Period
to 9 April 2020

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 6 months to 9 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 15 13
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 130 134 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Glasgow 11.86% 9.03% 9.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.30% 34.18% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 67 67
Median daily rate £503 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.24% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £338 £360 £280
90th Percentile £636 £538 £543
Scotland median daily rate £455 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.06% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £60.00
Scotland median hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% +159.26% -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 Glasgow with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 287 392 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 26.19% 26.42% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 225 168
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.09%
10th Percentile £125 £138 £214
90th Percentile £611 £525 £488
Scotland median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.13% +3.47% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -27.50% +63.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £54.70 £43.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.43 £16.63
% change year-on-year +21.73% -1.20% -2.18%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Glasgow

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Daily rate trend for Linux in Glasgow

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Glasgow over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Glasgow

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 9 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Linux.

1 81 (62.31%) DevOps
2 63 (48.46%) Ansible
3 60 (46.15%) Jenkins
4 58 (44.62%) Python
5 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (38.46%) Public Sector
7 46 (35.38%) Amazon EC2
8 43 (33.08%) Red Hat
9 36 (27.69%) Git (software)
10 35 (26.92%) Amazon Linux
10 35 (26.92%) Mentoring
11 33 (25.38%) Puppet
12 32 (24.62%) Security Cleared
13 31 (23.85%) AWS
14 28 (21.54%) JIRA
14 28 (21.54%) GitHub
14 28 (21.54%) Bitbucket
15 26 (20.00%) SC Cleared
15 26 (20.00%) Finance
15 26 (20.00%) Java
16 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (17.69%) Sonatype Nexus
17 20 (15.38%) WebSphere
17 20 (15.38%) Windows
17 20 (15.38%) LDAP
18 19 (14.62%) Unix
18 19 (14.62%) SQL
18 19 (14.62%) Configuration Management
18 19 (14.62%) Google
19 18 (13.85%) VMware

