Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 34 28
Rank change year-on-year +24 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 290 111 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.97% 5.27% 4.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.88% 32.08% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 52 76
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £314 £288
90th Percentile £599 £499 £500
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £31.00 £52.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.38% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £22.25 £41.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -45.73% -25.45% +157.67%

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 501 346 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.22% 16.42% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 166 224
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £138 £220
90th Percentile £574 £500 £496
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £19.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.61% +24.19% -9.25%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.67 £11.45
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.00 £19.15
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £18.25 £18.88
% change year-on-year -9.97% -3.31% +14.39%

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 November 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 20 November 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.

1 129 (44.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 112 (38.62%) Java
3 94 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (31.72%) Ansible
5 90 (31.03%) Puppet
6 88 (30.34%) Finance
7 79 (27.24%) Windows
7 79 (27.24%) DevOps
8 78 (26.90%) Web Services
9 77 (26.55%) Jenkins
10 68 (23.45%) Continuous Integration
11 65 (22.41%) RESTful
12 64 (22.07%) Python
13 63 (21.72%) Spring
13 63 (21.72%) Git (software)
14 59 (20.34%) Configuration Management
15 56 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
16 51 (17.59%) Unix
17 48 (16.55%) VMware
18 47 (16.21%) SQL
19 44 (15.17%) JSON
20 43 (14.83%) Docker
20 43 (14.83%) Opscode Chef
20 43 (14.83%) Software Engineering
21 39 (13.45%) Scrum
21 39 (13.45%) Firewall
22 38 (13.10%) GitLab
23 37 (12.76%) Test Automation
23 37 (12.76%) Red Hat
24 36 (12.41%) Oracle

