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 June 2016 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 13 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 292 180 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.09% 5.95% 8.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.82% 31.52% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 76 170
Median daily rate £387 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +193.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £22.01 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £52.50 £15.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
793 571 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.39% 18.88% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 274 363
Median daily rate £345 £325 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 45 41
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 June 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
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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Glasgow +9 105 £400 +6.66% 21
Edinburgh +3 93 £400 +3.55% 14
Renfrewshire -3 45 £321 -14.56% 2
Stirling +16 22 £475 +2.15%
Fife +8 4 £98 -
West Lothian +10 2 £388 +10.71% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £293 -
Inverclyde - 1 £345 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £180 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 255 (52.15%) Unix
2 178 (36.40%) Java
3 146 (29.86%) Perl
4 143 (29.24%) Windows
5 137 (28.02%) SQL
6 130 (26.58%) Finance
7 122 (24.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 118 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (19.22%) Oracle
10 93 (19.02%) Red Hat
11 89 (18.20%) AIX
12 87 (17.79%) SAN
13 83 (16.97%) Microsoft
14 82 (16.77%) VMware
15 77 (15.75%) Solaris
16 75 (15.34%) Python
17 72 (14.72%) Security Cleared
18 65 (13.29%) Apache
19 64 (13.09%) DevOps
20 63 (12.88%) HP
21 62 (12.68%) Banking
22 60 (12.27%) SC Cleared
22 60 (12.27%) ITIL
23 59 (12.07%) JavaScript
23 59 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
24 58 (11.86%) Relational Database
24 58 (11.86%) Jenkins
25 57 (11.66%) Migration
26 55 (11.25%) SQL Server
27 51 (10.43%) DB2

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 65 (13.29%) Apache
2 44 (9.00%) WebSphere
3 33 (6.75%) JBoss
4 25 (5.11%) Tomcat
5 16 (3.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 14 (2.86%) nginx
7 13 (2.66%) MS Exchange
8 11 (2.25%) IIS
9 10 (2.04%) IBM HTTP Server
9 10 (2.04%) OpenStack
9 10 (2.04%) SharePoint
10 9 (1.84%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.43%) GlassFish
12 6 (1.23%) WebSphere Portal
13 5 (1.02%) CICS
13 5 (1.02%) Confluence
13 5 (1.02%) GeoServer
13 5 (1.02%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.02%) WebSphere Process Server
14 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.43%) Global One
2 4 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.68%) PaaS
4 7 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.23%) IaaS
6 4 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.61%) Office 365
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.41%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.20%) GitHub
9 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 87 (17.79%) SAN
2 49 (10.02%) DNS
3 34 (6.95%) TCP/IP
4 29 (5.93%) HTTP
4 29 (5.93%) WAN
5 22 (4.50%) LDAP
6 20 (4.09%) DHCP
6 20 (4.09%) Firewall
6 20 (4.09%) iSCSI
7 16 (3.27%) SSL
8 14 (2.86%) SSH
9 11 (2.25%) NAS
9 11 (2.25%) SMTP
10 9 (1.84%) LAN
11 7 (1.43%) FTP
11 7 (1.43%) Internet
12 6 (1.23%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.02%) SNMP
13 5 (1.02%) VPN
14 4 (0.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (11.86%) Relational Database
2 55 (11.25%) SQL Server
3 51 (10.43%) DB2
4 37 (7.57%) RDBMS
5 28 (5.73%) NoSQL
6 26 (5.32%) MongoDB
7 24 (4.91%) MySQL
8 20 (4.09%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.66%) ObjectStore
10 12 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.43%) GIS
12 6 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.02%) QGIS
13 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.02%) UniData
14 4 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.82%) Informix
14 4 (0.82%) MarkLogic
14 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 58 (11.86%) Jenkins
2 47 (9.61%) Git (software)
3 39 (7.98%) Subversion
4 32 (6.54%) JUnit
5 20 (4.09%) Hudson
6 19 (3.89%) Maven
7 16 (3.27%) Selenium
8 14 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.45%) Bower
10 11 (2.25%) JIRA
10 11 (2.25%) MSBuild
10 11 (2.25%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.84%) Ant
11 9 (1.84%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.02%) DBeaver
13 4 (0.82%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.82%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.82%) Introscope
13 4 (0.82%) NetBeans
14 3 (0.61%) StarTeam
General
1 130 (26.58%) Finance
2 62 (12.68%) Banking
3 21 (4.29%) Front Office
4 20 (4.09%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.09%) Legal
5 16 (3.27%) Law
6 7 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.20%) Games
7 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.20%) Retail
7 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 107 (21.88%) Developer
2 54 (11.04%) Administrator
3 49 (10.02%) Java Developer
4 43 (8.79%) Consultant
5 32 (6.54%) Analyst
6 29 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (5.93%) Systems Administrator
7 26 (5.32%) Unix Administrator
8 25 (5.11%) Senior Developer
9 24 (4.91%) Architect
10 23 (4.70%) Linux Administrator
10 23 (4.70%) Unix Engineer
11 20 (4.09%) Automation Engineer
11 20 (4.09%) Infrastructure Architect
11 20 (4.09%) Linux Engineer
11 20 (4.09%) Storage Engineer
12 19 (3.89%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (3.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.07%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.79%) Spring
2 42 (8.59%) HTML
3 39 (7.98%) Middleware
4 35 (7.16%) Web Services
5 34 (6.95%) CSS
6 32 (6.54%) J2SE
7 27 (5.52%) JMS
8 25 (5.11%) XML
9 23 (4.70%) Java EE
10 22 (4.50%) AngularJS
11 20 (4.09%) Hibernate
12 19 (3.89%) jQuery
13 16 (3.27%) Node.js
13 16 (3.27%) Regular Expression
14 14 (2.86%) RESTful
15 13 (2.66%) JSON
15 13 (2.66%) Sass
16 12 (2.45%) LAMP
17 11 (2.25%) J2EE
17 11 (2.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (8.79%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.32%) Clustering
4 19 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.86%) Equity Derivative
7 13 (2.66%) Equities
7 13 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.66%) PKI
8 12 (2.45%) Replication
9 10 (2.04%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.84%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.64%) EMC VNX
11 8 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.23%) DataPower
12 6 (1.23%) Derivative
12 6 (1.23%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.02%) Visualisation
14 4 (0.82%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 255 (52.15%) Unix
2 143 (29.24%) Windows
3 122 (24.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 89 (18.20%) AIX
5 77 (15.75%) Solaris
6 49 (10.02%) HPUX
7 47 (9.61%) Windows Server
8 37 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (3.89%) Mac OS X
11 18 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (2.86%) Windows XP
13 13 (2.66%) Windows 7
14 7 (1.43%) SUSE
15 6 (1.23%) Windows 10
16 5 (1.02%) CentOS
16 5 (1.02%) Debian
17 4 (0.82%) Android
17 4 (0.82%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (13.09%) DevOps
3 60 (12.27%) ITIL
4 59 (12.07%) Continuous Integration
5 57 (11.66%) Migration
6 49 (10.02%) SDLC
7 48 (9.82%) OO
8 47 (9.61%) OOD
9 44 (9.00%) Configuration Management
10 41 (8.38%) Performance Tuning
11 40 (8.18%) Software Engineering
11 40 (8.18%) Unit Testing
12 39 (7.98%) Change Management
13 27 (5.52%) Kanban
13 27 (5.52%) Scrum
14 26 (5.32%) Mentoring
15 24 (4.91%) Change Control
16 22 (4.50%) BDD
16 22 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (4.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 178 (36.40%) Java
2 146 (29.86%) Perl
3 137 (28.02%) SQL
4 75 (15.34%) Python
5 59 (12.07%) JavaScript
6 49 (10.02%) Bash Shell
7 48 (9.82%) Shell Script
8 42 (8.59%) Korn
9 40 (8.18%) PowerShell
10 34 (6.95%) Ruby
11 27 (5.52%) PHP
12 26 (5.32%) C++
13 21 (4.29%) C-shell
14 20 (4.09%) Bourne shell
15 16 (3.27%) VBScript
16 13 (2.66%) CoffeeScript
17 12 (2.45%) PL/SQL
18 9 (1.84%) C#
19 8 (1.64%) VBA
20 7 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 72 (14.72%) Security Cleared
2 60 (12.27%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.70%) Degree
4 12 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (2.25%) ISEB
6 10 (2.04%) ISTQB
7 9 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (1.23%) OCP
9 6 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (1.02%) CCNP
10 5 (1.02%) VCAP
10 5 (1.02%) VCP6
10 5 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.82%) MCITP
11 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.41%) CCNA
13 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.41%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.04%) SLA
3 5 (1.02%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (7.57%) Active Directory
3 27 (5.52%) Docker
4 20 (4.09%) Samba
5 13 (2.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 13 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.66%) vSphere
6 10 (2.04%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.84%) Veritas File System
7 9 (1.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 9 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.43%) SRDF
10 5 (1.02%) GeoWebCache
11 4 (0.82%) iptables
11 4 (0.82%) RHEV
11 4 (0.82%) vCloud
11 4 (0.82%) XenApp
11 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (7.57%) Ansible
2 33 (6.75%) Puppet
3 26 (5.32%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (3.48%) Tivoli
5 15 (3.07%) SCOM
6 11 (2.25%) Netcool
7 10 (2.04%) HP SiteScope
7 10 (2.04%) Nagios
7 10 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (1.84%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (1.64%) TADDM
9 8 (1.64%) vRealize
10 7 (1.43%) SCCM
11 6 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (1.23%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.23%) WSUS
12 5 (1.02%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
13 4 (0.82%) CA Wily
13 4 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 94 (19.22%) Oracle
2 93 (19.02%) Red Hat
3 83 (16.97%) Microsoft
4 82 (16.77%) VMware
5 63 (12.88%) HP
6 48 (9.82%) Sybase
7 43 (8.79%) IBM
8 28 (5.73%) EMC
9 23 (4.70%) Citrix
10 20 (4.09%) Veritas
11 19 (3.89%) CA
11 19 (3.89%) Cisco
12 13 (2.66%) 3PAR
13 12 (2.45%) Splunk
14 8 (1.64%) Brocade
15 6 (1.23%) F5
15 6 (1.23%) SunGard
16 5 (1.02%) CheckPoint
16 5 (1.02%) SAP
17 4 (0.82%) arcserve
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