Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 123 133
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 23 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.79% 0.19% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.20% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £494 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.44% +18.52% -11.18%
10th Percentile £266 £375 £331
90th Percentile £617 £425 £344
Scotland median daily rate £450 £295 £365
% change year-on-year +52.54% -19.18% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2783 2038 3057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.73% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1181 1581
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £259
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.04
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 20 November 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 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (65.22%) Java
3 13 (56.52%) Web Services
4 11 (47.83%) Spring
4 11 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (47.83%) RESTful
5 9 (39.13%) Finance
6 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
6 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) Puppet
7 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
7 6 (26.09%) Unix
7 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 6 (26.09%) OO
7 6 (26.09%) Python
7 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) JSON
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
8 5 (21.74%) JMX
8 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
8 5 (21.74%) Scrum
8 5 (21.74%) SOA
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) Splunk

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 4 (17.39%) Apache Pig
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) GitHub
2 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.35%) Datadog
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
1 4 (17.39%) SNMP
1 4 (17.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
1 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
2 5 (21.74%) GitLab
2 5 (21.74%) Mockito
3 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) Web Services
2 11 (47.83%) RESTful
2 11 (47.83%) Spring
3 5 (21.74%) JMX
3 5 (21.74%) JSON
4 4 (17.39%) Kafka
4 4 (17.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
2 6 (26.09%) OO
2 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) SOA
4 4 (17.39%) DevOps
4 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
4 4 (17.39%) Microservices
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) Python
4 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
5 4 (17.39%) C
5 4 (17.39%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (17.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Apache Flume
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) Ansible
3 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.35%) Nagios
4 1 (4.35%) Packer
4 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
1 5 (21.74%) Splunk
2 1 (4.35%) Capita
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) New Relic