The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 6 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 1.33% 15.52% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.00% 36.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
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 West Lothian region.

Operating Systems Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 33.33% 43.10% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 2
Average daily rate £300 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -15.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the West Lothian region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in West Lothian

Linux
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Livingston -12 1 - - 1
Linlithgow - - - - 2
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 23 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Sun
1 2 (66.67%) CA
1 2 (66.67%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Sun
1 2 (66.67%) CA