Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 18 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 469 355 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 9.30% 8.19% 5.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.76% 34.57% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 168 153
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £288
90th Percentile £588 £461 £485
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 8
Scotland median hourly rate £22.25 £41.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.73% -25.45% +157.67%
10th Percentile £14.53 £14.79 £25.07
90th Percentile £29.78 £52.00 £60.25
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1003 1027 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.89% 23.70% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 578 589
Scotland median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £153 £161 £163
90th Percentile £550 £450 £473
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 38 41
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.85% -3.95% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.26 £42.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%

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 6 months to 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 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
Edinburgh +24 294 £450 +10.77% 12
Glasgow -5 147 £425 +6.25% 16
Fife -4 3 £320 +16.36% 1
Dundee - 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire +4 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire +3 2 £375 -6.25% 1
West Lothian +2 2 - -
South Ayrshire -1 2 £225 -5.26%
South Lanarkshire -2 2 £500 -
Aberdeen -14 2 £460 +60.00%
Stirling -8 1 - -
Moray - 1 £488 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £500 -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 176 (37.53%) Java
2 161 (34.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 154 (32.84%) Finance
4 145 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (28.57%) Python
6 133 (28.36%) Windows
7 126 (26.87%) Unix
8 119 (25.37%) Ansible
9 113 (24.09%) Perl
10 111 (23.67%) Git (software)
11 108 (23.03%) SQL
11 108 (23.03%) Jenkins
12 105 (22.39%) Puppet
13 104 (22.17%) DevOps
14 95 (20.26%) Continuous Integration
15 84 (17.91%) Web Services
16 82 (17.48%) Spring
17 79 (16.84%) Configuration Management
18 77 (16.42%) Firewall
19 76 (16.20%) RESTful
20 70 (14.93%) JavaScript
21 67 (14.29%) Oracle
21 67 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
22 65 (13.86%) VMware
23 58 (12.37%) Opscode Chef
24 56 (11.94%) Red Hat
25 55 (11.73%) Software Engineering
26 51 (10.87%) Scrum
26 51 (10.87%) Microsoft
26 51 (10.87%) Docker

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 41 (8.74%) Tomcat
2 34 (7.25%) Apache
2 34 (7.25%) JBoss
3 24 (5.12%) IIS
4 14 (2.99%) Apache Spark
5 13 (2.77%) CMS
5 13 (2.77%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.92%) Drupal
7 9 (1.92%) nginx
8 8 (1.71%) Confluence
9 7 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.85%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.85%) Jupyter
11 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.43%) FileNet
13 2 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.62%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 67 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (7.04%) GitHub
4 23 (4.90%) OpenShift
5 11 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.35%) PaaS
6 9 (1.92%) IaaS
7 5 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.85%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.64%) npm
9 3 (0.64%) SaaS
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.21%) Datadog
11 1 (0.21%) Office 365
11 1 (0.21%) Route 53
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (16.42%) Firewall
2 38 (8.10%) DNS
3 25 (5.33%) TCP/IP
4 21 (4.48%) SAN
5 16 (3.41%) VPN
6 14 (2.99%) HTTP
6 14 (2.99%) Internet
6 14 (2.99%) LDAP
7 12 (2.56%) SSL
8 8 (1.71%) WAN
9 7 (1.49%) DHCP
9 7 (1.49%) LAN
10 6 (1.28%) BIG-IP
10 6 (1.28%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.28%) SNMP
10 6 (1.28%) SSH
11 5 (1.07%) FTP
11 5 (1.07%) SMTP
12 4 (0.85%) BGP
12 4 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.02%) Relational Database
2 33 (7.04%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 28 (5.97%) RDBMS
4 24 (5.12%) DB2
5 19 (4.05%) Big Data
6 17 (3.62%) MongoDB
7 16 (3.41%) MySQL
8 12 (2.56%) Parquet
9 11 (2.35%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.13%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.49%) SQLite
12 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.85%) GIS
13 4 (0.85%) Sybase ASE
14 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.64%) Oracle9i Database
15 2 (0.43%) MSDE
15 2 (0.43%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 111 (23.67%) Git (software)
2 108 (23.03%) Jenkins
3 41 (8.74%) GitLab
4 34 (7.25%) JIRA
4 34 (7.25%) Maven
5 31 (6.61%) Cucumber
5 31 (6.61%) Mockito
6 18 (3.84%) Artifactory
7 17 (3.62%) JUnit
8 16 (3.41%) Ant
8 16 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (2.99%) Gradle
9 14 (2.99%) Subversion
10 12 (2.56%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.71%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.71%) Grunt
12 7 (1.49%) Selenium
12 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.07%) Hudson
13 5 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 154 (32.84%) Finance
2 45 (9.59%) Banking
3 27 (5.76%) Law
4 20 (4.26%) Publishing
5 15 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.49%) Front Office
7 6 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.28%) Marketing
8 5 (1.07%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 132 (28.14%) Developer
