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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 33 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 132 163 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.72% 6.65% 3.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.56% 32.21% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 70 32
Average daily rate
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£368 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £11.25 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £20.00 £38.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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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
585 506 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.93% 20.64% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 224 179
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 £135 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.13 £32.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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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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
Glasgow -9 66 £400 - 18
Edinburgh -25 33 £388 -3.12% 21
Renfrewshire -11 12 £275 -31.37%
Stirling -5 7 £441 +10.31%
Fife +6 5 - - 4
Aberdeen +6 2 £300 +90.47% 2
West Lothian -7 1 - - 4
North Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Inverclyde - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
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UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 153 (41.80%) UNIX
2 145 (39.62%) Java
3 113 (30.87%) SQL
4 109 (29.78%) Windows
5 91 (24.86%) Finance
6 71 (19.40%) Oracle
7 67 (18.31%) Perl
8 66 (18.03%) HTML
9 62 (16.94%) Relational Database
10 61 (16.67%) Mac OS X
11 60 (16.39%) Red Hat
11 60 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 58 (15.85%) JavaScript
12 58 (15.85%) Solaris
13 53 (14.48%) XML
13 53 (14.48%) HTTP
14 51 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
15 49 (13.39%) SAN
15 49 (13.39%) AIX
16 46 (12.57%) CSS
17 43 (11.75%) Web Services
18 42 (11.48%) Project Management
19 40 (10.93%) SOAP
20 39 (10.66%) OO
20 39 (10.66%) Banking
21 38 (10.38%) Waterfall
21 38 (10.38%) Microsoft
22 37 (10.11%) HP
23 35 (9.56%) DB2
23 35 (9.56%) JSON

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (6.83%) WebSphere
2 16 (4.37%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.01%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.73%) CICS
5 8 (2.19%) Apache
6 7 (1.91%) IIS
7 6 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.37%) FileNet
9 3 (0.82%) WordPress
9 3 (0.82%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.55%) GemFire
10 2 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.55%) nginx
10 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.09%) PaaS
1 4 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.09%) Heroku
2 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.48%) HTTP
2 49 (13.39%) SAN
3 24 (6.56%) NAS
4 23 (6.28%) TCP/IP
5 20 (5.46%) DNS
6 13 (3.55%) Firewall
7 12 (3.28%) Reverse Proxy
7 12 (3.28%) SSL
8 9 (2.46%) WAN
8 9 (2.46%) LAN
8 9 (2.46%) IPsec
9 6 (1.64%) DHCP
10 5 (1.37%) VPN
10 5 (1.37%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.82%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.55%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.55%) Connectrix
12 2 (0.55%) LDAP
13 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (16.94%) Relational Database
2 35 (9.56%) DB2
3 28 (7.65%) RDBMS
4 20 (5.46%) KDB
4 20 (5.46%) SQL Server
4 20 (5.46%) Oracle Database
5 19 (5.19%) MySQL
6 15 (4.10%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (3.55%) Neo4j
8 9 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.91%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (1.37%) Ingres
11 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.55%) Informix
14 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 17 (4.64%) Subversion
2 12 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.01%) JUnit
4 7 (1.91%) RSpec
4 7 (1.91%) Cucumber
4 7 (1.91%) Jasmine
5 5 (1.37%) Ant
5 5 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (1.37%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.09%) Apache Ivy
6 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.09%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.82%) Maven
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.55%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.27%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.27%) JBehave
General
1 91 (24.86%) Finance
2 39 (10.66%) Banking
3 20 (5.46%) Front Office
4 13 (3.55%) Retail
5 8 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.82%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.55%) Marketing
8 2 (0.55%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 142 (38.80%) Developer
2 67 (18.31%) Java Developer
3 23 (6.28%) Administrator
4 21 (5.74%) Analyst
5 19 (5.19%) Architect
6 18 (4.92%) Applications Support
6 18 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (4.64%) Designer
8 16 (4.37%) C++ Developer
8 16 (4.37%) Software Engineer
