Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 2018 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 10 34
Rank change year-on-year -9 +24 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 212 302 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.46% 10.28% 4.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.35% 56.98% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 163 41
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £331
90th Percentile £566 £600 £488
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -40.38% -
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £22.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +57.30% -47.02% -23.64%

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 489 530 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.22% 18.04% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 288 149
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £144 £212 £138
90th Percentile £538 £575 £501
Scotland median daily rate £389 £390 £325
% change year-on-year -0.26% +20.00% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 10
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.36 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -15.01% +26.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.71 £14.37
90th Percentile £44.36 £21.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year - +1.45% -7.38%

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 17 December 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 93 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (35.85%) DevOps
3 71 (33.49%) Ansible
3 71 (33.49%) Python
4 70 (33.02%) Jenkins
5 68 (32.08%) Windows
6 67 (31.60%) Java
6 67 (31.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 64 (30.19%) Finance
8 51 (24.06%) Git (software)
8 51 (24.06%) Docker
9 49 (23.11%) Amazon AWS
10 47 (22.17%) Unix
11 42 (19.81%) SQL
11 42 (19.81%) Puppet
12 41 (19.34%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (19.34%) Kanban
13 38 (17.92%) PostgreSQL
14 37 (17.45%) Spring
15 34 (16.04%) Scrum
15 34 (16.04%) Oracle
15 34 (16.04%) Red Hat
16 32 (15.09%) Bash Shell
17 31 (14.62%) Banking
18 30 (14.15%) Kubernetes
19 29 (13.68%) TDD
19 29 (13.68%) Solaris
20 27 (12.74%) Software Engineering
21 25 (11.79%) OpenShift
22 23 (10.85%) Continuous Delivery

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 17 (8.02%) Apache
2 13 (6.13%) Tomcat
3 10 (4.72%) nginx
4 9 (4.25%) IIS
5 5 (2.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.94%) Confluence
6 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.94%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.47%) JBoss
7 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.94%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.47%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.47%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 49 (23.11%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (11.79%) OpenShift
3 13 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (5.66%) GitHub
4 12 (5.66%) PaaS
5 11 (5.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (3.77%) Datadog
7 7 (3.30%) IaaS
7 7 (3.30%) SaaS
8 4 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.89%) Serverless
9 3 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.42%) npm
9 3 (1.42%) Yarn
10 2 (0.94%) Amazon Glacier
10 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.94%) Office 365
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.47%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.96%) Firewall
2 13 (6.13%) SAN
3 12 (5.66%) DNS
4 11 (5.19%) SSL
5 8 (3.77%) DSL
6 4 (1.89%) HTTP
6 4 (1.89%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.42%) Network Security
7 3 (1.42%) SMS
8 2 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.47%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.47%) DHCP
9 1 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.47%) Internet
9 1 (0.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (17.92%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (6.60%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.13%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.72%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.72%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.77%) Big Data
6 6 (2.83%) MySQL
6 6 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.36%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.89%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.94%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 70 (33.02%) Jenkins
2 51 (24.06%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.55%) Artifactory
3 16 (7.55%) GitLab
4 15 (7.08%) Cucumber
5 14 (6.60%) Subversion
6 13 (6.13%) JUnit
6 13 (6.13%) TeamCity
7 10 (4.72%) Hudson
7 10 (4.72%) Maven
8 9 (4.25%) Bitbucket
8 9 (4.25%) Mockito
9 8 (3.77%) IBM UrbanCode
9 8 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (2.83%) JIRA
11 6 (2.83%) Selenium
11 6 (2.83%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.83%) Zephyr
12 5 (2.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 64 (30.19%) Finance
2 31 (14.62%) Banking
3 14 (6.60%) Law
4 6 (2.83%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.42%) Front Office
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (29.25%) Developer
2 29 (13.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (13.21%) Java Developer
4 17 (8.02%) Cloud Engineer
5 15 (7.08%) Administrator
6 13 (6.13%) Linux Developer
7 11 (5.19%) Senior Developer
8 10 (4.72%) AWS Engineer
8 10 (4.72%) Operations Engineer
8 10 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.25%) Architect
9 9 (4.25%) C++ Developer
9 9 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (4.25%) Unix Administrator
10 7 (3.30%) Analyst
10 7 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.83%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (2.83%) Java Engineer
11 6 (2.83%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.45%) Spring
2 19 (8.96%) Web Services
3 18 (8.49%) HTML
4 14 (6.60%) AngularJS
5 13 (6.13%) CSS
5 13 (6.13%) JSON
5 13 (6.13%) React
5 13 (6.13%) Sass
6 11 (5.19%) jQuery
6 11 (5.19%) Middleware
6 11 (5.19%) REST
7 10 (4.72%) Thymeleaf
8 9 (4.25%) LDAP
8 9 (4.25%) Node.js
8 9 (4.25%) Qt
8 9 (4.25%) RESTful
9 8 (3.77%) SOAP
10 7 (3.30%) .NET
10 7 (3.30%) Kafka
10 7 (3.30%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.91%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.19%) Private Cloud
3 10 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.30%) Clustering
4 7 (3.30%) Replication
5 6 (2.83%) User Experience
6 5 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.36%) Oracle Licensing
7 4 (1.89%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.89%) Device Driver
7 4 (1.89%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.42%) Equities
8 3 (1.42%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Fintech
10 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.47%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 68 (32.08%) Windows
2 67 (31.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 47 (22.17%) Unix
4 29 (13.68%) Solaris
5 16 (7.55%) Windows Server
6 10 (4.72%) AIX
7 8 (3.77%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.36%) CentOS
9 4 (1.89%) FreeRTOS
10 3 (1.42%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.42%) HPUX
11 2 (0.94%) Debian
11 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.94%) zOS
12 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.47%) VMS
12 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (43.87%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (35.85%) DevOps
3 41 (19.34%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (19.34%) Kanban
4 34 (16.04%) Scrum
5 29 (13.68%) TDD
6 27 (12.74%) Software Engineering
7 23 (10.85%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (10.38%) Test Automation
8 22 (10.38%) Unit Testing
9 19 (8.96%) Microservices
10 14 (6.60%) BDD
11 12 (5.66%) Analytics
11 12 (5.66%) Configuration Management
11 12 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (5.19%) Front End Development
12 11 (5.19%) SDLC
12 11 (5.19%) Waterfall
13 10 (4.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 71 (33.49%) Python
2 67 (31.60%) Java
3 42 (19.81%) SQL
4 32 (15.09%) Bash Shell
5 23 (10.85%) JavaScript
6 22 (10.38%) Java 8
6 22 (10.38%) Perl
7 17 (8.02%) C++
8 16 (7.55%) PowerShell
9 13 (6.13%) Go
10 12 (5.66%) Ruby
11 5 (2.36%) C
11 5 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.89%) C#
12 4 (1.89%) Groovy
12 4 (1.89%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.42%) ES6
13 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.94%) PHP
15 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (1.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.94%) AWS Certification
2 2 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.94%) Degree
3 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.47%) CISSP
3 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.94%) GDPR
2 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 51 (24.06%) Docker
2 15 (7.08%) Active Directory
3 12 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 5 (2.36%) Firmware
5 5 (2.36%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.94%) vSphere
7 2 (0.94%) XenApp
7 2 (0.94%) XenServer
8 1 (0.47%) iptables
8 1 (0.47%) NFS
8 1 (0.47%) Varnish
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 71 (33.49%) Ansible
2 42 (19.81%) Puppet
3 30 (14.15%) Kubernetes
4 14 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (6.60%) Terraform
5 12 (5.66%) SELinux
6 9 (4.25%) Nagios
6 9 (4.25%) Prometheus
6 9 (4.25%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (3.77%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (2.83%) Xymon
9 5 (2.36%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.36%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.94%) Grafana
11 2 (0.94%) Mesos
11 2 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.94%) SCOM
12 1 (0.47%) SCCM
12 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (16.04%) Oracle
1 34 (16.04%) Red Hat
2 20 (9.43%) VMware
3 14 (6.60%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.19%) Splunk
5 9 (4.25%) AppDynamics
5 9 (4.25%) IBM
5 9 (4.25%) New Relic
6 7 (3.30%) HP
6 7 (3.30%) NetApp
7 6 (2.83%) Dell
7 6 (2.83%) Micro Focus
8 5 (2.36%) Sun
9 4 (1.89%) Cisco
9 4 (1.89%) Google
9 4 (1.89%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.42%) Brocade
10 3 (1.42%) Citrix
10 3 (1.42%) EMC
10 3 (1.42%) Informatica