The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 7.41% 4.55% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.66% -6.25%
Linux
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Stirling region.

Operating Systems Category
Stirling
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 9.26% 4.55% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 11
Average daily rate £463 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Stirling region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Stirling

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Stirling region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Stirling

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 12 (85.71%) Oracle
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) Solaris
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
6 5 (35.71%) FileNet
6 5 (35.71%) Workflow
6 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (35.71%) IBM
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) Banking
8 2 (14.29%) SUSE
8 2 (14.29%) Replication
8 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (14.29%) Intel
8 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (14.29%) Middleware
8 2 (14.29%) AIX
8 2 (14.29%) DB2
9 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
9 1 (7.14%) XML
9 1 (7.14%) XSLT
9 1 (7.14%) ITIL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stirling 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 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 5 (35.71%) FileNet
3 2 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Architect
2 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (35.71%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
4 4 (28.57%) Designer
5 3 (21.43%) Technical Designer
6 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
6 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) FileNet Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) JNI
2 1 (7.14%) Java SE
2 1 (7.14%) Java EE
2 1 (7.14%) Murex Flex
2 1 (7.14%) Spring Integration
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSLT
2 1 (7.14%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Solaris
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) SUSE
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Workflow
1 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Intel
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Reuters
4 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg
4 1 (7.14%) Sybase
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (7.14%) Murex
4 1 (7.14%) EMC