The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 130 121
Rank change year-on-year +31 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 14 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 0.58% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.62% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Median daily rate £350 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £337 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £432 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 2098 2725 2821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.72% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1521 1444
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
Edinburgh +28 11 £350 - 1
Glasgow +6 3 - - 2
Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Unix
3 7 (31.82%) Perl
3 7 (31.82%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) Windows
4 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
5 5 (22.73%) Ansible
5 5 (22.73%) C++
5 5 (22.73%) Java
5 5 (22.73%) Python
5 5 (22.73%) VMware
6 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 4 (18.18%) DevOps
7 3 (13.64%) GPFS
7 3 (13.64%) Big Data
7 3 (13.64%) Kafka
7 3 (13.64%) Puppet
7 3 (13.64%) Splunk
7 3 (13.64%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.64%) C
7 3 (13.64%) C#
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) AIX
7 3 (13.64%) Banking
8 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
8 2 (9.09%) SANS
8 2 (9.09%) SNMP

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 2 (9.09%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
3 2 (9.09%) SNMP
3 2 (9.09%) SSH
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) KDB
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) Parquet
3 1 (4.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Artifactory
2 1 (4.55%) GitLab
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
3 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Kafka
2 2 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) Grok
3 1 (4.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
1 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Derivative
2 1 (4.55%) Equities
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Raspberry Pi
2 1 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Unix
3 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (13.64%) AIX
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) DevOps
2 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Kanban
3 1 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (4.55%) Manual Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
3 1 (4.55%) Scrum
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Perl
2 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
2 5 (22.73%) C++
2 5 (22.73%) Java
2 5 (22.73%) Python
3 3 (13.64%) C
3 3 (13.64%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C-shell
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Korn
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) CISSP
1 2 (9.09%) SANS
2 1 (4.55%) CEH
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) GPFS
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Flume
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Docker
3 1 (4.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ansible
2 3 (13.64%) Puppet
3 2 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.09%) yum
4 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.55%) Prometheus
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (4.55%) Xymon
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) VMware
2 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) Splunk
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) FireEye
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec
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