Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 10 21
Rank change year-on-year -23 +11 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 136 223 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.49% 10.01% 7.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.19% 56.74% 35.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 114 116
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £298 £213 £313
90th Percentile £600 £534 £488
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £52.17 -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.00 £33.59 £36.00
% change year-on-year -55.34% -6.71% -7.10%

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 436 393 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.40% 17.65% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 202 269
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +9.59%
10th Percentile £120 £206 £250
90th Percentile £525 £508 £500
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -3.33% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.17% -70.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.63 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.50 £29.43 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £15.86 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.69% -57.71% +31.35%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (34.56%) Windows
3 39 (28.68%) DevOps
4 37 (27.21%) Ansible
5 36 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (25.74%) Python
7 34 (25.00%) Java
8 29 (21.32%) Docker
8 29 (21.32%) Jenkins
9 28 (20.59%) Finance
10 27 (19.85%) SQL
11 26 (19.12%) Unix
11 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
12 25 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
13 22 (16.18%) Puppet
14 21 (15.44%) Active Directory
15 20 (14.71%) Red Hat
15 20 (14.71%) Scrum
16 19 (13.97%) Test Automation
17 18 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (13.24%) VMware
18 17 (12.50%) Kanban
18 17 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
19 16 (11.76%) Firewall
19 16 (11.76%) Web Services
19 16 (11.76%) Banking
20 15 (11.03%) TDD
20 15 (11.03%) Spring
20 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (4.41%) Apache
1 6 (4.41%) IIS
2 4 (2.94%) JBoss
3 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.21%) GeoServer
3 3 (2.21%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.21%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.47%) CMS
4 2 (1.47%) Confluence
4 2 (1.47%) nginx
4 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.74%) Liferay
5 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.82%) PaaS
3 10 (7.35%) OpenShift
4 9 (6.62%) IaaS
5 8 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.68%) GitHub
8 4 (2.94%) SaaS
9 3 (2.21%) Heroku
9 3 (2.21%) Office 365
10 2 (1.47%) Datadog
10 2 (1.47%) npm
10 2 (1.47%) Yarn
11 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.74%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.76%) Firewall
2 11 (8.09%) SAN
3 9 (6.62%) DHCP
3 9 (6.62%) DNS
4 5 (3.68%) HTTP
4 5 (3.68%) WAN
5 4 (2.94%) LAN
5 4 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.21%) Skype
7 2 (1.47%) BGP
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.47%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.47%) OSPF
7 2 (1.47%) SNMP
7 2 (1.47%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (1.47%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.47%) VLAN
7 2 (1.47%) VPN
7 2 (1.47%) VXLAN
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.29%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.88%) MySQL
5 5 (3.68%) Big Data
5 5 (3.68%) GIS
6 4 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.21%) QGIS
7 3 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.47%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.74%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (21.32%) Jenkins
2 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.09%) TeamCity
4 10 (7.35%) JIRA
5 7 (5.15%) Artifactory
6 6 (4.41%) GitLab
6 6 (4.41%) IBM UrbanCode
6 6 (4.41%) Mockito
6 6 (4.41%) Selenium
6 6 (4.41%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (3.68%) Bitbucket
7 5 (3.68%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.68%) Maven
7 5 (3.68%) Subversion
8 3 (2.21%) JUnit
8 3 (2.21%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.47%) Gradle
9 2 (1.47%) Metasploit
9 2 (1.47%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (20.59%) Finance
2 16 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (2.21%) Publishing
4 2 (1.47%) Front Office
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.74%) Law
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (24.26%) Developer
2 19 (13.97%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (12.50%) Administrator
4 13 (9.56%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.09%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (7.35%) Analyst
6 10 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Architect
8 6 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Java Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.41%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.68%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (3.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.68%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (3.68%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.76%) Web Services
2 15 (11.03%) Spring
3 10 (7.35%) HTML
3 10 (7.35%) PostGIS
4 9 (6.62%) RESTful
5 8 (5.88%) CSS
6 6 (4.41%) JSON
6 6 (4.41%) Kafka
7 5 (3.68%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.68%) Sass
7 5 (3.68%) SOAP
7 5 (3.68%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.94%) Qt
9 3 (2.21%) .NET
9 3 (2.21%) LDAP
9 3 (2.21%) Middleware
9 3 (2.21%) Node.js
9 3 (2.21%) OpenLayers
9 3 (2.21%) Spring Cloud
9 3 (2.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.62%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.15%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.94%) Clustering
6 3 (2.21%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.47%) Equities
7 2 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.74%) Blog
8 1 (0.74%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.74%) PKI
8 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.74%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (34.56%) Windows
2 36 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (19.12%) Unix
4 14 (10.29%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.94%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.21%) AIX
7 2 (1.47%) Android
7 2 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.47%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.47%) Solaris
7 2 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.74%) CentOS
8 1 (0.74%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (28.68%) DevOps
3 25 (18.38%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (14.71%) Scrum
5 19 (13.97%) Test Automation
6 17 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 17 (12.50%) Kanban
7 15 (11.03%) BDD
7 15 (11.03%) ITIL
7 15 (11.03%) TDD
8 14 (10.29%) High Availability
9 11 (8.09%) Software Engineering
10 10 (7.35%) Microservices
11 9 (6.62%) Refactoring
11 9 (6.62%) Unit Testing
11 9 (6.62%) Waterfall
12 8 (5.88%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.88%) ETL
12 8 (5.88%) Project Management
13 7 (5.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.74%) Python
2 34 (25.00%) Java
3 27 (19.85%) SQL
4 15 (11.03%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.82%) Bash Shell
6 10 (7.35%) Perl
7 8 (5.88%) Go
7 8 (5.88%) Java 8
8 7 (5.15%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.41%) C++
10 5 (3.68%) Ruby
10 5 (3.68%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.94%) PHP
12 3 (2.21%) C#
13 2 (1.47%) ES6
13 2 (1.47%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.74%) C
14 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.74%) VB
14 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.88%) Degree
2 6 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.21%) OSCP
4 2 (1.47%) CISSP
4 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.74%) MBA
5 1 (0.74%) OCP
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) GCP
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (21.32%) Docker
2 21 (15.44%) Active Directory
3 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.94%) vSphere
5 3 (2.21%) GeoWebCache
5 3 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.47%) iptables
6 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.47%) NFS
6 2 (1.47%) XenApp
6 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (27.21%) Ansible
2 22 (16.18%) Puppet
3 15 (11.03%) Kubernetes
4 9 (6.62%) SELinux
5 7 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (4.41%) SCCM
6 6 (4.41%) Terraform
7 4 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (2.21%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.47%) Control-M
9 2 (1.47%) Data Guard
9 2 (1.47%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.47%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.47%) Nagios
9 2 (1.47%) Nessus
9 2 (1.47%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.71%) Red Hat
3 18 (13.24%) VMware
4 5 (3.68%) CheckPoint
4 5 (3.68%) Citrix
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle
4 5 (3.68%) Splunk
5 4 (2.94%) Cisco
5 4 (2.94%) NetApp
6 3 (2.21%) F5
6 3 (2.21%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.21%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.21%) Sophos
7 2 (1.47%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.47%) BMC
7 2 (1.47%) CA
7 2 (1.47%) CommVault
7 2 (1.47%) New Relic
7 2 (1.47%) NVIDIA
7 2 (1.47%) ServiceNow