Period
to 18 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 18 January 2020 with a comparison to the 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 19 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 +19
Contract jobs citing Linux 97 199 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 5.29% 7.60% 10.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.70% 42.34% 55.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 92 167
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £308
90th Percentile £628 £575 £600
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £60.00 £30.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.35% -2.42% -40.38%
10th Percentile £44.70 £26.23 £30.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £34.08 £31.50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £30.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year -33.88% +124.07% -74.04%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 338 470 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.44% 17.96% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 247 293
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £127 £167 £225
90th Percentile £588 £568 £575
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 13
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.75 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.05% +112.04% -52.84%
10th Percentile £15.04 £12.45 £11.52
90th Percentile £53.50 £45.40 £21.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +1.39%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Linux.

1 47 (48.45%) Windows
2 44 (45.36%) Python
3 41 (42.27%) AWS
4 35 (36.08%) Public Sector
5 33 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (30.93%) DevOps
7 23 (23.71%) VMware
7 23 (23.71%) Java
8 22 (22.68%) Finance
9 20 (20.62%) Ansible
10 19 (19.59%) PowerShell
11 18 (18.56%) Puppet
11 18 (18.56%) Unix
12 17 (17.53%) Perl
12 17 (17.53%) EMC
12 17 (17.53%) Kanban
13 16 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (16.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (16.49%) Migration
13 16 (16.49%) Banking
13 16 (16.49%) Avamar
14 15 (15.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (15.46%) Git (software)
14 15 (15.46%) Azure
14 15 (15.46%) Bash Shell
14 15 (15.46%) JSON
15 14 (14.43%) Data Centre
16 13 (13.40%) Microsoft
17 11 (11.34%) Red Hat
18 10 (10.31%) Kubernetes

Linux
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 6 (6.19%) Apache
2 5 (5.15%) Apache Spark
3 4 (4.12%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.06%) Confluence
5 2 (2.06%) IIS
5 2 (2.06%) nginx
5 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (2.06%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 41 (42.27%) AWS
2 15 (15.46%) Azure
3 10 (10.31%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (8.25%) AWS Lambda
4 8 (8.25%) Serverless
5 4 (4.12%) IaaS
6 3 (3.09%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.09%) OpenShift
6 3 (3.09%) PaaS
7 2 (2.06%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (2.06%) Apigee
7 2 (2.06%) Datadog
7 2 (2.06%) GCP
7 2 (2.06%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (2.06%) Kong
7 2 (2.06%) Office 365
7 2 (2.06%) SaaS
7 2 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.03%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) SAN
2 6 (6.19%) Firewall
3 5 (5.15%) LAN
3 5 (5.15%) WAN
4 3 (3.09%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.06%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.06%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.03%) DNS
6 1 (1.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.03%) Internet
6 1 (1.03%) NAS
6 1 (1.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) Apache Hive
1 5 (5.15%) Big Data
1 5 (5.15%) Impala
1 5 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.12%) DB2
2 4 (4.12%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.09%) MySQL
3 3 (3.09%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.09%) Spatial Data
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.06%) Aerospike
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (2.06%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.06%) Hazelcast
4 2 (2.06%) Redis
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.31%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.25%) Artifactory
4 7 (7.22%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.15%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.15%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.12%) Bitbucket
6 4 (4.12%) JIRA
6 4 (4.12%) Maven
6 4 (4.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.09%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.09%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (3.09%) Selenium
8 2 (2.06%) CircleCI
8 2 (2.06%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (2.06%) GitLab
8 2 (2.06%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (2.06%) Mockito
8 2 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (2.06%) Zephyr
General
1 35 (36.08%) Public Sector
2 22 (22.68%) Finance
3 16 (16.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (24.74%) Platform Engineer
2 15 (15.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (13.40%) Senior Platform Engineer
