The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 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 24 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 / Renfrewshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 26 24
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 45 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 18.75% 10.09% 4.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.00% 26.95% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 2
Median daily rate £415 £321 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.28% -14.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 Renfrewshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 25 167 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 78.13% 37.44% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 101 24
Median daily rate £400 £321 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.61% -8.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 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 Renfrewshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Renfrewshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine +13 6 £415 +29.28%
Linux
Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (64.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (64.71%) HTTP
3 11 (64.71%) REXX
3 11 (64.71%) Tcl
3 11 (64.71%) Configuration Management
3 11 (64.71%) MSI
3 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 11 (64.71%) VB
3 11 (64.71%) Windows XP
3 11 (64.71%) HTTPS
3 11 (64.71%) SSL
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (64.71%) Software Distribution
3 11 (64.71%) Patch Management
3 11 (64.71%) Windows 10
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 11 (64.71%) Prototyping
4 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
6 6 (35.29%) WAN
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) Intel

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire 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 (5.88%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) HTTP
1 11 (64.71%) HTTPS
1 11 (64.71%) SSL
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
5 1 (5.88%) DNS
5 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.88%) LDAP
5 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) MSI
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (5.88%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 10
2 11 (64.71%) Windows 7
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (64.71%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Configuration Management
1 11 (64.71%) Patch Management
1 11 (64.71%) Prototyping
1 11 (64.71%) Software Distribution
1 11 (64.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Information Security
2 5 (29.41%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
1 11 (64.71%) REXX
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
1 11 (64.71%) Tcl
1 11 (64.71%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.88%) C-shell
2 1 (5.88%) Korn
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (76.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Samba
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (29.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Intel
1 5 (29.41%) McAfee
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) VMware