2 63 (13.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 55 (11.73%) Java Developer
4 34 (7.25%) Java Engineer
5 30 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (5.97%) Cloud Engineer
7 26 (5.54%) Linux Engineer
8 25 (5.33%) Analyst
8 25 (5.33%) Consultant
9 22 (4.69%) Security Engineer
10 19 (4.05%) Splunk Engineer
11 17 (3.62%) Python Developer
12 16 (3.41%) Administrator
12 16 (3.41%) Architect
12 16 (3.41%) Software Engineer
13 15 (3.20%) HTML Developer
13 15 (3.20%) Senior Developer
14 14 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
15 11 (2.35%) JavaScript Developer
15 11 (2.35%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (17.91%) Web Services
2 82 (17.48%) Spring
3 76 (16.20%) RESTful
4 49 (10.45%) JSON
5 46 (9.81%) HTML
6 38 (8.10%) REST
7 35 (7.46%) AngularJS
8 32 (6.82%) CSS
9 28 (5.97%) JMX
10 26 (5.54%) XML
11 23 (4.90%) .NET
12 20 (4.26%) jQuery
12 20 (4.26%) Middleware
13 19 (4.05%) Kafka
14 18 (3.84%) HTML5
14 18 (3.84%) SOAP
15 16 (3.41%) Hibernate
16 15 (3.20%) CSS3
17 13 (2.77%) Java EE
17 13 (2.77%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.68%) Computer Science
2 27 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.76%) PKI
3 25 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.99%) Public Cloud
5 14 (2.99%) Virtual Team
6 13 (2.77%) Client/Server
7 12 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.92%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.71%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.71%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.71%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 7 (1.49%) DataPower
10 7 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.07%) Clustering
11 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 161 (34.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 133 (28.36%) Windows
3 126 (26.87%) Unix
4 41 (8.74%) Windows Server
5 32 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.26%) Solaris
7 19 (4.05%) AIX
8 14 (2.99%) CentOS
9 6 (1.28%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.07%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.64%) DC/OS
12 3 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.43%) Tru64
13 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (22.17%) DevOps
3 95 (20.26%) Continuous Integration
4 79 (16.84%) Configuration Management
5 55 (11.73%) Software Engineering
6 51 (10.87%) Scrum
7 49 (10.45%) Test Automation
8 45 (9.59%) SDLC
9 34 (7.25%) Microservices
10 32 (6.82%) TDD
11 31 (6.61%) SOA
12 29 (6.18%) Continuous Delivery
12 29 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (5.97%) ITIL
13 28 (5.97%) OO
14 25 (5.33%) High Availability
15 24 (5.12%) Open Source
16 23 (4.90%) Task Automation
16 23 (4.90%) Web Development
17 22 (4.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (37.53%) Java
2 134 (28.57%) Python
3 113 (24.09%) Perl
4 108 (23.03%) SQL
5 70 (14.93%) JavaScript
6 50 (10.66%) Bash Shell
7 47 (10.02%) PowerShell
8 34 (7.25%) Ruby
9 24 (5.12%) C++
10 20 (4.26%) PHP
10 20 (4.26%) Shell Script
11 18 (3.84%) C#
12 11 (2.35%) Scala
13 8 (1.71%) C
14 7 (1.49%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.28%) Go
15 6 (1.28%) Korn
16 5 (1.07%) VBScript
17 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (6.61%) Degree
2 26 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (3.84%) CISSP
5 15 (3.20%) CEH
5 15 (3.20%) SANS
6 11 (2.35%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.28%) CCNP
7 6 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.07%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.85%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.43%) CCNA
11 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.43%) MCSA
11 2 (0.43%) OCP
11 2 (0.43%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (3.84%) QA
3 16 (3.41%) GDPR
4 13 (2.77%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.43%) SLA
7 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.21%) EMIR
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 51 (10.87%) Docker
2 39 (8.32%) Active Directory
3 29 (6.18%) vSphere
4 20 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.35%) VMware NSX
6 9 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.07%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (0.64%) NFS
9 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.43%) Squid
10 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.21%) GPFS
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.21%) Postfix
11 1 (0.21%) RHEV
11 1 (0.21%) Samba
11 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 119 (25.37%) Ansible
2 105 (22.39%) Puppet
3 58 (12.37%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (4.69%) Kubernetes
5 15 (3.20%) SCCM
6 10 (2.13%) IBM BigFix
6 10 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (1.92%) Packer
8 8 (1.71%) Nagios
8 8 (1.71%) SCOM
8 8 (1.71%) SELinux
9 6 (1.28%) Netcool
10 5 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.07%) Rundeck
10 5 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.85%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.85%) Graphite
11 4 (0.85%) HAProxy
11 4 (0.85%) Icinga
11 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 67 (14.29%) Oracle
2 65 (13.86%) VMware
3 56 (11.94%) Red Hat
4 51 (10.87%) Microsoft
5 31 (6.61%) Splunk
5 31 (6.61%) Sybase
6 24 (5.12%) IBM
6 24 (5.12%) Symantec
7 20 (4.26%) Perforce
8 19 (4.05%) HP
9 15 (3.20%) Cisco
10 14 (2.99%) Google
11 13 (2.77%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.77%) Citrix
12 12 (2.56%) Dell
13 11 (2.35%) EMC
14 10 (2.13%) F5
15 9 (1.92%) SAP
16 8 (1.71%) Adobe
16 8 (1.71%) Twitter