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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 30 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 148 132 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.58% 5.75% 4.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.30% 23.28% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 56
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £245 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.39 £12.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.15% -9.72%
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
523 567 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.72% 24.70% 23.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 247 243
Average daily rate £347 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £120 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £38.60 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 -4 79 £400 +2.56% 20
Glasgow -3 39 £375 +7.14% 19
West Lothian +6 3 - - 2
Aberdeen +6 2 £400 +17.64%
Fife -4 2 - - 2
Stirling - 1 £650 -
Scottish Borders - 1 - - 1
Inverclyde - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Highlands - - - - 1
South Ayrshire - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
East Lothian - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 140 (48.61%) UNIX
2 103 (35.76%) Java
3 101 (35.07%) SQL
4 75 (26.04%) Windows
5 70 (24.31%) Perl
6 66 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (21.53%) Solaris
8 58 (20.14%) Oracle
9 56 (19.44%) Finance
10 53 (18.40%) Red Hat
10 53 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 50 (17.36%) SAN
12 44 (15.28%) Active Directory
13 43 (14.93%) Security Cleared
14 41 (14.24%) Relational Database
15 40 (13.89%) Web Services
16 38 (13.19%) Degree
17 37 (12.85%) SC Cleared
18 36 (12.50%) Veritas
19 34 (11.81%) Python
20 33 (11.46%) VMware
21 32 (11.11%) Configuration Management
21 32 (11.11%) Citrix
22 31 (10.76%) AIX
22 31 (10.76%) JavaScript
22 31 (10.76%) Banking
23 30 (10.42%) Clustering
24 28 (9.72%) Firewall
24 28 (9.72%) RDBMS
24 28 (9.72%) NAS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 27 (9.38%) Apache
2 24 (8.33%) JBoss
3 23 (7.99%) WebSphere
4 19 (6.60%) WebLogic
5 17 (5.90%) Tomcat
6 13 (4.51%) IIS
7 5 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.74%) nginx
8 4 (1.39%) WordPress
9 3 (1.04%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (1.04%) ColdFusion
9 3 (1.04%) CMS
9 3 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (1.04%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 12 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.35%) FileNet Content Manager
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.35%) Sage 300 ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.69%) PaaS
2 2 (0.69%) Route 53
2 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Heroku
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (17.36%) SAN
2 28 (9.72%) Firewall
2 28 (9.72%) NAS
3 26 (9.03%) IPsec
4 17 (5.90%) TCP/IP
5 16 (5.56%) DNS
6 14 (4.86%) LDAP
7 13 (4.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (3.82%) DHCP
9 8 (2.78%) Network Security
10 7 (2.43%) Internet
11 6 (2.08%) Wireshark
11 6 (2.08%) HTTP
12 4 (1.39%) VPN
13 3 (1.04%) WAN
13 3 (1.04%) SSL
13 3 (1.04%) SSH
13 3 (1.04%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.69%) Intranet
14 2 (0.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.24%) Relational Database
2 28 (9.72%) RDBMS
3 24 (8.33%) DB2
4 16 (5.56%) Big Data
5 13 (4.51%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.82%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.78%) MySQL
8 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.69%) DataStage
12 2 (0.69%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.35%) Informix
13 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.35%) Redis
13 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 20 (6.94%) JUnit
2 12 (4.17%) Selenium
3 11 (3.82%) Ant
4 9 (3.13%) JMeter
5 7 (2.43%) JProfiler
5 7 (2.43%) VisualVM
6 5 (1.74%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.39%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.39%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.39%) Fiddler
7 4 (1.39%) JIRA
7 4 (1.39%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.04%) Hudson
8 3 (1.04%) Maven
9 2 (0.69%) RSpec
9 2 (0.69%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.69%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 56 (19.44%) Finance
2 31 (10.76%) Banking
3 5 (1.74%) Front Office
4 4 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.04%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.04%) Retail
6 2 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 74 (25.69%) Developer
2 41 (14.24%) Java Developer
3 35 (12.15%) Administrator
4 33 (11.46%) Analyst
5 26 (9.03%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
7 15 (5.21%) Software Engineer
8 14 (4.86%) Integration Engineer
9 13 (4.51%) Tester
10 12 (4.17%) Architect
11 11 (3.82%) Software Developer
11 11 (3.82%) Test Analyst
12 9 (3.13%) Consultant
