Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 12 16
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 332 355 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.34% 9.39% 8.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.54% 40.11% 35.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 181 249
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £274 £265 £305
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £490 £460 £435
% change year-on-year +6.52% +5.75% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 11
Scotland median hourly rate £14.25 £52.17 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.69% +44.92% +9.09%
10th Percentile £12.75 £29.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £52.17 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00

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 1,087 885 1,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.76% 23.41% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 456 715
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £163 £144 £184
90th Percentile £492 £478 £480
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 34
Scotland median hourly rate £15.63 £16.68 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.32% -55.52% +28.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.32 £13.38
90th Percentile £21.38 £52.17 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.64% -2.94% +5.20%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 +4 155 £400 - 32
Edinburgh -18 144 £450 +20.00% 37
Renfrewshire -39 11 £300 -27.71% 4
Fife +7 9 £338 +5.47% 2
Stirling -4 3 £500 +53.85% 3
West Lothian +2 2 £275 -47.62% 6
West Dunbartonshire 0 2 £363 -
Aberdeen +10 1 - - 2
Moray +4 1 £470 +21.29%
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Linux.

1 127 (38.25%) Unix
2 106 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (30.12%) Java
4 88 (26.51%) Windows
5 85 (25.60%) Finance
5 85 (25.60%) Python
6 84 (25.30%) DevOps
7 81 (24.40%) Ansible
8 72 (21.69%) SQL
9 68 (20.48%) Jenkins
10 66 (19.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 66 (19.88%) Git (software)
11 54 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
12 50 (15.06%) Relational Database
12 50 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (14.46%) JavaScript
14 45 (13.55%) Configuration Management
15 42 (12.65%) Web Services
16 40 (12.05%) Puppet
17 39 (11.75%) VMware
18 38 (11.45%) Test Automation
19 37 (11.14%) Oracle
19 37 (11.14%) Red Hat
20 36 (10.84%) Spring
20 36 (10.84%) Docker
20 36 (10.84%) AngularJS
21 34 (10.24%) SOAP
22 33 (9.94%) Perl
22 33 (9.94%) Microsoft
23 32 (9.64%) Shell Script

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 11 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.71%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.41%) Apache
3 8 (2.41%) IBM Domino
3 8 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (1.81%) Confluence
5 6 (1.81%) IBM Notes
5 6 (1.81%) IIS
5 6 (1.81%) JBoss
5 6 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.81%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.51%) GeoServer
6 5 (1.51%) IBM Connections
6 5 (1.51%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.20%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.90%) Alfresco
8 3 (0.90%) CMS
8 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.90%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.60%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.60%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 54 (16.27%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.12%) IaaS
4 15 (4.52%) PaaS
5 12 (3.61%) GitHub
6 10 (3.01%) OpenShift
7 9 (2.71%) Office 365
8 8 (2.41%) SaaS
9 7 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (1.51%) Heroku
12 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.90%) npm
13 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.60%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.60%) Datadog
13 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.30%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.04%) Firewall
2 26 (7.83%) HTTP
3 24 (7.23%) SAN
4 19 (5.72%) DNS
5 16 (4.82%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.22%) DHCP
7 10 (3.01%) VPN
8 7 (2.11%) WAN
9 6 (1.81%) LAN
9 6 (1.81%) VLAN
10 5 (1.51%) HSPA
10 5 (1.51%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.20%) Skype
11 4 (1.20%) SMS
11 4 (1.20%) SSL
12 3 (0.90%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (0.90%) Wireless
13 2 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.60%) Spanning Tree
13 2 (0.60%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (15.06%) Relational Database
2 26 (7.83%) SQL Server
3 20 (6.02%) NoSQL
4 16 (4.82%) DB2
4 16 (4.82%) MySQL
5 15 (4.52%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.52%) RDBMS
6 12 (3.61%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.01%) Big Data
8 8 (2.41%) GIS
8 8 (2.41%) Ingres
9 7 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.81%) QGIS
11 5 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.51%) Neo4j
11 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.51%) OrientDB
12 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (20.48%) Jenkins
2 66 (19.88%) Git (software)
3 31 (9.34%) JIRA
4 17 (5.12%) Maven
5 16 (4.82%) TeamCity
6 15 (4.52%) Subversion
7 11 (3.31%) GitLab
8 10 (3.01%) Artifactory
8 10 (3.01%) Selenium
8 10 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (2.71%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.71%) GoCD
10 8 (2.41%) Gradle
11 7 (2.11%) Bitbucket
11 7 (2.11%) Mockito
12 6 (1.81%) IBM UrbanCode
13 5 (1.51%) JUnit
13 5 (1.51%) Vagrant
14 4 (1.20%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.90%) Ant
General
1 85 (25.60%) Finance
2 24 (7.23%) Banking
3 4 (1.20%) Publishing
4 3 (0.90%) Legal
5 2 (0.60%) Billing
5 2 (0.60%) Front Office
5 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) Back Office
6 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.30%) Games
6 1 (0.30%) Law
6 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.30%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (26.51%) Developer
2 52 (15.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (12.65%) Java Developer
4 36 (10.84%) Administrator
5 28 (8.43%) Analyst
6 21 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (6.02%) Architect
7 20 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (3.92%) Test Analyst
9 11 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
9 11 (3.31%) Full Stack Developer
10 10 (3.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.01%) AWS Engineer
10 10 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
10 10 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (2.71%) Designer
11 9 (2.71%) Java Engineer
11 9 (2.71%) Scala Developer
11 9 (2.71%) Software Engineer
12 8 (2.41%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.65%) Web Services
2 36 (10.84%) AngularJS
2 36 (10.84%) Spring
3 34 (10.24%) SOAP
4 30 (9.04%) RESTful
5 27 (8.13%) HTML
6 22 (6.63%) CSS
6 22 (6.63%) JSON
7 21 (6.33%) REST
8 18 (5.42%) XML
9 15 (4.52%) Elastic Stack
9 15 (4.52%) HTML5
10 13 (3.92%) Akka
11 12 (3.61%) Play Framework
11 12 (3.61%) React
12 11 (3.31%) Middleware
12 11 (3.31%) PostGIS
13 10 (3.01%) Spring Boot
14 9 (2.71%) Kafka
14 9 (2.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.42%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.11%) Clustering
5 7 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.81%) Equities
7 5 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.51%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.20%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.90%) CMDB
9 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.90%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.90%) PKI
9 3 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 127 (38.25%) Unix
2 88 (26.51%) Windows
3 66 (19.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (8.73%) AIX
5 28 (8.43%) Windows Server
6 14 (4.22%) Solaris
7 7 (2.11%) CentOS
7 7 (2.11%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.51%) HPUX
9 4 (1.20%) Android
9 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.20%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.90%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.90%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (31.93%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (25.30%) DevOps
3 50 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
4 45 (13.55%) Configuration Management
5 38 (11.45%) Test Automation
6 32 (9.64%) TDD
7 31 (9.34%) ITIL
7 31 (9.34%) Scrum
8 30 (9.04%) Continuous Delivery
9 28 (8.43%) SDLC
10 25 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (7.23%) BDD
11 24 (7.23%) OO
12 20 (6.02%) Analytics
12 20 (6.02%) Waterfall
13 19 (5.72%) Kanban
13 19 (5.72%) Mentoring
13 19 (5.72%) Service Management
14 18 (5.42%) High Availability
15 17 (5.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 100 (30.12%) Java
2 85 (25.60%) Python
3 72 (21.69%) SQL
4 48 (14.46%) JavaScript
5 33 (9.94%) Perl
6 32 (9.64%) Shell Script
7 18 (5.42%) Bash Shell
8 17 (5.12%) Ruby
9 14 (4.22%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.22%) Scala
10 13 (3.92%) Java 8
11 6 (1.81%) Go
11 6 (1.81%) PHP
12 4 (1.20%) Ingres ABF
13 3 (0.90%) C#
13 3 (0.90%) C++
14 2 (0.60%) C
14 2 (0.60%) ES6
14 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.72%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.22%) Degree
4 10 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.81%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.51%) CISSP
6 5 (1.51%) ISEB
7 4 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.20%) OSCP
8 3 (0.90%) CEH
8 3 (0.90%) CISM
8 3 (0.90%) SANS
9 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.60%) HND
9 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.30%) CCNA
10 1 (0.30%) CCNP
10 1 (0.30%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (2.41%) SLA
3 7 (2.11%) QA
4 5 (1.51%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) GCP
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (10.84%) Docker
2 29 (8.73%) Active Directory
3 27 (8.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (2.41%) vSphere
6 5 (1.51%) GeoWebCache
6 5 (1.51%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.60%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.60%) Firmware
8 2 (0.60%) NFS
8 2 (0.60%) RHEV
8 2 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.60%) XenApp
9 1 (0.30%) iptables
9 1 (0.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 81 (24.40%) Ansible
2 40 (12.05%) Puppet
3 18 (5.42%) Terraform
4 17 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (4.22%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.41%) SCCM
7 7 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (2.11%) SELinux
8 6 (1.81%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.51%) Control-M
9 5 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (1.20%) Graphite
10 4 (1.20%) Icinga
10 4 (1.20%) Packer
10 4 (1.20%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.90%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.90%) Nagios
11 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (11.75%) VMware
2 37 (11.14%) Oracle
2 37 (11.14%) Red Hat
3 33 (9.94%) Microsoft
4 22 (6.63%) Splunk
5 19 (5.72%) IBM
6 10 (3.01%) Cisco
6 10 (3.01%) Citrix
6 10 (3.01%) HP
7 7 (2.11%) CheckPoint
7 7 (2.11%) F5
7 7 (2.11%) Sybase
8 6 (1.81%) Palo Alto
8 6 (1.81%) Sophos
9 5 (1.51%) EMC
9 5 (1.51%) Symantec
9 5 (1.51%) Veritas
10 4 (1.20%) Adobe
10 4 (1.20%) Dell
10 4 (1.20%) NetApp