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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / Scotland
Rank 21 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 121 164 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.25% 6.44% 6.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.87% 29.87% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 71 80
Median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £320 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Median hourly rate £52.00 £20.00 £14.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% +39.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.86 £20.00 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £20.00 £14.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +5.47%

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
392 549 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.50% 21.55% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 276 266
Median daily rate £350 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £132 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 10 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £126.25 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 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 -2 48 £406 +8.33% 20
Glasgow +4 46 £375 -6.25% 6
Aberdeen -5 10 £288 -
South Ayrshire - 5 £263 -
Fife -4 4 £320 -
West Lothian -5 1 £525 +22.09% 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 120 (43.17%) Java
2 98 (35.25%) SQL
3 88 (31.65%) Unix
4 76 (27.34%) Windows
5 69 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (24.46%) Python
7 64 (23.02%) Finance
8 50 (17.99%) Perl
9 44 (15.83%) Relational Database
10 43 (15.47%) Oracle
11 41 (14.75%) JavaScript
11 41 (14.75%) HTML
12 39 (14.03%) Solaris
12 39 (14.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 38 (13.67%) Firewall
14 36 (12.95%) Banking
14 36 (12.95%) DevOps
15 35 (12.59%) Spring
15 35 (12.59%) Apache
15 35 (12.59%) Red Hat
16 33 (11.87%) IBM
16 33 (11.87%) VMware
17 32 (11.51%) Shell Script
18 31 (11.15%) Security Cleared
19 30 (10.79%) SQL Server
20 28 (10.07%) CSS
20 28 (10.07%) AIX
20 28 (10.07%) OO
20 28 (10.07%) Microsoft
20 28 (10.07%) Amazon AWS

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 35 (12.59%) Apache
2 25 (8.99%) Tomcat
3 21 (7.55%) JBoss
4 11 (3.96%) CMS
5 8 (2.88%) IIS
5 8 (2.88%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.44%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.08%) Jadu
8 3 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.72%) Confluence
9 2 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.72%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.36%) Liferay
10 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (3.24%) MS Excel
1 9 (3.24%) MS Office
2 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.16%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.36%) Endur
3 1 (0.36%) Findur
3 1 (0.36%) Minerva
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.07%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.96%) IaaS
3 8 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (2.52%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.16%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (2.16%) Google Analytics
5 6 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.16%) PaaS
6 3 (1.08%) SaaS
7 2 (0.72%) Route 53
7 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.36%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.67%) Firewall
2 23 (8.27%) SAN
3 22 (7.91%) DNS
4 20 (7.19%) HTTP
5 18 (6.47%) TCP/IP
6 16 (5.76%) Internet
7 14 (5.04%) NAS
8 11 (3.96%) HTTPS
8 11 (3.96%) SSL
9 8 (2.88%) BIG-IP
9 8 (2.88%) Network Security
10 7 (2.52%) IPsec
11 6 (2.16%) DHCP
11 6 (2.16%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.80%) Reverse Proxy
13 4 (1.44%) WAN
14 3 (1.08%) BGP
14 3 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.83%) Relational Database
2 30 (10.79%) SQL Server
3 24 (8.63%) NoSQL
4 21 (7.55%) RDBMS
5 19 (6.83%) DB2
6 14 (5.04%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.32%) MySQL
8 10 (3.60%) GIS
9 8 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (2.52%) Big Data
10 7 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.80%) MarkLogic
12 4 (1.44%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.44%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.44%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.44%) ObjectStore
13 3 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.72%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 24 (8.63%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.12%) JIRA
3 15 (5.40%) Maven
4 12 (4.32%) Jenkins
4 12 (4.32%) Subversion
5 11 (3.96%) Selenium
6 10 (3.60%) JUnit
7 5 (1.80%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.80%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.44%) Gradle
9 3 (1.08%) Bower
9 3 (1.08%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.08%) GitLab
10 2 (0.72%) Ant
10 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.72%) Hudson
10 2 (0.72%) NuGet
10 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 64 (23.02%) Finance
2 36 (12.95%) Banking
3 10 (3.60%) Law
4 7 (2.52%) Retail
5 6 (2.16%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.16%) Marketing
6 3 (1.08%) Front Office
6 3 (1.08%) Publishing
7 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (24.46%) Developer
2 37 (13.31%) Java Developer
3 30 (10.79%) Analyst
4 25 (8.99%) Administrator
5 17 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (5.40%) Software Engineer
7 14 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (5.04%) Unix Administrator
8 13 (4.68%) Java Engineer
8 13 (4.68%) Java Software Engineer
8 13 (4.68%) Senior Test Analyst
8 13 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (4.68%) Test Analyst
8 13 (4.68%) Web Manager
9 12 (4.32%) Consultant
9 12 (4.32%) Production Manager
9 12 (4.32%) Web Production Manager
10 10 (3.60%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (2.88%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.75%) HTML
2 35 (12.59%) Spring
3 28 (10.07%) CSS
4 24 (8.63%) J2EE
5 22 (7.91%) jQuery
6 18 (6.47%) REST
7 16 (5.76%) HTML5
7 16 (5.76%) JMS
8 14 (5.04%) AngularJS
8 14 (5.04%) Middleware
8 14 (5.04%) Web Services
9 13 (4.68%) Hibernate
9 13 (4.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 13 (4.68%) XML
10 10 (3.60%) XSLT
11 9 (3.24%) RESTful
12 8 (2.88%) Sass
13 7 (2.52%) J2SE
13 7 (2.52%) WSDL
13 7 (2.52%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.35%) Computer Science
2 21 (7.55%) Data Centre
3 18 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.32%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.24%) Clustering
7 7 (2.52%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.80%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.44%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.44%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.44%) Replication
10 3 (1.08%) DataPower
10 3 (1.08%) Device Driver
10 3 (1.08%) Equities
10 3 (1.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 88 (31.65%) Unix
2 76 (27.34%) Windows
3 39 (14.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (14.03%) Solaris
4 28 (10.07%) AIX
5 22 (7.91%) Windows Server
6 13 (4.68%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.88%) HPUX
9 7 (2.52%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.16%) Android
10 6 (2.16%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.16%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.44%) CentOS
13 3 (1.08%) Tru64
13 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.72%) SUSE
14 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (12.95%) DevOps
3 28 (10.07%) OO
4 26 (9.35%) BDD
4 26 (9.35%) Software Engineering
5 22 (7.91%) Configuration Management
6 20 (7.19%) ITIL
7 17 (6.12%) Scrum
7 17 (6.12%) Software Testing
8 16 (5.76%) Analytics
9 15 (5.40%) Open Source
9 15 (5.40%) SOA
10 14 (5.04%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (5.04%) TDD
11 13 (4.68%) SDLC
11 13 (4.68%) Software Distribution
11 13 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (4.68%) User Stories
12 12 (4.32%) Enterprise Architecture
12 12 (4.32%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 120 (43.17%) Java
2 98 (35.25%) SQL
3 68 (24.46%) Python
4 50 (17.99%) Perl
5 41 (14.75%) JavaScript
6 32 (11.51%) Shell Script
7 28 (10.07%) Bash Shell
8 16 (5.76%) C#
9 12 (4.32%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.60%) XPath
10 10 (3.60%) XQuery
11 9 (3.24%) C++
11 9 (3.24%) PHP
12 7 (2.52%) Korn
12 7 (2.52%) Ruby
13 6 (2.16%) Jython
13 6 (2.16%) Scala
13 6 (2.16%) VBA
14 5 (1.80%) C
14 5 (1.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (11.15%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.63%) Degree
3 22 (7.91%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.52%) CISSP
5 6 (2.16%) ISEB
6 5 (1.80%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.08%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.08%) CCNP
8 3 (1.08%) CEH
8 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.08%) CISM
8 3 (1.08%) GIAC
8 3 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.08%) SANS
9 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) MCSA
9 2 (0.72%) MCSE
9 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.36%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.16%) QA
3 3 (1.08%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.72%) WAI
4 2 (0.72%) WCAG
5 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (8.99%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.32%) NFS
4 9 (3.24%) Docker
5 8 (2.88%) vSphere
6 7 (2.52%) PowerHA
7 3 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.72%) SRDF
8 2 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.72%) zsh
9 1 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.36%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.36%) Xen
9 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (7.91%) Puppet
2 13 (4.68%) Ansible
3 12 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.24%) QRadar
5 8 (2.88%) Tivoli
6 7 (2.52%) Netcool
6 7 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (2.16%) BladeLogic
7 6 (2.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 6 (2.16%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.08%) ArcSight ESM
10 3 (1.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.08%) SCCM
10 3 (1.08%) WSUS
11 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.72%) SnapMirror
12 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 43 (15.47%) Oracle
2 35 (12.59%) Red Hat
3 33 (11.87%) IBM
3 33 (11.87%) VMware
4 28 (10.07%) Microsoft
5 18 (6.47%) HP
6 16 (5.76%) Splunk
6 16 (5.76%) Sybase
7 15 (5.40%) NetApp
8 14 (5.04%) Cisco
8 14 (5.04%) Sun
9 13 (4.68%) CommVault
9 13 (4.68%) EMC
10 12 (4.32%) F5
11 11 (3.96%) Citrix
11 11 (3.96%) Dell
12 10 (3.60%) Veritas
13 8 (2.88%) Canon
14 7 (2.52%) Cyber-Ark
14 7 (2.52%) Symantec
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