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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 20 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 6.56% 5.88% 4.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.77% 13.89% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
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£370 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +87.26%
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 £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
13 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 21.31% 42.35% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 14
Average daily rate £255 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £214 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £380 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014. 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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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 +8 3 £370 -1.33% 3
Linlithgow - - - -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 24 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (40.00%) Fiddler
3 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Fiddler
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas
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