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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / Scotland
Rank 13 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 157 201 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.12% 7.79% 5.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.92% 35.02% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 94 76
Median daily rate £375 £400 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £314 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Median hourly rate £52.17 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
414 574 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.04% 22.26% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 293 304
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 15
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £60.00 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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 +8 83 £363 -9.37% 15
Glasgow 0 39 £400 +6.66% 11
Renfrewshire +9 9 £410 - 2
Moray - 8 £388 -
Aberdeen -7 5 £288 -
Fife -4 2 £323 +0.78%
Stirling +5 1 £325 -10.62%
West Lothian -4 1 £525 +31.25%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 116 (36.83%) Java
2 106 (33.65%) SQL
3 88 (27.94%) Windows
4 84 (26.67%) Unix
5 77 (24.44%) Python
6 74 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (20.63%) Finance
8 58 (18.41%) JavaScript
9 53 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 50 (15.87%) Perl
10 50 (15.87%) HTML
10 50 (15.87%) VMware
11 47 (14.92%) DevOps
12 45 (14.29%) Red Hat
13 44 (13.97%) Git (software)
14 41 (13.02%) Oracle
14 41 (13.02%) Solaris
14 41 (13.02%) Firewall
15 38 (12.06%) Spring
15 38 (12.06%) Relational Database
16 37 (11.75%) Scrum
17 36 (11.43%) CSS
17 36 (11.43%) Security Cleared
18 35 (11.11%) AIX
18 35 (11.11%) Jenkins
19 34 (10.79%) Bash Shell
20 33 (10.48%) SQL Server
20 33 (10.48%) IBM
21 32 (10.16%) Microsoft
21 32 (10.16%) Active Directory

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 32 (10.16%) Apache
2 18 (5.71%) JBoss
3 16 (5.08%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.17%) CMS
5 9 (2.86%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.54%) IIS
7 5 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.95%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.95%) Jadu
8 3 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.63%) Confluence
9 2 (0.63%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.32%) CICS
10 1 (0.32%) Liferay
10 1 (0.32%) nginx
10 1 (0.32%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.32%) Endur
2 1 (0.32%) Findur
2 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.32%) Minerva
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (3.17%) IaaS
3 8 (2.54%) PaaS
4 7 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.22%) Amazon S3
4 7 (2.22%) Google Analytics
4 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.90%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.95%) SaaS
7 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.63%) Route 53
7 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.32%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.32%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.32%) GitHub
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.02%) Firewall
2 27 (8.57%) SAN
3 23 (7.30%) HTTP
4 21 (6.67%) DNS
5 20 (6.35%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.44%) HTTPS
6 14 (4.44%) NAS
6 14 (4.44%) SSL
7 11 (3.49%) Internet
7 11 (3.49%) Network Security
8 7 (2.22%) BIG-IP
8 7 (2.22%) IPsec
8 7 (2.22%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.90%) DHCP
9 6 (1.90%) VXLAN
10 5 (1.59%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (1.59%) WAN
11 3 (0.95%) BGP
11 3 (0.95%) OSPF
11 3 (0.95%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.06%) Relational Database
2 33 (10.48%) SQL Server
3 19 (6.03%) NoSQL
4 17 (5.40%) MySQL
5 16 (5.08%) RDBMS
6 13 (4.13%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.54%) DB2
9 7 (2.22%) Big Data
10 5 (1.59%) GIS
10 5 (1.59%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.27%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.95%) SQLite
13 2 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 44 (13.97%) Git (software)
2 35 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 22 (6.98%) JIRA
3 22 (6.98%) Subversion
4 21 (6.67%) Maven
5 12 (3.81%) Selenium
6 11 (3.49%) WebDriver
7 9 (2.86%) MSI
8 8 (2.54%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.22%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.90%) Bugzilla
10 6 (1.90%) JUnit
11 5 (1.59%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.27%) GitLab
12 4 (1.27%) Gradle
13 3 (0.95%) Ant
13 3 (0.95%) Bower
14 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
14 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (20.63%) Finance
2 30 (9.52%) Banking
3 16 (5.08%) Law
4 7 (2.22%) Retail
5 6 (1.90%) Marketing
6 4 (1.27%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Front Office
7 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.63%) Publishing
7 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 70 (22.22%) Developer
2 39 (12.38%) Java Developer
3 26 (8.25%) Administrator
3 26 (8.25%) Analyst
4 25 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (5.71%) Consultant
7 16 (5.08%) Software Engineer
