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 29 June 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.

Linux
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 15 26
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11  
Contract jobs citing Linux 189 296 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 8.58% 10.01% 5.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 36.36% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 148 68
Scotland median daily rate £425 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.10% +2.93%  
10th Percentile £308 £300 £259
90th Percentile £538 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Scotland median hourly rate - £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 504 814 556
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 22.87% 27.52% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 1236 606
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +5.42%  
10th Percentile £120 £213 £113
90th Percentile £488 £492 £455
UK median daily rate £408 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +4.48% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 96 99
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.94% +105.71%  
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.10 £41.00 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 29 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 +13 112 £425 +6.25% 25
Glasgow -6 59 £400 - 21
Renfrewshire +16 6 £415 +29.48%
Fife +1 1 - -
West Lothian -3 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Moray - 1 £488 -
Aberdeen - 1 £520 - 1
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 147 (38.79%) Java
2 118 (31.13%) Unix
3 106 (27.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 99 (26.12%) SQL
5 97 (25.59%) Windows
6 94 (24.80%) Python
7 93 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (22.96%) Finance
9 76 (20.05%) Ansible
10 74 (19.53%) Red Hat
11 72 (19.00%) DevOps
12 62 (16.36%) VMware
12 62 (16.36%) Git (software)
13 58 (15.30%) Jenkins
14 53 (13.98%) Scrum
14 53 (13.98%) Perl
15 51 (13.46%) JavaScript
16 50 (13.19%) AIX
17 48 (12.66%) Spring
18 45 (11.87%) Docker
19 44 (11.61%) Bash Shell
19 44 (11.61%) Puppet
20 40 (10.55%) Oracle
21 39 (10.29%) Web Services
21 39 (10.29%) Firewall
22 36 (9.50%) Relational Database
22 36 (9.50%) Shell Script
22 36 (9.50%) Amazon AWS
23 35 (9.23%) Test Automation
23 35 (9.23%) Software Engineering

Linux
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 25 (6.60%) JBoss
2 20 (5.28%) Tomcat
3 19 (5.01%) Apache
4 17 (4.49%) WebSphere
5 11 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.58%) IIS
7 5 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.06%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.79%) CMS
9 3 (0.79%) Confluence
9 3 (0.79%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.79%) SAS
9 3 (0.79%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.53%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.50%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.80%) OpenShift
3 13 (3.43%) PaaS
4 12 (3.17%) GitHub
5 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.53%) IaaS
7 2 (0.53%) Route 53
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.26%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.29%) Firewall
2 24 (6.33%) TCP/IP
3 21 (5.54%) SSL
4 19 (5.01%) HTTP
5 16 (4.22%) HTTPS
6 15 (3.96%) SAN
7 13 (3.43%) WAN
8 9 (2.37%) DNS
8 9 (2.37%) LAN
9 8 (2.11%) Network Security
10 6 (1.58%) Internet
10 6 (1.58%) VXLAN
11 4 (1.06%) SSH
12 3 (0.79%) LDAP
12 3 (0.79%) Skype
12 3 (0.79%) SNMP
12 3 (0.79%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.79%) VPN
13 2 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.53%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.50%) Relational Database
2 25 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.80%) MySQL
4 21 (5.54%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (5.28%) RDBMS
6 14 (3.69%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.37%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.85%) DB2
9 6 (1.58%) Big Data
10 5 (1.32%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.79%) Parquet
11 3 (0.79%) SQLite
12 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.53%) KDB
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 62 (16.36%) Git (software)
2 58 (15.30%) Jenkins
3 30 (7.92%) JIRA
4 26 (6.86%) GitLab
5 23 (6.07%) Subversion
6 20 (5.28%) Selenium
7 19 (5.01%) Cucumber
8 17 (4.49%) Maven
9 14 (3.69%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (3.43%) MSI
10 13 (3.43%) WebDriver
11 12 (3.17%) Artifactory
12 11 (2.90%) SoapUI
13 9 (2.37%) Bugzilla
13 9 (2.37%) Grunt
14 8 (2.11%) JUnit
14 8 (2.11%) Mockito
15 4 (1.06%) Bitbucket
16 3 (0.79%) Bower
16 3 (0.79%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 87 (22.96%) Finance
2 34 (8.97%) Banking
3 22 (5.80%) Law
4 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
4 3 (0.79%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.53%) Front Office
5 2 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.26%) French Language
6 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.26%) Publishing
6 1 (0.26%) Retail
6 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (24.80%) Developer
2 45 (11.87%) Java Developer
3 39 (10.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (7.39%) Consultant
5 25 (6.60%) Analyst
6 22 (5.80%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
7 16 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (4.22%) Test Engineer
