The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / Scotland
Rank 11 19 29
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10  
Contract jobs citing Linux 183 197 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.54% 7.61% 5.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.64% 33.91% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 104 74
Median daily rate £400 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £322 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Median hourly rate £52.17 £12.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +317.36% -62.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 401 581 571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.09% 22.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 322 308
Median daily rate £390 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -44.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.65 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.80 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Scotland

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Scotland

Linux
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 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
Edinburgh +9 98 £350 -15.15% 29
Glasgow +6 47 £400 +6.66% 12
Renfrewshire 0 11 £410 +1.23%
Moray - 9 £388 -
Fife +2 4 £320 -
Aberdeen +1 2 £325 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 - -
Stirling +9 1 £325 -
West Lothian -4 1 £525 +33.33%
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 116 (36.36%) Java
2 96 (30.09%) SQL
3 90 (28.21%) Windows
4 81 (25.39%) Unix
5 78 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (23.82%) Python
7 69 (21.63%) Finance
8 66 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 59 (18.50%) VMware
10 57 (17.87%) JavaScript
11 56 (17.55%) DevOps
12 55 (17.24%) Red Hat
13 50 (15.67%) Perl
13 50 (15.67%) Git (software)
14 46 (14.42%) HTML
14 46 (14.42%) AIX
15 43 (13.48%) Scrum
16 40 (12.54%) Oracle
17 39 (12.23%) Spring
17 39 (12.23%) Jenkins
18 37 (11.60%) Ansible
18 37 (11.60%) CSS
19 35 (10.97%) IBM
19 35 (10.97%) Firewall
20 34 (10.66%) Apache
20 34 (10.66%) Software Engineering
20 34 (10.66%) Bash Shell
21 33 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
21 33 (10.34%) Solaris
21 33 (10.34%) Relational Database