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 20 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 17 (13.08%) Tomcat
3 14 (10.77%) Confluence
4 10 (7.69%) Apache
5 8 (6.15%) IIS
5 8 (6.15%) Jetty
5 8 (6.15%) Mongrel
5 8 (6.15%) nginx
6 3 (2.31%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.54%) WordPress
8 1 (0.77%) JBoss
8 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) FileZilla
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 46 (35.38%) Amazon EC2
2 31 (23.85%) AWS
3 28 (21.54%) GitHub
4 11 (8.46%) Google Docs
4 11 (8.46%) Slack
5 8 (6.15%) Azure
5 8 (6.15%) GCP
5 8 (6.15%) Google App Engine
6 7 (5.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.31%) Amazon S3
7 3 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.31%) Serverless
7 3 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.54%) IaaS
8 2 (1.54%) Office 365
8 2 (1.54%) PaaS
9 1 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.77%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.54%) SSL
2 13 (10.00%) HTTP
2 13 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (8.46%) Skype
4 9 (6.92%) DHCP
4 9 (6.92%) DNS
5 8 (6.15%) FTP
5 8 (6.15%) IPsec
6 3 (2.31%) LAN
6 3 (2.31%) SSH
6 3 (2.31%) WAN
7 2 (1.54%) Firewall
7 2 (1.54%) Internet
7 2 (1.54%) SAN
8 1 (0.77%) NAS
8 1 (0.77%) Network Security
8 1 (0.77%) SMTP
8 1 (0.77%) SNMP
8 1 (0.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.23%) DB2
2 10 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.85%) MySQL
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.85%) Oracle Exadata
4 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.77%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.77%) DataStage
8 1 (0.77%) GIS
8 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.77%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 60 (46.15%) Jenkins
2 36 (27.69%) Git (software)
3 28 (21.54%) Bitbucket
3 28 (21.54%) JIRA
4 23 (17.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (6.15%) Travis CI
6 7 (5.38%) Axure RP
6 7 (5.38%) Eclipse
6 7 (5.38%) Subversion
7 4 (3.08%) JUnit
7 4 (3.08%) Maven
7 4 (3.08%) Selenium
8 3 (2.31%) Ant
9 2 (1.54%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.77%) ERwin
10 1 (0.77%) GitLab
10 1 (0.77%) Gradle
10 1 (0.77%) Toad
General
1 50 (38.46%) Public Sector
2 26 (20.00%) Finance
3 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.85%) Banking
4 5 (3.85%) Electronics
4 5 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.85%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (33.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (21.54%) Senior DevOps
3 18 (13.85%) Developer
3 18 (13.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 17 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (10.77%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (10.77%) Test Engineer
6 13 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (6.15%) DBA
9 7 (5.38%) Consultant
10 6 (4.62%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.85%) Administrator
11 5 (3.85%) Oracle DBA
12 4 (3.08%) Architect
12 4 (3.08%) Azure Engineer
12 4 (3.08%) DevOps Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
13 3 (2.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.38%) LDAP
2 16 (12.31%) .NET
2 16 (12.31%) J2EE
3 13 (10.00%) XML
4 11 (8.46%) HTML
4 11 (8.46%) SOAP
5 10 (7.69%) CSS
6 8 (6.15%) JSON
6 8 (6.15%) REST
6 8 (6.15%) Servlets
6 8 (6.15%) Spring
7 7 (5.38%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (4.62%) RESTful
9 5 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (3.85%) WSDL
9 5 (3.85%) XML Schema
10 4 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (2.31%) Kafka
11 3 (2.31%) Node.js
11 3 (2.31%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (0.77%) Clustering
4 1 (0.77%) e-Health
4 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.77%) LIMS
4 1 (0.77%) PACS
4 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.92%) Amazon Linux
2 20 (15.38%) Windows
3 19 (14.62%) Unix
4 7 (5.38%) CentOS
5 5 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.85%) Solaris
6 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.77%) AIX
9 1 (0.77%) Debian
9 1 (0.77%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.77%) HPUX
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (62.31%) DevOps
2 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (26.92%) Mentoring
4 23 (17.69%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (14.62%) Configuration Management
6 18 (13.85%) Coaching
7 17 (13.08%) Infrastructure as Code
7 17 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 16 (12.31%) Test Automation
9 12 (9.23%) Programme Management
10 11 (8.46%) OO
10 11 (8.46%) Technical Leadership
11 10 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (7.69%) User Stories
12 9 (6.92%) TDD
12 9 (6.92%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.15%) Business Analysis
13 8 (6.15%) OOP
13 8 (6.15%) Open Source
13 8 (6.15%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 58 (44.62%) Python
2 26 (20.00%) Java
3 19 (14.62%) SQL
4 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.92%) Bash Shell
6 8 (6.15%) PHP
7 7 (5.38%) Java 8
7 7 (5.38%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.85%) Ruby
9 4 (3.08%) Perl
10 3 (2.31%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.54%) C++
12 1 (0.77%) C#
12 1 (0.77%) Java 9
12 1 (0.77%) Korn
12 1 (0.77%) Scala
12 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (24.62%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.54%) CCNA
4 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.54%) Degree
4 2 (1.54%) MCP
4 2 (1.54%) MCSA
4 2 (1.54%) MCSE
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.77%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.77%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) OCP
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.54%) ITGC
1 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.77%) HL7
2 1 (0.77%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.15%) Xen
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.31%) LXC
5 2 (1.54%) Docker
5 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 63 (48.46%) Ansible
2 33 (25.38%) Puppet
3 18 (13.85%) Terraform
4 13 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.62%) Consul
6 5 (3.85%) Data Guard
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (2.31%) logstash
9 2 (1.54%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.77%) cPanel
10 1 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (33.08%) Red Hat
2 19 (14.62%) Google
3 18 (13.85%) VMware
4 17 (13.08%) Microsoft
5 16 (12.31%) Oracle
6 10 (7.69%) IBM
7 5 (3.85%) SAP
8 2 (1.54%) Adobe
8 2 (1.54%) CommVault
8 2 (1.54%) EMC
9 1 (0.77%) arcserve
9 1 (0.77%) Asigra
9 1 (0.77%) Cisco
9 1 (0.77%) Curam
9 1 (0.77%) HP
9 1 (0.77%) NetScout
9 1 (0.77%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.77%) Symantec
9 1 (0.77%) Veeam