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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 150 142 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.11% 5.75% 6.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.60% 23.51% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 70 57
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£363 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £274 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £13.88 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.83% -56.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
586 604 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.96% 24.46% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 252 243
Average daily rate £322 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £307
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 18
Average hourly rate £26.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £20.60 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 26 March 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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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 -4 67 £350 -6.66% 32
Glasgow -5 56 £381 -4.68% 13
Stirling -7 5 £450 - 4
Fife -2 4 - - 1
West Lothian -8 2 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Highlands - - - - 1
South Ayrshire - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Lanarkshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 128 (40.89%) UNIX
2 109 (34.82%) SQL
3 107 (34.19%) Java
4 89 (28.43%) Windows
5 75 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (21.73%) Oracle
6 68 (21.73%) Red Hat
7 61 (19.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 58 (18.53%) Solaris
9 57 (18.21%) Perl
10 53 (16.93%) Web Services
11 52 (16.61%) Finance
12 51 (16.29%) SAN
13 41 (13.10%) Degree
14 40 (12.78%) Relational Database
15 39 (12.46%) Security Cleared
15 39 (12.46%) VMware
15 39 (12.46%) Active Directory
16 37 (11.82%) JavaScript
17 35 (11.18%) Software Engineering
18 34 (10.86%) SC Cleared
18 34 (10.86%) Configuration Management
19 33 (10.54%) Python
19 33 (10.54%) Banking
20 32 (10.22%) Veritas
21 31 (9.90%) Citrix
22 30 (9.58%) JBoss
23 29 (9.27%) Firewall
23 29 (9.27%) Computer Science
24 28 (8.95%) Clustering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 30 (9.58%) JBoss
2 25 (7.99%) Apache
3 21 (6.71%) WebSphere
4 17 (5.43%) WebLogic
5 15 (4.79%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.19%) IIS
7 9 (2.88%) WordPress
8 8 (2.56%) nginx
9 6 (1.92%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.60%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (1.60%) GlassFish
10 5 (1.60%) CMS
11 4 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.28%) FileNet
11 4 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.96%) SAS
12 3 (0.96%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.64%) Documentum
Applications
1 13 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.92%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.64%) FileNet Content Manager
4 1 (0.32%) assyst
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.64%) PaaS
3 2 (0.64%) Route 53
4 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Heroku
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.29%) SAN
2 29 (9.27%) Firewall
3 24 (7.67%) LDAP
4 23 (7.35%) IPsec
4 23 (7.35%) NAS
5 16 (5.11%) DNS
6 13 (4.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 11 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.51%) DHCP
8 10 (3.19%) HTTP
9 8 (2.56%) Network Security
10 7 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.92%) Internet
11 6 (1.92%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.28%) LAN
12 4 (1.28%) WAN
12 4 (1.28%) 802.11
13 3 (0.96%) BIG-IP
13 3 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
13 3 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.78%) Relational Database
2 26 (8.31%) RDBMS
3 22 (7.03%) Oracle Database
4 20 (6.39%) DB2
5 18 (5.75%) SQL Server
6 14 (4.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (2.56%) MySQL
8 8 (2.56%) Big Data
9 7 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.92%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.28%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Miner
13 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.64%) Redis
13 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
14 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 21 (6.71%) JUnit
2 14 (4.47%) Ant
2 14 (4.47%) Selenium
3 12 (3.83%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.51%) Subversion
5 10 (3.19%) JMeter
5 10 (3.19%) Maven
5 10 (3.19%) Artifactory
6 9 (2.88%) JIRA
6 9 (2.88%) WebDriver
7 8 (2.56%) Hudson
8 7 (2.24%) VisualVM
8 7 (2.24%) JProfiler
9 6 (1.92%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (1.28%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.28%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.64%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.64%) Cucumber
General
1 52 (16.61%) Finance
2 33 (10.54%) Banking
3 7 (2.24%) Front Office
4 5 (1.60%) Retail
4 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.96%) Retail Banking
5 3 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.32%) Billing
6 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 75 (23.96%) Developer
2 46 (14.70%) Java Developer
3 45 (14.38%) Analyst