8 15 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 14 (4.44%) Java Engineer
9 14 (4.44%) Test Engineer
9 14 (4.44%) Web Manager
10 13 (4.13%) Java Software Engineer
10 13 (4.13%) Production Manager
10 13 (4.13%) Unix Administrator
10 13 (4.13%) Web Production Manager
11 12 (3.81%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (3.49%) Linux Administrator
12 11 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (15.87%) HTML
2 38 (12.06%) Spring
3 36 (11.43%) CSS
4 28 (8.89%) REST
5 22 (6.98%) jQuery
5 22 (6.98%) Web Services
6 20 (6.35%) J2EE
7 17 (5.40%) HTML5
7 17 (5.40%) JMS
8 14 (4.44%) Middleware
8 14 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (4.13%) JSON
9 13 (4.13%) RESTful
10 11 (3.49%) SOAP
10 11 (3.49%) XML
11 10 (3.17%) Apache CXF
12 9 (2.86%) AngularJS
12 9 (2.86%) Hibernate
13 8 (2.54%) Play Framework
13 8 (2.54%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 25 (7.94%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.17%) Clustering
6 7 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 6 (1.90%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.27%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.27%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.95%) Blog
9 3 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.95%) Device Driver
9 3 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.95%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (27.94%) Windows
2 84 (26.67%) Unix
3 53 (16.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (13.02%) Solaris
5 35 (11.11%) AIX
6 29 (9.21%) Windows Server
7 18 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (5.08%) Windows 7
9 14 (4.44%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (3.81%) Windows 10
10 12 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (3.81%) Windows XP
11 8 (2.54%) Android
12 7 (2.22%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.90%) HPUX
13 6 (1.90%) Tru64
14 4 (1.27%) CentOS
15 3 (0.95%) zOS
16 2 (0.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (14.92%) DevOps
3 37 (11.75%) Scrum
4 32 (10.16%) Software Engineering
5 28 (8.89%) Configuration Management
6 24 (7.62%) OO
7 22 (6.98%) Software Distribution
8 21 (6.67%) BDD
9 19 (6.03%) ITIL
9 19 (6.03%) Web Development
10 18 (5.71%) SOA
11 17 (5.40%) Analytics
11 17 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.40%) Front End Development
12 15 (4.76%) Microservices
13 14 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
13 14 (4.44%) SIEM
13 14 (4.44%) Web Design
14 13 (4.13%) Software Testing
14 13 (4.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 116 (36.83%) Java
2 106 (33.65%) SQL
3 77 (24.44%) Python
4 58 (18.41%) JavaScript
5 50 (15.87%) Perl
6 34 (10.79%) Bash Shell
7 25 (7.94%) Shell Script
8 23 (7.30%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.76%) C#
10 11 (3.49%) VB
11 10 (3.17%) Korn
11 10 (3.17%) Ruby
11 10 (3.17%) Scala
12 9 (2.86%) Tcl
13 8 (2.54%) PHP
13 8 (2.54%) REXX
13 8 (2.54%) VBA
14 7 (2.22%) XPath
14 7 (2.22%) XQuery
15 6 (1.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 36 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.52%) Degree
2 30 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.86%) CISSP
4 5 (1.59%) SANS
5 4 (1.27%) ISEB
5 4 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.95%) BC Cleared
6 3 (0.95%) CCNP
6 3 (0.95%) CEH
6 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.95%) CISM
6 3 (0.95%) GIAC
6 3 (0.95%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.95%) VCAP
6 3 (0.95%) VCP6
7 2 (0.63%) EMC Certification
7 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.63%) MCSE
7 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.22%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (10.16%) Active Directory
2 31 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.44%) vSphere
4 12 (3.81%) Docker
4 12 (3.81%) NFS
5 8 (2.54%) PowerHA
6 5 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.95%) SRDF
8 3 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.63%) Squid
10 1 (0.32%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.32%) Samba
10 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.32%) Xen
10 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (8.25%) Ansible
2 24 (7.62%) Puppet
3 16 (5.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 14 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.86%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (2.86%) QRadar
6 8 (2.54%) Tivoli
6 8 (2.54%) vRealize
7 7 (2.22%) Netcool
8 6 (1.90%) BladeLogic
8 6 (1.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 6 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (1.90%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (1.27%) SCCM
10 3 (0.95%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.95%) WSUS
10 3 (0.95%) yum
Vendors
1 50 (15.87%) VMware
2 45 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 41 (13.02%) Oracle
4 33 (10.48%) IBM
5 32 (10.16%) Microsoft
6 18 (5.71%) Cisco
6 18 (5.71%) EMC
6 18 (5.71%) HP
7 16 (5.08%) Splunk
8 15 (4.76%) NetApp
8 15 (4.76%) Sun
9 13 (4.13%) CommVault
10 12 (3.81%) Veritas
11 11 (3.49%) Citrix
11 11 (3.49%) Dell
12 9 (2.86%) F5
13 8 (2.54%) Canon
14 7 (2.22%) Google
14 7 (2.22%) Sybase
14 7 (2.22%) Symantec
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