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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 21 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 152 165 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.79% 5.80% 6.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.71% 27.09% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 64 110
Median daily rate £364 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £227 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £52.00 £20.00 £33.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -40.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.73%
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
495 609 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.36% 21.41% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 293 298
Median daily rate £320 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £166 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 20
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £100.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +1 56 £375 - 13
Edinburgh +3 49 £400 +12.28% 27
Renfrewshire +13 14 £330 -
Aberdeen +2 11 £288 -
South Ayrshire - 10 £238 -
Fife 0 4 £315 -1.56% 1
Stirling +1 3 - -
East Ayrshire - 3 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 145 (43.67%) Java
2 134 (40.36%) Unix
3 120 (36.14%) SQL
4 91 (27.41%) Finance
5 89 (26.81%) Windows
6 82 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
7 81 (24.40%) Perl
8 67 (20.18%) Python
9 60 (18.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 56 (16.87%) Solaris
10 56 (16.87%) Relational Database
11 55 (16.57%) Oracle
12 53 (15.96%) Banking
13 49 (14.76%) AIX
14 47 (14.16%) Red Hat
15 44 (13.25%) Spring
16 43 (12.95%) Security Cleared
16 43 (12.95%) Shell Script
17 42 (12.65%) VMware
17 42 (12.65%) IBM
18 41 (12.35%) OO
19 40 (12.05%) Apache
19 40 (12.05%) DB2
20 37 (11.14%) JavaScript
20 37 (11.14%) HTML
20 37 (11.14%) ITIL
21 36 (10.84%) Sybase
22 35 (10.54%) RDBMS
22 35 (10.54%) Firewall
22 35 (10.54%) DevOps

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 40 (12.05%) Apache
2 28 (8.43%) JBoss
3 23 (6.93%) Tomcat
4 15 (4.52%) WebSphere
5 11 (3.31%) CMS
6 10 (3.01%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (2.71%) IIS
8 6 (1.81%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.81%) WebSphere Portal
9 5 (1.51%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.20%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.90%) Jadu
11 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.90%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.90%) WebSphere Process Server
12 2 (0.60%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (3.01%) MS Excel
1 10 (3.01%) MS Office
2 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.90%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.30%) Endur
3 1 (0.30%) Findur
3 1 (0.30%) Minerva
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (3.01%) IaaS
4 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.81%) Google Analytics
6 5 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.51%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.51%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.51%) PaaS
7 3 (0.90%) SaaS
8 2 (0.60%) Route 53
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.30%) G Suite
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.54%) Firewall
2 33 (9.94%) SAN
3 28 (8.43%) DNS
4 24 (7.23%) TCP/IP
5 22 (6.63%) HTTP
6 19 (5.72%) Internet
7 15 (4.52%) NAS
7 15 (4.52%) SSL
8 13 (3.92%) iSCSI
9 12 (3.61%) HTTPS
10 11 (3.31%) WAN
11 8 (2.41%) Network Security
12 7 (2.11%) DHCP
12 7 (2.11%) IPsec
13 6 (1.81%) BIG-IP
14 5 (1.51%) Reverse Proxy
15 4 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (1.20%) VPN
16 2 (0.60%) LAN
16 2 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.87%) Relational Database
2 40 (12.05%) DB2
3 35 (10.54%) RDBMS
4 31 (9.34%) SQL Server
5 18 (5.42%) Oracle Database
6 16 (4.82%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.61%) MySQL
8 10 (3.01%) ObjectStore
8 10 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.41%) GIS
10 7 (2.11%) Big Data
11 6 (1.81%) MarkLogic
11 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.20%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.20%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.20%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.90%) DB2 UDB
14 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 22 (6.63%) JUnit
2 18 (5.42%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.42%) JIRA
3 16 (4.82%) Selenium
4 13 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 12 (3.61%) Maven
6 6 (1.81%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.81%) WebDriver
7 5 (1.51%) Subversion
8 4 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.20%) GitLab
8 4 (1.20%) Gradle
9 3 (0.90%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.90%) Hudson
10 2 (0.60%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.60%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.60%) NuGet
10 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.30%) StarTeam
General
1 91 (27.41%) Finance
2 53 (15.96%) Banking
3 13 (3.92%) Law
4 8 (2.41%) Front Office
5 7 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.81%) Retail
7 5 (1.51%) Marketing
7 5 (1.51%) Publishing
8 3 (0.90%) Electronics
9 2 (0.60%) French Language
9 2 (0.60%) German Language
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (22.59%) Developer