4 38 (12.14%) Administrator
5 27 (8.63%) Systems Administrator
6 23 (7.35%) Software Engineer
7 16 (5.11%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (4.47%) UNIX Administrator
9 13 (4.15%) Designer
9 13 (4.15%) Test Analyst
9 13 (4.15%) Senior Developer
10 12 (3.83%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.51%) Linux Administrator
11 11 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (3.51%) Software Developer
11 11 (3.51%) Architect
12 10 (3.19%) Tester
12 10 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.19%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.93%) Web Services
2 27 (8.63%) Spring
3 26 (8.31%) HTML
3 26 (8.31%) XML
4 19 (6.07%) Middleware
4 19 (6.07%) .NET
5 17 (5.43%) SOAP
6 15 (4.79%) CSS
6 15 (4.79%) JMS
7 13 (4.15%) RESTful
7 13 (4.15%) J2SE
8 10 (3.19%) J2EE
8 10 (3.19%) JSON
9 9 (2.88%) jQuery
9 9 (2.88%) Hibernate
10 7 (2.24%) Java EE
10 7 (2.24%) JSP
10 7 (2.24%) DOM
10 7 (2.24%) JAXB
11 6 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.27%) Computer Science
2 28 (8.95%) Clustering
3 26 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.24%) Equity Derivative
5 7 (2.24%) Device Driver
6 6 (1.92%) Open Source
7 5 (1.60%) iSeries
8 4 (1.28%) GIS
9 3 (0.96%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.96%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.96%) Equities
9 3 (0.96%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.96%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.64%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.64%) CESG
10 2 (0.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 128 (40.89%) UNIX
2 89 (28.43%) Windows
3 61 (19.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (18.53%) Solaris
5 23 (7.35%) AIX
6 14 (4.47%) HPUX
7 11 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.51%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.28%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.28%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.28%) Android
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.28%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.28%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.96%) SUSE
12 2 (0.64%) zOS
12 2 (0.64%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (11.18%) Software Engineering
3 34 (10.86%) Configuration Management
4 25 (7.99%) ITIL
4 25 (7.99%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (7.67%) Migration
6 23 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (6.71%) Performance Testing
8 20 (6.39%) OO
8 20 (6.39%) Software Distribution
9 18 (5.75%) OOD
10 17 (5.43%) SOA
11 16 (5.11%) TDD
11 16 (5.11%) Test Automation
12 14 (4.47%) Information Security
13 13 (4.15%) Web Development
13 13 (4.15%) Unit Testing
13 13 (4.15%) Scrum
14 12 (3.83%) Database Tuning
14 12 (3.83%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 109 (34.82%) SQL
2 107 (34.19%) Java
3 57 (18.21%) Perl
4 37 (11.82%) JavaScript
5 33 (10.54%) Python
6 20 (6.39%) PHP
7 17 (5.43%) C++
8 16 (5.11%) PL/SQL
9 10 (3.19%) C#
9 10 (3.19%) Ruby
10 9 (2.88%) PHP5
10 9 (2.88%) C
11 7 (2.24%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.92%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.60%) Groovy
13 5 (1.60%) Jython
14 4 (1.28%) VB
15 3 (0.96%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.64%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (13.10%) Degree
2 39 (12.46%) Security Cleared
3 34 (10.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.24%) MCSE
4 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.24%) RHCE
5 6 (1.92%) Sun Certification
5 6 (1.92%) ISEB
5 6 (1.92%) CISSP
5 6 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.60%) GCIA
6 5 (1.60%) PMP
6 5 (1.60%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.96%) CCNA
8 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.64%) CCNP
9 2 (0.64%) OCP
9 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.24%) QA
2 4 (1.28%) SLA
3 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (12.46%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.51%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.28%) NFS
6 4 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.96%) KVM
7 3 (0.96%) RHEV
7 3 (0.96%) Xen
7 3 (0.96%) Samba
8 2 (0.64%) Firmware
8 2 (0.64%) SRDF
8 2 (0.64%) vSphere
9 1 (0.32%) zsh
9 1 (0.32%) GPFS
9 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (6.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 19 (6.07%) Tivoli
2 19 (6.07%) Netcool
3 8 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (2.24%) Puppet
5 6 (1.92%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.64%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.64%) Nessus
7 2 (0.64%) Nmap
7 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.32%) Graphite
8 1 (0.32%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.32%) logstash
8 1 (0.32%) StatsD
Vendors
1 68 (21.73%) Oracle
1 68 (21.73%) Red Hat
2 39 (12.46%) VMware
3 32 (10.22%) Veritas
4 31 (9.90%) Citrix
5 25 (7.99%) EMC
6 18 (5.75%) Microsoft
6 18 (5.75%) HP
7 17 (5.43%) IBM
8 16 (5.11%) Sybase
9 14 (4.47%) Sun
10 9 (2.88%) ArcSight
10 9 (2.88%) NetApp
11 4 (1.28%) BMC
11 4 (1.28%) Cisco
11 4 (1.28%) F5
12 3 (0.96%) ForgeRock
12 3 (0.96%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.96%) Teradata
12 3 (0.96%) Dell
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