Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 25 July 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 Specialist
UK > Scotland
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 208 199
Rank change year-on-year +55 -9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Specialist 14 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.33% 0.055% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.058% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 3
Scotland median daily rate £425 £290 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.55% -12.12% -5.71%
10th Percentile £353 £290 £313
90th Percentile £500 £378 £419
UK median daily rate £425 £431 £418
% change year-on-year -1.45% +3.29% +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - £20.00

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 4008 5151 5984
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.07% 93.71% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2329 2915 3118
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 103 169
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.87 £43.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Linux Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux Specialist in Scotland

Linux Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Specialist in Scotland

Linux Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Specialist in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Specialist in Scotland

Linux Specialist
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 Specialist within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Glasgow +7 10 £425 +46.55%
Edinburgh - 4 £438 -
Linux Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, Linux Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (92.86%) Red Hat
2 13 (92.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (85.71%) VMware
4 10 (71.43%) Bash Shell
5 9 (64.29%) Shell Script
5 9 (64.29%) AIX
5 9 (64.29%) EMC
6 8 (57.14%) Tripwire
6 8 (57.14%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (57.14%) SCOM
6 8 (57.14%) Squid
6 8 (57.14%) ArcSight
6 8 (57.14%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (57.14%) SELinux
6 8 (57.14%) Virtual Servers
6 8 (57.14%) vCenter Server
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (21.43%) Puppet
8 2 (14.29%) SAN
8 2 (14.29%) Python
8 2 (14.29%) Unix
8 2 (14.29%) Artifactory
8 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
8 2 (14.29%) OpenShift
8 2 (14.29%) Docker
8 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (14.29%) GitLab

Linux Specialist 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) OpenShift
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Artifactory
1 2 (14.29%) GitLab
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (92.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (64.29%) AIX
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 9 (64.29%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (57.14%) Squid
2 8 (57.14%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (14.29%) Docker
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) PowerHA
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) EMC NetWorker
1 8 (57.14%) SCOM
1 8 (57.14%) SELinux
1 8 (57.14%) vCenter Server
2 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 2 (14.29%) Prometheus
3 2 (14.29%) Xymon
4 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Red Hat
2 12 (85.71%) VMware
3 9 (64.29%) EMC
4 8 (57.14%) ArcSight
4 8 (57.14%) Tripwire
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) Sophos
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas