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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 28 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 146 214 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.84% 7.99% 6.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.44% 31.56% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 152 57
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £281 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £11.25 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+344.44% -60.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
532 678 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.63% 25.30% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 351 229
Average daily rate £325 £329 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% -8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 34 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.25 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -11 71 £380 -5.00% 31
Glasgow -3 55 £363 -3.33% 22
Aberdeen +5 5 £230 -31.85% 1
West Lothian -8 3 £375 -6.25% 1
Fife -9 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire -7 1 £451 +28.53%
Stirling -9 1 £465 -0.80%
Dundee - 1 - - 1
Falkirk - 1 £450 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 124 (38.87%) UNIX
2 107 (33.54%) Java
3 106 (33.23%) SQL
4 92 (28.84%) Windows
4 92 (28.84%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (26.65%) Finance
6 62 (19.44%) Oracle
7 58 (18.18%) Perl
8 56 (17.55%) Red Hat
9 55 (17.24%) Software Engineering
10 49 (15.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 49 (15.36%) SDLC
11 48 (15.05%) Relational Database
12 46 (14.42%) Solaris
13 43 (13.48%) Spring
13 43 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
14 41 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (12.23%) OO
16 38 (11.91%) DB2
17 37 (11.60%) Python
17 37 (11.60%) RDBMS
18 35 (10.97%) TDD
19 34 (10.66%) Banking
19 34 (10.66%) Oracle Database
20 33 (10.34%) Microsoft
20 33 (10.34%) JavaScript
21 32 (10.03%) Sybase
21 32 (10.03%) JUnit
21 32 (10.03%) OOD
22 31 (9.72%) Active Directory

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 16 (5.02%) WebSphere
2 15 (4.70%) JBoss
3 14 (4.39%) Apache
4 10 (3.13%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.13%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.19%) MQSeries
5 7 (2.19%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (1.57%) GlassFish
7 5 (1.57%) WordPress
8 4 (1.25%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (1.25%) WebSphere Process Server
8 4 (1.25%) CICS
9 3 (0.94%) FileNet
9 3 (0.94%) CMS
9 3 (0.94%) nginx
9 3 (0.94%) SAS
9 3 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.57%) Loan IQ
2 2 (0.63%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.63%) Maximo
3 1 (0.31%) Summit
3 1 (0.31%) assyst
3 1 (0.31%) FileNet Content Manager
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.63%) Engine Yard
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.72%) SAN
2 22 (6.90%) LDAP
3 18 (5.64%) Firewall
4 12 (3.76%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (3.13%) DNS
5 10 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (2.82%) 802.11
6 9 (2.82%) NAS
6 9 (2.82%) IPsec
7 8 (2.51%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.51%) DHCP
7 8 (2.51%) HTTP
7 8 (2.51%) Network Security
8 5 (1.57%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (1.57%) LAN
9 4 (1.25%) Internet
9 4 (1.25%) SNMP
9 4 (1.25%) SSL
10 3 (0.94%) WAN
10 3 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.05%) Relational Database
2 38 (11.91%) DB2
3 37 (11.60%) RDBMS
4 34 (10.66%) Oracle Database
5 23 (7.21%) SQL Server
6 19 (5.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (4.70%) Oracle Database 10g
8 13 (4.08%) MySQL
9 7 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.88%) KDB
10 6 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.57%) Big Data
11 5 (1.57%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (1.25%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.25%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.25%) Redis
13 3 (0.94%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.94%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 32 (10.03%) JUnit
2 24 (7.52%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.64%) Hudson
3 18 (5.64%) Maven
4 16 (5.02%) JIRA
4 16 (5.02%) Git (software)
5 14 (4.39%) Subversion
6 13 (4.08%) Artifactory
7 12 (3.76%) Selenium
7 12 (3.76%) Ant
8 11 (3.45%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.88%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.57%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (1.25%) Introscope
12 3 (0.94%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.63%) Toad
13 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.63%) JMeter
13 2 (0.63%) HP UFT
General
1 85 (26.65%) Finance
2 34 (10.66%) Banking
3 16 (5.02%) Front Office
4 11 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.51%) Legal
6 3 (0.94%) Retail
7 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) Local Government
8 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 99 (31.03%) Developer
2 57 (17.87%) Java Developer
3 39 (12.23%) Analyst
4 26 (8.15%) Software Engineer
4 26 (8.15%) Administrator
5 21 (6.58%) Senior Developer
6 19 (5.96%) Senior Java Developer
7 15 (4.70%) Integration Engineer
7 15 (4.70%) Designer
8 14 (4.39%) Python Developer
9 12 (3.76%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.76%) Architect
9 12 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.45%) DBA
11 10 (3.13%) Oracle DBA
12 9 (2.82%) Solutions Designer
12 9 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (2.82%) Test Analyst
12 9 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.48%) Spring
2 29 (9.09%) XML
3 27 (8.46%) Web Services
4 26 (8.15%) J2SE
4 26 (8.15%) JMS
5 22 (6.90%) HTML
6 19 (5.96%) Middleware
7 18 (5.64%) CSS
8 15 (4.70%) .NET
9 11 (3.45%) J2EE
9 11 (3.45%) JAXB
9 11 (3.45%) DOM
9 11 (3.45%) Java EE
10 9 (2.82%) jQuery
10 9 (2.82%) SOAP
10 9 (2.82%) Hibernate
11 8 (2.51%) RESTful
11 8 (2.51%) JSP
12 7 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
13 5 (1.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.02%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.08%) Equity Derivative
4 12 (3.76%) Clustering
5 11 (3.45%) Device Driver
6 10 (3.13%) Derivative
7 8 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.19%) Equities
9 6 (1.88%) Statistics
10 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.25%) LPAR
12 3 (0.94%) iSeries
12 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.94%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.63%) GIS
13 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 124 (38.87%) UNIX
2 92 (28.84%) Windows
3 49 (15.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (14.42%) Solaris
5 26 (8.15%) AIX
6 9 (2.82%) HPUX
6 9 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.88%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.88%) Mac OS X
8 5 (1.57%) zOS
8 5 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.57%) SUSE
8 5 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.25%) Android
9 4 (1.25%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.63%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (28.84%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.24%) Software Engineering
3 49 (15.36%) SDLC
4 41 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (12.23%) OO
6 35 (10.97%) TDD
7 32 (10.03%) OOD
8 25 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
9 22 (6.90%) Migration
10 20 (6.27%) Configuration Management
11 18 (5.64%) Scrum
11 18 (5.64%) Performance Testing
11 18 (5.64%) Database Tuning
12 15 (4.70%) Change Management
13 14 (4.39%) ITIL
14 12 (3.76%) SOA
14 12 (3.76%) Web Development
14 12 (3.76%) BDD
14 12 (3.76%) Server Building
15 11 (3.45%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 107 (33.54%) Java
2 106 (33.23%) SQL
3 58 (18.18%) Perl
4 37 (11.60%) Python
5 33 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 29 (9.09%) C#
7 23 (7.21%) C++
8 21 (6.58%) Shell Script
9 18 (5.64%) PHP
10 16 (5.02%) PL/SQL
11 15 (4.70%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.82%) Jython
13 7 (2.19%) Korn
14 5 (1.57%) Groovy
14 5 (1.57%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.25%) Scala
15 4 (1.25%) Ruby
15 4 (1.25%) C
15 4 (1.25%) VB
16 3 (0.94%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 30 (9.40%) Degree
2 19 (5.96%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.45%) MCSE
6 6 (1.88%) ISEB
7 5 (1.57%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
8 4 (1.25%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.25%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.63%) OCP
10 2 (0.63%) CISA
10 2 (0.63%) QiCA
10 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.63%) CCNA
10 2 (0.63%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.82%) QA
2 5 (1.57%) SLA
3 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (2.19%) vSphere
4 6 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (1.88%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.57%) SRDF
6 4 (1.25%) zsh
6 4 (1.25%) Xen
6 4 (1.25%) NFS
7 3 (0.94%) Firmware
7 3 (0.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.63%) vCloud
8 2 (0.63%) Samba
9 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) NetBackup
1 10 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
1 10 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.82%) Puppet
2 9 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (2.51%) Tivoli
3 8 (2.51%) Netcool
3 8 (2.51%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (1.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (1.25%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.25%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.63%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.63%) Nagios
6 2 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.31%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 62 (19.44%) Oracle
2 56 (17.55%) Red Hat
3 33 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 32 (10.03%) Sybase
5 30 (9.40%) VMware
6 25 (7.84%) HP
7 19 (5.96%) Veritas
8 18 (5.64%) EMC
9 16 (5.02%) Citrix
10 15 (4.70%) Sun
11 9 (2.82%) Cisco
12 6 (1.88%) IBM
12 6 (1.88%) CA
13 5 (1.57%) Dell
14 4 (1.25%) Teradata
15 3 (0.94%) Symantec
15 3 (0.94%) 3PAR
15 3 (0.94%) ForgeRock
15 3 (0.94%) BMC
16 2 (0.63%) CommVault
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