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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 22 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 166 158 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.50% 5.84% 5.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.80% 27.38% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 85 61
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £14.39 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
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
539 577 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.12% 21.32% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 309 233
Average daily rate £343 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 39
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £18.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 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
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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 82 £395 -3.06% 12
Glasgow +7 41 £375 - 13
Renfrewshire -10 14 £410 +17.14%
Fife +6 7 £320 -
Aberdeen +8 5 - -
Stirling +9 3 £364 -33.88%
West Lothian -1 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 154 (47.83%) Unix
2 100 (31.06%) Java
3 98 (30.43%) Finance
4 95 (29.50%) Windows
5 89 (27.64%) Oracle
6 64 (19.88%) AIX
7 57 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 53 (16.46%) Banking
10 49 (15.22%) Web Services
11 48 (14.91%) Microsoft
11 48 (14.91%) Red Hat
12 45 (13.98%) SQL
12 45 (13.98%) Data Centre
13 41 (12.73%) Python
14 39 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (11.80%) VMware
15 38 (11.80%) Relational Database
16 37 (11.49%) Perl
17 36 (11.18%) Apache
18 35 (10.87%) SAN
19 34 (10.56%) JavaScript
19 34 (10.56%) DevOps
20 32 (9.94%) SQL Server
20 32 (9.94%) Configuration Management
21 31 (9.63%) Windows Server
22 30 (9.32%) SDLC
22 30 (9.32%) Solaris
23 29 (9.01%) HP
24 28 (8.70%) IBM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 36 (11.18%) Apache
2 24 (7.45%) WebSphere
3 21 (6.52%) JBoss
3 21 (6.52%) Tomcat
4 17 (5.28%) IIS
5 12 (3.73%) nginx
6 9 (2.80%) MS Exchange
7 8 (2.48%) CICS
8 6 (1.86%) Confluence
9 4 (1.24%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.93%) CMS
10 3 (0.93%) Drupal
10 3 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.93%) iPlanet
10 3 (0.93%) Node.js
10 3 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Process Server
11 2 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.17%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.62%) Maximo
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.31%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.80%) PaaS
3 7 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (2.17%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.55%) IaaS
5 4 (1.24%) Office 365
6 3 (0.93%) SaaS
7 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.62%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.87%) SAN
2 27 (8.39%) HTTP
3 25 (7.76%) TCP/IP
4 21 (6.52%) DNS
5 17 (5.28%) SNMP
5 17 (5.28%) SSL
6 15 (4.66%) Firewall
7 11 (3.42%) LDAP
8 9 (2.80%) DHCP
8 9 (2.80%) LAN
8 9 (2.80%) WAN
9 8 (2.48%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (2.48%) VPN
10 7 (2.17%) IPsec
11 6 (1.86%) SSH
12 5 (1.55%) NAS
13 4 (1.24%) FTP
13 4 (1.24%) VoIP
14 3 (0.93%) BGP
14 3 (0.93%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.80%) Relational Database
2 32 (9.94%) SQL Server
3 23 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 14 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 13 (4.04%) DB2
6 11 (3.42%) MySQL
6 11 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.93%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.93%) Big Data
11 3 (0.93%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.93%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.62%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 2 (0.62%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 17 (5.28%) Maven
2 15 (4.66%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.66%) JUnit
3 14 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.35%) Subversion
4 11 (3.42%) JIRA
5 10 (3.11%) Mockito
6 6 (1.86%) ClearCase
7 5 (1.55%) Ant
7 5 (1.55%) Selenium
7 5 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.24%) Artifactory
8 4 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.24%) Gradle
8 4 (1.24%) jMock
8 4 (1.24%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.93%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.93%) Log4j
9 3 (0.93%) NetBeans
General
1 98 (30.43%) Finance
2 53 (16.46%) Banking
3 9 (2.80%) Law
4 7 (2.17%) Retail
5 5 (1.55%) Legal
6 4 (1.24%) Front Office
6 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.62%) Advertising
8 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (17.08%) Developer
2 37 (11.49%) Consultant
3 30 (9.32%) Administrator
4 22 (6.83%) Analyst
4 22 (6.83%) Systems Administrator
5 17 (5.28%) Architect
6 16 (4.97%) Java Developer
6 16 (4.97%) Unix Administrator
7 15 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (3.73%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.42%) C++ Developer
10 11 (3.42%) Linux Administrator
