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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 15 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 168 230 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.68% 8.96% 7.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.12% 34.23% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 162 63
Average daily rate
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£375 £385 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.59% +9.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 £13.63 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.40% -57.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
577 672 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.50% 26.17% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 338 263
Average daily rate £325 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 9
Average hourly rate £28.10 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.11% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -10 75 £375 -6.25% 30
Glasgow -5 63 £388 +3.33% 10
Aberdeen +9 11 £230 -31.85%
Fife -6 5 - - 2
Stirling -6 4 £444 -4.00%
Renfrewshire -4 2 £451 +22.02%
West Lothian -9 1 £325 -18.75% 1
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (40.19%) UNIX
2 104 (33.44%) SQL
3 94 (30.23%) Windows
4 90 (28.94%) Java
5 78 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (23.47%) Finance
7 62 (19.94%) Perl
8 58 (18.65%) Oracle
9 54 (17.36%) Red Hat
10 47 (15.11%) Solaris
10 47 (15.11%) Software Engineering
10 47 (15.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (14.79%) Relational Database
12 42 (13.50%) SDLC
13 39 (12.54%) Python
14 38 (12.22%) JavaScript
15 37 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (11.58%) Active Directory
17 35 (11.25%) Web Services
17 35 (11.25%) Banking
18 34 (10.93%) Spring
19 32 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (10.29%) RDBMS
20 31 (9.97%) SAN
20 31 (9.97%) XML
20 31 (9.97%) DB2
20 31 (9.97%) Security Cleared
21 30 (9.65%) Degree
21 30 (9.65%) JUnit
21 30 (9.65%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 19 (6.11%) Apache
2 18 (5.79%) JBoss
2 18 (5.79%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.86%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.22%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.89%) WordPress
6 8 (2.57%) nginx
7 7 (2.25%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.61%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.61%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.61%) IIS
9 5 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.61%) CMS
10 4 (1.29%) CICS
10 4 (1.29%) WebSphere Process Server
10 4 (1.29%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.96%) SAS
11 3 (0.96%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 18 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.61%) Loan IQ
3 2 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.64%) Maximo
4 1 (0.32%) assyst
4 1 (0.32%) FileNet Content Manager
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.64%) Route 53
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Heroku
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.97%) SAN
2 28 (9.00%) Firewall
3 24 (7.72%) LDAP
4 19 (6.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (4.18%) IPsec
6 12 (3.86%) Network Security
6 12 (3.86%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (3.86%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.54%) NAS
8 9 (2.89%) 802.11
9 8 (2.57%) DNS
9 8 (2.57%) HTTP
10 6 (1.93%) Internet
11 5 (1.61%) SSL
11 5 (1.61%) DHCP
12 4 (1.29%) LAN
12 4 (1.29%) SNMP
13 3 (0.96%) WAN
13 3 (0.96%) VPN
13 3 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.79%) Relational Database
2 32 (10.29%) RDBMS
3 31 (9.97%) DB2
4 28 (9.00%) Oracle Database
5 18 (5.79%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (3.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.89%) MySQL
9 8 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.61%) Redis
12 4 (1.29%) Big Data
13 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.96%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (0.96%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.96%) KDB
13 3 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Miner
14 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (9.65%) JUnit
2 14 (4.50%) Selenium
2 14 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.18%) Artifactory
3 13 (4.18%) Ant
4 12 (3.86%) Maven
4 12 (3.86%) JIRA
5 11 (3.54%) WebDriver
5 11 (3.54%) Hudson
6 10 (3.22%) Git (software)
7 9 (2.89%) Subversion
8 5 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (1.29%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.29%) Introscope
10 2 (0.64%) JMeter
10 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.64%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.32%) Robot Framework
11 1 (0.32%) Toad
General
1 73 (23.47%) Finance
2 35 (11.25%) Banking
3 15 (4.82%) Front Office
4 11 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.93%) Legal
6 3 (0.96%) Retail
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Local Government
7 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 87 (27.97%) Developer
2 51 (16.40%) Java Developer
3 42 (13.50%) Analyst
4 27 (8.68%) Software Engineer
5 26 (8.36%) Administrator