4 11 (11.34%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) Developer
6 9 (9.28%) Migration Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Security Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (8.25%) Python Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Administrator
8 7 (7.22%) Data Engineer
8 7 (7.22%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) Big Data Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) DBA
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.12%) SIEM Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) JSON
2 8 (8.25%) boto
3 7 (7.22%) Spring
4 5 (5.15%) .NET
4 5 (5.15%) Node.js
4 5 (5.15%) REST
5 4 (4.12%) LDAP
6 3 (3.09%) CSS
6 3 (3.09%) HTML
6 3 (3.09%) Java EE
6 3 (3.09%) Kafka
6 3 (3.09%) LAMP
6 3 (3.09%) Middleware
6 3 (3.09%) RESTful
7 2 (2.06%) CSS3
7 2 (2.06%) HTML5
7 2 (2.06%) Vert.x
7 2 (2.06%) Web Services
8 1 (1.03%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.03%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.28%) PKI
3 7 (7.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 5 (5.15%) Replication
5 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.09%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.06%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.03%) Clustering
8 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.03%) iSeries
8 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (48.45%) Windows
2 18 (18.56%) Unix
3 15 (15.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.15%) CentOS
6 4 (4.12%) Mac OS
6 4 (4.12%) Solaris
7 3 (3.09%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.06%) CoreOS
8 2 (2.06%) Debian
8 2 (2.06%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.02%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.93%) DevOps
3 17 (17.53%) Kanban
4 16 (16.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (16.49%) Migration
5 9 (9.28%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.25%) Decision-Making
7 7 (7.22%) Collaborative Working
7 7 (7.22%) Microservices
7 7 (7.22%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.19%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (6.19%) Information Security
8 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Automation
8 6 (6.19%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.15%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.15%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.15%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (5.15%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.36%) Python
2 23 (23.71%) Java
3 19 (19.59%) PowerShell
4 17 (17.53%) Perl
5 15 (15.46%) Bash Shell
6 10 (10.31%) SQL
7 7 (7.22%) Go
7 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.19%) Java 8
9 5 (5.15%) C#
10 4 (4.12%) VBA
11 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.09%) Scala
12 2 (2.06%) Apple Swift
12 2 (2.06%) C++
12 2 (2.06%) Rust
13 1 (1.03%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (1.03%) C
13 1 (1.03%) Kotlin
13 1 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) CCNA
1 8 (8.25%) CCNP
1 8 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.19%) VCAP
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.09%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (3.09%) Linux+ Certification
4 2 (2.06%) Degree
4 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.03%) MCSE
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.03%) OCA
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.06%) PMO
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) WAI
3 1 (1.03%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.22%) Docker
3 7 (7.22%) VMware NSX
4 6 (6.19%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (5.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.06%) Firmware
8 1 (1.03%) BIND 9
8 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.03%) NFS
8 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (20.62%) Ansible
2 18 (18.56%) Puppet
3 16 (16.49%) Avamar
4 10 (10.31%) Kubernetes
5 8 (8.25%) Terraform
6 6 (6.19%) PowerCLI
7 5 (5.15%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (4.12%) QRadar
9 3 (3.09%) Consul
9 3 (3.09%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (3.09%) Oozie
9 3 (3.09%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (2.06%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (2.06%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (2.06%) Nagios
10 2 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (2.06%) vRealize
11 1 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (1.03%) Mesos
11 1 (1.03%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) VMware
2 17 (17.53%) EMC
3 13 (13.40%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.34%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.22%) Cisco
5 7 (7.22%) Oracle
6 6 (6.19%) Splunk
7 5 (5.15%) F5
8 3 (3.09%) IBM
8 3 (3.09%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.06%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.06%) Apple
9 2 (2.06%) CA
9 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.06%) Citrix
9 2 (2.06%) Confluent
9 2 (2.06%) Google
9 2 (2.06%) New Relic
9 2 (2.06%) Veracode
10 1 (1.03%) PlateSpin