Linux
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 34 (10.66%) Apache
2 27 (8.46%) JBoss
3 19 (5.96%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.39%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.13%) IIS
6 8 (2.51%) CMS
7 4 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.94%) Confluence
8 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.94%) Jadu
8 3 (0.94%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.94%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.63%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.63%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.31%) CICS
10 1 (0.31%) SAS
10 1 (0.31%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 11 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.51%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (3.13%) IaaS
3 10 (3.13%) PaaS
4 9 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.51%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.88%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (1.57%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.94%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.94%) Route 53
8 3 (0.94%) SaaS
9 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.31%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.31%) GitHub
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.97%) Firewall
2 24 (7.52%) TCP/IP
3 21 (6.58%) HTTP
4 18 (5.64%) SAN
5 16 (5.02%) SSL
6 15 (4.70%) DNS
7 13 (4.08%) Network Security
8 12 (3.76%) HTTPS
9 9 (2.82%) Internet
10 6 (1.88%) VXLAN
11 5 (1.57%) BIG-IP
11 5 (1.57%) DHCP
11 5 (1.57%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (1.57%) WAN
12 4 (1.25%) NAS
13 3 (0.94%) BGP
13 3 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (0.94%) OSPF
13 3 (0.94%) Spanning Tree
14 2 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 22 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 20 (6.27%) NoSQL
4 19 (5.96%) MySQL
5 14 (4.39%) RDBMS
6 13 (4.08%) Oracle Database
7 12 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (2.19%) DB2
10 5 (1.57%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.25%) Big Data
11 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.94%) SQLite
13 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.63%) GIS
13 2 (0.63%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 50 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 39 (12.23%) Jenkins
3 24 (7.52%) Subversion
4 23 (7.21%) JIRA
5 22 (6.90%) Maven
6 14 (4.39%) Selenium
6 14 (4.39%) WebDriver
7 11 (3.45%) MSI
8 10 (3.13%) Cucumber
8 10 (3.13%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.51%) Bugzilla
10 7 (2.19%) GitLab
10 7 (2.19%) JUnit
11 4 (1.25%) Gradle
11 4 (1.25%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.94%) Ant
12 3 (0.94%) Bower
13 2 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 69 (21.63%) Finance
2 29 (9.09%) Banking
3 22 (6.90%) Law
4 5 (1.57%) Retail
5 4 (1.25%) Marketing
6 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.63%) Publishing
6 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) French Language
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (23.20%) Developer
2 39 (12.23%) Java Developer
3 27 (8.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (7.52%) Administrator
4 24 (7.52%) Analyst
5 20 (6.27%) Consultant
6 17 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.02%) Software Engineer
7 16 (5.02%) Systems Engineer
7 16 (5.02%) Test Engineer
8 14 (4.39%) Java Engineer
9 13 (4.08%) Java Software Engineer
10 12 (3.76%) Linux Engineer
10 12 (3.76%) Production Manager
10 12 (3.76%) Web Manager
10 12 (3.76%) Web Production Manager
11 11 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 11 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.45%) Unix Administrator
12 10 (3.13%) AIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (14.42%) HTML
2 39 (12.23%) Spring
3 37 (11.60%) CSS
4 26 (8.15%) REST
5 24 (7.52%) Web Services
6 22 (6.90%) jQuery
7 21 (6.58%) J2EE
8 18 (5.64%) JMS
9 14 (4.39%) XML
10 13 (4.08%) RESTful
11 12 (3.76%) HTML5
11 12 (3.76%) JSON
11 12 (3.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (3.45%) SOAP
13 10 (3.13%) AngularJS
13 10 (3.13%) Ehcache
13 10 (3.13%) Java EE
13 10 (3.13%) JDBC
13 10 (3.13%) SAML
13 10 (3.13%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.40%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.21%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.27%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.76%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (2.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 6 (1.88%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.57%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.25%) Clustering
9 4 (1.25%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.94%) Blog
10 3 (0.94%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.63%) iSeries
11 2 (0.63%) Replication
11 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 90 (28.21%) Windows
2 81 (25.39%) Unix
3 66 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (14.42%) AIX
5 33 (10.34%) Solaris
6 23 (7.21%) Windows Server
7 20 (6.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (5.33%) Windows 7
9 14 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (4.08%) Windows 10
10 13 (4.08%) Windows XP
11 12 (3.76%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (2.19%) Android
12 7 (2.19%) Tru64
13 6 (1.88%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.94%) CentOS
14 3 (0.94%) HPUX
15 2 (0.63%) SUSE
15 2 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (24.45%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (17.55%) DevOps
3 43 (13.48%) Scrum
4 34 (10.66%) Software Engineering
5 22 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 20 (6.27%) Front End Development
6 20 (6.27%) SOA
7 19 (5.96%) BDD
7 19 (5.96%) OO
8 18 (5.64%) Web Development
9 17 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (5.33%) Microservices
9 17 (5.33%) Software Testing
10 15 (4.70%) Manual Testing
11 14 (4.39%) ITIL
11 14 (4.39%) Responsive Web Design
11 14 (4.39%) Software Distribution
11 14 (4.39%) Waterfall
11 14 (4.39%) Web Design
12 13 (4.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 116 (36.36%) Java
2 96 (30.09%) SQL
3 76 (23.82%) Python
4 57 (17.87%) JavaScript
5 50 (15.67%) Perl
6 34 (10.66%) Bash Shell
7 26 (8.15%) Shell Script
8 20 (6.27%) PowerShell
9 16 (5.02%) Ruby
10 14 (4.39%) VB
11 13 (4.08%) C#
12 11 (3.45%) Korn
12 11 (3.45%) Scala
12 11 (3.45%) Tcl
13 10 (3.13%) PHP
13 10 (3.13%) REXX
14 9 (2.82%) VBA
15 8 (2.51%) C++
16 6 (1.88%) XPath
16 6 (1.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (8.78%) Degree
2 27 (8.46%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.19%) CISSP
5 6 (1.88%) ISEB
6 5 (1.57%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.25%) SANS
7 4 (1.25%) VCAP
7 4 (1.25%) VCP6
8 3 (0.94%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.94%) CCNP
8 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.63%) CEH
9 2 (0.63%) CISM
9 2 (0.63%) EMC Certification
9 2 (0.63%) GIAC
9 2 (0.63%) MCSA
9 2 (0.63%) MCSE
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.57%) QA
3 1 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (7.21%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.02%) vSphere
4 15 (4.70%) Docker
5 10 (3.13%) NFS
6 8 (2.51%) PowerHA
7 5 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.94%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.94%) Squid
9 3 (0.94%) SRDF
9 3 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.63%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.31%) KVM
11 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.31%) zsh
Systems Management
1 37 (11.60%) Ansible
2 21 (6.58%) Puppet
3 17 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (4.39%) EMC NetWorker
5 13 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (3.45%) vRealize
7 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (1.88%) yum
8 5 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (1.57%) QRadar
9 4 (1.25%) SCCM
10 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (0.94%) SCOM
10 3 (0.94%) SELinux
10 3 (0.94%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.94%) WSUS
11 2 (0.63%) ArcSight ESM
11 2 (0.63%) Simpana
11 2 (0.63%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 59 (18.50%) VMware
2 55 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 40 (12.54%) Oracle
4 35 (10.97%) IBM
5 25 (7.84%) Microsoft
6 24 (7.52%) EMC
7 19 (5.96%) Cisco
8 15 (4.70%) HP
9 14 (4.39%) Sun
10 13 (4.08%) NetApp
11 11 (3.45%) CommVault
12 10 (3.13%) Splunk
13 8 (2.51%) CA Agile Central
14 7 (2.19%) Atlassian
14 7 (2.19%) Citrix
14 7 (2.19%) Veritas
15 6 (1.88%) Canon
15 6 (1.88%) Dell
15 6 (1.88%) F5
15 6 (1.88%) Sybase
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