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 35 (12.07%) Tomcat
2 30 (10.34%) JBoss
3 23 (7.93%) Apache
4 13 (4.48%) IIS
5 12 (4.14%) CMS
5 12 (4.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (3.45%) WebSphere
7 9 (3.10%) Drupal
7 9 (3.10%) nginx
8 6 (2.07%) Confluence
9 5 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.38%) Apache Pig
10 4 (1.38%) Jupyter
10 4 (1.38%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.69%) FileNet
11 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (5.86%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (19.31%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (11.38%) GitHub
3 31 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (6.55%) OpenShift
5 11 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (3.10%) PaaS
7 7 (2.41%) IaaS
8 5 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.38%) Google Analytics
10 3 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.69%) npm
12 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.34%) Datadog
12 1 (0.34%) Office 365
12 1 (0.34%) Route 53
12 1 (0.34%) SaaS
12 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.45%) Firewall
2 20 (6.90%) DNS
3 18 (6.21%) SAN
3 18 (6.21%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.83%) VPN
5 11 (3.79%) LDAP
6 9 (3.10%) HTTP
7 8 (2.76%) WAN
8 7 (2.41%) LAN
8 7 (2.41%) SSL
9 6 (2.07%) BIG-IP
9 6 (2.07%) DHCP
9 6 (2.07%) NetScaler
9 6 (2.07%) SNMP
9 6 (2.07%) SSH
10 5 (1.72%) FTP
10 5 (1.72%) SMTP
11 4 (1.38%) BGP
11 4 (1.38%) Internet
11 4 (1.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.28%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (7.93%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.48%) MySQL
4 10 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.76%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.07%) Big Data
7 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.03%) GIS
8 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.69%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.69%) QGIS
9 2 (0.69%) Spatial Data
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.34%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 77 (26.55%) Jenkins
2 63 (21.72%) Git (software)
3 38 (13.10%) GitLab
4 31 (10.69%) Mockito
5 30 (10.34%) Cucumber
6 27 (9.31%) Maven
7 16 (5.52%) JIRA
8 14 (4.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 13 (4.48%) Artifactory
10 10 (3.45%) Gradle
10 10 (3.45%) Subversion
11 7 (2.41%) Ant
11 7 (2.41%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.72%) Selenium
12 5 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.38%) Vagrant
14 3 (1.03%) Bower
14 3 (1.03%) IBM UrbanCode
14 3 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
15 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 88 (30.34%) Finance
2 35 (12.07%) Banking
3 15 (5.17%) Law
4 11 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.07%) Marketing
5 6 (2.07%) Publishing
6 5 (1.72%) Electronics
6 5 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 59 (20.34%) Developer
2 52 (17.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (10.34%) Java Developer
4 27 (9.31%) Cloud Engineer
4 27 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (8.28%) Java Engineer
6 23 (7.93%) Analyst
6 23 (7.93%) Linux Engineer
7 19 (6.55%) Consultant
8 13 (4.48%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.79%) AWS Engineer
9 11 (3.79%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (3.45%) Network Engineer
11 9 (3.10%) HTML Developer
11 9 (3.10%) Operations Engineer
11 9 (3.10%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.10%) Test Analyst
12 8 (2.76%) Drupal Developer
12 8 (2.76%) PHP Developer
12 8 (2.76%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (26.90%) Web Services
2 65 (22.41%) RESTful
3 63 (21.72%) Spring
4 44 (15.17%) JSON
5 28 (9.66%) JMX
6 22 (7.59%) HTML
7 19 (6.55%) XML
8 18 (6.21%) AngularJS
8 18 (6.21%) CSS
8 18 (6.21%) REST
9 15 (5.17%) Middleware
10 14 (4.83%) HTML5
10 14 (4.83%) jQuery
11 13 (4.48%) .NET
12 12 (4.14%) Hibernate
12 12 (4.14%) Java EE
13 11 (3.79%) Sass
14 10 (3.45%) CSS3
14 10 (3.45%) Symfony
14 10 (3.45%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.34%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.79%) Virtual Team
5 9 (3.10%) Private Cloud
5 9 (3.10%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.76%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.76%) PKI
6 8 (2.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 6 (2.07%) DataPower
8 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.38%) Replication
9 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.69%) Clustering
10 2 (0.69%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.69%) User Experience
11 1 (0.34%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 129 (44.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 79 (27.24%) Windows
3 51 (17.59%) Unix
4 34 (11.72%) Windows Server
5 18 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.79%) CentOS
7 9 (3.10%) AIX
8 5 (1.72%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.38%) Solaris
10 3 (1.03%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (1.03%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.34%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.34%) Debian
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (27.24%) DevOps
3 68 (23.45%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (20.34%) Configuration Management
5 43 (14.83%) Software Engineering
6 39 (13.45%) Scrum
7 37 (12.76%) Test Automation
8 27 (9.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 25 (8.62%) Microservices
9 25 (8.62%) SOA
10 24 (8.28%) TDD
11 23 (7.93%) High Availability
12 20 (6.90%) Open Source
13 19 (6.55%) ITIL
14 17 (5.86%) Mentoring
15 16 (5.52%) BDD
16 15 (5.17%) Risk Management
16 15 (5.17%) Validation
17 13 (4.48%) Kanban
17 13 (4.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 112 (38.62%) Java
2 64 (22.07%) Python
3 47 (16.21%) SQL
4 36 (12.41%) JavaScript
5 29 (10.00%) Perl
6 28 (9.66%) Ruby
7 24 (8.28%) Bash Shell
8 20 (6.90%) PHP
8 20 (6.90%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.76%) C
10 7 (2.41%) C++
11 5 (1.72%) Go
12 4 (1.38%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.03%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (0.69%) C#
14 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.34%) ES6
Qualifications
1 31 (10.69%) Degree
2 21 (7.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (6.21%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.72%) BC Cleared
4 5 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.38%) CCNP
5 4 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.69%) Postgraduate
6 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.34%) CEH
7 1 (0.34%) CISSP
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.34%) OSCP
7 1 (0.34%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (5.52%) GDPR
3 13 (4.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.69%) QA
4 2 (0.69%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 43 (14.83%) Docker
2 28 (9.66%) Active Directory
3 26 (8.97%) vSphere
4 12 (4.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (3.45%) VMware NSX
6 9 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.38%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.69%) RHEV
9 1 (0.34%) GPFS
9 1 (0.34%) LXC
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.34%) Postfix
9 1 (0.34%) Samba
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 92 (31.72%) Ansible
2 90 (31.03%) Puppet
3 43 (14.83%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (6.21%) Kubernetes
5 9 (3.10%) Packer
6 8 (2.76%) Nagios
7 5 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.72%) Rundeck
7 5 (1.72%) SELinux
7 5 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (1.03%) Control-M
9 3 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.69%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.69%) SCCM
10 2 (0.69%) Terraform
10 2 (0.69%) Xymon
11 1 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (16.55%) VMware
2 37 (12.76%) Red Hat
3 36 (12.41%) Oracle
4 27 (9.31%) Microsoft
5 15 (5.17%) Splunk
6 14 (4.83%) Google
7 12 (4.14%) CheckPoint
7 12 (4.14%) Cisco
8 11 (3.79%) Citrix
9 9 (3.10%) F5
9 9 (3.10%) HP
10 7 (2.41%) EMC
10 7 (2.41%) Facebook
10 7 (2.41%) Twitter
11 5 (1.72%) IBM
11 5 (1.72%) Pega
11 5 (1.72%) SAP
11 5 (1.72%) Symantec
12 4 (1.38%) Adobe
12 4 (1.38%) Imperva