The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 95 126 120
Rank change year-on-year +31 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 8 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.16% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Median daily rate £400 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1635 2443 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.84% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1340 1473
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Glasgow - 4 £400 - 2
Edinburgh +18 3 £325 - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £340 -
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Perl
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) AIX
5 3 (25.00%) DevOps
6 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (16.67%) Ansible
6 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (16.67%) yum
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (16.67%) Puppet
6 2 (16.67%) IaaS
6 2 (16.67%) PaaS
6 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) EMC
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Route 53
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
2 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) AIX
6 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (16.67%) SDLC
2 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C-shell
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Korn
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) SANS
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Samba
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
1 2 (16.67%) yum
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) FireEye
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec