The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scottish Borders region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 3 - 6
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 14.29% - 11.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scottish Borders region.

Operating Systems Category
Scottish Borders
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Scottish Borders 71.43% 85.71% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate £118 £125 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -24.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the Scottish Borders

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Scottish Borders region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the Scottish Borders

Linux
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scottish Borders 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the Scottish Borders by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scottish Borders 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PHP
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) PHP5