The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Erskine 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 25 April 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
Renfrewshire / Erskine
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 21 19
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 48 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Erskine 17.57% 14.68% 6.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.00% 28.57% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 2
Median daily rate £415 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +19.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £310 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £436 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £42.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year -8.25% +16.09%  

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 Erskine with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Erskine
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 50 168 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Erskine 67.57% 51.38% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 103 21
Median daily rate £400 £330 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -3.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £267 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Erskine

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Erskine 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 Erskine

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Erskine.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Erskine

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Erskine region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) VB
2 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (66.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 10 (66.67%) Prototyping
3 10 (66.67%) Software Distribution
3 10 (66.67%) Patch Management
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 10 (66.67%) HTTP
3 10 (66.67%) HTTPS
3 10 (66.67%) SSL
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) REXX
3 10 (66.67%) Tcl
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (66.67%) Configuration Management
3 10 (66.67%) MSI
4 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Erskine 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 1 (6.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) HTTP
1 10 (66.67%) HTTPS
1 10 (66.67%) SSL
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.67%) LDAP
5 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (66.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 10 (66.67%) Patch Management
1 10 (66.67%) Prototyping
1 10 (66.67%) Software Distribution
1 10 (66.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security
2 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
1 11 (73.33%) VB
2 10 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 10 (66.67%) REXX
2 10 (66.67%) Tcl
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) C-shell
4 1 (6.67%) Korn
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.67%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Intel
1 3 (20.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) VMware