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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 20 25
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 106 108 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.51% 7.11% 5.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.27% 37.37% 30.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 63 34
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £330 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £52.17 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 173 289 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 18.78% 19.04% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 137 113
Median daily rate £350 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Linux.

1 74 (50.34%) Java
2 53 (36.05%) Windows
3 50 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (27.89%) SQL
5 40 (27.21%) Python
6 36 (24.49%) Finance
7 35 (23.81%) Scrum
8 34 (23.13%) Git (software)
8 34 (23.13%) DevOps
9 32 (21.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (20.41%) Spring
10 30 (20.41%) Jenkins
11 27 (18.37%) Red Hat
12 25 (17.01%) Web Services
12 25 (17.01%) Banking
13 24 (16.33%) Subversion
14 23 (15.65%) Computer Science
15 21 (14.29%) VMware
15 21 (14.29%) Degree
16 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
16 20 (13.61%) Unix
16 20 (13.61%) Ansible
17 19 (12.93%) Perl
18 18 (12.24%) Software Engineering
18 18 (12.24%) BDD
19 17 (11.56%) Puppet
19 17 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
19 17 (11.56%) Data Centre
19 17 (11.56%) PostgreSQL
19 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration

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 10 (6.80%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.76%) Apache
3 7 (4.76%) IIS
3 7 (4.76%) JBoss
4 2 (1.36%) CMS
4 2 (1.36%) Confluence
4 2 (1.36%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.68%) CICS
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.68%) Liferay
5 1 (0.68%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) MS Office
2 2 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.44%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (4.76%) PaaS
5 5 (3.40%) GitHub
6 4 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.72%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.72%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.72%) IaaS
7 3 (2.04%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.68%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.68%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.12%) Firewall
2 6 (4.08%) VXLAN
3 5 (3.40%) SAN
4 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.04%) BGP
5 3 (2.04%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.04%) DNS
5 3 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (2.04%) Internet
5 3 (2.04%) OSPF
5 3 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (2.04%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (2.04%) SSL
6 2 (1.36%) DHCP
6 2 (1.36%) LAN
6 2 (1.36%) LDAP
6 2 (1.36%) Network Security
6 2 (1.36%) WAN
7 1 (0.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.56%) MySQL
1 17 (11.56%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (8.16%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.44%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.04%) DB2
5 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.04%) SQLite
6 2 (1.36%) GIS
6 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.68%) Big Data
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (23.13%) Git (software)
2 30 (20.41%) Jenkins
3 24 (16.33%) Subversion
4 15 (10.20%) Selenium
4 15 (10.20%) WebDriver
5 11 (7.48%) JIRA
5 11 (7.48%) SoapUI
6 9 (6.12%) Bugzilla
7 7 (4.76%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.08%) Maven
9 5 (3.40%) GitLab
9 5 (3.40%) Mockito
10 4 (2.72%) Gradle
10 4 (2.72%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.04%) Bower
12 2 (1.36%) Ant
12 2 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.68%) JUnit
General
1 36 (24.49%) Finance
2 25 (17.01%) Banking
3 14 (9.52%) Law
4 4 (2.72%) Retail
5 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.36%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (23.81%) Developer
2 22 (14.97%) Java Developer
3 20 (13.61%) Analyst
4 19 (12.93%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (10.88%) Test Engineer
6 10 (6.80%) Consultant
6 10 (6.80%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (6.12%) Junior
7 9 (6.12%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (6.12%) Senior Test Engineer
7 9 (6.12%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.44%) Administrator
8 8 (5.44%) Junior Developer
8 8 (5.44%) Junior Java Developer
9 7 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
9 7 (4.76%) Data Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.76%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.08%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (20.41%) Spring
2 25 (17.01%) Web Services
3 16 (10.88%) JSON
4 15 (10.20%) RESTful
5 13 (8.84%) REST
6 11 (7.48%) HTML
7 10 (6.80%) CSS
8 9 (6.12%) XML
9 8 (5.44%) WSDL
9 8 (5.44%) XML Messaging
10 7 (4.76%) AngularJS
10 7 (4.76%) jQuery
11 6 (4.08%) Node.js
11 6 (4.08%) Sass
12 5 (3.40%) .NET
12 5 (3.40%) Middleware
12 5 (3.40%) Spring Boot
13 4 (2.72%) Hibernate
13 4 (2.72%) Java EE
14 3 (2.04%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) Computer Science
2 17 (11.56%) Data Centre
3 16 (10.88%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.44%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (5.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (3.40%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.40%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.72%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.04%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.36%) iSeries
8 2 (1.36%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 53 (36.05%) Windows
2 32 (21.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (13.61%) Unix
4 8 (5.44%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.76%) AIX
6 6 (4.08%) Android
7 5 (3.40%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.04%) Debian
8 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.36%) zOS
10 1 (0.68%) CentOS
10 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.68%) Solaris
10 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.81%) Scrum
3 34 (23.13%) DevOps
4 18 (12.24%) BDD
4 18 (12.24%) Software Engineering
5 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (8.84%) Exploratory Testing
7 12 (8.16%) Manual Testing
8 11 (7.48%) TDD
9 10 (6.80%) Kanban
9 10 (6.80%) Requirements Management
10 8 (5.44%) Front End Development
10 8 (5.44%) Open Source
10 8 (5.44%) SIEM
10 8 (5.44%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.44%) Use Case
11 6 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (4.08%) Database Security
11 6 (4.08%) Software Testing
12 5 (3.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (50.34%) Java
2 41 (27.89%) SQL
3 40 (27.21%) Python
4 20 (13.61%) JavaScript
5 19 (12.93%) Perl
6 8 (5.44%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.76%) VBA
8 6 (4.08%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.40%) Ruby
10 3 (2.04%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.36%) C#
11 2 (1.36%) ES6
11 2 (1.36%) VBScript
12 1 (0.68%) C
12 1 (0.68%) C++
12 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.68%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.68%) Korn
12 1 (0.68%) PHP
12 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (14.29%) Degree
2 5 (3.40%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (2.72%) VCAP
3 4 (2.72%) VCP6
4 3 (2.04%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.04%) CCNP
4 3 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.04%) ISEB
5 2 (1.36%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CEH
6 1 (0.68%) CISM
6 1 (0.68%) CISSP
6 1 (0.68%) GIAC
6 1 (0.68%) IISP
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) ISO22301
System Software
1 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.48%) Docker
3 9 (6.12%) vSphere
4 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.04%) SRDF
5 3 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.68%) Xen
7 1 (0.68%) zsh
Systems Management
1 20 (13.61%) Ansible
2 17 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (11.56%) Puppet
3 11 (7.48%) vRealize
4 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.36%) SCCM
5 2 (1.36%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.68%) Packer
6 1 (0.68%) QRadar
6 1 (0.68%) Simpana
Vendors
1 27 (18.37%) Red Hat
2 21 (14.29%) VMware
3 15 (10.20%) Cisco
4 14 (9.52%) Oracle
5 11 (7.48%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.12%) CA Agile Central
7 7 (4.76%) EMC
8 6 (4.08%) HP
8 6 (4.08%) IBM
9 4 (2.72%) Citrix
9 4 (2.72%) CyberArk
10 3 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.04%) F5
10 3 (2.04%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.04%) Veritas
11 2 (1.36%) Splunk
12 1 (0.68%) FireEye
12 1 (0.68%) New Relic
12 1 (0.68%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.68%) WSO2
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