10 11 (3.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.42%) Senior Developer
10 11 (3.42%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 10 (3.11%) PHP Developer
11 10 (3.11%) Storage Consultant
11 10 (3.11%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.22%) Web Services
2 27 (8.39%) Middleware
3 25 (7.76%) XML
4 22 (6.83%) SOAP
5 20 (6.21%) JSON
6 18 (5.59%) RESTful
6 18 (5.59%) Spring
7 17 (5.28%) HTML
8 15 (4.66%) .NET
8 15 (4.66%) Hibernate
9 14 (4.35%) CSS
9 14 (4.35%) REST
10 13 (4.04%) jQuery
11 11 (3.42%) JMS
12 10 (3.11%) HTML5
13 9 (2.80%) CSS3
13 9 (2.80%) JPA
14 8 (2.48%) AngularJS
14 8 (2.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 8 (2.48%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.98%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.11%) Clustering
6 7 (2.17%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.86%) Derivative
7 6 (1.86%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (1.86%) HACMP
7 6 (1.86%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.86%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.55%) User Experience
9 4 (1.24%) Celerra
9 4 (1.24%) CLARiiON
9 4 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.24%) Life Science
10 3 (0.93%) DataPower
10 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.93%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 154 (47.83%) Unix
2 95 (29.50%) Windows
3 64 (19.88%) AIX
4 56 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (9.63%) Windows Server
6 30 (9.32%) Solaris
7 20 (6.21%) HPUX
7 20 (6.21%) Mac OS X
8 8 (2.48%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.17%) zOS
10 4 (1.24%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X Server
12 2 (0.62%) CentOS
12 2 (0.62%) Debian
12 2 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.62%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
3 34 (10.56%) DevOps
4 32 (9.94%) Configuration Management
5 30 (9.32%) SDLC
6 24 (7.45%) Unit Testing
6 24 (7.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (7.14%) Project Management
7 23 (7.14%) Waterfall
8 22 (6.83%) Migration
9 21 (6.52%) Software Engineering
9 21 (6.52%) Software Testing
10 19 (5.90%) ITIL
11 18 (5.59%) Capacity Planning
11 18 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (5.28%) Continuous Delivery
12 17 (5.28%) Mentoring
12 17 (5.28%) Release Management
13 16 (4.97%) Change Management
13 16 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 100 (31.06%) Java
2 45 (13.98%) SQL
3 41 (12.73%) Python
4 37 (11.49%) Perl
5 34 (10.56%) JavaScript
6 26 (8.07%) C++
7 19 (5.90%) Ruby
8 18 (5.59%) Shell Script
9 16 (4.97%) Bash Shell
10 15 (4.66%) C
11 13 (4.04%) PHP
11 13 (4.04%) PowerShell
12 11 (3.42%) C#
13 8 (2.48%) VB
14 7 (2.17%) AWK
14 7 (2.17%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.86%) PHP 5
16 5 (1.55%) sed
17 4 (1.24%) Clojure
17 4 (1.24%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 24 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.42%) Degree
4 9 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.48%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.17%) ISEB
6 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.86%) MCITP
7 6 (1.86%) PhD
8 4 (1.24%) CCNA
8 4 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.93%) CCNP
9 3 (0.93%) IISP
9 3 (0.93%) MCSE
10 2 (0.62%) MCP
10 2 (0.62%) MCSA
10 2 (0.62%) OCP
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.97%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.17%) QA
3 3 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.97%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.11%) Docker
4 7 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (1.86%) GPFS
6 5 (1.55%) Samba
6 5 (1.55%) vCloud
7 4 (1.24%) iptables
7 4 (1.24%) SRDF
7 4 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.24%) Xen
8 2 (0.62%) Cygwin
8 2 (0.62%) HDFS
8 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.62%) NFS
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.62%) Varnish
8 2 (0.62%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 18 (5.59%) Ansible
1 18 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (4.35%) Puppet
3 6 (1.86%) Control-M
3 6 (1.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (1.86%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.86%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.62%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.62%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.62%) SCCM
5 2 (0.62%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.62%) SCOM
5 2 (0.62%) TADDM
6 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.31%) QRadar
Vendors
1 89 (27.64%) Oracle
2 48 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 48 (14.91%) Red Hat
3 38 (11.80%) VMware
4 29 (9.01%) HP
5 28 (8.70%) IBM
6 25 (7.76%) Sybase
7 17 (5.28%) Cisco
8 16 (4.97%) BMC
8 16 (4.97%) SolarWinds
9 13 (4.04%) EMC
10 10 (3.11%) Citrix
11 8 (2.48%) Veritas
12 5 (1.55%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.55%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.55%) Brocade
13 4 (1.24%) Apple
13 4 (1.24%) Cognos
14 3 (0.93%) SAP
14 3 (0.93%) Sun
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