The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 69 92 80
Rank change year-on-year +23 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.21% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  

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 835 1462 1327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.78% 96.12% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 792 739
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Engineer in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Edinburgh

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Web Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) FireEye
3 1 (25.00%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (25.00%) Route 53
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (25.00%) Route 53
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Filtering
2 1 (25.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) FireEye
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) VMware