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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 158 169 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.95% 6.12% 6.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.72% 25.88% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 105 65
Average daily rate
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£375 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £271 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 £11.25 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+366.66% -60.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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
570 653 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.87% 23.66% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 320 225
Average daily rate £330 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 73 £388 -3.12% 26
Glasgow 0 55 £350 -6.66% 6
Renfrewshire +1 6 £398 +13.37%
Aberdeen - 4 £230 -
West Lothian -5 3 £375 - 2
Dundee - 3 £450 - 1
Stirling -6 2 £465 +0.54% 2
Fife -8 2 - -
Falkirk - 1 £450 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 117 (34.72%) UNIX
2 112 (33.23%) Java
3 111 (32.94%) SQL
4 106 (31.45%) Windows
5 90 (26.71%) Finance
5 90 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (19.29%) Software Engineering
7 61 (18.10%) Oracle
8 58 (17.21%) Perl
9 55 (16.32%) Red Hat
10 52 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (13.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (13.65%) Relational Database
12 45 (13.35%) TDD
13 44 (13.06%) SDLC
14 43 (12.76%) Microsoft
14 43 (12.76%) Python
14 43 (12.76%) VMware
15 42 (12.46%) Solaris
16 39 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
17 37 (10.98%) OO
17 37 (10.98%) Spring
18 36 (10.68%) Banking
18 36 (10.68%) Oracle Database
19 35 (10.39%) Active Directory
20 34 (10.09%) DB2
21 33 (9.79%) JUnit
22 32 (9.50%) Web Services
22 32 (9.50%) C#
22 32 (9.50%) RDBMS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (5.04%) JBoss
1 17 (5.04%) Apache
2 16 (4.75%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.97%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.37%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.08%) MQSeries
5 7 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.48%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.48%) Node.js
6 5 (1.48%) WordPress
7 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (1.19%) CICS
7 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Process Server
8 3 (0.89%) FileNet
8 3 (0.89%) CMS
8 3 (0.89%) SAS
8 3 (0.89%) nginx
8 3 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.59%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 25 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Loan IQ
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.59%) Maximo
3 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.30%) Summit
4 1 (0.30%) assyst
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.59%) Engine Yard
3 2 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.90%) SAN
2 18 (5.34%) Firewall
3 17 (5.04%) LDAP
4 12 (3.56%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (3.26%) HTTP
6 10 (2.97%) IPsec
6 10 (2.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 10 (2.97%) NAS
7 9 (2.67%) Internet
7 9 (2.67%) 802.11
8 8 (2.37%) DNS
8 8 (2.37%) Network Security
9 6 (1.78%) DHCP
10 5 (1.48%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.48%) LAN
11 4 (1.19%) SNMP
11 4 (1.19%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.89%) VPN
12 3 (0.89%) WAN
12 3 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.65%) Relational Database
2 36 (10.68%) Oracle Database
3 34 (10.09%) DB2
4 32 (9.50%) RDBMS
5 22 (6.53%) SQL Server
6 18 (5.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (3.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.67%) MySQL
9 7 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.78%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.78%) KDB
11 5 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.48%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (1.48%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.48%) Big Data
12 4 (1.19%) Redis
12 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 33 (9.79%) JUnit
2 27 (8.01%) Jenkins
3 20 (5.93%) Hudson
4 19 (5.64%) Ant
5 18 (5.34%) Maven
5 18 (5.34%) Git (software)
6 16 (4.75%) Subversion
7 13 (3.86%) JIRA
8 11 (3.26%) Artifactory
9 7 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.08%) Selenium
10 6 (1.78%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.48%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.48%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.19%) Toad
12 4 (1.19%) Introscope
13 2 (0.59%) JMeter
13 2 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.59%) HP UFT
13 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 90 (26.71%) Finance
2 36 (10.68%) Banking
3 18 (5.34%) Front Office
4 11 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.37%) Legal
6 5 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.89%) Retail
8 2 (0.59%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 107 (31.75%) Developer
2 59 (17.51%) Java Developer
3 38 (11.28%) Analyst
4 29 (8.61%) Software Engineer
5 28 (8.31%) Administrator
6 22 (6.53%) Senior Developer
7 18 (5.34%) Senior Java Developer
8 17 (5.04%) Integration Engineer
9 15 (4.45%) Python Developer
10 14 (4.15%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (3.86%) Architect
12 12 (3.56%) Support Analyst
12 12 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.56%) Designer
13 10 (2.97%) DBA
14 9 (2.67%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (2.67%) Oracle DBA
14 9 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 8 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (2.37%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.98%) Spring
2 32 (9.50%) Web Services
3 28 (8.31%) XML
4 23 (6.82%) Middleware
5 22 (6.53%) J2SE
5 22 (6.53%) JMS
6 20 (5.93%) HTML
7 16 (4.75%) J2EE
8 15 (4.45%) .NET
9 14 (4.15%) CSS
10 12 (3.56%) SOAP
11 11 (3.26%) 802.1X
12 10 (2.97%) RESTful
13 9 (2.67%) jQuery
14 8 (2.37%) Java EE
15 7 (2.08%) JSON
15 7 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
15 7 (2.08%) Hibernate
16 6 (1.78%) AngularJS
16 6 (1.78%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.75%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.86%) Clustering
4 12 (3.56%) Derivative
5 11 (3.26%) Device Driver
5 11 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.97%) Equity Derivative
7 9 (2.67%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.37%) Statistics
9 6 (1.78%) Equities
10 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.19%) LPAR
11 4 (1.19%) User Experience
12 3 (0.89%) CMDB
12 3 (0.89%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.89%) iSeries
13 2 (0.59%) GIS
13 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 117 (34.72%) UNIX
2 106 (31.45%) Windows
3 46 (13.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (12.46%) Solaris
5 26 (7.72%) AIX
6 8 (2.37%) Mac OS X
6 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.08%) HPUX
8 5 (1.48%) zOS
8 5 (1.48%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.48%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.19%) SUSE
9 4 (1.19%) Android
9 4 (1.19%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.59%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.71%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (19.29%) Software Engineering
3 52 (15.43%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (13.35%) TDD
5 44 (13.06%) SDLC
6 37 (10.98%) OO
7 27 (8.01%) OOD
8 25 (7.42%) Configuration Management
9 24 (7.12%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (5.34%) ITIL
10 18 (5.34%) Migration
10 18 (5.34%) Scrum
10 18 (5.34%) Change Management
11 17 (5.04%) Database Tuning
12 16 (4.75%) Web Development
13 15 (4.45%) Unit Testing
13 15 (4.45%) DevOps
14 13 (3.86%) Server Building
14 13 (3.86%) Data Modelling
15 12 (3.56%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 112 (33.23%) Java
2 111 (32.94%) SQL
3 58 (17.21%) Perl
4 43 (12.76%) Python
5 32 (9.50%) C#
6 31 (9.20%) JavaScript
7 29 (8.61%) C++
8 24 (7.12%) PL/SQL
9 22 (6.53%) Shell Script
10 19 (5.64%) PHP
11 15 (4.45%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.67%) C
13 7 (2.08%) Korn
14 6 (1.78%) Jython
15 5 (1.48%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.19%) Scala
16 4 (1.19%) VB
16 4 (1.19%) Ruby
17 3 (0.89%) PHP5
18 2 (0.59%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (8.61%) Degree
2 19 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.86%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.56%) MCSE
5 6 (1.78%) Sun Certification
5 6 (1.78%) ISEB
6 4 (1.19%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.59%) CISA
7 2 (0.59%) QiCA
7 2 (0.59%) OCP
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.67%) QA
2 6 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.48%) SLA
4 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.15%) vSphere
4 6 (1.78%) vCloud
5 5 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.48%) SRDF
6 4 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (1.19%) zsh
6 4 (1.19%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.19%) Xen
7 3 (0.89%) Firmware
7 3 (0.89%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.59%) Samba
8 2 (0.59%) NFS
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.56%) Puppet
3 10 (2.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (2.67%) Tivoli
4 9 (2.67%) Netcool
5 7 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (1.78%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (1.78%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.19%) CA Wily
8 4 (1.19%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.19%) Nagios
9 2 (0.59%) Control-M
9 2 (0.59%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.30%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.30%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Statspack
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 61 (18.10%) Oracle
2 55 (16.32%) Red Hat
3 43 (12.76%) VMware
3 43 (12.76%) Microsoft
4 28 (8.31%) Sybase
5 23 (6.82%) HP
6 17 (5.04%) Citrix
6 17 (5.04%) Veritas
7 13 (3.86%) EMC
8 12 (3.56%) Sun
9 9 (2.67%) Cisco
10 6 (1.78%) IBM
11 4 (1.19%) Dell
11 4 (1.19%) CA
11 4 (1.19%) Remedy
11 4 (1.19%) Teradata
12 3 (0.89%) Symantec
12 3 (0.89%) BMC
13 2 (0.59%) Apple
13 2 (0.59%) Perforce
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