Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 9 25
Rank change year-on-year -30 +16 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 129 277 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.34% 10.37% 5.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.79% 58.07% 31.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 132 68
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.89%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £313
90th Percentile £539 £550 £506
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £31.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate £23.75 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -23.39% -13.89% -22.16%

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 433 477 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.58% 17.85% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 238 207
Edinburgh median daily rate £380 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £120 £210 £194
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £14.66 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.37% +22.17% -70.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £17.50 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £15.86 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.67% -55.94% +71.43%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 55 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.76%) Ansible
3 47 (36.43%) DevOps
3 47 (36.43%) Windows
4 45 (34.88%) Python
5 39 (30.23%) Jenkins
6 38 (29.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (28.68%) Docker
8 35 (27.13%) SQL
9 30 (23.26%) Git (software)
10 29 (22.48%) Finance
11 28 (21.71%) Unix
11 28 (21.71%) Kanban
12 25 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (19.38%) Banking
13 24 (18.60%) Java
13 24 (18.60%) Red Hat
14 23 (17.83%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (17.83%) Scrum
14 23 (17.83%) VMware
14 23 (17.83%) Puppet
15 22 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
15 22 (17.05%) Bash Shell
16 21 (16.28%) Firewall
17 20 (15.50%) TDD
17 20 (15.50%) Kubernetes
18 18 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
18 18 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (13.18%) Spring
19 17 (13.18%) Apache

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 (13.18%) Apache
2 11 (8.53%) nginx
2 11 (8.53%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.88%) IIS
4 3 (2.33%) Confluence
5 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.55%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.78%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.78%) JBoss
6 1 (0.78%) Liferay
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Markit EDM
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.78%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.05%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.63%) OpenShift
3 9 (6.98%) PaaS
4 6 (4.65%) IaaS
5 5 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (3.10%) Datadog
7 3 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.33%) npm
7 3 (2.33%) Office 365
7 3 (2.33%) Serverless
7 3 (2.33%) Yarn
8 2 (1.55%) SaaS
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.28%) Firewall
2 12 (9.30%) DNS
3 8 (6.20%) DSL
3 8 (6.20%) SSL
4 7 (5.43%) SAN
5 4 (3.10%) DHCP
5 4 (3.10%) LAN
5 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.10%) WAN
6 3 (2.33%) Network Security
6 3 (2.33%) SMS
6 3 (2.33%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.55%) HTTP
7 2 (1.55%) Skype
7 2 (1.55%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (1.55%) VLAN
7 2 (1.55%) VPN
7 2 (1.55%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.83%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (8.53%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.20%) Big Data
4 7 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.65%) MySQL
5 6 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (3.10%) RDBMS
7 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.55%) InfluxDB
9 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (30.23%) Jenkins
2 30 (23.26%) Git (software)
3 15 (11.63%) Artifactory
4 12 (9.30%) TeamCity
5 11 (8.53%) GitLab
6 8 (6.20%) JUnit
6 8 (6.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (5.43%) Bitbucket
7 7 (5.43%) IBM UrbanCode
7 7 (5.43%) JIRA
7 7 (5.43%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.65%) Subversion
9 5 (3.88%) Maven
10 4 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (2.33%) Selenium
12 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.55%) Gradle
12 2 (1.55%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.55%) Hudson
12 2 (1.55%) Ranorex
General
1 29 (22.48%) Finance
2 25 (19.38%) Banking
3 3 (2.33%) Front Office
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (28.68%) Developer
2 17 (13.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (8.53%) Java Developer
4 10 (7.75%) Administrator
5 8 (6.20%) Analyst
