The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 93 83
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 10 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.84% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.39% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £350 - £306
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 - £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 - £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1147 1286 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 707 733
Median daily rate £375 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 22
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) GPFS
3 3 (23.08%) C
3 3 (23.08%) C++
3 3 (23.08%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Puppet
3 3 (23.08%) Ansible
4 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) GitLab

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache Pig
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) OpenShift
2 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) SNMP
2 1 (7.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Artifactory
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) GitLab
2 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Build Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C
1 3 (23.08%) C++
1 3 (23.08%) Python
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) GPFS
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Flume
2 1 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Ansible
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 1 (7.69%) Prometheus
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (7.69%) Xymon
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
1 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) FireEye
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Splunk