The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 19 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 266 172 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.91% 5.71% 8.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.88% 28.29% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 77 138
Median daily rate £400 £375 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £265 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 2
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.25 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +158.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £21.70 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £42.25 £15.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
809 608 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.10% 20.18% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 312 329
Median daily rate £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £114 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 31
Median hourly rate £36.00 £28.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.11% +60.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £29.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 108 £413 +10.00% 13
Glasgow +3 71 £400 +3.22% 17
Renfrewshire -2 45 £330 +1.93% 2
Stirling +15 13 £488 +9.79% 1
Fife +2 4 £98 -
West Lothian - 4 £388 -
Inverclyde - 4 £350 -
Dundee - 4 £400 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £400 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £180 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 221 (51.40%) Unix
2 152 (35.35%) Java
3 141 (32.79%) Windows
4 110 (25.58%) Finance
5 109 (25.35%) SQL
6 99 (23.02%) Perl
7 98 (22.79%) Oracle
7 98 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
8 88 (20.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 78 (18.14%) Red Hat
10 77 (17.91%) Microsoft
11 72 (16.74%) AIX
12 69 (16.05%) Solaris
12 69 (16.05%) SAN
13 64 (14.88%) Python
14 62 (14.42%) Security Cleared
15 60 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (13.72%) VMware
17 54 (12.56%) HP
17 54 (12.56%) SC Cleared
18 53 (12.33%) Relational Database
18 53 (12.33%) DevOps
19 52 (12.09%) Migration
20 51 (11.86%) Web Services
21 50 (11.63%) SQL Server
21 50 (11.63%) Data Centre
22 49 (11.40%) Apache
23 47 (10.93%) JavaScript
23 47 (10.93%) Configuration Management
24 46 (10.70%) Banking

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (11.40%) Apache
2 32 (7.44%) WebSphere
3 26 (6.05%) JBoss
4 20 (4.65%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.26%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.56%) nginx
7 10 (2.33%) IIS
7 10 (2.33%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.09%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (1.86%) Node.js
10 7 (1.63%) SharePoint
10 7 (1.63%) Skype for Business
11 6 (1.40%) CICS
12 5 (1.16%) Confluence
12 5 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.93%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.70%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (0.70%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 29 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.86%) MS Office
3 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Global One
2 4 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.42%) PaaS
3 16 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
5 7 (1.63%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.40%) IaaS
7 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.93%) Office 365
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (16.05%) SAN
2 35 (8.14%) DNS
3 34 (7.91%) TCP/IP
4 29 (6.74%) HTTP
5 21 (4.88%) WAN
6 17 (3.95%) Firewall
6 17 (3.95%) LDAP
7 13 (3.02%) iSCSI
8 12 (2.79%) DHCP
9 11 (2.56%) SSH
10 10 (2.33%) SSL
11 9 (2.09%) NAS
11 9 (2.09%) SNMP
12 8 (1.86%) LAN
12 8 (1.86%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (1.16%) Skype
13 5 (1.16%) VPN
14 3 (0.70%) Internet
14 3 (0.70%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.70%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.33%) Relational Database
2 50 (11.63%) SQL Server
3 32 (7.44%) RDBMS
4 29 (6.74%) DB2
5 24 (5.58%) Oracle Database
6 20 (4.65%) MongoDB
7 18 (4.19%) NoSQL
8 17 (3.95%) MySQL
9 13 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.40%) Informix
10 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.16%) Big Data
11 5 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.93%) MarkLogic
12 4 (0.93%) UniData
13 3 (0.70%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.47%) HBase
14 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (9.77%) Jenkins
2 33 (7.67%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.74%) JUnit
4 23 (5.35%) Subversion
5 17 (3.95%) Maven
6 15 (3.49%) Selenium
7 13 (3.02%) TeamCity
8 11 (2.56%) JIRA
9 10 (2.33%) Hudson
9 10 (2.33%) MSBuild
9 10 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
10 9 (2.09%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.86%) Mockito
12 5 (1.16%) Bower
12 5 (1.16%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.93%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.93%) Introscope
13 4 (0.93%) NetBeans
14 3 (0.70%) jMock
General
1 110 (25.58%) Finance
2 46 (10.70%) Banking
3 17 (3.95%) Legal
4 14 (3.26%) Front Office
4 14 (3.26%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.26%) Law
5 7 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.93%) Retail
7 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (19.07%) Developer
2 41 (9.53%) Consultant
3 40 (9.30%) Administrator
4 38 (8.84%) Java Developer
5 27 (6.28%) Systems Administrator
6 26 (6.05%) Analyst
7 24 (5.58%) Senior Developer
7 24 (5.58%) Unix Administrator
8 22 (5.12%) Architect
9 20 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (4.42%) Storage Engineer
11 17 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (3.95%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.72%) Linux Administrator
12 16 (3.72%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.49%) Unix Engineer
14 14 (3.26%) Linux Engineer
14 14 (3.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (11.86%) Web Services
2 34 (7.91%) Spring
3 32 (7.44%) HTML
4 29 (6.74%) Middleware
5 28 (6.51%) XML
6 23 (5.35%) Hibernate
7 22 (5.12%) JSON
7 22 (5.12%) SOAP
8 21 (4.88%) CSS
9 20 (4.65%) JMS
10 19 (4.42%) J2SE
11 18 (4.19%) AngularJS
12 17 (3.95%) RESTful
13 16 (3.72%) .NET
14 15 (3.49%) jQuery
15 11 (2.56%) Java EE
15 11 (2.56%) Regular Expression
16 10 (2.33%) HTML5
17 9 (2.09%) CSS3
17 9 (2.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.63%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.19%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.49%) Clustering
6 12 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.79%) Equity Derivative
7 10 (2.33%) Equities
8 9 (2.09%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.86%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.86%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.63%) PKI
10 7 (1.63%) Replication
11 6 (1.40%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.40%) User Experience
12 5 (1.16%) Derivative
13 4 (0.93%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.93%) HP Storage
13 4 (0.93%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 221 (51.40%) Unix
2 141 (32.79%) Windows
3 88 (20.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 72 (16.74%) AIX
5 69 (16.05%) Solaris
6 43 (10.00%) HPUX
7 38 (8.84%) Windows Server
8 29 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.88%) Mac OS X
10 17 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (3.02%) Windows XP
12 12 (2.79%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.93%) Android
13 4 (0.93%) CentOS
13 4 (0.93%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.93%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.93%) zOS
14 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (22.79%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
3 53 (12.33%) DevOps
4 52 (12.09%) Migration
5 47 (10.93%) Configuration Management
6 45 (10.47%) ITIL
7 44 (10.23%) SDLC
8 39 (9.07%) Software Engineering
9 35 (8.14%) OO
9 35 (8.14%) Unit Testing
10 34 (7.91%) Performance Tuning
11 31 (7.21%) Change Management
11 31 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 30 (6.98%) OOD
13 26 (6.05%) Release Management
14 25 (5.81%) Software Testing
15 23 (5.35%) Change Control
15 23 (5.35%) Waterfall
16 22 (5.12%) Open Source
17 21 (4.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 152 (35.35%) Java
2 109 (25.35%) SQL
3 99 (23.02%) Perl
4 64 (14.88%) Python
5 47 (10.93%) JavaScript
6 42 (9.77%) Bash Shell
6 42 (9.77%) PowerShell
7 38 (8.84%) Shell Script
8 33 (7.67%) Korn
9 29 (6.74%) Ruby
10 27 (6.28%) C++
11 18 (4.19%) Bourne shell
12 17 (3.95%) PHP
13 15 (3.49%) C-shell
14 13 (3.02%) VBScript
15 12 (2.79%) C#
16 9 (2.09%) PL/SQL
17 8 (1.86%) C
17 8 (1.86%) VBA
18 7 (1.63%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 62 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 54 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.42%) Degree
4 17 (3.95%) ISEB
4 17 (3.95%) ISTQB
5 12 (2.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.86%) MCITP
7 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.40%) PhD
10 5 (1.16%) OCP
10 5 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.93%) CCNP
12 3 (0.70%) CCNA
12 3 (0.70%) IISP
13 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.47%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.40%) SLA
3 5 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (6.51%) Active Directory
3 20 (4.65%) Docker
4 15 (3.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 13 (3.02%) Samba
6 9 (2.09%) SRDF
6 9 (2.09%) Veritas File System
6 9 (2.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.86%) vSphere
8 6 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.16%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.93%) iptables
10 4 (0.93%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.93%) XenApp
10 4 (0.93%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.70%) Firmware
11 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.70%) vCloud
11 3 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (7.67%) Ansible
2 26 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (6.05%) Puppet
3 17 (3.95%) Tivoli
4 13 (3.02%) Oracle RMAN
5 11 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 11 (2.56%) SCOM
6 10 (2.33%) Netcool
7 9 (2.09%) TADDM
8 8 (1.86%) HP SiteScope
8 8 (1.86%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.40%) Nagios
9 6 (1.40%) SCCM
10 5 (1.16%) Control-M
10 5 (1.16%) XenMobile
11 4 (0.93%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.93%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.70%) vMotion
12 3 (0.70%) vRealize
12 3 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 98 (22.79%) Oracle
2 78 (18.14%) Red Hat
3 77 (17.91%) Microsoft
4 59 (13.72%) VMware
5 54 (12.56%) HP
6 34 (7.91%) Sybase
7 28 (6.51%) IBM
8 22 (5.12%) Veritas
9 18 (4.19%) EMC
10 17 (3.95%) Citrix
11 14 (3.26%) CA
12 13 (3.02%) Cisco
13 12 (2.79%) Splunk
14 10 (2.33%) 3PAR
15 9 (2.09%) BMC
15 9 (2.09%) SolarWinds
16 6 (1.40%) Sun
17 4 (0.93%) Apple
17 4 (0.93%) Brocade
17 4 (0.93%) SunGard
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