9 15 (4.10%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (3.28%) Ruby Developer
10 12 (3.28%) Front-End Developer
10 12 (3.28%) Support Analyst
10 12 (3.28%) Consultant
11 11 (3.01%) DBA
12 10 (2.73%) Tester
12 10 (2.73%) Programmer
12 10 (2.73%) Oracle DBA
12 10 (2.73%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (18.03%) HTML
2 53 (14.48%) XML
3 46 (12.57%) CSS
4 43 (11.75%) Web Services
5 40 (10.93%) SOAP
6 35 (9.56%) JSON
7 32 (8.74%) Spring
8 25 (6.83%) RESTful
9 22 (6.01%) Hibernate
10 21 (5.74%) .NET
11 20 (5.46%) HTML5
12 19 (5.19%) jQuery
13 18 (4.92%) REST
13 18 (4.92%) Middleware
14 17 (4.64%) Ruby on Rails
15 14 (3.83%) CSS3
15 14 (3.83%) JSP
15 14 (3.83%) Backbone.js
16 13 (3.55%) FIX Protocol
17 12 (3.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.74%) Open Source
2 19 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 18 (4.92%) Clustering
4 12 (3.28%) FMCG
5 11 (3.01%) Derivative
5 11 (3.01%) Equities
6 10 (2.73%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.46%) Replication
7 9 (2.46%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.19%) Mathematics
8 8 (2.19%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.37%) Physics
11 3 (0.82%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.82%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.82%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 153 (41.80%) UNIX
2 109 (29.78%) Windows
3 61 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 60 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (15.85%) Solaris
6 49 (13.39%) AIX
7 21 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (2.73%) HPUX
11 9 (2.46%) SUSE
12 8 (2.19%) zOS
13 6 (1.64%) Android
14 4 (1.09%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.09%) Windows 7
14 4 (1.09%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.82%) OS/390
15 3 (0.82%) CentOS
16 2 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.27%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (13.93%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (11.48%) Project Management
3 39 (10.66%) OO
4 38 (10.38%) Waterfall
5 34 (9.29%) Web Development
5 34 (9.29%) Configuration Management
6 31 (8.47%) Multithreading
7 27 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (7.38%) ITIL
8 24 (6.56%) TDD
9 23 (6.28%) Responsive Web Design
10 22 (6.01%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (5.46%) Unit Testing
11 20 (5.46%) Software Engineering
12 19 (5.19%) BDD
13 18 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (4.92%) Release Management
14 17 (4.64%) OOD
15 15 (4.10%) Performance Testing
16 14 (3.83%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (39.62%) Java
2 113 (30.87%) SQL
3 67 (18.31%) Perl
4 58 (15.85%) JavaScript
5 26 (7.10%) Shell Script
6 23 (6.28%) Python
6 23 (6.28%) C++
7 18 (4.92%) Ruby
8 17 (4.64%) C#
9 12 (3.28%) PHP
10 10 (2.73%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.46%) Scala
12 8 (2.19%) Korn
13 7 (1.91%) C
13 7 (1.91%) CoffeeScript
14 6 (1.64%) VB
15 5 (1.37%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.55%) R
17 2 (0.55%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 32 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.92%) Degree
4 9 (2.46%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.64%) MCITP
6 6 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.37%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.09%) ISEB
9 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.55%) CCNA
9 2 (0.55%) HNC
9 2 (0.55%) HND
10 1 (0.27%) MCSE
10 1 (0.27%) CCNP
10 1 (0.27%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CISSP
10 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.64%) SLA
2 4 (1.09%) QA
2 4 (1.09%) COBIT
2 4 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.55%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (2.73%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.19%) SRDF
7 5 (1.37%) vSphere
8 3 (0.82%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.82%) RHEV
8 3 (0.82%) KVM
9 2 (0.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.27%) NFS
10 1 (0.27%) Samba
10 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (3.83%) Netcool
2 12 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (3.28%) Tivoli
3 8 (2.19%) Data Guard
4 7 (1.91%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (1.64%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.37%) Capistrano
7 4 (1.09%) Puppet
7 4 (1.09%) Legato
8 3 (0.82%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.55%) nmon
9 2 (0.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.55%) Ionix
9 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.55%) SCOM
9 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 71 (19.40%) Oracle
2 60 (16.39%) Red Hat
3 38 (10.38%) Microsoft
4 37 (10.11%) HP
5 31 (8.47%) IBM
6 30 (8.20%) VMware
7 23 (6.28%) Sybase
8 22 (6.01%) EMC
9 17 (4.64%) Cisco
10 14 (3.83%) Veritas
11 13 (3.55%) Citrix
11 13 (3.55%) JBoss
12 12 (3.28%) Symantec
13 8 (2.19%) Sun
14 7 (1.91%) NetApp
15 6 (1.64%) TIBCO
16 4 (1.09%) Brocade
16 4 (1.09%) Perforce
16 4 (1.09%) CommVault
17 3 (0.82%) SAP
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