Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 15 18
Rank change year-on-year -16 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 85 190 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 4.87% 7.62% 7.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.07% 40.08% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 101 138
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £318 £325 £313
90th Percentile £619 £575 £600
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £40.70 £30.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.55% +124.07% -74.04%

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 326 474 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 18.68% 19.01% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 243 284
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £120 £131 £150
90th Percentile £568 £575 £575
Scotland median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.13% +3.47% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 11
Median hourly rate £18.27 £35.00 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.81% +107.59% -13.54%
10th Percentile £16.42 £11.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £45.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate £19.75 £16.43 £16.63
% change year-on-year +20.21% -1.20% -2.18%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Edinburgh

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Linux in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.47%) Public Sector
3 28 (32.94%) Java
4 27 (31.76%) Python
5 25 (29.41%) Windows
6 23 (27.06%) DevOps
7 21 (24.71%) AWS
7 21 (24.71%) JavaScript
8 19 (22.35%) Git (software)
9 17 (20.00%) JIRA
9 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (20.00%) SQL
9 17 (20.00%) HTML
10 16 (18.82%) Test Automation
11 15 (17.65%) jQuery
11 15 (17.65%) Jenkins
11 15 (17.65%) CSS
12 13 (15.29%) Spring
12 13 (15.29%) Puppet
12 13 (15.29%) Ansible
13 12 (14.12%) Docker
13 12 (14.12%) Selenium
13 12 (14.12%) Azure
13 12 (14.12%) BDD
14 11 (12.94%) Red Hat
14 11 (12.94%) Unix
14 11 (12.94%) Kanban
14 11 (12.94%) Kubernetes
15 10 (11.76%) VMware
15 10 (11.76%) Terraform

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 4 (4.71%) Apache
1 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (3.53%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.35%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.18%) JBoss
4 1 (1.18%) nginx
4 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.18%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 21 (24.71%) AWS
2 12 (14.12%) Azure
3 6 (7.06%) GitHub
4 3 (3.53%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.18%) GCP
6 1 (1.18%) IaaS
6 1 (1.18%) SaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) SAN
2 3 (3.53%) LAN
2 3 (3.53%) WAN
3 2 (2.35%) BGP
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.35%) DHCP
3 2 (2.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.35%) Firewall
3 2 (2.35%) IPv6
3 2 (2.35%) OSPF
3 2 (2.35%) VPN
3 2 (2.35%) Wireless
4 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.24%) GIS
3 3 (3.53%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.53%) DB2
3 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.53%) Impala
3 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.35%) MySQL
4 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.18%) FoundationDB
5 1 (1.18%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 19 (22.35%) Git (software)
2 17 (20.00%) JIRA
3 15 (17.65%) Jenkins
4 12 (14.12%) Selenium
5 9 (10.59%) Subversion
6 8 (9.41%) WebDriver
7 7 (8.24%) Grunt
8 5 (5.88%) Cucumber
8 5 (5.88%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.53%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.53%) Eclipse RCP
10 2 (2.35%) Artifactory
10 2 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.35%) JUnit
10 2 (2.35%) Mockito
11 1 (1.18%) Axure RP
11 1 (1.18%) REST Assured
11 1 (1.18%) TestLink
11 1 (1.18%) webpack
General
1 31 (36.47%) Public Sector
2 9 (10.59%) Finance
3 8 (9.41%) Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Developer
2 12 (14.12%) Platform Engineer
3 11 (12.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Test Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Designer
5 8 (9.41%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.41%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) UI Designer
6 6 (7.06%) Interface Designer
6 6 (7.06%) Senior Platform Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.00%) HTML
2 15 (17.65%) CSS
2 15 (17.65%) jQuery
3 13 (15.29%) Spring
4 8 (9.41%) CSS3
4 8 (9.41%) RESTful
5 7 (8.24%) HTML5
5 7 (8.24%) Sass
6 6 (7.06%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.06%) JSON
7 4 (4.71%) Node.js
8 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.53%) Gherkin
8 3 (3.53%) Spring Boot
8 3 (3.53%) XML
9 2 (2.35%) Kafka
9 2 (2.35%) LAMP
9 2 (2.35%) REST
10 1 (1.18%) Ajax
10 1 (1.18%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.59%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.41%) User Experience
4 7 (8.24%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (7.06%) PKI
6 3 (3.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (2.35%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.18%) iSeries
8 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.18%) Replication
8 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.41%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Unix
3 8 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.53%) CentOS
5 2 (2.35%) Debian
6 1 (1.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) DevOps
3 16 (18.82%) Test Automation
4 12 (14.12%) BDD
5 11 (12.94%) Kanban
6 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.41%) Project Delivery
6 8 (9.41%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (8.24%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.06%) Front End Development
8 6 (7.06%) Scrum
8 6 (7.06%) User Stories
9 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.88%) Information Security
9 5 (5.88%) ITIL
9 5 (5.88%) Microservices
9 5 (5.88%) Storage Management
9 5 (5.88%) TDD
9 5 (5.88%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) Java
2 27 (31.76%) Python
3 21 (24.71%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.00%) SQL
5 7 (8.24%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.24%) Perl
5 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.88%) TypeScript
7 4 (4.71%) C++
7 4 (4.71%) Java 8
8 3 (3.53%) C#
9 2 (2.35%) Go
9 2 (2.35%) PHP
9 2 (2.35%) Ruby
10 1 (1.18%) Clojure
10 1 (1.18%) ClojureScript
10 1 (1.18%) Groovy
10 1 (1.18%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 4 (4.71%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) CCNA
2 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.53%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (3.53%) Linux+ Certification
2 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) CCNP
3 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) MCSE
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.18%) VCAP
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) WCAG
2 6 (7.06%) WAI
3 5 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.88%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.53%) QA
5 2 (2.35%) PMO
6 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.12%) Docker
2 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.53%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.53%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.35%) Firmware
6 1 (1.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.18%) Varnish
6 1 (1.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) Ansible
1 13 (15.29%) Puppet
2 11 (12.94%) Kubernetes
3 10 (11.76%) Terraform
4 6 (7.06%) Avamar
5 5 (5.88%) Tivoli
5 5 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.35%) PowerCLI
7 2 (2.35%) vRealize
8 1 (1.18%) Consul
8 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.18%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) Red Hat
2 10 (11.76%) VMware
3 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.24%) EMC
5 6 (7.06%) Oracle
6 5 (5.88%) Cisco
7 3 (3.53%) Adobe
8 2 (2.35%) Brocade
8 2 (2.35%) HP
8 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.18%) Aruba
9 1 (1.18%) Dell
9 1 (1.18%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.18%) Google
9 1 (1.18%) IBM
9 1 (1.18%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.18%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.18%) NetApp
9 1 (1.18%) PlateSpin