12 9 (3.13%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.13%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.13%) Applications Support
13 8 (2.78%) Database Developer
13 8 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
13 8 (2.78%) Designer
14 7 (2.43%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.89%) Web Services
2 19 (6.60%) HTML
2 19 (6.60%) Spring
3 15 (5.21%) XML
4 14 (4.86%) JMS
5 13 (4.51%) Middleware
6 12 (4.17%) J2SE
6 12 (4.17%) .NET
7 11 (3.82%) SOAP
7 11 (3.82%) CSS
8 10 (3.47%) J2EE
9 9 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (2.78%) Hibernate
11 7 (2.43%) jQuery
12 6 (2.08%) JSP
12 6 (2.08%) RESTful
13 5 (1.74%) JSON
13 5 (1.74%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (1.39%) JAXB
14 4 (1.39%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.42%) Clustering
2 26 (9.03%) Computer Science
3 24 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.13%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (2.08%) Open Source
6 5 (1.74%) iSeries
7 4 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.39%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.04%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.04%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.04%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.04%) CMDB
8 3 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.04%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.69%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.69%) iPhone
9 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 140 (48.61%) UNIX
2 75 (26.04%) Windows
3 62 (21.53%) Solaris
4 53 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (10.76%) AIX
6 15 (5.21%) HPUX
6 15 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.47%) Mac OS X
8 9 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.43%) Windows 7
10 7 (2.43%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.39%) Android
12 3 (1.04%) zOS
12 3 (1.04%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.04%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 24 (8.33%) Migration
4 23 (7.99%) Software Distribution
5 22 (7.64%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (7.64%) OO
6 19 (6.60%) Software Engineering
7 18 (6.25%) SOA
7 18 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 17 (5.90%) Information Security
8 17 (5.90%) Security Testing
9 16 (5.56%) ITIL
10 14 (4.86%) OOD
10 14 (4.86%) Performance Testing
11 11 (3.82%) Web Development
11 11 (3.82%) Change Management
11 11 (3.82%) Product Management
11 11 (3.82%) Database Tuning
12 10 (3.47%) TDD
12 10 (3.47%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 103 (35.76%) Java
2 101 (35.07%) SQL
3 70 (24.31%) Perl
4 34 (11.81%) Python
5 31 (10.76%) JavaScript
6 27 (9.38%) PHP
7 22 (7.64%) C++
8 13 (4.51%) Ruby
8 13 (4.51%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.43%) C
9 7 (2.43%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.08%) PHP5
11 5 (1.74%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.39%) Korn
13 3 (1.04%) Groovy
13 3 (1.04%) Scala
13 3 (1.04%) Jython
14 2 (0.69%) VB
14 2 (0.69%) CoffeeScript
15 1 (0.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 43 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 38 (13.19%) Degree
3 37 (12.85%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.43%) RHCE
5 6 (2.08%) Sun Certification
5 6 (2.08%) CISSP
6 5 (1.74%) PMP
6 5 (1.74%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.74%) GCIA
6 5 (1.74%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.39%) ISEB
8 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.69%) MCSE
9 2 (0.69%) CCNP
9 2 (0.69%) CCNA
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (15.28%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.47%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.04%) vCloud
8 3 (1.04%) KVM
8 3 (1.04%) RHEV
9 2 (0.69%) GPFS
9 2 (0.69%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.69%) Nmap
9 2 (0.69%) NFS
9 2 (0.69%) Samba
9 2 (0.69%) vSphere
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.35%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 23 (7.99%) Netcool
1 23 (7.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 23 (7.99%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.08%) Puppet
3 4 (1.39%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 4 (1.39%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.04%) SCCM
4 3 (1.04%) SCOM
4 3 (1.04%) SCSM
5 2 (0.69%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.69%) Nessus
5 2 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.69%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 58 (20.14%) Oracle
2 53 (18.40%) Red Hat
3 36 (12.50%) Veritas
4 33 (11.46%) VMware
5 32 (11.11%) Citrix
6 22 (7.64%) EMC
7 21 (7.29%) IBM
8 19 (6.60%) Sybase
9 18 (6.25%) Microsoft
10 15 (5.21%) Sun
10 15 (5.21%) HP
11 9 (3.13%) ArcSight
12 7 (2.43%) Symantec
12 7 (2.43%) NetApp
13 6 (2.08%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.74%) Cisco
15 4 (1.39%) CA
15 4 (1.39%) F5
16 3 (1.04%) CheckPoint
16 3 (1.04%) BMC
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