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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 - 5
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 8.89% - 17.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% - 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
Average daily rate £388 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -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 West Lothian region.

Operating Systems Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 33.33% 26.51% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 13
Average daily rate £388 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £268 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 4 £388 -
Linux
Scotland

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Firmware
2 3 (60.00%) vCloud
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (60.00%) vMotion
2 3 (60.00%) Server Building
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) NAS
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Firmware
1 3 (60.00%) vCloud
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) vMotion
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Dell
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft