Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 13 20
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 194 160 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 6.90% 8.65% 6.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.02% 47.76% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 77 110
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £206 £313
90th Percentile £600 £480 £525
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £52.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £52.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -74.04% +160.00% -35.66%

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 451 335 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.04% 18.11% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 169 242
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £150 £200 £251
90th Percentile £575 £488 £525
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £356
% change year-on-year +3.45% +1.75% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.54% -61.88%
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.89 £14.13
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.17 £83.28
Scotland median hourly rate £16.81 £17.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -2.55% -52.08% +28.11%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 67 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (33.51%) Ansible
3 62 (31.96%) Windows
4 55 (28.35%) Java
4 55 (28.35%) Finance
5 52 (26.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (25.26%) DevOps
7 48 (24.74%) Python
8 47 (24.23%) Puppet
9 43 (22.16%) Jenkins
10 42 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (21.13%) Git (software)
12 33 (17.01%) Unix
13 32 (16.49%) Configuration Management
14 31 (15.98%) Web Services
15 30 (15.46%) VMware
15 30 (15.46%) TDD
16 29 (14.95%) JavaScript
16 29 (14.95%) SQL
16 29 (14.95%) Active Directory
16 29 (14.95%) Docker
17 27 (13.92%) Ruby
17 27 (13.92%) Mentoring
18 26 (13.40%) Opscode Chef
19 25 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (12.37%) Test Automation
20 24 (12.37%) Windows Server
21 23 (11.86%) Relational Database
21 23 (11.86%) SAN
22 22 (11.34%) Software Engineering

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 9 (4.64%) JBoss
2 7 (3.61%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.58%) GeoServer
3 5 (2.58%) IIS
3 5 (2.58%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.06%) Confluence
5 3 (1.55%) FileNet
5 3 (1.55%) nginx
5 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.55%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.03%) Apache
6 2 (1.03%) CMS
6 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.03%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.03%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.52%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 25 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.15%) OpenShift
4 9 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (4.64%) GitHub
5 6 (3.09%) PaaS
6 4 (2.06%) IaaS
6 4 (2.06%) npm
6 4 (2.06%) SaaS
7 3 (1.55%) Heroku
8 2 (1.03%) Office 365
9 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.52%) Datadog
9 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.86%) SAN
2 15 (7.73%) Firewall
3 12 (6.19%) HTTP
4 6 (3.09%) DHCP
4 6 (3.09%) DNS
5 4 (2.06%) SSL
6 3 (1.55%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (1.55%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.03%) AMQP
7 2 (1.03%) IPv4
7 2 (1.03%) Skype
7 2 (1.03%) VPN
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.52%) IPsec
8 1 (0.52%) MPLS
8 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.52%) VoIP
8 1 (0.52%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.86%) Relational Database
2 15 (7.73%) MySQL
3 14 (7.22%) GIS
3 14 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (6.19%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.64%) QGIS
6 8 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.61%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.58%) Spatial Data
9 4 (2.06%) Big Data
9 4 (2.06%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.06%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (2.06%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.55%) DB2
10 3 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.03%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (1.03%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 43 (22.16%) Jenkins
2 41 (21.13%) Git (software)
3 16 (8.25%) JIRA
4 14 (7.22%) GitLab
5 12 (6.19%) Mockito
5 12 (6.19%) Selenium
6 10 (5.15%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.15%) Maven
7 9 (4.64%) Subversion
8 7 (3.61%) Artifactory
9 6 (3.09%) Gradle
9 6 (3.09%) TeamCity
9 6 (3.09%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.58%) webpack
11 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.55%) Ant
12 3 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (1.03%) Zephyr
General
1 55 (28.35%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Banking
3 4 (2.06%) Publishing
4 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Law
4 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (22.16%) Developer
2 39 (20.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 28 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (8.76%) Administrator
5 15 (7.73%) Java Developer
6 14 (7.22%) Architect
7 12 (6.19%) Analyst
7 12 (6.19%) Java Engineer
8 11 (5.67%) Test Analyst
9 10 (5.15%) AWS DevOps
9 10 (5.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.15%) AWS Engineer
9 10 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (5.15%) Operations Engineer
9 10 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
9 10 (5.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.15%) Software Engineer
10 9 (4.64%) PHP Developer
10 9 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.64%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.98%) Web Services
2 21 (10.82%) RESTful
3 19 (9.79%) HTML
4 18 (9.28%) JSON
5 17 (8.76%) CSS
6 13 (6.70%) PostGIS
6 13 (6.70%) Spring
7 12 (6.19%) Node.js
8 11 (5.67%) AngularJS
8 11 (5.67%) Middleware
9 9 (4.64%) jQuery
9 9 (4.64%) XML
10 8 (4.12%) Java EE
10 8 (4.12%) JMX
11 7 (3.61%) HTML5
11 7 (3.61%) Sass
12 6 (3.09%) CakePHP
12 6 (3.09%) CSS3
12 6 (3.09%) SOAP
13 5 (2.58%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.25%) Virtual Team
2 13 (6.70%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.67%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.09%) Clustering
5 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.58%) Mainframe
6 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.06%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Licensing
9 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.03%) PKI
9 2 (1.03%) Tandem
10 1 (0.52%) Blog
10 1 (0.52%) Photography
10 1 (0.52%) Replication
10 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (31.96%) Windows
2 52 (26.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (17.01%) Unix
4 24 (12.37%) Windows Server
5 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.67%) AIX
7 8 (4.12%) Mac OS X
8 6 (3.09%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.55%) zOS
10 2 (1.03%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.52%) Android
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) CentOS
11 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.52%) HPUX
11 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.52%) SmartOS
11 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (25.26%) DevOps
3 42 (21.65%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (16.49%) Configuration Management
5 30 (15.46%) TDD
6 27 (13.92%) Mentoring
7 24 (12.37%) Test Automation
8 22 (11.34%) Continuous Delivery
8 22 (11.34%) Software Engineering
9 21 (10.82%) Scrum
10 20 (10.31%) BDD
11 16 (8.25%) High Availability
11 16 (8.25%) Open Source
12 14 (7.22%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.70%) ITIL
13 13 (6.70%) Project Management
13 13 (6.70%) Validation
14 12 (6.19%) Coaching
14 12 (6.19%) ETL
14 12 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 55 (28.35%) Java
2 48 (24.74%) Python
3 29 (14.95%) JavaScript
3 29 (14.95%) SQL
4 27 (13.92%) Ruby
5 21 (10.82%) PowerShell
6 17 (8.76%) Java 8
7 12 (6.19%) Bash Shell
8 11 (5.67%) Perl
9 9 (4.64%) PHP
10 6 (3.09%) C#
11 5 (2.58%) C++
12 3 (1.55%) ES6
12 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.03%) C
13 2 (1.03%) Go
13 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.52%) Groovy
14 1 (0.52%) JCL
14 1 (0.52%) REXX
Qualifications
1 11 (5.67%) Degree
2 10 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.06%) OSCP
4 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) CISSP
5 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.52%) CCNP
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.52%) ISEB
6 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.52%) MBA
6 1 (0.52%) OCP
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.06%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) BS7666
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (14.95%) Active Directory
1 29 (14.95%) Docker
2 17 (8.76%) vSphere
3 7 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.58%) GeoWebCache
5 4 (2.06%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.03%) XenApp
6 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (33.51%) Ansible
2 47 (24.23%) Puppet
3 26 (13.40%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.64%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.58%) Packer
6 4 (2.06%) SCCM
6 4 (2.06%) Terraform
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (1.55%) SELinux
8 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.52%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.52%) Control-M
9 1 (0.52%) Nagios
9 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.52%) Rancher
9 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 30 (15.46%) VMware
2 20 (10.31%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.79%) Oracle
4 16 (8.25%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.58%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.58%) Cisco
5 5 (2.58%) Citrix
5 5 (2.58%) IBM
6 4 (2.06%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.06%) Sophos
6 4 (2.06%) Splunk
7 3 (1.55%) CA
7 3 (1.55%) EMC
8 2 (1.03%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.03%) Adobe
8 2 (1.03%) CommVault
8 2 (1.03%) F5
8 2 (1.03%) SAP
8 2 (1.03%) Sun
8 2 (1.03%) Sybase