8 14 (3.69%) Administrator
9 13 (3.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 13 (3.43%) Linux Specialist
10 12 (3.17%) Test Analyst
11 11 (2.90%) Junior
11 11 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (2.90%) Software Engineer
12 10 (2.64%) Java Engineer
12 10 (2.64%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (2.64%) Technical Engineer
13 9 (2.37%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.66%) Spring
2 39 (10.29%) Web Services
3 34 (8.97%) HTML
4 32 (8.44%) CSS
5 23 (6.07%) J2EE
5 23 (6.07%) REST
6 20 (5.28%) JSON
7 19 (5.01%) RESTful
8 17 (4.49%) AngularJS
8 17 (4.49%) JMS
9 16 (4.22%) SOAP
10 13 (3.43%) Java EE
10 13 (3.43%) JDBC
11 12 (3.17%) Gherkin
11 12 (3.17%) jQuery
12 11 (2.90%) Apache Camel
12 11 (2.90%) Apache CXF
12 11 (2.90%) XML
13 10 (2.64%) J2SE
13 10 (2.64%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.71%) Linux Command Line
2 30 (7.92%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.01%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.75%) Data Centre
6 13 (3.43%) Private Cloud
7 12 (3.17%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.90%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 8 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.85%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.06%) DataPower
12 4 (1.06%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.06%) Internet of Things
12 4 (1.06%) Replication
13 3 (0.79%) Clustering
13 3 (0.79%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 118 (31.13%) Unix
2 106 (27.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 97 (25.59%) Windows
4 50 (13.19%) AIX
5 24 (6.33%) Windows Server
6 19 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (4.49%) Solaris
9 15 (3.96%) Windows 7
10 14 (3.69%) Windows 10
11 13 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (3.43%) Windows XP
12 10 (2.64%) Tru64
13 6 (1.58%) Android
14 5 (1.32%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.06%) Debian
16 3 (0.79%) CentOS
16 3 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
17 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
18 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (19.00%) DevOps
3 53 (13.98%) Scrum
4 35 (9.23%) Software Engineering
4 35 (9.23%) Test Automation
5 23 (6.07%) SOA
6 22 (5.80%) Configuration Management
7 21 (5.54%) Front End Development
8 18 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (4.75%) Kanban
8 18 (4.75%) Patch Management
9 16 (4.22%) Microservices
9 16 (4.22%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 16 (4.22%) Web Development
10 15 (3.96%) BDD
10 15 (3.96%) OO
10 15 (3.96%) Pair Programming
10 15 (3.96%) Software Testing
11 14 (3.69%) Continuous Deployment
11 14 (3.69%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (38.79%) Java
2 99 (26.12%) SQL
3 94 (24.80%) Python
4 53 (13.98%) Perl
5 51 (13.46%) JavaScript
6 44 (11.61%) Bash Shell
7 36 (9.50%) Shell Script
8 22 (5.80%) Ruby
9 21 (5.54%) PowerShell
10 20 (5.28%) C++
11 17 (4.49%) PHP
12 15 (3.96%) Scala
13 14 (3.69%) VB
14 13 (3.43%) Tcl
15 12 (3.17%) C
15 12 (3.17%) REXX
16 11 (2.90%) C#
17 8 (2.11%) Go
18 7 (1.85%) Korn
18 7 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.33%) Degree
3 16 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.11%) CISSP
5 6 (1.58%) SANS
5 6 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.32%) ISEB
6 5 (1.32%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.06%) VCAP
7 4 (1.06%) VCP6
8 3 (0.79%) CEH
9 2 (0.53%) CCNA
9 2 (0.53%) CCNP
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.53%) EMC Certification
9 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.53%) MCSA
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.32%) QA
3 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (11.87%) Docker
2 34 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.64%) vSphere
5 8 (2.11%) Squid
5 8 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.32%) GPFS
6 5 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.06%) Apache Flume
7 4 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.53%) RHEV
9 2 (0.53%) SRDF
9 2 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.53%) XenApp
10 1 (0.26%) LXC
10 1 (0.26%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.26%) Samba
Systems Management
1 76 (20.05%) Ansible
2 44 (11.61%) Puppet
3 28 (7.39%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (5.54%) EMC NetWorker
5 17 (4.49%) Kubernetes
6 14 (3.69%) Red Hat Satellite
7 13 (3.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (3.17%) SELinux
8 12 (3.17%) vRealize
9 8 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (2.11%) SCOM
9 8 (2.11%) vCenter Server
10 6 (1.58%) SCCM
10 6 (1.58%) yum
11 5 (1.32%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.32%) Xymon
12 3 (0.79%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.79%) Graphite
12 3 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (0.79%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 74 (19.53%) Red Hat
2 62 (16.36%) VMware
3 40 (10.55%) Oracle
4 32 (8.44%) EMC
5 24 (6.33%) IBM
5 24 (6.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.17%) Cisco
7 10 (2.64%) Splunk
7 10 (2.64%) Sybase
8 9 (2.37%) ArcSight
8 9 (2.37%) CA Agile Central
9 8 (2.11%) HP
9 8 (2.11%) McAfee
9 8 (2.11%) Tripwire
10 7 (1.85%) Citrix
10 7 (1.85%) Intel
10 7 (1.85%) Perforce
11 6 (1.58%) Symantec
12 5 (1.32%) Black Duck
13 4 (1.06%) CyberArk
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