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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 24 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 176 198 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.76% 7.47% 6.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.72% 29.82% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 118 61
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.25 £13.63 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.71% -57.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
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
635 664 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.77% 25.06% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 300 269
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 16
Average hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.75% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -8 72 £375 -6.25% 33
Glasgow 0 71 £375 -6.25% 18
Aberdeen +2 7 £230 -31.85% 1
Fife -3 7 - -
Stirling -10 5 £450 -
Dundee - - - - 2
Lanarkshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 4
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 125 (38.70%) UNIX
2 115 (35.60%) SQL
3 104 (32.20%) Java
4 98 (30.34%) Windows
5 72 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (21.05%) Finance
7 62 (19.20%) Oracle
8 59 (18.27%) Red Hat
9 57 (17.65%) Perl
10 54 (16.72%) Solaris
11 51 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 49 (15.17%) Web Services
13 45 (13.93%) SAN
14 42 (13.00%) Active Directory
15 41 (12.69%) Software Engineering
15 41 (12.69%) Relational Database
16 37 (11.46%) Degree
16 37 (11.46%) Banking
17 36 (11.15%) Security Cleared
17 36 (11.15%) JavaScript
18 35 (10.84%) VMware
19 33 (10.22%) Configuration Management
19 33 (10.22%) Firewall
19 33 (10.22%) SC Cleared
20 32 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (9.60%) Python
21 31 (9.60%) Citrix
22 30 (9.29%) XML
22 30 (9.29%) Spring
23 28 (8.67%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 25 (7.74%) JBoss
2 24 (7.43%) Apache
3 23 (7.12%) WebSphere
4 15 (4.64%) WebLogic
5 14 (4.33%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.10%) IIS
7 9 (2.79%) WordPress
8 8 (2.48%) nginx
9 7 (2.17%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.55%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (1.55%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (1.55%) GlassFish
11 5 (1.55%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.24%) CICS
12 4 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.24%) FileNet
12 4 (1.24%) CMS
12 4 (1.24%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 14 (4.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.17%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.24%) Loan IQ
3 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.62%) FileNet Content Manager
4 2 (0.62%) Maximo
5 1 (0.31%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.62%) PaaS
4 2 (0.62%) Route 53
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 45 (13.93%) SAN
2 33 (10.22%) Firewall
3 24 (7.43%) LDAP
4 23 (7.12%) IPsec
5 20 (6.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 20 (6.19%) NAS
6 13 (4.02%) Network Security
6 13 (4.02%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.72%) DNS
7 12 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (2.79%) 802.11
8 9 (2.79%) HTTP
8 9 (2.79%) DHCP
9 6 (1.86%) Internet
10 4 (1.24%) SSL
10 4 (1.24%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (0.93%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.93%) SNMP
11 3 (0.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.69%) Relational Database
2 27 (8.36%) DB2
2 27 (8.36%) RDBMS
3 23 (7.12%) Oracle Database
4 17 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 13 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (2.48%) MySQL
8 6 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.24%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.62%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.62%) Redis
11 2 (0.62%) Big Data
11 2 (0.62%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 24 (7.43%) JUnit
2 14 (4.33%) Selenium
3 13 (4.02%) Ant
3 13 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.41%) Artifactory
5 10 (3.10%) WebDriver
5 10 (3.10%) Subversion
5 10 (3.10%) Maven
5 10 (3.10%) JIRA
6 9 (2.79%) JMeter
6 9 (2.79%) Hudson
7 7 (2.17%) VisualVM
7 7 (2.17%) JProfiler
8 6 (1.86%) Git (software)
9 5 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.24%) Introscope
11 2 (0.62%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.62%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
General
1 68 (21.05%) Finance
2 37 (11.46%) Banking
3 12 (3.72%) Front Office
4 9 (2.79%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.55%) Retail
5 5 (1.55%) Legal
6 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 82 (25.39%) Developer
2 49 (15.17%) Java Developer
3 45 (13.93%) Analyst
4 34 (10.53%) Administrator
5 27 (8.36%) Software Engineer
6 20 (6.19%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (5.57%) Integration Engineer
8 16 (4.95%) Senior Developer
9 13 (4.02%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.02%) Test Analyst
