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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 8.77% 6.31% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 77.78% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£458 £441 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.68% +10.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stirling 8.77% 8.11% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £465 £463 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Oracle
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
1 5 (71.43%) FileNet
1 5 (71.43%) Workflow
1 5 (71.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (57.14%) Content Management
3 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
5 1 (14.29%) Server Building
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (14.29%) Clustering
5 1 (14.29%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (14.29%) Summit
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Murex

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) FileNet
1 5 (71.43%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase IQ
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Administrator
1 5 (71.43%) FileNet Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Workflow
2 4 (57.14%) Content Management
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
3 3 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Server Building
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
1 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Sybase
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Murex
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas