The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 23 June 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 9 17
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8  
Contract jobs citing Linux 61 106 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 9.20% 15.06% 7.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.20% 48.18% 41.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 54 29
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 202 220 172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 30.47% 31.25% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 122 81
Median daily rate £383 £345 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.86% +1.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Glasgow

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Glasgow over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Glasgow

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Linux.

1 70 (65.42%) Unix
2 41 (38.32%) Java
3 39 (36.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (33.64%) AIX
5 35 (32.71%) Finance
6 33 (30.84%) SQL
7 32 (29.91%) Shell Script
8 29 (27.10%) Red Hat
8 29 (27.10%) VMware
9 27 (25.23%) Perl
10 25 (23.36%) Relational Database
11 24 (22.43%) Python
11 24 (22.43%) EMC
12 21 (19.63%) EMC NetWorker
13 20 (18.69%) Git (software)
14 19 (17.76%) Firewall
14 19 (17.76%) IBM
14 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (16.82%) Ansible
16 16 (14.95%) Bash Shell
16 16 (14.95%) JavaScript
17 15 (14.02%) RDBMS
17 15 (14.02%) Ruby
18 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
19 13 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (12.15%) Windows
19 13 (12.15%) C++
19 13 (12.15%) Linux Command Line
20 12 (11.21%) DevOps
21 11 (10.28%) J2EE

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 8 (7.48%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.54%) JBoss
2 7 (6.54%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (3.74%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (2.80%) Apache Spark
4 3 (2.80%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (1.87%) Confluence
5 2 (1.87%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.87%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.93%) GitHub
2 1 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.76%) Firewall
2 8 (7.48%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.61%) DNS
3 6 (5.61%) Network Security
3 6 (5.61%) SAN
4 5 (4.67%) HTTP
5 4 (3.74%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.74%) SSL
6 3 (2.80%) Internet
7 2 (1.87%) LAN
7 2 (1.87%) VPN
7 2 (1.87%) VSAN
7 2 (1.87%) WAN
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.93%) Skype
8 1 (0.93%) SSH
8 1 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.36%) Relational Database
2 15 (14.02%) RDBMS
3 6 (5.61%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.74%) Big Data
5 4 (3.74%) DB2
5 4 (3.74%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.80%) Parquet
7 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.87%) KDB
7 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (18.69%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.48%) Grunt
3 7 (6.54%) GitLab
4 6 (5.61%) JUnit
5 5 (4.67%) JIRA
6 4 (3.74%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.87%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.87%) Subversion
7 2 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.93%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.93%) GoCD
8 1 (0.93%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.93%) Maven
8 1 (0.93%) Mockito
8 1 (0.93%) MSI
8 1 (0.93%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.93%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (32.71%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Law
3 4 (3.74%) Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Front Office
4 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) French Language
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
5 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (30.84%) Developer
2 14 (13.08%) Java Developer
3 10 (9.35%) Consultant
4 9 (8.41%) Linux Specialist
4 9 (8.41%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) C++ Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Unix Specialist
7 6 (5.61%) DevOps Consultant
7 6 (5.61%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Splunk Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) AIX Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Designer
8 5 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) HTML Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (4.67%) Unix Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Scala Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.28%) J2EE
2 9 (8.41%) AngularJS
2 9 (8.41%) CSS
2 9 (8.41%) HTML
2 9 (8.41%) J2SE
2 9 (8.41%) Spring
3 8 (7.48%) Ext JS
3 8 (7.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (5.61%) CSS3
4 6 (5.61%) HTML5
4 6 (5.61%) XML
5 5 (4.67%) JMS
6 4 (3.74%) jQuery
6 4 (3.74%) SOAP
6 4 (3.74%) WSDL
7 3 (2.80%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (2.80%) Kafka
7 3 (2.80%) Middleware
7 3 (2.80%) WebKit
7 3 (2.80%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.76%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.15%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (8.41%) Algorithms
3 9 (8.41%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.74%) DataPower
5 4 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.87%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.87%) Derivative
6 2 (1.87%) Equities
6 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (65.42%) Unix
2 39 (36.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (33.64%) AIX
4 13 (12.15%) Windows
5 11 (10.28%) Solaris
6 10 (9.35%) Tru64
7 2 (1.87%) CentOS
7 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (11.21%) DevOps
3 10 (9.35%) OO
3 10 (9.35%) Performance Analysis
4 9 (8.41%) Time Management
5 8 (7.48%) Software Engineering
5 8 (7.48%) Software Testing
6 7 (6.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (6.54%) Multithreading
6 7 (6.54%) SDLC
6 7 (6.54%) Web Development
7 6 (5.61%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (5.61%) SOA
7 6 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.67%) Information Security
8 5 (4.67%) SIEM
9 4 (3.74%) Analytics
9 4 (3.74%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.74%) Front End Development
9 4 (3.74%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 41 (38.32%) Java
2 33 (30.84%) SQL
3 32 (29.91%) Shell Script
4 27 (25.23%) Perl
5 24 (22.43%) Python
6 16 (14.95%) Bash Shell
6 16 (14.95%) JavaScript
7 15 (14.02%) Ruby
8 13 (12.15%) C++
9 8 (7.48%) PHP
10 7 (6.54%) C#
11 5 (4.67%) Scala
12 4 (3.74%) Korn
12 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.87%) PL/SQL
13 2 (1.87%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.87%) VBScript
14 1 (0.93%) Tcl
14 1 (0.93%) VB
14 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) CISSP
2 6 (5.61%) SANS
3 3 (2.80%) CEH
4 2 (1.87%) CCNA
4 2 (1.87%) CCNP
4 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.87%) MCSA
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.48%) Squid
2 8 (7.48%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.80%) Docker
5 2 (1.87%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.87%) vSphere
5 2 (1.87%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.93%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.93%) RACF
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (19.63%) EMC NetWorker
2 18 (16.82%) Ansible
3 8 (7.48%) SCOM
3 8 (7.48%) SELinux
3 8 (7.48%) vCenter Server
4 6 (5.61%) yum
5 5 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.74%) Puppet
7 2 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.87%) SCCM
7 2 (1.87%) WSUS
8 1 (0.93%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.93%) Control-M
8 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (27.10%) Red Hat
1 29 (27.10%) VMware
2 24 (22.43%) EMC
3 19 (17.76%) IBM
4 9 (8.41%) ArcSight
4 9 (8.41%) Oracle
5 8 (7.48%) Sybase
5 8 (7.48%) Tripwire
6 7 (6.54%) Microsoft
6 7 (6.54%) Perforce
7 6 (5.61%) Splunk
8 5 (4.67%) Symantec
9 2 (1.87%) Adobe
9 2 (1.87%) Avaya
9 2 (1.87%) Cisco
9 2 (1.87%) Citrix
9 2 (1.87%) Dell
9 2 (1.87%) F5
9 2 (1.87%) McAfee
10 1 (0.93%) HP