9 13 (4.02%) UNIX Administrator
9 13 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (3.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 12 (3.72%) Designer
10 12 (3.72%) Architect
10 12 (3.72%) Consultant
11 11 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (3.41%) Linux Administrator
12 9 (2.79%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 9 (2.79%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.17%) Web Services
2 30 (9.29%) XML
2 30 (9.29%) Spring
3 28 (8.67%) HTML
4 22 (6.81%) .NET
5 19 (5.88%) JMS
6 17 (5.26%) J2SE
7 14 (4.33%) SOAP
7 14 (4.33%) CSS
8 13 (4.02%) Middleware
9 12 (3.72%) RESTful
10 10 (3.10%) J2EE
10 10 (3.10%) JSON
11 9 (2.79%) jQuery
12 8 (2.48%) Hibernate
12 8 (2.48%) JSP
13 7 (2.17%) JAXB
13 7 (2.17%) DOM
13 7 (2.17%) Java EE
14 5 (1.55%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.67%) Clustering
3 24 (7.43%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.41%) Device Driver
5 8 (2.48%) Equity Derivative
5 8 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.55%) Statistics
7 4 (1.24%) Equities
7 4 (1.24%) LPAR
7 4 (1.24%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.24%) Derivative
8 3 (0.93%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.93%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.93%) Open Source
8 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) GIS
8 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.62%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 125 (38.70%) UNIX
2 98 (30.34%) Windows
3 54 (16.72%) Solaris
4 51 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (7.74%) AIX
6 12 (3.72%) HPUX
6 12 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.41%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.86%) zOS
10 5 (1.55%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (1.24%) SUSE
11 4 (1.24%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.24%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.93%) Android
12 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.62%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (12.69%) Software Engineering
3 33 (10.22%) Configuration Management
4 28 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (8.36%) Migration
6 23 (7.12%) OO
7 22 (6.81%) ITIL
7 22 (6.81%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (6.50%) OOD
9 20 (6.19%) Software Distribution
10 19 (5.88%) TDD
11 17 (5.26%) Performance Testing
12 16 (4.95%) SOA
13 14 (4.33%) Scrum
13 14 (4.33%) Web Development
13 14 (4.33%) Test Automation
14 13 (4.02%) Database Tuning
14 13 (4.02%) Unit Testing
15 12 (3.72%) Information Security
15 12 (3.72%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 115 (35.60%) SQL
2 104 (32.20%) Java
3 57 (17.65%) Perl
4 36 (11.15%) JavaScript
5 31 (9.60%) Python
6 19 (5.88%) C#
7 17 (5.26%) C++
8 15 (4.64%) PL/SQL
9 13 (4.02%) PHP
10 11 (3.41%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.79%) Jython
11 9 (2.79%) PHP5
11 9 (2.79%) Ruby
12 8 (2.48%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.48%) C
13 5 (1.55%) VB
13 5 (1.55%) Groovy
14 4 (1.24%) Korn
15 3 (0.93%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.62%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 37 (11.46%) Degree
2 36 (11.15%) Security Cleared
3 33 (10.22%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.48%) ISEB
5 8 (2.48%) MCSE
5 8 (2.48%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.17%) RHCE
7 6 (1.86%) Sun Certification
7 6 (1.86%) CISSP
8 5 (1.55%) PMP
8 5 (1.55%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.55%) GCIA
9 4 (1.24%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.93%) CCNA
11 2 (0.62%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.17%) QA
2 4 (1.24%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (13.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.79%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.24%) NFS
6 4 (1.24%) Xen
7 3 (0.93%) Firmware
7 3 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.62%) SRDF
8 2 (0.62%) vSphere
8 2 (0.62%) Samba
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.31%) KVM
9 1 (0.31%) zsh
9 1 (0.31%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 20 (6.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 19 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 19 (5.88%) Netcool
3 8 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (2.17%) Puppet
5 6 (1.86%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.24%) Data Guard
7 4 (1.24%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.62%) Nessus
9 2 (0.62%) Nmap
9 2 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.31%) Control-M
10 1 (0.31%) Nagios
10 1 (0.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 62 (19.20%) Oracle
2 59 (18.27%) Red Hat
3 35 (10.84%) VMware
4 31 (9.60%) Citrix
5 28 (8.67%) Veritas
6 23 (7.12%) EMC
7 21 (6.50%) Microsoft
7 21 (6.50%) HP
8 19 (5.88%) Sybase
9 14 (4.33%) Sun
10 10 (3.10%) IBM
11 9 (2.79%) NetApp
11 9 (2.79%) ArcSight
12 7 (2.17%) CA
12 7 (2.17%) Cisco
13 4 (1.24%) Dell
13 4 (1.24%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.24%) F5
14 3 (0.93%) TIBCO
14 3 (0.93%) ForgeRock
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