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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 24 27
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3  
Contract jobs citing Linux 114 92 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.33% 6.81% 5.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.52% 32.62% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 48 32
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £321 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £522 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 213 282 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.43% 20.89% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 124 106
Median daily rate £375 £387 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £245 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £15.56 £12.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -69.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £12.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 98 (45.37%) Java
2 65 (30.09%) Python
3 64 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (28.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (26.85%) Windows
6 57 (26.39%) DevOps
7 54 (25.00%) Ansible
8 47 (21.76%) Finance
9 41 (18.98%) Docker
10 40 (18.52%) Unix
11 39 (18.06%) Scrum
11 39 (18.06%) Jenkins
12 38 (17.59%) Puppet
12 38 (17.59%) Spring
12 38 (17.59%) Red Hat
13 36 (16.67%) SQL
14 35 (16.20%) Web Services
15 30 (13.89%) Test Automation
15 30 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (13.89%) VMware
16 29 (13.43%) Banking
16 29 (13.43%) Git (software)
17 26 (12.04%) Oracle
17 26 (12.04%) Bash Shell
18 25 (11.57%) Software Engineering
18 25 (11.57%) Computer Science
19 23 (10.65%) Degree
20 22 (10.19%) Perl
21 21 (9.72%) MySQL
21 21 (9.72%) Subversion

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 (7.87%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.63%) Apache
3 7 (3.24%) JBoss
3 7 (3.24%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.78%) IIS
5 3 (1.39%) Jupyter
5 3 (1.39%) SAS
6 2 (0.93%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.72%) OpenShift
3 12 (5.56%) PaaS
4 11 (5.09%) GitHub
5 9 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.93%) IaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.46%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.46%) Route 53
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.94%) Firewall
2 6 (2.78%) SAN
2 6 (2.78%) VXLAN
3 5 (2.31%) SSL
3 5 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.85%) WAN
5 3 (1.39%) DNS
5 3 (1.39%) Internet
5 3 (1.39%) SNMP
5 3 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (1.39%) SSH
6 2 (0.93%) HTTP
6 2 (0.93%) LDAP
6 2 (0.93%) Network Security
6 2 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.93%) Skype
7 1 (0.46%) DHCP
7 1 (0.46%) LAN
7 1 (0.46%) MPLS
7 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.72%) MySQL
1 21 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (7.87%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.85%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.39%) SQLite
6 2 (0.93%) Big Data
6 2 (0.93%) DB2
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.46%) GIS
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.46%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 39 (18.06%) Jenkins
2 29 (13.43%) Git (software)
3 21 (9.72%) Subversion
4 19 (8.80%) Selenium
5 18 (8.33%) GitLab
6 13 (6.02%) WebDriver
7 12 (5.56%) JIRA
8 11 (5.09%) Cucumber
8 11 (5.09%) SoapUI
8 11 (5.09%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (4.63%) Artifactory
10 9 (4.17%) Bugzilla
11 7 (3.24%) Mockito
12 5 (2.31%) Maven
13 3 (1.39%) Ant
13 3 (1.39%) Bower
13 3 (1.39%) IBM UrbanCode
14 2 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (21.76%) Finance
2 29 (13.43%) Banking
3 14 (6.48%) Law
4 1 (0.46%) Legal
4 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.46%) Retail
4 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (20.37%) Developer
2 32 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (12.96%) Java Developer
4 20 (9.26%) Analyst
5 15 (6.94%) Test Engineer
6 14 (6.48%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (6.48%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (5.09%) Consultant
7 11 (5.09%) Junior
7 11 (5.09%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (5.09%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.63%) Senior Test Analyst
8 10 (4.63%) Technical Engineer
8 10 (4.63%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.17%) Java Engineer
9 9 (4.17%) Junior Developer
9 9 (4.17%) Junior Java Developer
9 9 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
9 9 (4.17%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.59%) Spring
2 35 (16.20%) Web Services
3 19 (8.80%) JSON
