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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 149 145 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.39% 5.97% 5.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.56% 23.27% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 73 61
Average daily rate
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£369 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £267 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £23.50 £11.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -60.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +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
561 623 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.30% 25.64% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 266 245
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £125 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.40 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -6 67 £369 -1.66% 19
Glasgow +5 52 £350 -12.50% 20
Fife -3 4 - - 1
Aberdeen +4 3 - - 4
West Lothian -1 3 - - 3
Stirling -12 2 £450 -
Dundee - - - - 4
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Highlands - - - - 1
South Ayrshire - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
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UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 141 (46.08%) UNIX
2 116 (37.91%) Java
3 104 (33.99%) SQL
4 82 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (24.51%) Windows
6 71 (23.20%) Perl
7 62 (20.26%) Oracle
8 61 (19.93%) Red Hat
9 58 (18.95%) Solaris
10 57 (18.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 51 (16.67%) SAN
11 51 (16.67%) Finance
12 46 (15.03%) Web Services
13 43 (14.05%) Active Directory
13 43 (14.05%) Security Cleared
14 42 (13.73%) Degree
14 42 (13.73%) Relational Database
15 39 (12.75%) SC Cleared
16 37 (12.09%) VMware
16 37 (12.09%) Configuration Management
17 36 (11.76%) Veritas
17 36 (11.76%) JavaScript
17 36 (11.76%) Python
18 33 (10.78%) JBoss
18 33 (10.78%) Citrix
19 32 (10.46%) Banking
20 31 (10.13%) Computer Science
20 31 (10.13%) RDBMS
21 30 (9.80%) Clustering
22 29 (9.48%) Software Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 33 (10.78%) JBoss
2 26 (8.50%) Apache
3 21 (6.86%) WebSphere
4 19 (6.21%) WebLogic
5 15 (4.90%) Tomcat
6 11 (3.59%) IIS
7 5 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.63%) GlassFish
7 5 (1.63%) WordPress
7 5 (1.63%) nginx
7 5 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.63%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.31%) CMS
9 3 (0.98%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.65%) Documentum
Applications
1 12 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) FileNet Content Manager
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.33%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) PaaS
3 2 (0.65%) Route 53
3 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Heroku
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.67%) SAN
2 27 (8.82%) NAS
3 26 (8.50%) IPsec
3 26 (8.50%) Firewall
4 20 (6.54%) LDAP
5 17 (5.56%) DNS
6 14 (4.58%) TCP/IP
7 13 (4.25%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (3.59%) DHCP
9 7 (2.29%) Network Security
9 7 (2.29%) Internet
10 6 (1.96%) Wireshark
10 6 (1.96%) HTTP
11 3 (0.98%) WAN
11 3 (0.98%) SSL
11 3 (0.98%) BIG-IP
11 3 (0.98%) SSH
11 3 (0.98%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.65%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (13.73%) Relational Database
2 31 (10.13%) RDBMS
3 27 (8.82%) DB2
4 18 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 18 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 16 (5.23%) Big Data
6 10 (3.27%) MySQL
6 10 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.61%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.65%) DataStage
11 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.33%) Redis
12 1 (0.33%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.33%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 21 (6.86%) JUnit
2 15 (4.90%) Ant
3 14 (4.58%) Selenium
4 10 (3.27%) JMeter
5 9 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.61%) Subversion
7 7 (2.29%) Maven
7 7 (2.29%) VisualVM
7 7 (2.29%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.29%) JProfiler
8 6 (1.96%) JIRA
9 5 (1.63%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.31%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.31%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.31%) Hudson
11 3 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.98%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
General
1 51 (16.67%) Finance
2 32 (10.46%) Banking
3 5 (1.63%) Front Office
4 4 (1.31%) Retail
4 4 (1.31%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.98%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Billing
6 1 (0.33%) Electronics
6 1 (0.33%) Legal
6 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 77 (25.16%) Developer
2 43 (14.05%) Java Developer
3 37 (12.09%) Analyst
4 36 (11.76%) Administrator
5 28 (9.15%) Systems Administrator
6 18 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 15 (4.90%) Integration Engineer
8 14 (4.58%) UNIX Administrator
9 13 (4.25%) Tester
10 12 (3.92%) Architect
10 12 (3.92%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.59%) Software Developer
11 11 (3.59%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.59%) Linux Administrator
11 11 (3.59%) Designer
12 9 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (2.61%) Consultant
13 8 (2.61%) Solutions Designer
13 8 (2.61%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.03%) Web Services
2 28 (9.15%) Spring
3 21 (6.86%) HTML
4 20 (6.54%) XML
5 17 (5.56%) Middleware
6 16 (5.23%) .NET
7 15 (4.90%) JMS
7 15 (4.90%) CSS
8 13 (4.25%) J2SE
9 11 (3.59%) J2EE
10 10 (3.27%) SOAP
10 10 (3.27%) Hibernate
11 9 (2.94%) jQuery
11 9 (2.94%) RESTful
12 7 (2.29%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (2.29%) Java EE
12 7 (2.29%) JSP
12 7 (2.29%) JAXB
12 7 (2.29%) DOM
13 5 (1.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.13%) Computer Science
2 30 (9.80%) Clustering
3 27 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.29%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (1.96%) Open Source
7 5 (1.63%) iSeries
8 4 (1.31%) CMDB
8 4 (1.31%) GIS
9 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.98%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.98%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.98%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.98%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.98%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.65%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.65%) Equities
10 2 (0.65%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 141 (46.08%) UNIX
2 75 (24.51%) Windows
3 58 (18.95%) Solaris
4 57 (18.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (8.17%) AIX
6 15 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.25%) HPUX
8 9 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.61%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.29%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.63%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.31%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.31%) Android
12 4 (1.31%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.98%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.98%) SUSE
13 3 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (12.09%) Configuration Management
3 29 (9.48%) Software Engineering
4 25 (8.17%) Performance Tuning
5 24 (7.84%) OO
6 23 (7.52%) Migration
6 23 (7.52%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (7.52%) Software Distribution
7 22 (7.19%) ITIL
8 20 (6.54%) Performance Testing
8 20 (6.54%) Test Automation
9 18 (5.88%) Security Testing
10 17 (5.56%) Information Security
11 16 (5.23%) OOD
11 16 (5.23%) SOA
12 14 (4.58%) TDD
13 13 (4.25%) Change Management
13 13 (4.25%) Product Management
13 13 (4.25%) DevOps
14 12 (3.92%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 116 (37.91%) Java
2 104 (33.99%) SQL
3 71 (23.20%) Perl
4 36 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 36 (11.76%) Python
5 27 (8.82%) PHP
6 24 (7.84%) C++
7 14 (4.58%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.27%) C
8 10 (3.27%) Ruby
9 6 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.96%) C#
9 6 (1.96%) PHP5
10 5 (1.63%) Groovy
10 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.63%) Jython
11 3 (0.98%) Korn
11 3 (0.98%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.65%) Embedded C++
12 2 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 42 (13.73%) Degree
3 39 (12.75%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.29%) RHCE
5 6 (1.96%) Sun Certification
5 6 (1.96%) CISSP
5 6 (1.96%) VCP4
6 5 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.63%) PMP
6 5 (1.63%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.63%) GCIA
7 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.31%) ISEB
7 4 (1.31%) MCSE
7 4 (1.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.98%) CCNA
8 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.65%) CCNP
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.29%) QA
2 2 (0.65%) SLA
2 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (14.05%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.59%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (2.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.98%) vCloud
8 3 (0.98%) KVM
8 3 (0.98%) RHEV
8 3 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.65%) Nmap
9 2 (0.65%) NFS
9 2 (0.65%) Samba
9 2 (0.65%) GPFS
9 2 (0.65%) vSphere
10 1 (0.33%) SRDF
10 1 (0.33%) Firmware
10 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (7.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 22 (7.19%) Tivoli
2 22 (7.19%) Netcool
3 8 (2.61%) Puppet
4 5 (1.63%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 4 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (1.31%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.98%) SCSM
6 3 (0.98%) SCCM
6 3 (0.98%) SCOM
7 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.65%) Nessus
7 2 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.65%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.33%) StatsD
8 1 (0.33%) SELinux
8 1 (0.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 62 (20.26%) Oracle
2 61 (19.93%) Red Hat
3 37 (12.09%) VMware
4 36 (11.76%) Veritas
5 33 (10.78%) Citrix
6 23 (7.52%) EMC
7 20 (6.54%) Sybase
8 18 (5.88%) IBM
8 18 (5.88%) HP
9 13 (4.25%) Microsoft
9 13 (4.25%) Sun
10 9 (2.94%) ArcSight
11 7 (2.29%) NetApp
12 6 (1.96%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.31%) F5
13 4 (1.31%) CA
13 4 (1.31%) Cisco
14 3 (0.98%) Dell
14 3 (0.98%) BMC
14 3 (0.98%) ForgeRock
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