5 8 (6.20%) Platform Engineer
6 7 (5.43%) Architect
6 7 (5.43%) Linux Developer
6 7 (5.43%) Python Developer
6 7 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.65%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) C++ Developer
7 6 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Consultant
8 5 (3.88%) DBA
8 5 (3.88%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (3.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.88%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.18%) Spring
2 12 (9.30%) HTML
3 11 (8.53%) PostGIS
4 10 (7.75%) LDAP
5 9 (6.98%) AngularJS
5 9 (6.98%) CSS
6 8 (6.20%) React
6 8 (6.20%) Sass
7 7 (5.43%) Kafka
7 7 (5.43%) Qt
7 7 (5.43%) Spring Boot
7 7 (5.43%) Web Services
8 5 (3.88%) .NET
8 5 (3.88%) jQuery
8 5 (3.88%) Thymeleaf
9 4 (3.10%) Hibernate
9 4 (3.10%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (3.10%) Node.js
10 3 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (2.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.65%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.10%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.33%) Clustering
6 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.33%) Equities
6 3 (2.33%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.78%) Blog
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.43%) Windows
2 38 (29.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (21.71%) Unix
4 14 (10.85%) Windows Server
5 13 (10.08%) Solaris
6 6 (4.65%) AIX
7 5 (3.88%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.33%) CentOS
8 3 (2.33%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (1.55%) Android
9 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.55%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.55%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.55%) zOS
10 1 (0.78%) HPUX
10 1 (0.78%) VMS
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (36.43%) DevOps
3 28 (21.71%) Kanban
4 25 (19.38%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (17.83%) Scrum
6 20 (15.50%) TDD
7 18 (13.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (11.63%) BDD
9 12 (9.30%) Microservices
10 11 (8.53%) ETL
10 11 (8.53%) Refactoring
10 11 (8.53%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.75%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (7.75%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.98%) Data Transformation
13 8 (6.20%) ITIL
13 8 (6.20%) Patch Management
13 8 (6.20%) Unit Testing
14 7 (5.43%) Data Modelling
14 7 (5.43%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.88%) Python
2 35 (27.13%) SQL
3 24 (18.60%) Java
4 22 (17.05%) Bash Shell
5 16 (12.40%) JavaScript
6 11 (8.53%) Perl
7 9 (6.98%) Go
8 8 (6.20%) C++
8 8 (6.20%) PowerShell
9 7 (5.43%) Ruby
9 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.88%) C#
11 4 (3.10%) Java 8
11 4 (3.10%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.33%) ES6
13 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.55%) VBScript
14 1 (0.78%) C
14 1 (0.78%) PHP
14 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (1.55%) CISSP
1 2 (1.55%) Degree
1 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (1.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.55%) GDPR
2 1 (0.78%) GCP
2 1 (0.78%) PMO
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (28.68%) Docker
2 18 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.53%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.88%) VMware NSX
4 5 (3.88%) vSphere
5 4 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.33%) NFS
6 3 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.33%) XenApp
7 2 (1.55%) iptables
7 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.78%) Firmware
8 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (38.76%) Ansible
2 23 (17.83%) Puppet
3 20 (15.50%) Kubernetes
4 10 (7.75%) SELinux
5 9 (6.98%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (6.20%) Oracle ZFS
6 8 (6.20%) Prometheus
7 7 (5.43%) Terraform
8 6 (4.65%) Xymon
9 4 (3.10%) Nagios
10 3 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (2.33%) SCCM
10 3 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (2.33%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.55%) Data Guard
11 2 (1.55%) Grafana
11 2 (1.55%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (1.55%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 24 (18.60%) Red Hat
2 23 (17.83%) VMware
3 16 (12.40%) Oracle
4 15 (11.63%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.43%) Cisco
5 7 (5.43%) Splunk
6 6 (4.65%) NetApp
7 5 (3.88%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.10%) AppDynamics
8 4 (3.10%) Citrix
8 4 (3.10%) HP
8 4 (3.10%) IBM
8 4 (3.10%) New Relic
8 4 (3.10%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.33%) Brocade
10 2 (1.55%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.55%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.55%) EMC
10 2 (1.55%) Google
10 2 (1.55%) Qualys