4 18 (8.33%) RESTful
5 12 (5.56%) HTML
5 12 (5.56%) REST
6 10 (4.63%) CSS
7 8 (3.70%) Hibernate
8 7 (3.24%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.78%) Node.js
9 6 (2.78%) React
10 5 (2.31%) Java EE
10 5 (2.31%) jQuery
10 5 (2.31%) Twig
10 5 (2.31%) XML
11 4 (1.85%) .NET
11 4 (1.85%) Middleware
11 4 (1.85%) WSDL
11 4 (1.85%) XML Messaging
12 3 (1.39%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.57%) Computer Science
2 17 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.48%) Linux Command Line
5 12 (5.56%) Private Cloud
6 10 (4.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 8 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.31%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.85%) Internet of Things
10 3 (1.39%) Clustering
10 3 (1.39%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.39%) Replication
10 3 (1.39%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.93%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.46%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.46%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 61 (28.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 58 (26.85%) Windows
3 40 (18.52%) Unix
4 10 (4.63%) AIX
5 9 (4.17%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.78%) Android
7 5 (2.31%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.85%) Debian
9 3 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.93%) Solaris
10 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.46%) CentOS
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.39%) DevOps
3 39 (18.06%) Scrum
4 30 (13.89%) Test Automation
5 25 (11.57%) Software Engineering
6 17 (7.87%) Kanban
7 16 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (6.48%) BDD
9 13 (6.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 11 (5.09%) Build Automation
10 11 (5.09%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (5.09%) High Availability
10 11 (5.09%) Manual Testing
11 10 (4.63%) Requirements Management
11 10 (4.63%) TDD
12 9 (4.17%) Migration
12 9 (4.17%) Programme Delivery
13 8 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (3.70%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (3.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 98 (45.37%) Java
2 65 (30.09%) Python
3 36 (16.67%) SQL
4 26 (12.04%) Bash Shell
5 22 (10.19%) Perl
6 20 (9.26%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.09%) C
8 9 (4.17%) PHP
9 7 (3.24%) Go
10 6 (2.78%) C++
10 6 (2.78%) Ruby
10 6 (2.78%) VBA
11 5 (2.31%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.39%) C#
12 3 (1.39%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (1.39%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.93%) Korn
13 2 (0.93%) VBScript
14 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (10.65%) Degree
2 9 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.85%) VCAP
3 4 (1.85%) VCP6
3 4 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.93%) ISEB
4 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.46%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.46%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 22301
2 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.93%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (18.98%) Docker
2 18 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.70%) vSphere
4 5 (2.31%) GPFS
5 2 (0.93%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.93%) RHEV
5 2 (0.93%) SRDF
5 2 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.93%) XenApp
5 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.46%) LXC
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 54 (25.00%) Ansible
2 38 (17.59%) Puppet
3 21 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (6.94%) Kubernetes
5 12 (5.56%) vRealize
6 11 (5.09%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (2.31%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.31%) Xymon
8 4 (1.85%) SCCM
8 4 (1.85%) SELinux
9 3 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.93%) Control-M
10 2 (0.93%) Grafana
10 2 (0.93%) Graphite
10 2 (0.93%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.93%) TeamSite
10 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.46%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.46%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 38 (17.59%) Red Hat
2 30 (13.89%) VMware
3 26 (12.04%) Oracle
4 14 (6.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.63%) Cisco
6 9 (4.17%) CA Agile Central
7 6 (2.78%) EMC
8 5 (2.31%) Citrix
8 5 (2.31%) HP
9 4 (1.85%) Black Duck
9 4 (1.85%) CyberArk
9 4 (1.85%) Splunk
10 3 (1.39%) IBM
11 2 (0.93%) Dell
11 2 (0.93%) Veritas
12 1 (0.46%) Adobe
12 1 (0.46%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.46%) F5
12 1 (0.46%) FireEye
12 1 (0.46%) ServiceNow
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