2 42 (12.65%) Java Developer
3 35 (10.54%) Analyst
4 32 (9.64%) Administrator
5 18 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (4.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
6 16 (4.82%) Unix Administrator
7 15 (4.52%) Consultant
7 15 (4.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 15 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
7 15 (4.52%) Test Analyst
8 14 (4.22%) Unix Engineer
9 13 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
10 12 (3.61%) Java Engineer
10 12 (3.61%) Software Engineer
10 12 (3.61%) Web Manager
11 11 (3.31%) Linux Administrator
12 10 (3.01%) Java Software Engineer
12 10 (3.01%) Web Production Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (13.25%) Spring
2 37 (11.14%) HTML
3 30 (9.04%) J2EE
4 26 (7.83%) JMS
5 25 (7.53%) CSS
6 20 (6.02%) J2SE
7 18 (5.42%) jQuery
7 18 (5.42%) Middleware
8 16 (4.82%) XML
9 15 (4.52%) Hibernate
10 13 (3.92%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.92%) HTML5
10 13 (3.92%) REST
11 12 (3.61%) JSON
11 12 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (3.61%) Web Services
12 8 (2.41%) JSP
12 8 (2.41%) XSLT
13 6 (1.81%) jBPM
13 6 (1.81%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (8.43%) Computer Science
3 24 (7.23%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.01%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (2.71%) Clustering
8 7 (2.11%) DataPower
8 7 (2.11%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.81%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.20%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.20%) Equities
11 4 (1.20%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.20%) Replication
11 4 (1.20%) User Experience
11 4 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 134 (40.36%) Unix
2 89 (26.81%) Windows
3 60 (18.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 56 (16.87%) Solaris
5 49 (14.76%) AIX
6 23 (6.93%) Windows Server
7 22 (6.63%) HPUX
8 12 (3.61%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.11%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.20%) Android
11 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.90%) CentOS
12 3 (0.90%) Tru64
12 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.60%) SUSE
13 2 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (24.70%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (12.35%) OO
3 37 (11.14%) ITIL
4 35 (10.54%) DevOps
5 30 (9.04%) Software Testing
6 29 (8.73%) Software Engineering
7 26 (7.83%) Configuration Management
7 26 (7.83%) SDLC
8 25 (7.53%) OOD
9 24 (7.23%) BDD
10 17 (5.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (4.52%) Analytics
11 15 (4.52%) Software Distribution
11 15 (4.52%) User Stories
12 14 (4.22%) High Availability
12 14 (4.22%) Scrum
13 13 (3.92%) Asset Management
13 13 (3.92%) Multithreading
13 13 (3.92%) Open Source
13 13 (3.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 145 (43.67%) Java
2 120 (36.14%) SQL
3 81 (24.40%) Perl
4 67 (20.18%) Python
5 43 (12.95%) Shell Script
6 37 (11.14%) JavaScript
7 34 (10.24%) Bash Shell
8 20 (6.02%) PowerShell
9 19 (5.72%) C#
10 17 (5.12%) PHP
11 16 (4.82%) C++
11 16 (4.82%) Korn
12 12 (3.61%) VBScript
13 9 (2.71%) Scala
14 8 (2.41%) Ruby
14 8 (2.41%) VBA
15 7 (2.11%) C-shell
15 7 (2.11%) XPath
15 7 (2.11%) XQuery
16 6 (1.81%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 43 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 27 (8.13%) Degree
4 8 (2.41%) CISSP
5 7 (2.11%) ISEB
6 6 (1.81%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.51%) SANS
8 4 (1.20%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.90%) CEH
9 3 (0.90%) CISM
9 3 (0.90%) GIAC
9 3 (0.90%) VCAP
9 3 (0.90%) VCP6
10 2 (0.60%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.60%) MCSE
10 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.51%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (1.51%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.60%) WAI
4 2 (0.60%) WCAG
5 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.30%) MISRA
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (9.04%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.22%) Docker
4 12 (3.61%) NFS
5 11 (3.31%) vSphere
6 7 (2.11%) PowerHA
6 7 (2.11%) Samba
7 4 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.90%) vCloud
8 3 (0.90%) zsh
9 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.30%) HDFS
10 1 (0.30%) KVM
10 1 (0.30%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (5.72%) Puppet
2 13 (3.92%) Ansible
3 9 (2.71%) QRadar
3 9 (2.71%) Tivoli
4 8 (2.41%) Netcool
4 8 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (1.81%) BladeLogic
6 6 (1.81%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 6 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.81%) SCCM
6 6 (1.81%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.51%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.20%) vRealize
9 3 (0.90%) ArcSight ESM
9 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.90%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (16.57%) Oracle
2 47 (14.16%) Red Hat
3 42 (12.65%) IBM
3 42 (12.65%) VMware
4 36 (10.84%) Sybase
5 30 (9.04%) HP
6 28 (8.43%) Microsoft
7 21 (6.33%) EMC
8 17 (5.12%) Cisco
9 15 (4.52%) NetApp
10 14 (4.22%) Splunk
10 14 (4.22%) Sun
11 13 (3.92%) Citrix
11 13 (3.92%) CommVault
12 11 (3.31%) Dell
12 11 (3.31%) F5
12 11 (3.31%) Symantec
13 9 (2.71%) Veritas
14 8 (2.41%) CA
14 8 (2.41%) Canon
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