6 21 (6.75%) Senior Developer
7 18 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (5.14%) Integration Engineer
9 14 (4.50%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (4.18%) Designer
11 12 (3.86%) UNIX Administrator
12 11 (3.54%) Architect
13 10 (3.22%) Consultant
14 9 (2.89%) Software Developer
14 9 (2.89%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 9 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 8 (2.57%) Test Engineer
15 8 (2.57%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.25%) Web Services
2 34 (10.93%) Spring
3 31 (9.97%) XML
4 23 (7.40%) HTML
5 22 (7.07%) J2SE
5 22 (7.07%) JMS
6 20 (6.43%) .NET
7 18 (5.79%) Middleware
8 17 (5.47%) CSS
9 13 (4.18%) SOAP
9 13 (4.18%) RESTful
10 11 (3.54%) J2EE
11 10 (3.22%) DOM
11 10 (3.22%) JAXB
11 10 (3.22%) Java EE
11 10 (3.22%) JSON
12 8 (2.57%) jQuery
12 8 (2.57%) JSP
13 7 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
13 7 (2.25%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.43%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.50%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.18%) Clustering
5 11 (3.54%) Device Driver
6 10 (3.22%) Equity Derivative
7 8 (2.57%) Equities
7 8 (2.57%) Derivative
8 6 (1.93%) Statistics
8 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.29%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.29%) LPAR
11 3 (0.96%) iSeries
11 3 (0.96%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.96%) GIS
11 3 (0.96%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.64%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 125 (40.19%) UNIX
2 94 (30.23%) Windows
3 47 (15.11%) Solaris
3 47 (15.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (7.40%) AIX
5 11 (3.54%) HPUX
5 11 (3.54%) Mac OS X
6 8 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.93%) zOS
7 6 (1.93%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.61%) Android
8 5 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.61%) SUSE
9 4 (1.29%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.64%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.32%) Debian
12 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.08%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (15.11%) Software Engineering
3 42 (13.50%) SDLC
4 32 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (8.68%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (8.68%) TDD
5 27 (8.68%) OO
5 27 (8.68%) OOD
6 22 (7.07%) Configuration Management
6 22 (7.07%) Migration
7 17 (5.47%) Web Development
7 17 (5.47%) Performance Testing
8 15 (4.82%) Scrum
8 15 (4.82%) Change Management
8 15 (4.82%) ITIL
8 15 (4.82%) Database Tuning
9 14 (4.50%) Unit Testing
10 13 (4.18%) SOA
10 13 (4.18%) Server Building
11 12 (3.86%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 104 (33.44%) SQL
2 90 (28.94%) Java
3 62 (19.94%) Perl
4 39 (12.54%) Python
5 38 (12.22%) JavaScript
6 26 (8.36%) C#
7 21 (6.75%) C++
8 18 (5.79%) PHP
9 16 (5.14%) Shell Script
10 15 (4.82%) PL/SQL
11 11 (3.54%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.89%) Jython
13 8 (2.57%) Ruby
13 8 (2.57%) PHP5
14 7 (2.25%) C
15 5 (1.61%) Groovy
16 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.29%) Scala
16 4 (1.29%) Korn
16 4 (1.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (9.97%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.65%) Degree
3 27 (8.68%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.86%) MCSE
6 8 (2.57%) ISEB
6 8 (2.57%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.93%) Sun Certification
8 5 (1.61%) PMP
8 5 (1.61%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.61%) GCIA
8 5 (1.61%) CISSP
9 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.29%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.96%) CCNA
10 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.64%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.57%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) SLA
2 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (11.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (1.93%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.29%) NFS
6 4 (1.29%) Xen
6 4 (1.29%) zsh
7 3 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (0.96%) vSphere
7 3 (0.96%) Firmware
8 2 (0.64%) Samba
8 2 (0.64%) SRDF
9 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 10 (3.22%) Tivoli
2 10 (3.22%) Netcool
2 10 (3.22%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (2.57%) Puppet
4 6 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.93%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (1.29%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.29%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.64%) logstash
8 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.64%) Nessus
8 2 (0.64%) Nmap
8 2 (0.64%) Nagios
8 2 (0.64%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 58 (18.65%) Oracle
2 54 (17.36%) Red Hat
3 30 (9.65%) Microsoft
4 27 (8.68%) VMware
5 26 (8.36%) Sybase
6 25 (8.04%) HP
7 20 (6.43%) Citrix
7 20 (6.43%) Veritas
8 17 (5.47%) EMC
9 16 (5.14%) Sun
10 8 (2.57%) ArcSight
11 7 (2.25%) Cisco
12 6 (1.93%) CA
13 5 (1.61%) NetApp
13 5 (1.61%) IBM
14 4 (1.29%) Dell
15 3 (0.96%) ForgeRock
15 3 (0.96%) Teradata
16 2 (0.64%) Google
16 2 (0.64%) Apple
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