17.96%) Perl
4 61 (16.35%) JavaScript
5 24 (6.43%) Shell Script
6 21 (5.63%) C++
6 21 (5.63%) Python
7 18 (4.83%) Ruby
8 15 (4.02%) C#
9 14 (3.75%) PHP
10 9 (2.41%) Scala
11 8 (2.14%) C
11 8 (2.14%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.88%) CoffeeScript
13 6 (1.61%) Korn
13 6 (1.61%) VB
14 5 (1.34%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.07%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.54%) Jython
16 2 (0.54%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.36%) Degree
4 9 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.34%) MCITP
6 5 (1.34%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.07%) ISEB
8 2 (0.54%) HNC
8 2 (0.54%) HND
8 2 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) CCNP
9 1 (0.27%) CCNA
9 1 (0.27%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.61%) SLA
2 4 (1.07%) COBIT
2 4 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 32 (8.58%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.22%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.22%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.14%) SRDF
6 4 (1.07%) vSphere
7 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.54%) KVM
8 2 (0.54%) RHEV
8 2 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.27%) Samba
9 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.27%) GPFS
9 1 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (4.56%) Netcool
2 16 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 16 (4.29%) Tivoli
3 8 (2.14%) Data Guard
4 7 (1.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (1.34%) SCOM
5 5 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.34%) Capistrano
6 4 (1.07%) Puppet
6 4 (1.07%) Legato
7 3 (0.80%) SCCM
7 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.80%) SCSM
8 2 (0.54%) nmon
8 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.54%) Ionix
8 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 71 (19.03%) Oracle
2 58 (15.55%) Red Hat
3 38 (10.19%) Microsoft
4 36 (9.65%) HP
5 33 (8.85%) IBM
6 28 (7.51%) VMware
7 24 (6.43%) Sybase
8 21 (5.63%) EMC
9 19 (5.09%) Citrix
10 18 (4.83%) Veritas
11 17 (4.56%) Cisco
12 13 (3.49%) JBoss
13 11 (2.95%) Symantec
14 8 (2.14%) Sun
15 6 (1.61%) NetApp
15 6 (1.61%) TIBCO
16 4 (1.07%) Brocade
16 4 (1.07%) CommVault
16 4 (1.07%) Perforce
17 3 (0.80%) SAP
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