Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 171 185
Rank change year-on-year +16 +14 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 26 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
Scotland median daily rate £450 £310 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.16% -15.07% -2.67%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £324
90th Percentile £611 £433 £395
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +11.11% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +31.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4807 4087 5876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 94.74% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2746 2400 3042
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 120 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.05 £43.08 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Scotland

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 23 £494 +23.44%
Glasgow -9 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £450 -
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Java
3 13 (50.00%) Web Services
4 12 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (42.31%) RESTful
5 11 (42.31%) Spring
6 9 (34.62%) Finance
7 8 (30.77%) Unix
7 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
7 8 (30.77%) Python
8 7 (26.92%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
8 7 (26.92%) Puppet
8 7 (26.92%) Splunk
8 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
9 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
9 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
9 6 (23.08%) Windows
9 6 (23.08%) OO
9 6 (23.08%) Firewall
9 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
10 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
10 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (19.23%) Scrum
10 5 (19.23%) JMX
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle
10 5 (19.23%) SOA
10 5 (19.23%) Payment Gateway
10 5 (19.23%) GitLab
10 5 (19.23%) GitHub

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (15.38%) Apache Pig
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) GitHub
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.85%) Datadog
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) SNMP
2 4 (15.38%) SSH
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Parquet
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
3 5 (19.23%) GitLab
3 5 (19.23%) Mockito
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) Web Services
2 11 (42.31%) RESTful
2 11 (42.31%) Spring
3 5 (19.23%) JMX
3 5 (19.23%) JSON
3 5 (19.23%) Kafka
4 4 (15.38%) REST
5 1 (3.85%) Grok
5 1 (3.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 4 (15.38%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (30.77%) Unix
4 6 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (11.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 6 (23.08%) OO
2 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
2 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
3 5 (19.23%) SOA
4 4 (15.38%) DevOps
4 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Microservices
5 2 (7.69%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.69%) SIEM
6 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) High Availability
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Open Source
6 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (65.38%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) Python
3 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
3 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) C
4 4 (15.38%) C++
5 3 (11.54%) Perl
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) CEH
2 1 (3.85%) CISSP
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) SANS
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 4 (15.38%) GDPR
3 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Puppet
2 4 (15.38%) Ansible
3 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (3.85%) Packer
4 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Splunk
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Capita
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) New Relic
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat